Natalia Collings, Ph.D.
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Address: EHS 469
Areas of Research
- Cultural historical theory originated by Lev Vygotsky in its historical and contemporary interpertations, and its implications for informing and teaching educational psychology;
- Dialogic framework developed by Mikhail Bakhtin and its implications for teaching, learning and research;
- Qualitative research in ethnographic tradition primarily focused on studying professional becoming of teacher education candidates.
Areas of Teaching
- Educational Assessment
- Edcuational Technology
Selected Presentation and Publications
- Collings, N.Y. (2012) Наследие Л. С. Выготского как одно из ключеных составляющих историко- педагогических курсов в США: содержание и значение, особенности интерпретаций и работа над развтием вклада в зарубежную и отечественную педагогику. [Vygotsky’s legacy as a key component of courses in theory and history of pedagogy in the United State of America: its scope and significance, particularities of interpretation, and the work on increasing its contribution to the science of pedagogy.] In M. V. Boguslavsky & S. V. Kulikova (Eds.), Professional Higher Education Courses in History and Theory of Pedagogy: Contents and Contemporary Methods. Collections of Manuscripts Dedicated to the XXIX National Conference of the Russian Academy of Education’s Institute of Theory and History of Pedagogy (pp. 150-155). Volgograd, Russia: Peremena.
- Collings, N (2012). International Dialogue of Pre-Service Students Mediated by Technology. A presentation at 2012 Great Lakes Conference on Teaching and Learning, Mount Pleasant, Michigan.
- Collings, N (2011). Cognitive Tools of Social Responsibility: Results from A Case Study of American Teachers’ International Experiences. A presentation at 2011 Lilly Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Traverse City, Michigan.
- Collings, N (2011). Student Culture of Learning in the Age of Uncertainty. A presentation at 2011 Great Lakes Conference on Teaching and Learning held on Central Michigan University Campus in May of 2011.
- Collings, N (2010). Can We Help College Students Make Better Use of Their Coursework by Understanding How it is Positioned in Their Culture and Language? Prelimenary findings of original research presented at 2010 Lilly Conference on College Teaching and Learning held in Traverse City, Michigan.
- Collings, N. (2007). Cultural learning in the absence of culture? A study of how students learn language and culture in a tertiary classroom. In D. Palfreyman & D. McBride (Eds.), Learning and teaching across cultures in higher education. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Collings, N (2007). Foreign Language in a Dialogue and Monologue with Culture. A Case Study of one Foreign Language Classroom from Bakhtinian and Vygotskian Perspectives. VDM Verlag Dr. Muller.
- Englert, C., Zhao, Y., Dunsmore, K., Collings, N., & Wolbers, K. (2007). Scaffolding the writing of students with disabilities through procedural facilitation: using an internet-based technology to improve performance. Learning Disability Quarterly, 30 (1), pp. 9-29.