Professor Rupert Wegerif
Honorary Visiting Professor

External responsibilities

Advice to Government, Parliament, devolved and English regional administrations, other national, international, regional or local agencies; advice to non-government organisations and to private practice

In 2008 I was invited to consult on the definition of the research challenges of the ICT theme under the EC 7th Framework Programme for Research Technology & Development 2007-2013 on Technology Enhanced Learning 2008-9.

Also in 2008 I was a member of the Expert Advisory Group of the Beyond Current Horizons project to advise the UK DCSF on educational futures.

In 2004 I was invited to advise the QCA on ICT in the Early Years

Reviewing

I am a reviewer of larger ICT and argumentation in education proposals for the Greek Government, the Swiss Government, Qatar National Research Fund, UK Government (ESRC), the Royal Society and the Dutch government.
 

External doctoral examining nationally and internationally

I have examined PhDs in Twente, Utrecht, Oslo (twice), UKOU, Durham, Goteburg, Copenhagen, Newcastle, Galway, Bergen, Queensland and Jvaskala.

International recognition, such as international research collaborations, visiting research posts in overseas institutions, involvement at senior levels in international research associations, acting as referee for national and international research councils.

1999-2001 Elected Secretary/Treasurer of EARLI

2001-2003 Co-ordinator for Learning and Instruction with Computers SIG of EARLI

President 2011 EARLI Conference

2014 - date Founding co-ordinator of Educational Theory SIG of EARLI 

 

Journal and book series Editorships and Editorial board membership

Co-Editor and co-founder (with Anna Craft) of the Journal of Thinking Skills and Creativity. Published by Elsevier and launched in spring 2006 at AERA. This is the leading journal in the area in the SSCI and with a 5 year impact factor of 1.27.

Founding board member: International Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning.

Founding board member: Educational Research Review.

On the board of QWERTY

On the board of Civitas Educationis: Education, Politics and Culture

Keynote addresses or prestigious public lectures given in international forums

2014 Keynote. Bakhtin and the Internet Age. Opening Keynote at the Perspectives and Limits of Dialogism conference. Hamilton New Zealand, January.

2013 Talk, Technology and Mathematics. Invited talk and keynote at small Mathematics Education conference in Shinsu University, Japan. (2nd July).

2013 Keynote. Teaching Talking for Thinking. Milton Keynes cpd conference.

2013 Dialogic: Education for the Internet Age. Jvaskala. Finland. February.

2012 Education for the Internet Age. Tech de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. (25th July)

2012 Universitat Oberta de Catalunya: Technology, Thinking and Creativity: Education for the Knowledge Age. (28th March)

2011 Manchester Metropolitan University: Technology and Dialogic Space. (11th May)

2011 February. Mexico. UNAM. Keynote at Socio-Cultural Conference. Dialogic Space and Teaching Thinking.

2010 Online Hotseat presentation and discussion with Gabi Saloman. “Globalisation and Interculturality in Networked Learning”. Networked Learning Conference. (15th Feb)

2010 Qatar. Keynote: ICT and Pedagogy. Qatar ICT Academy Conference: Integrating ICT In Schools. Much local press coverage. (28th January)

2009 Naples. Keynote at Civitas Educationis: Interrogazioni e sfide pedagogiche. Technology Citizenship and Infinite Responsibility. (20th Nov)

2009 Padua. Keynote: International Conference on Philosophy for Children (ICPIC). What does it mean to teach thinking? Philosophy for Children as an example of dialogic education. (3rd June)

2008 Durham, ‘Dialogic Education and Technology’

2008 Kings College, London. ‘Dialogic Education and Technology’.

2008 UKOU Keynote at a small argumentation conference, ‘Dialogic and Dialectic’.

2008 Nottingham University, Dialogic Education and Technology.

2008 Keynote. Bari Conference on Dialogic Education. Dialogic Education and Technology.

2007 Keynote at Monterrey (Mex), for UNESCO during the World Forum of Cultures: Dialogic, Education and Technology: Expanding the Space of Learning. Launch of my new book of same title.

