Staff Profile:Dr. Naomi Flynn

Dr Naomi Flynn
Job Title:
Associate Professor
  • Co-convenor Language and Literacy in Education Research Group.
  • Doctoral research supervision.
  • Teaching modules related to Primary school English education and the teaching of children with English as an additional language.
  • BAEd Curriculum English, PGCE Primary English, EdD.
  • Convenor for the Berkshire-Hampshire NALDIC regional interest group.
Areas of Interest:

Expertise and Research Interest:

  • Pedagogy for multilingual learners in primary schools.
  • Effective teachers of English and the nature of the curriculum for English.
  • The positioning of English as a language of power.
  • Teachers' responses to differences (linguistic and cultural/national).
  • Bourdieusian analysis of English teaching.
  • Grounded Theory.
  • Knowledge mobilisation through online learning spaces.

Masters, PhD and EdD Level Supervision offered in these areas:

  • As outlined above in expertise and research interests.

Current and Recent Doctoral Students, with Topics/Titles of their Research:

  • Steve Rutherford (EdD) - Students and group learning.
  • Ruth Samuel (EdD)- Teachers and reflective practice in India.
  • Ingrid Kanuga (EdD) – Formative assessment as a tool for learning in higher education.
  • Anna Farleigh (EdD) – English Literature teachers perceptions of English Literature.
  • Kate Lloyd (EdD) – Teaching English to vocational learners.
  • Tom Oyunge (EdD) - Examining Teacher’s Perception, practices and Integration of ICTs in secondary school teaching in Kenya.
  • Marnie Seymour (University of Winchester PhD) - Primary foreign languages: Are we speaking the same language?
  • Olwen Wright (University of Winchester EdD) - An exploration of non-specialist teachers' subject knowledge of English grammar and its relationship with changes in policy and expectation of teachers at KS4.

Current and Recent Research Projects:

Research groups / Centres:
  • Language and Literacy in Education Research Group
  • Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM)
  • Forum for Research in Language and Literacy (FRiLL)
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Conference Presentations:

  • Flynn, N (2016) After the ‘new migration’: Examining perceptions and experiences of teaching English to Polish children in primary schools, Education and Migration: Language Foregrounded Conference, University of Durham, October 2016
  • Flynn, N (2016) Teachers and Researchers Building Subject Knowledge for Teaching English Language Learners: Exploration of Communal Constructivism in an Online Learning Space, ECER 2016 conference, University College Dublin
  • Flynn, N (2015) What Works for EAL? Developing teachers' subject knowledge and research engagement through the use of on-line evidence-based guidance (in symposium, Knowledge mobilisation and translational Research: Building an educational version of NICE through the MESH initiative) BERA Conference, 2015, Queens University, Belfast.
  • Flynn, N (2014)Teachers' habitus for teaching English to EAL Learners (in symposium 'Researching diversity: multilingualism and English literacy in a changed world'), UKLA 50th International Conference ,July 2014, University of Sussex.
  • Flynn, N (2014) The complexity of teachers' subject knowledge for teaching English (in symposium Teachers' subject knowledge for teaching English: Continuity and change'), UKLA 50th International Conference, July 2014, University of Sussex.
  • Flynn, N (2013) Under the invisibility cloak: Positioning policy for the teaching of English as an additional language, BERA September 2013 conference, University of Sussex.
  • Flynn, N (2012) Exploring teachers' subject knowledge for the teaching of English: The inter-relationship of knowing, understanding, believing, policy and practice. Paper presented at BERA September 2012 conference, University of Manchester.
  • Flynn, N (2011) Realities and perceptions for teachers of new migrant children. Paper presented at EARLI biennial conference 2011, University of Exeter.
  • Flynn, N (2010). The response of English primary school teachers to recently arrived Polish children and their families. Paper presented at "Teachers Facing Multicultural Classrooms in the Era of European Migrations in the 21st Century", conference at SWPS University, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Flynn, N (2009). New languages, new professional identity; Exploring teacher response to the arrival of non-English speaking children in previously monolingual UK classrooms, Paper presented at EARLI biennial conference 2009, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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