Tag Archives: education

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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January 2017 Country/Student Focus: Italy

The January Country Focus is Italy provided by Frances Peruzzo in the International Education LibGuide. Ciao a tutti! My name is Francesca Peruzzo, and Italy is my country of origin. I am currently doing my PhD at the UCL Institute … Continue reading

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Finding inspiration on a stormy weekend: Curriculum Resource ideas from the SLA

Like many institutions concerned with teacher training the UCL Institute of Education has, as part of its library, a collection of resources for use in the classroom. This collection has two roles: to show what is available to support teaching … Continue reading

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New collection guide and gallery – Papers of Sir Fred Clarke

I just finished a new guide on the collection of Sir Fred Clarke, former Director of the IOE. The collection provides an insight into Clarke’s educational interests and ideologies, while also painting a picture of family life for an academic … Continue reading

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Appeal to London teachers – Interested in using primary sources in the classroom?

Are you interested in using primary sources in the classroom but not sure where to start?  Our plan to develop one of our collections as a teaching resource for Key Stages 3 and 4 could be the place to start.  … Continue reading

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Trial access to SAGE Knowledge available to IOE staff and students

We have set up trial access to SAGE Knowledge for all current IOE staff and students. It describes itself as ‘…the premier social science eBook platform’. It contains a huge range of SAGE eBook and eReference content. You will be … Continue reading

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National Union of Women Teachers – exhibition in Institute of Education foyer

If you’re visiting the Institute of Education, University of London anytime soon you’ll get to see the exhibition I’ve put up in the foyer space outside the library.  The exhibition is to highlight my work cataloguing the records of the National … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday DERA!

DERA (the Digital Education Resource Archive) is one year old this month. At the time of my first blog post on DERA, on 28th February 2011 we were very proud that we had managed to get over 1000 full text … Continue reading

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Renate Simpson donation of books to IOE library

I was recently contacted by the daughter of Renate Simpson, the author of several books in our collection. Her mother has had to move from her London flat, and her family are sorting out good homes for her extensive and … Continue reading

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The IEE is now online and completely searchable

Back in October 2010, I attempted to get you excited about a new edition of the International Encyloclopedia of Education (IEE). Since then, I haven’t noticed a stampede in the Reference section, but I’m hoping our recent acquisition of the … Continue reading

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