-The Authentic Leader 9:30 Wednesday 9th May 2018
-Beyond the Digital Revolution in ELT 16:00 Thursday 10th May 2018
-Evaluating technology integration in ELT 12:05 Friday 11 th May 2018
As Chief Executive Officer at NEAS, Patrick brings enthusiasm and a healthy pragmatism to projects and teams he engages with. With 20 years’ experience in applying drama, TESOL and teacher training methodologies across ELICOS, high school, vocational education, higher education and corporate sectors in Japan, the Netherlands, the United States and Australia, Patrick’s approach to problem solving is informed by a dynamic systems perspective with a global outlook. Patrick has held senior management positions in education for twelve years and has extensive experience in change management, including a graduate management qualification from Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM).
Patrick’s recent PhD research at the University of Sydney is in using process drama in TESOL. He is a past Vice-President of the University English Centres of Australia (UECA) and past Convenor of the NEAS Advisory Council. His passion is in sharing drama and innovative TESOL pedagogy across cultures and he has had the privilege of conducting large group presentations and workshops with thousands of students and teachers at more than 50 events across 28 countries in the last five years as part of his PhD and roles with the University of Sydney, NEAS and UECA.