Centre for Catholic Education, Research and Religious Literacy (CERRL)
Understood principally in the context of schools, colleges and parishes, the work of the Centre for Catholic Education, Research and Religious Literacy (CERRL) embraces dialogue with the wider religious, social and cultural matrices of today.
CERRL is custodian of St Mary’s strong research tradition in Catholic Education. Conjoining the antecedent work of the Aquinas Centre for Theological Literacy and the Centre for Research and Development in Catholic Education, CERRL aims to build on an existing inventory of research conducted by Centre members.
Operating therefore at the interface of practitioners and theorists, CERRL acts as hub for course initiatives across a range of traditional and innovative programmes (CCRS, BAITT, PGCE RE, MA Education (RE) and MA Catholic School Leadership).
St Mary’s regularly hosts international academic conferences related to Catholic Education as well as CPD events for practitioners. CERRL partnerships involve undertaking research on behalf of national bodies such as the Catholic Education Service (CES) and National Board of Religious Inspectors and Advisors (NBRIA), as well as consultancy and third sector University networks such as Global Researchers in Catholic Education (G.R.A.C.E.) and CERIAN (Catholic Educational Research in Africa Network). Partner schools such as the Koinonia network are increasingly important in this regard.
No, this infrastructure does not provide funding.
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