Elaine Khoo

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Associate Professor, Teaching Stream; CTL English Language Development Support Coordinator
Building AC 320C

Elaine Khoo’s mission is to help students develop skills in academic communication to succeed in their courses – not only writing skills, but speaking, presentation, and critical thinking skills that when put together, give students the capability to tackle their assignments without anxiety.   Dr. Khoo was awarded the Joan E. Foley Quality of Student Experience Award in 2009 in recognition of her innovative program design and dedication to improving the student experience at UTSC.  She also received the D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning in 2014.


Recent publications

Khoo, E., & Irwin, M. (2023). Academic integrity socialization and language competency Training for Canadian undergraduate students during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In S. Bjelobaba, T. Foltýnek, I. Glendinning, V. Krásničan, & D. H. Dlabolová (Eds.), Academic Integrity: Broadening Practices, Technologies, and the Role of Students: Proceedings from the European Conference on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism 2021 (Vol. 4, pp. 217–236). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-16976-2

Khoo, E., & Huo, X. Y. (2023). Listening to diverse voices: A liberatory writing pedagogy for empowerment and emancipation. The Peer Review, 7(1).

Khoo, E., & Kang, S. (2022). Proactive learner empowerment: Towards a transformative academic integrity approach for English language learners. International Journal for Educational Integrity, 18(1), 24. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40979-022-00111-2

Khoo, E., & Huo, X. Y. (2022). Toward transformative inclusivity through learner-driven and instructor-facilitated writing support: An innovative approach to empowering English language learners. Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie, 32, 394–404. https://doi.org/10.31468/dwr.963

Khoo, E., & Huo, X. Y. (2022). The efficacy of culturally responsive pedagogy for low-proficiency international students in online teaching and learning: A Canadian experience with an online reading-writing Program. Journal of Teaching and Learning, 16(2), 67–85. https://doi.org/10.22329/jtl.v16i2.7022

Huo, X. Y., & Khoo, E. (2022). Effective teaching strategies for Chinese international students at a Canadian university: An online reading-writing support program. In C. Smith & G. Zhou (Eds.), Handbook of research on teaching strategies for culturally and linguistically diverse international students (pp. 241–264). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-8921-2.ch013