Externally funded research projects

These research projects are or have been undertaken at the Graduate School of Education as part of the Centre for Teaching Thinking and Dialogue. Please click on the project title for further detail.

Awarded To

Project Title


Dr Taro Fujita, Dr  Kleine-Staarman
Prof Mikio Miyazaki and Mr Koki Yui (Shinshu University)
Developing group thinking measure test with mobile technology Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Dr Li Li, Dr  Larkin The role of metacognition in the success of reading and writing tasks across cultures British Council
Dr Taro Fujita
Dr Mikio Miyazaki (Shinshu University)
Group thinking measure and collaborative learning in mathematics in the UK and Japan British Academy
Professor Rupert Wegerif
Gabriella Giannachi (English, University of Exeter) and March Dynamics
Novel training through virtual reality National Aerospace Technology Programme (NATEP)
Professor Rupert Wegerif, Dr  Larkin, Dr  Mansour Face to Faith educational programme Tony Blair Foundation
Professor Brahm Norwich, Dr  Fujita, Ralph
Dr Fraser Milton and Dr Annana Adlam (School of Psychology, University of Exeter)
Using Lesson Study to bridge between neuro-psychology and mathematics education: trialling a novel approach ESRC Transformative Research Call
Sibel Kazak, Professor  Wegerif STATSTALK (Studying the Development of Young Students' Conceptual Understanding in Statistics through Mediation by Technological Tools and Talk)
EU Marie Curie Fellowship
Dr Shirley Larkin, Professor  Freathy, Dr  Walshe RE-flect: A programme to foster metacognition in the RE classroom
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Professor Rupert Wegerif, Dr  Kleine-Staarman, Dr  Mansour, Dr  Pifarre, Dr  Williamson, Dr  Yang
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel); The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece); the Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Germany); Deutsches Forschungszentrum fuer Kuenstliche Intelligenz - DFKI (Germany); Institute of Education, University of London (United Kingdom); Testaluna - SRL (Italy).
METAFORA - Learning to learn together: A visual language for social orchestration of educational activities. European Commission
Carol Murphy, Associate Professor  Fisher, Professor  Wegerif Talking Counts: An intervention programme to investigate and develop the role of exploratory talk in young children's arithmetic
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation