Position/s

Lecturer, Languages Education
Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law

Biography

I am an experienced teacher and researcher in languages education, working across all languages in the areas of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. I have particular expertise in the teaching and learning of Indonesian and Indonesian language education. My recent research activities relate to intercultural language pedagogies, assessment of student achievement in school language programs, languages curriculum design and implementation, and exploring language and culture in training health professionals in overseas contexts.

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of South Australia
Masters of Education, Languages Education Specialisation, University of South Australia
Graduate Certificate in Languages Education, University of South Australia
Graduate Diploma of Education, University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Adelaide

Honours, awards and grants

APA Scholarship
ECR Program 2011 (UniSA)

Key responsibilities

I teach in the following Topics:
Curriculum Specialisation: Languages in the Middle Years
Curriculum Specialisation: Languages in the Senior Years

Teaching interests

Languages and Cultures Education
Pedagogy and mediation
Curriculum and assessment design
Indonesian language education

Research expertise

  • Applied linguistics
  • Curriculum and pedagogy

Research interests

Languages and Cultures Education, particularly intercultural language teaching and learning
Pedagogy and mediation
Curriculum and assessment design
Indonesian language education
Languages policy and program implementation

Supervisory interests

  • Applied linguistics
  • English language teaching in international contexts
  • Indonesian language education
  • Intercultural language teaching and learning
  • Languages education, curriculum, pedagogy, assessment

RHD research supervision

Completion

Associate supervisor : The role of ICT in English language teaching in Indonesia’ (1) ;

Publications

  • Kohler, M.I. (2014). The teaching and learning of Indonesian in Australia: issues and prospects. In Murray, N. & Scarino, A., ed. Dynamic Ecologies: A Relational Perspective on Languages Education in the Asia-Pacific Region. New York: Springer, pp. 169-182.
  • Liddicoat, A. and Kohler, M.I. (2012). Teaching Asian Languages from an intercultural perspective: building bridges for and with students of Indonesian. In X Song & K Cadman, ed. Bridging Transcultural Divides Asian Languages and Cultures in Global Higher Education. Adelaide, SA: University of Adelaide Press, pp. 73-99.
    [Web Link]
  • Kohler, M.I. (2010). Intercultural language teaching and learning: policy and practice. In Liddicoat, A.J. & Scarino, A., ed. Languages Education in Australia: problems, prospects and future directions. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 179-192.
    [Web Link]
  • Harbon, L., Fielding, R., Moloney, R., Kohler, M.I., Dashwood, A., Gearon, M., et al. (2012). Longtime passing: language teacher educators' concerns in language teacher education. In J Hajek, C Nettlebeck & A Woods, ed. The Next Step: Introducing the Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities. Sydney, NSW: Office for Learning and Teching. LCNAU Inaugural Colloquium. Melbourne, VIC. Sep 2011, pp. 75-91.
    [Web Link]
  • Kohler, M.I. (2013). Indonesian in the Australian Curriculum: Developing language specific curricula. Babel, 48(2/3) pp. 30-37.
    [Web Link]
  • Kohler, M.I. (2012). How does time-on-task affect the achievement of early and late starters of Indonesian in schools? Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 35(3) pp. 271-289.
    [Web Link]
  • Morgan, A., Kohler, M.I. and Harbon, L. (2011). Developing intercultural language learning textbooks: methodological trends, engaging with the intercultural construct, and personal reflections on the process. Journal of the International Association for Research on Textbooks and Educational Media, 4(1) pp. 20-51.
    [Web Link]
  • Curnow, T.J. and Kohler, M.I. (2007). Languages are important, but that's not why I'm studying one. Babel, 42(2) pp. 20-24.
  • Kohler, M.I., Harbon, L., Fischmann, V., McLaughlin, M. and Liddicoat, A.J. (2006). Quality teaching: Views from the profession. Babel, 40(3) pp. 23-30.
    [Web Link]
  • Kohler, M.I. (2005). Framing culture: how culture is represented in Australian state and territory language curriculum frameworks. Babel, 40(1) pp. 12-17.
    [Web Link]
  • Kohler, M.I. (2003). Developing continuity through long term programming. Babel, 38(2)
  • Kohler, M.I. (2013). Indonesian in the Australian Curriculum: Developing language specific curricula. Babel, 48(2/3) pp. 30-37.
    [Web Link]
  • Kohler, M.I. (2012). How does time-on-task affect the achievement of early and late starters of Indonesian in schools? Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 35(3) pp. 271-289.
    [Web Link]
  • Morgan, A., Kohler, M.I. and Harbon, L. (2011). Developing intercultural language learning textbooks: methodological trends, engaging with the intercultural construct, and personal reflections on the process. Journal of the International Association for Research on Textbooks and Educational Media, 4(1) pp. 20-51.
    [Web Link]
  • Curnow, T.J. and Kohler, M.I. (2007). Languages are important, but that's not why I'm studying one. Babel, 42(2) pp. 20-24.
  • Kohler, M.I., Harbon, L., Fischmann, V., McLaughlin, M. and Liddicoat, A.J. (2006). Quality teaching: Views from the profession. Babel, 40(3) pp. 23-30.
    [Web Link]
  • Kohler, M.I. (2005). Framing culture: how culture is represented in Australian state and territory language curriculum frameworks. Babel, 40(1) pp. 12-17.
    [Web Link]
  • Kohler, M.I. (2003). Developing continuity through long term programming. Babel, 38(2)
  • Kohler, M.I. (2014). The teaching and learning of Indonesian in Australia: issues and prospects. In Murray, N. & Scarino, A., ed. Dynamic Ecologies: A Relational Perspective on Languages Education in the Asia-Pacific Region. New York: Springer, pp. 169-182.
  • Liddicoat, A. and Kohler, M.I. (2012). Teaching Asian Languages from an intercultural perspective: building bridges for and with students of Indonesian. In X Song & K Cadman, ed. Bridging Transcultural Divides Asian Languages and Cultures in Global Higher Education. Adelaide, SA: University of Adelaide Press, pp. 73-99.
    [Web Link]
  • Kohler, M.I. (2010). Intercultural language teaching and learning: policy and practice. In Liddicoat, A.J. & Scarino, A., ed. Languages Education in Australia: problems, prospects and future directions. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 179-192.
    [Web Link]

Professional and community engagement

Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA)

Australian Federation of Modern Languages Teachers' Associations (AFMLTA)

Modern Language Teachers' Association of South Australia (MLTASA)

Indonesian Teachers' Association of South Australia (INTAN)

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Language/Linguistics

Interests

  • Languages Education (Curriculum, Pedagogy, Assessment) Specialist language expertise: Indonesian

Contact

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Phone: +61 8 82013383
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Location: Education Building (5.58)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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