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Professor Paul Light

Professor Paul Light
King Alfred's College


Paul Light (Learning Sites: Networked Resources and the Learning Community) has a first degree and PhD from Cambridge University (Experimental Psychology) and an MA from Nottingham University (Child Development). Posts have included Demonstrator (Cambridge), Lecturer and Senior Lecturer (Southampton), a Chair of Education (OU) and a Chair of Psychology (Southampton), and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of Bournemouth University. He is presently Principal of King Alfred's College in Winchester.

His research interests have been in social and cognitive aspects of learning, and in the interactions between the two. Studies on pre-school, school-aged and higher education students have been funded mainly by the Nuffield Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust and ESRC. He has written 100+ research papers and written/edited ten books. Appearing in 1999 are Learning with Computers (edited, with K.Littleton, Routledge), and Social Aspects of Children's Learning (with K.Littleton, Cambridge University Press) and Learning Sites (edited, with J.Bliss & R.Saljo, Elsevier Science).

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