Institute of Education


What if… we really wanted evidence-informed practice in the classroom?

Start: Jan 23, 2018 05:45 PM
End: Jan 23, 2018 07:00 PM

Location: Jeffery Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

There’s been a big push to get classroom practice shaped by evidence of ‘what works’. This has been largely inspired by advances in healthcare, where the use of research trials and national guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes is more established.

But this approach has not gone uncontested in education (or health) and ‘evidence-informed practice’ is still to be firmly embedded across all schools. Why is this, and do we even have a shared understanding of what we’re aiming for when it comes to teachers’ engagement with and use of research?

This event will hear from leading commentators about whether, in their view, this is the correct agenda for education and, if so, what evidence-informed practice should look like and the steps needed to realise that vision across all schools.
Join the debate about the implications for practice, teacher professionalism and education research itself.

Join us in the debate with a host of fantastic speakers including:

Teaching working with students in class

IOE Public Debates will be streamed live via UCL Live. The video recording and a podcast will be available online from IOE Public Debates following the series.

Join the conversation on Twitter at #IOEDebates.


This event is free to attend and is open to all UCL staff, students and the general public.

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