Dr Gillian Lazar


NameDr Gillian Lazar
Job titleSenior Lecturer in Education (Learning and Teaching Support)
Research institute
Primary appointmentEducation
Email addressg.lazar@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9675-4880
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Dr Gillian Lazar is currently a Senior Lecturer (0.2) in the Education Department, where until recently she was the Programme Leader for the the Post-graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PG Cert HE), devising and delivering course content and undertaking teaching observations. She currently works mainly on a CPD courses for an external organisation aiming to develop the teaching, mentoring and coaching skills of their staff. She also undertakes PhD supervision.

She began her career as a teacher at the British Council, Athens and as a teacher/teacher trainer at International House, London. She then worked freelance as a teacher trainer, lexicographer and materials writer. In 2000 she became a Senior Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes/Academic Literacies at Middlesex University, working with students and collaborating with staff in a range of disciplines to embed academic writing in the curriculum. She also devised and developed the online Academic Language and Writing Resource Box for all staff.

Gillian was appointed a Middlesex University Teaching Fellow in 2011, and is a Senior Fellow of the HEA (SFHEA). She has been an IELTS examiner (2010 - 2012), external examiner at University College London, and has examined PhDs in the UK and South Africa.

Gillian has been an invited speaker on using literature in language teaching, figurative language and academic literacies at conferences and teachers' associations in the UK, France, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia and South Africa.

 

Teaching

-Course leader for the Skills and Theory of Professional Practice Development course (CPD for the NHS)

-Teaching observations on the PG Cert HE

-Second supervisor for 'A critical study of the role of translanguaging among 2nd and 3rd generation immigrants at a Persian supplementary school in the UK'. 

Education and qualifications

PhD by Public Works

A writerly trajectory: reflections on published classroom resources for learners of English and students of academic writing.

15 Jul 0200
Middlesex University
Online Education and Training for Language Teaching Diploma
01 Nov 2006
Institute of Education, London University
MA in Language and Literature in Education (ESOL)
09 Oct 1985
Institute of Education, London University
BA Honours in English and Comparative Literature Studies
24 Apr 1980
University of the Witwatersrand
BA in English and French
09 May 1979
University of the Witwatersrand

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

Strategizing decolonial subversions: A dialogue. Suresh Canagarajah interviewed by Victoria Odeniyi and Gillian Lazar

Canagarajah, S, Odeniyi, V. and Lazar, G. 2023. Strategizing decolonial subversions: A dialogue. Suresh Canagarajah interviewed by Victoria Odeniyi and Gillian Lazar. Decolonial Subversions. 2023, pp. 96-110.

An editorial: Introducing the Special Issue of Decolonial Subversions

Odeniyi, V. and Lazar, G. 2023. An editorial: Introducing the Special Issue of Decolonial Subversions. Decolonial Subversions. 2023, pp. 1 - 8.

A writerly trajectory: reflections on published classroom resources for learners of English and students of academic writing

Lazar, G. 2020. A writerly trajectory: reflections on published classroom resources for learners of English and students of academic writing. PhD thesis Middlesex University Work Based Learning

Uncovering creative intuitions

Lazar, G. 2020. Uncovering creative intuitions. Uncovering Creative Intuitions. Online Webinar, Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, CMMR, Birkbeck University of London 06 Nov 2020

Academic literacies and staff pedagogic development

Lazar, G. 2021. Academic literacies and staff pedagogic development. Academic Literacies and Staff Pedagogic Development. Academic Writing Seminar Series (Online), UCL Institute of Education 20 May 2021 LONDON IoE, UCL website.

Writing educational resources for publication: how and why?

Lazar, G. 2021. Writing educational resources for publication: how and why? Centre for Education Research and Scholarship (CERS) Professional Education and Partnerships. Middlesex University, London, UK (online & recorded) 15 Mar 2021 London, UK Middlesex University.

Valuing the multilingual repertoires of students from African migrant communities at a London university

Odeniyi, V. and Lazar, G. 2020. Valuing the multilingual repertoires of students from African migrant communities at a London university. Language, Culture and Curriculum. 33 (20), pp. 157-171. https://doi.org/10.1080/07908318.2019.1677702

Speaking the same language: developing a language-aware feedback culture

Lazar, G. and Ryder, A. 2018. Speaking the same language: developing a language-aware feedback culture. Innovations in Education and Teaching International. 55 (2), pp. 143-152. https://doi.org/10.1080/14703297.2017.1403940

Student-centered pedagogy and real-world research: using documents as sources of data in teaching social science skills and methods

Peyrefitte, M. and Lazar, G. 2018. Student-centered pedagogy and real-world research: using documents as sources of data in teaching social science skills and methods. Teaching Sociology. 46 (1), pp. 62-74. https://doi.org/10.1177/0092055X17727835

An investigation into the dialectic of Academic Teaching Identity: Some preliminary findings [Presentation]

Ryder, A., Lazar, G., Gibbs, P. and Davis, C. 2016. An investigation into the dialectic of Academic Teaching Identity: Some preliminary findings [Presentation]. London, United Kingdom Society for Research into Higher Education.

