Miss Annie Morton - research
Scholarly and pedagogical research interests
In 2006, the Senior Language Tutors in French undertook a research project funded by Ceebl (the Centre for excellence in enquiry based learning). ‘EBL for EBL – and End to being Bored with Language Learning’ led to the embedding of phonetics in our oral curriculum, and to the creation of PAGeS (Peer Assisted Grammar – ebl – Sessions), in which a pair of second and final year facilitators take a small group of first years for fun, interactive grammar sessions using EBL resources.
I am currently working on Creating PAGeS – a project designed to see if students themselves can create grammar scenarios for use in higher level language classes, or as part of the PAGeS programme.
In 2009 I was named EBL Fellow for the Humanities, and regularly represent the Faculty at conferences, workshops and training sessions.
In 2011, the Senior Language Tutors in French were successful in our TESS bid, and received funding and support to develop a programme of Blackboard based monitored independent study activities for first year grammar and phonetics.
The resources produced are being piloted this academic year.