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KAREN LUDKE

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    • 36 Citations
    • 1 h-Index
    20122018
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    Personal profile

    Teaching

    As a Senior Lecturer in English Language, my main teaching interests are first and second language learning and bilingualism, and psycholinguistics. I teach on several first-year English Language modules and I lead modules focused on child language development, psycholinguistics and language, mind and communication.

    I am the Study Abroad Co-ordinator for the department, supporting students from outside of Europe who are studying in our department and our Edge Hill students who are considering ERASMUS+ or study abroad opportunities.

    Research interests

    My research and publications focus on the inclusion of the arts to support language learning, particularly through musical activities and singing. My published work describes experimental studies designed to teach words and phrases in a new language, including through the comparison of three ‘listen-and-repeat’ learning conditions: speaking, rhythmic speaking and singing.

    In addition, I have developed pedagogical resources and articles for teachers related to the European Music Portfolio: A Creative Way into Languages project. Because of my involvment in the Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) network, I have also recently co-edited and contributed chapters to The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing, Volume II: Education with Helga R. Gudmundsdottir, Carol Beynon, & Annabel J. Cohen (March 2020). 

    I am interested to hear proposals from potential MRes. and PhD students interested in conducting interdisciplinary research, particularly projects that combine language learning with the arts and music.

    Keywords

    • BF Psychology
    • Psycholinguistics
    • P Philology. Linguistics
    • Integrating music and singing into the language curriculum
    • Foreign/second language education
    • Child language development
    • L Education
    • Teacher education
    • Knowledge exchange
    • Teachers' beliefs and practices
    • M Music and Books on Music
    • Psychology of music
    • Singing

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    Research Output 2012 2018

    • 36 Citations
    • 1 h-Index
    • 3 Project report
    • 2 Article
    • 1 Chapter
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    35 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
    File
    singing
    foreign language
    art
    learning
    song

    Digital libraries for singing: The example of the AIRS project

    Cohen, A. J. & Ludke, K. M., 15 Jul 2016, The Oxford Handbook of Singing. Graham, W., Howard, D. M. & Nix, J. (eds.). Oxford University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    singing
    interdisciplinary research
    recording
    new technology
    information technology

    Executive Summary - Sustaining the Ambition: The contribution of GTCS-registered teachers as part of the Early Learning and Childcare Workforce in Scotland

    Dunlop, A-W., Frame, K., Goodier, J., Miles, C., Renton, K., Small, M., Adie, J. & Ludke, K., Jan 2016, Educational Institute of Scotland.

    Research output: Book/ReportProject report

    File
    teacher
    learning
    curriculum
    premium
    government policy

    ‘Sustaining the Ambition’: The contribution of GTCS-registered teachers as part of the Early Learning and Childcare Workforce in Scotland

    Dunlop, A-W., Frame, K., Goodier, J., Miles, C., Renton, K., Small, M., Adie, J. & Ludke, K., 11 Feb 2016, Educational Institute of Scotland. 63 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportProject report

    Open Access
    File
    teacher
    learning
    curriculum
    premium
    government policy
    35 Citations (Scopus)

    Singing can facilitate foreign language learning

    Ludke, K. M., Ferreira, F. & Overy, K., 31 Jan 2014, In : Memory & Cognition. 42, 1, p. 41-52

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    singing
    foreign language
    speaking
    learning
    performance