Professor Rupert Wegerif
Professor of Education (2000), University of Cambridge
All my projects and teaching are united by a focus on educational dialogue and on a dialogic theory of education. My work on educational technology is about how we can support learning through dialogue with the Internet. My work on classroom oracy is about how we can teach in a way that fosters the dispositions and skills needed to be more dialogic or open to learning from others and learning with others. Both challenging and augmenting existing theories in the psychology of education, I am working to develop and implement a new, 'dialogic' theory. I love theory. But for me theory is inseparable from practice and from the aim of changing things for the better.
I hold the 'Professor of Education (2000)' endowed chair at Cambridge. I am joint coordinator of the EARLI SIG on ‘educational theory‘ (EARLI SIG 25).