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Jason Martel
Professor Jason Martel

Professor Jason Martel recently won the prestigious Stephen A. Freeman Award for Best Published Article. This Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages award is endowed with the interest from a grant by Stephen A. Freeman of Middlebury College. It has been awarded since 1968 at the discretion of the Board of Directors to recognize the best published article on teaching techniques to have appeared in a professional journal during the preceding year.

Following is the announcement from the award committee:

2018 Freeman Award Winners:

  • Francis J. Troyan, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

  • Laurent Cammarata, Ph.D., Faculté Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, Canada

  • Jason Martel, Ph.D., Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Monterey, CA

“Integration PCK: Modeling the Knowledge(s) Underlying a World Language Teacher’s Implementation of CBI”,
Foreign Language Annals, Volume 50, Issue 2, Summer 2017, pp. 458–476

According to this extremely well-researched article centers on understanding the knowledge embedded in a world language teacher’s enactment of content-based instruction (CBI) through the lens of a theoretical model inspired by Shulman’s 1987 construct of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). The model represents an adaptation of PCK that explicitly addresses the expanded set of content knowledge teachers need to effectively implement CBI. Findings suggest the model can inform the work of language teacher education and professional development focused on CBI.