M. Beatrice Ligorio

Professor M. Beatrice Ligorio

Full Professor, University of Bari (Italy)

Professor M. Beatrice Ligoria teaches Educational Psychology and a specialized course on E-learning. She a co-founder of the Collaborative Knowledge Building Group (www.ckbg.org) and is the main editor of the journal Qwerty.   She is currently member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Association of Psychology (AIP) for the section of Developmental and Educational Psychology. She has been a member of EARLI and the ISCAR Executive Committee. She has been nominated by the Minister of Education, Instruction and University as a member for the National Scientific Qualification.  Her research interests lie in the areas of educational technology, innovation in education, communities, identity, learning organization, intersubjectivity, blended and mobile learning, dialogical approach, virtual environments, sustainable learning, knowledge building, social networks and web-forum in education. 


Psychology of Communication: Cognitive, Affective and Linguistic Processes. University of Bari, 1999. 

Honors and Awards

• 1990-91 OLIVETTI-CNR two-years grant on “Cognitive aspects of learning using technologies” 

• 1992-93 ALENIA two-years grant on “Human-machine interaction systems and tutorials”

• 1993-94 CNR/NATO one-year grant on “Metacognitive skills and Collaborative Technology” at the Graduate School of Education, University of Berkeley, CA (USA)

• 1995-96 SOCRATES-ERASMUS six-months grant 6 on “Social influence on online communication environments” at the University of Ginevra (CH)

• 1999-2000 European Community Training and Mobility of Researchers (TMR)

• Marie Curie Research Training one-year Grants “EDVIR” (EDucational VIrtual Reality) 

• Environment for collaborative learning and networked multimedia” at the University of Nijmegen (NL)

Selected Publications

Ligorio, M.B., Schwartz, N. H., D'Aprile, G., & Philhour, D. (2017). Children's representations of learning through drawings. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction. 12, 133–148

Ligorio, M. B. & Barzanò, G. (2018). “Food for thought”: blogging about food as dialogical strategy for self-disclosure and otherness. Learning, Culture and Social interaction; 

D’Aprile, G., Ligorio, M. B., & Ulloa Severino, A. (2019). How serious games for health enhance empowerment related patient education: The impact of gender. Technology Knowledge and Learning. Vol. 62,  22

Ritella, G. & Ligorio, M. B. (2019). Dialogical approaches to learning: from theory to practice and back. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction

Ritella, G., Di Maso, R., McLay, K., Annese, S., & Ligorio, M.B. (2020). Remembering, reflecting, reframing: Examining students’ long-term perceptions of an innovative model for university teaching. Frontiers in Psychology, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00565.

Beraldo, R., Annese, S., Schwartz, N., & Ligorio, M. B. (2021). Building intersubjectivity n blended problem-solving tasks. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, 31, 100545.

Contact Information

Dipartimento Di Scienze Della Formazione, Psicologia, University of Bari (Italy)

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Telephone: 080 5714314

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