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Farah Shawkat

Farah Shawkat Photo 2farah.shaw@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Qualifications

Masters Degree in ELT and Applied Linguistics (Distinction)
BA Honors Degree in Linguistics (First Class)

Research Title

Teacherpreneurship and the digital learning landscape in higher education

PhD Start

1 July 2016

Research Summary

The main goal of my research is to explore the salient features of teacherpreneurism as an emergent pedagogy in 21st century digital learning landscape in higher education.  I explore the conception of teacherpreneurship, what it means to be a teacherpreneur within a dynamic digital context of higher education.  The goal of this work is to develop, test and validate models and frameworks to support university teachers' better use of digital tools in their teaching.

Research Interests

My principle research interests lie in the field of e-learning and teaching.  Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), English for Specific Purposes (ESP), applied linguistics and sociolinguistics.  My future research plans are to conduct further study on teacher education, material development and alternative assessment.

Supervisors

Dr Ben Daniel
Russell Butson

Publications

Measuring Creativity of JSC (Junior School Certificate)
Graduates in Writing Composition: A Bangladeshi Perspective
Proceedings of 25th MELTA International Conference, June 1, 2016