Dr Vicky Macleroy

Staff details

PositionReader in Education and Head of the Centre for Language, Culture and Learning
Department Educational Studies
Email v.macleroy (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7351
Dr Vicky Macleroy

Vicky Macleroy is a Reader in Education and Head of the Centre for Language, Culture and Learning at Goldsmiths, University of London. Vicky teaches on undergraduate, PGCE English and PGCE Media with English, MA and MPhil/PhD including joint programmes across Educational Studies and English and Comparative Literature departments. She is a Chartered London Teacher (2007). Vicky has contributed to international research on poetry pedagogy Making Poetry Matter (2013) and transforming the poetry classroom Making Poetry Happen (2015) published by Bloomsbury. She was principal investigator with Jim Anderson of a global literacy project funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, ‘Critical Connections Multilingual Digital Storytelling’ (2012 - 2017), that uses digital storytelling to support engagement with language learning and digital literacy. Vicky has co-edited a book with Jim Anderson on Multilingual Digital Storytelling (2016) published by Routledge. Vicky’s research focuses on language development; creative writing practices; poetry; multiliteracies; and transformative pedagogy.

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts in English (main) and Education (subsidiary) at York University (1982);
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education in English with Drama at York University (1983);
  • Masters of Arts in Education in Language and Literacy; Child Development; Adult Learners, Education and Training at the Open University (1996);
  • Educational Research MA Module in Educational Research in Action at the Open University (1997);
  • Doctorate in Education in Language and Literacy at the Open University (2002).

Teaching


Vicky was Head of the MA Writer/Teacher (now MA Creative Writing and Education) for 5 years which is a joint programme across the Educational Studies and English and Comparative Literature departments. She continues to teach on the programme and co-ordinates the module on Research into Creative Writing Practices. Vicky is a tutor on the MA in Multilingualism, Linguistics and Education and MA in Children’s Literature programmes. She is the Liaison Tutor for the MA Children’s Literature: Creative Writing Pathway. She also works on the BA in Education, Culture and Society, MA in Education: Culture, Language and Identity and the MPhil/PhD programmes in the Educational Studies department. Vicky teaches on the PGCE English and PGCE English with Media programmes and is Liaison Tutor with the English and Media Centre for the PGCE Media with English programme.

Area of supervision:


Sadia Habib PhD on Teaching and Learning Britishness: Encountering and negotiating discourses of identities and belongings through critical pedagogy (2016). Sadia Habib has recently published a book with Palgrave Macmillan based on her PhD.

Vicky is currently supervising these MPhil/PhD students:

  • Arani Ilankuberan: How are young people negotiating their identities through language in the context of religious film viewing?;
  • Thomas Quehl: Pedagogical spaces: teachers’ agency in multilingual pedagogies;
  • Catia Ribeirio Verguete: Language policy and pedagogy in the provision of Portuguese language in England;
  • Chunwen Su: Educational provision for linguistic and cultural adaptation: A qualitative case study of EAL Chinese at the UK independent school;
  • Nesreen Saleh: Supporting Arab Muslim Refugee women in the UK: The Role of ESOL teachers.

 Professional projects:

Date

Awarding Body

Project Title

Role

Value

2009-10

Goldsmiths, University of London

Early Career Research Award. Cultural, linguistic and cognitive issues in teaching the language of literary texts for pupils with EAL in secondary schools.

Project Researcher

£5,000

2010

Council of Europe

The linguistic and educational integration of children and adolescents from migrant backgrounds

Team Member

Expenses and research time

2011-13

Comenius Regio (British Council best practice award)

European Comenius Regio Project: Meeting the Challenge of the Multicultural Classroom (in conjunction with Portugal).

Project Co-Director

90,000 euros

2012

Training Development Agency

Leading Partner in English as an Additional Language Programme, TDA. Secondary School EAL Project.

Project Director

£5,000

2012

Council of Europe

Pestalozzi Project: Multilingualism and Social Cohesion (in conjunction with the British Council)

Team Member

Expenses and research time

2012-14

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Critical Connections: a Multilingual Digital Storytelling Project.

