Dr Michiko Weinmann

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer in Education (Languages Education)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SoE Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 2010

Biography

My career in education spans over 15 years. A former Languages teacher, I have taught German, Japanese and Latin to students from diverse backgrounds, both in Australia and overseas. My teaching experience includes a range of different contexts, such as secondary and adult education, bilingual immersion and community languages schools.

I lecture in Languages and EAL pedagogy, and in multilingualism and multilingual education in global contexts. I am Course Director of the Masters and GradCert of Languages Teaching, and Co-Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning  Languages (CTaLL).

My research explores the nexus of language, culture, body and identity, which integrates my interest in Languages education, and cultural and gender studies. The theoretical resources that form the basis of my work are drawn from post-structural and post-colonial theories, feminism and sociology of the body.

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Research interests

Research interests:

  • Languages education and Languages education policy in international contexts
  • Innovation in Languages and EAL pedagogy
  • Multilingualism and multilingual education in global contexts
  • Community languages
  • Interculturality
  • Culture, body and identity
  • Asia and 'Asia literacy' in policy and curriculum

Research methodologies:

  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Visual/multimodal methodologies
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Case study

Current research projects:
(i) Ruth Arber, Michiko Weinmann, Rod Neilsen, Hossein Shokouhi (Deakin University) (2016-current). Multilingual identities: EAL/D families’ experiences of Australian English language education.

(ii) Crowdfunding project Operation Belle (pozi.be/operationbelle) via Pozible - Deakin Research my World:
We live in a surgical society. Operation Belle seeks to interview young women in Australia about their perceptions of cosmetic surgery. A group of 10–12 participants will be interviewed in 2016 to discover their views. These interviews will also be collated as a series of educational videos, complemented by a resource booklet with additional materials and activities. These resources will be made available to schools across Victoria and Australia, to explore cosmetic surgery more deeply and to contribute to a more complex understanding.

Completed research projects:
(i) Rod Neilsen, Alex Kostogriz, Ruth Arber, Michiko Weinmann (Deakin University), & Nishta Rosunee (Monash University) (2013-2015). How Melbourne teachers practice Asia literacy: Religious dimensions;
(ii) Michiko Weinmann, Ruth Arber, Alistair Welsh (Deakin University), Alex Kostogriz (ACU), & Stefan Romaniw (Ethnic Schools Association of Victoria (ESAV)/Community Languages Australia (CLA)) (2015). Language, culture and identity: Exploring the diasporic spaces of community language schools in Victoria;
(iii) Indika Liyanage, Ruth Arber, Rod Neilsen, Michiko Weinmann (Deakin University) (2015). Navigating the languages policy landscape: An exploration of teacher practice;
(iv) Athena Vongalis-Macrow, Naoko Araki-Metcalfe, Michiko Weinmann (Deakin University) (2013). Evaluation of the Languages Start-up Grants;
(v) Christine Halse, Anne Cloonan, Alex Kostogriz, Dianne Toe, Julie Dyer, Michiko Weinmann (Deakin University) (2012-2013). Asia Literacy Project.

Teaching interests

  • Languages and EAL education in global contexts
  • Languages and EAL pedagogy
  • Multilingualism and multilingual education
  • Intercultural language teaching and learning
  • CLIL - Content and Language Integrated Learning

Units taught

ETL709 Multilingualism and multilingual education in global contexts

ETL710 Teaching and Learning in Languages Classrooms

ESJ457 Studies in Curriculum LOTE A

ESJ458 Studies in Curriculum LOTE B

ESJ459 Studies in Curriculum TESOL A

ESJ460 Studies in Curriculum TESOL B

Knowledge areas

  • Languages education and Languages education policy in international contexts
  • Innovation in Languages and EAL pedagogy
  • Multilingualism and multilingual education in global contexts
  • Community languages
  • Interculturality
  • Culture, body and identity
  • Asia and 'Asia literacy' in policy and curriculum
  • Qualitiative research
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Case study
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Visual methodologies
  • Multimodality

