Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg
The Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg (PHHD), founded in 1908, specializes in teacher education for primary and secondary education. The PHHD course programs cover all school subjects. The curriculum is strongly geared towards developing teaching competences through the intensive integration of theory and practice. Student teachers study for a period of six – eight semesters which includes up to six teaching practices in different schools. The curriculum of the TEFL program has a strong focus on task-based language learning (TBLL) and computer assisted language learning. These areas are also at the centre of research in our department. The Department has recently won a grant for post-graduate scholarships in the field of TBLL and it develops and researches learning tasks for secondary schools through a national grant. Other important fields of research have been interactive whiteboards and network based language learning.
Euline Cutrim Schmid (project leader at the PH Heidelberg)
Euline Cutrim Schmid was an Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and TEFL at the Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg. She is now Professor of Applied Linguistics and TEFL at the Paedagogische Hochschule Schwaebisch Gmuend. She teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels on various topics including: CALL, applied linguistics, and research methodologies. Her recent academic publications have focused many on the use of IWB technology and learner response systems in the EFL context. She is the author of Interactive Whiteboard Technology in the Language Classroom: Exploring New Pedagogical Opportunities (2009) and co-editor of Interactive Whiteboards for Education: Theory, Research and Practice (2010). She has published in international journals (among them CALL, System, Language Learning and Technology, Computers and Education) as well as in several book chapters.
Sanderin van Hazebrouck Thompson (research assistant)
Sanderin van Hazebrouck Thompson studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language for primary and secondary schools at the Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg. After the state exam, she concluded the Master of Arts program in TEFL and finished an additional qualification in Teaching German as a Foreign Language. She is currently working as a research assistant in the iTILT project.