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Dr Maria Luisa Perez Cavana

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer in Languages
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Languages and Applied Linguistics
  • Languages
  • maria-luisa.perez-cavana

Research interests

Learner autonomy, European Language Portfolio, self-assessment, eportfolios

I am currently involved in an European Erasmus project: Modularising Multilingual and Multicultural Academic Communication Competence  MAGICC http://www.unil.ch/magicc  I am coordinating the team of reasearchers of the Department of Languages who work for this project.

Within the field of learner autonomy, I have worked on how learning styles and strategies can be integrated in teaching and learning in higher education, for example using the European Language Portfolio. I am currently involved in a project :‘Supporting Local Networks of Users of the European Language Portfolio through an E-Platform’ to the Targeted Support for ECML members (European Centre for Languages Centre/Graz, Austria)  2012-15 Programme: Learning Through Languages

I am also interested in constructivism, from a theoretical and practical point of view.
Before joining the Open University  my research focus was in Philosophy:  the German Enlightenment, the work of the philosophers J.Ortega y Gasset and G.Simmel and  feminist epistemology.

I am currently involved in an European Erasmus project: Modularising Multilingual and Multicultural Academic Communication Competence  MAGICC http://www.unil.ch/magicc  I am coordinating the team of reasearchers of the Department of Languages who work for this project.

Within the field of learner autonomy, I have worked on how learning styles and strategies can be integrated in teaching and learning in higher education, for example using the European Language Portfolio. I am currently involved in a project :‘Supporting Local Networks of Users of the European Language Portfolio through an E-Platform’ to the Targeted Support for ECML members (European Centre for Languages Centre/Graz, Austria)  2012-15 Programme: Learning Through Languages

Teaching interests

I have been chairing the Level 3 course L314 "A buen puerto" and  I have been also contributing to the German level 3 "Variationen". I am currently chairing the German intermediate course L130 "Auftakt".
I have been involved in the development of an electronic European Language Portfolio for adults.

