Canterbury Christ Church University, Faculty of Education – England, UK

Partners CVs

Dr Patricia Driscol

lPatricia Driscoll

Patricia Driscoll is a principal lecturer and researcher in the Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. She has worked in the field of languages for over 25 years in primary, secondary and tertiary education. She manages the Primary Language Initial Education Programme for 111 trainee teachers who participate in a bilateral exchange with trainee teachers from France, Germany, Spain and Italy for one month where they attend the university and engage in a school-based experience.

Her current research activities include a national 3 year longitudinal study tracking the development of language provision and achievement in primary schools; a Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Study with primary and secondary schools and a Multi Cultural Study which investigates teacher identity.

David Wheway


David Wheway is a senior lecturer in Education in the Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has worked in primary education since 1977, and was for many years an advisor for primary music in and around central England. During that time he supported generalist music teachers (that is – teachers with no formal music education background) – in ways to support music learning with their children. He produced support materials in this field including ways that music could support learning in other areas of the curriculum.

David works on the primary BA programme, supporting music, history and professional studies. He also supports work on the Post Graduate programmes at Christ Church University.

Vikki Schulze

Vikki Schulze

Vikki Schulze is a senior lecturer in Primary Education (languages) at Canterbury Christ Church University, teaching across both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. She has taught in primary schools in Kent since 1995 as Primary Language, Music and Geography subject leader. She now leads the full-time PGCE primary language enhanced course and is responsible for developing and maintaining links with German partner institutions. Her role involves preparing future teachers to teach languages and providing opportunities for both German and English trainee teachers to experience the cultural and linguistic benefits of teaching in an international setting. Her current research interest is CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) where she is investigating the impact of an intervention upon participant motivation.