Category Archives: Library

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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Read Aloud in the UCL IOE Library for World Book Day 2015

      On Thursday 23 April a group of staff from across the Institute (along with a colleague from UCL) came together in the Library to mark World Book Night with a celebration of ‘Reading aloud and listening to others read’. … 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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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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A glimpse into The Historical Textbooks Collection

One of the largest of the Special Collections at the UCL Institute of Education’s Newsam Library is the Historical Textbooks Collection. It has approximately 88,000 textbooks and classroom teaching resources dating from the 1890s onwards, when state-funded education was introduced … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch-changes

Changes to accessing information –whether it be your bank or a library database—can be downright annoying, especially when you’ve just acclimatised yourself to the old access route. Post-merger with UCL, we are in a phase of changes. While a great … Continue reading

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