• 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 – 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
NEWS – Dr. Rebecca Berkley (Associate Professor in Music Education, University of Reading) gave a workshop at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference
15th September 2021
NEWS – Dr. Natthapoj Vincent Trakulphadetkrai (Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Reading) gave an invited on-line talk to around 100 teacher trainees at Brooklyn College, the City University of New York
10th September 2021
NEWS – Beverley Jennings (a fourth-year part-time PhD student at the University of Reading) gave a presentation based on her PhD at the researchEd national conference
5th September 2021
NEWS – IoE doctoral graduation successes – Summer 2021 term
1st September 2021
NEWS – Dr. Naomi Flynn (Associate Professor of Primary English Education, University of Reading) wins the 2021-2022 University of Reading Research Fellowship
27th July 2021
NEWS – Dr. Karen Jones (Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Management, University of Reading) recently submitted evidence to The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM inquiry
23rd July 2021
BLOG POST (by Sarah Coles, a part-time PhD student) – Pathways to bilingualism: the place of linguistic minority home languages in multilingual children’s acquisition of English
15th July 2021
BLOG POST (by the 2021 IoE Postgraduate Research Conference Organising Committee) – The 2021 IoE Postgraduate Research Conference was a great success
5th July 2021
NEWS – Invitation to take part in Dr. Billy Wong’s (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading) Ideal Student virtual book launch on 7th July 2021, 1-2PM (BST)
29th June 2021
NEWS – Final reminder of the 2021 IoE Postgraduate Research (PGR) Conference
20th June 2021
NEWS – New research article on the ethnicity degree awarding gap by Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading)
15th June 2021
NEWS – A request for primary teachers to complete a survey by Dr. Nasreen Majid and Dr. Maggie Smith (University of Reading) on primary teachers’ subject and pedagogical knowledge on climate change
5th June 2021
NEWS – Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading) publishes the ‘Ideal Student’ book with Open University Press
26th May 2021
NEWS – Winners of the 2021 Young Mathematical Story Author (YMSA) competition organised by Dr. Natthapoj Vincent Trakulphadetkrai (Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Reading) announced
20th May 2021
NEWS – Ideas explored in Dr. Karen Jones’ (Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Management, University of Reading) book were included in her The Chartered College of Teaching blog post
15th May 2021
NEWS – Dr. Naomi Flynn (Associate Professor of Primary English Education, University of Reading) interviewed for Dr. Kathy Weston’s ‘Get a Grip’ parenting podcast
10th May 2021
NEWS – Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading) discusses eight dimensions of the ideal student in his new research paper
5th May 2021
NEWS – Update from Prof. Suzanne Graham (Professor of Language and Education, University of Reading) on her new European Commission-funded international research collaboration to produce an adventure game-based approach for learning languages
27th April 2021
NEWS – Summer 2021 IoE Research Programme announced
23rd April 2021