Publications

These lists include all books and monographs but for reasons of space only those articles and chapters published since 2001. It also includes electronic media, newspaper articles after 1991 and the blogs that took over from these in 2011-12.

Towards Dialogic Teaching: rethinking classroom talk

Alexander, R.J.

(2017) 5th Edition
York: Dialogos.

Primary Colours: Westminster postcards from the Cambridge Primary Review Trust

Alexander, R.J. (ed)

(2017)
York: Cambridge Primary Review Trust.

Primary Curriculum 2014

Alexander, R.J. et al.

(2014)
Pearson / Cambridge Primary Review Trust.

Curriculum Freedom, Capacity and Leadership in the Primary School

Alexander, R.J.

(2013)
Nottingham: National College for School Leadership.

Children, their World, their Education: final report and recommendations of the Cambridge Primary Review

Alexander, R.J. (ed)

(2010)
London: Routledge.

The Cambridge Primary Review Research Surveys

Alexander, R.J. et al. (eds)

(2010)
London: Routledge.

Towards a New Primary Curriculum: a report for the Cambridge Primary Review. Part 1

Alexander, R.J. and Flutter, J.

(2009)
Cambridge: University of Cambridge Faculty of Education.

Towards a New Primary Curriculum: a report for the Cambridge Primary Review. Part 2

Alexander, R.J.

(2009)
Cambridge: University of Cambridge Faculty of Education.

Essays on Pedagogy

Alexander, R.J.

(2008)
London: Routledge.

Education for All, the Quality Imperative, and the Problem of Pedagogy

Alexander, R.J.

(2008)
London: CREATE.

Argumentation and Dialogic Teaching: alternative pedagogies for a changing world

Wolfe, S. and Alexander, R.J.

(2008)
London: FutureLab.

Community Soundings: the Cambridge Primary Review regional witness sessions

Alexander, R.J. and Hargreaves, L.

(2007)
Cambridge: University of Cambridge Faculty of Education.

Education as Dialogue: moral and pedagogical choices for a runaway world

Alexander, R.J.

(2006)
Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education with Dialogos.
See chapter six of Essays on Pedagogy.

The Education of Six Year Olds in England, Denmark and Finland: A comparative study

Alexander, R.J. et al.

(2003)
London: Ofsted.
Finnish version / Danish version

Culture & Pedagogy: international comparisons in primary education

Alexander, R.J.

(2001)
Oxford and Boston: Blackwell.

Reflections on Equity, Quality and Local Planning in the District Education Programme

Alexander, R.J., Cohen, P., Mercer, M., Ramachandran, V. and Shukla, S.

(2001)
Delhi: European Commission.

Learning from Comparing: new directions in comparative educational research. Vol II: Policy, Professionals and Development

Alexander, R.J., Osborn, M. and Phillips, D. (ed)

(2000)
Oxford: Symposium Books.

Learning from Comparing: new directions in comparative educational research. Vol I: Contexts, Classrooms and Outcomes

Alexander, R.J., Broadfoot, P. and Phillips, D. (ed)

(1999)
Oxford: Symposium Books.

Time for Change: curriculum managers at work

Alexander, R.J. (ed)

(1998)
Warwick and Oxford: CREPE with the National Primary Centre.

Policy and Practice in Primary Education: Local initative, national agenda

Alexander, R.J.

(1997) 2nd Edition
London and New York: Routledge.

Other Primary Schools and Ours: Hazards of international comparison

Alexander, R.J.

(1996)
Warwick: CREPE.

Versions of Primary Education

Alexander, R.J., with Willcocks, J., Kinder, K. and Nelson, N.

(1995)
London and New York: Routledge.

Innocence and Experience: reconstructing primary education

Alexander, R.J.

(1994)
Stoke on Trent: Trentham Books.

Curriculum Organisation and Classroom Practice in Primary Schools

Alexander, R.J., Rose, J. and Woodhead, C.

(1992)
London: DES.

Policy and Practice in Primary Education

Alexander, R.J.

(1992)
London and New York: Routledge. 
Superseded by the revised and expanded second edition, 1997 (see above).

