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Ms Patricia Lorenz
Lecturer, School of Humanities
Patricia is Lecturer and Coordinator for German in the Centre for Modern Languages at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. She studied at the University of Freiburg, Germany and graduated with an MA (Hons) from the University of Glasgow. She then continued her education by joining E-Force, a bi-media training course in BBC Scotland for Radio and TV production. She has a total of 18 years of teaching experience in German as a foreign language (DAF), English, Communication, Journalism, and Sustainability. Prior to her appointment she has been teaching at Murdoch University, Curtin University (Singapore), and the University of Bedfordshire. Patricia is also the Chair of the CML Publicity Committee, a Member of the CML Programme and the CML Management Committees. She is also the CML Representative for OGEM matters and Language Immersion Programmes (LIP) and serves as the Adviser to the NTU German Society. Her research focuses on Student Empowerment and the use of educational technologies in Blended Learning and Flipped Classroom settings. Resulting in her research on student empowerment she has created a Sustainability module addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
As an educator Patricia’s research interest focuses largely on various aspects of teaching philosophies, pedagogy, and creative assessment strategies. As such, she is mainly researching the concept of student empowerment in the educational process, which includes engaging students in content creation and curriculum design. In addition, she is examining the use of peer support through eStudentMentors and social media in the learning process. Moreover, Patricia is exploring Blended Learning and Flipped Classroom through pre-class eLessons and post-class eWorksheets, which are digital content produced in order to create a more dynamic F2F classroom experience. Additionally, she is researching the feasibility of eAssessments of grammatical content as part of a feed-forward continuous assessment strategy. She argues, that to assure fair and adequate grading of open book eAssessments the quiz design, timing, and settings are decisive. Lastly, Patricia is researching on the incorporation of large concepts, such as sustainability, into all levels of foreign language learning, in order to evaluate possible cultural learning or mind-set changes.

Current research projects are:
> Student Empowerment
> Learners as Partners
> Blended Learning: including Flipped Classroom
> Cross-disciplinary content in foreign language learning
> Assessment Design and Strategies
> eAssessmets
  • Engaging Students in Cross Disciplinary Module Design