Associate Professor Huizhong Shen
BA(English)(Fudan), DipEd(Languages)(La Trobe), PhD(Education)(La Trobe), BEd(Hons)(La Trobe)
Associate Professor in TESOL
Phone: +61 2 9351 6288
Fax: +61 2 9351 2606
Research on teaching and learning
- Learning and teaching in higher education
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
- Languages and cultures education
- Second language acquisition
Dr. Huizhong Shen is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Social Work, the University of Sydney, where he has served a range of senior roles including Associate Dean, International (2008-09), Director of China Education Centre (2003-09) in the Faculty of Education and Social Work, and Founding Director of Confucius Institute at the University of Sydney (2008-09). Huizhong was instrumental in assisting the University in its China-focused initiatives. The Master of Education in TESOL is one of the significant international projects that he has developed with colleagues for the University of Sydney. It was the first transnatinoal program that had been approved by Chinese Ministry of Education. The exemplary model of international collaboration has been copied by a number of Australian and British universities.
Prior to his appointment at the University of Sydney, Huizhong had served as Senior Language Adviser for Education Queensland (1996-1999), providing curriculum and pedagogical support to Chinese language teachers across the state of Queensland. He also helped manage the Queensland-China educational agreements for teacher and student exchange programs and a principal's work shadowing program.
More recently, Huizhong was appointed by invitation as Professor and Assistant Dean (I&E) in the Faculty of Education, QUT to manage and expand the Faculty’s international portfolio (2009-11). The innovative projects he developed with colleagues in partnership with key institutions included Teaching University's Subjects in the Medium of English and English Pedagogy and Research for Senior Chinese Academics and a multi stakeholder ARC Linage project.
Huizhong has undertaken research, PhD supervision and publications in foreign language learning, language teacher education, crosscultural pedagogies for language learning, ICT-based language instruction and researching Chinese English as an emerging variety of English. Currently Huizhong is the Lead Chief Investigator of a large Australia Research Council Linkage project (2011-13): Images, Perceptions and Resources: Enhancing Australia's Role in China's English Language Education(AUS$265,000) as well as an Australian Commonwealth government NALSSP project (2011-13): Interactive Web-based Video Teaching/Learning Platform for Language Skill Development and Intercultural Understanding(AUS$352,600).
Huizhong's numerous publications include books, monographs, articles, and curriculum materials in print and CD-Rom. His recent publications are: Teaching Academic Writing (co-authored), Developments and Prospects of English Teaching in China (edited), Postmodernism and Process Pedagogy (sole authored), Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (co-authored) and Academic Writing for College English Students (co-authored). He is also the lead writer of two Chinese national English textbook projects commissioned by two premier university publishers. Huizhong is a regular key-note speaker at local and international language conferences, and frequently consulted by educational and government bodies in Australia and overseas on language education policy and practice, and international cooperation.
Huizhong's academic credentials include a BA in English and English and American Literature from Fudan University, a PhD in Education, a BEd in English/Applied Linguistics (1st Class Hons.) and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Languages) from La Trobe University.
International Educator of the Year 2005 by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England
Honorary Professor, College of Foreign Languages, Xi'an Shiyou University, China
Excellence of Teaching (2nd place) in the 1984 annual students poll for best lecturers in the College of Foreign Languages and Literature, Fudan University
Recipient of Inaugural Australian Commonwealth Government Endeavour Research Fellowship (2007)
Professional and community roles
Member of International Applied Linguistics Association
Committee Member, Australian Society of Technology and Science, Sydney NSW
Member of Editorial Board of the Series of Intercultural Communication Research Book, China Association for Intercultural Communication Studies& Higher Education Press
Member of the Editorial Board of the University of Sydney TESOL Paper
Committee Member, Chinese Australian Academics Society, Sydney University Branch
Member of the Editorial Board of the Series of Intercultural Communication Books, Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press
Principal Advisor of Shanghai International Studies Association of College English
- Lead Chief Invetigator of an ARC Linkage project entiled Images, Perceptions and Resources: Enhancing Australia's Role in China's English Language Education (Project ID: LP100200397). This project examines Australian-based English digital resources and related pedagogy for EFL learning in China.
