Researcher biography

Teacher Education

Dr. Simone Smala is a lecturer in teacher education, curriculum and pedagogy. Drawing from a background as a middle years and secondary teacher, Simone now focuses her research on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in bilingual, immersion and TESOL settings, and the use of social media, such as Facebook and Edmodo, in education. Simone's research is based in socio-cultural learning theories, educational policy and blended learning.She publishes in both English and German and has extensive research connections in Europe and the USA.