Primary Education in Leeds: Final report from the Primary Needs Independent Evaluation Project

Alexander, R.J.

(1991)
Leeds: University of Leeds with Leeds City Council.

Changing Primary Practice

Alexander, R.J., and Willcocks, J. and Kinder, K.

(1989)
London: Falmer Press.

Primary Teaching

Alexander, R.J.

(1984, revised edition 1988)
London: Holt Saunders (1984) and London: Cassell (1988).

Change in Teacher Education: context and provision since Robbins

Alexander, R.J., Craft, M. and Lynch, J. (ed)

(1984)
London: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
U.S. edition published as Change in Teacher Education: context and provision in Great Britain. New York: Praeger.

The Self-Evaluating Institution: practice and principles in the management of educational change

Adelman, C. and Alexander, R.J.

(1982)
London and New York: Methuen.

Advanced Study for Teachers

Alexander, R.J. and Ellis, J.W. (ed)

(1981)
Guildford: SRHE.

Developments in PGCE Courses

Alexander, R.J. and Whittaker, J. (ed)

(1980)
Guildford: SRHE.

Professional Studies for Teaching.

Alexander, R.J. and Wormald, E. (ed)

(1979)
Guildford: SRHE.

Alexander, R.J. (2020) Dialogisk pædagogik I en post-sandhedsverden. In O.Dysthe, J.J.Ness and P.O.Kirkegaard Dialogisk pædagogik, kreativitet og læring. Copenhagen: Klim.

Alexander, R .J. (2019) Whose discourse? Dialogic pedagogy in a post-truth worldDialogic Pedagogy: An International Online Journal, 7.

Alexander, R.J. (2019) Dialogic pedagogy in a post-truth world. In N.Mercer, R .Wegerif & L.Major (eds) Routledge International Handbook of Research in Dialogic Education, 672-686.

Alexander, R.J. (2018) Developing dialogue: genesis, process, trialResearch Papers in Education, 33(5), 561-598

Alexander, R.J. (2017) Primary education: evidence with vision. In Academy of Social Sciences (ed), Making the Case for the Social Sciences: Education. London, AcSS, 18-19.

Alexander, R.J., Hardman, F., Hardman, J., Longmore, M.  and Rajab, T. (2017) Changing talk, changing teaching: interim report from the in-house evaluation of the CPRT/UoY Dialogic Teaching Project. York, University of York.

Alexander, R.J. (2017) Contributions to J.McKenzie, Isabel Alexander: artist and Illustrator. Edinburgh, Isart Press.

Alexander, R.J. (2016) What’s the point? Select Committee ponders the meaning of educationForum 58(2), 155-165.

Alexander, R.J. (2016) Teaching and Learning for All: the quality imperative revisited. In McGrath, S et alRoutledge International Handbook of Educational Development. London, Routledge, 118-132.

Alexander, R.J. (2015) Dialogic pedagogy at scale: oblique perspectives. In Resnick, L.C., Asterhan, C. and Clarke, S. (ed) Socialising Intelligence Through Academic Talk and Dialogue, Washington DC, AERA, 429-440.

Alexander, R.J. (2015) Teaching and Learning for All: the quality imperative revisitedInternational Journal of Educational Development 41(1).

Alexander, R.J. (2014) Evidence, policy and the reform of primary education: a cautionary taleForum 56(3), 349-75.

Alexander, R.J. (2014) Curriculum imperatives. In CPRT/Pearson (ed) Primary Curriculum 2014. London, Pearson.

Alexander, R.J. (2014) Triumphs and dilemmas of dialogue. In Lefstein, A. and Snell, J., Better than Best Practice: developing dialogic pedagogy, London, Routledge, 72-4.

Alexander, R.J. (2014) The best that has been thought and said? Forum 56(1), 157-166.

Alexander, R.J. (2013) Eine ‘weltklasse’ Erziehung: Suprematie, Interdependenz und der Nutzen und Missbrauch von Internationalen Vergleichen’. In Hummrich, M. and Rademacher, S. (eds) Kulturvergleich in der Qualitativen Forschung, Wiesbaden, Springer, 279-298.

