Moray House School of Education and Sport

Institute for Education, Teaching and Leadership (IETL)

The Institute addresses all levels of education, and all forms of teaching, research, knowledge exchange and professional learning to inform and enhance teacher education, educational policy and educational leadership mentoring and management.

In particular, it has expertise and professional impact in the changing role of teachers and leaders in a contemporary world; in learning for sustainability; in outdoor learning; in widening participation; in digital literacies in areas of curriculum development like STEM and STEAM education; in the Scottish Traveller Education Programme (STEP); in communication, Access, Literacies and Learning (CALL) and through its Scottish Sensory Centre, specifically on visual impairment.

Established in 2010, the Institute for Education Teaching and Leadership (IETL) celebrates and examines the diversity that characterizes a variety of educational settings in the 21st century.  The perceived homogeneity of the past has been challenged by global trends that acknowledge the increasingly complex and interconnected world in which we live.  Such trends allow us to explore how histories, geographies, inclusion, exclusion and marginalization, in a variety of contexts, impact on the ways in which teacher development is conceptualized across all sectors of education.

In order to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges, the Institute for Education, Teaching and Leadership draws on a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, through the strength of the relationships with our partners, both locally and globally.  IETL develops, delivers and disseminates programmes and projects from initial teacher education courses through to Masters and Doctoral levels.

Study with us

Our Institute provides specialist expertise in a range of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including routes to become a qualified teacher, work in the outdoors, and in education leadership and management.

IETL research

Our Institute for Education, Teaching and Leadership has an established record of research focusing on initial teacher education and leadership and management in education.

IETL events

Details of research seminars, conferences and other events held by our Institute for Education, Teaching and Leadership (IETL).

IETL staff

Many staff in our Institute for Education, Teaching and Leadership (IETL) have previously held senior leadership and management positions in schools, colleges and universities, and in third sector organisations involved in education.

Outdoor and Environmental Education

The Outdoor and Environmental Education unit of Moray House School of Education and Sport is a world-class institution dedicated to the research, teaching, and promotion of outdoor, environmental, and sustainability education.