Associate Professor Huizhong Shen

PhD(Education)(La Trobe), BEd(Hons)(La Trobe), DipEd(Languages)(La Trobe), BA(English)(Fudan)
Associate Professor in TESOL

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 93516288
Fax +61 2 93512606

Biographical details

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 transnational program that had been approved by Chinese Ministry of Education. The exemplary model of international collaboration has been copied by a number of Australian andBritish 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, QUTto 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 Literaturefrom 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.

Research interests

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

Current research students

Project title Degree Research student
Fei AI
TBA PhD Ping LIU
Shujing QIAO
Teaching pragmatics: A case study in Vietnamese tertiary education PhD Minh VU
Addressing socio-cultural complexity in ESL academic writing: a critical approach to college students' English academic essay writing in China. PhD Wei WANG

Current projects

  • Lead Chief Investigator of an ARC Linkage project entitled 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.

Associations

  • Committee Member, Chinese Australian Academics Society, Sydney University Branch

  • Committee Member, Australian Society of Technology and Science, Sydney NSW

  • Member of International Applied Linguistics Association

  • 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

  • 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

Awards and honours

  • 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)

Selected grants

2011

  • LNK: linkage project transfer from QUT: LP100200397 Images, Perceptions and Resources: Enhancing Au; Shen H; Foreign Language Teaching and REsearch Press/Project Support.
  • Images, Perceptions and Resources: Enhancing Australia's Role in China's English Language Education; Shen H, Hu C, Kettle M, Ewing R, Luke A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2006

  • TESOL Network; Harbon L, Woodrow L, Shen H, Phakiti A, Stevenson M, Paltridge B; University of Sydney/Support.

2005

  • Teaching foreign languages with ICTs: teachers perceptions and curriculum decision-making; Harbon L, Shen H; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Paltridge, B., Harbon, L., Hirsh, D., Shen, H., Stevenson, M., Phakiti, A., Woodrow, L. (2009). Teaching Academic Writing: An Introduction for Teachers of Second Language Writers. Ann Arbor, USA: University of Michigan Press.
  • Shen, H. (2008). Postmodernism and Process Writing Pedagogy: A Cross-cultural Perspective. Shanghai: Fudan University Press.

Edited Books

  • Shen, H. (2009). Developments and Prospects of English Teaching in China. Fudan University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Shen, H. (2012). Bridging the pedagogical divide: Language education in context. In Y. Yuan & M. Chen (Eds.), Exploration and Research of Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in China: Theory and Practice, (pp. 15-37). Shanghai: Fudan University Press.
  • Ji, P., Shen, H. (2012). Pragmatic knowledge: a displaced component in Chinese College English textbook writing. In Y. Yuan & M. Chen (Eds.), Exploration and Research of Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in China: Theory and Practice, (pp. 38-64). Shanghai: Fudan University Press.
  • Zuo, W., Shen, H. (2012). The Uses of Discourse Markers in a Chinese English TV show: A Comparative Analysis. In Y. Yuan & M. Chen (Eds.), Exploration and Research of Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in China: Theory and Practice, (pp. 97-121). Shanghai: Fudan University Press.
  • Harbon, L., Shen, H. (2010). Researching Language Classrooms. In Brian Paltridge and Aek Phakiti (Eds.), Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, (pp. 274-285). London: Continuum.
  • Shen, H. (2009). Pedagogy, practice and students' motivation: voices from college English classrooms. In H. Shen, H. & Y. Yan (Eds.), Developments and Prospects of English Teaching in China, (pp. 21-43). Fudan University Press.
  • Shen, H. (2009). Problematising research on Chinese English: issues, stances and reconceptualisation. In H. Shen, H. & Y. Yan (Eds.), Developments and Prospects of English Teaching in China, (pp. 3-20). Fudan University Press.
  • Shen, H. (2007). Pedagogies, practices and textbook writing: A typology. In D.L. Qiu and J. Cai (Eds.), The Explorations and Prospectives for College English Textbooks, (pp. 88-109). Shanghai: Fudan University Press.

Journals

  • Yuan, Y., Shen, H. (2013). Analysis and evaluation of Chinese English learning websites. Foreign Language Education in China (Quarterly), 6(1), 41-49.
  • Shen, H., Yuan, Y. (2013). Complexities of Confucian entrepreneurs: Narratives of transnational Chinese scholar entrepreneurs. International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science, 1(1), 61-70.
  • Shen, H., Yuan, Y. (2013). Reframing Research and Teaching of English in China: Perception, practice and paradigm. Foreign Language Learning: Theory and Practice, 1(1), 1-7.
  • Yu, B., Shen, H. (2012). Predicting roles of linguistic confidence, integrative motivation and second language proficiency on cross-cultural adaptation. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 36(1), 72-82. [More Information]
  • Kettle, M., Yuan, Y., Luke, A., Ewing, R., Shen, H. (2012). The Pedagogical, Linguistic, and Content Features of Popular English Language Learning Websites in China: A Framework for Analysis and Design. Frontiers of Education in China, 7(4), 534-552. [More Information]
  • 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 (references on page 38).
  • 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.

