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

The Institute was ranked number one for education worldwide in the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 QS World University Rankings 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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How to cite our blog

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

Creese, B. (2014) Adult education: a fundamental good, IOE London Blog https://ioelondonblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/adult-education-a-fundamental-good/  30 July 2014 (Accessed 27/08/2014)

Creech, A. (2014) How music-making helps people love later life, IOE London Blog https://ioelondonblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/how-music-making-helps-people-love-later-life/  15 July 2014 (Accessed 30/07/2014)



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