News and Events

Here you will find details of recent developments and forthcoming events.

Congratulations to Anwar!

Anwar Alshuaib successfully defended his thesis on 1 May gaining the award of PhD with just a few minor corrections. The topic of his thesis: Promoting Social Presence in a Social Networking Environment in a Kuwaiti Higher Education Context.

‌In the picture we see Anwar with his supervisors and examiners, from the left, Dr Judith Kleine Staarman (supervisor), Dr Li Li (internal examiner), Professor Rupert Wegerif (supervisor), Dr (almost!) Anwar Alshuaib, Professor Steve Higgins (external examiner).

In memory of Professor Bob Burden

We are sorry to share the sad news that Professor Bob Burden, the founder of the CEDU, recently passed away after a long illness. Colleagues and friends have been sharing their memories.

Congratulations to our Recently Accredited Schools

  • Stanley Park Infants' School, Carshalton 30 April 2013
  • All Faiths' Children's Community School, Rochester, 25 April 2014
  • Castle Hill Infants, Basingstoke 03 April 2014
  • Mynydd Cynffig Infants, Bridgend 07 April 2014

Upcoming Events

The Centre will be hosting the following speakers as part of the Graduate School of Education seminar series in 2013/14:

  • 27 May 2014 - Professor Keith Topping (Dundee University)


Dialogic reading group

A small group which meet regularly to discuss articles around the topic of ‘Dialogic Theory in Education’.  If you would like to join this group please contact Sibel Kazak or Rupert Wegerif.   Alternatively please visit the group's blog.   


ELSIN 2014 19th Annual International Conference‌

Conference theme: Individuality and resilience in learning and education

14 - 19 June 2014, University of the West of Scotland, Ayr Campus, Scotland, UK

Conference Organisers: Carol Evans (University of Exeter) and Tim Duffy (University of West Scotland)

Please see the ELSIN 2014 flyer for further information and deadline for abstracts.