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, […]

Newly launched: stand alone module, Developing Mentoring Excellence

Reading’s Institute of Education (IoE) has launched a module that supports mentors in developing their theory and practice, whilst enhancing their professional development. Through this course: Mentors can achieve significant Continuous Professional Development via this new distance learning course. On successful completion of the stand-alone course, they will have 20 credits which can be used […]

Cancellation due to weather conditions: Education Studies Annual Lecture: Inside the beast; the politics and law of education, by Sir David Bell, 1 March 2018, 6pm

We regret that unfortunately, the decision has been made to postpone this lecture, due to the weather conditions and the forecast which indicates that it will be getting worse later on today. We hope to reschedule at some point in the near future and will keep those who have registered informed by email and will […]

Join our free twilight information sessions covering our BA in Children’s Development and Learning, our Foundation Degree and our new BA Education Studies, which focuses on a wide range of careers with an educational influence.

Join us for these free, informal early evening events at our London Road campus, just 15 minutes from Reading railway station. Our undergraduate education events cover our highly regarded Early Years programmes and our new, flexible education BA with a societal and world context. Monday 9 April 2018 16.00 – 18.00 BA Education Studies – […]

Free Postgraduate Initial Teacher Training events

Please do come to one of our regular twilight information meetings, covering all routes into teaching for both Primary and Secondary Postgraduate programmes, are held at the Institute of Education, RG1 5EX. Book or make an enquiry by email: schooldirect@reading.ac.uk; pgceprimary@reading.ac.uk; or pgcesecondary@reading.ac.uk.    DATE  TIME BUILDING & ROOM Monday 5 March 2018 16:00 – 18:00 Primary […]

The University of Reading will host its fourth Early Years conference on Wednesday 7 March 2018

Following on from the Institute of Education (IoE)’s successful Early Years conferences of the last three years, we now turn our attention to ensuring change is sustainable and long lasting. This year’s Early Years Conference has as its theme, Sustaining change: enabling environments, skilled practitioners and partnership with parents. Quick link to booking form  Conference organiser Dr […]

Institute of Education hosts Creative Multilingual Identities conference · Education, Language and Learning

By Dr Carol Fuller Our identities are shaped in highly individual ways – and if you have more than one language, probably even more so! Academics, teachers, students, artists, poets and other interested parties came together on 2/3 February 2018 at Reading University’s Institute of Education  (IoE) to exchange ideas on creative multilingual identities. The […]

“Every child has a right to achieve their full potential.” IoE researcher to be key speaker at Westminster symposium examining childhood equality

“There are unfair barriers hindering some young people,” says Dr Carol Fuller of the University of Reading’s Institute of Education (IoE). The educational sociologist suggests that in the formal atmosphere of our current schooling system, with its focus on academic performance above all else, some children can feel they are a failure and just don’t […]

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