Dr Mark Payne B.A., M.Phil., PhD
Programme Director BA Education, Culture and Childhood
Director MA Language and Education (EDUT220)
Deputy Director MA Applied Professional Studies in Education (EDUT201)
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 8170
Mark Payne is Programme Director and Year 1 Co-ordinator of the BA Education, Culture and Childhood and module co-ordinator for the third year Dissertation.
Mark also works across our range of MA, EdD and PhD programmes.
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.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, University of Bucharest and Hatch Atelier 14/5/17 - 27/5/17
Selected Conference Papers:
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. Sociological Studies Seminar.
30 January 2017, University of Cambridge. Keynote: On the margins: Slovak Roma Children Negotiating Language and Education in Sheffield. Event: SLEG/PLACE Research Seminar.
Selected Impact and Engagement Events:
30 June 2017: A Tale of Two Villages: Roma Village Contexts and Insights in Eastern Slovakia. Sheffield Council Roma Briefing Conference
7 November 2016, Longley Park 6th Form College, Sheffield. Public Engagement and Impact Presentation: Educational Challenges for Slovak Roma Students in Sheffield
2 September 2016, Firth Park Academy, Sheffield. Public Engagement and Impact Presentation: Educational challenges for Slovak Roma in Sheffield and Slovakia
26 May 2016, Co-operative Academy, Leeds. Public Engagement and Impact Presentation: Educational challenges for Slovak Roma in Sheffield.