Dr. Sian Preece
Dr. Preece visited the Faculty of Education to work with Dr. Steve Marshall, Dr. Valia Spiliotopoulos and Dr. Danièle Moore. She worked collaboratively with the Visiting Scholar Dr. Lee supporting research related to pluri/multilingual education, and participated in the seminar series for the British Association of Applied Linguistics.
Dr. Romee Lee
Dr. Lee visited the Faculty of Education from May to June 2017 to work directly with Dr. Steve Marshall and Dr. Valia Spiliotopoulos. She visited classes across SFU, where ongoing research around pluri/multilingual education is conducted. She also advised faculty and colleagues within the Centre of English Language Learning, Teaching and Research (CELLTR) regarding the implementation of supports for multilingual students in higher education.
Dr. Helena Brandão Viana
Dr. Brandão Viana conducted research on her own project and worked directly with Dr. David Kaufman. She joined the AGE-WELL NCE research group and continued to study methods of education for elderly people. Her contributions also included educational technologies, digital games for learning, problem based learning, and teaching and learning in higher education.
Minxian Feng is currently collaborating with Dr. Saskia Stille on a comparative study on English teaching and learning methods for adults and children. She is also offering consultations on matters related to applied foreign languages and is contributing to the development of programs for the Faculty of Education in the area of English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
Dr. Vladimir Kudriavtsev
Dr. Kudriavtsev visited the Faculty of Education in March to continue his work with Dr. Natalia Gajdamaschko and Dr. Mike Cole (UCSD) on a manuscript on CHAT and imagination development. He also participated in meetings with different faculty members and graduate students that are interested in Vygotsky theory. One of the highlights of the visit was a public presentation with Dr. Mike Cole and Dr. Kudryavtces, that was sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Education in association with CELLTR and IERG.