• Education Research

    News and Events
  • Education Research

    News and Events
  • Education Research

    News and Events
  • Education Research

    News and Events
  • Education Research

    News and Events

 

Welcome to the research news website of the University of Reading's Institute of Education!

Here, you can find information about our research, its impact, latest news and blog posts as well as upcoming seminars and conferences.

Our research addresses the overarching aim of improved education and learning. We work hard to enhance self-efficacy, economic well-being and life chances for all. Our research does make a difference and because of this we want to share it with you. So, do take a look and if something interests you and you would like to know more, please do let us know.

We are proud of our national and international reputation for impactful research. We are also proud that we make important contributions to theory across the education, language and learning spectrum.

 

In the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021):

  • 84% increase in our 4* research outputs since REF 2014
  • 100% of environment submission rated 4* and 3* (conducive to producing internationally excellent research & very considerable impact)

Latest News & Blog Posts
NEWS – Dr. Anthony Zhang (Lecturer in Second Language Learning, University of Reading) wins the 2022-2023 University of Reading Research Fellowship
29th September 2022
NEWS – Dr. Natthapoj Vincent Trakulphadetkrai (Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Reading) wins funding from the 2022 British Academy / Leverhulme Small Research Grant scheme
27th September 2022
NEWS – Dr. Rebecca Berkley (Associate Professor in Music Education, University of Reading) is one of six recipients of the British Educational Research Association’s Small Grants Fund
23rd September 2022
NEWS – Dr. Nasreen Majid (Associate Professor of Education, University of Reading) and a school partner won a research funding award from the British Educational Research Association (BERA) and the British Curriculum Forum (BCF)
21st September 2022
NEWS – Academics from Norway’s largest university visited Dr. Natthapoj Vincent Trakulphadetkrai (Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Reading) to learn about his Maths Through Stories research to help them develop their teacher training course with a focus on mathematics and literacy
20th September 2022
NEWS – Deborah Buttery won a prestigious SeNSS ESRC studentship to pursue a part-time PhD at the University of Reading’s Institute of Education
18th September 2022
NEWS – Dr. Kari Sahan (Lecturer in Second Language Education, University of Reading) and Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading) win the 2022 Institute of Education’s Research Output Awards
16th September 2022
NEWS – Professor Richard Harris (Professor of History Education, University of Reading) won a Best Paper award for their research presentation at the 2022 British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference
14th September 2022
NEWS – New members joining the leadership teams of the Institute of Education’s (IoE) Postgraduate Research Studies (PhD) programme and the Doctorate in Education (EdD) programme
12th September 2022
NEWS – An article exploring the research literature around mental health and teacher training by Laura Purser (Lecturer in Education, University of Reading) published in The Buckingham Journal of Education
10th September 2022
NEWS – New research article by Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading) on the career pathways of STEM undergraduates published in the International Journal of STEM Education
8th September 2022
NEWS – A co-authored research article by Steve Gomersall (an EdD student at the University of Reading) and Professor Alan Floyd (Professor of Education, University of Reading) published in Asia Pacific Education Review
5th September 2022
NEWS – Institute of Education’s PhD and EdD graduates formally graduated at the graduation ceremonies
3rd September 2022
NEWS – IoE doctoral graduation successes – Summer 2022 term
1st September 2022
NEWS – Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading) publishes case study reports and videos with Imperial College London from their Advance HE-funded research
20th July 2022
NEWS – New research article by Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading) on the career readiness of university graduates from ‘non-traditional’ backgrounds is published in the Higher Education Pedagogies journal
15th July 2022
BLOG POST – The 2022 IoE Postgraduate Research Conference was a great success
5th July 2022
NEWS – A research article by Dr. Oguzhan Hazir (a former PhD student at the University of Reading’s Institute of Education) and Professor Richard Harris (Dr. Hazir’s former PhD supervisor), has just been published in the Cambridge Journal of Education
29th June 2022
NEWS – Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading) was keynote speaker at Oxford Brookes University’s Learning & Teaching conference to talk about his ideal student research
25th June 2022
NEWS – Mark Aitchison (Lecturer in Music Education, University of Reading) gave a research presentation based on his MA dissertation at the annual European Association for Music in Schools conference in Serbia
20th June 2022