Institute of Education


Forthcoming Events

Trust and accountability

Start: Apr 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM
End: Apr 24, 2018 1:00:00 PM

For many people inspection and accountability are about control that is often based on distrust, looking for errors that need to be corrected. How can regulators build trust in relationships dominated by control?

What if… we really wanted to prepare young people for the age of artificial intelligence? 

Start: Apr 24, 2018 5:45:00 PM
End: Apr 24, 2018 7:00:00 PM

There’s a lot of talk at the moment about robots and artificial intelligence and how they are bringing about a ‘fourth industrial revolution’ in which occupations and the labour market, right up to the top professions like medicine and law, will be transformed. In this context, what kind of education will young people need to prosper, and can our current curriculum and testing regime deliver it?

Meet the editors

Start: Apr 25, 2018 5:00:00 PM
End: Apr 25, 2018 6:30:00 PM

The Centre for Higher Education (CHES) invites PhD students and early-career researchers to find out more about the peer review process with the editors of three scientific journals in higher education studies.

It doesn't have to be this way: creating kinder, more enabling, literacy interventions

Start: May 2, 2018 4:00:00 PM
End: May 2, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Social class and gender are strongly associated with how easily and how well children learn to read but education policies continue to frame literacy as a cognitive endeavour and evidence-based methodologies encourage education professionals to focus on content-based curricular interventions.

Forensic and agent accountability in higher education

Start: May 2, 2018 5:30:00 PM
End: May 2, 2018 7:00:00 PM

Various purposes for our universities have been offered in a democratic society. Author Morgan White suggests that rather than focus on what universities do, we ought to pay more attention to how and for whom they act.

Cross-national differences in early child outcomes

Start: May 8, 2018 4:00:00 PM
End: May 8, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Professor Lucinda Platt (LSE) presents two papers on early childhood outcomes, including early childcare and non-cognitive skills, and predictors of breastfeeding.

Hegemony, migration and misplaced alliances: Lessons from Gramsci

Start: May 15, 2018 4:00:00 PM
End: May 15, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Drawing on Gramsci's incomplete manuscript on the 'southern question' and other writings on Italian history, Mayo explores the theme of alliances with regard to the meaning of workers' solidarity in this age of massive migration from south to north and the challenges to current hegemonic arrangements this brings with it. 

What if… we were able to say more about how the brain learns?

Start: May 15, 2018 5:45:00 PM
End: May 15, 2018 7:00:00 PM

The rise of neuroscience within education, as in other spheres, has been dramatic, so much so that accusations of ‘neuro mania’ and warnings about ‘neuro myths’ have become common place. Are we correct to pin our hopes on this field as a means of improving learning and attainment?

Parenting culture, childhood, and adult-child relations in the contemporary age

Start: May 23, 2018 9:15:00 AM
End: May 23, 2018 4:30:00 PM

Whilst ‘parenting culture’ and ‘childhood’ are now well-established fields of multi-disciplinary social science scholarship, so far, the tensions and resonances between these two bodies of work have not been significantly explored, particularly in global contexts.

Home matters: meanings, metaphors and practices

Start: May 31, 2018 12:00:00 AM
End: May 1, 2018 12:00:00 AM

An international conference co-organised by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki seeks to uncover how home is imagined, practiced and experienced around the world.

Research developers: An emerging third-space profession?

Start: Jun 6, 2018 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 6, 2018 7:00:00 PM

Following the publication in 2003 of Sir Gareth Roberts’ “SET for Success”, the UK Government invested millions of pounds in universities to improve the readiness of doctoral researchers to work in universities and beyond.

What if… we wanted all kids to love maths?

Start: Jun 12, 2018 5:45:00 PM
End: Jun 12, 2018 7:00:00 PM

We use maths in every aspect of our lives. We need numeracy at work, as citizens to make sense of economic news, as patients to understand risks, as consumers to work out the best deal; the list goes on.

Assessment of language and literacy skills

Start: Jun 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM
End: Jun 14, 2018 4:00:00 PM

This UCL Centre for Inclusive Education (CIE) conference will explore assessment of language and literacy skills through academic research and evidence informed practice.

The transformative potential of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs)

Start: Jul 5, 2018 12:30:00 PM
End: Jul 5, 2018 2:00:00 PM

UK higher education shares a responsibility to tackle the enormous challenges of meeting the worldwide demand for higher education. One area where demand is growing, and for which the UCL Institute of Education has a long tradition of support, is teacher education.

The paradox of organisation (school) networks

Start: Sep 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM
End: Sep 6, 2018 12:30:00 PM

Across the public services, networks are introduced as a new organisational form to improve service provision. The purpose of these new organisational forms is to ensure and guarantee educational quality and equity in a territory.

Intersections of intimacies and inequalities

Start: Sep 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM
End: Sep 18, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Whether intimacy acts as an equalising force across social inequalities, or serves to further entrench such inequalities has been hotly debated. This workshop aims to explore the myriad ways in which intimacies and inequalities intersect, in a global perspective.