The core strategy of TLRP’s Phase 2 Capacity Building activities is to work with authentic social networks of educational research communities in order better to embed capacity building activity in sustainable ways. The importance of such a ‘social practices’ model of capacity building was one of the key outcomes of the work of the Phase 1 Research Capacity Building Network at Cardiff University.
To take this forward, TLRP aims to work closely with the British Educational Research Association, and other learned societies.
TLRP also works in partnership with the Scottish Applied Educational Research Scheme which is developing research capacity through fostering networks researching Learners, Learning and Teaching; Schools Management and Governance and Schools and Social Capital.
A major focus for TLRP's networking activity is the development of free on-line capacity building resources. Customised versions are being created with:
Discussions are ongoing with other such groups to foster cognate developments and their use in educational research communities across the UK.
TLRP is also collaborating in the development of the the UK Educational Evidence Portal which helps people interested in education find educational evidence from a range of reputable sources using a single search.