Clare Conway

Clare Conway.

Senior Lecturer; Programme Co-ordinator

Phone: 64 9 921 9999 ext 6000

Email: clare.conway@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

Room WT1114, AUT WT Tower, cnr Wakefield and Rutland streets.



Qualifications:

  • MA (Hons) Languages and Literature
  • Dip Teaching
  • Dip Second Language Teaching
  • Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Education.

Biography:

Clare comes to her current positions after leading programmes at AUT University in Language Teacher Education at Graduate Diploma and Certificate levels. She has had experience teaching languages in France, Finland and New Zealand.

At AUT her teaching experience includes papers on the Masters and Graduate Diploma and undergraduate papers on the BA English and New Media Studies, as well as Academic Literacies, English for Business Studies and general English language at all levels.

Her contributions to the community include writing and editing for Password Magazine, a magazine for new speakers of English, and a position as Auckland Team leader for University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.

Clare is Programme Coordinator, Master of Professional Language Studies in Language Teaching and Co-Programme Coordinator, Master of Arts Applied Language Studies.

Teaching Areas:

  • Language and communication
  • Intercultural language teaching
  • Communication through new media
  • Reflective practice.

Research Areas:

  • Language teacher education
  • Intercultural language teaching
  • Reflective practice.

Research Summary:

Clare's research interests are in the area of language teacher education and include teacher's perceptions of learning and transfer of learning.

Current Research Projects:

2013-present, Clare is a recipient, along with her colleague Heather Richards, of an AUT Faculty of Culture and Society Contestable Research Grant to research Intercultural Communicative Language Teaching (iCLT) in New Zealand schools.

The research examines language teachers' understanding and implementation of iCLT principles in Years 7-13 classes for learning additional languages (Chinese, French, German, Samoan and Spanish).

The project aims to disseminate findings and recommendations for informing the future development of iCLT in New Zealand schools.

2015–2016, Developing Thai Occupational Standards and Professional Qualifications for Foreign Language Teachers (English Language Teachers) (see report reference below). 

Publications:

Journal articles

  • Conway, C. & Richards, H. (2017). 'We can all count to 10 but we do it in different ways.' Learner diversity in the language classroom. Babel, 51(2), 30-43. 
  • Smith, P., Grant, L., Conway, C., & Narayan, V. (2016). Mobile Devices and Mobile Learning: Shifting the Mindset of Teachers and Learners. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 8(4), 1-13. doi:10.4018/IJMBL.2016100101
  • Conway, C., & Richards, H. (2016). Lunchtimes in New Zealand are cruel: reflection as a tool for developing language learners' intercultural competence. The Language Learning Journal. Taylor & Francis Online
  • Conway, C., & Denny, H. G. (2013). Reflection and dialogue on postgraduate professional development for experienced language teachers. New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics, 19(1), 5-20.
  • Conway, C. Richards, H. Harvey, S. & Roskvist, A. (2012). "That didn’t really work, did it? I need to know how to do that." Delivering classroom activities to maximise language learning. BABEL 46(2/3), 30-38.
  • Richards, H., Conway, C., Roskvist, A., Harvey, S. (2012), Foreign language teachers’ language proficiency and their language teaching practice. The Language Learning Journal, pp 1- 16. Available from Taylor & Francis Online.
  • Conway, C., Richards, H., Harvey, S., & Roskvist, A. (2010). Teacher provision of opportunities for learners to develop language knowledge and cultural knowledge. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 30(4), 449-462. View the full report pdf icon. Retrieved from Taylor and Francis Online.
  • Richards, H., Conway, C., Roskvist, A. & Harvey, S. (2010). Intercultural Language Learning (IcLL) in New Zealand schools: Awareness and practice of in-service language teachers on a professional development programme. New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics, 16(1), 1-15.
  • Conway, C & Richards, H. (2007) Meeting the needs of visiting in-service EFL teachers from China. TESOLANZ Journal, 15, 71-87.

Book chapters

  • Conway, C. Richards, H. Harvey, S. Roskvist, A. (2012). Professional development for language teachers: Response to a change in learning languages policy. In B. Boufoy-Bastick, (Ed.). Cultures of professional development for teachers: Collaboration, reflection, management and policy. (pp.159-182). Strasbourg, France: Analytrics.
  • Richards, H., Conway, C., Roskvist, A. & Harvey, S. (2011). A framework for analysing observation data of teacher development of language learners' intercultural competence. In A. Witte & T. Harden (Eds.). Intercultural competence: Concepts, challenges, evaluations. (pp.239-252). Oxford, UK: Peter Lang.
  • Conway & Richards, H. (2007). Was it really worth it? Chinese EFL teacher perceptions of the effects of an offshore development course on their teaching. In Voice and Vision in Language Teacher Education: Selected Papers from the Fourth International Conference on Language Teacher Education. (pp. 225-238). CARLA working paper #25.

