Dr Mark Payne B.A., M.Phil., PhD

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Programme Director BA Education, Culture and Childhood
Director MA Language and Education (EDUT220)
Deputy Director MA Applied Professional Studies in Education (EDUT201)


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Teaching

Teaching

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.

He designed, launched (in 2014) and directs the MA in Language and Education (EDUT220), and teaches one module on the course: Language Acquisition, Learning and Pedagogical Approaches (EDU6345). On the full-time MA, he co-ordinates the Study of Education Programme, a course of 20 lectures designed to complement the suite of five MA courses. He also currently directs the MA in Applied Professional Studies in Education (EDUT201), the follow-on MA for our PGDipEd students with QTS. Mark has been a member of the EdD teaching team since 2006 and teaches predominantly on the Language Learning and Teaching route. He supervises a number of EdD and PhD students.

Research

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

Activities

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

Media

19/1/17: Published article in the Sheffield Telegraph on the Roma: Telegraph Voices: Special debate on Sheffield’s Roma community

6/12/16: Quoted in The Sun article on the Roma: THE ROMA EMPIRE Locals blast crime-hit Sheffield ‘ghetto’ where 6,000 Eastern European immigrants have settled since 2012

18/4/16: Newspaper article about my research in Yorkshire Post: How they reduced Sheffield’s ‘boiling pot of racial tension’ to a simmer

16/10/14: BBC Radio Sheffield interview on Toby Foster Breakfast Show: My Charity work, Calais and Migration to Sheffield

10/11/2014: BBC Radio Sheffield interview on Rony Robinson Lunchtime Show: The Slovak Roma

9/12/16: BBC Radio Sheffield interview on Toby Foster Breakfast Show: The Casey Report and Slovak Roma Migration

16/10/14: BBC Look North TV interview about the Slovak Roma: Interviewer Tom Ingle

Publications

Publications

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