School of Languages and Area Studies (SLAS)
Mrs. Tricia Coverdale-Jones
Principal Lecturer, EFL
School of Languages and Area Studies
King Henry I Street
2005-2011 roles as Faculty Learning and Teaching Coordinator or Faculty eLearning Coordinator
Oct 2011- February 2012 Visiting Professor at Nagoya University, Japan, research in the Centre Studies of Higher Education on the theme of Internationalisation of Higher Education
BA MA PGCE RSA Dip Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2000
Currently International Business Communication and Intercultural Communication, formerly Course Leader for BA International Trade and English. She has previously taught German, Linguistics and British Studies, as well as Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. She was formerly Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences eLearning Coordinator and Faculty Learning and Teaching Coordinator.
Current research is focused on internationalisation issues for the East Asian Learner, the appropriate pedagogy for Chinese Learners and the need for courses in Intercultural Communication as part of the "year abroad" student experience. This has led to the organisation of four international conferences in the series "Responding to the Needs of the Chinese Learner" held at the University of Portsmouth in July 2004 and "Internationalising the University". July 2006. The third Conference on this theme, "Promoting Partnership", was in July 2008, the fourth in September 2010 "Transnational Dialogues". It also led to a research post and Nagoya University (Oct 2011- Feb 2012). Recent publications, including the journal Language, Culture and Curriculum Vol 19/1 (2006) special issue on The Chinese Learner, edited together with Paul Rastall., includes selected articles from the 2006 conference. Internationalising the University; the Chinese Context, (2009) also co-edited with Paul Rastall, and Transnational Higher Education in the Asian Context (2012).
Her previous research was in the field of collaborative learning online and the use of CMC (Computer-Mediated Conferencing), especially the use of Discussion Lists and Videoconferencing. She has led numerous BP-funded projects at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside on the implementation of these in related areas. For this she was nominated as the ULH candidate for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme of the ILT. She has also led an HEA LLAS Subject Centre-funded project on "The East Asian Learners' response to intercultural themes as part of the year abroad in the UK". In December 2007 she received a University Learning and Teaching Excellence Award for her innovations in the teaching of East Asian students.
"Does CMC really have a reduced social dimension?" ReCALL, Volume 10, No. 1, May 1998 ISSN 0958 3440.
"Does CMC really have a reduced social dimension?" In Pilbeam, A. & O'Connor, P (Eds) (2000).Heritage and Progress. Bath, LTS Training & Consultancy/ SIETAR Europa ISBN 0 9537887 09
"The use of Videoconferencing as a communication tool for language learning", IALL '99 conference, University of Maryland, Washington, USA. June 1999. The IALL Journal, Spring 2000. (Vol 32, No. 1)
"The Use of electronic communication tools for language learning: Issues and Considerations". In Howarth, P. and Herington, R. (2002) EAP Learning Technologies Leeds University Press. ISBN 0 853262123
"Cross-Cultural Communication Online? What is possible or desirable in electronic communication?" In In D. Killick, M. Parry & A. Phipps (Eds), (1999) The poetics and praxis of languages and intercultural communicatior Glasgow: Glasgow French & German Publications.