Commissioned reports

  • Harvey, S. Roskvist, A. Richards, & Conway, C. (2016). Developing Thai Occupational Standards and Professional Qualifications for Foreign Language Teachers (English Language Teachers). Confidential final report for Thai Professional Qualifications Institute, 1-62. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology.
  • Harvey, S., Conway, C., Richards, H., & Roskvist, A. (2009), Evaluation of teacher professional development languages (in Years 7–10) and the impact on language learning opportunities and outcomes for students, Report to the Ministry of Education, Auckland: Auckland University of Technology.

Refereed conference papers

  • Harvey, S., Roskvist, A., Conway, C., & Richards, H. (2009, December). Now I can talk the talk: Experiences of language teachers as students. 2009 Australian Association for Research in Education International Education Research Conference. Canberra, Australia.

Invited lectures and presentations

  • Richards, H. & Conway, C. (2015, February). Intercultural competence: Encouraging learner reflection. Invited co-presentation at the STANZA (Spanish Teachers Association New Zealand Aotearoa) Immersion Weekend, Albany, Auckland.
  • Richards, H. and Conway, C. (2014, November). Lunch times in New Zealand are cruel. Faculty of Culture and Society Research Festival 2014. AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Richards, H., & Conway, C. (2012, October). Bringing an intercultural perspective to language learning. Invited co-presentation to Mangere-Onehunga ESOL Cluster Group, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Conway, C., & Richards, H., &. (2012, October). Intercultural language learning and teaching. Invited lecture presented at the Language Teacher Education Public Lecture Series: UNITEC - Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Richards, H., & Conway, C. (2011, November). Intercultural perspectives in language teaching. Invited co-presentation at the Auckland branch of the TESOL Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (AKTESOL).

Conference presentations

  • Richards, H., & Conway, C. (2015). 'We can all count to ten but we do it in different ways'. recognising and acknowledging learner diversity in the language classroom. In ALAA/ALANZ/ALTANZ Conference 2015. Adelaide, Australia.
  • Conway, C., & Richards, H. (2015). Intercultural Communicative Language Teaching (iCLT): Acknowledging learner diversity in the classroom. In Language Education & Diversity 2015. Auckland, NZ.
  • Conway, C., & Richards, H. (2015). 'Lunchtimes in New Zealand are cruel': the role of reflection in intercultural communicative language teaching. In ALAA/ALANZ/ALTANZ Conference 2015. Adelaide, Australia.
  • Smith, P., Grant, L., Conway, C. & Narayan, V. (2014, Nov) Exploring Mobile devices and the mobility of learners: The two sides of learner-generated content in tertiary education. Joint paper presented at 4th Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium & Screening, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Richards, H., & Conway, C. (2014, July). Research findings: Exploring and reflecting on culture in language teaching. Joint paper presented at the NZALT Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
  • Conway, C. & Richards, H. (2014, January). A useful teacher tool to develop language learners’ ICC? Joint paper presented at 4th International Conference on Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence. CERCLL, The University of Arizona, Tucson, USA.
  • Richards, H. & Conway, C. (2014, January). Teachers' understanding and implementation of intercultural communicative language teaching principles. Joint paper presented at 4th International Conference on Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence. CERCLL, The University of Arizona, Tucson, USA.
  • Conway, C., & Richards, H. (2013, November). Language teacher knowledge and practice of iCLT principles: Initial findings. Joint paper presented at the ALANZ & ALAA Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Richards, H., Conway, C. Roskvist, A. & Harvey, S. (2011, October). Intercultural language learning: An observation framework for gaining insights into teachers' practice. Joint paper presented at Korea TESOL International Conference: Pushing our Paradigms: Connecting with Culture. Sook Myung Women's University, Seoul, Korea.
  • Conway, C., Richards, H., Harvey, S. & Roskvist, A. (2011, October). Delivering successful learner interaction in the language classroom: Applying basic guidelines. Joint paper presented at Korea TESOL International Conference: Pushing our Paradigms: Connecting with Culture. Sook Myung Women's University, Seoul, Korea.
  • Richards, H., Conway, C. Roskvist, A. & Harvey, S. (2011, November). Providing a foundation for sustainable professional development. Joint paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Language Education and Diversity (LED), University of Auckland. NZ.
  • Denny, H. & Conway, C. (2011, December). Individual development in language teacher education: An action research evaluation of a project-based reflective practice. Joint paper presented at the ALAA-ALANZ Conference, Canberra, Australia.
  • Denny, H. & Conway, C. (2011, November). Accommodating diversity in language teacher education: an action research evaluation of a project-based reflective practice. Joint paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Language Education and Diversity (LED), University of Auckland. NZ.
  • Richards, H. & Conway, C. (2010, September). Developing teacher capacity: Learning a Language while teaching a language. Joint paper presented at BAAL Applied Linguistics Conference, Global and Local, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
  • Conway, C., & Richards, H. (2010, September). Building capability: In-service teachers learning how to teach an additional language. Joint paper presented at BAAL Applied Linguistics: Global and Local, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
  • Richards, H., Conway, C., Roskvist, A., & Harvey, S. (2010, September). Teacher provision of opportunities for developing language learners’ intercultural competence. Joint paper presented at International Conference on Intercultural Competence, University College, Dublin and National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland.
  • Conway, C., Richards, H., Harvey, S. & Roskvist, A. (2009, December). Reconciling Sfard's metaphors in a language teacher professional development course. 1st Combined Conference: The Applied Linguistics Associations of NZ and of Australia. Auckland, NZ.
  • Richards H, Conway, C., Harvey, S. & Roskvist, A. (2008, October). Teachers learning languages: Building communities of language learning and teaching in schools. Joint paper presented at Language and Identity: Building communities of learning, 11th National Conference for Community Languages and ESOL, Auckland.
  • Conway, C., Richards, H., Harvey, S. & Roskvist, A. (2008, July). Learning Languages: Motivation from three perspectives. Joint paper presented at NZALT Biennial International Conference. Wellington.
  • Richards, H. & Conway, C. (September, 2006). Chinese EFL teachers' perception of the effects of a teacher development course in New Zealand on their teaching in China. Joint paper presented at Origins and Connections: Linking Theory, Research and Practice, Tenth National Conference for Community Languages and ESOL, Napier.
  • Conway, C. & Richards, H. (June, 2005). Chinese EFL/ESOL teachers' perceptions of offshore professional development. Joint paper presented at Voice and Vision in Language Teacher Education: Fourth International Conference, University of Minnesota, and Minneapolis, United States.

