Learning and Language

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 2:00pmMarlboro College School for Graduate and Professional Studies on the 1st floor in the "Glass Room."

Please join us for a talk with University of Michigan professor and education scholar Donald Freeman.

Freeman's research focuses on teacher learning, in the contexts of organizational and systemic reform, and its influence on student learning. He examines the development and use of teacher knowledge, particularly in the interrelationship between teacher learning and systemic change and the influences of teacher education on student learning. Methodologically, he studies the place of language as data in these learning processes, and how it can be used to trace influences across the interrelated domains of teacher education, classroom practices, and student learning.

Prior to coming to the University of Michigan in June 2007, Freeman was dean of the Department of Language Teacher Education and director of the Center for Teacher Education, Training, and Research, at SIT. He serves on the editorial board of the Modern Language Journal and previously on the boards of the Educational Researcher and the TESOL Journal. He is past president of TESOL, and member of the University of Cambridge ESOL Advisory Council. His books include Doing Teacher-Research: From Inquiry to Understanding and Teacher Learning in Language Teaching (co-edited with Jack C. Richards), as well as a four-level student curriculum ICON- International Communication through English, with Kathleen Graves and Linda Lee. He was series editor of the TeacherSource professional development series.

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