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UCL Institute of Education

Can you believe it's October already? With the autumn term well underway, we're excited to share with you all that is happening at the UCL Institute of Education and beyond.


Last year we launched a debate series called What if...? radical and inspiring ideas for alternative education futures, which brings together a range of speakers on education issues - from policy makers to academics, practitioners to parents - to hear their views on key debates in the field.


Last week, we kicked off the series with a look at young people's mental health and well-being - asking What if...we wanted our kids to be happier? You can watch the video recording or listen to the podcast here, then follow and join the conversation on Twitter.


In November, we'll be addressing the important matter of testing and assessment, asking What if...we re-designed our school testing and assessment system from scratch? We would love to hear your views, and we do hope you can join us or tune in via the live stream. 


The IOE is committed to driving innovation in education research and pedagogy, working closely with schools to ensure our work leads to transformative educational experiences in the classroom and beyond. Read on to find out the latest news and research taking place here.


Learn how the long roots of childhood can help explain economic inequalities across the whole of life. Read more >


Education neuroscience: giving teachers smarter information – not just tomorrow but today. Read more >


Two-thirds of teachers believe chaotic government reforms are failing to tackle education inequality. Read more >

The IOE will work with SEND organisations to spread best practice amongst 10,000 schools. Read more >

Short Courses


Covering a wide range of subjects across the curriculum—from Developing Writers to Art and Design—our short courses are designed to support development objectives and CPD requirements, as well as share knowledge and leading-edge research with the teaching community. Courses run in the evenings, at weekends, during half term or over a period of consecutive days. Click here for all our upcoming courses.



With an emphasis on writing in Key Stage Two (KS2), this half-day session will look at how children develop as writers. Find out more and register >

This twilight short course will focus on supporting pupils with EAL in the mainstream primary classroom. Find out more and register >



Our events diary makes us London's liveliest centre of engagement for stakeholders in education. View our upcoming events.


Based on longitudinal research, learn how to inspire and remove barriers to boys’ and girls’ career aspirations with a teacher toolkit. Find out more and attend >

Should accountability systems consider the strengths and weaknesses of each school or expect the same standards for all? Find out more and attend >

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