Dr Karen Woodman

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Keywords

TESOL, applied linguistics, behavioural genetics in second language acquisition, e-learning, language activation, language education, learner autonomy, online education, second language acquisition, teacher education

Discipline

Other Psychology and Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Specialist Studies in Education

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Qualifications

  • PhD(Applied Linguistics) (University of Victoria)

Professional memberships and associations

2013

  • QUT delegate to NTEU Women's Leadership Conference


2012 -2013

  • Deputy Project Leader (ALTC Priority Grant. "A holistic model for research supervision of international students in engineering and information technology")
  • Member - Faculty of Education Health and Safety Committee


2011

  • QUT delegate to ATN network Women in Leadership (WEXDEV) program


2010

  • External reviewer (elearningeuropa project): “Social media and how they are conceptualized in three new EU countries (Latvia, Poland, Romania): Beliefs, attitudes and uses in language learning”.
  •  Faculty of Education Team Teaching Award (QUT): Language education team (TESOL/LOTE)
  • Nominated for Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Awards for Leadership


2008-2012

  • Course Coordinator -  M.Ed TESOL, M.Ed TEFL, and Graduate Certificate in TESOL (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Member – Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Faculty Course Coordination Committee
  •  Participant (e.g., HDR nominee, Chair) – M.Ed and PhD. Block confirmations  (Queensland University of Technology)


2008-2009

  • Chair – Teacher Education Interest Section (International Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


2007

  • Member – Level C Promotion Selection Committee (University of New England)
  • Convenor – Linguistics Discipline (School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics) and (School of Cognitive and Behavioural Studies) (University of New England)
  • Non-Resident Fellow (Drummond-Smith College) (University of New England)
  • Member – Joint Faculty Marketing Committee (Faculty of Arts and Sciences)
  • Chair, Selection Committee (Project Officer for MAAL Renewal Project)
  • Chair Elect – Teacher Education Interest Section (International TESOL Association)
  • Member – Selection Committee (Educational Developer for Faculty of Education Sakai Project) (Onlining the B.Teach)
  • Member – Scholarship Committee (School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics)


2006-2007

  • University Distance Education Review Implementation Steering Committee (University of New England)


2006

  • Selection Committee for new Learning Materials Management System (LMMS Project) (Appointed by Pro Vice Chancellor (Teaching and Learning))
  • Marketing and Publicity Officer (Online MA in Applied Linguistics) (University of New England)


2005-2007

  • Center for Applied Research in Social Sciences (University of New England)


2004-2007

  • Language and Cognition Research Group (University of New England)


2005-2006

  • BA Online Project Advisory Committee (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)


2003-2004

  • Course Advisory Committee (Bachelor of Communication Studies)


2003-2005

  • Course Advisory Committee (Bachelor of Languages, MA in Applied Linguistics)


2003

  • External Review Panel (University of Newcastle, MA in Applied Linguistics)


2002-2004

  • Board of Studies (University of New England)


2004

  • Teaching and Learning Committee (University of New England)


2001-2004

  • Co-Chair and co-founder of GOLLLD (Group for Online Language, Linguistics, and Literature Development) (University of New England)


2001-2003

  • Development and Publicity Subcommittee (School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, University of New England)


2001-2002

  • Teaching and Learning Subcommittee (School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, University of New England)


2000-2004

  • Coordinator (Online MA in Applied Linguistics Development Group)


2000-2002

  • Co-editor (Teacher Education Interest Section Newsletter)(TESOL)


1999-2001

  • Moderator (Teacher Education Interest Section (TESOL) List-serv)


1993-2000

  • Member – Teachers of English as a Second Language of Canada (TESL Canada)


1993-2000

  • Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (CAAL)


1992-1995

  • Women`s Classical Caucus


1989-2008

  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


1990-2002

  • British Columbia Teachers of English as an Additional Language


1991-1994

  • Graduate Student Women`s Caucus (University of Victoria)


1993-1994

  • ESL Committee member (Dept of Linguistics, Simon Fraser University)


1992-1993

  • Graduate Student Society Representative (Dept. of Linguistics, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.)
  • Graduate Student Representative (Chair Search Committee) (Dept. of Linguistics, University of Victoria, B.C.)
  • Graduate Student Representative (President`s Committee on Student Employment) (University of Victoria, B.C.)
  • Graduate Student Representative (Undergraduate Curriculum Committee) (Dept of Linguistics, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.)


1991-1992

  • Graduate Student Representative (Graduate Curriculum Committee) (University of Victoria, B.C.)


1989-1990

  • President (St. Michael`s College TESL Graduate Student Society) (St. Michael`s College, Vermont)

Teaching



2012- current

  • Senior Lecturer (TESOL). Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, QLD, Australia). Teaching in M.Ed. (TESOL) program. Units: CLN618 (Technology and Second Language Learning); CLN613 (Second Language Curriculum Design Options); CLN615 (Directed Reading in Second Language Education); and EDB007 (Indigneous Education). Supervision: Ph.D, Ed.D, and MEd (Research).


2008-2012

  • Senior Lecturer (TESOL) and Course coordinator of M.Ed TESOL/M.Ed TEFL . Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, QLD, Australia). Teaching in M.Ed. (TESOL) program. Units: CLN618 (Technology and Second Language Learning); CLN613 (Second Language Curriculum Design Options); CLN615 (Directed Reading in Second Language Education); CLN641 (From theory to practice). Supervision: Ph.D, Ed.D, and MEd (Research).


