• 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 – Latest research paper by the University of Reading’s Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation) and Meggie Copsey-Blake (a PhD in Education student) on the experiences of minority ethnic women in STEM higher education published
15th December 2022
NEWS – The University of Reading’s Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM) has released a new video series, titled ‘CeLM in Conversation’
13th December 2022
NEWS – Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading) was invited to speak at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Brunel University, New City College, and the University of Copenhagen
12th December 2022
NEWS – Martina Mbale De Burgos, a student supporting an Institute of Education research project, was one of the two overall winners of the University of Reading’s annual Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) awards
11th December 2022
NEWS – IoE doctoral graduation successes – Autumn 2022 term
10th December 2022
NEWS – Research findings by Dr. Rachel Roberts (Associate Professor of English Education, University of Reading) cited in a Times Educational Supplement (TES) article
9th December 2022
NEWS – A book titled ‘Essential Subject Knowledge for Primary Teaching’ edited by Dr. Nasreen Majid (Associate Professor of Education, University of Reading) published by SAGE
8th December 2022
NEWS – Professor Suzanne Graham and Dr. Anthony Zhang – both of the University of Reading’s Institute of Education – are part of a new ESRC-funded research project exploring digital development for primary foreign language teachers
7th December 2022
NEWS – Dr. Ilan Dwek (Lecturer in Education, University of Reading) has recently been awarded the PhD degree in Education
25th November 2022
NEWS – Suzy Tutchell (Associate Professor in Art Education, University of Reading) appointed as Convenor of the National Society for Education in Art and Design’s new research group, called GATE – Gender, Art and Transformative Education
20th November 2022
NEWS – Professor Holly Joseph (Professor of Language Education and Literacy Development) and Dr. Daisy Powell (Associate Professor in the Psychology of Written Language) of the University of Reading publish a research paper on whether presenting letters, words, and passages to children in a specialist typeface compared to a standard typeface improved dyslexic children’s reading fluency
15th November 2022
NEWS – Professor Naomi Flynn (Professor of Multilingual Education) and Aniqa Leena (a PhD in Education student), both at the University of Reading, presented outcomes from The Talk Rich Teaching Project at the National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum (NALDIC) conference
10th November 2022
NEWS – Update from Dr. Daisy Powell (Associate Professor in the Psychology of Written Language, University of Reading) on her Nuffield Foundation-funded project investigating the effects of an early years’ dialogic reading intervention on children’s progress when they start school
5th November 2022
NEWS – Dr. Rowena Kasprowicz (Associate Professor of Second Language Education, University of Reading) has recently launched the website for her £1.4 million UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship-funded ‘Progression in Primary Languages’ research project
28th October 2022
NEWS – Professor Carol Fuller (Professor of Sociology of Education, University of Reading) wins a University of Reading’s 2022 Community Engagement Fund award
25th October 2022
NEWS – Professor Richard Harris (Professor of History Education, University of Reading) and Dr. Maria Kambouri (Associate Professor of Early Childhood Care and Education, University of Reading) secure a combined internal funding of £5,000 to continue their project on working in partnership with parents and teachers about normalising LGBTQ+ conversations in primary schools
23rd October 2022
NEWS – New co-authored research paper by Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading) on the ideal student in physics, mathematics, engineering and biology published in the International Studies in Sociology of Education journal
21st October 2022
NEWS – Dr. Rowena Kasprowicz (Associate Professor of Second Language Education, University of Reading) has recently published a book chapter, titled ‘Metalinguistic awareness in early foreign language learning’
19th October 2022
NEWS – Dr. Karen Jones (Associate Professor of Educational Leadership & Management, University of Reading) has published a research paper (co-authored with colleagues from Henley Business School) on how gender capital supports career capital development in the Studies in Higher Education journal
17th October 2022
NEWS – Professor Richard Harris (Professor of History Education, University of Reading) and Dr. Maria Kambouri (Associate Professor of Early Childhood Care and Education, University of Reading) have recently launched the website for their research project on normalising LGBTQ+ conversations
15th October 2022