Research

Research results from the PH Karlsruhe

Language education and global citizenship” is a series on this blog launched on 30 December 2018 (ed. by I. Martin) featuring summaries of our joint research since 2015.

Introduction: I Martin (30 December 2018). “New series: `Language education and global citizenship´ (edited by I. Martin)”.
1: L. Malchow (14 January 2019). “Language education and global citizenship (1) – Reentry shock: an explanation of an underrated phenomenon“.
2: R. Dengler (20 September 2019). “Language education and global citizenship (2) – Intercultural barriers in “international” English course books“.
3: L. Koch (5 October 2019). “Language education and global citizenship (3) – A comparison of (travel) guides to Laos“.
4: L. Jakob (22 December 2019). “Language education and global citizenship” (4) – 30 years of teaching English in East Asia: An Appraisal“.
5: Y.-J. Dyck (26 April 2020). “Language Education and Global Citizenship: Global Studies and transcultural learning at the PH Karlsruhe“.
6: J. Hoffmann (14 May 2020). “Language Education and Global Citizenship: The Sustainable Development Goals“.
7: C. Park (3 June 2020). “Language Education and Global Citizenship: English education fever in South Korea“.

 

Academic blog

Martin, Isabel & Zeck, Johannes (2015 – ff.) (eds). The Laos Experience. Bi-directional teaching and learning.
Project and research blog: www.thelaosexperience.com
324 articles, 63 pages, 189 events
303,454 visitors from 213 countries
1,703,494 visits
(as of 19 August 2020)

 

Funding of projects (7 Lao partners)

Angels for Children Foundation
2015 – 2019:  Tandem-teaching at 3 schools in Ban Sikeud and Ban Phang Heng
BHS & German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
2016-2018: Vocational Education at the Lao-German-Technical College (LGTC)

Erasmus+Mobility Programme
2018-2020
“Bi-directional learning and teaching”: University of Education Karlsruhe (KUE) and Savannakhet University (SKU)
2020-2023
“Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education”: University of Education Karlsruhe (KUE) and Savannakhet University (SKU)

DAAD
2017 “Fact-Finding Mission in Laos”: University of Education Karlsruhe (KUE);
2020: University of Education Karlsruhe (KUE) and all partners in Vientiane (LGTC, VEDI, Sunshine School)

PROMOS
2019 -2020: University of Education Karlsruhe (KUE) and Vocational Education Development Institute (VEDI)
2020-2021: PH Karlsruhe and all partners in Vientiane (LGTC, VEDI, Sunshine School)

 

University cooperations (MoD, MoU, Inter-Institutional Agreement)

with Savannakhet University (Savannakhet, Laos)
with The Education University Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
with the Vocational Education Development Institute (Vientiane, Laos) (MoD)
with the Lao-German Technical College (Vientiane, Laos) (in pilot-phase, MoD)
Xaysombath Technical College (Savannakhet, Laos) (start September 2022)
with Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia) (in preparation)
with the Teacher Training College (Savannakhet, Laos) (in preparation)
with Wuhan University of Education (Wuhan, China) (in preparation)

 

Visiting professor

Prof. Dr. I. Martin
at the National University of Laos (NUOL), Vientiane, Laos (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
at Savannakhet University, Savannakhet, Laos (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
at Souphanouvong University, Luang Prabang, Laos (2017, 2018)
at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia (2018)
at The Education University Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (2019)

 

Project Reader

Martin, I. & J. Zeck (eds.). The Laos Experience. With contributions by returnees. January 2019, V 2.1. 104 pp.
Martin, I. & J. Zeck (eds.). The Laos Experience. With contributions by returnees. December 2019, V 2.3. 57 pp.
Martin, I. (ed.). The Laos Experience: Bi-directional learning and teaching. With contributions by returnees. September 2020, V 2.4. xx pp. (work-in-progress)

 

Articles

Martin, Isabel (2020). “Teaching English in Laos: TESOL education and global justice”. In: Mentz, Olivier, Papaja, Katarzyna (eds.). Focus on Language. Challenging Language Learning and Language Teaching in Peace and Global Education: From Principles to Practices. Wien, Zürich: LIt Verlag. 205-237.

Martin, Isabel, Neilsen, Rod & Weinmann, Michiko (2020). “Juggling Selves: A comparison of Global Mobility programs for pre-service teachers in two contexts”. In: Nickl, Benjamin, Popenici, Stefan, Blackler, Deane & Skinner, Isabella (eds.). Transnational German Education and Comparative Education Systems: Research and Practice. Springer Series Global Germany in Transnational Dialogues. Springer Nature Switzerland AG. 133-154. 
eBook: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-36252-2
Abstract of chapter: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-36252-2_8

Dengler, Rebecca (2020). “Teaching English to Lao Adult Beginners: Intercultural barriers to language learning in Western General English course books by the example of Straightforward Beginner“. Focus on Language. Challenging Language Learning and Language Teaching in Peace and Global Education: From Principles to Practices. Wien, Zürich: LIt Verlag. 238-262.

In preparation:

Martin, Isabel (2021). “English as a ‘Distant’ Language”. Journal of Modern Education Review. New York: Academic Star Publishing Company.

Khemmarath, Sitha & Martin, Isabel (eds.) (2021). Conference proceedings of the International Symposium “Sustainable Development and Internationalisation of Higher Education” (11.10.2019) at Savannakhet University.
Chapters by I. Martin, M. Remmele, R. Dengler, V. Golla, T. Keokaisone, N. Khothphouthone, P. Somsivilay et al.

Dengler, Rebecca (2022). “Intercultural barriers to language learning at Savannakhet University, Laos”. In: Bading, Cornelia, Kazzazi, Kerstin & Wintzer, Jeannine (eds.). (Fremd-)Sprache und Qualitative Sozialforschung: Forschungsstrategien in interkulturellen Kontexten / (Foreign) Language and Qualitative Social Research: Research Strategies in Intercultural Contexts.

 

Doctoral dissertations 

Dengler, Rebecca (start July 2019). Intercultural barriers to language learning in ‘International course books’ in Laos. A case study at Savannakhet University.

Ye, Miaoxing (start January 2020). Lao and Mandarin Chinese L1 tone interference in EFL learners’ (mis)placement of word and sentence stress in English: Similarities and Differences.

In preparation:

Reul, Philipp (start September 2020). Chances and challenges of Professional Learning Communities (PLC) for the development of German pre-service English teacher education.

 

Empirical reports

Khemmarath, Sitha, Martin, Isabel & David Schrep (2018). An analysis of the pilot-teaching project between PH Karlsruhe and SKU Savannakhet: Quantitative and qualitative data & analysis (Part I, half term).

 

Conference papers

Martin, Isabel (24.3.2018). “Teaching English in Laos: TESOL education and global justice”. Focus on Language. Challenging Language Learning and Language Teaching in Peace and Global Education: From Principles to Practices. Freiburg, Germany, 22-24 March 2018.

Dengler, Rebecca (24.3.2018). “Teaching English to Lao Adult Beginners: Intercultural barriers to language learning in Western General English course books by the example of Straightforward Beginner”. Focus on Language. Challenging Language Learning and Language Teaching in Peace and Global Education: From Principles to Practices. Freiburg, Germany, 22-24 March 2018.

Martin, Isabel (7.9.2018). “English as a distant language”. Des langues étrangères pour tous: didactique et méthodologie. First international conference of the L’Association en didactique des langues étrangères en Suisse (ADLES). Lausanne, Switzerland, 6-7 September 2018.

Martin, Isabel (19.9.2018). “Teacher Mobility in a Globalized World”. Research cooperation with Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, 16-22 September 2018.

Martin, Isabel (13.11.2018). „Further education of teachers: Lao-German tandem-teaching – culture clash into cross-cultural learning”. Lions Club Karlsruhe-Mitte. Karlsruhe, Germany.

Martin, Isabel (13.3.2019). ““Decolonise your mind”: A global “study- teach-and-research” project between Germany and Laos”. Visiting Professor at The Education University Hongkong. Hong Kong, China, 10-17 March 2019.

Martin, Isabel (26.3.2019). ““Decolonise your mind”: A global “study- teach-and-research” project between Germany and Laos”. International conference “Educating the Global Citizen”, Ludwig-Maximilians-University. Munich, Germany, 25-28 March 2019.

Martin, Isabel, Neilsen, Rod & Weinmann, Michiko (26.3.2019). “Juggling Selves: Navigating pre-Service Teaching Experiences in Overseas Contexts”. International conference “Educating the Global Citizen”, Ludwig-Maximilians-University. Munich, Germany, 25-28 March 2019. 

Martin, Isabel (11.10.2019). “Internationalisation in Higher Education: Lao-German tandems – challenges, contexts, perspectives”. International Symposium “Sustainable Development and Internationalisation of Higher Education”, Savannakhet University. Savannakhet, Laos, 11.10.2019.

Golla, Veronika (11.10.2019). “The Benefits and Challenges of Study-Related Global Mobility Programmes in Teacher Education: A Case Study” (paper read by I. Martin.) International Symposium “Sustainable Development and Internationalisation of Higher Education” at Savannakhet University. Savannakhet, Laos, 11.10.2019.

Dengler, Rebecca (11.10.2019). “Teaching English to Lao Adult Beginners: Intercultural barriers to language-learning in Western General English course books by the example of Straightforward Beginner.” International Symposium “Sustainable Development and Internationalisation of Higher Education” at Savannakhet University. Savannakhet, Laos, 11.10.2019.

