Xuying Fan (Enjo)


April 2017:

IATEFL Annual Conference

Presentation to the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) annual conference (April 2017). In this talk, I presented the pedagogical techniques in promoting higher-order thinking skills in foreign language class, including creative thinking skills and summarising with analysing skills. 

September 2016:

British Educational Research Association (BERA)

Presentation to the British Educational Research Association (BERA) annual conference (September 2016). In this talk, I revealed how language teachers defined creative thinking, how they perceived creative teaching, and explored how they promoted students’ creative thinking skills during teacher-students interaction. 

July 2016:

JURE conference

Presentation to the 20th Conference of the Junior Researcher (JURE) of European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI).JURE conference (July 2016). During the presentation, I challenged the stereotyped characteristics of Chinese learners- passive in learning, remain silence in class and lacking of creativity and criticality with classroom-based evidence.  

March 2016:

Women in TESOL-Asian EFL Journal conference

Presentation to the Women in TESOL-Asian EFL Journal conference (March 2016). In this talk, I presented part of my research finding and shared the methodological issues for the research design. I suggested a feminist approach to deal with the critical ethical moments. 

Research Talk

14th December 2017:

Language and Education Network

In this talk, I showed how teachers’ knowledge and beliefs of thinking skills influenced their teaching practices by demonstrating the key findings, and explored teaching instances as a way to inform pre-service teachers and in-service teachers of the pedagogical techniques. The investigation of teacher cognition of thinking skills, using a case study and discourse analysis, shed light on the development of a thinking-based curriculum framework for EFL curricula.