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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre
Read more at: Benjamin Strawbridge FRSA MCCT

Benjamin Strawbridge FRSA MCCT

Science education

Oracy and dialogue

Speech, language and communication needs

Second language education

Socio-economic disadvantage 

Read more at: Yuchen Zong

Yuchen Zong

Language learning strategies; Positive psychology in second language acquisition

Read more at: Zihang Yang

Zihang Yang

Second Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Language Prediction; Language Comprehension

Read more at: Jenny Jiang

Jenny Jiang

Corpus Linguistics; Data-Driven Learning; English for Academic Purposes; Vocabulary acquisition

Read more at: Zhilin Wang

Zhilin Wang

Natural language processing; Psycholinguistics; Personality psychology; Human language technologies

Read more at: Dr Shawn Michael Bullock P.Phys., F.R.G.S., F.R.S.A.

Dr Shawn Michael Bullock P.Phys., F.R.G.S., F.R.S.A.

History of language education; History of language policy; Plurilingual education; Language learning

Book chapters


  • Bullock, CS. and Bullock, SM., 2020. Re-imagining history teaching by challenging national narratives
  • 2018

  • Bullock, SM., 2018. The accidental teacher educator: Learning to be a language teacher educator within diverse populations
  • 2017

  • MacFarlane, E. and Bullock, SM., 2017. Dreaming of modern design: Considering curriculum history of teacher education in British Columbia
  • 2016

  • Fletcher, T., Vasily, A., Bullock, SM., Kosnik, C. and Chróinín, DN., 2016. Andy: Blogging with students: Educational visions and digital realities
  • Bullock, SM., 2016. Teacher candidates as researchers
  • Bullock, S., 2016. Digital technologies in teacher education: From mythologies to making
  • 2015

  • Bullock, SM. and Christou, TM., 2015. Self-Study as Professional Development for a Novice Social Studies Teacher Educator
  • 2013

  • 2007

  • Bullock, SM., 2007. Finding my way from teacher to teacher educator: Valuing innovative pedagogy and inquiry into practice
  • Journal articles


  • Bullock, SM., 2020. Science for all: The struggle to establish school science in England CURRICULUM JOURNAL, v. 31
  • 2019 (Accepted for publication)

  • Sabatier Bullock, C. and Bullock, S., 2019 (Accepted for publication). Enseigner les sciences en français langue seconde : Examen d’un programme d’étude au Canada Travaux de Didactique du Français Langue Étrangère, v. 74 (2019)
  • 2019

  • Bullock, S. and Sabatier, C., 2019. Didactique du français langue seconde au Canada: État des lieux de la recherche Le Français dans le Monde. Recherches et Applications, v. 66
  • Bullock, S. and Sabatier-Bullock, C., 2019. L’enseignement de la technologie en immersion française : et si l’on s’intéressait au contenu ? Bulletin suisse de linguistique appliquée, v. 110
  • vanOostveen, R., Desjardins, F. and Bullock, S., 2019. Professional development learning environments (PDLEs) embedded in a collaborative online learning environment (COLE): Moving towards a new conception of online professional learning Education and Information Technologies, v. 24
  • 2018

  • Bullock, SM. and Sator, A., 2018. Developing a Pedagogy of “Making” through Collaborative Self-Study Studying Teacher Education, v. 14
  • Sabatier, C. and Bullock, SM., 2018. Living in Plurilingual Spaces: Self-Study, Critical Friendship, and the Plurality of Publics Studying Teacher Education, v. 14
  • 2017

  • Bullock, SM., 2017. Understanding Candidates’ Learning Relationships with their Cooperating Teachers: A call to Reframe my Pedagogy Studying Teacher Education, v. 13
  • Sator, AJ. and Bullock, SM., 2017. ‘Making’ as a catalyst for reflective practice Reflective Practice, v. 18
  • 2016 (Published online)

  • Bullock, SM. and Sator, A., 2016 (Published online). Maker pedagogy and science teacher education Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies,
  • 2016

  • Hayhoe, D., Macintyre, J. and Bullock, S., 2016. Soil science education for Grades K–12 in Canada<sup>1,2</sup> Canadian Journal of Soil Science, v. 96
  • Bullock, SM., 2016. Radar, modems, and air defense systems: Noise as a data communication problem in the 1950s Perspectives on Science, v. 24
  • 2015

  • Bullock, SM., 2015. Digital technologies and diverse learning in teacher education: Reassembling the social perspective Advances in Research on Teaching, v. 25
  • Fletcher, T. and Bullock, SM., 2015. Reframing pedagogy while teaching about teaching online: a collaborative self-study Professional Development in Education, v. 41
  • 2014 (Published online)

  • Bullock, SM., 2014 (Published online). Self-study, improvisational theatre, and the reflective turn: Using video data to challenge my pedagogy of science teacher education Educational Research for Social Change,
  • 2014

