姓名: Name: ADRIAN JOHN DAVIS,

職銜 Academic title
副教授 Associate Professor

電郵 Email: ajdavis@mpu.edu.mo

辦公室電話 Tel: 8599 3288 辦公室Office: 明德樓 (MENG TAK)-5/F, M543
地址Address:
中國澳門高美士街
Rua de Luís Gonzaga Gomes, Macau, China

學歷 Academic qualifications
- UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER - DOCTOR OF EDUCATION (2009)
- UNIVERSIDADE DE SÃO JOSÉ - MASTER IN COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY (2012)
- THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG - MASTER OF EDUCATION (1996)
- UNIVERSITY OF EXETER - POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (1988)
- THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK - BACHELOR OF ARTS WITH HONOURS (PHILOSOPHY) (1986)

個人簡介 Biography
Adrian Davis was born in England and has taught in schools in London, India, and now Macau. He has been teaching social science and arts subjects in the Faculties of Business, Language and Translation, Public Administration, and Social Sciences and Humanities since 1998. Apart from teaching, he is also a qualified child play therapist and art therapist with a Certificate in Child-Centred Play Therapy from Play Therapy Australia (PTA) (2012) and a Certificate in Clinical Art Therapy from the Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy (CiiAT) (2019) respectively. He is currently studying Sandplay therapy in Hong Kong as well as a Masters in Buddhist Counselling at HKU. He is a member of the Baha'i International Community, a religious organization committed to the development of human potential via service to society. He has both his Glider Pilot's Licence and Private Pilot's Licence. He enjoys hiking, playing sports, and yoga. He takes pleasure in reading about psychology, counselling, education, philosophy, religion, science, and world literature. He also likes listening to both Western and Eastern classical music.

Certificates:
  • TEFL/TESOL Certificate from TEFL Org.UK (ID: 56480).
  • Advanced Clinical Training and Certificate in Child-Centred Play Therapy, Play Therapy Australia (PTA).
  • Post-MA Certificate in Clinical Art Therapy, Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy (CiiAT).
Awards:
Recipient of Macao Polytechnic Institute’s Teaching Excellence Award for the Academic Year 2013-2014.

Honours:

Delivered Commencement Speech as Teachers' Representative at Macao Polytechnic Institute's Opening Ceremony for the Academic Year 2014-2015.
 
Positions of Responsibility:
Academic Accreditation Committee Member, Macao Polytechnic Institute, 2007-2008.

出版 Publications
  • From Ivory Towers to Castles in the Air? ACase Study of the Far Transfer of EFL to the Real World by Graduates of a Higher Education Institution in Macau. Intercultural Communication Studies, Vol XXVII: 1, 21–36, 2018.
  • From Ivory Towers to Castles in the Air? An Exploration of the Conditions, Mechanisms and Teaching Methods in the Far Transfer of Undergraduate Learning to the Real World. Intercultural Communication Studies, Vol XXVI: 2, 127–144, 2017
  • Social Work Undergraduates' Impressions of Content-based Language Teaching. Intercultural Communication Studies, Vol XXV: 3, 112-133, 2016.
  • 'The Role of Poetry in the Teaching of English to Social Work Undergraduates: An Exploratory Study in Macao Polytechnic Institute.' Journal of Macao Polytechnic Institute, (Serial No. 5), 65-94, 2011.
  • Leadership Wisdom of the I Ching. Journal of Sino-Western Cultural Studies, (Serial No. 17), 223-240, June 2010.
  • Revisiting Humanistic Approaches: Squaring the Circle in the ESP Classroom.' Revista Journal of Macao Polytechnic Institute (serial no.4),162-178, 2010.
  • The Effective Teacher: A Portrait. Revista Journal of Macao Polytechnic Institute, Vol.5(1) (serial No. 3), 101-120,2009.
  • Teachers' and Students' Beliefs Regarding Aspects of Language Learning. The Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, Vol. 17(4), 207-222,2003.
  • Principles and Prospects for the Development of MPI. Revista Journal of Macao Polytechnic Institute, Vol.5(1)(serial No. 9), 185-190, 2002.