Co-Principal Investigator

£130,000

2013-14

European Centre for Modern Languages (Council of Europe)

A development project: Collaborative Community Approach to Migrant Education (in conjunction with France, Spain, Greece and Canada).

Project Leader in the bid and media link member

63,960 euros

2014

Goldsmiths, University of London

Series of poetry seminars and workshops at Masaryk University, Czech Republic.

Project Director

£1,500

2015-17

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Critical Connections II: Moving Forward with Multilingual Digital Storytelling Project. In partnership with the British Film Institute, British Museum, Museum of London and National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education

Principal Investigator

£149,230

2018-19

Small Grants Funding from Language Acts and Worldmaking AHRC project

International conference: Multilingual digital storytelling, museum artefacts and the arts: Creative pathways to language-and-culture learning. International digital storystelling festival.

Project Director

£1,500

Conferences and Workshops (2015-2018)

Date

Event

Venue

Title

20.02.15

NASSEA Conference on Bilingualism in Education

University of Birmingham

Keynote on developing intercultural perspective in MDST

25.02.15

Creative Approaches to Greek Heritage Language Learning

Goldsmiths, University of London

Day conference for Greek supplementary teachers

14.03.15

UKLA conference on The Power of Story: Raising Standards in Reading and Writing

University of Cambridge

Double workshop: Exploring intercultural perspectives and active citizenship in multilingual digital storytelling

April 2015

Discourse, Power and Resistance 15

Goldsmiths, University of London

Collective voices in multilingual digital stories

07/08.05.15

The Place for Poetry Conference

Goldsmiths, University of London

Language(s), Poetry and Performance: Transforming the Poetry Classroom

03.07.15

Community Education Conference Centre for Multilingualism in Education

London Metropolitan University

Critical Connections: A Multilingual Digital Storytelling Project

06-09.07.15

IFTE Conference on Common Ground, Global Reach: Teaching English & English Education for Global Literacies

Fordham University, New York, United States

Poetry panel on Making Poetry Happen: Transforming the Poetry Classroom

13.10.2015

Making Critical Connections for Language Learning

NRCSE, London

Critical Connections II: Moving Forward with Multilingual Digital Storytelling

14-15.11.15

National Association for Writers in Education (NAWE) Annual Conference

University of Durham

Collective Voices in Multilingual Digital Stories

30.11.15

Multilingual Creativity Lab

Free Word Centre, London

Critical Connections II: Moving Forward with Multilingual Digital Storytelling

8.2.2016

Goldsmiths-NRCSE event:‘

Goldsmiths, University of London

Entering the World of Multilingual Digital Storytelling and the Arts’

29.2.2016

Goldsmiths - Cyprus Educational Mission event

Goldsmiths, University of London

Language learning, technology and the arts: the power to engage’

25.05.2016

Multilingual Creativity

Free Word Centre, London

Critical Connections II

27.5.2016

Critical Connections Conference

Goldsmiths, University of London

Keynote on Multiliteracies in Practice: Participation in a multilingual digital storytelling community.

02.06 – 03.06.2016

4th Crossroads of Languages and Cultures

University of Aristotle, Thessaloniki, Greece

Multiliteracies in Practice: Participation in a multilingual digital storytelling community.

18.06.16

LATE (London Association for Teachers of English) Conference

Institute of Education, London

Poetry: creating, writing and talking about multilingual poetry

30.6.2016

BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG 2016. Crossing Boundaries: Language Learning and Teaching Inside and Outside the Classroom

University of Lancaster

Multiliteracies in Practice: Participation in a multilingual digital storytelling community.

