GFD Event: Empowering Students through Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Higher Education

June 21, 2023


Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / International students / Alumni / University students / Academic and Administrative Staff
Date(s) July 3, 2023 12:00 — 13:30
Location Online
Capacity 100 people
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required

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Registration Period June 21, 2023 — July 2, 2023

Shifting Paradigms: Empowering Students through Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Higher Education


Higher education (HE) has recently undergone significant changes due to technology, COVID-19, and global issues. HE educators now find themselves in unprecedented circumstances, grappling with the widening gaps in access and equity to quality education, particularly for students from remote areas and historically underserved populations. Additionally, there is an urgent demand to equip students with the essential skills and competencies necessary for the rapidly evolving global workforce.

This presentation features a speaker with extensive experience in teaching, research, and teacher education in HE settings in Asia and North America, including Canada and the USA. Having served as a Visiting Professor in Japan in 2022, the speaker will address the following questions.

How can educators prepare themselves to shift the paradigm in the new learning environment?
How can HE educators incorporate asset-based pedagogical principles to ensure equitable access to quality education for all students?
Participants will be encouraged to explore these questions and challenge conventional ways of teaching and learning in Japan.


Speaker Bio

Dr. Yilin Sun is an emeritus professor, former president of TESOL International Association (2014-15), the founding president of MAAL (Macau Assn. for Applied Linguistics), and president of WAESOL (2003,2007).  She has extensive experience in teacher education, leadership development, assessment, adult education, and faculty professional development. In 2021, The English Language Specialist Program of the U.S. Department of State recognized Dr. Sun as one of thirty specialists who have impacted the TESOL field since 1991. Over the years, Dr. Sun has given close to 100 keynote/plenary and featured presentations at international professional conferences. 


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