Publications

Multilingual and multicultural task-based learning scenarios: a pilot study from the MAGICC project (2015-04-30)
Álvarez, Inma and Pérez Cavana, Maria
Language Learning in Higher Education. Journal of the European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education (CercleS), 5(1) (pp. 59-82)
Autonomy and self-assessment of individual learning styles using the European Language Portfolio (ELP) (2012-07)
Peréz Cavana, Maria Luisa
Language Learning in Higher Education. Journal of the European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education (CercleS), 1(1) (pp. 211-228)
Fostering student-centred pedagogy through the language learning support dimensions (LLSD) (2017)
Pérez Cavana, Maria Luisa and Edwards, Chris
In: Krings, Hans P and Kühn, Bärbel eds. Inhalt und Vielfalt - Neue Herausforderungen für das Sprachenlernen und -lehren an Hochschulen.. Fremdsprachen in Lehre und Forschung (pp. 149-161)
ISBN : 978-3-925453-64-9 | Publisher : AKS Verlag | Published : Bochum, Gernabt
Developing the Language Learning Support Dimensions (LLSD) from research into second language acquisition and informed by the Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory (ELLI) (2014)
Pérez Cavana, Maria and Edwards, Chris
In: Krings , Hans P. and Kühn , B. eds. Fremdsprachliche Lernprozesse beobachten: - initiieren - steuern - begleiten
Publisher : AKS-Verlag Bochum | Published : Bochum ( Germany)
Zur bildungspolitischen und pädagogischen Aktualität von Lernberatung mit EPOS, der Online-Plattform des Europäischen Sprachenportfolios (2014)
Kühn, Barbel; Lang, Michael and Perez Cavana, Maria
In: Berndt, Annette and Deutschmann, Ruth-Ulrike eds. Sprachlernberatung –Sprachlerncoaching. Fremdsprachen lebenslang lernen (2) (pp. 213-234)
ISBN : 978-3-631-64655-7 | Publisher : Peter Lang | Published : Frankfurt
Fostering strategic, self-regulated learning: the case for a “soft” ELP (2012-05-23)
Perez Cavana, Maria-Luisa
In: Kűhn, Bärbel and Perez-Cavana, Maria eds. Perspectives from the European Language Portfolio: Learner Autonomy and Self-Assessment
ISBN : 978-0-415-67554-3 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Oxford, UK
Closing the circle: from Dewey to Web 2.0 (2009)
Pérez Cavana, Maria Luisa
In: Payne, Carla R ed. Information Technology and Constructivism in Higher Education: Progressive Learning Frameworks (pp. 1-13)
ISBN : 978-1-60566-654-9 | Publisher : IGI Global | Published : Hershey, PA
La relacion instrumentalizadora con la Naturaleza (2004)
Pérez Cavana, Maria
In: Perez Cavana, Maria Luisa; Puleo, Alicia H. and Segura, Cristina eds. Mujeres y Ecologia: Historia, Pensamiento, Sociedad [Women and Ecology: History, Theory, Society]. Colección Laya (25)
ISBN : 9788487090318 | Publisher : Al-Mudayna | Published : Madrid
Feminismo y psicoanalisis (2000)
Pérez Cavana, Maria
In: Amorós, Celia and Agra Romero, María José eds. Feminismo y Filosofía. Síntesis Filosofía : Thémata (10)
ISBN : 8477387281 | Publisher : Editorial Síntesis | Published : Madrid
Perspectives from the European Language Portfolio. Learner Autonomy and Self-assessment (2012-05-28)
Kühn , Bärbel and Pérez Cavana, Maria eds.
ISBN : 978-0-415-67555-0 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Oxford
Perspectives from the European Language Portfolio: Learner autonomy and self-assessment (2012-05-24)
Kühn, Bärbel and Perez Cavana, Maria eds.
ISBN : 978-0-415-67554-3 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Oxford, UK
Mujeres y Ecologica: Historia, Pensamiento, Sociedad (Women and Ecology: History, Theory, Society) (2004)
Pérez Cavana, M.; Puleo, A. H. and Segura, C. eds.
ISBN : 8487090311 | Publisher : Al-Mudayna | Published : Madrid
Developing approaches to enhancing the orientation and success of language learning in higher education (2012-06)
Edwards, Chris and Perez Cavana, Maria Luisa
In : 17th Annual Conference of the Education, Learning, Styles, Individuals Differences Network (26-28 June 2012, Cardiff, Wales)
Assessing learning styles within the European Language Portfolio (ELP) (2010)
Pérez Cavana, M.
In : The 15th Annual Conference of the European Learning Styles Information Network (ELSIN): Exploring Styles to Enhance Learning and Teaching in Diverse Contexts (28-30 Jun 2010, Univesidade de Aveiro, Portugal)
Enhancing the ELP for the 21st Century (2009)
Alvarez, I.; Beaven, T. and Pérez Cavana, M.
In : CercleS, 'The role of the CEF and the ELP' (2009, Padua University)
Improving language learning through knowledge of personal language learning style (2007)
Pérez Cavana, M.
In : 41st International Annual IATEFL Conference and Exhibition (18-22 Apr 2007, Aberdeen)
Integrating learning styles awareness in the ELP (2007)
Pérez Cavana, Maria
In : CercleS Conference, 'The European Language Portfolio: Its role and Potential in University Language Learning', Applied Language Centre (07-09 Jun 2007, University College, Dublin)

News

Improving wellbeing through digital games

Dr Hannah R. Marson, Research Fellow in the Health & Wellbeing Priority Research Area, and organiser of the upcoming Digital Health & Wellbeing Conference, was interviewed by eldercare.org to discuss how research using digital games and associated technologies has been investigated in the area of health and wellbeing. Read the full article: Technology and Gaming for the Elderly: Improving Wellbeing.

20th November 2017
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