02/07/16

Michael Rosen’s Writer/Teacher conference

Goldsmiths, University of London

Digital storytelling presentation

23.09.16

Digital creation: multilingual identities in the making

University of Luxembourg

Participation in a multilingual digital storytelling community

14.10.2016

Language Show: Speak to the Future Symposium. ‘Speaking to a Global Future: Languages Post-Brexit’

Olympia, London

Language learning across borders: The power of multilingual digital storytelling

21.10 – 23.10.2016

Education and Migration: Language Foregrounded

University of Durham

Migration and schools: Policies for primary and secondary education in Europe – panel presentation

7.3.17

Goldsmiths-NRCSE event

Goldsmiths, University of London

Multilingual Digital Storytelling: From drama to film-making and editing

22.3.17

Family Learning Conference

Birkbeck  University, London

Crossing the School Gates: Connecting school, communities and homes in a multilingual digital storytelling project

19.5.2017

Critical Connections Conference

Goldsmiths, University of London

Keynote on Multilingual digital storytelling and the arts:  Intercultural pedagogies in the making

17.6.2017

Symposium - Multilingual Learners in Context: EAL, Community and International School Settings.

Oxford Brookes University

My world, your world: Multilingual digital storytelling and the arts.

18.08.17 – 20.08.17

4th International Conference on Language and Literacy Education: Imagining a thriving multilingual world: language, education and society in the 21st century

Wits School of Education, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Multilingual digital storytelling: Intercultural pedagogies in the making

23.09.17

Michael Rosen’s Reading Revolution Conference

Goldsmiths, University of London

Digital Storytelling and poetry in the making. How can digital storytelling be used to turn reading into a meaningful and pleasurable activity that moves across modes and reaches wider audiences

13.10.2017

 

Language Show: Identity through Language and Culture

Business Design Centre Islington

Multilingual learning through interactions with museum artefacts: uncovering stories, reconstructing identities

15.11.17

Bengali-English Museum Resources

Central Foundation Girls’ School

Telling Stories with needle and thread and art on wheels

03.12.17

Developing Pathways to Impact: A Training Workshop for Early Career Researchers in Bi-/Multilingualism and Education

University of Westminster

Keynote: Developing Pathways to Impact: Critical Connections II: Moving Forward with Multilingual Digital Storytelling

22/23.03.18

Multilingualism and Language Learning in the Digital Era

University of Cyprus

Keynote: Crossing borders: Multilingual learning, digital creation and the arts

28.03.18

TLANG Conference Panel

University of Birmingham

Objects, imaginings and multilingual identity spaces

04.05.18

Migrating Texts

Senate House, University of London

Migrating texts: Translation and adaptation

Multilingual digital stories in the making

1/2/3.06.18

5th International Conference ‘Crossroads of Languages and Cultures: Languages and Cultures at Home and at School’

University of Crete

Objects, imaginings and identity spaces in multilingual digital storytelling

 

13/14.06.18

Languages Memory Conference Panel

King’s’ College, London

Multiliteracies, transformative pedagogies and teacher professional development

18.06.18

On the border of Art and Teaching in the Multilingual World

University of Glasgow

Keynote: Objects, imaginings and messy spaces: Young people’s multilingual digital stories in the making

21-23.09.18

International Digital Storytelling Conference. Current Trends in Digital Storytelling: Research and Practices

Technological Educational Institute, Zakynthos, Greece  Object narratives, imaginings and multilingual communities: Young people’s digital stories in the making 

Organiser of Film Festivals/Multilingual Digital Storytelling Awards and website:

  • Critical Connections Multilingual Digital Storytelling Film Festival: Inside Out, Goldsmiths, University of London (June 2013);
  • Critical Connections Multilingual Digital Storytelling Film Festival: Journeys, Goldsmiths, University of London (June 2014);
  • Critical Connections II Multilingual Digital Storytelling Awards 2016: Fairness, National Film Theatre 1, British Film Institute, London (June 2016);
  • Critical Connections II Multilingual Digital Storytelling Awards 2017: Belonging, National Film Theatre 1, British Film Institute, London (June 2017);
  • Critical Connections Project Website: https://goldsmithsmdst.wordpress.com/

