Presentations

This page lists Robin Alexander’s main conference and other presentations since 2007, together with a small selection of earlier presentations.

2017
31 August
Developing Dialogue: process, trial, outcomes Paper for EARLI annual conference, Tampere, Finland
13 July
The Arts in Schools: making the case, heeding the evidence Keynote for Curious Minds / RECAP Conference on Intercultural Dimensions of Cultural Education, University of Chester.
2016
18 November
What works and what matters: education in spite of policy Keynote at CPRT national conference
3 October
The Arts in Schools: making the case, heeding the evidence Keynote for The Copenhagen Cultural Children's Summit
5 March
Preparation for What? Primary to secondary and beyond Keynote at ASCL Annual Conference
2014
21 November
Children, their World, their Education: education, sustainability and global citizenship Joint CPRT / Tide Global Learning Seminar, Birmingham
24 October
Talk for Teaching and Learning: benefits and challenges of dialogue Morpeth School, Tower Hamlets, London
3 June
National Curriculum, Local Curriculum, Whole Curriculum CPRT/Pearson Primary Curriculum 2014 Conference 5, London
13 May
Evidence, Policy and the Reform of Primary Education: a cautionary tale. The 2014 Godfrey Thomson Trust Lecture, University of Edinburgh.
7 May
Re-launch of the Cambridge Primary Review London Network, London
1 May
Indicators of Quality in Teaching and Learning: what really matters? Overseas Development Institute / UKFIET, London
2 April
National Curriculum, Local Curriculum, Whole Curriculum. CPRT/Pearson Primary Curriculum 2014 Conference 4, Leeds
1 April
National Curriculum, Local Curriculum, Whole Curriculum. CPRT/Pearson Primary Curriculum 2014 Conference 3, Leeds
11 March
National Curriculum, Local Curriculum, Whole Curriculum. CPRT/Pearson Primary Curriculum 2014 Conference 2, London
24 February
Idle Chatter in Class? Spoken language and the new national curriculum. Cheshire Schools’ Conference, Nantwich
13 February
National Curriculum, Local Curriculum, Whole Curriculum. CPRT/Pearson Primary Curriculum 2014 Conference 1, Cornwall
3 February
Teaching and Learning: the quality imperative revisited. UNESCO/Norad/Norwegian Refugee Council/University of Oslo Education for All Global Monitoring Report Conference, Oslo, Norway
8 January
National Curriculum, Local Curriculum, Whole Curriculum. Outwood Grange Academies Trust, York
2013
11 October
A New Era for Primary Education? Building on the Cambridge Primary Review. Schools North East Annual Conference, Newcastle on Tyne
23 September
The Best that has been Thought and Said? Cambridge Primary Review Trust Launch Event with ‘Any Primary Questions’, London (as published)
28 June
The Revised National Curriculum: limitations and opportunities and The New National Curriculum: plugging the spoken language gap. Gateshead Primary Heads’ Conference, Hexham
25 June
Talk for Learning, Literacy for Life: responding to the National Curriculum Review. Wiltshire Teachers’ Dialogic Teaching Conference, Chippenham
13 June
The Revised National Curriculum: opportunities and limitations. Bolton Schools Conference, Bolton
22 April
Strategic Thinking in Education: starting points. Van Leer Institute International Education Seminar, Jerusalem, Israel
2012
4 December
Talk for Learning, Literacy for Life: responding to the National Curriculum Review. National Literacy Trust Conference, London
28 November
Talk for Learning, Literacy for Life: responding to the National Curriculum Review. National Literacy Trust Conference, Manchester
14 November
What is Education For? Church of England Diocesan Directors of Education Conference, University of Warwick
6 November
Teacher Education Seminar, Universidad Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, Chile
5 November
Universal Challenges for the Education of Teachers. Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
31 October
Re-thinking Primary Education. (Re-Pensando la Educatión Primaria). Schools Network, Universidad Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, Chile
8 August
Neither National nor a curriculum? National Curriculum Review Seminar, Oxford (as published)
25 July
Maintaining the Vision, Building on the Evidence: principles for the next phase of the Cambridge Primary Review. CPR Staff Conference, Cambridge
24 July
Dissemination and Policy Engagement: CPR’s achievements and dilemmas. CPR Staff Conference, Cambridge
