Institute of Education


Forthcoming Events

Healing the past by nurturing the future 

Start: May 31, 2017 1:00:00 PM
End: May 31, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Dr Catherine Chamberlain (La Trobe University, Australia) discusses evidence for screening/diagnostic tools and effective strategies during the perinatal period to identify and support parents who have experienced complex trauma.

IOE at the UCL Festival of Culture

Start: Jun 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM
End: Jun 10, 2017 7:00:00 PM

The UCL Festival of Culture, comprising talks, workshops and exhibitions, is set to challenge your thinking and offer new ways of understanding our world. UCL Institute of Education (IOE) experts will be leading a number of this year's events.

Growing up global

Start: Jun 5, 2017 12:30:00 PM
End: Jun 5, 2017 1:30:00 PM

Globalisation has led to an increase in cross-border mobility and intercultural contact. This event will look at how young people have responded to these changes, drawing on two recent research projects with young people in Britain.

Senses of the self

Start: Jun 5, 2017 12:30:00 PM
End: Jun 5, 2017 1:30:00 PM

Have you ever wondered why some of us love the smell of cut grass, or hate the taste of Marmite? Each of us shows differences in our sensory preferences in touch, taste, sound, smell and sight.

The anatomy of festivals

Start: Jun 5, 2017 5:15:00 PM
End: Jun 5, 2017 7:15:00 PM

Discover the anatomy of festivals and their ties to community, conviviality and sociality; celebrating and showcasing; tradition, heritage, nation and regeneration; tourism, and commercialization, from the Great Exhibition of 1851 to the present day's plethora of biennials, triennials, music festivals, and the current backlash to our 'experience economy'.

Fundamental British Values

Start: Jun 5, 2017 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 5, 2017 7:00:00 PM

The idea and practice of Fundamental British Values (FBVs) have generated much discussion.

Reading for pleasure

Start: Jun 5, 2017 6:00:00 PM
End: Jun 5, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Drawing on a nationally representative longitudinal study of more than 17,000 people born in Britain in 1970 (the 1970 British Cohort Study), Professor Alice Sullivan will explore the positive influence of reading for pleasure on learning during the teenage years and into mid-life.

Grammar schools in historical perspective

Start: Jun 6, 2017 12:30:00 PM
End: Jun 6, 2017 1:30:00 PM

Expanding and establishing grammar schools has been a priority for Theresa May’s Conservative Government. This session will consider the meanings of grammar schools historically, and key debates over selective education in the past.

The intergenerational transmission of language skills

Start: Jun 7, 2017 12:00:00 PM
End: Jun 7, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Social class differences in language have been put forward as a major factor in the intergenerational transmission of educational advantage and disadvantage.

The story of an Englishman in Auschwitz

Start: Jun 7, 2017 12:30:00 PM
End: Jun 7, 2017 1:30:00 PM

On 21 January 1943, an Englishman, his Dutch wife, and their two-year-old son, arrived at the so-called “Altejudenrampe”, the old unloading ramp between Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau.

Touch matters

Start: Jun 7, 2017 12:30:00 PM
End: Jun 7, 2017 1:30:00 PM

Touch matters – because it is fundamental to how we communicate, experience and know ourselves, others and the world. Digital technologies are reshaping what and how we touch.

Playing with the language of maths through coding

Start: Jun 7, 2017 5:00:00 PM
End: Jun 7, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Here’s the big idea: maths is difficult in part because of the language in which it is expressed. Can we find a different language – and set of ideas and approaches - that is more open, more accessible and more learnable?

Critical thinking and the survival of democracy

Start: Jun 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 7, 2017 7:15:00 PM

Today we are facing a situation that is alarming for democracy: while political populists take advantage of knowledge about how people really change their minds, philosophers of education remain more concerned about how people should – in ideal conditions – think critically about their own beliefs.

Artificial intelligence in the classroom

Start: Jun 8, 2017 12:30:00 PM
End: Jun 8, 2017 1:30:00 PM

What is Artificial Intelligence? Will a robot take over your job or your life? How will it impact on you and your family? What do you need to know about Artificial Intelligence?

How writing works

Start: Jun 8, 2017 12:30:00 PM
End: Jun 8, 2017 1:30:00 PM

This session begins with an extraordinary story of the writing of words and music by one of the greatest composers of all time. It then reveals some patterns in the work of world-leading writers: we learn about how originality is stimulated, and the hard graft of the craft.

Exploring science in everyday life

Start: Jun 8, 2017 6:00:00 PM
End: Jun 8, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Are you curious about the natural world, but lacking in confidence about scientific concepts? Join this friendly and stimulating discussion about science, aimed at those with and interest but no background in the subject.

Playing Beowulf

Start: Jun 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM
End: Jun 10, 2017 3:00:00 PM

We've seen books and comics turned into films and plays, and vice versa, but what about a poem becoming a video game? The 'Playing Beowulf' project combines Old English poetry with video game authoring software.

Intergenerational transmission of socio-economic disadvantage

Start: Jun 13, 2017 4:15:00 PM
End: Jun 13, 2017 5:45:00 PM

There is consistent evidence to demonstrate the detrimental and long-term effects on academic and occupational attainment of growing up in a socio-economically disadvantaged family, as well as on the health and wellbeing of the offspring generation.

Nazi concentration camps: a teacher workshop

Start: Jun 21, 2017 4:00:00 PM
End: Jun 21, 2017 6:30:00 PM

This workshop is designed for Key Stage 3 teachers to develop insights into Holocaust pedagogy through an innovative new website that serves as an important teaching and learning resource in Holocaust Studies.

Rethinking utopia with social movements

Start: Jun 22, 2017 4:00:00 PM
End: Jun 22, 2017 5:15:00 PM

This lecture addresses the current state of radical politics - the “other” politics, to show how alternative political movements are mobilising to create ‘utopia’ in a range of subtle forms.