Alexander, R.J. (2012) International evidence, national policy and classroom practice: questions of judgement, vision and trust (Keynote address to the 3rd Van Leer International Conference on Education, Jerusalem, May 2012). Educational Echoes, 105-113. (In Hebrew).

Alexander, R.J. (2012) Neither national nor a curriculum? Forum 54(3), 369-383.

Alexander, R.J. (2012) Moral panic, miracle cures and educational policy: what can we really learn from international comparison? (the 2011 SERA Lecture). Scottish Educational Review, 44(1), 4-21.

Alexander, R.J. (2011) Evidence, rhetoric and collateral damage: the problematic pursuit of ‘world class’ standards’Cambridge Journal of Education, 41(3), 265-286.

Alexander, R.J. (2011) Legacies, policies and prospects: one year on from the Cambridge Primary Review (The 2010 Brian Simon Memorial Lecture). Forum 53(1), 71-92.

Alexander, R.J. (2010)  ‘World class schools’: noble aspiration or globalised hokum? (The 2009 BAICE Presidential Address). Compare: a journal of comparative education, 40(6), 801-817.

Alexander, R.J. (2010) Speaking but not listening? Accountable talk in an unaccountable context.  Literacy, 44(3), 103-111.

Alexander, R.J. (2009) Plowden, truth and myth: a warning’Education Today, 59(3), 15-18.

Alexander, R.J. (2009) The condition and future of primary education: beyond the headlines of the Cambridge Primary Review. Professional Voice 7(2), (Australia), 27-32.

Alexander, R.J. (2009), Research, the Cambridge Primary Review and the quality of education. In R.J.Alexander with C.Doddington, J.Gray, L.Hargreaves and R.Kershner (ed) (2009) The Cambridge Primary Review Research Surveys. London, Routledge, 1-12.

Alexander, R.J. (2009) Towards a comparative pedagogy. In Cowen, R. and Kasamias, A.M. (ed) International Handbook of Comparative Education. New York, Springer, 911-929.

Alexander, R.J. (2009) De l’usage de la parole en classe: une comparaison internationale’Revue Internationale d’Éducation, 50, 35-48.

Alexander, R.J. (2009) Pedagogy, culture and the power of comparison. In H.Daniels, H.Lauder and J.Porter  (eds) Educational Theories, Culture and Learning, London, Routledge, 10-26.

Alexander, R.J. (2008) Pedagogy, curriculum and culture, in K.Hall, R.McCormick, P.Murphy and J.Soler (eds) Pedagogy and Practice: culture and identities. London, Sage, 3-27.

Alexander, R.J. (2008) Culture, dialogue and learning: notes on an emerging pedagogy. In N.Mercer and S.Hodgkinson (eds), Exploring Talk in Schools. London, Sage, 91-114.

Alexander, R.J. (2008) Still no pedagogy? Principle, pragmatism and compliance in primary education. In N.Norris (ed) Curriculum and the teacher: 35 years of the Cambridge Journal of Education. London, Routledge, 331 – 357.

Alexander, R.J. (2007) All their future? A new enquiry into English primary education. Wolfson College Magazine, Spring 2007.

Alexander, R.J. (2007) Where there is no vision … Forum 49 (1 & 2), 87-99.

Alexander, R.J. (2006) Dichotomous pedagogies and the promise of cross-cultural comparison. In A.H.Halsey, P.Brown, H. Lauder and J-A.Dillabough (eds) Education: Globalisation and Social Change. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 722-733.

Alexander, R.J. (2005) The primary curriculum: an overdue case for reform. In Wragg, E.C. (ed) Letters to the Prime Minister. London, New Visions Group, 30-37.

Alexander, R.J. (2005) Douglas Brown and post-war English education. In Loades, D.M. (ed) Tributes to Douglas Brown. Cambridge, Perse School, 61-67.

Alexander, R.J. (2005) Words and music. In D.M.Loades (ed) Tributes to Douglas Brown. Cambridge, Perse School, 18-22.

