Personnel Information


Higgins Robert Michael

Language Center
Research Fields, Keywords
Critical pedagogy, EAP, Cultures of learning
Teaching and Research Fields
My background is in conflict resolution and also human rights. In my experiences as a language instructor I have come to see the importance of focused academic preparation. In particular, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) has much to offer as a multidisciplinary language framework to support content and integrated language learning. I have been examining and researching context-specific cultural variations in learning : in order to understand how EAP will develop in different geographical locations. Furthermore, through this research I have begun to understand that an awareness of critical theories and pedagogies has much to offer this area of research.

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  • Degree name:Master of Arts
    Classified degree field:Humanities & Social Sciences / English linguistics
    Conferring institution:University of Manchester
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:2013.11

  • Degree name:Master of Arts
    Classified degree field:Humanities & Social Sciences / Sociology
    Conferring institution:University of London
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:2002.11

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Research field:Humanities & Social Sciences / Foreign language education

  • Research field:Humanities & Social Sciences / Sociology of education

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Language: English
    Title: Language Policy, Planning, and Enactment: The Necessity and Empowering Potential at the Local Level,
    Journal name: Current Issues in Language Planning  vol.17  (3/4)  (p.242 - 259)
    Date of publication: 2016.08
    Author(s): Higgins, R. & Brady, A.

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Multiple Authorship

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Research Projects 【 display / non-display

  • Research category:若手研究
    Project year:2023.04 - 2026.03
    Title:Independent Language Policy: The Practices and Beliefs of Multilingual Interactions