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Prof Stuart Foster
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
20 Bedford Way
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  • Professor of History in Education
  • IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
  • UCL Institute of Education

Stuart Foster, in his role as Executive Director at the Centre for Holocaust Education, has provided strategic leadership for the programme since its inception in 2008. He is currently leading the IOE’s ground-breaking national study of students' understanding of the Holocaust.
Stuart has been an influential figure in history education at the IOE since 2001 and has served as the Course Leader for the MA in Education (Citizenship, History and RE), tutored PGCE history students, and supervised a large number of doctoral candidates from an array of countries including Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, and the USA. From 2008 to 2011 he served as Head of the Academic Department of Arts and Humanities. Stuart began his career in education as a history teacher, head of department and senior teacher in comprehensive schools in England; he then completed his PhD in curriculum and instruction at the University of Texas, Austin, USA.

From 1996-2001, he was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Social Science Education at the University of Georgia, USA. As a central figure in the field of history education nationally and internationally, Stuart is regularly invited to give keynote lectures to international audiences, and in recent years has addressed history teachers and academics in Canada, France, Germany, Portugal, Ireland, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, Sweden and the USA.

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