Conferences

  • Harbon, L., Shen, H. (2006). Australian teachers of languages and cultures: emerging pedagogies in the language classroom using ICT. Education Research Association of Singapore (ERAS) Conference 2006: Diversity for Excellence: Engaged Pedagogy.
  • Shen, H. (2006). What's missing in college English textbooks for effective teaching? A content analysis. Education Research Association of Singapore (ERAS) Conference 2006: Diversity for Excellence: Engaged Pedagogy.

2013

  • Yuan, Y., Shen, H. (2013). Analysis and evaluation of Chinese English learning websites. Foreign Language Education in China (Quarterly), 6(1), 41-49.
  • Shen, H., Yuan, Y. (2013). Complexities of Confucian entrepreneurs: Narratives of transnational Chinese scholar entrepreneurs. International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science, 1(1), 61-70.
  • Shen, H., Yuan, Y. (2013). Reframing Research and Teaching of English in China: Perception, practice and paradigm. Foreign Language Learning: Theory and Practice, 1(1), 1-7.

2012

  • Shen, H. (2012). Bridging the pedagogical divide: Language education in context. In Y. Yuan & M. Chen (Eds.), Exploration and Research of Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in China: Theory and Practice, (pp. 15-37). Shanghai: Fudan University Press.
  • Ji, P., Shen, H. (2012). Pragmatic knowledge: a displaced component in Chinese College English textbook writing. In Y. Yuan & M. Chen (Eds.), Exploration and Research of Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in China: Theory and Practice, (pp. 38-64). Shanghai: Fudan University Press.
  • Yu, B., Shen, H. (2012). Predicting roles of linguistic confidence, integrative motivation and second language proficiency on cross-cultural adaptation. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 36(1), 72-82. [More Information]
  • Kettle, M., Yuan, Y., Luke, A., Ewing, R., Shen, H. (2012). The Pedagogical, Linguistic, and Content Features of Popular English Language Learning Websites in China: A Framework for Analysis and Design. Frontiers of Education in China, 7(4), 534-552. [More Information]
  • Zuo, W., Shen, H. (2012). The Uses of Discourse Markers in a Chinese English TV show: A Comparative Analysis. In Y. Yuan & M. Chen (Eds.), Exploration and Research of Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in China: Theory and Practice, (pp. 97-121). Shanghai: Fudan University Press.

2010

  • Harbon, L., Shen, H. (2010). Researching Language Classrooms. In Brian Paltridge and Aek Phakiti (Eds.), Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, (pp. 274-285). London: Continuum.

2009

  • Shen, H. (2009). Developments and Prospects of English Teaching in China. Fudan University Press.
  • Shen, H. (2009). Pedagogy, practice and students' motivation: voices from college English classrooms. In H. Shen, H. & Y. Yan (Eds.), Developments and Prospects of English Teaching in China, (pp. 21-43). Fudan University Press.
  • Shen, H. (2009). Problematising research on Chinese English: issues, stances and reconceptualisation. In H. Shen, H. & Y. Yan (Eds.), Developments and Prospects of English Teaching in China, (pp. 3-20). Fudan University Press.
  • Paltridge, B., Harbon, L., Hirsh, D., Shen, H., Stevenson, M., Phakiti, A., Woodrow, L. (2009). Teaching Academic Writing: An Introduction for Teachers of Second Language Writers. Ann Arbor, USA: University of Michigan Press.

2008

  • Shen, H. (2008). Postmodernism and Process Writing Pedagogy: A Cross-cultural Perspective. Shanghai: Fudan University Press.

2007

  • Shen, H. (2007). Pedagogies, practices and textbook writing: A typology. In D.L. Qiu and J. Cai (Eds.), The Explorations and Prospectives for College English Textbooks, (pp. 88-109). Shanghai: Fudan University Press.

2006

  • Harbon, L., Shen, H. (2006). Australian teachers of languages and cultures: emerging pedagogies in the language classroom using ICT. Education Research Association of Singapore (ERAS) Conference 2006: Diversity for Excellence: Engaged Pedagogy.
  • Lim, K., Shen, H. (2006). Integration of computers into an EFL reading classroom. ReCall, 18(2), 212-229.
  • Shen, H. (2006). What's missing in college English textbooks for effective teaching? A content analysis. Education Research Association of Singapore (ERAS) Conference 2006: Diversity for Excellence: Engaged Pedagogy.

2003

  • Shen, H. (2003). Embracing technology - Learning a foreign language in multimedia environments. Babel, 37(3), 17-22 (references on page 38).

2002

  • 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.

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