Irene Heidt

Irene Heidt

 

Campus Am Neuen Palais
Building 19, Room 1.28
14469 Potsdam

 

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Winter semester:
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Curriculum vitae

seit 01.2021Postdoktorandin im DAAD-Teilprojekt Education for global citizenship and sustainable development in Sek. II Didaktik des Englischen, Universität Potsdam (Prof. Dr. Freitag-Hild)
seit 09.2020Englischlehrerin am Paul-Natorp-Gymnasium, Berlin
04.2014 - 06.2020

Promotion (summa cum laude), Hellenic American University

“Conflicting Worldviews, Ethical Dilemmas, and Symbolic Power: An Ethnographic Study of Teaching Multilingual Students in the German Bildungssystem”,
Betreuung: Prof. Dr. Claire Kramsch, Prof. Dr. Adelheid Hu
Auszeichnung: President’s Award for Academic Achievement (Hellenic American University)
Finanzierung: Promotionsstipendium Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft (sdw)

04.2019 - 12.2020Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Sekundar- und Primarbereich der Didaktik des Englischen, Universität Potsdam (Prof. Dr. Freitag-Hild und Prof. Dr. Roos)
2016 - 2018Lehrbeauftragte, Universität Bremen und Universität Potsdam
07.2013 - 12.2013Visiting Scholar University of California, Berkeley, USA
07.2010 - 01.2011Auslandssemester RMIT University, Melbourne, Australien
01.2010 - 04.2010Auslandspraktikum Deutsche Schule Washington D.C., USA
2008 - 2014Lehramtsstudium für Gymnasien in Englisch und Kunst an der Universität Bremen (finanziert durch das lehramtsspezifische Stipendium der Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft)

My research interests include

  • Multilingualism/ Mehrsprachigkeitsdidaktik
  • intersections of language, power, and identity in FLL/T
  • symbolic, inter- and transcultural competence
  • global citizenship education
  • inclusive language education
  • empirical classroom research

 

Publications

Heidt, I. (in preparation). Symbolic competence and the teaching for sustainability in the EFL classroom (working title). In R. Bartosch & C. Ludwig (eds.): Ecological Perspectives on English Language Teaching. Anglistik – International Journal of English Studies 33(3).

Heidt, I. (forthcoming). When moral authority speaks: Issues of authenticity and identity in multilingual educational settings. In W. Stadler, L. Will & I. Eloff (eds.): Authenticity across languages and cultures. Themes of identity in foreign language teaching and learning. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Bartosch, R.; Derichsweiler, S. & Heidt, I. (in print). Against „Values“? Komplexe Konflikte, symbolic power und die Aushandlung von Widerstreit. In L. König, B. Schädlich, C. Surkamp (eds.): unterricht_kultur_theorie – Kulturelles Lernen im Fremdsprachenunterricht gemeinsam anders denken. Stuttgart: Metzler.

Heidt, I. (2020). Teaching language and culture as discourse through telecollaboration. In T. Giesler & J. Pfingsthorn (eds.), Masters of reflective practice – Abschlussarbeiten in der Englischdidaktik. (pp.165-180). Trier: WVT.

Heidt, I. (2015). Exploring the historical dimensions of Bildung and its metamorphosis in the context of globalization. L2 Journal, 7(4), 2-16. Retrieved from: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/81w9z7ng

 

Selected Conference Activity

Sessions organized

Controversy and ethical dilemmas in multilingual and multicultural classrooms: Challenges and choices, American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Virtual Conference. March 20-23, 2021. 
Contributors: Claire Kramsch (UC Berkeley, USA), Glenn Levine (UC Irvine, USA), Bianca Potrykus (UNC Charlotte, USA), Roman Bartosch (University of Cologne), Irene Heidt (University of Postdam)

Papers presented

Between politics and ethics: Teaching controversial issues to multilingual students in a German ethics class. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Virtual Conference. March 20-23, 2021.

Posthumanist English Language Teaching in the Age of Twitter Politics, presentation at Anglistentag. Jena, Germany. Accepted & postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19

Between trust and symbolic power: Teaching culture to multilingual students in a German ethics class, presentation at 19th AILA World Congress 2020. Groningen, Netherlands. Accepted & postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19

Against „Values“? Komplexe Konflikte, symbolic power und die Aushandlung von Widerstreit (co-authored with Jun.-Prof. Dr. R. Bartosch & S. Derichsweiler), presentation at the lecture series unterricht_kultur_theorie. Kulturelles Lernen im Fremdsprachenunterricht. University of Bielefeld, Germany. January 14, 2021.

Teaching Language and Culture: Between Retention and Reduction of Complexity, presentation at the research colloquium University of Cologne, Germany (Jun.-Prof. Dr. Roman Bartosch). November 12, 2019

Lost and Found in Translation: Kulturelle Übersetzung (translation) und Umwertung (transvaluation) als Teil symbolischer Kompetenz?, presentation at the symposium unterricht_kultur_theorie: Fremdsprachendidaktische Kulturvermittlung gemeinsam anders denken. Göttingen, Germany. July 1-3, 2019

Reframing Global Citizen Education: Between Moral and Ethical Dimensions of Language Learning and Teaching, presentation at the conference on Educating the Global Citizen - International Perspectives on Foreign Language Teaching in the Digital Age. Munich, Germany. March 25-28, 2019

L2 Teaching between Memory and History in a German Politics Class, presentation at American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Chicago, USA. March 24-27, 2018

The Relevance of the Ethical Dimension in Intercultural Competence, presentation at University of Luxembourg (Prof. Dr. Adelheid Hu). November 08, 2017

Mediating Sacred Truths in a German Ethics Class, presentation at American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Nashville, USA. November 17-19, 2017                   

Between Bildung and Haram in a German Ethics Class, presentation at American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Portland, USA. March 18-21, 2017

The Current Discourse on the German Notion of Bildung in Europe, presentation at Europe in Discourse: Identity, Diversity, Borders. Athens, Greece. September 23-25, 2016

Global Exchanges and Local Historicities in Telecollaborative Online Spaces, presentation at AILA 7th Junior Researchers Meeting in Applied Linguistics. Winterthur, Switzerland. September 10-12, 2015

Professional Service

2016-present               Reviewer, L2 Journal (editor-in-chief: Claire Kramsch, UC Berkeley, USA)