Monthly Archives: April 2015

‘A photograph album rather than a snapshot’: the CLS Wellcome project

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) at the UCL Institute of Education is home to the national birth cohort studies, three of the oldest, largest and most important longitudinal studies in the world. Beginning in 1958, the studies have followed … Continue reading

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Hesse’s romantic and sinister tale of boarding school life

Merciless cramming according to an obsolete curriculum… constant fighting and bullying at a boys’ boarding school… pressure from peers and pressure from parents… vast social differences and social mobility through achievement… ardent friendship and careless betrayal… overpowering desire and fear … Continue reading

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‘Troublesome knowledge’

‘Troublesome knowledge’ and threshold concepts were two of the topics covered by keynote speakers at the Information Literacy conference in Newcastle (LILAC 8-10 April 2015). The first keynote speaker to catch my imagination was Ray Land, a Durham educationalist (you can check his education publications … Continue reading

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Where to find the Eskimos

Well, the Eskimos live in the Arctic… but how do you find books and films about them in your library and online? Some librarian has to put the word in the right place for you so that it pops up … Continue reading

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Focus on Special Collections: Jerome Bruner’s MACOS Curriculum Project

I consider myself very fortunate to be able to collaborate with some of the most wonderful people in the world – not just researchers who I work with regularly but also the librarians who I work with everyday. My most … Continue reading

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If it’s spring, it must be LILAC

LILAC  is organised by CILIP and aimed at librarians who deal with information and digital literacy support. Lilacers come from the UK and from 30 different countries. This year, the conference is held in Newcastle from the 8-10 April. The … Continue reading

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Library Easter Opening Hours

 The Newsam Library and Archives at the UCL Institute of Education will close at 11.30pm today Wednesday 1st April and will re-open at 8.30am on Wednesday 8th April.  Information on the opening hours of the other UCL Libraries is available here.

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