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Dr. Daniel Becker

Senior Lecturer and Post-Doc Researcher

Daniel Becker studied English, History and Educational Studies at the University of Koblenz-Landau. After graduating in 2011, he started his practical teacher training at the Studienseminar Trier, where he obtained his Second State Exam. In 2013, he moved to Wuppertal to work on his PhD-project in literary studies (Title: On the Thresholds of Memory – National History and Liminal Memory Practices in Contemporary Irish Poetry), which he recently defended and completed. Since October 2018, Daniel Becker works as a TEFL-lecturer at the University of Münster. His research interests include teaching literature and culture, inter/transcultural learning, multiliteracies and digital media.

 

Contact

Johannisstraße 12-20, Room ES 310
48143 Münster

Office hours: appointment via email

Phone: +49 251 83-24648

Mail: daniel.becker


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© Teacher Development Academic Journal

Out now!

Becker, D., Ludwig, C., and Summer, T. (2022). Taboos in ELT through the lens of critical pedagogy: A short Introduction. Teacher Development Academic Journal 2(2), 9-16.

Abstract:
Taboo topics are still taboo in English language education research. While the discipline has significantly broadened its academic spectrum over the past few years, by more prominently reaching into realms such as global education, digital learning, and ecocriticism, there are hardly any studies which explore the notion of taboos and their relevance for language learning and cultural participation. Yet, we believe that, despite their difficult nature, taboo topics should be explored in English language education and with this special issue we advocate for discussing different taboos in the ELT context, using the overarching perspective of critical pedagogy.
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New Publication

Out Now! - Videospiele im Fremdsprachenunterricht

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Becker, Daniel (2021): Videospiele im Fremdsprachenunterricht. Tübingen: Narr.

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Description (German):

Videospiele sind nicht nur äußerst beliebt bei Jugendlichen, sondern weisen auch vielseitige Potentiale für das Fremdsprachenlernen auf. Doch wie genau kann man diese Potentiale praktisch umsetzen und im Fremdsprachenunterricht nutzen? Das vorliegende Buch möchte Antworten auf diese in der Fremdsprachenforschung bisher vernachlässigte Frage bieten.

  • List of Publications

    Monographs

    Becker, Daniel (2021). Videospiele im Fremdsprachenunterricht. Tübingen: Narr.

    Becker, Daniel (2021). On the Threshold of Memory: National History and Liminal Remembrance in Contemporary Irish Poetry. Trier: wvt. [Dissertation]

    Edited Volumes

    Becker, D., Ludwig, C. & Summer, T. (2022). Taboo(ed) Issues in ELT in the Light of Critical Pedagogy. Special Issue of Teacher Development Academic Journal 2(2).

    Becker, D. & Matz, F. (Eds.). (2022). Focus on Video Games and English Language Education/ Designing Hybrid Learning Spaces. Anglistik,  Vol. 33 (1), Winter. Open access

    Articles
    Peer-Reviewed

    Becker, Daniel (2022). Hashtags and Environmental Literacy in the EFL Classroom. In: Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik.

    Becker, Daniel (2021). All the Monoliths Are Fluid Now: Using Metaphor Analysis to Facilitate Student Teachers' Understanding of Transculturality. In: Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies 32(3): 227-242.

    Becker, Daniel (2021). Let's (Not) Address the Monster: Zum Thema der Depression im Englischunterricht. In: Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 46(2): 139-157.

    Gießler, Ralf, Becker, Daniel & Schledjewski, Janine (2020). Aufgabenentwicklung und projektbasiertes Studieren an der Schnittstelle von Erzählforschung, Fremdsprachen- und Mediendidaktik. In: Herausforderung Lehrer_innenbildung Zeitschrift 3(2). https://doi.org/10.4119/hlz-2517.  Open access

    Becker, Daniel (2019). The Digital Citizen 2.0 – Re-Negotiating Issues of Digital Citizenship Education. In: Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 44(2): 167-193.

    Gießler, Ralf, Becker, Daniel & Schledjewski, Janine (2019). Cognitive apprenticeship as a tool for materials development in an EFL teacher education project. In: Proceedings of the HEAd Conference 2019. Open access

    Becker, Daniel (2018). 14 Lines of Memory: The Sonnet as Memory Genre in Iggy McGovern’s Poetry. In: Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 42(2): 101-124.