"Cross-cultural Issues in Computer Conferencing" In Busher, Coleman & Morrison, (2001) Working Paper No. 2, University of Leicester, ISBN 0-902254-77-4
"Using the virtual campus for Language Learning: a case study in pedagogical and practical approaches to using ICT", (With Anu Bissonauth-Bedford) (2002) paper given at CILT conference "Setting the agenda: Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies in Higher Education", Manchester, 24-26 June 2002 http://www.lang.ltsn.soton.ac.uk/resources/conferenceitem.aspx?resourceid=1293
"Cultural Effects in the Use of Discussion Lists for Language Learning". Paper presented at EUROCALL 2003, a short version published in "Tell & Call" University of Vienna, Austria
Editor with Dr Paul Rastall of special issue of Language, Culture and Curriculum, 19 (1) 2006 - (journal from Multilingual Matters) Special Issue on The Chinese Learner
"The East Asian Learners' response to intercultural themes as part of the year abroad in the UK" Research supported by Pedagogical Research Fund of LLAS Subject centre http://www.llas.ac.uk/prf2005.aspx
"Intercultural learning: how this can enhance the student learning experience during study abroad" in Essays on Language and Translation: from textual analysis to pedagogical application, joint publication with Kuban State University/ University of Portsmouth, editors Ian Kemble, Irina Khoutyz, Carol O'Sulivan & Vlaimir Tkhorik. Kuban: Kuban State University
"International Approaches to Transnational Higher Education (TNHE)" in Nagoya Journal of Higher Education, Vol 12. March 2012, http://www.cshe.nagoya-u.ac.jp/publications/journal/no12/11.pdf
Edited books and journal issues:
Editor with Dr Paul Rastall of special issue of Language, Culture and Curriculum, 19 (1) 2006 - Special Issue on The Needs of the Chinese Learner. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters
Internationalising the University: the Chinese Context Co-edited with Paul Rastall. Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan
Nagoya Journal of Higher Education (2012) "International Approaches to Transnational Higher Education” Nagoya Journal of Higher Education Nagoya: Nagoya University Centre for Studies in Higher Education. March 2012
Coverdale-Jones, T. (Ed.) (2012) Transnational Higher Education in the Asian Context. Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan
Conference Presentations as Keynote Speaker:
Keynote speaker How does Intercultural Learning – benefit students spending a "year abroad" in the UK? at Third International conference "Responding to the needs of Chinese and East Asian Learners", Shandong University, Jinan, China, 16-19 November 2007
Keynote speaker The Value and Experience of eLearning at Fifth International conference "Responding to the needs of Chinese and East Asian Learners", Shandong University, Qingdao, China, 16-18 October 2009. (Publication with Shandong University forthcoming)
Invited Speaker Internationalising the University in the Chinese Context: Implications for Institutions and Staff. At the Symposium on "Internationalising Education: Challenges and Rewards" South Denmark University, Kolding, Denmark, April 2009
Invited Speaker at the fifth "Deutsch-Chinesisches Bildungsforum (German-Chinese Education Forum) in Hamburg, September 2010. Die Internationalisierung der Universitaet Portsmouth im chinesischen Kontext"
Public Lecture, Nagoya University. “Internationalisation of Higher Education in Japan and the UK - similarities and contrasts” 9 February 2012
"Intercultural learning: how this can enhance the student learning experience during study abroad". Published in Kemble, I., Khoutyz, I., O’Sulivan, C. & Tkhorik, V. Essays on Languages and Translation: from textual analysis to pedagogical application. 2008; pp71-86. Krasnodar and Portsmouth: Kuban: Kuban State University
"Afterword: Responses to Internationalisation in the UK and the International Context and a Survey on Responses to Intercultural Communication Teaching". In Coverdale-Jones, T. & Rastall, P. Internationalising the University: the Chinese Context. 2009; pp. 223-238. Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan
"The Value and Experience of eLearning". Chapter in Diwujie Zhongguo Ji Dongya Diqu Xuexizhe Guoji Yantaohui Lunwenji , a collection of papers from the 5th international conference on Chinese and East-Asian Learners held at Shandong University, Qingdao October 2009. Changcun, Jiling Province: Northeast Normal University Press
Success Factors in the Implementation of eLearning in a UK Higher Education Institution” in Rebecca Clothey, Stacy Austin-Li and John Weidman) (Editors) Post-Secondary Education and Technology: A Global Perspective on Opportunities and Obstacles to Development . Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan
“Internationalisation of Higher Education in Japan and the UK - similarities and contrasts” In Coverdale-Jones, T. (Ed.) (2012) Transnational Higher Education in the Asian Context. Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan
“Introduction: the widening context of Transnational Higher Education (TNHE)” in Coverdale-Jones, T. (Ed.) (2012) Transnational Higher Education in the Asian Context. Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan
“Conclusion: transnational Higher Education in the Asian Context” in Coverdale-Jones, T. (Ed.) (2012) Transnational Higher Education in the Asian Context. Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan
2005 HEA LLAS Subject Centre grant of £1000 - "The East Asian Learners' response to intercultural themes as part of the year abroad in the UK" (Online publication)
UK-Japan Development Partnership, (University of Portsmouth) – selected as representative for this in 2010, grant for travel to Nagoya University
Visiting Professor role for five months at Nagoya University, Centre for Studies in Higher Education, 2011-2012 .
External examining and validations at various universities
Editorial panel member for AJELT (Asian Journal of English Language Teaching) since 2007
Article Reviewer for Language and Education journal (Taylor and Francis) from 2009
Book Proposal Reviewer for Macmillan
External panel member for MSc Intercultural Business Communication, De Montfort University
External examiner MSc Intercultural Business Communication, De Montfort University from September 2011