RUB Research School


Name Beutel , Mirja Christine
Research field /
Career stage doctoral researcher
Home university/institution Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)
Department/Research unit at home university/institution Philology
Chair/Working group at home institution /

International activity

Country United States
Location Urbana-Champaign
University University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fund Research School PR.INT
Type of activity research stay
Period No dates specified
Keywords /
Report My four week research stay at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had two central goals. The first was to get feedback on my dissertation project from Illinois researchers Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope. I was able to present my work to them and a group of visiting scholars. Two options for international cooperation on follow-up projects have arisen from this discussion; one with a Brazilian university and one with a different department at UIUC. The second goal was to gain insights into US teacher education. I talked to a number of teacher educators and participated in a module on digital learning. I will use the resulting ideas to improve my own classes in higher education.