Key themes have been:
The analysis of discourse in a variety of educational contexts
The work of David Wray is notable for its contribution to the understanding of classroom interaction and learning. Key publications include:
- Kumpulainen, K. & Wray, D. (2002) Classroom Interaction and Social Learning London: RoutledgeFalmer
- Wray, D. & Kumpulainen, K. (2010) ‘Researching classroom interaction and talk’, in Hartas, D. (Ed.) Educational Research and Inquiry: Current issues and debates London: Continuum
Researching Learning in Changing Contexts
We recently held a series of international seminars of the theme of Researching Learning in Changing Contexts. Details of this seminar series can be found here.
The group has built international networks including a strong link with the University of Helsinki, with two of its members (Yrjo Engeström and Kristiina Kumpulainen) until recently holding joint appointments within the two universities. We also have a strong link with Monash University and members of the Teaching and Learning group are currently working with Monash staff on projects connected wth the teaching and learning of languages at Higher Education level.
We have also established strong links with Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris in Malaysia, and University of Inner Mongolia, China. David Wray is Visiting Professor at both of these Universities.