Dr Michael Evans
- Reader in Education
- Official Fellow, Clare Hall
- BA (University of East Anglia)
- PhD (University of Warwick)
- PGCE (University of Cambridge)
Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations
- Association of University Teachers
- Association of Language Learning
- British Educational Research Association
Specialises in research in second language education with particular interests in teacher education and foreign language learning (French and Spanish) in the secondary sector. Related fields of interest include bilingual and cross-cultural pupil discourse analysis, language learner codeswitching, the use of ICT in language learning, the effect of study abroad on L2 proficiency, the politics of second language education.
Has substantial experience of supervising PhD students in a wide range of second language education research topics.
- Second Language Education
- Teacher Education
- Cross-cultural Education
- Language teacher education and research
- The impact of direct contact on foreign language learning
- The role of ICT in foreign language learning
- Foreign language education policy and planning
Principal Investigator: 2006-2008: The impact of curriculum changes on provision and practice of MFL in schools at KS3. (Funded by DCSF).
Language education and social disadvantage: school approaches and community values and their impact on the education of EAL students in England. With Madeleleine Arnot, Yongcan Liu and ClaudiaSchneider (ARU). Funded by Bell Foundation.
- MPhil: Research in Second Language Education
Evans, M. (forthcoming, 2013) (Ed.) Second Language Education. Routledge Major Themes in Education.
Evans, M. (2012) (Ed.) Teacher Education and Pedagogy: Theory, Policy and Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Evans, M. (2012) The sociolinguistics of schooling: the relevance of Derrida's Monolingualism of the Other or The Prosthesis of Origin in Esch, E. and Solly, M. (eds.) The Sociolinguistics of Language Education in International Contexts. (Berne: Peter Lang)
Evans, M. (with Fisher, L.) (2012) Emergent communities of practice: secondary schools' interaction with primary school foreign language teaching and learning, Language Learning Journal, 40 (2), 157 - 173.
Evans, M. (with Fisher, L.) (2010) Translating policy into practice: the impact of the KS3 Framework for MFL on language teaching and learning in schools. Research Papers in Education, 25 (4), 479 - 493.
Evans, M. (with Fisher, L.) (2009) Language Learning at Key Stage 3: The Impact of the Key Stage 3 Modern Foreign Languages Framework and changes to the curriculum on provision and practice. Final report. DCSF.
Evans, M. (Ed.) (2009) Foreign Language Learning with Digital Technology. London: Continuum.
Evans, M. (2009) 'Reliability and validity in qualitative research by teachers', and 'Analysing qualitative data' in Wilson, E. (ed.) School-based Research: a guide for education students. London: Sage.
Evans, M. (2009) 'Code-switching in CMC: linguistic and interpersonal dimensions of cross-national discourse between school learners of French and English' in (Turnbull, M. and J. Dailey-O'Cain eds.) First language use in second and foreign language learning: Intersection of theory, practice, curriculum and policy. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.
Evans, M. (with Pachler, N. and Lawes, S.) (2007) Modern Foreign Languages: Teaching School Subjects 11-19. London: Routledge.
Evans, M. (2007) 'Recent Research (2000 - 2006) into applied linguistics and language teaching with specific reference to L2 French' Language Teaching, 40: 211 - 230.
Evans, M. (with Payne, M.) (2005) 'Researching Foreign Language Provision within the Context of the Multilingual School and Community', Language Learning Journal.
Evans, M. (with Fisher, L.) (2005) 'Measuring gains in pupils' foreign language competence as a result of participation in a school exchange visit: the case of Y9 pupils at three comprehensive schools in the UK' Language Teaching Research, 9 (2), 173 -192.
Evans, M. (with Fisher, L. and Esch, E.) (2004) 'Using computer mediated communication to promote learner autonomy and develop intercultural understanding at secondary level.' Language Learning Journal, 30.
Evans, M. (with Fisher, L.) (2000) 'The School Exchange Visit: effects on attitudes and proficiency in language learning' Language Learning Journal, 22, 11-16.
Evans, M. (with Counsell C., McIntyre D., Raffan J.) (2000) 'The Usefulness of Educational Research for Trainee Teachers' Learning' Oxford Review of Education, 26, 3-4, 467-482.