Funding Success – DfE Character Education Grant

Congratulations to Professor Trevor Cooling, Director of the National Institute for Christian Education Research (NICER) for being part of a successful bid to the Department for Education for a Character Education Grant.

The project will pilot ‘What If Learning‘, a cross-curricular model developed by an international partnership of educators. It aims to equip teachers with a practical approach to promoting the development of positive virtues and character traits in the classroom, which lead to success in learning and increased engagement in community and voluntary activities. The model will be piloted in 20 schools across 4 dioceses. The resources will then be made available to teachers across the country.

The project is one of 14 that will receive funding through the Department for Education’s £3.5 million character grants scheme.

We wish Trevor every success with the project.

Funder: Department for Education
Fund name: Character Education Grant
Value: £124,820
Duration: 12 months

About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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