David Jeffrey

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Lecturer

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

EXPERIENCE: Asia University, Japan; Zayed University, UAE

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BIOGRAPHY:

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.

TEACHING INTERESTS:

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.

COURSES:

312085030 Seminar in Composition

312002030 English Composition

312088030 Esl Writing Advanced

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

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