IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Recordings of IOE Debates and discussions

Bringing you radical and inspiring ideas for alternative education futures, informed by cutting-edge research and expertise.

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Our debate series brought together a range of commentators - academics, politicians, practitioners, policy wonks - and pushed them to bring radical new thinking to some of the apparently intractable issues within education. 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.

Our Coffee Breaks discussion series explored the hot education topics arising during the COVID-19 pandemic, at a time when many of us worked from home or at a distance from one another and coffee breaks and ‘watercooler moments’ with friends and colleagues became rarer. We asked our experts to reflect on the emerging education issues causing concern for children, their families, their teachers and school leaders, and took your questions.

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    What if… we really wanted to further social mobility through education?

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    What if… we really wanted evidence-informed practice in the classroom?

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    School leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic

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    How to help young children with their reading

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    Our series of professorial public lectures provide an opportunity to celebrate and share the expertise of our professors. Senior IOE academics present their world-leading research in educational and social research and demonstrate how it is not only shaping their individual research fields, but also public debate, government policy, and professional practice.

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