Staff Profile:Ms Heike Krusemann

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Current Projects:

  • Linguistic Creativity in Language Learning is part of Creative Multilingualism, a four-year research programme investigating the interconnection between linguistic diversity and creativity funded by the AHRC's Open World Research Initiative. The Language Learning strand considers alternatives to the prevalent emphasis on language learning for functional purposes, and investigates the extent to which creative approaches to language learning may enhance foreign language learning in the UK, both within schools and beyond. It explores the impact on learners of different kinds of written texts (literary and non-literary), using both functional teaching approaches and ones that involve creative personal responses from learners such as drama and creative writing. The project focusses on the development of learners’ literacy skills in the foreign language, and their motivation for and conceptions of language learning. Heike's profile on the project website
  • Joining up German Teaching in the UK. This project is part of the Oxford German Network, a university-led cultural network. If you are a German teacher (from primary through to university level) and would like to receive Heike’s newsletter with news and views from the world of German learning and teaching, please fill in your details here.

Recent Projects:

  • Language learning motivation and the discursive representation of German, the Germans, and Germany in UK school settings and the press. This PhD project explores how German is conceptualised and represented in public and private discourses, and the relationship with learner motivation. Supervisors: Professor Suzanne Graham and Dr. Melani Schrӧter. PhD blog: German in the UK
  • Professional Development Consortium in MFL. Principal Investigator: Suzanne Graham. Supported by the ESRC Follow-on Fund, this joint project between the universities of Reading and Oxford aimed to close the divide between what research indicates are the principles of effective language teaching and learning, and current practice within the MFL curriculum. For more details see the project blog.
  • Engaging Students in Research and Enquiry within the Curriculum. Project leader: Professor Elizabeth McCrum. This TLDF-funded project builds on the legacy of CETL-AURS and the work of the Showcasing Undergraduate Research Group. It aims to explore current thinking about research and enquiry in the curriculum amongst academic staff at the University of Reading, as well as to identify existing practice in relation to undergraduate curricula.
  • An Evaluation of Computer-based Systems of Peer Assessment used in Group work. Project leader: Cathy Hughes. For more details and to download the report please see this 'Engage in Teaching and Learning' blog post.
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