College of Education and Human Development
Brigid M. Burke Ph.D.
School of Teaching and Learning
B.A. French Education. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ed.M. Self-designed, Individualized Studies. Harvard University
Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction, Language & Literacy, with Applied Linguistics option.
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
Burke, B.M. (2011). Rituals and beliefs ingrained in world language pedagogy:
World Language Pedagogy
Communicative Language Teaching
Social Justice Pedagogy
Currently Dr. Burke is researching the rituals and beliefs found in secondary world language classrooms. She is finding that teachers need support when it comes to understanding, interpreting, and implementing communicative methods in classrooms with their students. She also is beginning work with an undergraduate honor's student examining kindergartners attitude and acquisition abilities when learning French through an exploratory approach.
World Language pedagogy: EDTL 2290, EDTL 4290, EDTL 4890, FREN 6010/GERM 6700
Curriculum & Teaching: EDTL 6110, EDTL 6530, EDTL 7100, EDTL 6910, EDTL 6800 (Experiential Education)