Department of Education

Laura Molway

Departmental Lecturer in Modern Languages Education

Laura is the subject lead for the PGCE in Modern Languages and she also supervises higher degrees in the fields of instructed second language learning and language teacher education.

Before working with the department, Laura taught French and German at secondary school level. She became interested in teacher education whilst mentoring beginning languages teachers during their school placements. Her doctoral research focussed on in-service languages teachers’ professional learning experiences and needs.

Laura is currently working on a project to compare the nature of instructed second/foreign language learning at secondary school in England, Norway and France.

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Publications:

  • Featured Publications

    • MOLWAY, L (2021) “Which aspects of their practice do modern languages teachers in England’s secondary schools say they want to develop?”, Language Learning Journal. Taylor & Francis (Routledge).
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/09571736.2020.1862897

    • Molway, L (2021) “Measuring effective teaching: Student perceptions of their modern languages lessons in England”, System. Elsevier BV.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2020.102440

    • Molway, L, Mutton, T (2020) “Changing mindsets in the modern foreign languages classroom: An intervention combining intelligence theories and reading strategies”, Language Learning Journal. Taylor & Francis (Routledge).
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/09571736.2018.1554693

    • MOLWAY, L, Macaro, E, Arcos, M (2020) “Language teachers’ reported first and second language use: A comparative contextualized study of England and Spain”, Language Teaching Research. SAGE Publications.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/1362168820913978

  • Book chapters

    • MOLWAY, L (2022) “Key issues in pre-service language teacher education”, In: E Macaro, R WOORE (eds.) Debates in Second Language Education. London: Routledge.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781003008361-9

    • MOLWAY, LJ, MUTTON, T, WOORE, R, Porter, K (2018) “What are the possibilities and limitations of small-scale, mediated classroom interventions? Two cases from Modern Foreign Languages”, In: G STYLIANIDES, A CHILDS (eds.) Classroom-based Interventions Across Subject Areas: Research to Understand What Works in Education. Abingdon: Routledge.

  • Conference papers

    • CHAN, J, MOLWAY, L, MUTTON, T, WOORE, R (2020) “Learning and teaching Chinese as a foreign language: A systematic review”, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

    • Molway, L (2016) What factors facilitate or impede languages teachers’ engagement in continued professional learning?. (Birmingham Aston University)

    • Molway, L, Mutton, T, Woore, R (2015) Professional learning through a subject-specific Masters programme: engaging with and in research to develop teachers’ epistemological beliefs and classroom practice. (Queen’s University, Belfast)

  • Journal articles

    • Molway, L (2021) “Measuring effective teaching: Student perceptions of their modern languages lessons in England”, System. 102440-102440.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2020.102440

    • MOLWAY, L (2021) “Which aspects of their practice do modern languages teachers in England’s secondary schools say they want to develop?”, Language Learning Journal.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/09571736.2020.1862897

    • Molway, L, Mutton, T (2020) “Changing mindsets in the modern foreign languages classroom: An intervention combining intelligence theories and reading strategies”, Language Learning Journal. 48(5) 598-612.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/09571736.2018.1554693

    • WOORE, R, MUTTON, T, MOLWAY, L (2020) “‘It's definitely part of who I am in the role’. Developing teachers' research engagement through a subject-specific Master's programme”, Teacher Development. 24(1) 88-107.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/13664530.2019.1693421

    • MOLWAY, L, Macaro, E, Arcos, M (2020) “Language teachers’ reported first and second language use: A comparative contextualized study of England and Spain”, Language Teaching Research.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/1362168820913978

    • MOLWAY, L (2019) “’It’s all about coping with the new specifications’: Coping professional development – the new CPD”, London Review of Education.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.18546/LRE.17.2.01

    • WOORE, R, MOLWAY, L, Macaro, ERNESTO “Keeping sight of the big picture: a critical response to Ofsted’s 2021 Curriculum Research Review for languages”, Language Learning Journal.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/09571736.2022.2045677

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