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Institute of Education Blog


Expert opinion from academics at the UCL Institute of Education



This blog is written by academics at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), University College London (UCL).

Since 2014, the IOE has been ranked number one for education worldwide in the QS World University Rankings by Subject and was rated top of the league table for education research in the government’s last research assessment exercise (2008) of UK universities. Recognised by Ofsted for its ‘Outstanding’ initial teacher training across primary, secondary and further education, we are the country’s biggest provider of teacher education.

Our blog is for anyone interested in current issues in education and related social sciences.

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The views of the authors are their own.


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How to cite our blog

For those wishing to cite our articles we recommend the following format:

Kennedy, E. (2020) 5 easy tricks for successful online teaching, UCL Institute of Education Blog https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/2020/06/17/5-easy-tricks-for-successful-online-teaching/ 17 June 2020 (Accessed 20/06/2020).

Creech, A. (2014) How music-making helps people love later life, UCL Institute of Education Blog https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/2014/07/15/how-music-making-helps-people-love-later-life/ 15 July 2014 (Accessed 30/07/2014)

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