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.
Coulson, A. and Burke, B.M. (2013). Creativity in the elementary music classroom: A study of students’ perceptions. International Journal of Music Education, 31(4),
Burke, B.M. (2013). Looking into a crystal ball: Is requiring high-stakes language
proficiency tests really going to improve world language education? Modern Language Journal, 97(2), 531-534.
Burke, B.M. (2013). Experiential professional development: A model for meaningful
and long-lasting change in classrooms. Journal of Experiential Education, 36(3), 247-263.
Burke, B.M. (2012). Experiential professional development: Improving world language
pedagogy inside Spanish classrooms. Hispania, 95(4), 714-733.
Burke, B.M. (2011). Rituals and beliefs ingrained in world language pedagogy: Defining deep structure and conventional wisdom. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2(1), 1-12.
Burke, B.M. (2010). Promoting communication in the target language with and among students. The Language Educator, 5(5), 50-53.
Burke, B. M. (2007). Creating communicative classrooms with experiential design.
Foreign Language Annals, 40(3), 441-462.
Burke, B. M. (2006). Theory meets practice: A case study of pre-service world language teachers in U.S. secondary schools. Foreign Language Annals, 39(1), 148-166.
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 working with an undergraduate honor's student examining elementary students' attitudes and acquisition abilities when learning Spanish and French through an exploratory approach.
World Language pedagogy: EDTL 2290, EDTL 4180, EDTL 4290, EDTL 4890, FREN 6010/GERM 6700
Curriculum & Teaching: EDTL 3400, EDTL 6110, EDTL 6530, EDTL 7100, EDTL 6910, EDTL 6800 (Experiential Education)