Dr. Jon Shaw

Affiliated Faculty

Affiliation: Executive Director, AIT Extension

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Country: U.K.

Expertise: Educational Development, Curriculum Innovation and Change, Teaching and Learning Practices, Educational Research Methods

Degrees: PhD in International Development, Institute of Education, University of Sussex, UK (2002); Diploma in Teaching English Overseas, Manchester University, UK (1986); Postgraduate Certificate of Education, Manchester University, UK (1985); Bachelor of Laws, Law King’s College, University of London, UK (1982)

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Academic positions

  • AIT, AIT Extension: Director, July 2011 – present; Executive Director, October 2005 – June 2011; Regional Resource Center for Asia and the Pacific, Deputy Director, April 2011 – present; Faculty member: AIT Extension (October 2001 – June 2003) Center for Language and Educational Technology (July 1993 – September 2001) Language Center (June 1989 – June 1993), June 1989 – June 2003
  • Bell Language Institute, London, UK, Instructor, July 1988-June 1989
  • First Medical University Shanghai, People’s Republic of China Language Teacher/Program Developer August 1986-June 1988
  • University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, UK, Instructor June 1986-August 1986
  • Boys’ Upper Secondary Schools Ministry of Education, Sudan, Secondary School Language Teacher, June 1983-May 1985

Nonacademic positions

  • AIT, AIT Extension: Senior Training Specialist and Program Director, June 2003 – October 2005


Shaw, J. 2009. A regional professional bachelors’ degree program in poverty reduction and agricultural management: possibilities for private sector engagement. Proceedings of International Symposium on “Public-Private Partnership in TVET – Challenges, Opportunities and Best Practices” 1 – 2 December 2008, Manila, Philippines.

Shaw, J. 2008. Partnerships for local-level capacity building in Lao PDR: A regional professional bachelor’s degree program in poverty reduction and agricultural management. Paper presented at the International Forum on Vocational-Technical Education: Policy Frameworks, Innovative Practices and International Partnerships, Hangzhou, PRC 17 – 19 November 2008

Shaw, J. 2007. ‘Team-teaching as negotiating autonomy and shared understandings of what we are doing’. In T. Lamb, H. Reinders and U. Jung (Eds) Supporting Independent Language Learning: Issues and Interventions. Oxford; John Benjamins.

Shaw, J., R. Stroupe, T. Clayton, and W. Conley 2004. ‘Building reflective practice into INSET trainer training: a case study from Thailand’. In D. Hayes (Ed) Trainer Development: Principles and Practice. Melbourne, Language Australia.

Shaw, J. 2002. ‘Team-teaching as negotiating autonomy and shared understandings of what we are doing’. Paper presented at the Special Symposium of the Scientific Commission on Learner Autonomy in Language Learning. AILA Congress, Singapore. December 16–21.

Shaw, J. 2002. ‘Discourses of (educational) development: needs, borrowings, transfers’. Paper presented at the International Conference on Culture, Context and Choice in Development, Bangkok. November 28–30.

Shaw, J. 2002. ‘English language and the language of development’. Keynote presentation. Keynote presentation & proceedings of the International Conference on English language and Development for Equity. Institut Perguruan Bahasa-Bahasa Antarabangsa. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 24–26

Shaw, J. 2002. ‘Becoming Academic Writers: Tracing the Thread between Autonomy, Teacher feedback, and self-correction’. Paper presented at the 2002 Thai TESOL conference, Chiang Mai, January 24–26.

Champagne, M.-F. et al. 2001. ‘The assessment of learner autonomy and language learning.’ In L. Dam (Ed) AILA Review 15: Learner Autonomy: New Insights. United Kingdom, Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée.

Shaw, J. 2001. ‘Redefining a language centre: from autonomy to futilitarianism and back’. Paper presented at the Fifth International Conference on Language and Development. Phnom Penh, Cambodia. September 5-7.

Shaw, J. 2001. ‘Education and Information-Communication Technologies (ICTs): Reviewing practice and policy in Thailand’. Paper presented at the AIT-Ministry of Higher Education workshop, Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 26-28.

Shaw, J. 2000. ‘Introduction’. In J. Shaw, D. Lubelska and M. Noullet (Eds) 2000.

Shaw, J., D. Lubelska and M. Noullet (Eds) 2000. Interaction and Partnership. Hanoi, Vietnam. October 1999. Bangkok, Thailand: Asian Institute of Technology.

