• 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 – 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
NEWS – IoE doctoral graduation successes – Spring 2022 term
10th June 2022
NEWS – New research paper published in the Equity in Education & Society journal from the SESTEM project led by Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading)
5th June 2022
NEWS – 46% of the research publications submitted by the University of Reading’s Institute of Education have been judged to be “world-leading” by REF
30th May 2022
NEWS – Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading) was keynote speaker at Imperial College London’s Festival of Learning and Teaching
20th May 2022
NEWS – 759 students across 10 countries took part in this year’s Young Mathematical Story Author (YMSA) competition organised by Dr. Natthapoj Vincent Trakulphadetkrai (Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Reading)
15th May 2022
NEWS – Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading) publishes in Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning journal
10th May 2022
NEWS – Engaged research at the University of Reading’s Institute of Education
5th May 2022
NEWS – Latest research article by Dr. Natthapoj Vincent Trakulphadetkrai (Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Reading) dispels myths about gender differences in the way male and female teachers perceive mathematics
28th April 2022
BLOG POST – Steve Gomersall (an EdD student, University of Reading) shares his recent experience in attending and presenting his work at an on-line postgraduate research conference at the University of Warwick
25th April 2022
NEWS – New research paper by Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading) on minority ethnic students’ battle against racism published in Cambridge Journal of Education
15th April 2022
NEWS – Dr. Karen Jones (Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Management, University of Reading) working with Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit on a UK Research and Innovation’s Strategic Priorities Fund-funded project to tackle gender-based violence through education
5th April 2022
NEWS – An update on the ‘Teachers like Us’ research project by Dr. Holly Joseph (Associate Professor of Language Education and Literacy Development, University of Reading) and Dr. Nasreen Majid (Associate Professor of Education, University of Reading)
30th March 2022
NEWS – An update on research project exploring the impact of art on mental health and wellbeing of children and trainee teachers during and after the global pandemic by Suzy Tutchell (Lecturer in Primary Art Education, University of Reading) and Scarlett Murphy (Lecturer in Primary English, University of Reading)
25th March 2022
NEWS – Prof. Richard Harris (Professor of History Education, University of Reading) and his former students gave an invited research talk for the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Research in Race and Education
15th March 2022
NEWS – Details of the hybrid 2022 IoE Postgraduate Research (PGR) Conference announced
10th March 2022
NEWS – Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading) appointed as the University’s new Director of Research and Evaluation (Access & Participation)
5th March 2022
NEWS – Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading) and colleagues awarded AdvanceHE funding
25th February 2022