Prof Nomad

University of Sydney

Prof Nomad (Ahmar Mahboob) is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sydney. His research attempts to generate practices and resources that contribute to the immediate needs of local communities.


The CREDIBLE Approach in the Classroom

College & University Education
Sun, Nov 22, 08:15-09:15 JST

The CREDIBLE approach encourages students and teachers to create projects that address real needs of people and communities where they live. In this session, we will unpack the notion of CREDIBLE and then look at examples of projects that classroom practitioners have carried out in diverse contexts. We will also consider possible projects that you can develop in your own contexts.

Doing Broad Positive Discourse Analysis

College & University Education
Fri, Nov 20, 12:00-13:00 JST

Positive discourse analysis (PDA) is an approach where we look at successful projects and things in order to understand what makes them work. In this workshop, I will share some tools and examples of how people carry out PDA in real world settings. In doing so, we will learn how we can use PDA for both analysis of projects as well as creating our own projects with the aim of harmonising our communities and eco-systems.

Panel Discussion and Closing Ceremony

Non-teaching Context
Mon, Nov 23, 14:00-15:00 JST

The end of the show, and we will welcome some of our plenary, featured, and invited guest speakers to offer some final words and reflections on the conference. Audience participants will be encouraged to ask questions and offer insights of their own. After the panel discussion we will here about what is to come for JALT2021!