Our research on ‘Knowledge into Action in Education’ for Education Scotland


In 2014, Education Scotland commissioned researchers from the Robert Owen Centre at the University of Glasgow, led by Professor Christopher Chapman, to work on a research and development project focusing on ‘Knowledge into Action’. The project explored the processes by which knowledge from research and other sources can influence action across the education system in Scotland.

This project involved a literature review and initial research into four pilot projects. The aim was to develop and test evidence-based models that support the effective translation of knowledge into action within the Scottish education system, with a particular focus on building capacity to support Education Scotland’s role as the national improvement agency for education.

The findings of this research are now published, and you can find the report and more details about the project by clicking on the link below:

Knowledge into Action in Education project



We are the Network for Social and Educational Equity, based in the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change at the University of Glasgow. We work with governments, educational institutions, local authorities and teachers to promote educational change.

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About NSEE

The Network for Social and Educational Equity (NSEE) is part of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change (ROC) at the University of Glasgow.

It works in collaboration with schools, local authorities, Education Scotland and partner services to tackle the poverty-related attainment gap in young people’s education.

NSEE helps schools to use appropriate evidence and data within collaborative working approaches to critically examine context and current arrangements, make changes based on evidence, monitor the impact of these changes and reflect on what they learn.

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