Institute of Education


Celebrating education

30 March 2019, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Girl and colourful confetti

An event to celebrate the wonderful variety of pedagogies, examining teaching and learning across maths, English, early years, primary, approaches to the curriculum and more.

Event Information

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Jessica Edwards


UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
United Kingdom

This one day event will include speakers and workshops that examine teaching and learning in all its splendour!

Organised by the National Education Union and hosted by UCL Institute of Education.

There are four strands running through the day:

Maths strand
  • Professor Celia Hoyles: Digital technology in the classroom
  • Gawain Little: Assessing primary maths through observation and investigation
  • Paul McGarr and Kate Gladstone-Smith: Mixed attainment mathematics teaching in secondary education
English strand
  • JP O'Brien: How can children have choice in the curriculum? The London Nautical School experience 
  • Barbara Bleiman: English Teaching Past and Present - English and Media Cenre, Islington
Early Years and Primary strand
  • Elaine Bennett: Keeping Early Years Unique 
  • Caroline Parkin: Play in Key Stage One
  • Simon Smith: Using picture books for all ages/Maintaining a broad curriculum in upper KS2 
Approaches to curriculum strand 
  • Remodelling our curriculum for deep learning - a case study from an Oxfordshire school
  • Tim Taylor and Duncan Bathgate: Mantle of the Expert - A transformative drama - based pedagogy 
  • Kiri Tunks: Project work and meta-cognition in secondary schools from transition to A-Level - how do we empower children in their learning?


    • Mary Bousted (Joint General Secretary of the NEU) and Ben Newmark (Midlands Knowledge Schools Hub): Discussing knowledge and the knowledge curriculum
    • Alice Hoyle: Sex and Relationships Education
    • Camilla Smith (UCL Institute of Education) and Phillipa Harvey: Challenging sexism across the curriculum 
    • Contributions from #BrewEd including their famous pub quiz