Third Space Lab Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk: Zhang Xin and Emmanuelle Chiocca  

You are cordially invited to attend the TSL Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk by Co-Directors of the Lab, Dr. Zhang Xin and Dr.  Emmanuelle Chiocca on Distinguishing Oneself: First-year International Students’ Pre-College Motivations and Expectations in a Sino-Foreign Joint-Venture University in China.

Date/Time: Fri, Nov 18, 4pm BJT
Location: CC1095 and Zoom (register to receive zoom link)

Snacks and bubble teas provided. 

Please RSVP by Thursday, November 17https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_575R4kSqToMders

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Student Report: Viewing Feedback Literacy as Independent Backpacking – A Research Talk About Improving Feedback in L2 Learning

Reported by Vicky Yongkun Wu, Class of 2026.

This research talk is part of the Third Space Lab Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk presented by the Humanities Research Center. The program is broadly associated with research projects related to languages, cultures, and intercultural communication. 

Joseph Davies is a senior lecturer of English language and assistant director for graduate English for Academic Purposes at Duke Kunshan University, China. During a research talk on October 28th, 2022, Prof Davies introduced his research on feedback literacy among L2 learning students. Based on the fact that students and teachers are generally dissatisfied with the feedback practice, he explored ways of improving the situation in a productive manner. Continue reading “Student Report: Viewing Feedback Literacy as Independent Backpacking – A Research Talk About Improving Feedback in L2 Learning”

Third Space Lab Presents: Developing authentic international learning experiences through Virtual Exchange

This event features Robert O’Dowd from the University of León, Spain, on Developing authentic international learning experiences through Virtual Exchange.

The recording for this talk is now available: Robert O’Dowd: Developing authentic international learning experiences through Virtual Exchange

Date/Time: Nov 11, 12pm Barcelona time/7pm BJT
Location: Zoom ID 248 487 9248; https://duke.zoom.us/j/2484879248?from=addon

Please RSVP by Thursday, Nov 10th: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cGDSAJsfzpDlp3M

Abstract
In universities around the world, more and more teachers are engaging their students in intercultural collaborative projects with partners from other countries using digital technologies. This is commonly known as Virtual Exchange (VE) or Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) or telecollaboration. VE has great potential to foster a range of 21st century employability skills which include media and digital literacy, communication skills, global awareness, empathy, critical and analytical thinking, foreign language skills and intercultural competences. Continue reading “Third Space Lab Presents: Developing authentic international learning experiences through Virtual Exchange”

Brown Bag Lunch with Joseph Davies: “Feedbackpacking”: Mapping the journey towards L2 student feedback literacy

You are cordially invited to attend the TSL Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk by Joseph Davies on  at 4 pm on ‘Feedbackpacking’: Mapping the journey towards L2 student feedback literacy.

Date/Time: Fri, Oct 28, 4pm China Standard Time
Location: CC 1095. To participate on zoom, please RSVP below.

Snacks and bubble teas provided. 

Please RSVP by 5pm Thurs Oct 27:
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Student Report: The Analysis of Effective Interaction in the Virtual Classroom – A Research Talk with Layla Shelmerdine

Reported by Vicky Yongkun Wu, Class of 2026

This research talk is part of the Third Space Lab brown bag lunch research talk presented by the Humanities Research Center. The program is broadly associated with research projects related to languages, cultures, and intercultural communication.

Dr. Layla Shelmerdine’s research on effective interaction in the virtual classroom is inspired by the increasingly online learning trend during the pandemic. It is vital to develop better practices to promote learning in virtual spaces. During the research talk, the audience and Dr. Shelmerdine agreed that in addition to the content, online interaction also greatly affects the quality of online classes. Continue reading “Student Report: The Analysis of Effective Interaction in the Virtual Classroom – A Research Talk with Layla Shelmerdine”

Third Space Lab Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk: Layla Shelmerdine on Analysis of Effective Interaction in the Virtual Classroom

You are cordially invited to attend the TSL Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk by Dr. Layla Shelmerdine on Analysis of Effective Interaction in the Virtual Classroom 

Date/Time: Fri, Oct 14, 4pm BJT
Location: https://duke.zoom.us/j/95127320264 

Please RSVP by Thursday, Oct 13https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b14dUj4AFVhtlYi

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Humanities Research Center Current Research Projects

The Humanities Research Center proudly announces the current research projects being conducted by the HRC labs. We invite you stay in touch with updates on each of these projects by checking the news sections of our website and following our weekly newsletter.

ANTHROPOCENE XR LAB

PROJECT 1
Title: The Neganthropocene and Arts (Case studies in China)
Who: Prof. Jung Choi, Meixuan Wang, Yujia Zhai
Project summary: Inspired by the notion of Neganthropocene by a French Philosopher, Bernard Stiegler, the study explores innovative tactics by Chinese emerging artists that challenge the human-centered logic of understanding the world.

PROJECT 2
Title: DKU Augmented Reality (AR) Campus
Who: Prof. Xin Tong, Prof. Jung Choi, student researchers Qingyang He, Tony Ren, Weiran Li, and Ruiqi Chen
Project summary: In the research, we are creating an AR mobile app, DKU AR Campus, and investigating how augmented reality technology can support spatial digital co-creation and social interaction. We aim to understand multi-users’ social dynamics and examine their co-creation behaviors in an embodied AR context and derive design implications to shed light on future research. Continue reading “Humanities Research Center Current Research Projects”

Student Report: Third Space Lab Guest Speaker Series from Prof Anwei Feng and Prof Bob Adamson

Reported by Dongkun (Ludwig) Lyu

On May 5, 2022, Third Space Lab launched their Guest Speaker Series sharing a discussion focused on Language and culture in the form of an online forum. This forum was mainly composed of two sessions, the talk and Q & A. Two distinguished speakers, Prof. Anwei Feng and Prof. Bob Adamson from UNNC, discussed multi-lingual China realities, key policies and multi-lingual education models based on two of their edited volumes on this topic.

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Third Space Lab Presents: Multilingual China – Realities, Key Policies, and Multilingual Education Models

Date/Time: May 5, 2022, 8pm China time
Speakers: Prof Anwei Feng and Prof Bob Adamson

Location: https://duke.zoom.us/j/92279898363

RSVP by May 4th: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0CJ5OtdrAcWMUFU?Q_CHL=qr

Abstract:  While the national language is rigorously promoted in China, minority languages and Fangyan (dialects/topolects of Chinese) are still widely used all over the country. Despite apparent tensions, many scholars and policy makers argue that multilingualism benefits both societies as it is crucial for preservation of national language resources, and individuals for their cognitive, affective and economic needs. How multilingual is China? What are the key state policies and practical models found to be adopted to encourage or lessen multilingualism in schools and universities? In this talk, we, the editors of two volumes1&2 that focus on multilingual China, will present an account of the multilingual phenomena in China and address some key challenges facing policy makers and researchers in language education in general.

  1. Adamson B. and Feng, A.W. (eds.) (2022) Multilingual China: National, Minority, and Foreign Languages. London and New York: Routledge.
  2. Feng A.W. and Adamson B. (eds.) (2015) Trilingualism in education in China: Models and challenges. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

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