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Caroline Burns

Lecturer

Department: Social Sciences

Dr. Caroline Burns is Senior Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes and Spanish. She is currently teaching on International Business Management with Spanish. She is co-ordinator for the Unilang Programme. As Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, she is her departmental lead for the University's Professional Recognition awards. She is an active member of the Decolonising Northumbria Network.

Research interests:

Caroline is passionate about creating inclusive educational environments and practices, with students and staff as partners in learning, and where diversity and equality are valued. Her research interests include internationalisation at home, intercultural competence, widening participation and decolonising the curriculum. She is currently leading a project in partnership with Nottingham University and funded by the British Association of Lecturers of English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP) entitled, Getting to know me, getting to know you: Developing materials to enhance intercultural conversations based on a non-essentialist model of culture.  

 

Caroline Burns

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Values and behaviours of an effective community of practice: a case for staff/student collaboration for internationalisation, Pearce, A., Powell, L., Burns, C., Zupan, N. 21 Jan 2016, Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Social Collaboration and Shared Values in Business, Gwangju, Korea, Chonnam National University
  • Values and Behaviours of an Effective Community of Practice: A Case for Staff/Student Social Collaboration for Internationalisation, Pearce, A., Powell, L., Burns, C., Zupan, N. 22 Jan 2016, The 2016 International Conference on Social Collaboration and Shared Values in Business
  • How is feedback used? - The international student response to a Formative Feedback Intervention, Burns, C., Foo, M. Nov 2013, In: International Journal of Management Education
  • Evaluating a formative feedback intervention for international students, Burns, C., Foo, M. 28 Mar 2012, In: Journal of Practitioner Research in Higher Education
  • Using Formative Feedback to develop international students’ academic skills, Foo, M., Burns, C. 29 Mar 2012, North East Universities (3 Rivers Consortium) 5th Regional Learning and Teaching Conference
  • Formative Feedback First – does it really work for International Students?, Foo, M., Burns, C. 12 Apr 2011, North East Universities (3 Rivers Consortium) 2011 Regional Learning and Teaching Conference
  • 'International students’ perceptions of their global skills development: a collaborative approach, Burns, C., Foo, M. 1 Apr 2011, In: EMERGE
  • Promoting intercultural learning through supporting voluntary student-led activities, Foo, M., Burns, C. Jun 2011, 2011 BALEAP Professional Issues Meeting (PIM)
  • Using formative feedback to develop international students' academic skills, Foo, M., Burns, C. Jul 2011, The Third Assessment in Higher Education Conference
  • Achieving 'successful student status' as elevation of ASK support on the ground, Foo, M., Burns, C. Sep 2009, Northumbria Conference 2009

Professional Activity

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Other: Getting to know me, getting to know you: Developing materials to enhance intercultural conversations based on a non-essentialist model of culture 2019
  • Invited talk: Title: Internationalisation and widening participation narratives: synergies and pedagogical implications 2019
  • Oral presentation: Critical reflections on teaching intercultural communication (competence) on a three week course for Chinese students 2019
  • Oral presentation: Internationalisation and widening participation narratives: synergies and pedagogical implications 2019
  • Oral presentation: Internationalisation and widening participation narratives: synergies and pedagogical implications 2019

Qualifications

  • Education EdD October 26 2018
  • Applied Linguistics MA June 29 2007
  • Education Language Diploma December 01 2003
  • Modern Languages BA (Hons) July 14 1996
  • Modern Languages PGCE June 21 1996
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016


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