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ASSOC. PROF. DR. Tanju Deveci

Associate Professor of English and Lifelong Learning,

Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE


 Keynote Speech Title:

"Qualitative Adjectives in Education Research Articles: The Case of Lifelong Learning and Adult Education"


Writing is the sine qua non of successful performance in scholarly publishing. So much so that it is this skill that enables scholars to spread the scientific knowledge they generate through research. Researchers are obliged to refine their academic literacy skills with a particular focus on writing. Towards this end, both inexperienced and emerging scholars consult publication manuals and instructional texts. These sources give authors insights into several aspects of academic writing. However, it seems that language-use is the taproot of success in academic writing. For authors to succeed in expressing themselves in ways deemed appropriate in their disciplines, they ought to use a variety of language elements at their best. Being members of a particular discourse community, scholars of educational sciences share a particular set of mechanisms of intercommunication including specific lexis. This is not to deny that any text of a particular genre in a discourse community includes general lexical items. In fact, 87% of a typical academic text includes general words (Coady & Huckin, 1997). Education research articles, as a distinct genre, are expected to exhibit a particular set of lexes in addition to general ones. Therefore, it is essential that the members of this discourse community be familiar with a variety of lexes that may be specific to the discipline or very commonly used by their fellow scholars. This familiarity will reinforce their place in their community. Prompted by this sentiment, this presentation will present the results of a study conducted to identify adjectives as a sub-domain of lexis specific to one particular educational discipline, namely Lifelong Learning and Adult Education. 



Tanju Deveci is an Associate Professor of English and Lifelong Learning. He received his Ph.D. in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education in 2011 from Ankara University, Turkey. He holds master’s degrees in Adult Education from Ankara University and in English Language Teaching from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey. He also has a Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA) awarded by Cambridge University, UK. He taught English for academic purposes at Bilkent and Sabanci Universities in Turkey for 15 years. Since 2012, he has been teaching English and communication skills to engineering students at Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, the UAE. He has published research and teaching articles on a wide range of topics including andragogy, learning styles, and technology-use for instructional purposes. His research interests also include pragmatics with a particular focus on speech acts. He has published book chapters and research articles on a variety of academic literacy skills, too. He is currently writing a book on adult education theories and researching learning English as a lifelong learning endeavor. He is an Associate Editor for the Asian ESP Journal. He has delivered speeches at numerous international conferences in Europe and Asia.






DR. Nadir Ali Kolachi, PhD.

University Professor (Management & HRD),

College of Business Administration,

University of Fujairah, UAE



 Keynote Speech Title:

"Social welfare + Positive education = Corporate Happiness (Some guiding notes for better life)"


Social welfare is a simple process to create a cordial atmosphere for all members of the society. This is more referred to organizational context where employees are taken care as per the policy and norms of the company. Social welfare refers to the aspects of positive education & happiness that we need to create in today’s age. This research will discuss the parameters of social welfare and simultaneously cove the aspects of positive education that can bring happiness in present & future. “Social welfare + positive education=happiness” this is the proposed equation for the purpose of abstract focus that will be discussed in this case study. This combination shows that concerns for social welfare are real and adding positive education can be best suited formats for the wellbeing of society. Later, such acts will create happiness amongst people.  Keywords: social welfare, positive education and happiness. Social ethics must be visible in every activity of our way of life. It means that all operations whether money, fame or any aspect should be linked to the benefit of society. The purpose of country development, corporate success or individual richness is to serve humanity. People with more money or resources are more responsible for society than any other person. Social welfare is the support to society to grow, develop and live in comfortable way. Social welfare is not possible without impactful teaching & guidance amongst us. Impactful guidance is a method that can bring an inspiration or feeling about society. The most problems in the world are due to the noncooperation of resourceful authorities. If all resourceful countries, successful corporations or individual richness should think of society, then there might not be many issues as we get across every day. The concern for society is a way to create positive education that can bring happiness amongst people. Positive education is a way to build confidence to live with scarce resources and pass happy life. Greed leads to more greed and more greed can push negative addiction.  The speech will cover a few practical case examples and other required details during the presentation.



Dr. Nadir is a Corporate Trainer, Case Study writer, Keynote Speaker and University Professor (Management/ OD/ HRD). He has vast experience in different Universities at National & International levels. He has MBA (Management), MPhil (Management), PhD (Management) and Post Doctorate Research (HRD) from North Carolina A&T State University, USA. His career remained in four major areas as Teaching, Training, Case Research & Curriculum Design.  Dr. Nadir has utmost passion in Case Teaching & Training methods. He is a certified case method trainer, Case writer and Case participant at The Case Center, Ivey Business School and Harvard Business School. He has conducted 25 trainings in various countries. He has published 42 papers and Case studies. He has also presented 45 conference papers around the world. He has represented Universities in various International research forums as Keynote Speaker, Faculty trainer, Session Chair and Conference Presenter at USA, UK, Canada, Brazil, Poland, Italy, Turkey, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Germany, France, Slovenia, Austria, Serbia, Romania, Greece, Japan, UAE and many other countries. He has visited 112 countries and love to meet people and share ideas.

LinkedIn: page:https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-nadir-ali-hazoor-bux-kolachi-67a97913





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