2007

  • Convenor of Linguistics (2007). University of New England (Armidale, NSW, Australia).


2004-2007

  • Senior Lecturer in Linguistics. University of New England (Armidale, NSW, Australia). Units in MA (Applied Linguistics): LING 462 (Second language acquisition: Theory); LING 451 (Issues in Applied Linguistics); and LING 461 (Reading the Research)


2005-2006

  • Visiting Professor. (Master of Arts in ESL/FL Teaching). Department of Languages and Educational Linguistics, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California. Units included Language Analysis; Language Assessment; Educational Research Methods; and Principles and Practices of Language Teaching.


2000-2004

  • Lecturer and Course Coordinator of Online Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics. University of New England (Armidale, NSW, Australia). Units: LING 451 (Issues in Applied Linguistics), LING 450 (Design of Language), LING 462 (Second Language Acquisition: Theory), and LING 461 (Reading the Research); and undergraduate units LING 400 (History and Philosophy of Linguistics) and LING 391 (Gender, language and power)
  • Consultant to “Maximizing Study Abroad through Language and Culture Strategies” Project; funded by the International Research and Studies Program grant (2002-2005) (US Dept of Education, Office of International Education) (Principal Investigators: Prof. A. Cohen, University of Minnesota, and Michael Paige, CEHD, University of Minnesota)


1996-2001

  • Instructor in Vancouver Community College TESL Certificate Program (Vancouver, B.C.): Courses included “Teaching Overseas”, “Testing in ESL”, and Tapping into the hidden job market: Creating your dream ESL job”, “Getting stuff (ESL materials) Cheap”, and “Finding your first ESL job”.


1999-2001

  • Employment and career consultant. Dream Job Explorations (Victoria, B.C.).


1998-2001

  • Educational Consultant, Program designer (TESL) and ESL teacher trainer (TESL) for Pan Pacific International College Intensive Teacher Certification Program, Pan Pacific International College (Victoria, B.C.).


1998-2002

  • Educational Consultant – The Second Language Learning Group (Victoria, B.C.). Contracts included: Professional development workshop on “Testing across the curriculum” (Malaspina-University College); Materials and curriculum development for ESL Flight Training (ETC Consulting), and Advanced and Basic ESL Business, TOEFL and TOEIC Preparation (Pan Pacific International College).


1999-2001

  • Instructor in University of Victoria English Language Program (Electives). University of Victoria (Victoria, BC).


1999

  • Instructor in Vancouver Community College TESL Certificate Program at Malaspina University-College (Nanaimo, B.C.): Courses included “Testing in ESL”, and Tapping into the hidden job market: Creating your dream ESL job”, “Getting stuff (ESL materials) Cheap”.
  • Instructor in Summer Institute of International Management. University of Victoria (Victoria, B.C.)
  • Instructor in Summer English Language Program for Aichi Gakuin University. University of Victoria (Victoria, B.C.)
  • Educational Consultant – Teacher evaluation for University of Alberta (Edmonton, AL). Second Language Learning Group.


1998

  • Instructor in TESL diploma program for second language learners at Burnaby College, Vancouver. Courses included TESL overview, (How to teach) grammar, (How to teach) reading, (How to teach) writing, (How to teach) listening and speaking skills, TESL practicum, Intercultural awareness, curriculum development, and teaching overseas.


1993-1994, 1997

  • Lecturer at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC): B.A. (TESOL) program. Units: LING 350 (First Language acquisition); LING 360 (Linguistics and Language teaching: Theory); LING 362 (English as a Second Language: Theory), LING 363 (English as a Second Language: Practice), LING 250 (Language acquisition)


1997

  • Coordinator of Vancouver Community College TESL Certificate Program TESL Internship Course(at Camosun College
  • Sessional lecturer at University of Victoria (Victoria, B.C.): Units: LING 373 (Applied psycholinguistic techniques of language learning and teaching) and LING 374 (Theories in Applied Linguistics)


1994-1996

  • Lecturer at Brock University (St. Catharines, Ont): Units: TESL 404 (Curriculum design, methodology, and practicum), LING/WISE 280 (Gender differences in language and language use), LING 392(Sociolinguistics); TESL 401 (From Grammar to writing), TESL 402 (Introduction to research methodology), LING 194(Introduction to Linguistics)


1992 – 1994

  • Teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL) Summer Program at Royal Roads Military College (Officer cadets from Québec).
  • Program head & Instructor – English as a Second Language Program for the Military Family Resource Centre (Esquimalt)


1990-1994

  • Teaching Assistant at the University of Victoria (Victoria, B.C.): Applied Linguistics TESL diploma courses


1991

  • ESL Teacher for Japanese students at Camosun College (July) and Glenlyon-Norfolk Schools:
  • Research Assistant: (Survey of Vancouver Vowels)


1990

  • ESL Teacher at St. Michael`s College (Colchester, Vermont)


1989

  • Teacher of English as a Foreign language: Homer Schools (Athens, Greece)
  • Private tutor in EFL (Athens, Greece).


1988

  • EFL Teacher at Mediterranean College (Athens, Greece)
  • Private tutor in EFL (Athens, Greece).


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