Institute of Education


Forthcoming Events

50 Years of Geography Education MA

Start: Oct 17, 2018 2:30:00 PM
End: Oct 17, 2018 6:30:00 PM

The Geography Education MA at UCL Institute of Education (IOE) celebrates its 50th birthday this autumn.

Young students negotiating meaning from digitally mediated multimodal texts

Start: Oct 17, 2018 5:00:00 PM
End: Oct 17, 2018 6:30:00 PM

This seminar focuses on eight-year-old students’ meaning making, as they engage with digital multimodal instructional texts - comprising of video, image and writing - created by their fellow students within the subject of Swedish in primary schools in Sweden.

On dominated dominators

Start: Oct 17, 2018 5:30:00 PM
End: Oct 17, 2018 7:15:00 PM

This seminar explores the case of dominated dominators as a way of understanding structural domination and the alienation that results.

Informal music practices and formal music education

Start: Oct 22, 2018 11:00:00 AM
End: Oct 22, 2018 1:00:00 PM

This presentation will offer some examples of approaches to learning and teaching within formal music education environments, based on the informal learning practices of popular musicians.

Mastering teachering?

Start: Oct 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM
End: Oct 24, 2018 7:15:00 PM

In 2007, many UK universities introduced Masters’ accreditation onto their PGCE programmes. A decade on, it isn’t clear that the move has improved pre-service professional formation of teachers.

What if... we re-designed our school testing and assessment system from scratch?

Start: Nov 8, 2018 5:45:00 PM
End: Nov 8, 2018 7:00:00 PM

What are our Key Stage tests and national examinations for – to support learning, to certify competence, or to sort pupils by ability? One answer is of course ‘all of the above’. But can our assessment system realistically do all of these things, and simultaneously? 

The impact of the First World War on UCL

Start: Nov 13, 2018 1:10:00 PM
End: Nov 13, 2018 1:55:00 PM

The First World War had a significant impact on life at UCL, as at other universities in the UK. Over 2,600 members and former members of the College served during the war. The UCL community experienced an intense sense of rupture.

Accountability and school differential effects

Start: Nov 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM
End: Nov 14, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Inspection systems consider how effective a school is in determined academic subjects, such as maths and English. Yet, schools tend to be inconsistently effective when considering different outcomes, different cohorts over time, or when teaching specific groups of students (classified for example by ethnicity, previous attainment and socioeconomic status).

Computing in primary school: Setting out for a systematic approach

Start: Nov 14, 2018 12:30:00 PM
End: Nov 14, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Computing in Years 1 to 4 is a big unknown, lacking a holistic process and systematic support for the pupils’ learning. Building on the UCL ScratchMaths project Professor Kalaš and colleagues have subsequently begun designing and developing a systematic teaching/learning process for the four lower primary years.

LLAKES Centre Conference 2018

Start: Nov 15, 2018 9:30:00 AM
End: Nov 16, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Registrations are now open for the 2018 Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES) Conference.

Game design and learning experiences

Start: Dec 5, 2018 12:30:00 PM
End: Dec 5, 2018 1:30:00 PM

This seminar focuses on the design of three serious games which support mathematical learning (angles, shapes, symmetry, rotation, 2D to 3D transformations) through movement, tactile and auditory sensory experiences. To this end, the games employ haptic technologies (omni Phantom), Kinect and immersive virtual reality (HTC-Vive).

The neoliberal turn in higher education research and writing

Start: Dec 12, 2018 5:30:00 PM
End: Dec 12, 2018 7:00:00 PM

Recent writing on higher education has seen much policy and practice attributed to the advent or impact of neoliberalism, though, arguably, the ‘turn’ to neoliberalism as an explanatory framework has come rather late to higher education.

Merit and education

Start: Dec 17, 2018 11:00:00 AM
End: Dec 17, 2018 7:00:00 PM

This symposium will explore the concept of merit throughout the history of education, illustrated by case studies and reflections from countries including Sweden, Ireland and England.

Does proximity affect the impact of university-industry collaborations?

Start: Feb 6, 2019 5:30:00 PM
End: Feb 6, 2019 7:00:00 PM

This seminar explores the effect of different types of proximity between university and industry partners on the impact of their collaborations. Building on a database of 415 written impact case studies of university-industry collaboration projects, topic modelling was used to identify different types of impact and their relevance to each case study, and to explore the influence of partners’ proximity.

Understanding the influence of global university rankers

Start: Apr 8, 2019 5:30:00 PM
End: Apr 8, 2019 7:00:00 PM

Using insights from a long field study, interviews with key respondents, and an analysis of hundreds of related documents, Dr Lim will explain how rankers build up their expertise with respect to targeted audiences by carrying out a careful, continued, and negotiated balance of objectives in the production of their ranking tables and other products.