Isabelle Schäfer

Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education: Modern Languages

Secondary and Post Compulsory Education

Contact Details

email: i.schafer@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542152

Isabelle has been PGCE Course Leader for modern languages since 2008. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has researched cross-phase collaboration and she runs workshops focusing on a cross-curricular approach to learning and teaching for PGCE secondary trainee teachers. She has recently published articles on trainees’ views cross-phase collaboration (Schäfer, 2016) and on attitudes to teaching literature in modern languages in secondary schools (Ulma and Schäfer, 2018).

Qualifications

  • HEA Senior Fellow
  • 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)

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

  • Teaching in context  
  • Teaching languages: Primary and Secondary 
  • Working cross-phase (with a focus on modern languages) 

Research Interests

  • Cross-curricular teaching
  • Student collaboration 
  • Working with international students
  • Teaching reading

Professional Bodies

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

Publications

2018 - Ulma, D. and Schafer, Isabelle. Se Former à Enseigner la Littérature Dans le Cours de Langue Étrangère en Angleterre : Entre Abandon des Controlled Assessments, Comeback de la Littérature et Apprentissages. Les Langues Modernes. ISSN 0023-8376

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 Roles

  • 2018 – External Examiner PGCE Languages, University of Greenwich
  • 2016, 2017, 2018 - 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