- Lead Chief Investigator of a Commonwealth Government NALSSP Grant (2011-13).The project entitled:Interactive Web-based Video Teaching/Learning Platform for Language Skill Development and Intercultural Understanding, has been awarded by DEEWR and aims to create an online interactive learning platform for enhanced language and culture learning at the school level.
Current research students
|Project title||Degree||Research student|
|Literacy translation and cultural construction - an intercultural analysis of the Chinese translation of 'Memoirs of a Geisha'.||PhD||Fei Ai|
|An investigation of social interaction in a blended mode of F2F and online discussions in EFL classroom.||PhD||Su-Ching Huang|
|Addressing socio-cultural complexity in ESL academic writing: a critical approach to college students’ English academic essay writing in China.||PhD||Wei Wang|
|Teaching pragmatics: A case study in Vietnamese tertiary education||PhD||Minh Ngoc Vu|
- Shen, H. & Yuan, Y. (2011). Genre-based approach to College English Band 4-6 writing . Shanghai: Fudan University Press.
- Paltridge, B., Harbon, L., Hirsch, D.,Shen, H., Stevenson, M., Phakiti, A. & Woodrow, L. (2009). Teaching academic writing: An introduction for teachers of second language writers. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press.
- Shen, H. & Yan, Y. (2009). Developments and prospects of teaching English in China. Shanghai: Fudan University Press.
- Shen, H. (2008). Postmodernism and process writing pedagogy: A cross-cultural perspective. Shanghai: Fudan University Press.
- Harbon, L. & Shen, H. (2010). Researching language classrooms . In Paltridge, B. & Phakiti, A (Ed.), Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (pp. 274–285), London: Continuum.
- Yuan, Y. & Shen, H. (2009). Pedagogy, practice and students’ motivation: Voices from College English classrooms. In Shen, H. & Yan, Y (Ed.), Developments and Prospects of English Teaching in China (pp. 21–43), Shanghai: Fudan University Press.
- Shen, H. (2009). Problematising research on Chinese English: Issues, stances and reconceptualisation . In Shen, H. & Yan, Y (Ed.), Developments and Prospects of English Teaching in China (pp. 3–20), Shanghai: Fudan University Press.
- Shen, H. (2007). Pedagogies, practices and textbook writing: A typology. In D. Qiu & J. Cai (Ed.), The Expploration and prospective of College English teaching and learning in China (pp. 88–109), Shanghai: Fudan University Press.
- Shen, H. & Hao, H . (2003). Mislinks between communicative approach and classroom English teaching in rural areas in China. In Owen, L. & Holenburger, R (Ed.), The Thirtieth Anniversary International Conference: Beyond Thirty – Australia-China Educational Exchange: Retrospect and Prospect. Sydney: China Education Centre, University of Sydney.
- Zhao, L. & Shen, H . (2001). The use of sense group markers in Chinese reading: A case study . In He, G., He, W. & Fu, J (Ed.), Reflections on Chinese language education (pp. 39–47), Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education.
- Yu, B. & Shen, H. (2011). Predicting roles of linguistic confidence, integrative motivation and second language proficiency on cross-cultural adaptation . International Journal of Intercultural Relations .
- Lim, K. & Shen, H. (2006). Integration of computers into an EFL reading classroom . ReCall, 18(2), 212–229.
- Shen, H. (2003). Embracing technology: Learning a foreign language in multimedia environments . Babel , 37(3), 17–22.
- Zhong, Y. & Shen, H . (2002). Where is the technology-induced pedagogy? Snapshots from two multimedia EFL classrooms . British Journal of Educational Technology , 33(1), 39–52.
- Ji, P. & Shen, H . (2006). What’s missing in College English textbooks for effective teaching? A content analysis . In Fong T. F. K ERAS Conference 2006 Diversity for Excellence: Engaged Pedagogies (pp. 1–24). Singapore, 29-31 May 2006.
- Harbon, L. & Shen, H. (2006). Australian teachers of languages and cultures: emerging pedagogies in the language classroom using ICT. In Fong T. F. K ERAS Conference 2006 Diversity for Excellence: Engaged Pedagogies (pp. 1–14). Singapore, 29-31 May 2006.