Welcome to SKOPE

The Centre for Skills, Knowledge, and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) focuses on policy and practice at the intersection of education, skills, and employment.

Our research

E&T for the climate

This research theme explores how skills formation systems need to adapt due to the impact of climate change

Social & epistemic justice

This research theme examines justice and equality across global E&T systems

Employability

Political skills economy

This research theme unpacks the relationship between skills formation and broader international political economies

Tertiary E&T landscapes

This research theme explores the intersection of policy and practice in tertiary systems and the blurred boundaries between TVET and HE

Podcasts 

SkOP ¦ Season 2 – Episode 6 ¦ A Reflection on Season 2

  Produced by Ashmita Randhawa (@Rand_Ash) and James Robson (@elpug). Edited by Laura Dong. Music composed and performed by ...

SkOP ¦ Season 2 – Episode 5 ¦ The Future of Technical Education

  Produced by Ashmita Randhawa (@Rand_Ash) and James Robson (@elpug). Edited by Laura Dong. Music composed and performed by ...

SkOP ¦ Season 2 – Episode 4 ¦ The Future of Work

  Produced by Ashmita Randhawa (@Rand_Ash) and James Robson (@elpug). Edited by Laura Dong. Music composed and performed by ...

Grant funding (ESRC and others)

SKOPE Research Papers

SKOPE Associates

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Projects with policy impact

Our team

Professor Susan James Relly

Professor Susan James Relly

Job title - Director

Dr James Robson

Dr James Robson

Job title - Director

Professor Ewart Keep

Professor Ewart Keep

Job title - Emeritus Professor

Publications and News

Pandemic and Higher Education policy: the UK as a policy laboratory

Dr James Robson explores the impact of the pandemic on Higher Education across the UK, in “Pandemic and Higher Education policy: ...

Comparing skills policy in England and Scotland

“Comparing skills policy in England and Scotland” a comment paper in WONKHE by Ewart Keep, Professor (Emeritus) of ...

Employability skills in mainstream education: Innovations in schooling and institutional isomorphism

In England, the Studio Schools model, focused on developing employability skills in young people, represents a disruptive attempt at ...

Micro-credentials: The new frontier of adult education and training

https://www.oecd-forum.org/posts/micro-credentials-the-new-frontier-of-adult-education-and-training Contributor to the OECD series ...

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