Organiser of International Conferences

  • Comenius Regio Conference: Meeting the Challenge of the Multicultural Classroom, (Goldsmiths, University of London, 26 April 2013);
  • Critical Connections Conference: Multilingual Digital Storytelling (Goldsmiths, University of London,16 May 2014);
  • Collaborative Community Approach to Migrant Education Conference and Workshops, European Centre for Modern Languages (Graz, Austria, 25-27 June, 2014);
  • Critical Connections Conference II Conference: Multiliteracies in Practice: Participation in a multilingual digital storytelling community (Goldsmiths, University of London, 27 May 2016);
  • Critical Connections Conference II Conference: Multilingual digital storytelling and the arts: Intercultural pedagogies in the making (Goldsmiths, University of London, 19 May 2017).

Other interests or information:

  • Member of Advisory Committee for Multilingual Creativity supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Society, King’s College London and Free Word Centre (2015 - present);
  • Member of the Academic Review Board for the journal English in Education (2015 - present);
  • Co-opted executive committee member for the National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum (NALDIC). Chair of NALDIC Publications Group (2012-2015);
  • Co-opted committee member for ITE National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE) (2012-2015);
  • Publications Committee and Associate Editor for EAL Journal (2015 – present);
  • Responsible for Book Review Section of EAL Journal (2015 - present).

Research Interests

Vicky's expertise is in language development and her doctorate research was in the area of language and literacy and applied linguistics. Vicky’s research interests lie in biliteracy and biculturalism; and poetry. A key area of her research is an analysis of cultural perspectives in relation to literacy and the conflicts which might arise from contrasting cultural and social practices. Her research interests also include the literacy development of bi- and multi- lingual pupils in mainstream classes.

Publications

Book

Critical Connections: Multilingual Digital Storytelling Project
Macleroy, Vicky; Anderson, Jim and Chung, Yu-Chiao. 2014. Critical Connections: Multilingual Digital Storytelling Project. Goldsmiths, University of London.

Edited Book

Multilingual Digital Storytelling: Engaging creatively and critically with literacy
Anderson, Jim and Macleroy Obied, Vicky, eds. 2016. Multilingual Digital Storytelling: Engaging creatively and critically with literacy. Oxford: Routledge.

Edited Journal

Special Feature: Children's Literature
Macleroy, Vicky, ed. 2017. Special Feature: Children's Literature, EAL Journal, (3). 2398-8533

Collaborative Community Approaches to Migrant Education
Macleroy, Vicky, ed. 2015. Collaborative Community Approaches to Migrant Education, NALDIC Quarterly, 15(3). 1751-2182

Literature, Culture and EAL
Macleroy, Vicky, ed. 2014. Literature, Culture and EAL, NALDIC Quarterly, 14(3). 1751-2182

Special Issue of English in Education on ITE
Macleroy, Vicky and Marshall, Bethan, eds. 2014. Special Issue of English in Education on ITE, English in Education: Special Issue, 48(1). 0425-0494

Comenius Regio Project: Meeting the Challenge of the Multicultural Classroom
Macleroy Obied, Vicky, ed. 2013. Comenius Regio Project: Meeting the Challenge of the Multicultural Classroom, NALDIC Quarterly, 13(3). 1751-2182

Book Section

From Literacy to Multiliteracies
Macleroy, Vicky. 2016. From Literacy to Multiliteracies. In: Vicky Macleroy and Jim Anderson, eds. Multilingual Digital Storytelling: Engaging creatively and critically with literacy. Oxford: Routledge, pp. 68-86. ISBN 1138795801

Learner autonomy, critical thinking and student voice
Macleroy, Vicky. 2016. Learner autonomy, critical thinking and student voice. In: Vicky Macleroy and Jim Anderson, eds. Multilingual Digital Storytelling: Engaging creatively and critically with literacy. Oxford: Routledge, pp. 188-202. ISBN ISBN-10: 1138795801

Curriculum Policy, Planning and Professional Development
Macleroy, Vicky. 2016. Curriculum Policy, Planning and Professional Development. In: Vicky Macleroy and Jim Anderson, eds. Multilingual Digital Storytelling: Engaging creatively and critically with literacy. Oxford: Routledge, pp. 248-260. ISBN 1138795801

