Professor Rose Luckin
Founder and Director
Rose Luckin, the founder and Director of the EDUCATE programme, is Professor of Learner Centred Design at UCL Knowledge Lab, in London.
Her research and area of expertise involves the design and evaluation of educational technology using theories from the learning sciences and techniques from Artificial Intelligence (AI). She has a particular interest in using AI to open the ‘black box’ of learning to show teachers and students the detail of their progress intellectually, emotionally and socially.
Rose set up the EDUCATE programme after recognising a need to bring together three core communities: EdTech innovators; educators who would use it to enhance their work and help to develop it and researchers who have the knowledge and expertise to know how and when it works best. Her brainchild took years to materialise and was achieved with the help of like-minded colleagues, who supported the concept and helped to attract investment, which eventually came through the European Regional Development Fund.
She has a particular interest in using AI to open the ‘black box’ of learning
Today, having realised her vision with the launch of EDUCATE in 2017, she presides over a successful and prestigious programme of start-ups, researchers and educators working together to develop evidence-informed EdTech.
Rose has published numerous academic articles in journals and has authored two monographs and two edited collections. She is also lead author of Nesta’s influential Decoding Learning report published in 2012 and Pearson’s Unleashing Intelligence, published in 2016.
She has enjoyed a distinguished career in all sectors of the education service, including as a teacher in a state secondary and in further and higher education, and was previously Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning at the University of Sussex.