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Burri, Michael S. Dr.

Senior Lecturer

  • School of Education - Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Associate Academic Program Director: TESOL On-campus Program - School of Education 2019 -

Overview


I am a Senior Lecturer in the TESOL (Teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages) program in the School of Education, and have taught and conducted research in a variety of contexts in Australia, Japan, and Canada. My research interests include language teacher education and learning, pronunciation instruction, innovative and context-sensitive pedagogies, and non-native English-speaking teacher issues.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My main research project focuses on the longitudinal process of teacher learning. A unique and innovative element of this research is the triangulation of a variety of data sources over several phases to investigate how second language teachers’ cognitions (thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge) and pronunciation teaching practices develop over several years, and what factors may impact that process. The central goal of this line of qualitative inquiry is to better understand the learning trajectories of teachers in order to improve the practices in teacher education and subsequently enhance the preparation of language teachers.

    The importance of my research is evidenced in the following awards I have received: The MAK Halliday Prize for Outstanding Research in Applied Linguistics (2019); the UOW School of Education Outstanding Thesis Award (2016); and the TESOL Award for an Outstanding Paper on NNEST Issues (2015).

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Presentations


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Second language teacher cognition

    Second language teacher education

    Pronunciation teaching

    NNEST issues

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) An Exploration of Japanese EFL Teachers' and Students' Cognition of Autonomous Pronunciation Learning Ogawa, Yuki
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigating Perspectives on Pronunciation Teaching in the Adult Migrant English Program Playsted, Skye

Reviewer Of


Professional Service Activities


Mailing Address


  • University of Wollongong

    Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Education

    Room 317, Building 67

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My main research project focuses on the longitudinal process of teacher learning. A unique and innovative element of this research is the triangulation of a variety of data sources over several phases to investigate how second language teachers’ cognitions (thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge) and pronunciation teaching practices develop over several years, and what factors may impact that process. The central goal of this line of qualitative inquiry is to better understand the learning trajectories of teachers in order to improve the practices in teacher education and subsequently enhance the preparation of language teachers.

    The importance of my research is evidenced in the following awards I have received: The MAK Halliday Prize for Outstanding Research in Applied Linguistics (2019); the UOW School of Education Outstanding Thesis Award (2016); and the TESOL Award for an Outstanding Paper on NNEST Issues (2015).

Selected Publications


Presentations


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Second language teacher cognition

    Second language teacher education

    Pronunciation teaching

    NNEST issues

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) An Exploration of Japanese EFL Teachers' and Students' Cognition of Autonomous Pronunciation Learning Ogawa, Yuki
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigating Perspectives on Pronunciation Teaching in the Adult Migrant English Program Playsted, Skye

Reviewer Of


Professional Service Activities


Mailing Address


  • University of Wollongong

    Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Education

    Room 317, Building 67

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

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