Dr. Francois Tochon

Bio

Dr. Francois Victor Tochon is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he headed World Language Education for 6 years. He was born in Geneva, Switzerland. He has a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction (Université Laval) and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (Ottawa University), and received the equivalent of Honorary Doctorates from two universities in Argentina and Peru. Prof. Tochon worked on intercultural issues related to bilingualism in various countries and international language policies, looking for new ways to organize language teaching and learning. In 2009-2011, Prof. Tochon received an award from the U.S. Department of Education to create, research and evaluate a “deep approach” to foreign language curricula that would respect a pluralistic and federative view of language policies. It allowed him to format an interface between language policies and classroom curricula and practices. In 2007-2008, he was awarded grants from Spencer and Tubitak—National Science and Technology Foundation of Turkey—to study ways to internationalize Education through e-portfolios, world languages and an intercultural approach. With twenty-five books and more than hundred articles and book chapters to his credit, Prof. Tochon has also been Visiting Professor in several universities including Akershus (Norway), Arizona, Brussels (Belgium), Freiburg (Switzerland), Granada (Spain), Lyon, Paris V Sorbonne, Nanterre, Reims, Rennes, West Indies (France), Arizona and Princeton (USA), Rio Cuarto (Argentina), Yildiz (Turkey), etc. He is currently published in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese, and forthcoming translations are planned for Chinese. Among his books are: "The Foreign Self: Truth Telling as Educational Inquiry" (Atwood); Tropics of Teaching: Productivity, Warfare, and Priesthood" at University of Toronto Press. His article “The Key To Global Understanding” published in the Review of Educational Research (79/2) received the 2010 Award of Best Review of Research from the American Educational Research Association (AERA). In December of 2012, he received the Award of International Excellence from the University of Granad, Spain. Professor F. V. Tochon's profile was within the 1% most viewed LinkedIn profiles on the internet during the year 2012, as awarded by LinkedIn on February 8th, 2013.

Skills_Expertise

Assessment, Curriculum, Differentiation of Instruction, Grant Writing, Heritage Learners, Mentoring, Partial Immersion Programs, Professional Development, Proficiency, Standards, Technology, Research

Honors and Awards

2010 Award of Best Review of Research (Review of Educational Research, 79/2)

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
2010

Award of International Excellence

Campus of Excellence, University of Granada, Spain (UGR)
2012

Erasmus Fellow

Erasmus Mundusfor (Mundusfor)
2010

International Education Award

Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER)
2011

International Research Award

U.S. Department of Education (IRIS)
2009

Shanghai Seminar Award

UW-Madison Shanghai Innovation Office (SIO)
2013

Spencer Award

Spencer Foundation
2008

Top 1% Most Viewed LinkedIn Profiles for 2012

LinkedIn - 200 million members (Linked)
2012

Tübitak Award

National Science and Technology Foundation of Turkey (Tübitak)
2008

World University Network Award

University of Wisconsin-Madison (WUN)
2011

Education

University of Ottawa / Université d'Ottawa

Ph.D.
1992 To 1997

Université Laval

Ph.D.
1989 To 1991

University of Geneva

1984 To 1989

Etudes Pédagogiques de l'Enseignement Secondaire (EPES, Genève)

Certificate
1983 To 1984

Etudes Pédagogiques de l'Enseignement Secondaire (EPES, Genève)

CAPES
1981 To 1983

King's College of Further Education, Bournemouth, UK

Certificate
1981 To 1981

Université de Neuchâtel

Licence es Lettres with thesis
1974 To 1980

Rousseau College

Maturité fédérale B
1969 To 1973

Cycle d'Orientation (Junior High Schools of Geneva), Coll…ge des Grandes

1965 To 1968

Laval University

Ph.D
To 1990

Union of Geneva

Post; Degree, Type B
To 1974

Cycle d'Orientation (Junior High Schools of Geneva), Coll…ge des Grandes

Job History

APAMALL

Vice-President
January 2010 - present

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Professor
January 2000 - present

New Bulgarian University of Sofia-Bulgaria

Invited Professor
Sofia, Bulgaria
September 2013 - September 2013

University of Lyon, France

Visiting Professor
January 2013 - January 2013

University of Granada

Visiting Professor
December 2012 - December 2012

Universidade do Porto

Visiting Professor
June 2010 - June 2010

University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne

Visiting Professor
January 2010 - January 2010

Akershus University College

Visiting Professor
January 2009 - January 2010

University of Granada

Visiting Professor
January 2009 - January 2010

Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres de Martinique

Invited Researcher, Auditor
June 2008 - June 2008

Yildiz Technical University

Visiting Researcher
February 2008 - May 2008

Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres de Lyon

Visiting Professor
December 2007 - January 2008

Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres de Champagne-Ardennes

Visiting Professor
October 2007 - November 2007

Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres de Lyon

Visiting Professor
September 2007 - September 2007

IRDP Institut de Recherche et de Documentation Pédagogique

Professeur invité
June 2006 - June 2006

Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres de Guadeloupe

Visiting Professor
December 2003 - January 2004

Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres de Martinique

Visiting Professor
December 2003 - December 2003

Université des Antilles-Guyanes

Visiting Professor
January 2002 - January 2002

Wisconsin TEACH grant

Principal Investigator
January 2001 - January 2002

Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto

Invited Professor
May 2001 - June 2001

UW Grad School Research

Research Fellowship
January 2000 - January 2001

Université de Sherbrooke

Professor
August 1991 - December 1999

Université de Nantes

Visiting Full Professor (rank A, first class, grade 3)
December 1998 - February 1999

Université de Montréal

Full Professor associated to 3d cycle studies
September 1994 - August 1998

Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres de Bretagne

Professeur invité
September 1997 - July 1998

University of Arizona

Visiting Professor
September 1995 - December 1995

Université de Paris X Nanterre

Visiting Professor (rank A, first class, grade 3)
April 1995 - May 1995

Princeton University

Visiting scholar
May 1994 - June 1994

College of Foreign Languages, Hanoi National University

Invited Professor
February 1994 - March 1994

UNRC University Nacional de Rio Cuarto

Visiting Professor
June 1993 - July 1993

Free University of Bruxels

Visiting Professor
July 1992 - August 1992

Academic Rectory of Fort-de-France

Visiting Professor
May 1992 - June 1992

Direction of Normal Schools, National Plan for Teacher Education

Visiting Professor
July 1991 - August 1991

University of Manitoba

Associate Professor
January 1989 - January 1991

OISE Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

Visiting Professor
June 1990 - August 1990

University of Paris 5 Sorbonne

Visiting Professor
January 1990 - January 1990