Conferences

Carr, N. & Weinmann, M. (2016). Japanese EFL Learners’ Experiences with Written Corrective Feedback. IAFOR, The Asian Conference on Education 2016, Kobe, 20-23 October 2016. http://iafor.org/issn-2186-5892-the-asian-conference-on-education-2016-official-conference-proceedings/

Arber, R., Nguyen, N. & Weinmann, M. (2015). Language awareness and content-based teaching across the curriculum. Language, Education and Diversity (LED) conference, University of Auckland, 23-26 November 2015. https://led.education.auckland.ac.nz/conference-programme/

Weinmann, M. (2014). Re-theorising the concept of ‘Asia community’ in Featured Symposium: The Asia literacy teaching workforce in Australia: a report of a national study. APERA, Hong Kong Institute of Education, 19-21 November 2014. https://www.ied.edu.hk/apera2014/

Awards

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service Award for Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists 2016 (Karlsruhe University of Education, University of Regensburg, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich).

Projects

Current research projects:

(i) Ruth Arber, Michiko Weinmann, Rod Neilsen, Hossein Shokouhi (Deakin University) (2016-current). Multilingual identities: EAL/D families’ experiences of Australian English language education.

(ii) Crowdfunding project Operation Belle (pozi.be/operationbelle) via Pozible - Deakin Research my World:
We live in a surgical society. Operation Belle seeks to interview young women in Australia about their perceptions of cosmetic surgery. A group of 10–12 participants will be interviewed in 2016 to discover their views. These interviews will also be collated as a series of educational videos, complemented by a resource booklet with additional materials and activities. These resources will be made available to schools across Victoria and Australia, to explore cosmetic surgery more deeply and to contribute to a more complex understanding.

 

Completed research projects:

(i) Rod Neilsen, Alex Kostogriz, Ruth Arber, Michiko Weinmann (Deakin University), & Nishta Rosunee (Monash University) (2013-2015). How Melbourne teachers practice Asia literacy: Religious dimensions;

(ii) Michiko Weinmann, Ruth Arber, Alistair Welsh (Deakin University), Alex Kostogriz (ACU), & Stefan Romaniw (Ethnic Schools Association of Victoria (ESAV)/Community Languages Australia (CLA)) (2015). Language, culture and identity: Exploring the diasporic spaces of community language schools in Victoria;

(iii) Indika Liyanage, Ruth Arber, Rod Neilsen, Michiko Weinmann (Deakin University) (2015). Navigating the languages policy landscape: An exploration of teacher practice.

(iv) Athena Vongalis-Macrow, Naoko Araki-Metcalfe, Michiko Weinmann (Deakin University) (2013). Evaluation of the Languages Start-up Grants.

(v) Christine Halse, Anne Cloonan, Alex Kostogriz, Dianne Toe, Julie Dyer, Michiko Weinmann (Deakin University) (2012-2013). Asia Literacy Project.

Publications

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2016

Indigenous languages education in Victoria: innovations, opprtunities and challenges for non-indigenous languages teacher educators

Dr Michiko Weinmann

(2016), pp. 203-211, Multidisciplinary research perspectives in education shared experiences from Australia and China, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

English as an additional language teachers, policy enactments and intercultural understanding

A/Prof Indika Liyanage, Dr Tony Walker, Dr Michiko Weinmann

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 4-19, TESOL in context, Australia, C1

journal
2015

Asia engagement beyond binaries and boundaries: towards a re-theorisation of Asia, community and curriculum

Dr Michiko Weinmann

(2015), pp. 182-196, Asia literate schooling in the Asian century, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter

Grants

Other Public Sector Funding

Evaluation of the languages start-up Grants

Dr Athena Vongalis-Macrow, Dr Naoko Araki-Metcalfe, Dr Michiko Weinmann

  • 2013: $13,636

Industry and Other Funding

Asia Literacy Project

Prof Christine Halse, Dr Anne Cloonan, A/Prof Alex Kostogriz, A/Prof Dianne Toe, Ms Julie Dyer, Dr Michiko Weinmann

  • 2013: $107,750
  • 2012: $107,750

Operation Belle - Pozible

Dr Michiko Weinmann

  • 2016: $5,269

Supervisions

Data will be available in 2017