Julian Edgebegan teaching English to speakers of other languages in Amman, Jordan in 1969.Since then, he has lived and worked in Germany, Egypt, Singapore, Lebanon,Turkey and Australia, as well as Britain. He has also made shorter workingvisits to a large number of other countries. He has a Diploma in the Teachingof English Overseas from the University of Manchester, an MA in EnglishLanguage and Education from the University of London and a PhD in the fields ofdiscourse analysis and language teacher education from the University ofBirmingham. He has published widely, mostly in pursuit of his interest in thecontinuing self-development of teachers through reflective practice, actionresearch and the disciplined use of non-judgemental discourse. In more recentyears, he has allied these interests with an increased recognition of thesociocultural, political and ideological impact of the teaching of Englishworldwide. His keynote talk will address all of these issues.
Some relevant publications
Edge, J. 2011. The Reflexive Teacher Educator: Roots and Wings. New York:Routledge.
Edge, J. & Garton, S. 2009. From Experience to Knowledge in ELT.Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Edge, J. (ed.) 2006. (Re-)Locating TESOL in an Age of Empire. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Edge, J. 2002. Continuing Cooperative Development: A Discourse Framework forIndividuals as Colleagues. Ann Arbor,MI: Michigan University Press.
Edge, J. (ed.) 2001. Case Studies in Action Research. Alexandria,VA: TESOL Inc.