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Nunes Book Improving Learning Series

Books in the Improving Learning series are explicitly designed to support “evidence-informed” decisions in educational practice and policymaking. In particular, they combine rigorous social and educational science with high awareness of the significance of the issues being researched.

Each book provides a concise, accessible, and definitive overview of innovative findings from a TLRP investment. If more advanced information is required, the books may be used as a gateway to academic journals, monographs, websites, etc. On the other hand, shorter summaries and research briefings on key findings are also available via the program’s website at

Published Books

Improving What is Learned at University: An Exploration of the Social and Organisational Diversity of University Education

By John Brennan, Robert Edmunds, Muir Houston, David Jary, Yann Lebeau, Michael Osborne, John T.E. Richardson
December 2009

Improving Learning in a Professional Context: A Research Perspective on the New Teacher in School
Edited by Jim McNally, Allan Blake
September 2009

Improving Learning by Widening Participation in Higher Education
Edited by Miriam E. David, Ann-Marie Bathmaker, Gill Crozier, Pauline Davis, Hubert Ertl, Alison Fuller, Geoff Hayward, Sue Heath, Chris Hockings, Gareth Parry, Diane Reay, Anna Vignoles, Julian Williams
September 2009

Improving Literacy by Teaching Morphemes
By Terezinha Nunes, Peter Bryant

Improving Workplace Learning
By Karen Evans, Phil Hodkinson, Helen Rainbird, Lorna Unwin

Improving Schools, Developing Inclusion
By Mel Ainscow, Tony Booth, Alan Dyson

Improving Subject Teaching: Lessons from Research in Science Education
By Robin Millar, John Leach, Jonathan Osborne, Mary Ratcliffe

Improving Learning Cultures in Further Education
By David James, Gert Biesta

Improving Learning How to Learn: Classrooms, Schools and Networks
By Mary James, Robert McCormick, Paul Black, Patrick Carmichael, Mary-Jane Drummond, Alison Fox, John MacBeath, Bethan Marshall, David Pedder, Richard Procter, Sue Swaffield, Joanna Swann, Dylan Wiliam

Improving Learning through Consulting Pupils
By Jean Rudduck, Donald McIntyre

Improving Learning, Skills and Inclusion: The Impact of Policy on Post-Compulsory Education
By Frank Coffield, Sheila Edward, Ian Finlay, Ann Hodgson, Ken Spours, Richard Steer

Improving Classroom Learning with ICT
By Rosamund Sutherland, Susan Robertson, Peter John

Improving Inter-professional Collaborations: Multi-agency working for children's wellbeing
By Anne Edwards, Harry Daniels, Tony Gallagher, Jane Leadbetter, Paul Warmington

Improving Learning in College: Rethinking literacies across the curriculum
By Roz Ivanic, Richard Edwards, David Barton, Marilyn Martin-Jones, Zoe Fowler, Buddug Hughes, Greg Mannion, Kate Miller, Candice Satchwell, June Smith

Improving Working as Learning
By Alan Felstead, Alison Fuller, Nick Jewson, Lorna Unwin

Improving Disabled Students' Learning: Experiences and Outcomes
By Mary Fuller, Jan Georgeson, Mick Healey, Alan Hurst, Katie Kelly, Sheila Riddell, Hazel Roberts, Elisabet Weedon

Improving the Context for Inclusion: Personalising Teacher Development through Collaborative Action Research
By Andrew Howes, Sam Fox, Heddwen Davies

Improving Learning in Later Life
By Alex Withnall

Forthcoming Books

Improving Mathematics at Work: The Need for Techno-mathematical Literacies
By Prof Celia Hoyles, Richard Noss, Phillip Kent, Arthur Bakker
March 2010

Improving Literacy at Work
By Alison Wolf, Karen Evans
April 2010

Improving Research through User Engagement
By Mark Rickinson, Anne Edwards, Judy Sebba
June 2010



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