Areas of research

  • Transnient Transnational Communities / Transnational Partnerships

  • Professional Development of Teacher Educators

  • Using Innovative Formats of Video Observation (Video Enhanced Observation, Swivl)

  • Integrating Mobile Technologies in Teacher Education


Teaching

  • Mobile Technologies in Language Teacher Education

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Language Teacher Education


Current research

Preliminary PhD title: USING A TRANSIENT TRANSNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF TEACHER EDUCATORS TO FOSTER PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

Project affiliation: proPIC Project

Supervisors: Prof Dr Götz Schwab (University of Education Ludwigsburg, Germany) and Prof. Dr. Sabine Hoffmann (Palermo University, Italy), Prof. Heike Schäfer (University of Education Karlsruhe, Germany)

This PhD thesis is a project-ebedded case study, focusing a professional transient community, namely an international group of 17 teacher educators from the field of language teacher education, currently representing the consortium of the proPIC Erasmus+ project. Collecting multimodal data in course of the proPIC project, the author intends understand how intercultural professional learning can be fostered in such a community. This PhD is a cumulative study, based on ethnographic fieldnotes, video and audio recordings of naturally occurring interactions in the context of the proPIC project, and interviews conducted with all participating project members, as well as a choice of data collected through online communication channels (e.g. Slack).