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School of Education

Dr Alice Chik

Dr Alice ChikTitle: Senior Lecturer - Education 
Qualifications: BBA (UT Austin), PCEd, MA (Applied Linguistics), PhD (HKU)
Phone
: 02 9850 8766
Email: alice.chik@mq.edu.au
Office: C3A 906

 

Introduction

Prior to joining higher education, Alice taught English in Hong Kong schools. While working on her doctoral degree, she joined a teacher education institute. Since then, Alice has also taught in different tertiary settings in Hong Kong and Germany. Alice's main research interest is in literacy development beyond the classroom. She is especially interested in the roles of popular culture and digital practices in shaping young people's literacy practices and identities. In her research adventures, she has worked with digital gamers and indie musicians on issues of language, practices and identities. In exploring literacy practices in informal settings, Alice is interested in using narrative inquiry as a research approach. She is the co-author of Narrative Inquiry in Language Teaching and Learning Research (Routledge, 2014) and co-editor of Popular Culture, Pedagogy and Teacher Education: International Perspectives (Routledge, 2014).    

Research Interests

Alice's main research interest is in literacy development beyond the classroom. She is especially interested in the roles of popular culture and digital practices in shaping young people's literacy practices and identities. In her research adventures, she has worked with digital gamers and indie musicians on issues of language, practices and identities. In exploring literacy practices in informal settings, she is interested in using narrative inquiry as a research approach.

Alice is the co-author of Narrative Inquiry in Language Teaching and Learning Research (Routledge, 2014) and co-editor of Popular Culture, Pedagogy and Teacher Education: International Perspectives (Routledge, 2014), and Discourse and Digital Practices (Routledge, 2015). She is the co-editor of a special issue of Language Learning & Technology on 'Digital Literacies & Language Learning' (2015, 19:3).

 

Disclosure and digital practices

Narrative Inquiry

Popular Culture

She is currently working on the following projects:

  • Language learning apps and young learners;
  • Massive online language learning platforms; and
  • Vernacular multimodal literacy practices.

Alice is currently keen to recruit PhD students with an interest in out-of-class language learning or digital practices.

Selected Recent Publications

Year Link Citation
2015   Jones, R.H., Chik, A., & Hafner, C.A. (Eds.) (2015). Discourse and Digital Practices: Doing Discourse Analysis in the Digital Age. London: Routledge.
2015   Chik, A. (2015). Popular culture and digital worlds. In J. Rowsell & K. Pahl (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies (pp. 339 - 353). London: Routledge.
2015   Jones, R.H., Chik, A., & Hafner, C.A. (2015). Introduction: Discourse analysis and digital practices. In R.H. Jones, A. Chik & C.A. Hafner (Eds.), Discourse and Digital Practices: Doing Discourse Analysis in the Digital Age (pp. 1 - 17). London: Routledge.
2015   Chik, A. (2015). Recreational language learning and digital practices: Positioning and repositioning. In R.H. Jones, A. Chik & C.A. Hafner (Eds.), Discourse and Digital Practices: Doing Discourse Analysis in the Digital Age (pp. 112 - 129). London: Routledge.
2015   Chik, A. (2015). "I don't know how to talk basketball before playing NBA 2K10": Using digital games for out-of-class language learning. In D. Nunan & J.C. Richards (Eds.), Language learning beyond the classroom (pp. 75 - 84). London: Routledge.
2014   Barkhuizen, G., Benson, P., & Chik, A. (2014). Narrative inquiry in language teaching and learning research. London: Routledge.
2014   Benson, P., & Chik, A. (Eds.) (2014). Popular culture, pedagogy and teacher education: International perspectives. London: Routledge.
2014   Chik, A. (2014). Visual literacies. Fremdsprachen Lehren und Lernen, 43(2), 7 - 19.
2014   Chik, A. (2014). ELT apps for young learners: Positioning parents and learners. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 21(3), 251 - 259.
2014   Chik, A. (2014). Digital gaming and language learning: Autonomy and community. Language Learning & Technology, 18(2), 85 - 100.
2014   Besser, S., & Chik, A. (2014). Narratives of second language identity amongst young English learners.  ELT Journal, 68(3), 299 - 309.
2014   Peirson-Smith, A., Chik, A., & Miller, L. (2014). Teaching Popular Culture in a second language university context, Pedagogies: An International Journal, 9(3), 250 - 267.
2013   Chik, A. (2013). Naturalistic CALL and digital gaming (Symposium on Digital literacies, globalization and language learning). TESOL Quarterly, 47(4), 834 - 839.
2013   Hafner, A., Chik, A., & Jones, R.H. (2013). Engaging with digital literacies in TESOL (Symposium on Digital literacies, globalization and language learning). TESOL Quarterly, 47(4), 812 - 815.
2013   Chik, A. (2013). Becoming English teachers in China: Identities at the crossroads. The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL, 1(3), 135 - 146.
2011   Chik, A. (2011). Digital gaming and social networking as professional development: English teachers' perception, attitudes and experience. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 6(2), 154 - 166.
2011   Chik, A. (2011). Learner autonomy development through digital gameplay. Digital Culture and Education. 3 (1), 50 - 64.
2011   Chik, A., & Besser, S. (2011). International language test taking among young learners: A Hong Kong case study. Language Assessment Quarterly, 8(1), 73 - 91.
2011   Chik, A., & Breidbach, S. (2011). Online language learning histories exchange: Hong Kong and German perspectives. TESOL Quarterly, 45(3), 553 - 563.
2011   Benson, P., & Chik, A. (2011). Towards a more naturalistic CALL: Video gaming and language learning. IJCALLT, 1(3), 1 - 13.
2010   Chik, A. (2010). Creative multilingualism in Hong Kong popular music. World Englishes, 29(4), 507 - 521.
2009   Benson, P., Chik, A., Gao, X., Huang, J., & Wang, W. (2009). Qualitative research in language teaching and learning journals, 1997 - 2006. The Modern Language Journal, 93(1), 79 - 90.
2008   Chik, A. (2008). Native English-speaking students in Hong Kong EFL classrooms: A case study. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2(1), 18 - 32.