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Hundreds of pupils in England ‘on track towards fluency’ in Mandarin

The Government-funded Mandarin Excellence Programme , delivered by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) in partnership with the British Council, starts its second year this term.

Muslims and Evangelicals are more accepting of evolution if they attend faith schools

A new study co-authored by Professor David Voas , Head of the Department of Social Science at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), reveals that Muslims and Evangelical Christians who attend faith schools are more likely to accept evolution than conservative Protestants.

UCL Institute of Education professor informs Government’s AI strategy

Rose Luckin , Professor of Learner Centred Design at the UCL Knowledge Lab , has informed the independent review into the Government’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy, which was published on Sunday on behalf of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector.

New teaching programme helps students from under-represented communities engage with science

A new teaching programme led by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and Kings College London seeks to help more young people from diverse backgrounds engage with science. Following a four year trial, the programme launches today at the National STEM Learning Centre, York.

Unionised employees have a better work-life balance

Employees who work in unionised workplaces are more likely to benefit from family-friendly practices that promote a healthy work-life balance and are better than the statutory minimum, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

IOE launches policy-facing debates series

The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) launches its public engagement series of events this month, with the first taking place on Tuesday 31 October.

IOE professor among ‘most influential’ in British schools and universities

Rose Luckin , Professor of Learner-Centred Design at the UCL Knowledge Lab , has been recognised as ‘one of the most important 20 figures in British education’ in The Sunday Times’ Seldon List 2017 .

New project will explore role of voluntary action in welfare services

A new project involving the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and led by Northumbria University will compare welfare services in England in the 1940s and 2010s, in order to assess the role of voluntary action in the provision of welfare services.

New paper explores Japan’s growing international faculty

A working paper published today by the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) based at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) investigates the reasons for the sharp increase in the number of full-time international faculty at Japanese universities over the past four decades.

UCL launches programme of research and education in Lebanon

Academics from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) will today join the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, to launch a new UCL research centre that aims to better support urban communities hosting huge numbers of refugees.

Over 60s not using public transport despite health benefits

Two thirds of adults over 60 rarely or never use public transport, even though it’s often free or discounted and brings health benefits, according to a new study led by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

IOE Director delivers keynote speech at London Mayor’s education event

Professor Becky Francis , Director of the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) joins the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan at an award ceremony today to celebrate the Mayor's School for Success programme.

Improving self-belief among young people key to widening participation

Academic self-belief among young people is an important determinant of social and economic success, according to a new working paper from the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE).

One in four girls is depressed at age 14, new study reveals

New research from the UCL Institute of Education and the University of Liverpool reveals that a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14.

IOE academics propose graduate tax to replace tuition fees

Two leading academics at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) are proposing a new all-age graduate tax, which would replace university tuition fees in England.

Being tall or overweight as a child doesn’t determine happiness in adulthood

Happiness is not determined by childhood biological markers such as height or body fat, according to a team of European researchers involving the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

Students are more interested in science when lessons highlight its career benefits

Science teaching should convey the applications of science and the careers that it can lead to in order to increase pupils’ engagement, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

Longitudinal studies consortium receives funding extension

We are delighted to announce that CLOSER , a consortium of UK longitudinal studies based at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), has received a two year funding extension to continue its activities through until September 2019.

Impaired vision has increased for generations of teenagers since the 1960s, new study finds

Young people growing up in the 1970s and 1980s reached their mid-teens at greater risk of poor visual health compared to those who were raised in the 1960s, reveals a new study funded by CLOSER , a consortium of UK longitudinal studies based at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

Music strikes a chord with great writers, new book finds

A new book by Professor Dominic Wyse from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) identifies music as a key influence on great poets and novelists of the past century.

Schools “teaching in ‘ability’ sets despite evidence this may cause harm”

Schools are rejecting the chance to teach children in ‘mixed-ability’ classes, despite evidence that the alternative (pupils being put in ability sets or streams) will have a negative effect on some of their results, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

Pupils missing digital innovations in maths education due to lack of support for teachers

New digital technologies could be key to improving pupils’ maths outcomes, provided teachers have access to training and support reveals new research from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

Poorer pupils get less help with homework than better-off peers, study finds

New analysis of a study by Professor John Jerrim from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) reveals that just half (50%) of the most disadvantaged 15-year olds said their parents regularly helped with their homework, compared to 68% of their better-off classmates.

UCL ranked in world's top 20 "super-elite" universities

UCL has confirmed its position among the top 20 “super-elite” universities in the world, according to the Times Higher Education’s (THE) annual rankings published yesterday.

Children should be encouraged to enjoy 'wild' swimming

Keeping young children away from perceived risky activities such as wild outdoor swimming is damaging, according to Dr Sandra Leaton-Gray from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).