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Chen, Honglin Associate Professor

Associate Dean Graduate Research

  • Associate Dean Graduate Research - Research and Innovation
  • Associate Professor in TESOL & Language Education - School of Education

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Honglin's research endeavours are at the forefront of an interdisciplinary approach to understanding literacy and language learning within the contexts of national curriculum reforms in the fields of English and languages generally. She has a keen interest in the roles of metalinguistic understanding, talking about writing, thinking and reasoning, and intersubjectivity in promoting writing development. Her other research interests include English curriculum and policy, and provisions of community language programs.

    Honglin has a significant portfolio of ARC/ESRC (Economic Social Research Council, UK) funded research projects, generating in excess of $1.5M funding in total. She is currently engaged in a Transforming Literacy Outcomes project which is a longitudinal investigation of the language and literacy experiences of children from different transition points in schooling.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


    • second language writing development
    • second language pedagogy
    • role of metalinguistic understanding in writing
    • identity and language learning
    • educational linguistics
    • social class and pedagogic variation
    • languages learning and teaching
    • curriculum development and implementation

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Bridging the Gap - Science teachers; Linguistic knowledge and students; Literacy needs Rutherford Vale, Emma
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) SFL Genre Teaching in Academic Writing at University Level: An Analysis of Lecturers Ability in Critical Thinking Assessment Hutasuhut, Mahmud Layan
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) From potential use to actual use: Helping ESL learners activate oral productive vocabulary Mister Colmenares, Bianca
    Doctor of Philosophy Intersubjective Development in Academic Writing Dinh, Thanh Liem
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) A case study of 1st year undergraduate Korean English language learners - Analyzing the effects of mobile Internet devices on L2 writing development Wotring, Anthony
    Doctor of Philosophy Blended Learning Enironments: How interpersonal relations support knowledge construction Googol, Nasim

Teaching Overview


  • Honglin has a broad range of expertise, spanning second language learning and development, second language pedagogy, curriculum development, educational linguistics, advanced literacy development, and language and literacy education in the preparations of teachers to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Honglin's teaching career has been driven by a strong commitment to developing pedagogic practice that encourages active and deep engagement in learning by all students. She has led many curricular innovations aimed at developing an engaging and participative pedagogy that can enhance all students¿ participation and success in learning. Her scholarship and impact in teaching and learning has been recognised through the Vice-Chancellor¿s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (2012) and the Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) National Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2012).




Keywords


  • curriculum development, second language pedagogy, writing development, metalinguistic understanding, identity and language learning, doctoral education

Full Name


  • Honglin Chen

Mailing Address


  • School of Education, University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    New South Wales

    2552

    Australia

Located In Facility


Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Honglin's research endeavours are at the forefront of an interdisciplinary approach to understanding literacy and language learning within the contexts of national curriculum reforms in the fields of English and languages generally. She has a keen interest in the roles of metalinguistic understanding, talking about writing, thinking and reasoning, and intersubjectivity in promoting writing development. Her other research interests include English curriculum and policy, and provisions of community language programs.

    Honglin has a significant portfolio of ARC/ESRC (Economic Social Research Council, UK) funded research projects, generating in excess of $1.5M funding in total. She is currently engaged in a Transforming Literacy Outcomes project which is a longitudinal investigation of the language and literacy experiences of children from different transition points in schooling.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


    • second language writing development
    • second language pedagogy
    • role of metalinguistic understanding in writing
    • identity and language learning
    • educational linguistics
    • social class and pedagogic variation
    • languages learning and teaching
    • curriculum development and implementation

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Bridging the Gap - Science teachers; Linguistic knowledge and students; Literacy needs Rutherford Vale, Emma
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) SFL Genre Teaching in Academic Writing at University Level: An Analysis of Lecturers Ability in Critical Thinking Assessment Hutasuhut, Mahmud Layan
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) From potential use to actual use: Helping ESL learners activate oral productive vocabulary Mister Colmenares, Bianca
    Doctor of Philosophy Intersubjective Development in Academic Writing Dinh, Thanh Liem
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) A case study of 1st year undergraduate Korean English language learners - Analyzing the effects of mobile Internet devices on L2 writing development Wotring, Anthony
    Doctor of Philosophy Blended Learning Enironments: How interpersonal relations support knowledge construction Googol, Nasim

Teaching Overview


  • Honglin has a broad range of expertise, spanning second language learning and development, second language pedagogy, curriculum development, educational linguistics, advanced literacy development, and language and literacy education in the preparations of teachers to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Honglin's teaching career has been driven by a strong commitment to developing pedagogic practice that encourages active and deep engagement in learning by all students. She has led many curricular innovations aimed at developing an engaging and participative pedagogy that can enhance all students¿ participation and success in learning. Her scholarship and impact in teaching and learning has been recognised through the Vice-Chancellor¿s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (2012) and the Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) National Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2012).




Keywords


  • curriculum development, second language pedagogy, writing development, metalinguistic understanding, identity and language learning, doctoral education

Full Name


  • Honglin Chen

Mailing Address


  • School of Education, University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    New South Wales

    2552

    Australia

Located In Facility


Geographic Focus