Gordon A. Moulden, Ed.D

Part-time Instructor of MA TESOL
My teaching philosophy: “Knowledge feeds practice. Knowledge-based practice builds excellence. Excellence breeds fruitfulness.”

My favourite book that hasn’t been written yet: “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to living in Japan without eating sushi”.

Gordon has been an ELT professional for over thirty years, teaching English at the university level in Japan, and to immigrants, missionary trainees, and high-school students in Canada before becoming a teacher trainer. He has been serving as an instructor in the MA TESOL Department for 11 years, where he has been teaching courses in research methods, assessment and leadership. He has both a Master’s and Doctorate in Education (TESOL) from Temple University. His professional passion is training and encouraging teachers in their professional development. He also enjoys writing about research and assessment. For hobbies, he enjoys watching and talking about team sports, especially hockey, rugby, and football. He loves his Japanese wife but not Japanese sushi.

  • Ed.D. - Doctor of Education in TESOL, Temple University, 2005
  • M.A. - Master of Education in TESOL, Temple University, 1993.
  • B.A. - Bachelor of Arts in French Language, UBC, 1985

Expertise

  • Language assessment
  • Course design
  • Planning for learning
  • Educational research
  • Intercultural leadership and management

  • Moulden, G.A. (2021). An Investigation into the effects of COVID-related school policies on the teaching and learning of English as a second or foreign language.
  • Moulden, G. A. (2005). An Evaluation of Language Policy in a Bilingual School in Japan.  Chief Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Schaefer. Temple University, Japan.
  • Moulden, G. A. (1996).  Perceptual Learning Style Preferences: Analysis and Evaluation of results from survey research. In Working Papers in Applied Linguistics, 9. Temple University Japan.

Recent Publications

  • Moulden, G.A. (2022). Planning Assessment within a Task-based Instructional Approach. In WAESOL Educator, Volume 47, Issue 2. Washington Association for the Education of Speakers of Other Languages.
  • Moulden, G.A. (2021). An Investigation into the effects of COVID-related school policies on the teaching and learning of English as a second or foreign language. In Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse International Students in Open or Online Learning Environments: A Research Symposium. University of Windsor.
  • Moulden, G.A. (2021). The Role and Place of Action Research in the Teaching Process. In WAESOL Educator, Volume 46, Issue 2. Washington Association for the Education of Speakers of Other Languages.

Affiliations & Memberships

BC TEAL - The Association of B.C. Teachers of English as an Additional Language

 

  • LING 517 - Evaluation & Measurement in TESOL
  • LING 612 - Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
  • LING 624 - Leadership in TESOL
  • LING 642 - e-Portfolio