Seminar presentations

  • Richards, H., & Conway, C. (2014, August). Research findings: Exploring and reflecting on culture in language teaching. Co-presentation at NZALT Waikato Branch meeting, Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • Conway, C., & Richards, H. (2014, February). Implementation of IcLT principles in Years 7-13: A response to teachers' needs. Intercultural Competency and Language Learning Symposium, Auckland University of Technology.
  • Conway, C, Richards, H., Harvey, S., & Roskvist, A. (2009, February). Evaluation of TPDL in Years 7-10 and impact on language learning opportunities and outcomes for students. Intercultural Competence and Communication Seminar, AUT.

Reviews

  • Conway, C. (2013). [Review of Ur, P. (2012). A course in English language teaching. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press]. TESOLANZ News. 22(3), 29-30.
  • Conway, C. (2011). [Review of Thaine, C, 2009). Teacher training essentials: Workshops for professional development. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press]. TESOLANZ Journal, 19, 60-62.
  • Conway, C. (2010). [Review of Edge, J. & Garton, S. (2009). From experience to knowledge in ELT. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press]. New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics. 16, 95-96.
  • Conway, C. (2009). [Review of Levy, M., & Stockwell, G. (2006). CALL dimensions: Options and issues in computer-assisted language learning. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum]. TESOLANZ Journal 17, 31-32.
  • Conway, C. (2009). [Review of Hanson-Smith, E. & Rilling, S. (Eds). (2006). Learning languages through technology. Alexandria, VA, USA: TESOL Inc]. TESOLANZ Newsletter. 18, 68-70.

Other publications

  • Conway. C. & Richards, H. (2016). Culturally responsive pedagogy for language learning. NZALT, Polyglot (Dec 2016).
  • Conway, C . & Richards H. (2014). Intercultural language learners: Are you providing opportunities for your students to reflect? NZALT Polyglot 39 (Dec 2014).
  • Conway, C. & Richards, H. (2007). Teaching notes: The Best of Password 7. Puriri Press: Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Conway, C. (2002). Teaching Notes: Best of Password 6, Puriri Press: Auckland.
  • Conway, C. (Producer) & Hall, M. (Director). (2000). Variations on a Teaching Theme. [Video].

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