Victoria Cook was the lead Cambridge-based Research Associate on DIALLS from August 2018 until April 2019 and returned to the project in September 2020. Whilst Victoria’s role has covered all aspects of the project, she has focused predominantly be focusing on the design and implementation of the Cultural Literacy Learning Programme (WP3) and widening impact with teachers (WP4)
Victoria also works as a Research Associate on the DiDiAC project at the University of Cambridge, investigating the use of digital technology to support classroom dialogue. Funded by the Research Council of Norway (2016-2020) and undertaken in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Oslo, DiDiAC utilises dialogic classroom strategies and a micro-blogging tool (TalkWall) to develop 21st century skills in schools. She is currently responsible for the development of Talkwall use in schools, running professional development sessions for primary and secondary teachers.
Victoria has previously worked as a Research Associate for the Cambridge Educational Dialogue Research (CEDiR) Group, supporting the work of the group and overseeing recruitment for the current T-SEDA trials.
Prior to joining the Faculty of Education in 2016, Victoria worked as a secondary school geography teacher.