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Dr KAREN LUDKE

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    20122020

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    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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    • Conclusion: Singing Education and Singing in Education - from Nursery to Concert Hall

      Rut Gudmundsdottir, H., Ludke, K. M., Beynon, C. & Cohen, A. J., 14 Jun 2020, The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing, Volume II: Education. Gudmundsdottir, H. R., Beynon, C., Ludke, K. M. & Cohen, A. J. (eds.). New York: Routledge, Vol. II. p. 474-485 (The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing; vol. 2).

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

      Open Access
    • Development of Multicultural Choirs on College Campuses: Theory and Practice

      Ludke, K. M., 14 Jun 2020, The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing, Volume III: Wellbeing. Heydon, R., Fancourt, D. & Cohen, A. J. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge, Vol. III. p. 262-274 (The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing).

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

      Open Access
    • Introduction: Singing and Education: Learning to Sing and Singing to Learn

      Gudmundsdottir, H. R., Beynon, C. & Ludke, K. M., 14 Jun 2020, The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing, Volume II: Education. Gudmundsdottir, H. R., Beynon, C., Ludke, K. M. & Cohen, A. J. (eds.). 1 ed. New York: Routledge, Vol. II. p. 1-12 (The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing; vol. 2).

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

      Open Access
    • Music and Songs

      Ludke, K. M., Jan 2020, The Handbook of Informal Language Learning. Dressman, M. & Sadler, R. W. (eds.). John Wiley & Sons, Inc., p. 203-214

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

    • Singing to Support Foreign Language Learning: Examples from Two Cultural and Developmental Contexts

      Ludke, K. M. & Good, A., 14 Jun 2020, Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Research in Singing, Volume II: : Education. Rut Gudmundsdottir, H., Beynon, C., Ludke, K. M. & Cohen, A. J. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge, Vol. II. p. 403-414 (Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Research in Singing; vol. 2).

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

      Open Access
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