    Becker, Daniel (2018). The Debris of History: On Waste and The Past in Irish Celtic Tiger Poetry. In: Etudes Irlandaises 43(2): 93-109.

    Further Articles

    Becker, Daniel (2022). On the Use of Commercial Video Games in the EFL Classroom in Northrhine-Westphalia - An Empirical Perspective. In: Daniel Becker und Frauke Matz (Eds.). Video Games and English Language Education/ Designing Hybrid Learning Spaces. Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies 33(1): 59-76.

    Becker, Daniel, Ludwig, Christian und Summer, Theresa (2022). Taboos in ELT through the Lens of Critical Pedagogy: A Short Introduction. In: Teacher Development Academic Journal 2(2): 9-16. Open access

    Becker, Daniel & Matz, Frauke (2022). Introduction. In: Daniel Becker und Frauke Matz (Eds.). Anglistik - International Journal of English Studies: Focus on Video Games and English Language Education/ Designing Hybrid Learning Spaces, 33(1). Heidelberg: Winter, 7-14. 

    Becker, Daniel & Marxl, Anika (2022). Videospiele im Englischunterricht – Ein kurzer Leitfaden. In: Schulwelt NRW 5(22), 8-10.

    Marius Ritter, Stannard, Michelle & Becker, Daniel (2021). No Way to Win: Exploring Video Games as a Form of Black Lives Matter Protest. In: Der fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch 173: 20-25. [Choice of the video game,  design of the task, textualisation of parts]

    Becker, Daniel (2021). “You, Me, and the Black Dog: Im Englischunterricht Bewusstsein für das Thema Depression entwickeln.” In: Praxis Englisch 2: 34-38.

    Becker, Daniel & Matz, Frauke (2021). “Science and Visions of the Future: Lösungen und didaktischer Kommentar” In: Green Line Oberstufe Lehrerband. Stuttgart Klett, 250-265.

    Becker, Daniel & Matz, Frauke (2021). “Science and Visions of the Future.” In: Green Line Oberstufe Schülerbuch. Stuttgart: Klett, 210-230.

    Becker, Daniel (2021). Let’s Explore Nigerian Cities – Reading ‘Lagos’ by Isaac Umunna. In: Philipp Siepmann and Frauke Matz (Eds.). Abibox: Voices from the African Continent: Focus on Nigeria. Hannover: Brinkmann, 80-83.

    Becker, Daniel (2021). Performing a Nation – 'I am a Nigerian' by Nkiru Asika. In: Philipp Siepmann and Frauke Matz (Eds.). Abibox: Vocies from the African Continent: Focus on Nigeria. Hannover: Brinkmann, 76-79.

    Becker, Daniel & Matz, Frauke (2020). Narrative Design – Digitale Formen des Erzählens. In: Maria Eisenmann and Jeanine Steinbock (Eds.). Sprache, Kulturen, Identitäten: Umbrüche durch Digitalisierung. Baltmannsweiler: Schneider, 107-118.

    Becker, Daniel & Matz, Frauke (2020). ‘Your life is still yours to live’: Erzählstrukturen im Videospiel Life is Strange erkennen und beschreiben. In: Der fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch 165: 32-38.

    Becker, Daniel (2020). Here’s a Story for You‘ – Zum Einsatz des YouTube Formates Storytime im Englischunterricht. In: Praxis Fremdsprachenunterricht 2: 8-11.

    Becker, Daniel (2018). You who sleep in silence and without one protest – World War One Commemoration and the ‘Invisible’ Soldier in the Plays of Sydney Tomholt. In: Christian Klein und Franz-Josef Deuters (Eds.). Der Erste Weltkrieg in der Dramatik – deutsche und australische Perspektiven. Stuttgart: Metzler, 171-186.

    Becker, Daniel (2016). Rezension zu Paul A. Cohens History and Popular Memory: The Power of Story in Moments of Crisis. In: Diegesis 5(2): 112-117.

    Becker, Daniel (2015). Übersetzung zu “Fergus and the Druid” von William Butler Yeats. In: Yeats Reborn: A European Translation Project 2014-2015. Leuven: Peeters, 38-39.

    Becker, Daniel (2015). Relevance and Narrative (Research) – An International Symposium. Konferenz Bericht. In: Diegesis 4(1): 141-145.

    Becker, Daniel (2013). Rezension zu Hans-Peter Wagners William Hogarth: Das graphische Werk. In: Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 38(2): 242-246.

    Becker, Daniel (2013). Rezension zu Mario Klarers The Visual Culture of Modernism. In: Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies 24(1): 216-217.

    Becker, Daniel (2012). Projecting the Peace Process: Kinofime der 1990er- und 2000er Jahre über Nordirland. Konferenz Bericht. In: Berichte 2012. Internationales Begegnungszentrum der Wissenschaft München e.V. München: Bavaria, 10-13.

    Becker, Daniel (2012). Translation of ‚Unter den Linden‘ of Albert Wachtel. In: Eine deutsche Geschichte: Anthologie. Berlin: EPLA, 13-35.

    Becker, Daniel (2011). Rezension zu Hans-Peter Wagners A History of British, Irish and American Literature. In: Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 4: 316-318.

    Forthcoming/ Accepted

    Becker, Daniel, Eisenmann, Maria, Krüger, Nadine, Ludwig, Christian & Summer, Theresa (Eds.) (forthcoming 2023). Mental Health in English Language Teaching. Tübingen: Narr. [SELT-Series of Prof. Dr. Engelbert Thaler].

    Matz, Frauke & Becker, Daniel (forthcoming 2023). Rethinking Cultural Learning in Light of ‘Response-Abilities’: Shifting Language Education ‘onto a sustainable and resilient path’. In: Carmen M. Amerstorfer und Max von Blanckenburg (Eds.) Activating and Engaging EFL Learners and Teachers. Tübingen: Narr.

    Becker, Daniel (forthcoming 2022). Taboos, Texts, and Cultural Learning in English Language Education. In: Christian Ludwig und Theresa Summer (Eds.). Taboos and Challenging Topics in Foreign Language Education: Critical language pedagogy in Theory, Research, and Practice. London: Routledge.

    Becker, Daniel & Gießler, Ralf (forthcoming 2022). #hashtagsareforlearning - Hashtags as Digital Texts and their Affordances in the EFL Classroom. In: Saskia Kersten und Christian Ludwig (Eds.). Born-Digital Texts in Language Learning and Teaching. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

    Becker, Daniel (forthcoming 2022). Rezension zu Sambanis, Michaela / Walter, Maik (2022): Make it work! Interaktive Impulse zum Sprachenlernen: Von neusten Befunden der Neurowissenschaft zu konkreten Unterrichtsimpulsen. In: Beiträge zur Fremdsprachenforschung 66.

  • Talks and Presentations

     

     

    August 2021
    “Guys you won’t believe what happened to me! - Storytime Videos and Narrative Competences in the EFL Classroom”; Conference: ‚This is my story‘ – focus on biographical and autobiographical narratives in the EFL classroom, University of Zürich
    July 2021
    “Video Games and English Language Education”; invited guest lecture, University of Münster
    June 2021
    “Let’s Play...in Class? Using Video Games in the EFL Classroom”; Westermann Impulse Webinar
    May 2021
    “Let’s Play...in Class? Using Video Games in the EFL Classroom”; invited guest lecture, University of Bonn

    “#mystory: Hashtags, Narrative and Global Education”; Conference: GAPS 2021, University of Oldenburg
    March 2021
    “Teaching Nigeria - Suggestions and Perspectives”; Workshop: Heriburg Gymnasium Coesfeld
    January 2021
    "Hashtags as digital texts: What is their potential for language education?”; Symposium: Born-Digital Texts in Foreign Language Education, Free University of Berlin
    November 2020
    "Let's (Not) Address the Monster: On the Topic of Depression in the EFL Classroom”; Symposium: Taboo Topics in Foreign Language Education, University of Würzburg
    October 2020
    "Global, Digital, and (Slightly) Scary: New Forms of English Literature in the EFL Classroom”; Workshop: Teachers' Day 2020, University of Saarbrücken
    February 2020

    "New Games in Old Schools? On The Practicality of Video Games in the ELF Classroom”; Symposium: Video Games and Foreign Language Teaching, University of Münster

    “Nigerianische Lyrik unterrichten: (wie) geht das?“. Fortbildung: Teaching Nigeria, University of Münster

    September 2019

    "Die Förderung digitaler narrativer Kompetenz am Beispiel des YouTube Formats Storytime“ (with Frauke Matz); Conference: DGFF Kongress 2019, University of Würzburg

    “Nigerianische Lyrik unterrichten: (wie) geht das?“. Workshop Teaching Nigeria, University of Münster

    June 2019
    “Cognitive Apprenticeship as a Tool for Materials Development in an EFL Teacher Education Project” (with Janine Schledjewski). Conference: 5th International Conference on Higher Education Advances, University of Valencia
    April 2019
    “Zum Einsatz von YouTube-Videos im Englischunterricht“ (with Ralf Gießler and Janine Schledjewski). Workshop, Studienseminar Kaiserslautern
    March 2019
    “The Digital Citizen 2.0 – Reconsidering Issues of Digital Citizenship and Personal Identity with the Help of Dave Eggers’ The Circle”. Conference: Educating the Global Citizen: International Perspectives on Foreign Language Teaching in the Digital Age, University of Munich
    September 2018
    “Didaktische Kompetenzen von Studierenden entwickeln – Narrative der Populärkultur verstehen: Ein Projekt zur Förderung der Kohärenz im Anglistikstudium“ (with Ralf Gießler and Janine Schledjewski). Conference: Vielfalt und Kohärenz in der Lehrerbildung, University of Wuppertal
    December 2017

    “The Narratives of Popular Culture: Text- und Medienkompetenz mit popkulturellen Medien entwickeln“ (Keynote; with Ralf Gießler). Symposium: Sprachenwerkstatt NRW 2017, University of Duisburg

    “Experience, Knowledge and Remembering World War One in the Plays of Sydney Tomholt and Alan Seymour“. Conference: Der Erste Weltkrieg in der Dramatik: deutsche und australische Perspektiven, University of Wuppertal

    September 2017
    “Ich erzähle also bin ich“ (with Ralf Gießler). Ü-55 Forschertage, University of Wuppertal
    April 2017
    “New Formats on YouTube“. 2. Workshop für Lehrer und Lehrerinnen, University of Wuppertal
    March 2017
    “Using Media Literacy as a Tool to Analyse Narrative Identities“ (with Janine Schledjewski and Ralf Gießler). Conference: Media Literacy in Foreign Language Education: Digital and Multimodal Perspectives, University of Munich
    October 2016
    “Das Potential der Narratologie für die Sachanalyse“. Workshop für Lehrer und Lehrerinnen, University of Wuppertal
    June 2015
    “Metaphors of History in Contemporary Irish Poetry“. Conference: EFACIS 2015, University of Palermo
    April 2015
    “14 Lines of Memory: The Sonnet as Memory Genre in Iggy McGovern’s Poetry“. Conference: Irish Studies and the Dynamics of Memory, University of Nijmegen
    January 2015
    “Outside History: Representations of Irish History in Contemporary Irish Poetry“. Workshop: Irish Studies Workshop, University of Wuppertal
    June 2014
    “Pop and Narration: A Survey of Recent Academic Trends“. Conference: Pop-Narratology? Social, Cultural and Historical Aspects of Popular Narratives, University of Wuppertal
    July 2013
    “Celtic Tiger Ireland and the Aesthetics of Mundane Urban Lifestyle in the Poetry of Paul Durcan and Rita Ann Higgins “. Conference: IASIL 2013, Queens University Belfast
    May 2013
    “Narrativity and the Reconceptualisation of the Lyric Genre in a Post-Classical Age“. Conference: Post-Classical Narratology, University of Wuppertal
    October 2010
    “A Question of Belonging: Irish Identity in the poetry of Seamus Heaney”. Conference: NEICN 2010, University of Sunderland