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The Institute for Effective Education (IEE), based at the University of York, is working to establish what works in learning and teaching — and why.

We conduct rigorous evaluations of education programmes and practices. Our research is mainly focused on literacy, numeracy, and science in the UK and overseas, but also includes early childhood education, parenting, widening participation, and the effective use of technology.

We work closely with schools, policy makers, and other researchers to share knowledge and build support for evidence-based education in policy and practice.

We welcome applications from postgraduate students. Watch our new video to find out more.


  • Postgraduate Virtual Open Day: Sign up and chat with academic staff, current students and fellow applicants about courses, accommodation, applications, student support and studying in York (November 2014)
  • Take part in KS2 literacy trials: Schools can register to take part in a new trial, called the Literacy Octopus, investigating ways of engaging them with research evidence (September 2014)
  • New publication: IEE staff publish results from the third year of a national evaluation of the Success for All programme (August 2014)
  • Mary Sheard: We are very sad to report that Mary died on 26 July 2014 after being ill for several months. She is much missed by her friends and colleagues at the IEE (July 2014)
  • New article: Professor Robert Slavin and Dr Pam Hanley publish systematic review of approaches to teaching science in primary schools (July 2014)
  • IEE graduate's story: PhD student Solvor Mjøberg Lauritzen shares her experience in University of York web feature (July 2014)
  • New UNICEF report and journal article: Professor Frank Hardman writes on teacher education in Myanmar (July 2014)

Forthcoming events

  • ESRC Research Seminar Series: 2013 - 2015, London/York
    A series of free seminars looking at the challenges of conducting education evaluations in real-world settings - Next seminar, 10 October in York

For more, see our news and events pages
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Last Updated: November 11, 2014 | Webmaster, iee

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