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College Photo Name Grenfell, Michael James
Main Department Education
College Title Visiting Professor
College Tel  
1970-76: Medical Laboratory Scientist 1981-89: Teacher of French and German, Language Park Boys School London (Head of Department) 1989- 2008: Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader/ Professor, University of Southampton, UK 2008- : Chair (1905) of Education, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland. 2010 Elected Fellow of Trinity College Dublin
Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
Institute of Medical Laboratory Scientific Officers 1970 1980
Association of Language Learning 1980
Awards and Honours
Award Date
Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin 2010
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Fluent Fluent Fluent
German Medium Medium Medium
Spanish Basic Basic Basic
Description of Research Interests
Language in Education Teacher Education Philosophy of Language Pierre Bourdieu Arts Education Communication Language Teaching Applied Linguistics
Research Interests
Continental philosophy Creative music education Early Gothic architecture in England Education and minority language
English and European architecture, 18th and 19th centuries Epistemology Existentialism Painting in 19th century Europe
Philosophy of logic and language Realism
Research Projects
Project title European Language Teacher Education
Summary Survey of language teacher education across Europe
Funding Agency EU
Programme Education and Culture
Type of Project
Date from 2002
Date to 2004
Person Months 24

Project title European Language Teacher Profile
Summary To create a profile for the Language teacher education in Europe
Funding Agency EU
Programme Education and Culture
Type of Project Policy
Date from 2004
Date to 2006
Person Months 24

Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Grenfell, M, Bourdieu, Language and Linguistics, 1st, London, UK, Continuum, 2011, 1 - 259pp
Claim and Critiques in, editor(s)Cohen, A and Macaro, E , Language Learner Strategies: 30 Years of Research, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2009, pp9 - 28, [Grenfell, M and Macaro, E]
Grenfell, M, ‘Social Capital and Educational Policy', Education, Knowledge and Economy, 3, (1), 2009, p17 - 34
Grenfell, M, Language AND Literacy, Reading Research Quarterly, 44, (4), 2009, p438 - 448
Grenfell, M, Bourdieu: Education and Training. , London, Continuum, 2007, 1 - 286pp
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