Inside the Beast: well-attended both off and on-line, the discussion by Vice Chancellor Sir David Bell in May focused on the politics and law of education

Sir David Bell’s popularly attended recent BA Education Studies Annual Lecture reflected on where the power really lies within our education system. Drawing on his experiences as Permanent Secretary at the Department for Education and Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools, the Vice Chancellor gave an insider’s account of our education system during his presentation at the […]

Interested in a career in teaching? Looking to learn on the job, but with the security of a University-backed programme tried and tested over many years?

 The tuition-fee funded Primary School Direct programme could be for you. This route allows you to: spend the majority of your time in school, whilst gaining support to develop your subject-knowledge and understanding of teaching, learning and child development through a carefully planned central training programme choose whether to follow a QTS-only route without assessed […]

Improving Equity and Inclusion through Education Research Group welcomes guest speaker Laerke Testmann, from Aarhus University in Copenhagen to the Institute of Education

The Improving Equity and Inclusion through Education (IEIE) Research group recently welcomed guest speaker, Lærke Testmann, to the Institute of Education. Laerke travelled to Reading  from The Danish School of Education, Aarhus University in Copenhagen, Denmark, especially to present her research on “Children’s communities in school – perspectives on inclusion” – a project that investigates […]

IoE research leader’s impact recognised

Research by Professor Suzanne Graham of the Institute of Education (IoE) to improve modern foreign language teaching in schools was recognised at the 2018 O2RB Excellence in Impact awards in Oxford this April. Professor Graham, Research Division Leader for the IoE, was highly commended for excellence in impact for her work to improve foreign language […]

University of Reading to support trainee teachers with free workshops for compulsory maths skills tests

All trainee teachers, including those applying for Early Years Teacher Status and School Direct, have to pass the professional skills tests in numeracy before enrolling onto their teacher training programme. For some, this may seem daunting; they may feel rusty, a little unconfident or perhaps insecure on certain maths topics. The University of Reading has […]

Schools, teens, and feeling a sense of belonging: in research from the Universities of Reading, Oxford, Seville, and Vigo Professor Jill Porter asks, “What makes a Difference?”

  As part of the Institute of Education’s regular research features on these pages, Professor Jill Porter asks: “What makes a Difference? Exploring the Relationship between Learning and the Feeling of Belonging.” A number of children go under the radar- at least until a crisis point is reached. This includes children who are frequently absent from school, those with mental health difficulties, […]

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