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Ms Sevendy Patchamuthu 

Postgraduate research student

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I studied for my Bachelor degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) specialised in English Literature at the University of Malaya, Malaysia in 2005, and obtained an MA in English Language Teaching (ELT) from the University of Essex, UK in 2011 with a research interest in academic reading in English and critical thinking skills. I have had also attended a short course at the Oxford House College, London and obtained Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) in 2012.

My academic work experience includes several years of teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) to foundation engineering students at technical institutes in Malaysia, and English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) in the UK universities.

I am currently working on my PhD, an interdisciplinary research focusing on academic critical thinking skills for ESAP Engineering, investigating the awareness and understanding of critical thinking skills among students joining the Engineering Foundation Year (EFY) in the UK universities.

 

Research interests

 

My research is focused on critical thinking skills for engineering studies. For this, I am currently working on my research entitled, "Academic Critical Thinking Skills for ESAP Engineering: a research into theory, practice and the development of critical thinking skills within Foundation Engineering programme’, supervised by Mr Chris Sinclair (Faculty of Arts and Humanities), Dr Su White (Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences) and Dr Ying Zeng (Faculty of Arts and Humanities).

The purpose of this research is to investigate the existing theory of Critical Thinking skills and Engineering education and how the current curriculum and class room practice address the expectations and learning needs of Engineering Foundation Year students in terms of their critical skills to prepare them for their undergraduate Engineering programme.

Research blog: http://generic.wordpress.soton.ac.uk/cres/

 

Conference and Seminar Contributions

 

2014-2015

  • Patchamuthu, Sevendy (2015) Critical Thinking Skills for ESAP Engineering: a research into theory, practice and the development of critical thinking skills within Foundation Engineering programme (preliminary study). Leeds Foundation Year Network Conference, 16th – 17th July 2015, University of Leeds, UK (oral presentation)
  • Patchamuthu, Sevendy (2015) Critical Thinking Skills for ESAP Engineering: a research into theory, practice and the development of critical thinking skills within Foundation Engineering programme (preliminary study). 18th Warwick International Postgraduate Conference, 23rd – 25th June 2015, University of Warwick, UK (poster presentation)
  • Patchamuthu, Sevendy (2015) Data Collection: issues, pilot study and testing of research instruments. Centre of Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) Postgraduate Research Seminar, 6th May 2015, University of Southampton, UK. (oral presentation)
  • Patchamuthu, Sevendy (2014) Issues in Research Design. Centre of Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) Postgraduate Research Seminar, 5th November 2014, University of Southampton, UK. (oral presentation)
  • Patchamuthu, Sevendy (2014) Critical Reading Test for ESAP Engineering for Foundation Engineering Course: Development of an Assessment Model to Measure Students’ Critical Thinking Skills. Centre of Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) Postgraduate Research Seminar, 19th March 2014, University of Southampton, UK. (oral presentation)

2013

  • Patchamuthu, Sevendy (2013) Language Assessment for English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP). Centre of Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) Postgraduate Research Seminar, 27th February 2013, University of Southampton, UK. (oral presentation)

Conference Co-ordinator

  • Intercultural Connection Conference, 28th April 2015, University of Southampton

 

 

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Conference and Seminar Contributions

 

2015 - 2016

  • Patchamuthu, Sevendy (2016) Engineering Thinking: a research into theory, practice and the development of critical thinking within ESAP Engineering and EFY programme. Foundation Year Network Conference, 5th – 6th July 2016, Solent University, UK. (oral presentation)
  • Patchamuthu, Sevendy (2016) Engineering Thinking: a research into theory, practice and the development of critical thinking within ESAP Engineering and EFY programme. Educating Global Citizens Research Symposium, 15th April 2016, University of Southampton, UK. (oral presentation)
  • Patchamuthu, Sevendy (2016) Academic Critical Thinking: a research into theory, practice and the development of critical thinking within ESAP Engineering and EFY programme. Finding the Balance: Language and Content in EAP, University of St Andrews ELT/EAP Conference 2016, UK. (oral presentation)
  • Patchamuthu, Sevendy (2015) Critical Thinking Skills for ESAP Engineering: a research into theory, practice and the development of critical thinking skills within Foundation Engineering programme (preliminary study). Leeds Foundation Year Network Conference, 16th – 17th July 2015, University of Leeds, UK (oral presentation)
  • Patchamuthu, Sevendy (2015) Critical Thinking Skills for ESAP Engineering: a research into theory, practice and the development of critical thinking skills within Foundation Engineering programme (preliminary study). 18th Warwick International Postgraduate Conference, 23rd – 25th June 2015, University of Warwick, UK (poster presentation)
  • Patchamuthu, Sevendy (2015) Data Collection: issues, pilot study and testing of research instruments. Centre of Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) Postgraduate Research Seminar, 6th May 2015, University of Southampton, UK. (oral presentation)

 

2013 - 2014

  • Patchamuthu, Sevendy (2014) Issues in Research Design. Centre of Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) Postgraduate Research Seminar, 5th November 2014, University of Southampton, UK. (oral presentation)
  • Patchamuthu, Sevendy (2014) Critical Reading Test for ESAP Engineering for Foundation Engineering Course: Development of an Assessment Model to Measure Students’ Critical Thinking Skills. Centre of Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) Postgraduate Research Seminar, 19th March 2014, University of Southampton, UK. (oral presentation)
  • Patchamuthu, Sevendy (2013) Language Assessment for English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP). Centre of Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) Postgraduate Research Seminar, 27th February 2013, University of Southampton, UK. (oral presentation)

Conference Co-ordinator

  • Intercultural Connection Conference, 28th April 2015, University of Southampton

 

Jun 2013 – Feb 2017 

  • Taught academic reading and writing on pre-sessional, in-sessional (PGR Health Sciences) courses, and on EAP Support Programme, academic critical thinking, presentation and seminar skills.
  • ARTS AND HUMANITIES FACULTY STUDENTSHIP SUPPORT (FSS) 
  • Pre-Masters Research Project Support Tutor HUMA 5004 (2015 – 16)
  • Pre-Masters Research Project Support Tutor HUMA 5004 (2014 – 15)
  • Pre-Masters Research Project Support Tutor HUMA 5004 (2013 – 14)

 

Ms Sevendy Patchamuthu
Modern Languages and Linguistics
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Avenue Campus
University of Southampton
SO17 1BF

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