The CHAMELEON approach to change: adapting to new educational conditions




change management, Communities of Practice, Covid-19, faculty support, Sino-foreign university

Author Biographies

Laura Davies, Duke Kunshan University, China

Laura J. Davies is the Assistant Director of EAP, and lecturer of English language at Duke Kunshan University. She holds an MA in TESOL with Applied Linguistics and a DELTA, specializing in higher education English language teaching management. She is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). Her current research focuses on intercultural engagement, student identity, and course design.

Joseph Davies, Duke Kunshan University

Joseph A. Davies is lecturer of English language at Duke Kunshan University. He holds an MA in TESOL with Applied Linguistics, a DELTA and Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). His current research focuses on feedback literacy and EAP pedagogy within Sino-foreign higher education contexts.


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How to Cite

Davies, L. . and Davies, J. (2021) “The CHAMELEON approach to change: adapting to new educational conditions”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, (22). doi: 10.47408/jldhe.vi22.836.