Introduction
Macleroy, Vicky and Anderson, Jim. 2016. Introduction. In: Vicky Macleroy and Jim Anderson, eds. Multilingual Digital Storytelling: Engaging creatively and critically with literacy. Oxford: Routledge, pp. 1-12. ISBN 1138795801

Critical Connections: Multilingual Digital Storytelling Project. Introduction and research methodology.
Macleroy, Vicky and Anderson, Jim. 2016. Critical Connections: Multilingual Digital Storytelling Project. Introduction and research methodology. In: Vicky Macleroy and Jim Anderson, eds. Multilingual Digital Storytelling: Engaging creatively and critically with literacy. Oxford: Routledge, pp. 131-145. ISBN ISBN-10: 1138795801

Reflections and implications for multilingual digital literacy
Macleroy, Vicky and Anderson, Jim. 2016. Reflections and implications for multilingual digital literacy. In: Vicky Macleroy and Jim Anderson, eds. Multilingual Digital Storytelling: Engaging creatively and critically with literacy. Oxford: Routledge, pp. 261-268. ISBN 1138795801

Multimodal Composition and Creativity
Macleroy, Vicky. 2016. Multimodal Composition and Creativity. In: Vicky Macleroy and Jim Anderson, eds. Multilingual Digital Storytelling: Engaging creatively and critically with literacy. Oxford: Routledge, pp. 163-177. ISBN ISBN-10: 1138795801

Rethinking Multilingualism: trajectories in policy, practice and research in the UK.
Macleroy, Vicky and Anderson, Jim. 2015. Rethinking Multilingualism: trajectories in policy, practice and research in the UK. In: Andrioula Yiokoumetti, ed. Multilingualism and Language in Education. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 243-266. ISBN 978-1-107-57431-1

Effective Practices with English as an Additional Language (EAL) Learners
Macleroy, Vicky. 2015. Effective Practices with English as an Additional Language (EAL) Learners. In: Sue Dymoke; Myra Barrs; Andrew Lambirth and Anthony Wilson, eds. Making Poetry Happen. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 181-190. ISBN 978-1-4725-1238-3

Developing poetry pedagogy for EAL learners within inclusive intercultural practices
Macleroy Obied, Vicky. 2013. Developing poetry pedagogy for EAL learners within inclusive intercultural practices. In: Sue Dymoke; Andrew Lambirth and Anthony Wilson, eds. Making Poetry Matter. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 143-153. ISBN 978-1-4725-1505-6

Knowledge about language and multiliteracies
Macleroy Obied, Vicky. 2011. Knowledge about language and multiliteracies. In: Andrew Green, ed. Becoming a Reflective English Teacher. Berkshire: Open University Press, pp. 156-170. ISBN 978-0335242894

Article

Creative and critical approaches to language learning and digital technology: findings from a multilingual digital storytelling project
Macleroy, Vicky; Anderson, Jim and Chung, Yu-Chiao. 2018. Creative and critical approaches to language learning and digital technology: findings from a multilingual digital storytelling project. Language and Education, pp. 1-17. ISSN 0950-0782

Connecting worlds: interculturality, identity and multilingual digital stories in the making
Anderson, Jim and Macleroy, Vicky. 2017. Connecting worlds: interculturality, identity and multilingual digital stories in the making. Language and Intercultural Communication, 17(4), pp. 494-517. ISSN 1470-8477

Exploring Digital Creation
Macleroy, Vicky; Budach, Gabriele; Chapman, Bo; Flynn, Zoe; Charalambous, Chryso; Dumic, Mirela and Smith, Marc. 2017. Exploring Digital Creation. EAL Journal(2), pp. 14-15. ISSN 2398-8533

Multilingual representation in children's literature
Macleroy, Vicky. 2017. Multilingual representation in children's literature. EAL Journal(3), pp. 17-29. ISSN 2398-8533

