IOE Inaugural Directorial Lecture Series

Teaching and Learning in the Twenty-First Century

What is an 'Institute of Education' For?

March 2012
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  • Publisher
    UCL IOE Press
  • Published
    13th March 2012
  • ISBN 9780854739189
  • Language English
  • Pages 30 pp.
  • Size 5.875" x 8.5"
  • Images illus

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, schools and teachers are subject to enormous pressures for change. The revolution in digital technologies, the pressure to develop consistently high-performing schools systems, and the drive between excellence and equity all combine to raise profound questions about the nature of successful teaching and learning in the twenty-first century.

This lecture will explore the extent to which teaching is indeed changing in response to these external pressures and the implications for teachers, schools and learners—and then will pose questions about what all that means for research, teacher education and the nature of an institute of education.

Chris Husbands

Chris Husbands has been Vice Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University since January 2016. He was Director of the Institute of Education between 2011 and 2015, leading the merger of the IOE with UCL.