24 July
Primary Education and the Cambridge Primary Review, 2006-15, CPR Staff Conference, Cambridge
20 May
From Micro to Macro and Back Again: how can we give due weight to culture, history and policy in classroom research? Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
3 May
What is Dialogic Teaching and Why is it Needed? and Making Dialogic Teaching Happen. CPR Network East Dialogic Teaching Conference, Herts
23 April
28 March
What is Dialogic Teaching and Why is it Needed? Hogeschool Rotterdam, Netherlands
13 March
Tests, Standards and Accountability, Manifest Senter for Sammfunnsanalyse, Oslo, Norway (by videolink)
12 March
Blicke über den Kanal: Potenziale qualitativ vergleichender Schulforschung am Beispiel. (Discussant) Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft, Osnabrück, Germany
20 February
Improving Oracy and Classroom Talk in English Schools: achievements and challenges. DfE Invitational Seminar on Oracy in the National Curriculum, London
2011
1 December
Institute for Educational Development, BRAC, Dhaka, Bangladesh
25 November
Moral Panic, Miracle Cures and Educational Policy: what can we really learn from international comparison. The 2011 SERA Lecture, Scottish Educational Research Association (as published)
18 November
National Themes for Research and Development. Teaching Schools Conference, London Stirling
17 November
Freedom and Entitlement in the Primary Curriculum: what really matters? Hertfordshire Primary Heads’ Conference, Stevenage
16 November
A ‘World Class’ Curriculum: beating the world or sustaining it? TIDE Global Learning Conference, Birmingham
6 November
Legacies, Policies and Prospects: one year on from the Cambridge Primary Review. The 2010 Brian Simon Memorial Lecture, London (as published)
18 October
What is Dialogic Teaching and Why is it Needed? and Making Dialogic Teaching Happen. Surrey Leading Teachers’ Conference, Guildford
26 September
Dialogic pedagogy at scale: oblique perspectives. American Educational Research Association Conference on Socialising Intelligence Through Academic Talk and Dialogue, Pittsburgh, USA (as published)
12 July
Freedom and Entitlement in the Primary Curriculum: striking the balance. CPR Network East Midlands Launch Conference, Lincoln
7 July
Freedom and Entitlement in the Primary Curriculum: striking the balance. Dorset Primary Heads’ Conference, Dorset
22 June
Freedom, Standards and Entitlement in Primary Education. CPR Network West Launch Conference, Bristol
9 June
National College/CPR Curriculum Conference, Wakefield
8 June
Curriculum and Pedagogy: making a difference, transforming lives. Sussex Heads’ Conference, Arundel
6 June
Free at Last? Making the most of the new freedoms in primary education. CPR Network London Launch Conference, London
26 May
Curriculum and Pedagogy: making a difference, transforming lives. London, Primary Heads’ Curriculum Conference, London
17 May
Curriculum in the Community, Community in the Curriculum. CPR Network South West Launch Conference, Exeter
10 May
Priorities for a Primary Curriculum. Westminster Education Forum, London
4 May
Standards, Entitlement and Quality in Primary Education: perspectives from the Cambridge Primary Review. National Council for Curriculum and Assessment Conference, Children, their lives, their learning, Dublin, Ireland
3 May
Speaking Truth to Power? Research, practice, politics and the Cambridge Primary Review, National Council for Curriculum and Assessment Seminar, Dublin, Ireland
22 April
Campaigning for Primary Education. NUT Annual Conference, Harrogate
6 April
Achieving Excellence Through a Community Curriculum. CPR Network East Launch Conference, Duxford
5 April
Empowering Learning and Teaching: educational and professional dialogue. Barking and Dagenham LA Conference, Rainham
31 March
The Cambridge Primary Review: one year on and Curriculum in Primary Schools: the current landscape. North Yorkshire Curriculum Conference, Harrogate
30 March
Empowering Learning Through Dialogue. Surrey Primary Heads’ Conference, London
24 March
In Spite of Policy? Pedagogy, professional development and the study of education. International Pedagogy Symposium, Cambridge
16 March
The Cambridge Primary Review: aims, methods outcomes and impact – so far. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Study Visit, Cambridge
15 March
Primary Umbrella Group, London
8 March
A New Era for Primary Education? Building on the Cambridge Primary Review. CPR Network North East Launch Conference, Newcastle on Tyne
