Maria Vrikki’s main research interests focus on educational dialogue both in the classroom context (including technology-mediated dialogue) and beyond, namely the role of professional dialogues in teacher collaborative learning (e.g. in Lesson Study contexts). She explored these topics through a series of research projects at the University of Cambridge (2013-2018). Maria’s first degree is in English and Linguistics (Queen Mary, University of London), while her MSc and DPhil degrees focus on Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (University of Oxford, 2008-2013). In parallel to her research work, Maria taught on relevant topics at a range of institutions in the UK and Cyprus. She also supervised a number of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects at these institutions.
Maria’s work on the DIALLS project at the University of Nicosia involves trialling wordless texts with teachers and students in schools (WP2), and supporting the activities related to dialogue and argumentation (WP3 & WP5).