Academic Activities

Book chapters:

  1. Liu, W. & Devitt, A. (2014). The creation of an active learning context for a Chinese class. In O’Hagan, M. & Zhang, Q. (eds.), Conflict and Communication: A Changing Asia in a Globalising World. Bremen, Germany: EHV Academic Press. (under review)
  2. Liu, W. & Devitt, A. (2014). Activating empathy: Language teacher training through a Chinese course. In Li, L. & Xing, M. (eds.), Innovation and Consolidation in Learning and Teaching Chinese. London: Cypress Books. (in press)
  3. Liu, W. & Devitt, A. (2013). The role of students in a power sharing context: A study of the development of a Chinese teacher’s identity. In Xing, M. & Li, L. (eds.), Developing Pedagogies for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in Higher Education (pp.45-54).London: Sinolingua.
  4. Liu, W. & Devitt, A. (2012). The use of peer teaching in a Chinese classroom. In Dian, H. & Xing, M. (eds.), Innovations in Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language (pp.145-154). London: Sinolingua.
  5. Li, L. & et al (2012). Localisation and promotion of Chinese language, culture and teaching materials in Irish secondary schools. In Dian, H. & Xing, M. (eds.), Innovations in Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language (pp.276-287). London: Sinolingua.
  6. Liu, W. (2010). 欧洲语言学习夹与自主学习汉语(The European Language Portfolio and Learning Chinese). In Xu, J. (ed.), A Selection of Papers from the 9th International Symposium on Chinese Language Teaching (pp.647-650). Beijng: Higher Education Press.

Peer-reviewed articles:

  1. Liu, W. & Devitt A. (2014). Using Reciprocal Peer Coteaching to developing learner autonomy: an action research project with a beginners’ Chinese class. InMansfield, G & Little, D. (eds.), Language Learning in Higher Education, Journal of the European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education (CercleS). (Special issue on East Asian languages in Higher Education). Berlin: De Gruyter. (under review)
  2. Liu, W. & Devitt A. (2013). Autonomous learners and transformative practitioners: The implementation of peer teaching in a language teacher training course. The International Journal of Adult, Community and Professional Learning, 19 (1), pp.27-36. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Publishing.

Translation projects:

  1. Liu, W. (2014). The case of Zhao C. In Zhao, S. & Yao, X. (eds.), The Language Situation in China (volume 2) (pp.229-237). Berlin: De Gruyter. (in press)
  2. Liu, W. (2014). The international dissemination of Chinese language. In Zhao, S. & Yao, X. (eds.), The Language Situation in China (volume 2) (pp.53-64). Berlin: De Gruyter. (in press)
  3. Liu, W. (2013). An investigation into Chinese lettered words. In Li, Y. & Li, W. (eds.), The Language Situation in China (volume 1) (pp.221-236). Berlin: De Gruyter.
  4. Liu, W. (2013). The use of characters for Chinese names. In Li, Y. & Li, W. (eds.), The Language Situation in China (volume 1) (pp.289-296). Berlin: De Gruyter.
  5. Liu, W. (2004). Catastrophe, Play, Crap’s Last Tape (by Samuel Beckett); The Commitments (by Roddy Doyle). Department for Arts, Sport & Tourism, Ireland. (Unpublished)

Conference papers:

  1. Liu, W. & Devitt, A. (2013). Encouraging student participation: A study of the implementation of coteaching in a Chinese course. Conflict and Communication: a Changing Asia in a Globalizing World (The 5th Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Ireland Association). Dublin City University, Ireland, 15-16 November 2013.
  2. Liu, W. & Devitt, A. (2013). Activating empathy: Language teacher training through a Chinese course. The 11th BCLTS International Conference on Innovation and Consolidation in Learning and Teaching Chinese. The University of Nottingham, UK, 03–05 July 2013.
  3. Liu, W. & Devitt, A. (2012), The role of the native speaking student-teachers in a collaborative peer teaching context, The 10th BCLTS International Symposium on Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language in Higher Education, University of Central Lancashire, UK, 11–13 July 2012.
  4. Liu, W. & Devitt, A. (2012). Action research and Chinese language teacher training. The 11th International Conference on Chinese Language Teaching. Xi’an, China, 16–17 August 2012. (accepted)
  5. Liu, W. & Devitt, A. (2011). Peer Teaching and Teaching Chinese. 1st Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference. Queen’s University Belfast, UK, 14–15 October 2011.
  6. Liu, W. (2011). The Creation of a Transformative Learning Context: The Use of Peer Teaching within the ML Chinese Course at the School of Education in Trinity College Dublin. Tradition, Transformation and Creation: A Knowledge Sharing Forum for Educational Research. The School of Education, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 18 June 2011.
  7. Devitt, A. & Liu, W. (2010). “学教相长法在对外汉语教学中的使用” (The implementation of ‘Learning by Teaching’ in tearning Chinese as a foreign language). The First Teachers College, Columbia University Roundtable in Second Language Studies (TCCRISLS). New York, USA, 01–02 October, 2010. (accepted)
  8. Devitt, A., Girvan, C., Liu, W. & McLoughlin, H. (2010). Vocabulary Development in a Virtual World: the Role of Virtual Realia. EUROCALL Conference 2010 (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning). Bordeaux, France, 08–11 September 2010.
  9. Liu, W. (2009). A Report on the Use of Chinese Language Portfolio. China: Back to the Centre? (Second Annual Conference of the Association for Chinese Studies in Ireland). The School of Languages, Dublin Institute of Technology, 07 February 2009.
  10. Liu, W. (2007). Chinese Buddhists in Globalised Ireland. Rising China in the Age of Globalisation: The Inaugural International Conference of the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland. UCD. (Conference poster)

Theses:

  1. Liu, W. (2014). The Exploration of Reciprocal Peer Coteaching in a Chinese Course: An Action Research Project on Language Teacher Education. Trinity College Dublin. (PhD thesis)
  2. Liu, W. (2008). A Study of Ivan Bunin’s Enlightenment through his Travel Writings. Trinity College Dublin. (M.Litt. thesis)
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