Subject – Education key resources

Click on the link below to view all relevant education journals.

We subscribe to a number of databases for your subject.

A database is a searchable repository of research published in academic journals. These  journals contain articles, conference papers and literature reviews written by experts in their field.

Some databases will provide you with the full text of an article but others will link to just a summary.

The full text database for your subject is EBSCO Professional Development Collection. Other non full text databases include British Education Index, Education Abstracts, and ERIC, among others.

You can find our subscribed databases by logging into Discover.

Some quality academic research is published in free to access journals, known as Open Access journals.

You can find many of these in your subject area from the Directory of Open Access Journals

Below are a handful of recommended journals through open access:

London Review of Education

There are a number of professional organisation to help you with searching for a career in the education sector, as well as organisations that offer guidance on standardised testing, funding and general advice on teaching. Listed below are some that are highly recommended from your lecturers, as well as links to government publications and announcements.

The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS)

Association of Teachers of Mathematics

Education Funding Agency

Local Government Association

National College for Teaching and Leadership


Standards and Testing Agency

Target Postgrad: Courses, Funding and Fairs

Teachers First: Thinking Teachers, Teaching Thinkers

There are a number of useful websites, social media outlets and education blogs that will be beneficial for your studies. Below are a handful of our favourites, with many used and recommended by your lecturers here at University of Sunderland.

There is a selection of open access sites that offer free lesson plans and ideas for teaching, educational blogs, and a mix of free resources (some you may need to subscribe to).

Department for Education Social Media Policy

Agility-Teaching Toolkit: For Teachers by Teachers

Association for Learning Technology: Improving Practice, Promoting Research, and Influencing Policy

Barnabas in Schools: Exploring Christianity Creatively

BBC: Bitesize

Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

Heritage Explorer: Images for Learning

Higher Education Academy: Enhancing Teaching Quality in Higher Education

The Historical Association

ICT Evangelist: Education blog

The IPC (International Primary Curriculum): Fieldwork Education

The Learning Spy: Education blog

Magical Maths

Mathematical Association: Supporting Mathematics in Education

Maths Careers

Mr P’s ICT Blog

Nrich: Enriching Mathematics

The National Archives

NewToThePost: Education blog

OpenStax: Access. The Future of Education

Primary Resources

Promethean Planet

Resourceaholic: Ideas and resources for teaching secondary school mathematics

Schools Online: British Council 

The Stapleford Centre

Steve Wheeler: Education blog

Teachers’ Club: Bringing teachers fresh ideas and inspiration

Te@cher Toolkit: Education blog

Teaching Ideas and Resources

Teachit English: Resources you can trust

TES Connect


Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

The Whiteboard Blog: Science and Technology in the classroom