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IOE academic delivers presidential address at BERA conference

12 December 2019

UCL Institute of Education (IOE) academic Professor Dominic Wyse has delivered his inaugural presidential address at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) 2019 conference.

Dominic Wyse

Professor Wyse spoke about education and its contribution to human knowledge at BERA’s annual conference. In particular, he looked at relationships between academic disciplines, policy and practice.

Having recently been appointed to the role of President, Professor Wyse’s talk explored how education has developed over time and its role as a vital part of human knowledge. 

He examined the history of education, different educational theories and how education compares to other disciplines of study. The latter parts of Professor Wyse’s speech saw him explore education practice in relation to education research and how education can contribute to knowledge in the future.

Dominic Wyse is Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education at the IOE and Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Pedagogy.

BERA is a membership association committed to advancing research quality, building research capacity and fostering research engagement. It aims to inform the development of policy and practice by promoting the best quality evidence produced by educational research.