The Froebel Trust is an independent UK-based charity that funds research and practice development relating to early childhood education. Our programmes are intended to enhance knowledge and understanding of Froebelian educational philosophy, principles and approaches.
We are seeking to embed the learning from our funded research within our own practitioner development programmes; and to share emergent theories, findings and implications more widely across the early childhood sector. To this end, we would like to establish some key principles for action and to learn from relevant success stories.
We wish to commission an experienced researcher or research team to carry out a rapid evidence review of published literature on translational research. We are keen to learn about the processes involved in successful research ‘translation’ and the key features or characteristics of academic work that has been translated and used in education settings. The Trust is particularly interested in research that is concerned with early childhood education (ECE) for children from birth to eight years but accepts that there may be evidence that is transferable from other educational ‘phases’ and / or has useful implications for ECE.
The successful applicant will be expected to synthesise the evidence and produce a full report of ≤10,000 words including an executive summary of ≤2,000 words for the Trust’s Research Subcommittee.
How to Apply
For further information and details on how to apply, please click on the document below.
The closing date for applications is midday (BST) on Monday 15 July. Applications received after this time will not be considered.