In her work as a language teacher, Dorien brings together insights from research and professional practice and bring these insights across to her students. She believes language development and multilingualism are important themes that should receive more explicit attention in education.
Due to our increasingly diverse society, multilingualism plays an important role in education. These current developments require language-aware professionals. Within the (research) projects that Dorien supervises, she strives to inspire both professionals and PABO students to teach in a language-aware ways.
"Conceptual knowledge developed in one language helps to make input in the other language comprehensible."
- Effective reading instruction
- Practice-based research