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Centre for Cross Curricular Initiatives

The CCCI has a distinguished national and international record for its innovative work

As a research and development centre, the CCCI is concerned with personal and social development for a sustainable future. It produces high quality research and publications, creates networking opportunities for experts through conferences and seminars and offers training and consultancy to both individuals and large organisations. 

The CCCI forms part of the activity of LSBU's Centre for Educational Research, which in turn is overseen by our Institute for Social Sciences Research.

The centre is committed to developing educational policy and practice that promotes understanding of:

  • global citizenship and sustainable development education
  • cultural harmony and conflict resolution
  • democratic schooling
  • the personal and social development of young people in schools

Part of a strong working partnership

At the heart of CCCI is a long-standing commitment to working with practitioners on research and curriculum development. Partnerships operate at a local, national and international level with organisations that include:

  • non-government organisations such as the World Wide Fund for Nature, Oxfam Education and Development Educational Centres
  • schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions
  • local authorities
  • government bodies in the UK and overseas
  • trade unions

The CCCI also manages the Teacher Education for Equity and Sustainability (TEESNet), formally known as the UK Teacher Education Network for education, sustainable development and global citizenship. If you are looking for training through TEESNET we can tailor it to meet the specific needs of your organisation. For further information on training and consultancy contact the Senior School Administrator: Education by emailing hatta@lsbu.ac.uk or call 020 7815 8169.

High Impact Research

The centre leads or takes part in a number of high impact research projects that add real vibrancy to our academic offer. We also return findings and practices to the classroom so our students and researchers receive maximum benefit from it.

Below is an overview of current research. Also, see an overview of related published work.

European Commission Project: Exploring Interethnic Violence and Children's Rights in the School Environment
This EU-funded, international research project focuses on exploring interethnic and intercultural conflict and violence in schools among children and young people. It involves a number of LSBU academics and those from a range of European countries. Read more about the work into interethnic violence and children's rights.
Sustainable Development Education in Initial Teacher Training.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have commissioned the CCCI to undertake a research and development project to explore ways of embodying Sustainable Development Education in the training of new teachers. This collaborative project is between LSBU and Goldsmiths College.
Global Dimensions in the Curriculum
CCCI has been part of the London and South East Regions Global Dimensions project funded by DfID. The Centre focussed on Initial Teacher Training and worked with a range of ITT providers to develop research and development projects to enhance the provision for global dimensions in the curriculum of new teachers.
The Personal and Social Development of Young People in Schools
Ofsted commissioned CCCI to undertake national research into the quality of Ofsted inspections with respect to provision for young peoples' personal and social development.
Citizenship and Social Democracy
The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) commissioned CCCI to undertake national research into the effectiveness of school councils in promoting citizenship in schools.
Conflict Resolution
Tower Hamlets LEA commissioned CCCI to evaluate conflict resolution initiatives in secondary schools in the borough.
Evaluation of Digital Media Arts Project at Lister Community School
CCCI was commissioned to evaluate a NESTA funded Key Stage 3 project involving Year 8 students making short films.
Cultural Harmony
CCCI was commissioned by Newham LEA to undertake research into young peoples' understandings of cultural harmony in secondary schools. This was part of Newham's Diversity Pathfinder Project funded by the DfES. The research had a number of strands.
Research into young peoples' understanding of cultural harmony and their views as to what schools generally could do to promote student voices Providing research training for young people in the schools to enable them to undertake further research into cultural harmony in their schools.

Research degree opportunities

The centre is located within LSBU's Centre for Education and School Partnerships which offers exciting opportunities for taught postgraduate degrees for awards of MPhil/PhD (by research) or MSc. Study part-time or full-time in a range of areas and be taught by academic staff who have direct expertise.

The wide range of research activities in the School of Law and Social Sciences, together with the mix of academic staff, post-doctoral research fellows and visiting professors, allows us to offer a stimulating and diverse postgraduate environment. Read more about Research Degrees at LSBU

Contact us

Prof Sally Inman
Head of Centre for Cross Curricular Initiatives
Tel: 020 7815 8125
Email: inmansj@lsbu.ac.uk

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