Personal profile


Dat Bao has worked with Leeds Beckett University in the UK, Cornell University in the US, the National University of Singapore, the Assumption University of Thailand, and presently Monash University. His current research interests include silence studies, creative thinking, curriculum development, world-related learning, intercultural education, and creative pedagogy in language education. With research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and the UK, he has nearly 80 publications in books and journals. He has given numerous presentations in four continents including being a plenary speaker at international conferences. His recent books include Understanding silence and reticence: Ways of participating in SLA (Bloomsbury, 2014), Poetry for Education: Classroom ideas that inspire creative thinking (Xlibris, 2017), Creativity and innovations in ELT materials: Looking beyond the current design (Multilingual Matters, 2018), Transforming pedagogies through engagement with learners, teachers and communities (co-edited with Thanh Pham) (Springer, 2021), Silence in English language pedagogy: From research to practice (CUP, forthcoming). In 2018 Dat Bao received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching at Monash University.

Research area keywords

  • Curriculum development
  • Creative pedagogy
  • Intercultural education
  • Work-related learning
  • Silence studies

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