Research in practice

We are currently undertaking a wide range of research projects with partners from community groups, schools, early years settings, other universities, colleges and outdoor organisations. Behind each of the tiles in this strand you will find an example of collaborative partnership working. Each project aims to improve our understanding of teaching and learning in a different context.

For further information about UPPScale Research Partnerships please contact: 

Dr Jan Georgeson
Associate Professor of Education

Current research projects

International research projects

UPPScale Erasmus+ project

The UPPscale Erasmus+ project aims to create an innovative, non-hierarchical space for sustainable, collaborative transnational working that responds to the needs and interests of educators in early years settings, schools and universities. The project will be undertaken by five national partnerships of an HEI and a school/early years setting from Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, England and Spain, with a four-phase methodology.

Find out more about the Erasmus+ project

Past research projects

Beyond Words – the unspoken and non-verbal in inclusive music practice

Every day, Plymouth Music Zone uses the transforming power of music to reach out to a diverse range of people, many of whom struggle to communicate using words. Music becomes the main communication and reveals some beautiful things in the process. This film gives a gentle insight into a two-year research partnership project to discover the impact of the unspoken in music making and ways to include those who struggle to communicate with words.

The Beyond Words project is a partnership between Plymouth Music Zone and Plymouth University Institute of Education with Professor Jocey Quinn and Claudia Blandon leading the academic team. Read the Beyond Words report.