Books: Our pick of this term's reading matter
Macleroy, Vicky. 2017. Books: Our pick of this term's reading matter. EAL Journal(4), pp. 52-53. ISSN 2398-8533

Making Space for Learners' Languages
Macleroy, Vicky. 2015. Making Space for Learners' Languages. NALDIC Quarterly, 15(3), pp. 18-20. ISSN 1751-2182

Cultural, linguistic and cognitive issues in teaching the language of literature for emergent bilingual pupils
Macleroy, Vicky. 2013. Cultural, linguistic and cognitive issues in teaching the language of literature for emergent bilingual pupils. Language, Culture and Curriculum, 26(3), pp. 300-316. ISSN 0790-8318

Meeting the Challenge of the Multicultural Classroom through Continuing Professional Development
Macleroy Obied, Vicky and Grammatikopoulou, Vicky. 2013. Meeting the Challenge of the Multicultural Classroom through Continuing Professional Development. NALDIC Quarterly, 13(3), pp. 7-9. ISSN 1751-2182

Innovative practice in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) to enhance new teachers’ ability to effectively teach learners of English as an additional language (EAL)
Macleroy, Vicky. 2013. Innovative practice in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) to enhance new teachers’ ability to effectively teach learners of English as an additional language (EAL). NALDIC Quarterly, 13(4), pp. 19-20. ISSN 1751-2182

Languages, literacies and learning: from monocultural to intercultural perspectives.
Anderson, Jim and Macleroy Obied, Vicky. 2011. Languages, literacies and learning: from monocultural to intercultural perspectives. NALDIC Quarterly, 8(3), pp. 16-26. ISSN 1751-2182

Professional development for staff working in multilingual schools
Macleroy Obied, Vicky. 2010. Professional development for staff working in multilingual schools. Council of Europe, 1(5), pp. 1-64.

Can one‐parent families or divorced families produce two‐language children? An investigation into how Portuguese–English bilingual children acquire biliteracy within diverse family structures
Macleroy Obied, Vicky. 2010. Can one‐parent families or divorced families produce two‐language children? An investigation into how Portuguese–English bilingual children acquire biliteracy within diverse family structures. Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 18(2), pp. 211-227. ISSN 1468-1366

How Student-teachers Approach the Teaching of Reading: At the Interface Between Personal History, Theory and Practice
Pitfield, Maggie and Macleroy Obied, Vicky. 2010. How Student-teachers Approach the Teaching of Reading: At the Interface Between Personal History, Theory and Practice. Changing English, 17(1), pp. 35-44. ISSN 1358-684X

How do siblings shape the language environment in bilingual families?
Macleroy Obied, Vicky. 2009. How do siblings shape the language environment in bilingual families? International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 12(6), pp. 705-720. ISSN 1367-0050

'Why did I do nothing?' Poetry and the experiences of bilingual pupils in a mainstream inner-city secondary school
Macleroy Obied, Vicky. 2007. 'Why did I do nothing?' Poetry and the experiences of bilingual pupils in a mainstream inner-city secondary school. English in Education: Poetry Matters, 41(3),

Siblings: help or hindrance?
Macleroy Obied, Vicky. 2004. Siblings: help or hindrance? The Linguist, 43(2),

Digital

Collaborative Community Approach to Migrant Education
Macleroy, Vicky; Young, Andrea; Tsokalidou, Roula; Garcia Carrasco, Ruth and Kostiuk, Melody. 2015. Collaborative Community Approach to Migrant Education.

Critical Connections II: Moving Forward with Multilingual Digital Storytelling
Macleroy, Vicky and Anderson, Jim. 2012. Critical Connections II: Moving Forward with Multilingual Digital Storytelling.

Report

Critical Connections: Multilingual Digital Storytelling Project [Research Flyer]
Macleroy, Vicky; Anderson, Jim and Chung, Yu-Chiao. 2014. Critical Connections: Multilingual Digital Storytelling Project [Research Flyer]. Project Report. Goldsmiths, University of London.

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