 

Conference papers, seminars and workshop presentations:

  • Education or edutainment? Crisis and Opportunity in a Post-pandemic world of Educational Technology. The 13th Higher Education International Conference on Education and Teaching Quality Assurance in the Post-Pandemic Era, Macau Polytechnic Institute, Macao. 22-23/11/21.
  • Teaching and Learning during Traumatic Times: Polyvagal theory and the importance of social engagement. The 12th Higher Education International Conference on New Developments of Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance under the Pandemic, Macau Polytechnic Institute, Macao. 25-26/11/20.
  • Is the University Lecture as Extinct as the Tasmanian Tiger? A Review of the Efficacy of Teacher Talk in Achieving the Goals of Higher Education. The 11th Higher Education International Conference on New Developments of Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macau. 19-21/11/19.
  • What Can We Learn from the Paradox of the Chinese Learner? The 10th Higher Education International Conference on New Developments of Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macau. 20-22/11/18.
  • From Ivory Towers to Castles in the Air? An Exploration of the Feasibility of the Transfer of Learning of EFL to the Real World Part 1. 6th International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication cum the 23rd International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macau. 6-8/6/17.
  • Teaching English to Social Work Undergraduates Using Content-based Instruction. 5th International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macau. 2-5/6/15.
  • Leadership Wisdom of the I Ching. 8th International Convention of Asia Scholars, University of Macau, 24-27/6/13.
  • Popcorn in the Classroom – How to Use Visual Media in the EFL Lesson. An Exploratory Study in Macao Polytechnic Institute. 3rd International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macau. 21-24/6/11.
  • The Role of Poetry in the Teaching of English to Social Work Undergraduates: An Exploratory Study in Macao Polytechnic Institute. 2nd International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macau. 19-20/6/09.
  • Revisiting Humanistic Approaches: Squaring the Circle in the ESP Classroom. 1st International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication, Macao Polytechnic Institute. 9-10/7/07.
  • Research Ethics - A Help or Hindrance to the Investigation of Truth? In Proceedings of the International Seminar on English Language Teaching and Translation for the 21st Century, Macao Polytechnic Institute. 10-12/5/2002.
  • A Seminar on Dreams. Macao Polytechnic Institute.13/12/2000.

 

Conference Proceedings:

  • Davis, A. J. (2020). ‘Teaching and Learning during Traumatic Times: Polyvagal theory and the importance of social engagement’. (pp. 102–113). Edited by Vivian Lei Ngan & Gan Chun Yan. Proceedings of the Twelfth Higher Education International Conference on The New Developments of Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance. Macao Polytechnic Institute. 25-26 November 2020.
  • Davis, A. J. (2019). ‘Is the University Lecture as Extinct as the Tasmanian Tiger? A Review of the Efficacy of Teacher Talk in Achieving the Goals of Higher Education’ (pp. 162–173). Edited by Vivian Lei Ngan & Gan Chun Yan. Proceedings of the Eleventh Higher Education International Conference on The New Developments of Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance. Macao Polytechnic Institute. 19-21 November 2019.
  • Davis, A. J. (2018). ‘What Can the Teacher of EFL Learn from the Paradox of the Chinese Learner?’ (pp. 222–238). Edited by Vivian Lei Ngan & Gan Chun Yan. Proceedings of the Tenth Higher Education International Conference on Innovation and Developments in Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance. Macao Polytechnic Institute. 20-22 November 2018.
  • Davis, A. J. (2017). ‘From Ivory Towers to Castles in the Air? An Exploration of the Far Transfer of Undergraduate Learning to the Real World.’ (pp. 106–122). Edited by Vivian Lei Ngan & Christy Cheong. Proceedings of the Ninth Higher Education International Conference on The New Developments of Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance in Higher Education. Macao Polytechnic Institute. 21-23 November 2017.

科研興趣 Research interests
The philosophy of education.

The psychology of teaching and learning.

Cognitive, Social Constructivist, Vygotskian, and Poststructural approaches to language learning.

English for Specific Purposes and Content-based Instruction (CBI) and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) for social work students. 

Humanistic and psychotherapeutic approaches to teaching and learning.

最近兩年任教科目 Subjects taught in last two years
- 英語II (ENGLISH II) 2022/2023
- 英語III (ENGLISH III) 2022/2023
- 英語IV (ENGLISH IV) 2022/2023
- 英語V (ENGLISH V) 2022/2023