10 March
The Future of Primary Education: what’s worth fighting for? CPR Network South Launch Conference, Brighton
7 March
A New Era for Primary Education? Building on the Cambridge Primary Review. CPR Network Midlands Launch Conference, Walsall
28 February
Primary Education: what’s worth fighting for? CPR Network North West Launch Conference,, Ormskirk
11 February
The Primary Curriculum: what’s worth fighting for? Norfolk Primary Heads’ Conference, Norwich
4 February
Curriculum and Standards: what’s worth fighting for? National Association of Advisers for English Annual Conference, Stratford on Avon
3 February
The Primary Curriculum: what’s worth fighting for? Shropshire Primary Heads’ Conference, Shrewsbury
2010
4 November
Is There Life After Rose? and Beyond Speaking and Listening. Leicester Primary Heads’ Conference, Leicester
20 October
What is Primary Education for? and Is There Life After Rose? and What Makes for Effective Teaching and Learning? Surrey Primary Heads’ Conference, Epsom
19 October
Free at Last? Camden NUT, London
13 October
Beyond Speaking and Listening. Kirklees Primary Heads’ Conference, Huddersfield
11 October
The Initial Training, Deployment and Development of Primary Teachers, Department for Education, London
19 July
Manchester Metropolitan University Awards Ceremony, London
13 July
Culture and Pedagogy: a case study of theoretical and methodological decision-making in comparative educational research. Martin-Luther Universität, Halle, Germany
1 July
Free at Last? Forward with the Cambridge Primary Review and Dialogue, Learning and Teaching. Bolton LA Schools Conference, Bolton
16 June
Forward with the Cambridge Primary Review. Wiltshire Primary Heads’ Conference, Devizes
11 June
Free at Last? The Cambridge Primary Review and the training of teachers. Wandsworth SCITT, London
10 June
From ‘A State Theory of Learning’ to Accountable Autonomy: can it be done? Leadership for Learning Seminar, Cambridge.
9 June
From Aims to Curriculum and Beyond. Church of England Diocesan Directors of Education Annual Conference, Warwick
22 April
National Association for Primary Education Easter Conference, Cambridge
7 April
A Meeting of Minds at Last? Alternative visions from the Cambridge Primary Review. Steiner Waldorf Easter Conference, Sussex
5 April
Primary Education at the crossroads: the choice is yours. National Union of Teachers Annual Conference, Liverpool
1 April
Policy Priorities for Primary Education, Cambridge Primary Review / GTCE, London (as published)
31 March
What Future for Primary Education? New Visions for Education Election Forum, London
29 March
The Cambridge Primary Review: where next? Association of Teachers and Lecturers Easter Primary Conference, Manchester
26 March
The Cambridge Primary Review: implications for teacher education. Universities Council for the Education of Teachers Primary Conference, Manchester
24 March
Newcastle LA Conference on the Cambridge Primary Review, Newcastle on Tyne
17 March
The Dialogues of Culture and Pedagogy. National Institute of Education, Singapore.
11 March
Australian Applications? Issues from the Cambridge Primary Review. VICCSO, Melbourne, Australia
10 March
8 March
Speaking Truth to Power: research, practice and politics in the Cambridge Primary Review. ACE Colloquium, University of Melbourne, Australia.
3 March
Pedagogy, Classroom Talk and the Indivisibility of Dialogue. Australian Council for Educational Research, Melbourne, Australia
25 February
Reform, retrench or recycle? A curriculum cautionary tale. National Curriculum Symposium, University of Melbourne, Australia
3 February
The Cambridge Primary Review and its Final Report. Early Childhood Forum, London
29 January
Cambridge Primary Review Regional Dissemination Conference 8, London
19 January
Cambridge Primary Review Regional Dissemination Conference 7, Bristol
14 January
Cambridge Primary Review Regional Dissemination Conference 6, Preston
13 January
Cambridge Primary Review Regional Dissemination Conference 5, Manchester
2009
8 December
The Final Report of the Cambridge Primary Review. Bristol University Conference on the Cambridge Primary Review, Bristol
7 December
Bolton LA, Talk for Learning Conference, Bolton
2 December
Cambridge Primary Review Regional Dissemination Conference 4, York
27 November
Cambridge Primary Review Regional Dissemination Conference 3, London
18 November
