Dr Hazel Crichton
- Lecturer (Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith)
Hazel’s research interests include all aspects of modern languages teaching and learning, particularly classroom interaction and the use of the target language. She is also interested in reflection, intercultural communication, bilingualism and multiculturalism. Her PhD thesis looked at teachers' moves in the target language which stimulated learners' responses and she has published recent articles on participation frameworks, sensitive error correction, assessment for learning and student reflection. She has supervised and is currently supervising PhD students' studies on English teachers' perceptions of educational reform in Pakistan, group work as a method of teaching in Pakistan, English teaching in Saudi Arabia, China and Libya, professional development of English teachers in Turkey and intercultural practices in elite hotels.
2014: £4632.30 In collaboration with colleagues from Edinburgh University: The British Council: EAL Nexus Research Award for research into secondary student teachers’ perceptions of English as an Additional Language in the classroom.
2011-13: £9,215 with A. Britton, S. McKinney, J. McAdam and E. Arizpe, Comenius Regio: Supporting newly arrived and bilingual learners with EAL in the classroom.
2011-13: £2,390 with M. McMahon, J.McAdam and E. Daborn, Comenius Regio : Support for EAL learners in Glasgow and Marseilles.
2010 - £10, 562 with B. Templeton for research commissioned by the British Council on the contribution of Foreign Language Assistants to Curriculum for Excellence.
2009 - £5690 with B. Templeton commissioned by St. Aloysius College for an evaluation on the impact of the bilingual project in the early years of the Junior School.
Hazel worked as a teacher of modern languages in schools in Glasgow and Edinburgh and was Principal Teacher of Modern Languages for many years. She then worked at the University of Edinburgh as Lecturer in Modern Languages for 2 years. She has worked in the School of Education since January 2006. Hazel teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and supervises a number of Masters and PhD students investigating a variety of topics, including the impact of educational change, language teaching pedagogy, the preservation of heritage languages and intercultural practices in elite hotels.
Academic and professional body membership
Member of the GTC(S)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy