March 2016

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This programme is the culmination of an exciting collaboration between the Institute of Education (IoE) and Henley Business School. Henley is among an elite group of business schools – the top 1% in the world and the IoE is known for world-class research with excellence in teaching and learning. It is ranked 3rd for training teachers in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2016).

Dr Karen Jones, Director of the MA Education (Leadership and Management) in conjunction with Henley Business School

Dr Karen Jones, Director of the MA Education (Leadership and Management) in conjunction with Henley Business School

Cross school collaboration is a unique feature of this programme, it provides the best opportunity for learning and it means that a diverse range of experiences and expertise is offered to learners. In addition the programme provides opportunities to extend professional networks and develop contacts. Enrolment for 2016 is now open to leaders and aspiring leaders from all education sectors, (including administrators), nationally and internationally.

 Contact Liz Smith for full details: ioe-ma@reading.ac.uk /+44 (0) 118 378 2616.


Contact Liz Smith for full details: ioe-ma@reading.ac.uk /44 (0) 118 378 2616.

Learners benefit from the expertise of staff from both of these schools, as well as our student body, which includes a diverse range of professionals who travel from around the world to attend courses at the Institute of Education. It is a great opportunity for ambitious education professionals to network and extend contacts, while learning and developing a career in education.

 

The need for educational leaders and managers has never been greater. Yet there is often little time for education professionals to attend traditional courses due to the intensity of the everyday working environment.  This programme is designed to provide a flexible and innovative summer school delivery with distance learning support to meet the needs of busy professionals.

 

Dr Jones said: “We aim to provide education professionals with a rewarding and enjoyable learning experience. Adding value through its innovative design with Henley Business School, this leadership and management programme is distinctive due to its emphasis on the educational context to help learners link theoretical perspectives with their  own professional practice context.”

 

The programme is delivered over a one week summer school, followed by distance learning support. It offers exit qualifcations at Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Master’s stages.  Enrolment for the 2016 summer school is now open.

We have a fantastic array sm concert great hallof concerts and other events lined up for the coming term. We hope you can join us!

BA(Ed) final-year recital

Wednesday 20 April, 12.30-1.45pm

G01, L29 Music building, London Road campus

Performances from four finalists on the music specialist BA(Ed) programme, including trombonist Cameron Purvis, singers Emily Freeman and Rachel Couch, and flautist Katie Whaley.

Admission: Free

BA(Ed) final-year recital

Friday 22 April, 12.30-1.45pm

G01, L29 Music building, London Road campus

Performances from four finalists on the music specialist BA(Ed) programme, including clarinettist Rachel Hughes, flautists Kirsty Rowley and Maddy Hughes, and oboist Eleanor Cook.

Admission: Free

Lunchtime Concert

Wednesday 4 May, 1.10pm

G01, L29 Music building, London Road campus

Perfect Fifth, the University’s student Ensemble in Residence, performs a selection of acapella pieces.

Admission: Free

Lunchtime Concert

Wednesday 1 June, 1.10pm

G01, L29 Music building, London Road campus

Clarinettist Luca Luciano and pianist Paolo Lossi return for what is certain to be another thrilling recital of virtuosic music and arrangements for clarinet and piano.

Admission: Free

Choral Gala

Saturday 4 June, 7pm

Concert Hall, Reading Town Hall

A special concert bringing together the University of Reading Chorus, Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra with local schoolchildren. Music to be performed includes Holst St Paul’s Suite, George Shearing Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare and Handel Zadok the Priest.

Tickets: £15/£12 available now Book here

Big Band Big Lunch

Sunday 5 June, noon onwards

London Road campus

We are delighted to present the second annual Big Band Big Lunch on our historic London Road campus. Enjoy music from our Big Band as well as storytelling, craft activities and a trail for children. We will also be showcasing some of our food science research too with a special Ready, Steady, Nutritional Cook demonstration. Bring a picnic or buy BBQ food and drinks on site.

Admission: Free

The Institute of Education is delighted to announce that Dr Helen Bilton, author of Exploring Outdoors Ages 3-11, has been nominated Routledge Education’s Author of the Month. Read about her extensive work and research in outdoor teaching and learning environments, and find out about her latest book here.

Helen+Bilton+2Dr Bilton is Associate Professor of Education and Senior Tutor at the IoE and is a National Teaching Fellow. Routledge is the world’s leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

The Art department at the IoE is delighted to present an exhibition of screen prints produced by the brilliant Emily Gillmor, artist and printmaker, during her current residency with us. Screen prints produced by BA Ed and PGCE Art students, visiting school  children and members of the Art staff, who have all been introduced to the silk screen process by Emily, are included.

 

If anyone would like to have a go at screen printing and maybe print a card or something larger, Emily will be hosting two drop in sessions on Thursdays March 17th  & 24th from 11am until 2pm – all welcome.