Marnie’s research interest is primary foreign languages. She is particularly interested in the notion of purposeful and creative language learning and enabling children to use language for real communication. Marnie has carried out several research projects alongside other subject tutors and ITE students to investigate the possibilities presented by cross-curricular working and encouraging students to engage in research informed practice and ‘curriculum making’.
She is active within her discipline area both within and outside the University, and is involved in the University’s Centre for Research into Languages (CRiL) as well as Routes into Language.
Marnie is currently studying for her MPhil /PhD. Her thesis title is: Primary MFL: Vision, Policy and Practice. Are we speaking the same language?
Seymour, M and Witt, S (2013) 'We want to be together...engaging in collaborative research' -- presented at DTD day Sept 2013
Seymour and Witt (2013) 'French and Geography Special Subject students 'facing their fears'. A presentation of initial findings. - presented at DTD day June 2013
Seymour M and Witt, S (2014) 'Students as curriculum makers: Navigating journeys into uncertainty' - a presentation at DTD day Sept 2014
Research and consultancy
- Involved in developing student-led action research as part of special subject modules
- Developing CPD for primary teachers