2007 Jerusalem. Invited talk: Quality of online dialogue. International symposium.

2007 Copenhagen, Aarhus University Faculty of Education. Invited talk: Dialogic Education and Technology’

2007 Stockholm, Invited talk for Nordic Doctoral Training Network: From Dialectic to Dialogic.

 

Research-based contributions to practitioner and academic conferences

Wegerif, R., Yang, Y., De Laat, M., Pifarre, M., Yiannoutsou, N., Moustaki, F. Smyrnaiou, Z., Daskolia, M., Mavrikis, M., Geraniou, E. and Abdu, R. (2012). Developing a Planning and Reflection tool to Support Learning to Learn Together (L2L2). Proceedings of IST-Africa 2012, Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania May 2012

Yang, Y. Wegerif, R., Dragon, T., Mavrikis, M., & McLaren, B. (2013) Learning how to learn together (L2L2): Developing tools to support an essential complex competence for the Internet Age. Proceedings of CSCL 2013 conference, Wisconsin-Madison

Wegerif, R., Yang, Y., De Laat, M., Pifarre, M., Yiannoutsou, N., Moustaki, F. Smyrnaiou, Z., Daskolia, M., Mavrikis, M., Geraniou, E. and Abdu, R. (2012). Developing a Planning and Reflection tool to Support Learning to Learn Together (L2L2). Proceedings of IST-Africa 2012, Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania May 2012

Pifarré, M. Wegerif, R. Guiral, A. & Del Barrio, M. (2012). Developing technological and pedagogical affordances to support collaborative inquiry science processes in D. Sampson; M. Spector & D. Ifenthaler (Eds) (2012). Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference. Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2012). IADIS Press.

Wegerif, R and Yang, Y (2011) Technology and Dialogic Space: Lessons from History and from the ‘Argunaut’ and ‘Metafora’ Projects. Proceedings of CSCL 2011 Hong Kong, China

Wegerif, R. (2010) What does it mean to teach thinking? Philosophy for Children as an example of dialogic education . ICPIC 2009 Conference Proceedings.

De Laat, M. F., Chamrada M., & Wegerif, R. (2008). Facilitate the Facilitator: Awareness Tools to Support the Moderator to Facilitate Online Discussions for Networked Learning. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Networked Learning, Halkidiki, Greece, 80-86

Mansour, N., de Laat, M. F., Chamrada, M., & Wegerif, R. (2008). E-Moderation using moderator Interface (MI) to activate online discussion and networked learning.To appear in the proceedings of the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) in Gothenburg, Sweden, 10th-12th September, 2008.

Wegerif, R., Chamrada, M., De Laat, M.F., & Mansour, N. (2008). A methodology for exploring creative thinking in online graphically mediated synchronous dialogues. To appear in the proceedings of the British Educational Research Association conference (BERA) in Edinburgh, Scotland, 3rd-6th September, 2008.

Wegerif, R., & De Laat, M.F. (2007). Designing for teaching thinking from a networked dialogic learning perspective. To appear in the proceedings of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2007 Annual Meeting in Chicago, USA, 9th-13th April, 2007.

Ravenscroft A, McAlister S, Boyle T, Wegerif R, Scanlon E & Liber, O. (2005). Thinking in cyberspace: realising educational dialogue games with an open-source application, paper accepted for Association forLearning Technology Conference (ALT-C), Manchester, UK 6-8 September.

Wegerif, R., Ravenscroft, A & McAlister, S. (2005). Developing a methodology to explore the technological, social and cognitive dimensions of online teaching and learning in an integrated and principled way, Computers and Learning 2005 (CAL2005), to be held at University of Bristol, 4-6 April 2005.

Wegerif, R., Ravenscroft, A & McAlister, S. (2004). Investigating the social dimension of induction into argumentation, EARLI (European Association for Learning and Instruction) Conference 2005, Symposium on the 'Development of Cross-curricular Competencies in Different Educational Contexts, to be held at University of Nicosia, Cyprus, 23-27 August 2005.

Preston, C., Wegerif, R. (2005) Teachers mapping the impact of ICT on their professional and personal practice: An evaluation study of different styles of ICT CPD. CAL’05. Bristol.

Preston, C.  and Wegerif, R.(2005). Introducing computers to teachers: an evaluation of the ‘ECDL for educators’ computer skills programme. World Conference of Computers in Education. (WCCE). Held at Cape Town, South Africa, 4-9 July.

