Institute of Education


Forthcoming Events

Youth research in Toronto – working with Indigenous and Latinx youth

Start: Jun 25, 2018 11:00:00 AM
End: Jun 25, 2018 12:30:00 PM

As a kind of youth-led research, school-based youth participatory action research aims to position young people as researchers of their lived experiences. This positioning requires a transformation of the relationship between university facilitators, schools, and youth researchers.

The re-childed teacher and the desirable curriculum

Start: Jun 27, 2018 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 27, 2018 7:15:00 PM

Over the last few years, the need for a recovery of teaching has been reclaimed after decades in which “the constructivist metaphor” had led to its marginalisation, by mostly reducing it to a facilitation of learning.

‘British Responses to the Holocaust’ resource launch

Start: Jun 27, 2018 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 27, 2018 7:30:00 PM

'British responses to the Holocaust' is a new educational resource aimed at secondary school teaching developed in conjunction with a range of leading British archives.

The ecological university

Start: Jun 28, 2018 12:10:00 PM
End: Jun 28, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Join the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) to discuss and reflect on Ronald Barnett’s book, The Ecological University: A Feasible Utopia. After a presentation by Ron there will be commentary from Elisa Brewis and Simon Marginson, followed by open discussion.

Embracing the Mosaic: Crafting Collaborative Arts-based Research for Critical Resilience

Start: Jul 4, 2018 1:00:00 PM
End: Jul 4, 2018 2:00:00 PM

A mosaic brings together fragments from different sources, crafting them into a whole object. Mosaics do not seek to hide the points of disconnect between these fragments, but use them to create things of beauty which embrace new meanings and a new utility. This analogy aptly encapsulates the participatory, arts-based research method of ‘collaborative poetics.’

The transformative potential of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs)

Start: Jul 5, 2018 12:30:00 PM
End: Jul 5, 2018 2:00:00 PM

UK higher education shares a responsibility to tackle the enormous challenges of meeting the worldwide demand for higher education. One area where demand is growing, and for which the UCL Institute of Education has a long tradition of support, is teacher education.

Research conference: Education and religion at UCL

Start: Jul 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM
End: Jul 7, 2018 5:00:00 PM

The Education and Religion Special Interest Group at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is hosting a one day conference on the latest research in education and religion being carried across UCL. The call for papers is open until 14 May 2018.

Early career social science researchers: experiences and support needs

Start: Jul 19, 2018 12:30:00 PM
End: Jul 19, 2018 2:00:00 PM

This seminar will discuss the findings from a research study aimed at gaining an insight into the diversity of roles, opportunities and support available for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in the social sciences whether they currently work in the higher education sector or not.

The paradox of organisation (school) networks

Start: Sep 6, 2018 9:30:00 AM
End: Sep 6, 2018 12:30:00 PM

Across the public services, networks are introduced as a new organisational form to improve service provision. The purpose of these new organisational forms is to ensure and guarantee educational quality and equity in a territory.

Intersections of intimacies and inequalities

Start: Sep 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM
End: Sep 18, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Whether intimacy acts as an equalising force across social inequalities, or serves to further entrench such inequalities has been hotly debated. This workshop aims to explore the myriad ways in which intimacies and inequalities intersect, in a global perspective.

Accountability and school differential effects

Start: Nov 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM
End: Nov 14, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Inspection systems consider how effective a school is in determined academic subjects, such as maths and English. Yet, schools tend to be inconsistently effective when considering different outcomes, different cohorts over time, or when teaching specific groups of students (classified for example by ethnicity, previous attainment and socioeconomic status).