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Isabelle Schäfer

Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education: Modern Languages and Assessment Only Route Manager (Primary and Secondary)

Institute of Education

Contact Details

email: i.schafer@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 542152

Qualifications    

MA (Ed) Open University

PGCE University of Warwick

MA (English Literature) “Maîtrise en littérature anglaise”, Université de Pau (France)

BA English "Langues et civilisations étrangères" Université de Pau (France)

Before working in Higher Education, Isabelle taught in secondary schools in England and took part in the development of a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) programme in her employing school. She taught the PSHE and Geography Year 7 programmes entirely in French. Isabelle has run sessions focusing on a cross-curricular approach to learning and teaching every year since she joined the University of Worcester in 2008 as PGCE Modern Languages Subject Leader.

       

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) 

Teaching languages: Primary and Secondary 

Working cross-phase (with a focus on modern languages) 

Introducing pupils to literature in the target language

Research Interests

CLIL (Primary and Secondary) 

Working with international students 

Student collaboration 

Teaching literature

 

 

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Member of the Association for Language learning (ALL) since 2008.

Publications

Publications

2016 - Opportunities for professional learning dialogue generated by cross-phase collaboration in languages between primary and secondary initial teacher education students. Education 3-13- International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03004279.2016.1247184

2014 – Article published in the Worcester Journal of Learning and teaching
How do international trainee teachers and mentors respond to cross-cultural mentoring relationships? Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (9). ISSN 2024-8032

2011- Article published in the Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching
Integration of Trainee Teachers (who speak English as an Additional Language) into the Student Community. Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (6). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2024-8032

2009 - Project report published in the Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching
'Introducing Secondary Professional/Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Student Teachers in Modern Languages to Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)’

Conferences - Presentation - July 2011 ALL ( Association for Language Learning) conference in London Teaching PSHE/Citizenship through French

 

 

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

2016, 2017 - External Examiner PGCE Languages, University of the West of England

2012, 2013 – External Examiner SKE course, French, University College of St Mark and St John

2011, 2012, 2013 - External Examiner PGCE Languages, University College of St Mark and St John