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ANNIE STORKEY – MY MOTIVATION FOR RESEARCH

‘My research investigates how students with mental health challenges can be empowered to complete and pass their online studies. Open University students with mental health challenges are less likely to complete and pass their modules than other students despite attaining just as good grades when they do pass. This presentation will explain why addressing thisContinue reading “ANNIE STORKEY – MY MOTIVATION FOR RESEARCH”

CHRISTIAN SCHMITT – THE DISCURSIVE CONSTRUCTION OF LEADERSHIP: DECISION-MAKING IN A GERMAN START-UP

This talk is based on my current PhD project on the discursive construction of leadership in a German start-up team. It examines leadership construction in decision-making by analysing an exchange regarding the delivery method choice for a business card order. Particular focus will be placed on participants’ intersubjective positioning on an epistemic (i.e. how knowledgeContinue reading “CHRISTIAN SCHMITT – THE DISCURSIVE CONSTRUCTION OF LEADERSHIP: DECISION-MAKING IN A GERMAN START-UP”

INGEBORG KROESE – AN INVESTIGATION INTO GENDER EQUITY AND INCLUSION IN CORPORATE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

Employee training theory and practice is typically positioned as gender neutral. Programmes such as communication training are theorized and delivered as if the sex of the participants and gender dynamics do not play a meaningful role. However, a multidisciplinary literature conveys a potentially different story, and my case study research investigates, with a critical socioculturalContinue reading “INGEBORG KROESE – AN INVESTIGATION INTO GENDER EQUITY AND INCLUSION IN CORPORATE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES”

JAGADISH POUDEL – ENACTING SOCIAL JUSTICE IN TEACHING FIRST-YEAR WRITING COURSE AT THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL IN THE US: SOME CONSIDERATIONS

Pedagogy, assignment, and assessment can play a vital role in ensuring justice to multilingual writers in First-Year Writing classes at the undergraduate level. In this presentation, I intend to discuss briefly these three aspects and offer some strategies that we can embrace for enacting social justice in teaching the First-Year Writing course.

JULIO A.B. SANTOS – THE PROBLEM OF AUTHORSHIP IN NOAM CHOMSKY: LINGUIST, ACTIVIST AND INTELLECTUAL

This presentation aims to discuss the discursive problem of authorship, having as object of study the linguist and activist Noam Chomsky. By concepting the author as a “function-author” (FOUCAULT, 1997), we intend here to understand the means by which certain images are constructed for Chomsky, responsible for making two possible authors emerge, through the paratextsContinue reading “JULIO A.B. SANTOS – THE PROBLEM OF AUTHORSHIP IN NOAM CHOMSKY: LINGUIST, ACTIVIST AND INTELLECTUAL”

LILIAN PEREIRA DE CARVALHO: A DISCURSIVE LOOK AT FIREHOSING IN BRAZIL

Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) lilianpcarv@gmail.com The rapid, continuous and repetitive dissemination of (partially) false information may have contributed to important decisions made in different countries and events. This practice has become known as firehosing, from two discourse genres: an article published in 2016 called “The Russian Firehose of Falsehood”, developed by two thinkContinue reading “LILIAN PEREIRA DE CARVALHO: A DISCURSIVE LOOK AT FIREHOSING IN BRAZIL”

PRAMOD K. SAH – UNPACKING THE LAYERS OF ENGLISH-MEDIUM INSTRUCTION POLICY AND PLANNING IN NEPAL THROUGH A CRITICAL ETHNOGRAPHY

This presentation reports on a critical ethnography of English-medium instruction (EMI) policy in Nepal’s public schools, which unpacks the nested politics and ideologies of planning EMI policy at various levels (e.g., federal, provincial, municipal, and institutional) and their impacts for different social groups. While there are misalignments and misinterpretation of medium-of-instruction policies at different policyContinue reading “PRAMOD K. SAH – UNPACKING THE LAYERS OF ENGLISH-MEDIUM INSTRUCTION POLICY AND PLANNING IN NEPAL THROUGH A CRITICAL ETHNOGRAPHY”

SAGUN SHRESTHA – INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION IN CRISIS SITUATIONS

This presentation discusses the studies carried out on information and communication technologies (ICT) in education in general and ICT in education in crisis situations in particular. Having dealt with the affordances of and challenges to using ICT in education, it further shows the gap in research on the uptake of technology in education in crisisContinue reading “SAGUN SHRESTHA – INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION IN CRISIS SITUATIONS”

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