31st Symposium in Language Education

31st Symposium in Language Education

Teachers Under the Lens
Friday, February 23, 2018


Dr. Vesna Dimitrieska
Director of Global Education Initiatives, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
"Teacher Educator’s Reflective Practices: Uncharted Territories?"

Dr. Dimitrieska’s reseach examined the nature of the interplay between language teacher cognitions/conceptualizations and teacher learning in an intensive pre-service teacher training course.

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Breanya Hogue
Ph.D. Student in LCLE
"Examining the Dialogue of Pre-Service Teachers Within Voluntary University Club Spaces Established to Address Urban Education Needs"

Breanya is a doctoral student from Louisville, Kentucky in her 2nd year doctoral program within the department of Literacy, Culture and Language Education. Her research interests include culturally proactive pedagogy with pre-service teacher educators, urban education, and out of school time literacy engagement. In this presentation, she will outline my preliminary findings from a pilot study within a voluntary pre-service teacher space where students engage in dialogue and inquiry around “urban needs and education.” What are the value of such spaces in shaping PSTs cultural consciousness and dispositions? What other ways do students benefit?

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Umida Khikmatillaeva
Ed.D. Student of Instructional Systems Technology
"Professional Development for Foreign Language Educators in a Limited Technology Context"

Umida is a doctoral student from Uzbekistan in her 3rd year in the doctoral program in the Department of Instructional Systems Technology and doing her miner in Literacy, Culture and Language Education. Her research areas are online education, language learning and culture. She works as a Canvas Support Specialist at the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL). Her presentation will focus specifically on how foreign language instructors reflect on their learning in a Google classroom based online professional development course. This course was designed based on a needs analysis results geared toward using innovative educational technologies in foreign language classroom setting in a limited technology context.

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31st SLED Symposium Team:

  • Dr. Martha Nyikos (SLED Faculty Advisor)
  • Ebrahim Bamanger (Chair)
  • Amani Gashan
  • Aslihan Arzu
  • Natalia Ramírez
  • Pengtong Qu
  • Simon Pierre Munyaneza
  • Weejeong Jeong
  • Ying Luo


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