David Jeffrey

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M.A., TEFL/TESL, University of Birmingham

EXPERIENCE: Asia University, Japan; Zayed University, UAE



David Jeffrey was a socio-economic researcher for several years before becoming a teacher of academic English. He has subsequently taught academic English for over three decades in Japan, the Middle-East, and the People’s Republic of China.


Academic English lecturing and Writing Center support services to inspire students to engage in the intrinsic enjoyment of learning so that they become successful scholars as well as curious, self-reliant and inquisitive life-long learners.


312085030 Seminar in Composition

312002030 English Composition

312088030 Esl Writing Advanced


1.Jeffrey, D. (2021). Ancient Daoist Wisdom and its Associated Principle of Yin-Yangfor Contemporary Classrooms as Foundations for a Harmonious World, Journal of Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 28(3), 237-250

2.Jeffrey, D. (2020). Harmonious Classrooms with the Daoist Principle of Wuwei. Other Education: The Journal of Educational Alternatives, 9(2), 21-43

3.Jeffrey, D. and Clark, R. (2019). Supplementing Western Perspectives of Learner-Centered Instruction with a Daoist Approach towards Authentic Power-Sharing in the Classroom,International Journal of Contemporary Education, 2(1), 9 – 16

4.Jeffrey, D. (2019). Zhuangzi in the Classroom: A Teacher Diary Study, Journal ofDaoist Studies, Volume12, 211 – 224

5.Jeffrey, D. (2019). Towards an Authentic Classroom Environment with a Teacher Diary Study Based on the I Ching, the Dao De Chingand the Zhuangzi, Other Education: The Journal of Educational Alternatives, 8(1), 75-91

6.Jeffrey, D. (2018). A Perspective of Democratic Teaching Through the Lens of Research on the Application of Daoism, Other Education: The Journal of Educational Alternatives, 7(1), 68 – 70

7.Jeffrey, D. (2015). DaoistWisdom for Teachers: A Diary Study, Journal of Daoist Studies, Volume 8, 152–164