Month: October 2016

Robert Davidson: Gold Boys & Emerald Girls: Teaching & Cross-Cultural Exchange in Taiwan

Dr. Robert Davidson reflections on teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in creative writing, American literature 1492-present, and Asian American literature in a cross-cultural environment at Tunghai University in Taichung, 2015-2016. Rob Davidson is Professor of English at California State University, Chico. As a Fulbright Senior Scholar and Visiting Professor at Tunghai University in Taichung, he is teaching American literature and creative writing at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with a special focus on Asian American literature.  

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David Herman and Alexandra Slayton : My year as ETA TEFL Advisor in Taiwan

David Herman and Alexandra Slayton work within the ETA advisory team which provides training and advice to the English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) and Taiwan local English teachers (LETs). Through weekly reports, bi-weekly workshops, class observations, online support, and annual ETA conference, the team provides agile response and thorough training to enhance teaching quality of ETAs and LETs. David Herman is a PhD student at Washington State University with a focus on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Alexandra Slayton hold an M.A. degree from the School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute in TESOL. They both are grantees of the “FSE English Teacher Training & Research Awards.”

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Wei-Cheng Mau: Social/Cognitive/Cultural Factors of STEM Career Aspirations and Decision-Making Over the last decades, Taiwan has experienced great success in recruiting and preparing students to enter the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) work force. This video presents findings from a study that explores factors related to STEM career interests of Taiwanese students, as guided by Social-Cognitive Career Theory. Wei-Cheng Joseph Mau is a professor of Counseling, Educational Leadership, Educational and School Psychology at Wichita State University, in Wichita, Kansas. His research focuses on educational and vocational aspirations of women and minority students. He currently serves as the Program Chair and Graduate Coordinator of the Counselor Education Program.

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Evan Nicoll-Johnson: Supplementing the Records and Anecdotes

Evan Nicoll-Johnson addressed the reception by later scholars of two works of historiographic annotation “Shishuo xinyu 世說新語” and “Sangou Zhi 三國志.” He proposes a form of citation analysis that relies on the organizational structure of each text. Evan Nicoll-Johnson is a PhD candidate in the Asian Languages and Cultures department at UCLA. Currently, he is conducting research on early medieval Chinese literature at National Taiwan University and working on a dissertation that analyzes intertextual relationships created through bibliography, annotation, and textual compilation.

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