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International Collaboration in Research

Published: Mon 19 Nov 2012
International Collaboration in Research

With the support of an International Mobility grant awarded by the University of Jyväskylä, Ms. Josephine Moate, a researcher from Finland spent a month at the University of Bradford initiating a collaborative project with Dr. Paul Sullivan (SSCJS) building on their shared interests in dialogic theory and education.

Josephine Moate is a researcher based at the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Jyväskylä in Central Finland.  Josephine’s key areas of interest include teaching and learning through a foreign language, educational cultures and dialogic pedagogy. Josephine recently submitted her PhD dissertation ‘Reconceptualising teacherhood through the lens of foreign-language mediation?’ for examination.

In her doctoral research, Josephine primarily draws on dialogic theory to understand the demands of foreign-language mediated teaching and to support a more complex conceptualisation of teacherhood. It is through this research that Josephine became interested in the work of Dr. Paul Sullivan (Social Sciences and Criminal Justice Studies), with whom she has been able to spend a month at the University of Bradford to initiate a collaboration which  builds on their shared interests in dialogic theory and education. This visit has been made possible with the support of an International Mobility grant awarded by the University of Jyväskylä.