  • Bullock, SM., 2014. Exploring the Impact of Prior Experiences in Non-Formal Education on My Pedagogy of Teacher Education Studying Teacher Education, v. 10
  • Petrarca, D. and Bullock, SM., 2014. Tensions between theory and practice: Interrogating our pedagogy through collaborative self-study Professional Development in Education, v. 40
  • Bullock, SM., 2014. Developing pedagogical content knowledge for pre-service physics teachers: Exploring physics education research in practice Physics in Canada,
  • Christou, T. and Bullock, SM., 2014. Learning and Teaching about Social Studies and Science: A Collaborative Self-Study The Social Studies, v. 105
    Doi: 10.1080/00377996.2013.850053
  • Bullock, SM., 2014. The pedagogical implications of Maxwellian electromagnetic models: a case study from Victorian-Era physics. Endeavour, v. 38
  • 2013

  • Bullock, SM., 2013. Learning to teach and the false apprenticeship: Emotion and identity development during the field experience placement Advances in Research on Teaching, v. 18
  • Bullock, SM., 2013. Using digital technologies to support Self-Directed Learning for preservice teacher education Curriculum Journal, v. 24
  • 2012 (Published online)

  • Bullock, SM., 2012 (Published online). Making the tacit explicit: Self-study and the spectre of technology education Journal of Technical Education,
  • Christou, T. and Bullock, SM., 2012 (Published online). The case for philosophical mindedness Paideusis,
  • 2012

  • Williams, J., Ritter, J. and Bullock, SM., 2012. Understanding the Complexity of Becoming a Teacher Educator: Experience, belonging, and practice within a professional learning community Studying Teacher Education, v. 8
  • Bullock, SM., 2012. Creating a Space for the Development of Professional Knowledge: A self-study of supervising teacher candidates during practicum placements Studying Teacher Education, v. 8
  • Fletcher, T. and Bullock, SM., 2012. Enacting Literacy Pedagogies: A collaborative self-study by teacher educators in physical education and science Studying Teacher Education, v. 8
  • 2011

  • Desjardins, F. and Bullock, SM., 2011. Teaching 2.0: (re)learning to teach online Interactive Technology and Smart Education, v. 8
  • Bullock, SM. and Ritter, JK., 2011. Exploring the transition into academia through collaborative self-study Studying Teacher Education, v. 7
  • Hayhoe, D., Bullock, S. and Hayhoe, K., 2011. A kaleidoscope of understanding: Comparing real with random data, using binary-choice items, to study preservice elementary teachers' knowledge of climate change Weather, Climate, and Society, v. 3
  • 2010 (Published online)

  • Russell, T. and M. Bullock, S., 2010 (Published online). From Talk to Experience: Transforming the Preservice Physics Methods Course Brock Education Journal, v. 20
    Doi: 10.26522/brocked.v20i1.143
  • 2009

  • Bullock, SM. and Christou, T., 2009. Exploring the Radical Middle between Theory and Practice: A collaborative self-study of beginning teacher educators Studying Teacher Education, v. 5
    Doi: 10.1080/17425960902830468
  • Bullock, SM., 2009. Learning to think like a teacher educator: Making the substantive and syntactic structures of teaching explicit through self-study Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v. 15
  • 2008 (Published online)

  • Bullock, SM., 2008 (Published online). Building concepts through writing-to-learn in college physics classrooms The Ontario Action Researcher,
  • 1999 (Published online)

  • Bullock, SM., 1999 (Published online). Experiential science: An “experience first” approach to teaching and learning science. The Ontario Action Researcher,
  • Books


  • Ragoonaden, K. and Bullock, SM., 2016. Mindfulness and Critical Friendship A New Perspective on Professional Development for Educators
  • 2012

  • Bullock, SM. and Russell, T., 2012. Self-Studies of Science Teacher Education Practices
  • 2011

  • Bullock, SM., 2011. Inside Teacher Education: Challenging Prior Views of Teaching and Learning
  • Conference proceedings


  • DiGiuseppe, M., DeCoito, I., Bullock, S., VanOostveen, R. and Desjardins, F., 2011. Exploring pre-service teachers' views regarding use of computer-based technologies in a teacher preparation program Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2011, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2011, MCCSIS 2011, v. 1

  • Read more at: Vicky Yiran Zhao

    Vicky Yiran Zhao

    Language disorder;
    Social Communication Disorder;
    psychosocial adversities;
    Global South

    Read more at: Xiao Wang

    Xiao Wang

    Data-driven learning;
    corpus linguistics;
    second language pragmatics;
    academic English

    Read more at: Lini Xiao

    Lini Xiao

    Language and identity; Sociolinguistics of mobility; Language socialisation; Language Change and Diversity; Language Learning across the Lifespan; Multilingualism

    Read more at: Joyce Dong Ok Lim

    Joyce Dong Ok Lim

    Second language acquisition; computer-assisted language learning; corpus linguistics; L2 vocabulary acquisition; L2 writing; language teaching; education

    Theses / dissertations

    2022 (No publication date)

  • Lim, DO., 2022 (No publication date). Exploring the development of 'verb gram' sequences and grammar patterns in L2 writing: A case study of L1 Korean speakers

  • What we do

    Cambridge Language Sciences is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. Our virtual network connects researchers from five schools across the university as well as other world-leading research institutions. Our aim is to strengthen research collaborations and knowledge transfer across disciplines in order to address large-scale multi-disciplinary research challenges relating to language research.