Professor Gary Barkhuizen

BA (Hons) HDE (Rhodes), MA (Essex), MEd, EdD (Columbia)

Biography

Research interests

Language teacher education, teacher identity, study abroad, studies that use narrative inquiry and other qualitative methodologies.

Career history

July 2001 - Present

Professor, University of Auckland.

January 1996 - June 2001

Senior Lecturer (1993-1995) and full Professor (1996-2001) in the Department of English Language and Linguistics, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

January 1989 ‑ December 1992

English teacher at Mmabatho High School, Mmabatho.

January 1985 ‑ August 1985

Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Linguistics, Rhodes University.

Visiting positions

August 2012

Visiting Professor, Facultad de Letras, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

April 2010

Visiting Scholar, English Department, Education University of Hong Kong.

March – May 2008

Visiting Scholar, English Department, Education University of Hong Kong.

April 2005

Visiting Professor, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

February - March 1997

Visiting Professor in the Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.

Research | Current

I am currently involved in a number of projects which use a narrative inquiry approach to explore language teaching, teacher identity, language learning and identity, including in study abroad and migrant contexts. My research methods typically follow those associated with narrative research and other qualitative traditions.

Teaching | Current

LANGTCHG 732 Applied Linguistics Research

Over the years I have taught courses in research methodology, formal linguistics, sociolinguistics, TESOL, SLA and language education. My particular interest is in research-based courses which explore the interface between language teaching and social context.
 

Postgraduate supervision

Topics

  • Language teacher education: narratives of experience; the social context of teaching; language-in-education planning and policy
  • Teacher and learner identity
  • Study abroad
  • Studies that use narrative inquiry and other interpretative methodologies

Recent research students

  • Mehrang, F. 2017. The effect of task structure, task repetition, and reformulation on foreign language written performance. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Khan, Aziz. 2016. A narrative ethnography of primary school teachers’ perceptions, preferences and practices in rural Pakistan. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Mendieta, J. 2015. Blended language learning in a Colombian tertiary context: A narrative inquiry of teacher change and curriculum innovation. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Tian, J. 2014. Understanding Chinese EFL teachers’ beliefs about English with a Yin-Yang perspective. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand (Co-supervisor).
  • Hiratsuka, T. 2014. Understanding the perceptions and practices of team teachers and students in Japanese high schools through exploratory practice (EP). Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Adnan, A. 2014. Language use and workplace participation in the identity construction of Bumiputera Malay undergraduates in Malaysia. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Khan, Ajmal. 2014. The study of language attitudes and practices in the context of two elite English-medium schools in Pakistan. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Kitchen, M. 2012. Imagined lives: The Korean community and policy and practice at a New Zealand high school. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Placed on Dean’s List.
  • Zhang, Qunyan. 2012. Chinese learners’ beliefs, learning strategies and use and their impact on language proficiency in a New Zealand context. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand (Co-supervisor).
  • Manalo, V. 2010. A narrative inquiry on the post-IELTS essay writing experiences of a postgraduate international student. Unpublished MA dissertation, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Jitklang, P. 2010. Home tutor concerns and the relationship between the concerns and tutoring practices. Unpublished MA dissertation, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Al-Sahafi, M. 2010. The dynamics of language maintenance among Arabic-speaking Muslim immigrant families in New Zealand. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Jones, J. 2010. An ethnographic inquiry into the implementation of the Kenyan language-in-education policy (mother tongue as subject and medium of instruction) in the Sabaot language group. PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Thesis won the 2010 ALANZ (Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand) Best PhD Thesis Award.

Distinctions/Honours

2017:                 TESOL International 2017 Award for Distinguished Research

2017:                 University of Auckland Research Excellence Medal

2017:                 Faculty of Arts Research Excellence Award

Areas of expertise

- Narrative research in applied linguistics

- Teacher identity

- Study abroad

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Barkhuizen, G. (2017). Investigating multilingual identity in study abroad contexts: A short story analysis approach. System, 71, 102-112. 10.1016/j.system.2017.09.014
  • Barkhuizen, G. (2017). Investigating Language Tutor Social Inclusion Identities. The Modern Language Journal, 101 (S1), 61-75. 10.1111/modl.12369
  • Barkhuizen, G. (Ed.) (2017). Reflections on Language Teacher Identity Research. Routledge. Pages: 288.
  • Barkhuizen, G. (2016). A short story approach to analyzing teacher (imagined) identities over time. Tesol Quarterly, 50 (3), 655-683. 10.1002/tesq.311
  • Hiratsuka, T., & Barkhuizen, G. (2015). Effects of exploratory practice (EP) on team teachers’ perceptions in Japanese high schools. JALT Journal, 37 (1), 5-27. Related URL.
  • Barkhuizen, G. (2015). Narrative inquiry. In B. Paltridge, A. Phakiti (Eds.) Research methods in applied linguistics : a practical resource (pp. 169-185). London: Bloomsbury. Related URL.
  • Barkhuizen, G. (2015). Narrative knowledging in second language teaching and learning contexts. In A. De Fina, A. Georgakopoulou (Eds.) Handbook of narrative analysis (pp. 97-115). Malden: Wiley-Blackwell. 10.1002/9781118458204.ch5
  • Barkhuizen, G. (2014). Narrative research in language teaching and learning. Language Teaching, 47 (04), 450-466. 10.1017/S0261444814000172
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/24120

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Primary office location

CLL - Bldg 207
18 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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