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Technische Universität Dortmund
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44227 Dortmund

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Emil-Figge-Straße 50

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Kurzbiographie CV

Carolyn Blume holds the Chair for Digital Teaching and Learning in the Dortmund Competence Center for Teacher Education at the Technical University Dortmund (Germany). Her main research interests lie in the field of digitally-mediated language learning, digital game-based language learning (DGBLL), inclusive education for students with special needs, teacher education, & social justice issues in (language) education. She is also a fully qualified former teacher and school administrator.

Forschungsprojekte Research projects

K4D: "Collaborative Teaching and Learning with Digital Media in Teacher Education - Mobile, Subject-Specific, Inclusive"

Research regarding the use of digital media in a variety of ways to foster collaboration among learners at tertiary, secondary, and primary levels to foster interaction and shared meaning-making. 

DoProfil: Dortmunder Profile for Inclusive Teacher Education

Strengthening teacher education at the TU Dortmund through a focus on heterogeneity and inclusion, broadly defined, in all phases of teacher education. 

I4S: Interact4School - Out-of-school individual learning and the interface to school teaching

An interdisciplinary research and development project together with the University of Tübingen, the Leuphana University Lüneburg, and the TU Dortmund, bringing together NLP, artificial intelligence, motivational psychology, and school-based EFL to design digitally-enhanced, competence-oriented opportunities for language practice within a task-based model of language learning. 

TEFLcollab: Mentoring Mündlichkeit in EFL Classrooms

Helping future teachers of EFL become members of a community of practice that centers learner authenticity and engagement, mediated by digital communication and professional collaboration. An initiative under the auspices of TEFLhybrid in cooperation with the Justus-Liebig-University. 

ELLeN: English Language Learning & Neurodiversity

An ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership in cooperation with the Goethe University in Frankfurt, the University of Vienna, and the University of Ghent, ELLeN draws on principles of inquiry-based learning and participatory research to prepare future EFL teachers for neurodiverse learners. 

QualiTIES: Qualifying Teachers for Inclusive English Settings

QualiTIES is a cooperative project with the Leuphana University Lüneburg and the Qualitäts- und UnterstützungsAgentur Nordrhine-Westfalen. A professional development opportunity for EFL teachers based on principles of teacher further education and blended learning, the development and research focuses on communicating and fostering best practices in inclusive EFL classes at the early secondary level.

Aktuelle Veröffentlichungen Recent publications

Blume, C., Gerlach, D., Roters, B., & Schmidt, T. (2021). Mindsets and reflection in teacher education for inclusive language classrooms. Zeitschrift für Fremdsprachenforschung, 32(1), 25-46.

Blume, C. (2020). German teachers’ digital habitus and their pandemic pedagogy. Postdigital Science and Education, 2(3), 879–905. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42438-020-00174-9 

Blume, C., & Reinhardt, J. (2020). Gaming as a critical language learning practice. In D. Gerlach (Ed.), Kritische Fremdsprachendidaktik (87-106). Tübingen: Narr.

Blume, C., & Hübner, A. (2020). Von Rebellen und Patrioten: Ein digitales Lernspiel für den fremdsprachlichen Englischunterricht. In J. Bündgens-Kosten & P. Schildhauer (Eds.), Englischunterricht in einer digitalisierten Gesellschaft (pp. 144–154). Weinheim: Beltz.​