Institute of Education


Complexity and Education

Start: Jul 26, 2017 01:00 PM
End: Jul 26, 2017 06:00 PM

Location: Room 828, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

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This half-day conference will explore how complexity changes our view of what it means 'to educate', and how we might recognise myriad interacting influences on education.

In education, complexity theory offers an alternative to the simple causality and reductive accounts of change which dominate contemporary policy and practice.

Programme and registration

The day is structured around four papers with significant time given over to extended discussion of these ideas.

The first paper will introduce complexity theory in education and is followed by three papers which will consider curriculum, learning and assessment through this lens. These papers will consider education from early years to adulthood.

Details about the event, including programme and cost are available through British Educational Research Association (BERA) website:

See details and book your place

The event will be followed by a wine reception and networking event, in order to forge greater links between those interested in this area.

Event contact

Mark Hardman - m.hardman@ucl.ac.uk