August 28, 2018

YERUN RMA 2018 – Meet Nathaly Gonzalez

From Autonomous University of Barcelona –> To University of Essex

During the YERUN Research Mobility week I presented my data and I got useful insights from a different perspective which added to my research findings. I was also inspired by other’s work and ways of approaching data.  However, the most salient gaining, for me, was that the researcher host highlighted the relevance of my work and foresaw a future line of research that is worth applying for an international research grant. Hence, my research on very young children’s interaction in instructional spaces has significantly change from a research project to a research line.

The research week served me to shed light on my future as a researcher. I was inspired and given a great research line for the future. It was a week in which I not only learnt from the exchange and the connection with another research team but in which I managed to charge batteries and feel my research was relevant. It has been a great week for my professional development as a young researcher in which I have been inspired in personal and work-related aspects.

Nathaly Gonzalez-Acevedo is an assistant professor and Ph.D. candidate at the UAB. Her research focuses on different aspects of teaching and learning of English as a Foreign Language, EFL, especially in very young learners. The researcher is interested in very young learners’ agency and participation framework during autonomous language learning tasks with the use of iPads. The researcher is part of the consolidated research group GREIP at the UAB and her Thesis is part of the public financed project KONECT. As part of the research group and her thesis research framework she is interested in multimodal analysis of video data.

Nathaly González was awarded one of the 26 Research Mobility Awards of the 1st call for applications that YERUN offered in 2018.

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