Upcoming Events

Peace education in a conflict-affected society: An ethnographic journey

TIME: 3.30pm – 5pm
DATE: Friday 6th November 2015
VENUE: 69 University Street /0G/007
SPEAKER: Dr. Michalinos Zembylas, Associate Professor, Open University of Cyprus, Nicosia

This presentation is based on a recently finished book by Michalinos Zembylas, Constadina  Charalambous, and Panayiota Charalambous (to be published in 2016 by Cambridge University Press) exploring the implementation of a peace education policy in Cyprus in 2008, which aims to promote Peaceful Coexistence between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots through schools. Dr Zembylas will discuss a multilevel analysis of the ‘life-cycle’ of the policy, elaborating on:

•   The policy’s textual representations (i.e. policy documents) and the intertextual relations with other policy texts (i.e. ‘I don’t forget’; Intercultural Education).
•   Its reception and interpretation by teachers (e.g. survey and interviews).
•   Its enactment (i.e. teaching practices).
•   Interventions through teacher training and re-enactment.

 The overarching questions to be addressed include:

•   What challenges do peace education initiatives pose to teachers working in conflict-troubled settings?
•   To what extent and how do these challenges influence the trajectories of a peace education policy?
•   How can teacher educators manage them?
•   What issues may contribute to a peace education initiative’s success or failure?

 REGISTRATION: These are free and open events, but places are limited so please register in advance with  Jan Speer

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Exploring Social Network Analysis: Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Applications for Studying Intra and Intergroup Behaviour

TIME: 10:30 am – 1pm, Wednesday 17 June 2015
DATE: Wednesday 17 June 2015
LOCATION: Room 016, 69/71 University Street (Lab119)
SPEAKER: Dr Ralf Wölfer, University of Oxford, Department of Experimental Psychology
REGISTRATION:To register, please contact Dr Danielle Blaylock by email at

 The Centre for Shared Education is hosting a training seminar on the application and analysis of social network data on Wednesday 17 June 2015. The training seminar will be taught by Dr Ralf Wölfer from the University of Oxford, an expert in the application of social networks to examine the social mechanisms that underlie group behaviour. This event will provide training and hands-on experience in the use of social network analysis to explore intra and intergroup dynamics. The seminar will be split into three sessions and participants will be provided with data.  These sessions include,

•           Introduction to social network analysis
•           Analysing intergroup relations in networks
•           Analysing longitudinal network dynamics

This is a free and open event for staff and students, but registration is essential as places are limited. To register, please contact Dr Danielle Blaylock by email at by Monday 15 June 2015.


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