The University of Reading’s Institute of Education continues to make great progress in the filming of their ‘Big Questions’ research video series. In the series, each research-active staff member answers one ‘big question’ that the wider society will find interesting, and they do so though making connections to their own research passion and projects. This month, three additional colleagues have just been filmed and their details can be found below.

We look forward to sharing their videos with you in due course!


The ‘big question’ for Dr. Karen Jones (Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Management) is ‘How can we close the gender gap?’


The ‘big question’ for Dr. Rebecca Harris (Associate Professor of History Education) is ‘What should young people learn in history?’


The ‘big question’ for Professor Helen Bilton (Professor of Outdoor Learning) is ‘Why is outside important to young children’s development?’