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MA (Hons), PGCE, M.Teach, GradDipSpanish, EdD
Dr Ian Collen started his career as a secondary school teacher of French and German, having also worked as a lecteur d'anglais at the University of Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle, and as a Research Assistant at the US Department of Education, Washington D.C. He joined Queen's University Belfast in summer 2015 and leads our PGCE in French, German, Irish and Spanish. He also supervises postgraduate students undertaking Master's degrees in primary and post-primary Teaching and Education.
As part of his role at Queen's, Dr Collen is Director of the Northern Ireland Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research (NICILT). He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Dr Collen is interested in all aspects of Modern Languages Education in instructed classroom settings. He is currently Principal Investigator on the Language Trends series, funded by British Council, which seeks to longitudinally chart the health of language teaching in schools in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and spoken at numerous international conferences.
Dr Collen is willing to be second supervisor on PhD projects relating to any area of Modern Languages Education.
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Collen, I., 11 Jan 2021, Language Learning in Anglophone Countries : Challenges, Practices, Ways Forward. Lanvers, U., Thompson, A. S. & East, M. (eds.). 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 117-133 17 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review
Collen, I., 16 Jun 2021, British Council Voices.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Featured articleOpen Access
Collen, I., 08 Jul 2021, London: British Council. 25 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen AccessFile11 Downloads (Pure)
Collen, I., 02 Jun 2021, 1 ed. Belfast: British Council.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen AccessFile45 Downloads (Pure)
Ian Collen (Advisor)17 Jul 2021
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
15 Jan 2021 → 31 Mar 2021
Activity: Consultancy types › Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation
Ian Collen (Advisor)01 Dec 2020 → …
Activity: Membership types › Membership of external research organisation
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The language of languages: A qualitative study into the decline of Modern Languages at A Level in Northern IrelandAuthor: Collen, I., Jul 2021
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › Doctor of Education