Cambridge Primary Review Regional Dissemination Conference 2, Birmingham
9 November
The Cambridge Primary Review: what now? UCET Annual Conference, London
6 November
Extending Horizons? Hopes and fears from the Cambridge Primary Review. NUT Extending Horizons Conference, London
5 November
Cambridge Primary Review Regional Dissemination Conference 1, Cambridge
19 October
The Condition and Future of Primary Education
National launch of the CPR final report, RSA, London
Two papers:
Launch keynote
Final report briefing
19 October
Whose Education System is it? Lessons on standards, quality and accountability from the Cambridge Primary Review. Cambridge Assessment Annual conference / Cambridge launch of the CPR final report
23 September
Council for Subject Associations, London
16 September
‘World Class Schools’ – Noble aspiration or globalized hokum? BAICE Presidential Address, BAICE/UKFIET International Conference, Oxford (as published)
21 July
Bolton LA, Talk for Learning conference, Bolton
16 July
House of Commons Education Committee, London
10 July
7 July
Talking, Thinking, Learning. Suffolk Schools Conference, Woodbridge
22 June
The Primary Curriculum: an alternative way forward. Westminster Education Forum on the future of primary education, London
15 June
Plowden, Truth and Myth: a warning. College of Teachers Awards Ceremony, London
8 April
The Cambridge Primary Review. National Council for Educational Research and Training (Delhi), Cambridge
7 April
National Association for Primary Education Easter Conference, Cambridge
31 March
The Primary Curriculum. Department for Children, Schools and Families, London
19 January
House of Commons Education Committee, London
2008
21 October
Culture, Dialogue and Learning, Seminar in honour of Douglas Barnes, Cambridge
18 June
House of Commons Education Committee, London
4 June
Sustainable Development Commission, London
16 April
Research, Policy and the Media. CamERA, University of Cambridge
17 March
The Cambridge Primary Review: emerging perspectives on childhood. Children’s Society / GTC / CPR Joint Conference on Childhood, Wellbeing and Primary Education, London
22 January
Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, Doncaster
2007
20 November
Towards a New Vision for Primary Education: the Cambridge Primary Review. Worshipful Company of Weavers’ Invitational Conference, London
9 November
The Cambridge Primary Review. Universities Council for the Education of Teachers Annual Conference, Daventry.
31 October
Risk and Childhood: evidence from the Cambridge Primary Review. RSA Risk Commission Conference, London
18 October
Sustainable Development Commission
12 October
Community Soundings: first findings from the Cambridge Primary Review. National Association of Head Teachers, Bristol (As published)
18 May
Primary Education Study Group, Birmingham
12 March
House of Commons Education Committee, London
1 February
Teachers’ TV Grand Debate on Standards and Testing, London
A selection of earlier presentations
21 November 2006

Liberal Democrats 4Rs Commission, London

5 December 2005

Active Learning: the English experience. Universitetet i Nordland, Bodø, Norway

26 October 2005

Education as Dialogue: moral and pedagogical choices for a runaway world. Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Lecture, Hong Kong Institute of Education (revised version in Essays on Pedagogy, chapter 6)

19 October 2005

Pedagogy: the missing ingredient in comparative research. Hong KongUniversity, Hong Kong

12 July 2005

Culture, Dialogue and Learning: notes on an emerging pedagogy. International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology, University of Durham (revised version in Essays on Pedagogy, chapter 5)

3 July 2004
17 October 2003

L’apprentissage, la civilité et la culture: perspectives internationales. Desco, Ministère de l’Education Nationale, Paris, France (as published)

22 May 2003

Still no Pedagogy? Principle, pragmatism and compliance in primary education, Faculty of Education public lecture, University of Cambridge (as published)

14 October 2002

The curriculum in successful primary schools: a response. HMI invitational conference, London

8 June 2002

Brian Simon and Pedagogy. Contribution to a celebration of his life and work, University of Leicester

3 April 2002

Beyond Dichotomous Pedagogies. American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, USA(revised version in Essays on Pedagogy, chapter 4)

5 March 2001