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Neupane Bastola, Madhu
PhD Student (FT)

Qualifications:
Master of Education (TESOL), The University of Sydney, Australia (2015)
Master of Education, Tribhuvan Univeristy, Nepal (2003)
Bachelor of Education, Tribhuvan University, Nepal (2001)


Room No.FG325
Tel3400 2060
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Chief Supervisor:
Prof. Guangwei Hu

Co-supervisor:
Prof. Martin Warren

RESEARCH:

Research areas:
Academic Discourse
English Language Teaching
Corpus Linguistics 

Title of thesis:

Supervisory feedback: Purposes, practices, effectiveness, challenges, and student engagement

Description of thesis research:

This research explores disciplinary variations in supervisory feedback on English medium master theses in terms of purposes, practices, effectiveness, challenges, and student engagement in the Nepalese context. It is an exploratory mixed-methods study, which involves collecting data from supervisors and students in four different disciplines (i.e., Education, Humanities, Science, and Engineering) using observations, interviews, and questionnaires. The study is expected to contribute towards promoting better supervisory practices to enhance the quality of graduate research.

PUBLICATIONS:

Neupane Bastola, M. (2016). Calibration in EFL reading: Examining the nature of judgement of confidence. Tribhuvan University Journal, 29(1), 97-110.

Neupane Bastola, M. (2016). Should we bend towards blending? How? Journal of NELTA, 22, 54-67

Neupane Bastola, M. (2015). Do learners know ‘what they know’ in EFL reading? Journal of NELTA, 21, 61-73

Neupane, M. (2015, August). Selecting a researchable problem: Some research worthy issues in EFL reading. NELTA ELT Forum, https://neltaeltforum.wordpress.com/2015/08/

Neupane, M. (2014). English as a medium of instruction: Imposition or demand? Solukhumbu Multiple Campus Research Journal, 1(1), 22-33.

Neupane, M. (2012). Higher education in Nepal: Policy, procedures and the way ahead. JMC Research Journal, 2, 1-21

Neupane, M. (2010). Learner autonomy: Concept and consideration. Journal of NLTA, 15, 114-120

Neupane, M. (2010). Attitude of students towards Janamaitri Multiple Campus. JMC Research Journal, 1, 52-70.

Neupane, M. (2009). Processing instruction: An input based approach for teaching grammar. Journal of NELTA, 14, 111-118.

Conference presentations

Neupane Bastola, M. (2017, December). Open educational resources for the professional learning in the workplace. Paper presented at International Conference on ESP, new technologies and digital learning, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Neupane Bastola, M. (2018, April). Giving and receiving ends of supervisory feedback: Where is the missing link? Presented at Joint Postgraduate Student Symposium on Language, Culture and Cognition, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Neupane Bastola, M. (2012, February). Strengthening Teacher Association for Professional Development. A paper presented at 17th International Conference-Phase II of NELTA, Chitwan, Nepal.

Neupane Bastola, M. (2008, February). Joyful Reading. A paper presented at 13th International Conference of NELTA, Kathmandu, Nepal.

TEACHING:

Professional Experience

Lecturer, Department of English Education, Tribhuvan University, Nepal (2011- )

Teaching Assistant, Department of English Education, Tribhuvan University, Nepal (2007-2011)

Courses taught

Research Methodology
Teacher Professional Development
Critical Discourse Analysis
Language Testing
English Grammar
Academic Writing

AWARDS/GRANTS:

PhD Research Studentship, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (2017)

Australia Awards Scholarship, The Government of Australia, Australia (2015)

E-teacher Scholarship, US Department of State, USA (2012)

Study of the United States Institute (SUSI), US Department of State, USA (2012)

Hornby Regional School in Dhaka, British Council, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2011)

Mini Research Grants, Research Division, Tribhuvan University, Nepal (2016)

Mini Research Grants, University Grants Commission, Nepal (2011)

Mini Research Grants, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Education, Tribhuvan University, Nepal (2010)

ESTEEM MEASURES:

Editor (2015-Present), Journal of NELTA, Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association Kathmandu, Nepal

Central Committee Member, Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (2010-2014)

Life Member, Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA), Kathmandu, Nepal Website: http://nelta.org.np

Member, International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) United Kingdom