Plenet sees research and theory as two of the essentials of better PLE. Only by improving research, both theoretical and empirical, and growing the body of researchers interested in the subject, will PLE develop as a unique discipline.
We hope to encourage inter-disciplinary learning and relationships, and encourage researchers and scholars to contribute to the PLE movement. Just looking at the title 'public legal education' gives us a hint of the diversity of theoretical underpinnings that might be of value to consider.
Key pieces of research and thinking around the recent development of PLE in the UK, including reports that led to the creation of the Public Legal Education Network and important new research commissioned by Plenet.
Good evaluation is at the heart of the development of better PLE, and good research is at the core of better evaluation. A selection of national and international reviews of evaluation techniques and guidance.