Research & Pedagogy
I am available for workshops or special lectures on topics such as these.
Communicative and interactive teaching methods are known to be more effective than traditional methods. This can be better implemented when we look to educational psychology and cognitive linguistics for insights.
Various aspects of academic writing for college students, graduate students, and teachers. This includes writing across the disciplines, research methods, coherence, paraphrasing, citation and referencing.
A/an, the, bare noun?
Definite / indefinite articles and bare nouns are the bane of many learners and teachers. My research on this, from cognitive semantic perspectives, makes possible more intuitive and sensible approaches to teaching, explaining, and practicing these grammatical juggernauts.
Teachers can benefit from various insights from linguistics and linguistic research. Insights from cognitive linguistics translate well to teaching, including schema theory, psycholinguistics.
- Various aspects of grammar, e.g., modals, verb tenses, articles, prepositions, verb types
- Phonology – vowels, consonants, stress, rhythm
- How people read
- Language acquisition
Psychology of teaching and learning
Teachers and students can benefit from various practical and research based insights from cognitive and educational psychology, such as…
- Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
- How people learn new concepts
- Group learning