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Rupert Wegerif

Position/Status

Professor of Education (2000)

E-mail Address

rw583@cam.ac.uk

Phone

+ 44 (0)1223 767515

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Philosophy and Soc Anth, University of Kent at Canterbury
  • PGCE RE and English, Bristol University
  • MSc (IT), University of London
  • PhD in Educational Technology, Open University

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

  • European Association of Research in Learning and Instruction
  • British Educational Research Association
  • International Society of the Learning Sciences
  • Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain

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Profile

I am interested in researching dialogic education, especially research that helps to develop a new dialogic theory and practice of education appropriate for the Internet Age. To that end I tend to do design-based research on educational dialogue, especially dialogue mediated by technology. I founded and co-convene the Educational Theory SIG of EARLI. Website.

Academic Area/Links


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Research Topics

  • Dialogic theory of education
  • Dialogic approaches to teaching and learning with ICT
  • Applying a dialogic model of reason in education
  • ICT and teaching for thinking and for creativity through induction into dialogue
  • Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
  • The nature and promotion of collective intelligence

Prospective PhD Applications

I am supervising PhD students and welcome applications from any students interested in working with me to develop a new dialogic theory and practice of education for the Internet Age.

Recent Research Project(s)

  • 2015-16 Evaluation study of the TBFF Face to Faith Programme. Now ‘Generation Global’. Funded by Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.
  • 2015-16 Novel Training through Virtual Reality. (Project led by Invirt Reality working with Flybe to explore the use of immersive virtual reality in training airline cabin crew). Funded by NATEP: National Aerospace Technology Programme.
  • 2015-16 ICURe Innovation-to-Commercialisation programme, piloted by the SETsquared Partnership and funded by InnovateUK and HEFCE. ‘Argue to Think’ Project. Research impact from PhD of Dani Hilliard.
  • 2013-15 Creatividad y aprendizaje colaborativo mediante herramientas web 2.0: estudio longitudinal sobre los procesos psicologicos implicados en su enseñanza-aprendizaje en secundaria. Referencia: edu2012-32415. Organismo: universidad de lleida. Led by Manoli Pifarre Turmo (PI) Funded by the Ministerio de economia y competitividad. Gobierno de españa
  • 2012-13 European Advanced Symposium on Theory in Education (Principal Investigator joint with Gert Biesta of Stirling) €6,000. EARLI (The European Association on Research in Learning in Instruction).
  • 2012-14 STATSTALK (Principal Investigator), EC Marie Curie project bringing Dr Sibel Kazak to Exeter to work on talk and conceptual development in the context of teaching statistics.
  • 2010-13 Metafora. (Principal Investigator for Exeter, and Pedagogical Director)  €2,000,000 project to develop tools for collaborative learning online in science and mathematics. Led by Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with London Knowledge Lab as other UK partner, EC Framework 7, ICT. (www.metafora-project.org)
  • 2009-12 Science Education for Diversity. (Principal Investigator) €997,000 for an International Project developing new approaches to science education for diversity with partners in 6 countries: UK, Netherlands, Turkey, Lebanon, India and Malaysia. EC Framework 7 Science in Society. (www.science-education-for-deversity.eu)

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Teaching

I am teaching on a range of courses, especially in the area of Educational Psychology.


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Principal and Recent Publications

Phillipson, N. and Wegerif, R. (2017) Dialogic Education: Mastering Core Concepts through Thinking Together. London: Routledge.

Wegerif, R., Fujita, T., Doney, J., Linares, J. P., Richards, A., & Van Rhyn, C. (2017). Developing and trialing a measure of group thinking. Learning and Instruction, 48, 40-50.Wegerif, R, Li, L. and Kaufman, J.C. (2015) The Routledge International Handbook of Research on Teaching Thinking, Routledge.

Kazak, S., Wegerif, R., & Fujita, T. (2015). The importance of dialogic processes to conceptual development in mathematics. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 90(2), 105-120.

Wegerif, R. (2013) Dialogic: Education for the Internet Age. London: Routledge

Wegerif, R. (2011) Towards a dialogic theory of how children learn to think. Thinking Skills and Creativity. 6 (3) 179-195

Wegerif, R.(2010) Mind-Expanding: Teaching for Thinking and Creativity. Buckingham, UK: Open University Press/mcgraw Hill

Wegerif, R. (2007) Dialogic, Education and Technology: Expanding the Space of Learning. New York: Springer-Verlag.