Wegerif, R., Ravenscroft, A & McAlister, S. (2005). Investigating the social dimension of induction into argumentation, EARLI Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus, 23-27 August 2005.

De Laat, M., Carusi, A., and Wegerif, R. (2005) E-pedagogies for networked learning. EARLI Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus, 23-27 August 2005.

Wegerif, R., (2005) Describing and promoting creative classroom dialogues. International Society for Cultural and Activity Research (ISCAR) Seville, 20-24 September

Wegerif, R. (2004) The role of ICT as catalyst and support for dialogue. Key note at NALDIC Conference, summer 2004.

Wegerif, R (2004) Dialogue, Teaching Thinking and ICT. IFIP WG 3.5 Conference. Budapest. 28th May to 2nd June.

Cooper, T., LeVoi, M., Littleton, K., Miell, D., Vass, E., and Wegerif, R. (2004) Developing A Sociocultural Framework For Understanding Asynchronous Teaching And Learning Dialogues. BERA, 04, Manchester.

Wegerif, R (2004) The relationship between CSCL and Teaching Thinking. Kaleidoscope, CSCL SIG Conference. Lausanne. 7-10 October, 2004.

Wegerif, R., (2003, April) The role of educational software in teaching and learning conversations.CAL’03 Queen’s University Belfast.

Wegerif, R (2003, August) Applying The Ontological Ambivalence Of Computers To Resource And Direct Learning Conversations. Paper presented at the EARLI 10th Biennial Conference, Padova Italy, August 26-30 2003. In Invited Symposium organised by Päivi Häkkinen, University Of Jyväskylä, Finland; Richard Joiner, University Of Bath, United Kingdom; Rupert Wegerif, Open University, United Kingdom. Discussant: Paul Kirschner, Open University, Netherlands

Wegerif, R (2003, August) Using Computer-Based Activities To Bridge The Teaching Of General Thinking Skills In The Form Of Dialogic Reason, And Specific Learning Within The Curriculum. Paper presented at the EARLI 10th Biennial Conference, Padova Italy, August 26-30 2003. In Symposium organised by Rupert Wegerif, Open University, United Kingdom. Discussant: Gavriel Salomon, Haifa, Israel.

Wegerif, R., Perez Linares, J., Rojas-Drummond, S., Mercer, N. Velez, M. (2003, August) Thinking Together In The Uk And Mexico: A Comparative Study. Paper presented at the EARLI 10th Biennial Conference, Padova Italy, August 26-30 2003. In Symposium organised by Rupert Wegerif and Sylvia Rojas-Drummond. Discussant, Michele Grossen.

Wegerif, R (2002) Reason and Dialogue in Education. The fifth conference of ISCRAT, the International Society for Cultural Research and Activity Theory, Amsterdam, June

Wegerif, R., Higgins, S., Sams, C and Dawes, L. (2002) Thinking Together: Research into Practice. Presentation at the 10th International Teaching Thinking Conference, Harrogate, June.

Wegerif, R., Sams, C., and Barrett, G (2002) Computers as Partners in Learning Conversations. International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP working party 3.5) Conference. Manchester, July.

Wegerif, R., (2002) Computer-supported identity construction. British Educational Research Association Conference. Exeter, September. In ‘Talk Learning and Identity’, a symposium organised by Rupert Wegerif.

Fernandez, M., Wegerif, R., Mercer, N. and Rojas-Drummond, S. (2001) Re-conceptualising “scaffolding” and the Zone of Proximal Development in the context of symmetrical collaborative learning. The 9th EARLI conference. Fribourg, Switzerland, August.

Wegerif, R (2001) The role of EARLI in European Research Projects. Invited talk at invited symposium. The 9th EARLI conference. Fribourg, Switzerland, August.

Rojas-Drummond, S., Fernandez, M., Mercer, N. and Wegerif, R (2000) Investigating the process of induction into reasoning amongst Mexican children. The 3rd Conference for Sociocultural Research, Campinas, Brazil.

