Institute of Education


Research for the Real World

An IOE Podcast series featuring conversations about education and social science research and its impact on policy, practice and our everyday lives. Season 2 premieres Monday 8 June 2020.

Research for the Real World podcast
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Season 01

  1. Alison Fuller on the IOE's role in education and social science research, her work on apprenticeships, post-compulsory education, and lifelong learning.
  2. Alice Sullivan on the benefits of reading for pleasure, and the role longitudinal data plays to inform research findings.
  3. Louise Archer on the concept of 'Science Capital', educational identities and inequalities, participation and career paths in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
  4. Rob Webster on the role of teaching assistants and special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Season 02

Premieres Monday 8 June 2020.

  1. Allison Littlejohn on the future of online learning and how UCL is managing during the pandemic - available Monday 8 June.
  2. Katherine Twamley on how families are coping with the challenges under COVID-19 - available Monday 15 June.
  3. Guy Roberts-Holmes on the Reception baseline assessment and school accountability - available Monday 22 June. 
  4. Chris McManus on students and careers in medicine and how COVID-19 may have affected their aspirations - available Monday 29 June. 

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