Francis J. Troyan, associate professor of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Ecology, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to Colombia for “Language Teacher Education in Colombia: Collaborations in Research and Practice.” The Flex Award will allow Troyan to travel to Colombia on three different occasions: October 2021, February and May 2022 and to collaborate virtually throughout the academic year.
At the Universidad de Córdoba in Montería, Colombia, Troyan will be hosted in the Department of Foreign Languages, where he will collaborate with professor José David Herazo. Along with other colleagues in the Department of Foreign Languages, Troyan and Herazo will examine practice-based approaches in language teacher education.
Together, through longitudinal research, they aim to: develop a set of core practices for the program at Universidad de Córdoba, redesign the two practicum courses for language teacher candidates at Universidad de Córdoba using these core practices, and research language teachers educators’ implementation of these core practices with their teacher candidates.
This project expands on a long-term research partnership between the colleagues, and builds upon Troyan’s work in language teacher education in the Department of Teaching and Learning and with the Buckeye Language Education Resource Center.
This is the second Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant for Troyan. He also served as a scholar in residence in at the Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 in Montpellier, France in 2018 researching “Language Practices and Ideologies in Plurilingual Education in France” via a Fulbright grant.
The Fulbright Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.