Alexander, R.J. (2005) Talking to learn: oracy revisited. In Conner, C. (ed) Teaching Texts. Nottingham, National College for School Leadership, 75-93.

Alexander, R.J. (2004) Excellence, enjoyment and personalised learning: a true foundation for choice? Education Review, 18(1), 15-33.

Alexander, R.J. (2004) Still no pedagogy? Principles, pragmatism and compliance in primary education’Cambridge Journal of Education 34(1), 7-33.

Alexander, R.J. (2004) L’apprentissage, la civilité et la culture: perspectives internationales. In DESCO (ed) L’apprentissage de la civilité à l’école: regards croisées. Paris: Ministère de la jeunesse, de l’éducation nationale et de la recherche, 7-14.

Alexander, R.J. (2003) Oracy, literacy and pedagogy: international perspectives. In E.Bearne, H.Dombey and T.Grainger (eds) Interactions in Language and Literacy in the Classroom. Milton Keynes, Open University Press, 23-35.

Alexander, R.J. (2003) Pédagogie, culture et comparaison: visions et versions de l’école élémentaire’. Revue Française de Pedagogie, 142, 5-19.

Alexander, R.J. (2003) Indicators of teaching quality: a model from comparative classroom research. In Gautam, S.K.S. (ed) Indicators of Quality Education at the Elementary Stage. Delhi, NCERT, 230-261.

Alexander, R.J. (2003) Talk in teaching and learning: international perspectives. In QCA (ed) New Perspectives on Spoken English. London, QCA, 26-37.

Alexander, R.J. (2002) Dichotomous pedagogies and the promise of comparative research.  American Educational Research Association, Rockville MD: ERIC Document ED478168, 16.

Alexander, R.J. (2001) Border crossings: towards a comparative pedagogy. Comparative Education 37(4), 507-23.

Alexander, R.J. (2001) In pursuit of quality in elementary education. In R.J.Alexander, P.Cohen, M.Mercer, V.Ramachandran and S.Shukla, Reflections on Equity, Quality and Local Planning in the District Primary Education Programme. Delhi, European Commission, 45-55.

Alexander, R.J. (2001) Pedagogy and culture: a perspective in search of a method. In J.Soler, A.Craft and H.Burgess (eds) Teacher Development: exploring our own practice. London, Paul Chapman, 4-25.

Alexander, R.J. (2001) Basics, cores and choices: towards a new curriculum. In J.Soler, A.Craft, H.Burgess (eds) Teacher Development: exploring our own practice. London, Paul Chapman, 26-40.

North Yorkshire County Council (script and direction by R.J.Alexander) (2006) Talk for Learning: teaching and learning through dialogue, DVD/text pack. North Yorkshire County Council with Dialogos.

Alexander R.J. with Lewis, J., MacBeath, J., Tite, S., Wolfe, S., (2004) Talking to Learn. CD in the Learning-Centred Leadership multi-media pack. Nottingham: National College for School Leadership.

Between 2011 and 2017 Robin Alexander edited and contributed to the regular blog from the Cambridge Primary Review Trust (CPRT). During this period, 130 blogs from 41 teachers, academics and journalists commented enthusiastically, despairingly or humorously on educational matters. The CPRT blogs remain accessible at https://cprtrust.org.uk/cprt-blog/. Among them are the following by Robin Alexander:

2017

2016

2015


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2012


2011


Alexander, R.J. (2011) Evidence from the US tells us arts belong at the heart of the curriculum – but it’s our last chance to make this happen. Times Educational Supplement, 19 August.

Alexander, R.J. (2011) Primary schools need a broad curriculum. The Guardian, 15 March.

Alexander, R.J. (2010) Post-election priorities from the Cambridge Primary Review. The Guardian, 27 April.

Alexander, R.J. (2009) Ministers fail to learn lessons. The Guardian, 24 October.

Alexander, R.J. (2009) Primary Review commentary: tough on standards, tough on tests. Daily Telegraph, 16 October

Alexander, R.J. (2009) What is the primary curriculum for? The Guardian, 7 April.

