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Isabel Moros

Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies (E&S)

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Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies (Education and Scholarship). Senior Language Coordinator. ASPIRE Senior Fellow. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). University of Exeter Teaching Fellowship. Academic Employability Officer for DML (Department of Modern Languages)

 

 

Research interests

* First and Second Language Acquisition

* Language Assessment Methods

* Recovery of Historical Memory

* New approaches to language teaching.

Research collaborations

During the academic year of 2013-2014, I established a collaboration with the GW4 Universities (University of Bath, University of Bristol, University of Cardiff and University of Exeter). As a result of this collaboration, we organised the First Colloquium on Innovation in Modern Languages Education. The Colloquium took place at the University of Bath on the 13th of June 2014. It was a very successful event that included colleagues from across the four institutions as well as students. The main themes of the Colloquium were student engagement, employability and innovative forms of assessment including the use of electronic assessment. The Colloquium was supported by the Spanish Embassy, the Cervantes Institute and the German Academic Exchange Service. Further colloquiums have followed as the idea is that they rotate through the different institutions fostering a spirit of collaboration and scholarship. The next Colloquium was hosted at the University of Exeter on the 26th of June 2015 and more than 80 delegates attended. The Spanish Embassy supported the event and the Education Counsellor, Dr Gonzalo Capellán de Miguel came to the Colloquium. The following year the Colloqium took place at the University of Bristol on the 30th of June. Ninety delegates attended. During the last academic year, we completed the first cycle of the Colloquiums of the GW4 Universities and the event took place at Cardiff University. As in previous occasions it was really well attended and it is now firmly established as a Collaboration between colleagues across the discipline of Modern Languages within these four institutions and beyond. This year, we will celebrate our V Colloquium at the University of Bath and our confirmed keynote speaker will be the President of ASELE, Dr Javier Muñoz Basols (Oxford University).

In November 2009 I co-organised with Professor Derek Flitter and the Largo Caballero Foundation an International Conference on The Cultural and Literary meaning of the Spanish Political Exile of 1939. The Conference was sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and was supported by the bank of Santander.

Other information

Awards and Honours:

* December 2007. Merit Award by the School of Arts, Languages and Literatures at the University of Exeter

* January 2010. Exeter Rising Star Award Holder, awarded by the University of Exeter in recognition of my contribution to teaching, new approaches in methodology and enhancement of the learning experience of the students.

* May 2010. Tutor of the Year for the Department of Modern Languages. Runner up as Tutor of the Year at the First Exeter University Teaching Awards organised by the Exeter University Student's Guild.

* May 2010. Shortlisted as one of the ten finalists for provider of feedback at the first Exeter University Teaching Awards organised by the Exeter University Student's Guild.

* May 2011. Highly Commended as Most Supportive Member of Staff in the University of Exeter Students'Guild Teaching Awards.

* January 2012. Merit award by the College of Humanities within the University of Exeter for my contribution to students learning and development of the curriculum.

* May 2012. Runner up as Most Supportive Member of Staff in the University of Exeter Student's Guild Teaching Awards.

* September 2012. ASPIRE Senior Fellowship

* January 2013. Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

* May 2013. Overall winner as Most supportive Member of Staff in the University of Exeter Students'Guild Teaching Awards.

Contribution to discipline

Papers deliverd at Language conferences:

University of Leeds, Innovative Language Teaching at University 2014: Enhancing student performance: May 2014, Using Moodle quizzes to assess our students'reading and listening comprehension skills as well as grammar use. Some examples in Hispanic Studies. Ms Isabel Moros, Ms Maria Lafuente, Dr Isabel Santafé and Mr Richard Holding.

University of Exeter, Second Colloquium on Innovation in Modern Languages Education, June 2015: Employability, Student Engagement and Collaborative Learning: Relevance of the task oriented approach to language learning on how to incorporate these three key aspects in Higher Education today.

Annual AHGBI Conference(Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland) Conference at the University of Northumbria 2016: Learning by Doing: Pedagogical reflections on the experience of using authentic assessment, student engagement and collaborative processes.

Co-Organiser of the Colloquium on Innovation in Modern Languages Education at the University of Bath (2014), at the University of Exeter (2015), at the University of Bristol (2016) and at the University of Cardiff (2017)

Teaching

Awards and Honours: December 2007 Merit Award by the School of Arts, Languages and Literatures for contribution to the programme of study.January 2010 Exeter Rising Star Award Holder awarded by the University of Exeter in recognition of her contribution to teaching, new approaches in methodology and enhancement of the learning experience of the students. May 2010 Tutor of the Year for the Department of Modern Languages. Runner up as Tutor of the Year at the First Exeter University Teaching Awards organised by the Exeter University Students'Guild. May 2010 shortlisted as one of the ten finalists for provider of feedback at the First Exeter University Teaching Awards organised by the Exeter University Students'Guild. May 2011 Highly commended as Most Supportive Member of staff at the University Teaching Awards organised by the Exeter University Students'Guild. January 2012 Merit award by the College of Humanities within the University for her contribution to students'learning and the development of the curriculum. May 2012 Runner up for Most Supportive Member of Staff in the University of Exeter Students' Guild Teaching Awards. September 2012. ASPIRE Senior Fellowship awarded. January 2013 Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). May 2013  Overall Winner as Most Supportive Member of Staff in the University of Exeter Students' Guild Teaching Awards. Overall winner as Most Supportive Member of staff for the Department of Modern Languages in the University of Exeter Students' Guild Teaching Awards 2014. December 2014, the University of Exeter awarded Ms Moros with the University of Exeter Teaching Fellowship for her contribution to the discipline. In April 2015, Ms Moros was again runner up as Most Supportive Member of Staff in the University of Exeter Students'Guild Teaching Awards. In April 2016, Ms Moros was again runner up as Most Supportive Member of Staff in the University of Exeter Students´Guild Teaching Awards.

Modules taught

Biography

Ms Isabel Moros joined the Department as Language Coordinator for Hispanic Studies in 2001. In 2009, she became Senior Language Coordinator for Hispanic Studies and in 2011, Lecturer (Education and Scholarship). In October 2013, she was promoted to Senior Lecturer (Education and Scholarship).

After graduating from the University of Exeter in 1990 in Hispanic Studies, she completed a TEFL and RSA dip in Teaching Spanish Language obtaining a distinction. Ms Moros worked as a lexicographer on several projects such as: The Oxford Avanzado Spanish-English Dictionary -1st Edition 1996 (Oxford University Press) and The Richmond Spanish-English Student's Dictionary -1st Edition 1996 Santillana, S.A. Madrid (Spain). Prior to joining the Department, Ms Moros worked at other institutions including the University of Bristol and the Open University. During her time with the Open University she created strong links with this institution and taught as Associate Lecturer in all their modules and acted as external oral examiner for several years. She has been an External Examiner for Cardiff University for their programme on BSc Economies with a European Language amongst others and she is  currently also External Examiner for the University of Bath in their programme of International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish).

Ms Moros has a very extensive experience in teaching Spanish language for general and specific purposes, including module options in Commercial Spanish. She has coordinated the language module provision in Hispanic Studies since 2001. In September 2012, she was awarded a ASPIRE Senior Fellowship and in January 2013 received the Senior Fellowship award from the Higher Education Academy (HEA). During the academic year (2012-2013), Ms Moros worked closely with colleagues in Education Enhancement as part of their Collaborate project, directed by Ms Liz Dunne and supported by JISC. The aims of the project were to explore and redesign assessment, using it as a means for embedding employability in the curriculum. The experiences shared through Collaborate were recorded by the JISC project and they were used as examples of good practice in the new Education Strategy of the University of Exeter.

In 2014-2015, Ms Moros was awarded the University of Exeter Teaching Fellowship for her commitment to the discipline of Modern Languages and for her innovative approaches to assessment (authentic assessment) used in the delivery of her option modules and the clear connections with employability being embedded in the curriculum. Currently, she is the Academic Employability Officer for the Department of Modern Languages. She is also a Mentor for the ASPIRE Professional Development Programme and has taken part in ASPIRE Award Accreditation Panels for the last few years.