A small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active research interest in the conference themes. The Award provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics—meeting experts in the field, interacting with colleagues from other parts of the world, and creating networks and lasting connections. Awardees are invited to attend the conference to present their work and play a critical organizational role in the conference by leading discussions, chairing parallel sessions, and providing assistance in session rooms.
Applications are open to those pursuing research degrees, post- and graduate students, as well as early career faculty.
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For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active research interest in the conference themes. Emerging Scholars perform a critical role in the conference by chairing the parallel sessions, providing technical assistance in the sessions, and presenting their own research papers. The 2021 Emerging Scholar Award Recipients are as follows:
Jhon Eduardo Mosquera Pérez holds a B.A in English language teaching and an M.A in English language teaching, both from Universidad Surcolombiana. Currently, he is a 3rd semester student in the master´s degree in learning and teaching processes at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and is a researcher of the groups “APRENAP” and LSLP (Literacies in Second Languages Project). His research interests revolve around the areas of language assessment, language teacher identity, teacher’s professional development, English as an international lingua franca, critical discourse analysis, among others. He has been an active presenter at national and international academic specialized events.
Since earning his PhD in Art, Design & Media from The University of Portsmouth, Dr. Gil Dekel dedicated his work to help people become conscious of creative processes, and ‘tap’ into inspiration. Gil is lecturer for the Open University award winning Design Thinking course, and a Learning Designer for Southampton University. He is also Reiki Master/Teacher, and co-author of the Energy Book. His free educational resources can be accessed on www.poeticmind.co.uk/research/
Toshiyuki Hasumi is currently a Ph.D student at the Department of Education at National Chengchi University in Taiwan. He received his Master’s degree from National Taiwan University and Bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University. His primary research area focuses on the design and implementation of e-learning systems, including courseware, learning management systems, and multimedia content. He is also interested in bibliometric analysis and issues pertaining to second language acquisition (English). At present, he is a full-time English instructor at Ming Chuan University and consultant at private language institutes, specializing in language assessment courses such as the TOEFL, IELTS, and TOEIC.
It was a wonderful opportunity to network with the scholars in your field and see how they are doing in other parts of the world. I made connections with some very interesting people who may be helpful to collaborate in research projects in the future.
I really appreciate having the possibility to chat with and hear all these wonderful people. This is not a vertical dynamic, we all were treated the same and that made possible for us students to talk with amazing academics and to have their comments on our work.
This conference experience will aid me in my future because it reminded me of the importance of learning from colleagues and building upon our strengths. I feel more confident that I can communicate effectively with fellow scholars from around the world.