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David I. Waddington

Professor, Education


David I. Waddington
Philosophy, technology, and citizenship
Office: S-FG 6319  
Faubourg Ste-Catherine Building,
1610 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2039

David I. Waddington is a Professor in the Department of Education at Concordia University who specializes in the philosophy of education. Current research foci include teacher free speech, video games and citizenship, philosophical questions in science and technology education, and the history and philosophy of progressive education (esp. John Dewey). 

Dr. Waddington is Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance, a multi-institutional research centre that is recognized as one of Quebec's Strategic Clusters.

Dr. Waddington also serves as an Editor-in-Chief of Philosophical Inquiry in Education, the journal of the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society.

To read Dr. Waddington's latest publications, please check his profile on, Google Scholar, or ResearchGate. A recent CV is available here.


PhD (2006) Education (Philosophy of Education), Stanford University
MA (2004) Philosophy (History of Philosophy), Stanford University
BA (Honours) (2001) with distinction (Philosophy), Mount Allison University

Academic and professional service

2021-2023        President, Canadian Philosophy of Education Society
2015-               Philosophical Inquiry in Education, Editor-in-Chief
2022-               Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance, Co-Director

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