In my PhD research I look into language education and language teacher education in the light of the changing everyday life with ubiquitous technologies. I am interested in the changing role of the language teacher and how we can promote change in the accustomed practices of language teaching.
I have been able to apply my research interests in the working life as well: At the University of Oulu I have acted as university teacher in the English programme at the Faculty of Humanities and as a university teacher of foreign language didactics at the Faculty of Education. I have also acted as a principal lecturer in Intrerpreting and Linguistic Accessibility at the Humak University of Applied Sciences.
My professional background comes from language teaching. Before beginning my doctoral reserach, I have worked as a teacher of English and Swedish in vocational education at Vantaa Vocational College Varia, as well as in basic and general upper secondary education.
- language learning and teaching
- (language) teacher education
- technology-rich everyday life
- nexus analysis
- multimodal inter(action) analysis
Tumelius, R., & Kuure, L. (2020). Towards a shared vision of language, language learning and a school project in emergence. Classroom Discourse. Accepted for publication.
Kuure, L., Riekki, M., & Tumelius, R. (2018). Nexus analysis in the study of the changing field of language learning, language pedagogy and language teacher education. AFinLA-e: Soveltavan Kielitieteen Tutkimuksia, 11, 71-92. DOI: https://doi.org/10.30660/afinla.69208
Tumelius, R., & Kuure, L. (2017). Language students learning to manage complex pedagogic situations in a technology-rich environment. In K. Borthwick, L. Bradley & S. Thouësny (Eds), CALL in a climate of change: adapting to turbulent global conditions – short papers from EUROCALL 2017 (pp. 312-316). Research-publishing.net. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14705/rpnet.2017.eurocall2017.732
I have received support for my doctoral research as follows:
- The Finnish Cultural Foundation's North Ostrobothia Regional Fund (12 months working grant for doctoral research, awarded 15 May 2020)
- Scholarship Fund of the University of Oulu (2017)
- Faculty of Humanities, University of Oulu
- The Finnish Concordia Fund (2017)
- Oskar Öflund's Stiftelse (2017)
- member, COACT
- member, EveLINE
Mattering: Centre for Discourse & Practice, Aalborg University, Denmark– 2.4.2018 to 15.6.2018
A two-week research visit at the Mattering research centre provided an opportunity to discuss nexus analysis as a research strategy and to otherwise further my PhD research, e.g., via data workshops.