Education and development in the Global South is the main focus of CIE. Our aim is to undertake research and provide a knowledge hub, insights and findings related to the concerns of lower income countries in different parts of the world seeking to enhance their development. Over the last 20 years, CIE has grown to become one of the largest and most highly rated academic groups of its kind in the UK, with a reputation as a leader in its fields of study and as a centre of excellence.
CIE offers a friendly, supportive and challenging environment in which to debate development issues, theoretical perspectives and methodological positions related to education and development. Its staff support the MA in International Education and Development and approximately 40 doctoral candidates on the International Doctor of Education and PhD in Education courses. See this short film in which two doctoral candidates describe their experiences of studying international education in CIE.
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Which pedagogic practices most effectively support students to learn in developing countries: See Education Rigorous Literature Review: Pedagogy, Curriculum, Teaching Practices and Teacher Education in Developing Countries [PDF 2.72MB]
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The CIE group meets informally every Thursday during term time between 1 and 2pm in Essex House Reception. We discuss current issues and exchange views and news in a relaxed atmosphere. Often ex-students, faculty and associates return to talk about their ongoing work in education and development.
Research-in-Progress seminars take place on the first Wednesday of the month during term time and provide a space for doctoral candidates - as well as faculty - to present and discuss their research work with others.
CIE hosts regular invited seminars as part of the ESW Open Seminar Series which generally take place on Mondays during term time between 5 and 6.30pm. These events are available to join remotely and are also recorded for retrospective viewing. See Seminars for details and recordings of past CIE events and details of upcoming events.