Alexander, R.J. (2009) What is primary education for? Times Educational Supplement, 20 February.

Alexander, R.J. (2008) Testament to the power of 10Times Educational Supplement, 16 May.

Alexander, R.J. (2007) Testing times for primary assessment. Times Educational Supplement, 2 November

Alexander, R.J. (2006) The Primary Review: what it is and why it is needed. The Teacher, December.

Alexander, R.J. (2006 Alternative vision for primary children. Times Educational Supplement, 13 October.

Alexander, R.J. (2006) The people’s voice. Times Educational Supplement, 9 June.

Alexander, R.J. (2005) Primary schools. In ‘Letters to the next prime minister’ by Alexander, Brighouse, Wragg et al. The Guardian, 19 April.

Alexander, R.J. (2005) Back to the drawing board. Times Educational Supplement, 28 January.

Alexander, R.J. (2004) Learning to talk, talking to learn. Times Educational Supplement, 30 January.

Alexander, R.J. (2003) For Blair, 1997 is Year Zero. Times Educational Supplement, 19 September.

Alexander, R.J. (2001) In any language, it’s good to talk. Times Educational Supplement, 19 January.

Alexander, R.J. (2001) Lessons for the chattering classes. Times Educational Supplement, 12 March.

Alexander, R.J. (1998) Well-drilled conformists, or rounded individuals? The Independent, 14 January.

Alexander R.J. (1997) Beyond basics. Times Educational Supplement, 13 June.

Alexander R.J. (1996) Politicians still passing the primary school buck.  The Times,  21 June.

Alexander R.J., Campbell R.J. (1994) Curricular imperialism. Times Educational Supplement, 28 January.

Alexander R.J., Campbell R.J. (1994) Beware Dearing’s timetable warp. Times Educational Supplement, 21 January.

Alexander R.J. (1993) Kept waiting 63 years. Times Educational Supplement, 11 June.

Alexander R.J. (1993) Old myths die hard. The Times, 7 June.

Alexander R.J. (1993) Whose consensus?  Times Educational Supplement, 5 February.

Alexander R.J. (1992) Faith and the fruits of heresy. Times Educational Supplement, 11 September.

Alexander R.J. (1992) Floodlights, fanfares and facile factors. The Guardian, 11 February.

Alexander R.J. (1992) Holding the middle ground. Times Educational Supplement, 31 January.

Alexander R.J. (1991) Politics of good practice. Times Educational Supplement, 9 August.

2018

8 November
Acceptance speech at Open University Awards Ceremony, Sage Gateshead.

10 October
Whose discourse? Dialogic pedagogy in a post-truth world. Keynote for EARLI SIG 20/26 conference, Jerusalem.

18 June
The Cambridge Primary Review and the Curriculum. National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, Dublin.

2017

31 August
Developing Dialogue: process, trial, outcomes.  EARLI biennial conference, Tampere, Finland (as published).

13 July
The Arts in Schools: making the case, heeding the evidence. Keynote for Curious Minds / RECAP Conference  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 Primary Education: what is and what might be, London.

3 October
The Arts in Schools: making the case, heeding the evidence. Keynote for The Children’s Cultural Summit, Copenhagen.

5 March
Preparation for What? Primary to secondary and beyond. Keynote at ASCL Annual Conference, Birmingham.

2014

21 November
Children, their World, their Education: education, sustainability and global citizenship. Keynote at 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. (As published)

7 May
Keynote at 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. Keynote at Cheshire Schools’ Conference, Nantwich.

13 February
National Curriculum, Local Curriculum, Whole Curriculum. CPRT/Pearson Primary Curriculum 2014 Conference 1, Cornwall.

4 February
Visions of Education, Roads to Reform: PISA, the global race and the Cambridge Primary Review. University of Malmö, Malmö, Sweden.

3 February
Teaching and Learning: the quality imperative revisited. Keynote at UNESCO/Norad/Norwegian Refugee Council/University of Oslo Conference on the UN 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. Keynote at Schools North East Annual Conference, Newcastle on Tyne.

