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Events and Seminars

CEDiR Events and Seminars

CEDiR hosts around 12 events per year, catering to a wide range of the group's diverse interests in the field of dialogue. Many of our seminars are also open to the public. In the past, we have attracted many high-profile national and international speakers and participants.

Contact us if you have any questions about our events or if you are interested in attending.

Upcoming Events


Thurs 25th Oct - 12:45-13:45 (DMB 1S3): CEDiR Lunchtime Meeting - A regular CEDiR group meeting, please bring your lunch if you’d like. This meeting will offer colleagues an additional opportunity to introduce themselves and to finalise CEDiR's plans for the 2018/19 academic year.

Weds 7th Nov - 12:30-14:00 (Room TBC): CEDiR Intercultural and Conflict-transformation Strand Reading Group – Selected chapters from ‘Interculturalism, Education and Dialogue’ edited by Tina Besley and Michael Peters’. Chapter 1 - Western Models of Intercultural Philosophy – Michael A. Peters

Thurs 15th Nov - 12:45-13:45 (DMB 2S8): CEDiR Lunchtime Meeting - This regular CEDiR meeting will have a particular focus on dialogue coding. Chris Bailey, a teacher from Australia who has been trialing T-SEDA (see http://bit.ly/T-SEDA) will be visiting. The meeting will be of particular interest to those interested in analysing classroom dialogue and in teacher inquiry / development. Again, please do bring your lunch!

Weds 21st Nov - 12:30-14:00 (DMB GS1): CEDiR Intercultural and Conflict-transformation Strand Reading Group – Selected chapters from ‘Interculturalism, Education and Dialogue’ edited by Tina Besley and Michael Peters’. Chapter 2 - Averroes Revisited: Intellectualism, Interculturalism and Dialogue in Medieval Spain – Driss Habti

Thurs 29th Nov - 17:00-18:00 (DMB 2S8): CEDiR Dialogue & Digital Technology Seminar

Dr Andrew Joyce Gibbons (School of Education, Durham University)

Contingent scaffolding: analysis of teacher utterances and group success in collaborative mathematics tasks using multi-touch tables

Contingent scaffolding, ad hoc interventions by teachers during learning activities based upon their on the spot assessment of the needs of one or more learner, in technology rich environments has been shown to have been effective in supporting communication and discussion (Major, et al., 2018). However, of the many studies exploring scaffolding processes in the classroom the majority are descriptive studies. Few focus on the effectiveness of the strategy (Bakker, Smit and Wegerif, 2015). The goal of this study is to explore the different kinds of scaffolding which may be appropriate to supporting learning at different times of a learning process and to explore the productive ways of providing that scaffolding. It explores the impact of contingent scaffolding strategies on the success of groups working on collaborative Mathematics tasks. The utterances made by the teacher were coded using an adapted form of the Engle and Conant (2002) framework for fostering productive disciplinary engagement. Results presented indicate the importance of both the teacher's decision making process in selecting appropriate scaffolding strategies and the ability of the learners to internalise the implications of what the teacher is saying to them.

Weds 5th Dec - 12:30-14:00 (Room TBC): CEDiR Intercultural and Conflict-transformation Strand Reading Group – Selected chapters from ‘Interculturalism, Education and Dialogue’ edited by Tina Besley and Michael Peters’. Chapter 22 – Intercultural dialogue, Education and Transformation: An African Perspective – Peter Rule.

Thurs 6th Dec (15:00-16:30 in DMB 1S3): Design Based Research (DBR) Workshop - A workshop focusing on approaches to Design-based research (DBR). Following several short and informal presentations by students and staff who are using DBR, there will be a number of activities and discussions around the concept of undertaking DBR in educational research.

Fri 7th Dec (11:30-12:30 in DMB 1S3 and then from 12:30 in a nearby restaurant): CEDiR Dialogic Peer Feedback on Writing Session and Christmas Lunch - Our second informal session where people bring along completed draft papers / chapters and receive oral dialogic feedback on the spot from a couple of peers. The critical friends do not need to read the papers in advance (unless preferred) or give any written feedback but simply offer comments as they read through, in dialogue with the author and ideally a second peer.

RSVP by emailing cedir@educ.ac.uk no later than 3rd December.

The Peer Feedback session will be followed by lunch in a nearby restaurant (from 12:30) to celebrate CEDiR's achievements in 2018. All welcome!

Details of other upcoming events will appear here soon.



Past Events

Details of CEDiR's previous events can be found here.