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Institute of Education – University of Reading

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  • Transforming lives through education

  • Top 10 in the UK for Education for over a decade

    The Guardian University League Tables

  • Developing caring and reflective educational practitioners

    Our care shows in our teaching and graduates, and is valued highly by employers

  • World-leading research

    80% of our research publications rated world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Institute of Education

Embracing the demands of the 21st century requires educated, engaged and active citizens; individuals with resilience and the confidence to tackle challenges. Inspiring others to grow into such individuals takes people with creativity and vision. At the Institute of Education we have the research, the expertise and the passion to help develop these people.

You can be one of these people. You can become a caring, reflective, professional educational practitioner. Someone who transforms the lives of others through education.

 Whether you're furthering your skills and experience through one of our degrees, partnering with us, or joining our team, at the Institute of Education, you will be part of a community where the impact of our research and the breadth of our experience feeds directly into everything we do and the world around us. 

Our research

Our research addresses the overarching aim of improved education and learning as a route to enhanced self-efficacy, economic well-being and life chances.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (REF 2014), 80% of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent with a global impact on educational policy and practice.

“ ... the aims of education are to enable students to understand the world around them and the talents within them so that they can become fulfilled individuals and active, compassionate citizens.”

Sir Ken Robinson – Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education

Top 10 IN THE UK FOR EDUCATION for over a decade

We are ranked 8th in the UK for Education (The Guardian University League Table 2019) and have been consistently in the top 10 for over a decade.

Our highly reputable partnerships with over 300 schools enables us, together, to train the next generation of outstanding teachers.

Our high levels of pastoral care and the exemplary experience our students enjoy are regularly reflected in the National Student Survey (NSS). In 2016 we were ranked 7th for Initial Teacher Training with 92% overall satisfaction in Education and 95% satisfaction with academic support in Education.

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