Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Centre for Education and Research (CER) provides a hub for research, development, consultancy and teaching in Education and its related disciplines.

CER promotes excellence in education research. It fosters social justice, equity and inclusion within a culture of research that is accessible to all. CER hosts a community of research collaboration at local, national and international levels which enhances lives and demonstrates positive social change through innovative, entrepreneurial research in Education and associated fields.

CER staff provide research evidence and evidence-based education, professional development, consultancy and advice to a wide range of providers and users of education and related services in formal, informal and non-formal contexts. We teach, research and publish on topics including special education and inclusion, dyslexia, autism, early childhood, play, pedagogy, ICT in education and Higher Education.

The Centre for Education and Research’s main interests are usually within six areas:

  • Initial Teacher Education
  • Early Years
  • Education, Children and Young People
  • Special Educational Needs and Inclusion
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Educational Linguistic

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special educational needs Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
inclusion Social Sciences
school Social Sciences
childhood Social Sciences
autism Social Sciences
teacher Social Sciences
parents Social Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2019 2019

Research Output 2004 2019

As a conclusion, to the future. A discussion on trust, agency and the semantics of rights in intergenerational relationships

Farini, F., 9 Jun 2019, Children’s Self-determination in the Context of Early Childhood Education and Services : Discourses, Policies and Practices. Amsterdam: Springer

Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

social system
family law

Children’s Self-determination in the Context of Early Childhood Education and Services: Discourses, Policies and Practices

Farini, F. (ed.) & Scollan, A. (ed.), 2019, 1 ed. Springer. 283 p. (International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

role play
Open Access
education system
specialized communication
self-fulfilling prophecy

Activities 2014 2020

Horizon 2020 Project Child-UP, Third Partnership meeting and international workshop

Federico Farini (Participant), Claudio Baraldi (Participant), Shannon Damery (Participant), Krystyna Slany (Organiser), Holliday Adrian (Participant), Angela Scollan (Participant), Helen Avery (Participant)
20 Jan 202022 Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopOrganising a conference or workshopResearch


The MSc Public Sociology for an Applied Social Sciences Curriculum

Federico Farini (Speaker)
25 Apr 2019

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch


OMEP Ireland Conference

Federico Farini (Participant), Angela Scollan (Participant)
9 Dec 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch