Dr Mark Payne

BA, MPhil, PhD

School of Education

Programme Director BA Education, Culture and Childhood

Director of MA Language and Education

EDU - Mark Payne
mark.payne@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 8170

Full contact details

Dr Mark Payne
School of Education
Edgar Allen House
241 Glossop Rd
Sheffield
S10 2GW
Research interests

Mark has a background in Modern Foreign Language (MFL) teaching and learning, predominantly as a teacher of German and Spanish in secondary schools in Harlow and Cambridge. Therefore, his research interests have centred mainly on issues around second language acquisition, foreign language planning, the teaching and learning of languages and language classroom practices more generally.

Since January 2013, Mark has been investigating the educational, linguistic and social integration of newly-arrived migrant pupils in local schools, particularly children from Slovak Roma backgrounds. His is currently running a five-year longitudinal study funded by Academies and Enterprise Trust (AET) tracking the progress of Slovak Roma pupils through five years of secondary education.

Mark has conducted ethnographic fieldwork visits to Roma communities and primary and secondary schools in Eastern Slovakia, in conjunction with the University of Prešov. In line with anthropological fieldwork approaches, Mark has been learning both Slovak and Eastern-Slovak Romani.

In disseminating his work, Mark has presented his findings at numerous schools around South Yorkshire and beyond, and at various academic conferences and
meetings nationally and internationally.

Funded project:

2015-2020: Academies and Enterprise Trust (AET): Funding for 5-year longitudinal research project: Nurturing Slovak Roma Children at Secondary School: A Longitudinal Study

Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

Reports

  • Payne MI, Fashanu C & Lahmar J (2017) Nurturing Roma Pupils at Secondary School: A Longitudinal Study at Firth Park Academy, Sheffield RIS download Bibtex download
  • Payne MI, Prieler T, Edge H & Perin B (2015) The Educational, Linguistic and Social Integration of Slovakian Roma Children at Firth Park Academy, Sheffield. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download

Theses / Dissertations

  • Payne MI (2005) Researching Foreign Language Planning within the Context of the Multilingual School and Community. University of Cambridge. RIS download Bibtex download

Dictionary/encyclopaedia entries

  • Payne MI (2012) Qualitative Research in Language Planning and Policy. In The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities

Mark Payne is Programme Director of the BA Education, Culture and Childhood and leads various modules on the programme.

He designed, launched (in 2014) and directs the MA in Language and Education (EDUT220). On the full-time MA, he also co-ordinates the Study of Education Programme which complements the suite of five MA courses. Mark has been a member of the EdD teaching team since 2006 and leads the Language Learning and Teaching route. He supervises a number of EdD and PhD students.

Professional activities

Visiting Scholar

  • Erasmus+ Teaching and Research Fellow University of Prešov, Slovakia; 24/4/17 - 5/5/17
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, University of Bucharest and Hatch Atelier 14/5/17 - 27/5/17 & 12/5/18 - 26/5/18
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, University Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia 1/6/18 - 30/6/18

Conferences

  • 3 November, 2018: University of Leeds. Keynote Lecture: A Tale of Two Villages: Slovak Roma children negotiating language and education. Roma families and deaf children: Multi-professional understandings Conference. School of Education, University of Leeds
  • 8 June 2018: Universitaria Pontificia Bolivariana. Lecture: Second Language Acquisition today: A perspective from the UK.
  • 24 May 2018: Universitatea Creștină Dimitrie Cantemir, Bucharest. Conference: The Future of the European Public Space: Democracy, Legitimacy, Activism. Individual paper: Schools as knowledge withholders: Slovak Roma pupils’ experiences negotiating education in the UK
  • 12 April 2018: Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava: Briefing Lecture: The Slovak Roma in Sheffield
  • 10 April 2018: Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra. Invited Lecture: The Slovak Roma in Sheffield: life, language and educational challenges. Nitra. Slovakia
  • 8 November 2017: Charles University, Prague. Invited Lecture: Slovak Roma children negotiating language and education in Sheffield. Sociolinguistics Seminar Series.
  • 7 November 2017: Charles University, Prague. Invited Lecture: The Slovak Roma in Sheffield: life, language and educational challenges. Romistické utopie/Romani Studies Seminars.
  • 15 June 2017, Sheffield Hallam University. Invited Keynote Lecture: The Roma Language and Education Tool (RoLET): supporting the educational development of Slovak Roma children in Sheffield. Annual National EAL Conference, Sheffield Hallam University.
  • 17 May 2017, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest. Conference Paper: A Tale of Two Villages: Exploring issues in the education of Slovak Roma children in Sheffield
  • 30 January 2017, University of Cambridge. Invited Lecture: On the margins: Slovak Roma Children Negotiating Language and Education in Sheffield. Event: SLEG/PLACE Research Seminar.
  • 18 July 2016, University of Lincoln. Keynote Lecture: On the margins: Slovak Roma Children Negotiating Education in Sheffield. Event: Welcoming Voices Symposium, 18 July, 2016
  • 17 June 2016, University of Murcia. Conference Paper: Invisible Repertoires: Slovak Roma Children Negotiating Secondary School in Sheffield. Event: Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, 15-18 June, 2016.
  • 28 April 2016, Sheffield Hallam University. Invited Lecture: Educational Challenges for Slovak Roma in Sheffield and Bystrany-Slovakia. Event: Migration, Culture and Community Workshop
  • 16 October 2015, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Conference Paper: Problematizing Linguistic Landscaping Research: The Hidden Language of Page Hall, Sheffield. World Universities Network (WUN) Conference: Multilingualism and Mobilities - Understanding Globalization.
  • 29 June 2015, University of Sheffield. Conference Paper: From periphery to centre: nurturing Slovakian Roma children at secondary school. World Universities Network (WUN) Conference: Multilingualism and Mobility in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
  • 22 April 2015, University of Prešov. Slovakia. Lecture: Migration and Immigration: The Slovakian Roma in Sheffield.
  • 25 June 2014, University of Birmingham. Conference Paper: The integration of Roma Slovak pupils into secondary schooling in Sheffield: A case of school superdiversity? Event: Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRIS) Conference: Superdiversity: Theory, Method and Practice, 23-25 June, 2014.
  • 31 January 2014, University of Sheffield. Lecture: An exploratory study of the integration of Roma children into secondary school education in the UK: A case study of pupils in a Sheffield school. Event: Faculty of Social Sciences Migration Research Group Launch Symposium: Patterns and Pathways in European Union Migration and Mobility since 2004.
  • 18 May 2013, Manchester Grammar School. Lecture: MFL Teachers Teaching Classics: The Sheffield-Cambridge Latin Short Course. Event: Joint Association of Classical Teachers Annual Conference
  • 5 September 2012, University of Manchester. Conference Paper: Assessment for Learning (AfL): How have AFL practices impacted upon the substantive content of lessons? Event: British Educational Research Association Conference (BERA), 4-6 September, 2012.
  • 4 September 2012, University of Manchester. Conference Paper: Criticality and the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL). Event: British Educational Research Association Conference (BERA), 4-6 September, 2012.
  • 11 September 2008, University of Swansea. Conference Paper: An investigation of Japanese communicative language pedagogy. Event: British Association of Applied Linguistics Conference (BAAL), 11-13 September, 2008.
  • 16 September 2004, UMIST Manchester. Conference Paper: Researching Foreign Language Provision within the Context of the Multilingual School and Community. Event: British Educational Research Association Conference (BERA), 15-18 September, 2004.
  • 8 July 2004, University of Southampton. Conference Paper: Foreign Language Planning and Provision in the Context of the Multilingual School and Community in England. Event: Language and the Future of Europe: Ideologies, Policies and Practices, 8-10 July, 2004.

Impact and Engagement Events

  • 26 February 2019: Wensley Community Centre, Hinde House crescent, Sheffield: Roma Culture Presentation. Wensley Church Group awareness event.
  • 9 October 2017: Holgate Meadows School, Sheffield. Public Engagement and Impact Presentation: The Slovak Roma: Life in Slovakia
  • 30 June 2017: Public Engagement and Impact Presentation: A Tale of Two Villages: Roma Village Contexts and Insights in Eastern Slovakia. Sheffield Council Roma Briefing Conference
  • 3 January 2017, Longley Park 6th Form College, Sheffield. Public Engagement and Impact Presentation: The Slovak Roma: Life in Slovakia
  • 7 November 2016, Longley Park 6th Form College, Sheffield. Public Engagement and Impact Presentation: Educational Challenges for Slovak Roma Students in Sheffield
  • 5 October 2016, Hinde House School, Sheffield. Public Engagement and Impact Presentation: Challenges for the Slovak Roma in Sheffield and Slovakia
  • 2 September 2016, Firth Park Academy, Sheffield. Public Engagement and Impact Presentation: Educational challenges for Slovak Roma in Sheffield and Slovakia
  • 31 May 2016, University of Sheffield. Paper: Educational challenges for Slovak Roma in Sheffield and Bystrany-Slovakia. Event: School of Education, University of Sheffield, Research Seminar.
  • 26 May 2016, Co-operative Academy, Leeds. Public Engagement and Impact Presentation: Educational challenges for Slovak Roma in Sheffield.
  • 9 December 2015, Firth Park Academy, Sheffield. Public Engagement and Impact Presentation: Migration and Immigration: Enabling participation of Slovak Roma pupils. Yorkshire Outstanding Teachers Event
  • 25 June 2015, Co-operative Academy, Leeds. Public Engagement and Impact Presentation: One week in Slovakia.
  • 13 February 2015, Firth Park Academy, Sheffield. Public Engagement and Impact Presentation: Migration and Immigration: The integration of Roma Slovak pupils into a secondary school in Sheffield.
  • 9 June 2011, University of Sheffield. Paper: Exploring Stephen Krashen’s ‘i+1’ Model in the Classroom. Event: Department of Education Seminar Series.
  • 27 January 2009, University of Sheffield. Paper: An investigation of Japanese communicative language pedagogy. Event: Department of Education Seminar Series.
  • 12 May 2003, University of Cambridge. Paper: A Study of Language Diversification within the Context of a Diverse School Community. Event: The Second Language Education Group (SLEG) Seminar Series, University of Cambridge.

Other

  • Wednesday 6 June 2018: Universitaria Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia. Leader of Professional Development session for University English Teachers
  • Friday 8 June 2018: San Marcos School, Av. El Poblado #Calle 31AS-41, Envigado, Medellín, Colombia: Leader of Teacher Development and Training Event for English Treachers
  • Friday 8 June 2018: Liceo Francisco Restrepo Molina, Cra. 42 #16, Envigado, Medellín, Colombia: Leader of Teacher Development and Training Event for English Teachers
  • Tuesday 12 June 2018: Leader Teacher Training Session for English Teachers, Marinilla, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Wednesday 13 June 2018: Makerspace Seminar: Vermont School, Avenida Las Palmas Indiana Mall Km. 2 Vía La Fe, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Thursday 14 June 2018: All day Teacher Training Event: Language Acquisition, Learning and Pedagogy: Marinilla Teacher Training Centre, Marinilla, Antioquia, Colombia

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