In preparation:

Martin, Isabel, Dengler, Rebecca, Ye, Miaoxing & Reul, Philipp (27.1.2021). German-Lao research projects on bi-directional teaching and learning: Decolonization, internationalization, professionalization“. University of Education Karlsruhe:  Reihe “Ateliergespräche”.

 

Theses (Master and Bachelor of Arts/State Exam Theses in the Teaching Degrees)

Dengler, Rebecca (2017). Teaching English to Lao adult Beginners: Intercultural barriers to language learning in Western General English course books by the example of “Straightforward Beginner”. 71 pp.

Porscha, Jessica (2018). Teaching English to young learners in Laos: An examination of effects and challenges. 132 pp., with 2 dvds.

Kummetz, Ariane (2018). Lao weaving as cultural heritage – a cross-curricular storytelling project for primary school. 117 pp., Appendix Glossary, Didactic material, interviews 26 pp.

Jakob, Laura (2018).  30 years of teaching English in East Asia: An Appraisal. 37 pp.

Ud-Din, Shirin (2018). Health and education: First steps in medical awareness concerning health issues in Lao schools. 48 pp., Appendix with interviews 27 pp.

Stober, Fabian (2018).  Übungsformate zur Einführung des kardinalen Zahlaspektes – theoretische Fundierung und exemplarisch vergleichende Untersuchung. – Types of exercises to introduce the cardinal aspect of numbers – theoretical foundation and exemplary comparative analysis. 42 pp., Appendix with contrastive analysis of Lao and German math book 22 pp.

Golla, Veronika (2018). The benefits and challenges of study-related global mobility programmes in teacher education: A case study. 93 pp., Appendix interview guide 3 pp.

Eckhardt, Nico (2019). From Intercultural to Global Education in the EFL Context. 39 pp.

Knecht, Julia (2019). Transcultural learning in foreign language education and and global citizenship. 41 pp.

Stegmeier, Selina (2020). The “Post-method method”: Rethinking ELT methodologies from a decolonising perspective. 37 pp.

Hoffmann, Jonas (2020). The Relevance of the Ho Chi Minh Trail duringthe Second Indochina War. 60 pp.

Hadatsch, Siegfried (2020). 60 years of Lao-German diplomatic relations: An appraisal. 59 pp.

Bilger, Severin Morten (2020). Empowering EFL students towards effective self-directed informal ditigal learning of English. 45 pp.

 

Full texts of State Exam, Bachelor and Master theses

(new page due for December 2020)

 

Course papers (“Global English(es) & Global Citizenship Education”, “Postcolonial theory and short fiction”)

Brecht, Jana (2017). “Language games for the Lao classroom”. 30 pp.

Malchow, Lara (2018). “Reentry shock – are there country-specific variables regarding voluntary work? A case study”. 21 pp., with Appendix 43 pp. (Interviews).

Muss, Yvonne-Jacqueline (2018). “The elephant as a symbol of Colonialism’s failure”. 39 pp.

Kadic, Timur (2019). “Transculturality – the new cultural aspect of language teaching and global citizenship education?” 19 pp.

Stegmeier, Selina (2019). “Teaching styles in Norway and Zanzibar – a comparison”. 23 pp.

Kemmer, Leona (2019). “An analysis of a Lao course book (for English at primary school)”. 27 pp.

Diligu, Francesca (2019). “Pronunciation issues in English of speakers with different L1s”. 18 pp.

Bissinger, Julian (2019). “English as a global language: English as a major factor for globalisation and modernisation – neo-colonialism?”

Koch, Lena (2020). “Zadie Smith’s ‘Hanwell in Hell’ – a postcolonial story?” 11 pp.

Ud-Din, Shirin (2020). “Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals – a chance of decolonizing the mind in the classroom”. 19 pp.

Eckardt, Nico (2020). “Institutionalized racism in Great Britain”. 12 pp.

Konstandin, Leonie (2020). “How has the Corona crisis changed perspectives on Human Rights?” 20 pp.

 

Theses in progress (Bachelor theses)

 

Theses in preparation (Bachelor theses)

Wheeler, Eleanor (2020). “Education for the Sustainable Development Goals.”

Heger, Stella (2020). “Global Citizenship Education.”

Heinz, Elisabeth (2020). tba

 

 

Theses in progress (Master theses)

Jakob, Laura (2020). Transnational Experiences of Food Culture in Laos and Germany: A Possible Approach to the Expansion of Teaching Skills in Nutrition and Consumer Education.

Ud-Din, Shirin (2020). Emergency Remote Teaching: Challenges and Benefits […] during the Digital School Term 2020.

Eckardt, Nico (2020). Raising Awareness for Global Citizenship.

 

Theses in preparation (Master theses)

Kadic, Timur (2020). tba

Kemmer, Leona (2021). tba

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