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Durham University

School of Education

Staff Profile

Dr Tinghe Jin

Assistant Professor (Research) in the School of Education

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Tinghe Jin joined Durham University School of Education as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow. She was a Chinese language teacher for four years in China after she obtained her first degree in Chinese language and literature. She pursued her MA in International Education at the University of Leicester and completed her Ph.D. as a Centenary Scholar at UCL Institute of Education. Her research specialises in intercultural education, specifically in relation to the teaching and learning of Chinese. She has published several articles and book chapters on Chinese language education and teachers’ professional development, and has co-edited books and a journal special issue which address issues and developments in Chinese educational research.

Information for prospective doctoral research student supervisions

Tinghe would be pleased to hear from potential students with research interests relating to intercultural and international education; intercultural communication; language learning and teaching, particularly the teaching and learning of Chinese; teachers’ professional development; higher education studies; history of education; interdisciplinary research, in relation to education, history, international development and health and wellbeing.

Indicators of Esteem

  • Book Series editorship:

    Dervin, F. and Jin, T. (eds) Encounters between East and West. London:

  • Guest editorship:

    Cowan, S. and Jin, T. (eds) (2014) New Directions in Chinese Education Research.A special issue of the Journal of London Review of Education, Volume 12, No.1.

  • Invited peer reviewer:

    British Journal of Educational Studies; Language and Intercultural Communication; The Language Learning Journal; International Journal of Bias, Identity and Diversities in Education (IJBIDE); London Review of Education.

  • Member: British Educational Research Association (BERA)
  • Member: The British Association for Applied linguistics (BAAL)
  • President and Founder: Chinese Educational Research Association in the UK (CERA).

Research Interests

  • Intercultural and International Education
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Language Learning and Teaching, particularly the Teaching and Learning of Chinese
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Higher Education Studies
  • History of Education
  • Qualitative Research Methods, Mixed Methods
  • Interdisciplinary research, in relation to Education, History, International Development and Health and Wellbeing

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