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CEDiR: Cambridge Educational Dialogue Research

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Developing Dialogic Education Theory, Methodology and Practice

The Faculty of Education has a history of world-leading research on educational dialogue. CEDiR’s aim is to consolidate and extend this research, reaching across disciplines and contexts to develop the potential of educational dialogue and to have an impact on theory, policy and practice.

CEDiR members represent a range of Faculty colleagues, drawn together through a common interest in dialogue. The group seeks to promote collaboration and develop capacity at all levels, with a focus on supporting postgraduate students and early career staff. CEDiR is forging links with senior academics and practitioners in the field worldwide and already has a substantial number of high profile international collaborators and associates. Its main priority is on creating a supportive environment for creating and sharing high quality research.

Please take a look at our upcoming CEDiR events. For queries email

CEDiR Research Strands

CEDiR has five inter-connected Research Strands. These build on existing work undertaken by the Faculty of Education to consider important contemporary topics relating to dialogic education, specifically:

CEDiR Members

The group is led by Sara Hennessy and Rupert Wegerif. The CEDiR steering group also includes Farah Ahmed, Riikka HofmannRuth Kershner, Fiona Maine, Louis Major and Daniel Moulin-Stozek. Final Year PhD students Ana Laura Trigo-Clapes and Ana Rubio-Jimenez also support CEDiR's communications and community activities.

See the full list of members and our collaborators and associates.

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