Mercer, N and Wegerif, R. (2000) Design for learning conversations in primary science. The 3rd Conference for Sociocultural Research, Campinas, Brazil

Mercer, N and Wegerif, R. (2000) Methods for researching collaborative learning. The 3rd Conference for Sociocultural Research, Campinas, Brazil

Wegerif, R. (2000) Learning to reason as a shift in intersubjective orientation. The 3rd Conference for Sociocultural Research, Campinas, Brazil

Wegerif, R., (1999) Learning online as induction into a discourse community. Conference of Computer Assisted Learning (CAL99). Institute of Education. London: March.

Wegerif, R. and Hope-Hume, R. (1999) Integrating pedagogy and software design to promote productive interactions in the primary classroom. Paper read at Designing social experience into computer-mediated learning, a symposium organised by Barbieri, M. and Crook, C. at 9th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Spetses, Greece, September. (Page 13 of abstracts)

Wegerif, R. , Mercer, N. Rojas-Drummond, S. and Perez Linares, J. (1999) Promoting language for thinking in Mexican and English schools. Paper read at Integrating analyses of adult-child and child-child interactions. A symposium organised by Elbers, E and Rojas-Drummond, S at the 8th European Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction at Goteburg, Sweden. (P 569 in Abstracts)

Wegerif, R., and Mercer, N. (1998) An investigation into the relationship between social interaction and individual learning. Invited EARLI Symposium at the European Conference of Educational Research. Ljubljiana, Slovenia.

Wegerif, R., M. Stratfold, C. Coffin, R. Goodfellow, A. Kukulska-Hulme, B. Mayor, and N. Mercer. (1997) The EARLI Academic Writing Online Project. Paper read at Using the World Wide Web as a tool for education and evaluation, invited SIG symposium at the 7th European Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction, at Athens, Greece.

Wegerif, R. and Mercer, N. (1997) Towards and dialogical account of rationality in the classroom. Paper read at Discourse, arguing and learning, an invited symposium organised by Clotilde Pontecorvo at the 7th European Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction. Athens, Greece. August.

Wegerif, R., Mercer, N. and Dawes, L. (1997) Reason and Classroom Talk. Paper read at Interaction, discourse and the construction of classroom knowledge, a symposium organised by Ed Elbers and Sylvia Rojas-Drummond at the 7th European Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction. Athens, Greece. August.

Rojas-Drummond, S., Mercado, R., Velez, M., Mercer, N. and Wegerif, R. (1997) Guided participation, cooperative learning and the construction of knowledge among Mexican primary school children. Paper read at Interaction, discourse and the construction of classroom knowledge, a symposium organised by Ed Elbers and Sylvia Rojas-Drummond at the 7th European Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction. Athens, Greece. August.

Wegerif, R. (1996) Computers and talk in the Primary classroom. Paper read at The British Psychological Society Annual Conference: Education Section. Wokingham, Berkshire. November

Wegerif, R (1996) Beyond Piaget and Vygotsky: towards a dialogical understanding of reason and learning to reason. Paper read at Discourse and Learning, invited symposium organised by Clotilde Pontecorvo. The 2nd Socio-Cultural Conference: Piaget and Vygotsky Centenary, at Geneva. September.

Wegerif, R. and Mercer, N. (1996) Using computer-based discourse analysis to explore the construction of shared knowledge in conversations. Paper read at 5th International Pragmatics Conference. Mexico City, Mexico. July.

Wegerif, R. and Mercer, N. (1995). Teaching exploratory talk for collaborative learning. Paper read at 6th European Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction. Summary in proceedings. ISBN 90-74050-14-X. Nijmegen, Netherlands. August.

Wegerif, R. (1995) Using computers to improve the quality of classroom talk. Paper read at 6th European Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction. Summary in proceedings. ISBN 90-74050-14-X. Nijmegen, Netherlands. August.

Wegerif, R. (1995) Computers and reasoning through talk across the curriculum. Presented paper at Problem Solving Across the Curriculum. Rochester, NY, USA. June.

Wegerif, R. (1995) Using computers to help support exploratory talk across the curriculum. Paper read at Conference of Computer Assisted Learning (CAL'95). Cambridge. April.

Wegerif, R. and Mercer, N. (1994) Vygotsky, computers and reasoning through talk in the classroom. Paper read at 24th International Congress of Applied Psychology. Madrid. July.  

Wegerif, R. (1993) The nature and genesis of critical thinking skills. Paper read at the International Conference of Computers in Education, Taipei. December.

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