The Centre for Real-World Learning is a successful research centre, whose outputs receive international attention from policymakers and practitioners. It also coordinates the international Expansive Education Network. The Centre's primary focus is upon approaches to teaching and learning that impact the develoment of positive learning dispositions in learners. It gives equal attention to the practical and vocational, as well as to academic learning in schools and colleges.
The Centre of Religions for Reconciliation and Peace, run by Dr Mark Owen, grew from recognition of a lacuna in research and knowledge exchange between communities affected by conflict and their leaders, practitioners of reconciliation and peace and academics seeking greater understanding and dissemination of ways to sustainable peace.
The Institute for Theological Partnerships, run by Professor Lisa Isherwood, nurtures our current theological partnerships and develops new ones that will reflect the University's foundation and its deep commitment to spirituality and diversity. It also organises events and conferences.