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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    Research Output

    Families of children on the autism spectrum: experience of daily life and impact of parent education

    Stošić, J., Frey Škrinjar, J. & Preece, D., 24 May 2020, In : Support for Learning. 35, 2, p. 205-221 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
  • Living with Autism in Rural Coastal England

    Preece, D. & Lessner Listiakova, I., 18 Aug 2020, (Accepted/In press) 6 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

  • 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, Vol. 25.

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

  • Activities

    ASD-EAST - Empowering and supporting teachers to work with autism in Eastern Europe

    David Preece (Author) & Ivana Lessner Listiakova (Author)

    5 Feb 2020

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch


    Developing curriculums and training materials internationally – lessons about communication and collaboration from ASD-EAST

    Ivana Lessner Listiakova (Author) & David Preece (Author)

    16 Jun 2020

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch


    100 Jubilee of Faculty of Philosophy, University of Ss Cyril & Methodius

    David Preece (Participant), Jasmina Troshanska (Participant), Natalija Lisak Segota (Participant), Ivana Lessner Listiakova (Participant) & Ana Petkovska Nikolovska (Participant)

    4 Sep 2020

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


    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


    Cross-disciplinary working in autism to promote positive outcomes

    David Preece (Author)

    19 Feb 2020

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch


    Student theses

    An investigation into the relationship between the quality of children’s speech and early years environments

    Author: Richardson, T., Dec 2020

    Supervisor: Bracey, P. (Supervisor), Murray, J. (Supervisor) & Perepa, P. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Digital Shifts: conceptualising learning and teaching practice in UK HE

    Author: Watling, S., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: Devecchi, C. (Supervisor), Armellini, A. (Supervisor), Maxwell, R. (Supervisor) & Nie, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis