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Ricardo Römhild

Research Assistant, Lecturer, PhD Student

Ricardo Römhild completed his studies of English, Geography, and Educational Studies at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena in 2015. He then worked as a Fulbright German Teaching Assistant at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA, before starting his in-service teacher education program at Studienseminar Koblenz, Germany. After finishing the program and gaining the second state exam, he worked as a teacher for German as a Second Language at Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium, Neuwied, Germany. He joined the English Language Education team at WWU Münster in October 2018 and has since been working on his PhD project. His research interests include cultural learning & global (citizenship) education, language education for sustainable development, teaching and learning with media & (documentary) film as well as Global Englishes Language Teaching.

 

Contact

Johannisstraße 12-20, Room ES 225
48143 Münster

Phone: +49 251 83-25627

Mail: ricardo.roemhild

  • Research interests

    • cultural learning & global citizenship education
    • language education for sustainable development
    • teaching and learning with media and (documentary) film
    • global Englishes in ELT
  • CV

    2018 - present

    PhD Student (Dissertation project: Documentaries for a Change – Cultivating Global Citizenship Education through Eco-Documentaries in the English Language Classroom; Prof. Dr. F. Matz, University of Münster; Prof. Dr. Laurenz Volkmann, FSU Jena), Research Assistant, Lecturer at Chair of English Language Education, English Department, University of Münster

    • 05/2022 – Visiting Researcher and Lecturer at English Department, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
    • 08/2021 - 12/2021 – Research Fellow at College of Education, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA
    2018
    Teacher for German as a Second Language, Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium Neuwied
    2016 - 2018
    Teacher Trainee for English, Geography, and CLIL; Second State Exam; Studienseminar Koblenz / Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium Neuwied
    2015 - 2016
    Fulbright German Teaching Assistant; Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA, USA
    2010 - 2015
    Student of English/American Studies, Geography, and Educational Studies; First State Exam [M.Ed.]; Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
     
  • Presentations, Guest Lectures, Workshops

    Presentations

    05/2022 "Courage, Defiance, and Resistance: (Non-)Fictional YA Activist Texts in English Language Education". Reading Young Adult (YA) Literature in the EFL Classroom and Beyond; WWU Münster [with Frauke Matz]
    02/2022 "English Language Education for Socio-Environmental Justice". Taking Action! Conference on Social Justice in Language Classrooms and Teacher Education; TU Dortmund
    11/2021 "'Our beloved humanity' – Children's Rights Education through Antiracist YA Literature". Rassismuskritischer Fremdsprachenunterricht. Aktuelle Perspektiven und Herausforderungen, Friedrich Schiller University Jena [with Frauke Matz]
    09/2021

    "Critical Discourse Competence – Examining a Central Goal of Foreign Language Education". 29th Congress of DGFF, University of Duisburg-Essen [with Anika Marxl]

    "Target Country, Target Culture. Rethinking Cultural Learning in English Language Education". 29th Congress of DGFF, University of Duisburg-Essen [with William Gaudelli]

    “Stop Teaching Them to Think Like Nation States. A Critical Perspective on the Status Quo of Cultural Learning in German EFL Classrooms.“ Annual Conference of the German Association for English Studies, University of Passau [with William Gaudelli]

    08/2021

    "Attention to diversity in German CLIL classrooms: Multi-perspective research on students’ and teachers’ perceptions of diversity-sensitive teaching practices". Symposium: CLIL for all? Catering to diversity in bilingual education at AILA 2021 – World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Groningen, the Netherlands, online. [with Frauke Matz, Philipp Siepmann & Dominik Rumlich]

    "Gained in Translation: A Reflection on Transnational Comparative Research in Foreign Language Education in the ADiBE Project". Symposium: CLIL for all? Catering to diversity in bilingual education at AILA 2021 – World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Groningen, the Netherlands, online. [with Helen Heaney, Frauke Matz & Philipp Siepmann]

    06/2021 ADiBE Video Guides. Vortrag im Rahmen der SIOE 3rd Biannual Conference CLIL 2021: The ADiBE Project. Addressing Diversity in Bilingual Education. Sheffield Hallam University, online. [with Frauke Matz, Dominik Rumlich, Philipp Siepmann & in cooperation with Christiane Dalton-Puffer, Ute Smith & Lena Katzinger]
    04/2021 Panelist at Book Launching Event "Charting an SDG 4.7 roadmap for radical, transformative change in the midst of climate breakdown“. vCIES 2021, 65th Annual Meeting: Social Responsibility within Changing Contexts
    03/2021 "CLIL for all? Bericht aus dem internationalen ADiBE-Projekt zur Differenzierung im bilingualen Unterricht"[Reporting on the International ADiBE Project on Diversity in Bilingual Education]. Bilingual AG NRW Spring Conference [with Philipp Siepmann]
    01/2021 "A Film Studies Perspective on Documentaries". Hotspots in Literary/Cultural Studies, Book Studies and Linguistics, WWU Münster, Germany
    06/2019 "'Immigrants, We Get The Job Done' - Cultural Learning through Hamilton“. 66th Annual Meeting of the German Association for American Studies: U.S. American Culture as Popular Culture, University Hamburg
    03/2019

    "Documentaries(,) for a Change? - Cultivating Global Citizenship Education through Eco-Documentaries." International Conference Educating the Global Citizen - International Perspectives on Foreign Language Teaching in the Digital Age, LMU Munich

    [Poster with Anika Marxl] "Reading Websites Critically - A Guide towards Global Digital Citizenship." International Conference Educating the Global Citizen - International Perspectives on Foreign Language Teaching in the Digital Age, LMU Munich; winner of conference poster prize

    "Documentaries (,) for a Change? - Der Einsatz von eco-documentaries als Beitrag zur Global Citizenship Education" [Employing eco-documentaries for Fostering Global Citizenship Education]. DGFF Youth Conference, University Gießen

    02/2019 "How (Not) To Create Empathy - A Critical Look at the Depiction of Environmental Injustice in Before the Flood". Workshop Teaching for Environmental Justice: Environmental Education and the EFL Classroom, University Würzburg, Germany
    01/2018 "Documentaries(,) for a Change?“. Hotspots in Literary / Cultural Studies, Book Studies and Linguistics, WWU Münster, Germany
    10/2018 "The Didactical Potential of Eco-Documentaries“. International Conference: Cultivating Sustainability – Education and the Environmental Humanities, University of Cologne, Germany
    03/2016 "Overcoming the Mental Wall - Heritage of German Partition“. Guest Speaker Scholars Program, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA, USA
    12/2015 "Optimal Use of Communicative Approaches in Foreign Language Teaching“. US Department of State Fulbright Mid-Year Conference, Washington, D.C., USA

     

    Guest Lectures

    05/2022 "'Our Beloved Humanity' – Children's Rights Education through Anti-Racist Young Adult Literature". Guest Lecture Series Current Issues in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language, University Bonn
    06/2021

    "Ecology and Documentary". Climate Crisis: Teaching Fiction and Philosophy at the End of the World, FSU Jena / Georgia College

    "Moving Pictures – Experiencing Eco-Documentaries". Teaching English with Film, FSU Jena

    01/2021 “Exploring Nigeria in 360° – Education for Sustainable Development through Digital Documentaries in the EFL Classroom“. Guest Lecture Series Current Issues in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language, University Bonn

     

    Workshops

    11/2021 "'Our beloved humanity' – Children's Rights Education through Antiracist Young Adult Literature". Rassismuskritischer Fremdsprachenunterricht. Aktuelle Perspektiven und Herausforderungen, FSU Jena [with Frauke Matz]
    10/2021 "Exploring the World in 360° – Education for Sustainable Development Through Digital Documentaries in the English Language Classroom". Landessprachentag (FMF Niedersachsen)
    03/2021 "Sprachmittlung im Abitur“. Spotlights in Foreign Language Education, WWU Münster [with Anika Marxl]

    "Nigeria im Abitur“. Spotlights in Foreign Language Education, WWU Münster [with Philipp Siepmann]

    “Nigeria im Abitur - Perspectives & Suggestions“. Städtisches Heribert Gymnasium Coesfeld [with Daniel Becker]

    02/2020 “Nigeria on Screen - Exploring Nigeria through Documentaries“. Learning with Nigeria, WWU Münster

     

  • Publications

    Articles

    - Römhild, R. (2022): "Agency, Interactivity, Participation – Creating Hybrid Learning Spaces with Interactive Documentaries". In: Becker, D. & Matz, F. (Hrsg.). Video Games and English Language Education / Designing Hybrid Learning Spaces. Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies 33.1. Heidelberg, Winter, 223-239. https://doi.org/10.33675/ANGL/2022/1/17

    - Römhild, R. (2021):“Climate-Change as Quality Education.“ In: Bartosch, R. (Ed.): Cultivating Sustainability in Language and Literature Pedagogy. Steps to an Educational Ecology. London & New York: Routledge, 13-26. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429328985

    - Roemhild, R. & Gaudelli, W. (2021): “Climate-Change as Quality Education. Global Citizenship Education as a Pathway to Meaningful Change.“ In: Iyengar, R. & Kwauk, C. (Eds.): Curriculum and Learning for Climate Action: Toward an SDG 4.7 Roadmap for Systems Change. UNESCO-IBE Book Series. Leiden: Brill, 104-119. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004471818_007

    - Römhild, R. & Matz, F. (2021): "Cultural Learning for and through Global Englishes". In: Callies, M. / Hehner, S. / Meer, P. / Westphal, M. (Eds.): Glocalising Teaching English as an International Language: New perspectives for teaching and teacher education in Germany. New York: Routledge, 139-157. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003090106

    - Siepmann, P., Rumlich, D., Matz, F. & Römhild, R. (2021): “Attention to diversity in German CLIL classrooms: multi-perspective research on students’ and teachers’ perceptions“. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. https://doi.org/10.1080/13670050.2021.1981821

     

    Teaching Practice

    - Römhild, R. & Matz, F. (2021) (eds.): Der Fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch (FUE): Black Lives Matter (173).

    - Römhild, R. (2021): Methode im Fokus: Einen Zeitstrahl verlebendigen. In: FUE: Black Lives Matter (173), 8-12.

    - Römhild, R. & Matz, F. (2021): This is not a moment, it’s a movement - Kritische Diskursfähigkeit am Thema Black Lives Matter fördern. In: FUE: Black Lives Matter (173), 2-7.

    - Matz, F. & Römhild, R. (2021): A letter to my future self. Video-Performances zu Umweltproblemen Impulse für persönliche Reflexionen entnehmen. In: Englisch 5-10 (03/55), 12-15.

    - Römhild, R. (2021): "Experience, interact, immerse yourself! 360°-Filme zu sustainable development-Fragen in Nigeria reflektieren." In: Der Fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch 169 [Documentaries], 33-39.

    - Römhild, R. (2021): "The growing giant - describing and explaining the demographic development of Nigeria." In: Siepmann, P. & Matz, F. (Eds.): AbiBox - Voices from the African continent: Focus on Nigeria. Hannover: Brinkmann Meyhöfer, 24-31.

    - Marxl, A. & Römhild, R. (2021): "An oil spill disaster - a mediation tutorial." In: Siepmann, P. & Matz, F. (Eds.): AbiBox - Voices from the African continent: Focus on Nigeria. Hannover: Brinkmann Meyhöfer, 44-60.

    - Römhild, R. (2020): "#FridaysForFun. Den eigenen Standpunkt in einem Interview zum Fridays for Future-Streik vertreten.“ In: Englisch 5-10, 49, 20-23.

    - Römhild, R. (2020): "Cue Cards: Good Morning, Good Night.“ In: Englisch 5-10, 49.

    - Römhild, R. (2020): "Just Food: Coping with the Crisis. Exploring Nigeria through a 360° i-Documentary.“ In: Englisch betrifft uns, 2/2020, 21-25.

    - Marxl, A. & Römhild, R. (2020): "'The Deniers‘? - Reading Websites Critically: www.beforetheflood.com.“ In: Englisch betrifft uns, 1/2020, 21-25.

    - Römhild, R. (2019): "#fakenews. Information Flow in the Virtual Universe" In: Englisch betrifft uns, 6/2019, 21-25.

    - Römhild, R. (2019): "Picking up Rocks'" In: Englisch betrifft uns, 5/2019, 7-12.

    - Römhild, R. (2019): "Changing Perspectives. From husband to wife in M. Bail's 'The Drover's Wife'" In: Englisch betrifft uns, 4/2019, 7-12.

    - Ernst, J. & Römhild, R. (2019): "Getting to Know a Human Rights Activist: Rosa Parks. From Adolescence to Adulthood" In: Englisch betrifft uns, 3/2019, 1-6.

    - Römhild, R. (2019): "The $20 Bill Debate. Forming an opinion based on internet research" In: Englisch betrifft uns, 3/2019, 21-25.

     

    Forthcoming

    - König, L., Römhild, R. & Schildhauer, P. (eds.) (in preparation, forthcoming, 2023): Der Fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch (FUE): Global Englishes [working title] (183).

    - König, L., Reckermann, J., Römhild, R. & Schildhauer, P. (in preparation, forthcoming, 2023): "Global Englishes Language Teaching: Language Variation in Cultural Contexts". In: FUE: Global Englishes (183).

    - Marxl, A. & Römhild, R. (forthcoming, 2022): “Kritische fremdsprachliche Diskursfähigkeit – Ein Beitrag zur Standortbestimmung und -erweiterung eines Kernziels fremdsprachlicher Bildung“. In: Wilden, E., Alfes, L., Cantone-Altintas, K., Cikrikci, S. & Reimann, D. (Hrsg.). Standortbestimmungen. 29. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung in Essen. 22.-24. September 2021. Kongressband. Reihe Beiträge zur Fremdsprachenforschung. WBV.

    - Marxl, A. & Römhild, R. (forthcoming 2022): “To Mediate Language is to Mediate Culture: The Role of Inter– and Transcultural Learning in Mediation.“ In: Matz, F. (Hrsg.): Mediation in Language Teaching and Classroom Practice. Stuttgart: Narr Verlag.

    - Marxl, A. & Römhild, R. (forthcoming, 2023): "Kritische Diskursfähigkeit im Fremdsprachenunterricht – Ein Beitrag zur Ausdifferenzierung eines Leitkonzepts schulischer Bildung". In: Fremdsprachen Lehren Und Lernen (FLuL) 52/1.

    - Matz, F., Becker, D., Marxl, A., Römhild, R. & Siepmann, P. (eds.) (forthcoming, 2023): Rethinking Cultural Learning in Foreign Language Education. The Inevitable Shift from the Intercultural Paradigm to Cosmopolitan Citizenship and Human Rights Education. Trier: WVT.

    - Reckermann, J. & Römhild, R. (forthcoming, 2022): “Observation Research – Systematische Beobachtung als praxisnahe Empirie im Praxissemester Anglistik.“ In: Busker, M., Peuker, B. & Winkel, J. (Hrsg.). Forschendes Lernen in der fach- und fachrichtungsbezogenen, universitären Lehrkräftebildung.

    - Römhild, R. (forthcoming, 2022): “Nigeria on Screen. Teaching and Learning with Documentaries in the Digital Age.“ In: Matz, F., Stein, M., & K. Stierstorfer (Hrsg.). Reading Nigeria. Learning with Nigerian Literature in the EFL Classroom. Stuttgart: Narr Verlag.

    - Römhild, R. & Gaudelli, W. (forthcoming, 2022): “Target Country, Target Culture – Rethinking Cultural Learning in Language Education for Sustainable Development“. In: Bartosch, R. & Ludwig, C. (Hrsg.): English for Sustainability. Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies 33.2. Heidelberg, Winter.

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