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Is marriage still best for health, wealth, and well-being?

Start: Feb 21, 2018 12:00:00 PM
End: Feb 21, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Countries throughout Europe and the US are experiencing changes in the family, particularly due to increases in cohabitation and childbearing outside of marriage. These changes raise questions about the consequences of these new family arrangements and whether they may be associated with poor outcomes.

Violent times, the horror of the unspeakable and the temporality of religious experience

Start: Feb 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM
End: Feb 21, 2018 7:15:00 PM

In this Philosophy seminar, Professor Felix Ó Murchadha (National University of Ireland) posits that violence is essential to religion, while religion holds the promise of transcending violence. The designation religious refers not to a type of violence, but to a specific issue of violence, namely the claim to higher (theodical) justification.

Why universities should seek happiness and contentment

Start: Mar 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM
End: Mar 7, 2018 7:00:00 PM

This seminar considers higher education from an alternative perceptive of contentment and tries to develop a clarity between it, happiness, and desire-satisfaction.

Feminism and the politics of childhood: friends or foes?

Start: Mar 7, 2018 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 7, 2018 8:00:00 PM

This book launch celebrates the release of ‘Feminism and the Politics of Childhood: Friends or Foes?’ (UCL Press, 2018), edited by Rachel Rosen and Katherine Twamley, both from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

It doesn't have to be this way: creating kinder, more enabling, literacy interventions

Start: Mar 13, 2018 4:00:00 PM
End: Mar 13, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Social class and gender are strongly associated with how easily and how well children learn to read but education policies continue to frame literacy as a cognitive endeavour and evidence-based methodologies encourage education professionals to focus on content-based curricular interventions.

Global skills for a global society?

Start: Mar 20, 2018 5:00:00 PM
End: Mar 20, 2018 6:30:00 PM

There is increased recognition amongst policy-makers and academic debates within education of the need to take greater account of the skills learners require to live and work in a global society.

Radical ideas to transform Ofsted

Start: Mar 28, 2018 9:30:00 AM
End: Mar 28, 2018 5:00:00 PM

This conference will not be an Ofsted-bashing event, but an opportunity for colleagues from primary, secondary and further education to offer constructive ideas to transform Ofsted.

Contracting with students? Re-thinking higher education as an 'invitation to treat'

Start: Apr 18, 2018 5:30:00 PM
End: Apr 18, 2018 7:00:00 PM

In July 2017, the then Universities Minister, Jo Johnson, announced that universities and other higher education institutions will be expected to offer value-for-money contracts that set out what undergraduates should expect in terms of lecture time, assessment and feedback.

Trust and accountability

Start: Apr 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM
End: Apr 24, 2018 1:00:00 PM

For many people inspection and accountability are about control that is often based on distrust, looking for errors that need to be corrected. How can regulators build trust in relationships dominated by control?

Forensic and agent accountability in higher education

Start: May 2, 2018 5:30:00 PM
End: May 2, 2018 7:00:00 PM

Various purposes for our universities have been offered in a democratic society. Author Morgan White suggests that rather than focus on what universities do, we ought to pay more attention to how and for whom they act.

Assessment of language and literacy skills

Start: Jun 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM
End: Jun 14, 2018 4:00:00 PM

This UCL Centre for Inclusive Education (CIE) conference will explore assessment of language and literacy skills through academic research and evidence informed practice.