IOE Public Debates
What if… radical and inspiring ideas for alternative education futures
Introducing 'What If?' | UCL Institute of Education
Director of the UCL Institute of Education, Professor Becky Francis, announces the launch of a new public engagement series of events.
Through this series we’ll be bringing together a range of commentators – academics, politicians, practitioners, policy wonks – and pushing them to bring some radical new thinking to some of the apparently intractable issues within education, not least the English education system.
This can help all of us reflect on the status quo, celebrate progress but also consider how we might change things for the better to achieve commonly held goals for our education system and what it can do for us all.
Join us in the debate and let your opinion be heard
Boosting social mobility has been the rallying cry for Left and Right of late, with education highlighted as key to opening up life chances.
Starts: Oct 31, 2017 5:30:00 PM
It’s the stubborn divide that has endured across the decades, and seemingly more so in the English education system than in that of many other countries.
Starts: Nov 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM
Teaching offers a buzz unlike any other job, yet we are struggling to attract and then retain teachers in the profession. Where have we gone wrong, and how can we change things for the future?
Starts: Dec 5, 2017 5:30:00 PM
We will be live streaming these events via UCL Live. The recordings will be available on our website in both video and podcast format following the events.