Dr Aline Nardo

Lecturer in Philosophy of Education


Aline Nardo received her Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education from the University of Basel, her Master of Arts in Educational Theory from the University of Basel, and her Master of Science in Educational Research from the University of Edinburgh.

In 2019, she earned her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Edinburgh with her research on the evolutionary foundations in the educational works of Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Lev S. Vygotsky.

From 2019 to 2021 Aline Nardo worked a postdoc at ETH Zurich, researching ethics education and educational games. 

In 2022, Aline Nardo was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at visit Teachers College, Columbia University. 

Responsibilities & affiliations

Aline Nardo is the coordinator for the MSc Education Philosophy of Education Pathway.

Postgraduate teaching

- The Philosophy of Education (course organiser)

- Ethics, Education and Films

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Research summary

Dr Aline Nardo’s research focuses on the philosophical implications of evolutionary ideas for theories of education and teaching. 

Current research interests

- The philosophy of play and games; educational games - Temporalities of teaching

Project activity

From 2019 to 2021, Aline Nardo led a research project on digital play in ethics education at ETH Zurich.

In 2022, Aline Nardo was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, researching temporalities of teaching.


Past project grants

2022: Fulbright Visiting Scholar grant