Shaw, J. (Ed) with M. Noullet 2000. Full proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language and Development. Hanoi, Vietnam. October 1999. Previously available online: www.languages.ait.ac.th/hanoi_proceedings/hanoi1999.htm

Shaw, J. 1999. ‘Experiential learning and epistemological beliefs: a case study of Vietnamese graduate students.’ Proceedings of 12th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Tokyo, Japan. August 1999.

Champagne, M.-F., W. Savage, J. Shaw et al. 1999. ‘Talkbase, Tasks, and the Assessment of Learner Autonomy and Language Learning.’ Paper presented at the 12th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Tokyo, Japan. August 1999.

Stroupe, R. and J. Shaw 1999. ‘Reflective training with Thai primary EFL teachers.’ Paper presented at the 33rd TESOL Convention, New York. March 1999.

Stroupe, R., J. Shaw, T. Clayton, and W. Conley 1998. ‘A sustainable training approach for teachers of EFL in Thai primary schools.’ Thai TESOL Bulletin 11/2, August 1998. Ministry of Education 1998. Teaching English as a Second Language: A training manual for trainers. Bangkok, Thailand: Ministry of Education (authors: J. Shaw, R. Stroupe, T. Clayton, W. Conley and P. Walter).

Shaw, J. 1998. ‘Curriculum change in Vietnamese universities: language, knowledge and power.’ Selected proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Language in Development. Langkawi, Malaysia.

Shaw, J. with T. Baker 1998. Problematizing plagiarism at AIT: originality, authority and authorship. Presentation at the AIT Faculty Workshop, Hua Hin, April-May 1998.

Shaw, J. 1997. The Challenges and opportunities for teachers in the 21st century. Keynote address to the Asian Confederation of Teachers Conference. Bangkok, November 1997.

Clayton, T. and J. Shaw 1997. Discovering Resources in Ho Chi Minh City. In B. Kenny and W. Savage (Eds) Language and Development: Teachers in Changing World, Addison Wesley Longman: Harlow, Essex, UK.

Shaw, J. 1997. The Center for Language and Educational Technology: an Approach to Language-in-Development. Paper presented at the English Language Teaching Seminar, AITCV, Hanoi, February 1997.

Shaw, J. 1996. ‘The effect of experiential language learning on epistemological beliefs.’ Paper presented at the Autonomy 2000 Conference. King Mongkut Institute of Technology, Thonburi, November 1996.

Shaw, J. 1995. ‘Experiential language learning and epistemological beliefs: a quantitative approach.’ Paper presented at the 10th European Symposium on Language for Specific Purposes, Vienna, August 29-September 2.

Shaw, J. 1995. Dialogue Journals and Negotiating Innovations: Appropriate Technology Reconsidered. In T Crooks and G Crewes (Eds) Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference in Language in Development, Bali, Indonesia, April 10-12.

Shaw, J. 1995. A schema approach to the formal literature review in engineering theses. System, 3.

Shaw, J. and T. Clayton 1995. Dialogue Journals and Course Evaluation. In D. Nunan, R. Berry and V. Berry (Eds) Bringing about Change in Language Education (pp. 217-235). Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Hong Kong.

Shaw, J. 1994. Schematizing the Literature Review. In M. Brekke, Ø. Anderson, T. Dahl and J. Myking (Eds) Applications and Implications of Current LSP Research (proceedings of the 9th European Symposium on Language for Specific Purposes, Bergen, Norway, August 1993). Fakbokforlaget: Bergen, Norway.

Shaw, J. 1993. Language centers and change in the university: the role of content. Proceedings of the 8th ILE Conference, Hong Kong, December 1992.

Shaw, J. and T. Clayton 1993. Discovering Resources in Ho Chi Minh City: Preparing the ground. Proceedings of the First AIT/RELC Conference on Language Programs in Development Projects. AIT, Bangkok, April 1993.

Shaw, J. 1991. Specificity in LSP: From the field to the individual, (with M. Laszewski). Paper presented at the 5th LSP Symposium. Jerusalem, August 1991.

Shaw, J. 1991. Reappraising Needs: ESP Course Design. Proceedings of THAI/TESOL Conference at Srinakarinwirot University. Bangkok.

Shaw, J. and G. Storer 1991. The interview as a tool for language level assessment. Proceedings of the 6th ILE Conference. Hong Kong.