23 September
The Best that has been Thought and Said? Keynote at Cambridge Primary Review Trust Launch Event with ‘Any Primary Questions’ and Jonathan Dimbleby, 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. Keynote at National Literacy Trust Conference, London.

28 November
Talk for Learning, Literacy for Life: responding to the National Curriculum Review. Keynote at National Literacy Trust Conference, Manchester.

14 November
What is Education For? Keynote at 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. Keynote at Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

31 October
Re-thinking Primary Education. (Re-Pensando la Educatión Primaria). Schools Network, Universidad Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, Chile.

30 October
Visions of Education, Roads to Reform: the global educational race and the Cambridge Primary Review. (Visiones sobre Educatión, Caminos Hacia la Reforma: la carrera de la educatión global el Informe de Educatión Primaria de Cambridge). Public Lecture, 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

18 July
International Evidence, National Policy and Educational Practice: making better use of international comparisons in education. Keynote at New Directions in Teacher Education International Conference, Canterbury.

24 May
International Evidence, National Policy and Classroom Practice: questions of judgement, vision and trust. English versionHebrew version. Keynote at Third Van Leer International Education Conference, Jerusalem, Israel.

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
Entitlement, Freedom, Minimalism and ‘Essential Knowledge’: can the curriculum circle be squared? CPPS Westminster Conference on the National Curriculum, London.

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.

17 November
Freedom and Entitlement in the Primary Curriculum: what really matters? Keynote at Hertfordshire Primary Heads’ Conference, Stevenage.

16 November
A ‘World Class’ Curriculum: beating the world or sustaining it? Keynote at 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. Keynote at Westminster Education Forum, London

4 May
Standards, Entitlement and Quality in Primary Education: perspectives from the Cambridge Primary Review. Keynote at 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. Acceptance speech at 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, Brighto.n

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.

21 July
Acceptance speech at Bishop Grosseteste University Awards Ceremony, Lincoln Cathedral.

19 July
Acceptance speech at Manchester Metropolitan University Awards Ceremony, Manchester.

13 July
Culture and Pedagogy: a case study of theoretical and methodological decision-making in comparative educational research. Martin-Luther Universität, Halle, Germany. Eine ‘weltklasse’ Erziehung? Suprematie, Interdependenz und der Nutzen und Missbrauch von internationalen Vergleichen. Martin-Luther Universität, Halle, Germany (as published).

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. Keynote at Church of England Diocesan Directors of Education Annual Conference, Warwick.

22 April
Keynote at National Association for Primary Education Easter Conference, Cambridge.

7 April
A Meeting of Minds at Last? Alternative visions from the Cambridge Primary Review. Keynote at 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? Keynote  at Association of Teachers and Lecturers Easter Primary Conference, Manchester.

26 March
The Cambridge Primary Review: implications for teacher education. Keynote at Universities Council for the Education of Teachers Primary Conference, Manchester.

24 March
Newcastle LA Conference on the Cambridge Primary Review, Newcastle on Tyne.

18 March
The Perils of Policy: success, amnesia and collateral damage in systemic educational reform. The C.J.Koh Lecture, Singapore.

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
The Perils of Policy: success, amnesia and collateral damage in systemic educational reform. The Miegunyah Lecture, University of Melbourne, Australia.

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. Keynote at 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
Speaking but not Listening? Accountable talk in an unaccountable context. Keynote at UKLA Annual Conference, London (as published).

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. Keynote at 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. Keynote at 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. Keynote at Worshipful Company of Weavers’ Invitational Conference, London.

9 November
The Cambridge Primary Review. Keynote at 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, 2001-6

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 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 Kong University, Hong Kong.

12 July 2005
Culture, Dialogue and Learning: notes on an emerging pedagogy. Keynote at International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology, University of Durham (revised version in Essays on Pedagogy, chapter 5).

3 July 2004
Excellence, enjoyment and personalised learning: a true foundation for choice? Keynote at NUT National Education Conference (as published).

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
Comparer c’est comprendre: visions et versions de l’école élémentaire. University of Nice, France (as published).