Research

Pilot Study

At the end of September (2017), I will be conducting a Pilot Study at the University of Greenwich with the Tobii Pro TX300 eye-tracker. If you are an English Native or English Bilingual I would greatly appreciate 20 minutes of your time! This study will require you to complete activities while in front of the eye-tracker. This is not a wearable eye-tracker but a computer monitor.

This will take place on September 22nd at the Greenwich Campus (closest station Cutty Sark). If you’re interested, please use the contact boxes below. You will then receive a participant information sheet and will be able to choose whether you want to be involved in the study (N.B. You need to be 18+ to be involved in this study).


Alongside my PhD research, HE pedagogies and teaching theories have been the focus of my research. Attempting to use the ‘Flipped Classroom’ in my foundation level seminar groups, I am currently interested in the differences between lecturer/student perceptions. I would appreciate some thoughts from you, whether you’re a student (UG or PG), a lecturer in HE, a teacher in TEFL or in secondary schools, on the following questions. Please leave comments in the below form.

When preparing assessments, do you consider how students will interpret the reasons for the assessment?

Do you think students are consciously aware of the reasons behind the assessments you create? (Or, as a student, are you consciously aware of the reasons behind the assessments you are given?) 

Do you arrange formative and summative assessments to promote or encourage each other or are they created separately? 

Do you think students (or, as a student, do you) perceive formative assessments as valuable as summative assessments? 

How do you ensure that tasks and assessments are perceived by students in the same way you intend them to be perceived? 

My PhD research:

I am currently using eye-tracking to measure L2 sentence processing before and after participants are exposed to a particular pedagogical intervention: Processing Instruction. With the contemporary nature of this online measurement, I am still creating and pre-testing materials. Once I have my materials ready, I will be in need of participants! Please contact me via the form below if you are interested in participating. Please include your native language and any second languages that you have, including how long you have been studying these languages.

n.b. The eye-tracking lab is situated at the University of Greenwich in London.

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