Category Archives: Library

Music education in feature films

Music’s place on the school curriculum can be uncertain. However it is a subject which can inspire strong passions in teachers and pupils. This is portrayed in several DVDs in the Education in Literature Collection. Music of the Heart (1999) … Continue reading

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Fictional favourite

I studied History at school until A’ Level and am still interested in the way in which is taught. Upon recently rereading one of my favourite books in the Education in Literature Collection, To serve them all my days by … Continue reading

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Changes in the library this summer

Exciting changes are underway so here are a list of them with some key dates: 26 July – Extra  study spaces We’ve just had 5 individual study pods and new student workstations installed on L3 (see photos below). When we’ve … Continue reading

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Don’t judge a collection by its title

You could potentially be missing out on a great read or an entertaining DVD if you find the name ‘Education in Literature Collection’ off putting. The criteria for inclusion in the Collection is ‘novels, poetry, plays and DVDs about the … Continue reading

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Favourite subjects versus relevant curriculum?

When I glanced through one of our new acquisitions – a book which analyses the success of Japan’s educational system – a list of pupils’ favourite subjects struck me. Both elementary and middle school students had voiced a preference for … Continue reading

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May Madness

  Amongst the May additions to the Education in Literature Collection are several classic novels, interesting biographies and even a novel that can be described as a blend of satire and horror. The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes) by Alain-Fournier … Continue reading

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Poetry in Motion

‘High Flight’ was one of the poems read during the UCL IOE Library’s ‘Reading Aloud’ event in celebration of World Book Day on 23rd April 2015. This poem, by John Gillespie Magee Jr. (1922-1941), is an evocation of the joy … Continue reading

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