Fields of activities:
» Languages and Linguistics
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
Brief description of your activity focus
Foreign language education, teacher education and development, information and communication technologies
Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Norbert’s research interests include the application of new technologies in teaching and learning, teacher education and development and all aspects of foreign language teaching and learning. He has published widely and supervises numerous research students in these fields.
In 2007 he founded the international, interdisciplinary London Mobile Learning Group (www.londonmobilelearning.net), which he convenes. The group comprises researchers in the fields of cultural and media studies, sociology, (social) semiotics, pedagogy, educational technology, work-based learning and learning design.
Norbert was Co-Director of the Centre for Excellence in Work-based Learning for Education Professionals (www.wlecentre.ac.uk) between March 2005 - and July 2010. Through this WLE-work he aimed to foster technology-enhanced approaches in work-based learning by facilitating innovation and developing new concepts and theoretical thinking.
For a number of years Norbert worked for the Deanery at the Institute of Education, inter alia as Acting Dean for Initial and Continuing Professional Development. Between March 2010 and August 2011 he leads the Professional Education strand of the Institute’s Strategy Delivery Programme.
International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Founded the London Mobile Learning Group, an international interdisciplinary group comprising researchers in the fields of cultural and media studies, sociology, (social) semiotics; pedagogy; educational technology, work-based learning and learning design.