Pedagogic Research Fund 2007/08 (Phase 3)

The Subject Centre is funding a third phase of pedagogic research projects from January 2007. Successful bidders will deliver their reports in April 2008.


January, 2007 - April, 2008

Key contact(s):

John Canning
Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies

Funded by:

Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies

Successful bidders:

  • Ulrike Bavendiek
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University of Bristol
  • Coventry University
  • University of Reading
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University of Leeds
  • Kings College London

Project aims:

Practitioners were able to bid for up to £4,000 to undertake an investigation into a facet of learning and teaching in languages, linguistics or area studies.

  • Strand A (Funding up to £4,000 for more experienced pedagogic researchers)
  • Strand B (Funding up to £1,000 for researchers new to pedagogic research)

Each project explores an important and timely challenge in higher education and the findings and recommendations of all the reports will be useful to colleagues in all our subject areas.


Following the recent bidding process LLAS has funded the following projects under the Pedagogic Research Fund phase 3. The projects will be published in April 2008.

Strand A

Investigating Changes in the Motivational Profiles of First Year Students on a Modern Languages Degree Programme

Ulrike Bavendiek

Dowload project report: PDF (1.14MB)

Language, study skills and related issues facing international students in the first year of their MPhil / PhD studies: relevance to institutional language, academic and other support services

Roger Hawkey, University of Bedfordshire

Dowload project report: PDF (144KB)

Socialisation and Identity in Learning in Applied Linguistics (SAIL)

Richard Keily, University of Bristol

Dowload project report: PDF (236KB)

Grammar: Researching Activities for Student Progress (GRASP)

Marina Orsini-Jones, Coventry University

Dowload project report: PDF (1.2MB)

Assessment for learning in teacher education: the development of a diagnostic language test for trainee teachers of French

Brian Richards, University of Reading

Dowload project report: PDF (124KB)

The cognitive processes of second language academic readers

Cyril Weir, University of Bedfordshire

Dowload project report: PDF (692KB)

An Active Awareness Approach to In-Sessional English Teaching

Melinda Whong, University of Leeds

Dowload project report: PDF (64KB)

Strand B

Learning face to face and via a VLE, a comparative study involving beginner learners of Spanish

Marisol de Lafuente Duff, Kings College London

Dowload project report: PDF (544KB)

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