• 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 2014):

  • we were ranked in the top ten nationally for our research publications
  • 80% of our research was considered to be world-leading or internationally excellent
  • the impact of our research in first and second language education is considered to be world-leading

Latest News & Blog Posts
NEWS – Several academics at the University of Reading’s Institute of Education have been successful in their Research England’s Participatory Research funding applications
21st January 2022
NEWS – A co-authored research report by Prof. Richard Harris (Professor of History Education, University of Reading) on the state of History teaching in English secondary schools cited in media
10th January 2022
NEWS – Spring 2022 IoE Research Programme announced
5th January 2022
NEWS – A conference proceeding paper by a team of IoE members of staff on place-based learning in skills in schools and science teacher education programmes published by AMPS
15th December 2021
NEWS – IoE doctoral graduation successes – Autumn 2021 term
5th December 2021
NEWS – Latest research article by Dr. Natthapoj Vincent Trakulphadetkrai (Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Reading) on Taiwanese primary school teachers’ perceived barriers to and enablers for the integration of children’s literature in mathematics teaching and learning is published in the Educational Studies in Mathematics journal
29th November 2021
NEWS – Dr. Naomi Flynn (Associate Professor of Primary English Education, University of Reading) presented expert advice to teachers of pupils with English as an additional language (EAL) in a webinar hosted by the charity Voice 21
25th November 2021
NEWS – Prof. Helen Bilton (Professor of Outdoor Learning and Play, University of Reading) led a team to look at the impact of a popular on-line course on professional practice in primary schools
10th November 2021
NEWS – Two graduating MA in Education students presented their research at the Postgraduate Research in Music Education Symposium
5th November 2021
NEWS – The MathsThroughStories.org website, developed by Dr. Natthapoj Vincent Trakulphadetkrai (Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Reading), has now been visited over a million times by over a quarter of a million teachers and parents from over 210 countries
29th October 2021
NEWS – Research-informed community project funding successes for academic and professional colleagues at the University of Reading’s Institute of Education
25th October 2021
NEWS – Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading) was invited speaker at the University of California San Diego (USA), Zhejiang University (China) and @TalkingHE (podcast)
23rd October 2021
NEWS – Prof. Suzanne Graham (Professor of Language and Education, University of Reading) Highly Commended in the University of Oxford’s Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account’s Excellence in Impact Award
20th October 2021
NEWS – Dr. Naomi Flynn (Associate Professor of Primary English Education, University of Reading) presents her US-UK Fulbright project reflections to a transatlantic audience
13th October 2021
NEWS – Getting to know new PhD students at the University of Reading’s Institute of Education
9th October 2021
NEWS – Dr. Nasreen Majid (Associate Professor of Education, University of Reading) gave an on-line invited talk about her research at the International Conference Co-Creating a Quality School in Ljubljana, Slovenia
1st October 2021
NEWS – Dr. Rowena Kasprowicz (Lecturer in Second Language Education, University of Reading) wins the UK Research and Innovation’s prestigious Future Leaders Fellowship, a £1 million research grant
30th September 2021
NEWS – Latest research article by Dr. Natthapoj Vincent Trakulphadetkrai (Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Reading) on Australian primary school teachers’ perceived barriers to and enablers for the integration of children’s literature in mathematics teaching and learning is published in the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education
27th September 2021
NEWS – The University of Reading’s Institute of Education has attracted over £2 million in research grants despite the global pandemic uncertainties and challenges
24th September 2021
NEWS – Dr. Holly Joseph (Associate Professor of Language Education and Literacy Development, University of Reading) and Dr. Daisy Powell (Associate Professor in the Psychology of Written Language, University of Reading) jointly won the 2021 IoE Research Output Award
20th September 2021