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  • 姓名: Matthew E. Poehner
  • 职称: 副教授

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Matthew E. Poehner简介

Dr. Matthew E. Poehner is Associate Professor of World Languages Education and Applied Linguistics at The Pennsylvania State University, where, he directs the teacher education program for candidates pursuing certification to teach a world language in the K-12 school system and also contributes to the doctoral programs in Curriculum and Instruction and Applied Linguistics. Dr. Poehner’s research examines the use of Sociocultural Theory, as conceived by Russian psychologist L. S. Vygotsky, as a basis for second language educational practices, including Dynamic Assessment, Mediated Development, and Systemic-theoretical Instruction. Much of Dr. Poehner’s work has focused specifically on Dynamic Assessment as a framework for organizing interactions with learners in order to simultaneously diagnose their abilities and promote their continued development. Dr. Poehner’s research has involved partnerships with language teachers, learners, and program directors and has been supported through grant awards. His work has appeared in venues including TESOL Quarterly, Language Teaching Research, The Modern Language Journal, Language Testing, and the International Journal of Applied Linguistics. He is the author, co-author, or editor of four books, including Sociocultural Theory and the pedagogical imperative in L2 education: Vygotskian praxis and the research/practice divide (2014, with J. P. Lantolf), which received the 2015 Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize from the Modern Language Association. An earlier book, Dynamic Assessment: A Vygotskian approach to understanding and promoting second language development (2008), was a finalist for the Outstanding Book Award through the British Association for Applied Linguistics. In 2008, Dr. Poehner received the Pimsleur Award for Outstanding Research Contribution from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.