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Ruth Koro

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Dr Ruth Koro is Assistant Professor in Education at the University of Nottingham.

Following a diverse career in teaching and in middle management and senior leadership roles at school, she joined the School of Education in September 2016.

Throughout her career, Ruth has gained experience in curriculum planning, materials design and contributed to local and national initiatives in the field of Modern Languages, including the pilots and dissemination materials for the two waves of National Strategies for Languages.. She has supported beginning and experienced teachers, as Initial Teacher Training Coordinator and Deputy Head of Year in London schools, and worked as Head of Languages in Hampshire, Kent and Essex.

She was awarded London Chartered Teacher Status in 2008 and an Ambitions Award in 2010 for her role in leading a local network of teachers in developing and implementing CLIL materials at KS3 and KS4.

Expertise Summary

Ruth has a particular interest in innovative curriculum models and curriculum design, and in particular Contents and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approaches. She successfully completed her thesis on the benefits of CLIL materials in developing secondary language learners' intercultural understanding.

Throughout her teaching career, Ruth has also developed expertise in a range of areas, including:

  • vocational and alternative language qualifications,
  • marking and teacher feedback,
  • working with bilingual and gifted and talented students,
  • behaviour for learning,
  • the use of technology to support teaching, planning and student progress,
  • the implementation of cross-curricular and project-based learning.

Teaching Summary

Ruth currently teaches on the Modern Languages PGCE course, leads the Schools and Society programme on the PGCE Secondary course, and is the Cohort Coordinator for the PGCEi Valencia 13, 15 and 17… read more

Research Summary

Ruth's particular area of research is Contents and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) methodology, with a particular focus on the development and use of materials to develop learners' intercultural… read more

Ruth currently teaches on the Modern Languages PGCE course, leads the Schools and Society programme on the PGCE Secondary course, and is the Cohort Coordinator for the PGCEi Valencia 13, 15 and 17 cohorts.

Current Research

Ruth's particular area of research is Contents and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) methodology, with a particular focus on the development and use of materials to develop learners' intercultural understanding. She has recently completed her doctoral thesis on this aspect of Modern Languages teaching and learning.

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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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