Working with grammar as a tool for making meaning

Lazar, G. and Barnaby, B. 2015. Working with grammar as a tool for making meaning. in: Lillis, T., Harrington, K., Lea, M. and Mitchell, S. (ed.) Working with academic literacies: research, theory Parlor Press. pp. 289-297

Literature and language teaching

Lazar, G. 2015. Literature and language teaching. in: Jones, R. (ed.) The Routledge handbook of language and creativity Routledge. pp. 468-482

Playing with words and pictures: using post-modernist picture books as a resource with teenage and adult language learners

Lazar, G. 2015. Playing with words and pictures: using post-modernist picture books as a resource with teenage and adult language learners. in: Teranishi, M., Saito, Y. and Wales, K. (ed.) Literature and language learning in the EFL classroom Basingstoke and New York Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 94-111

From the micro to the macro: embedding support for academic writing across an academic school/faculty

Lazar, G. 2015. From the micro to the macro: embedding support for academic writing across an academic school/faculty. EATAW 2015: 8th Biennial Conference of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing. Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia 15 - 17 Jun 2015

Academic literacy and linguistic diversity: an account from the chalk face

Lazar, G. 2015. Academic literacy and linguistic diversity: an account from the chalk face. The Multilingual University: Seminar 2 - Widening participation and bi/multilingualism: the cultural and language resources of linguistic minority university students. UCL Institute of Education, London, United Kingdom 06 Mar 2015

Some first steps towards training teachers to use literature

Lazar, G. 2003. Some first steps towards training teachers to use literature. IATEFL Special Interest Groups Newsletter in memory of Gillian Porter Ladousse.

A cross-cultural awareness workshop: language, communication and difference

Odeniyi, V. and Lazar, G. 2011. A cross-cultural awareness workshop: language, communication and difference. The Teacher Trainer. 25 (1), pp. 2-8.

Authoring online materials for academic writing: issues and opportunities

Hale, L. and Lazar, G. 2007. Authoring online materials for academic writing: issues and opportunities. in: Alexander, O. (ed.) New approaches to materials development for language learning: proceedings of the 2005 joint BALEAP/SATEFL conference Oxford, UK Peter Lang. pp. 301-314

Genre as implicit methodology in a collaborative writing initiative

Lazar, G. and Ellis, E. 2011. Genre as implicit methodology in a collaborative writing initiative. International Journal of English Studies. 11 (1), pp. 155-168.

The talking cure: from narrative to academic argument

Lazar, G. 2011. The talking cure: from narrative to academic argument. in: Bhatia, V., Hernández, P. and Pérez-Paredes, P. (ed.) Researching Specialized Languages Amsterdam John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Some approaches to literature, language teaching and the Internet

Lazar, G. 2008. Some approaches to literature, language teaching and the Internet. Fremdsprachen Lehren und Lernen. 37, pp. 154-163.

Food for thought: metaphors in the EFL classroom

Lazar, G. 2004. Food for thought: metaphors in the EFL classroom. in: Pulverness, A. (ed.) IATEFL 2003: Brighton Conference Selections Whitstable IATEFL. pp. 125-127

Meanings and metaphors: activities to practise figurative language

Lazar, G. 2003. Meanings and metaphors: activities to practise figurative language. Cambridge Cambridge University Press.

A window on literature

Lazar, G. 1999. A window on literature. Cambridge Cambridge University Press.

Literature and language teaching: exploring literary texts with the language learner

Lazar, G. 1996. Literature and language teaching: exploring literary texts with the language learner. TESOL Quarterly. 30 (4), pp. 773-776. https://doi.org/10.2307/3587934

Using figurative language to expand students' vocabulary

Lazar, G. 1996. Using figurative language to expand students' vocabulary. ELT Journal. 50 (1), pp. 43-51. https://doi.org/10.1093/elt/50.1.43

Using literature at lower levels

Lazar, G. 1994. Using literature at lower levels. ELT Journal. 48 (2), pp. 115-124. https://doi.org/10.1093/elt/48.2.115

Literature and language teaching: a guide for teachers and trainers

Lazar, G. 1993. Literature and language teaching: a guide for teachers and trainers. Cambridge Cambridge University Press.

Using novels in the language-learning classroom

Lazar, G. 1990. Using novels in the language-learning classroom. ELT Journal. 44 (3), pp. 204-214. https://doi.org/10.1093/elt/44.3.204
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