Institute of Education


Research for the Real World

An IOE Podcast series. Conversations about education and social science research and its impact on policy, practice and our everyday lives. New episodes every Monday. Season 4 begins 10 August 2020.

Research for the Real World podcast
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Season 04

  1. Lorraine Dearden on higher education funding and student finance
  2. Alice Pettigrew on research-informed practice for teaching of the Holocaust (17 August 2020)
  3. Jeremy Hodgen on attainment grouping and setting (24 August 2020)
  4. Amelia Roberts on inclusive education and knowledge exchange (31 August 2020)
  5. Kate Cowan on how children's play has changed over time (7 September 2020)

Season 03

  1. Sam Sims on COVID-19 and school closures and teacher supply
  2. Keri Wong on the effects of COVID-19 on mental and physical health and social trust
  3. Dominic Wyse on parents taking up the role of teachers during lockdown
  4. Tejendra Pherali on education in conflict and crisis settings and moving forward post-pandemic.

Season 02

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

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).

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