Dr Anne Marie Kagwesage

Name:Dr. Anne Marie Kagwesage
Position: Senior Lecturer

Contact
Phone: 078 8532191
Email: A.M.KAGWESAGE@ur.ac.rw
 

Dr Anne Marie Kagwesage is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages, University of Rwanda. Her teaching tasks mainly relate to English language skills development, Communication skills, study and research skills. She obtained a PhD in Educational Sciences from Linköping University, Sweden, in 2013. The topic of her PhD thesis is: Coping with learning through a foreign language in higher education in Rwanda. Her research interests focus on language in education policy and practice, Teaching and learning in higher education, Teaching and learning in multilingual contexts, Education for development.

 

Areas of research interest:
- Teaching and learning in higher education,
- Teaching and learning in multilingual contexts
- Education for development
- Language in education policy and practice
 
Publications:
- Kagwesage, A.M. (in press). Peer interaction and learning in higher education in Rwanda: A study of higher education students initiated group work activity. International Journal for Knowledge and Learning. (Article in press but already available online for purchase at the Inderscience Publishers’ home page).
- Andersson, I., Kagwesage, A.M., &Rusanganwa, J. (2014). Negotiating meaning in multilingual group work: A case study of higher education in Rwanda. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 16(4)436-450.
- Kagwesage, A.M. (2013). Coping with English as instructional language in higher education in Rwanda. International Journal of Higher Education, 2(2), 1-12.
- Kagwesage, A.M. (2012). Higher education students’ reflections in times of academic language shift. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6(2), 1-15.
- Kateregga A. &Kagwesage A.M. (2011). The implications of a common language policy in the East African Community: contradictions, challenges and lessons for Rwanda. Nkumba Business Journal 10 (1):91-123.
- Kagwesage A. M. (2006). Towards English for Academic Purposes in the Rwandan context:The case of the first year of the management faculty at the National University of Rwanda. Etudes Rwandaises, 11, 290-306.
Teaching:

- ICT, Communication and study skills module where my focus is on study skills. UR-CASS
-. Language skills in English module with a specific focus on developing writing skills, speaking and listening skills. UR-CASS
- Research Methods. UR-CASS
- Communication skills. UR-CASS

Research:
Current project: Investigating university education towards women empowerment for community and social development. A case study of mature students on duty ( with a UR Ordinary Research Grant)

(1) Conference presentations
- Kagwesage, A M (2012). Higher education students’ strategies and practices in coping with English medium of instruction in higher education in Rwanda. First annual international interdisciplinary conference, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, June 26th -30th, Nairobi, Kenya.
- Kagwesage, A. M. (2010). Higher Education Students reflections on learning in times of Academic Language shift. European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA) Conference. September 25th, Linkoping, Sweden.
- Kagwesage, A. M. (2009). Peer interaction and learning: A study of students initiated group work activity. Paper presented at the joint SAALA/ SALT Conference on September 29th, 2009 at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Cape Town, South Africa. September 28th – 30th. Language and identity: Innovation and reflections.
- Kagwesage, A. M., Rusanganwa, J. and Andersson, I. (2008). Language diversity and learning in higher education in Rwanda. Presented at the European Conference on Educational Research: from teaching to learning, Gothenburg September 8th-12th, 2008
- Andersson, I., Kagwesage, A. M., Rusanganwa, J. (2008). Learning within a multilingual context: the case of NUR. Presented at AILA conference. Multilingualism: challenges and opportunities. Essen/Germany August 24th-29th, 2008.
- Kagwesage. A. M. (2009). Negotiating meaning in students initiated group work activity. Paper presented at the Doctoral School in Educational Sciences on May 14th, 2009. Gothenburg, Sweden.

- Kagwesage, A. M. (2009). Medium of instruction and coping strategies: A social constructivism perspective. Paper presented at Liu on November 6th, 2009. Linkoping, Sweden.

(2) Reviewer of academic papers
- Reviewer and discussant for the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults for the triennial conference that took place in Linkoping from 23rd to 27th September 2010.
- Reviewer for the International Journal for the scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
- Reviewer of the modules used in the distance training programme in the options related to English language education, UR-College of Education.
- Reviewer for the Net Journal for Social Sciences