Prof. (Mrs.)

AKEREDOLU-ALE Bolanle Idowu 

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Professor Bolanle Akeredolu-Ale has over 30 years’ experience of working as a Communication practitioner and researcher. She teaches at the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), Abeokuta, Ogun State and has served the University in various capacities. Professor Akeredolu-Ale recently completed her tenure as the Dean, College of Agricultural Management and Rural Development (COLAMRUD), FUNAAB, Nigeria. As the Dean, COLAMRUD, she also served as the Chairperson, Committee of Deans and Directors of the University and had acted for the Vice-Chancellor on numerous occasions. She served twice as the Head of Department of Communication and General Studies. She was one of the Editors, FUNAAB Journals, and currently one of the two University Orators. She was the Immediate Past Chairperson of the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (FUNAAB Chapter) Multipurpose Cooperative.

She has also served as an external examiner and assessor to numerous universities in Nigeria and outside the country. She belongs to different professional and social bodies both locally and internationally. Some of these are:

  1. Nigerian Association of Teachers and Researchers of English as a Second Language (NATRESL)
  2. Member, International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)
  3. Member, International Association of World Englishes (IAWE)
  4. Member, International Literacy Association (ILA)
  5. Member, International Reading Association (IRA)
  6. Nigerian Association of University Women
  7. Graduate Women International

Professor Akeredolu-Ale has been involved in the Communication Skills Project for Universities of Agriculture and Technology in Nigeria since 1990; a project sponsored by the Overseas Development Administration of the British Council and the National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria. Under this project, she had the opportunity of taking a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) at the University of Birmingham, UK. She has also been actively involved in the Gender Mainstreaming Project at FUNAAB which has culminated in the formation of the Gender Policy Framework at the University. She is a member and resource person for the Nigerian Association of University Women (NAUW) (FUNAAB Chapter).

Professor Bolanle Akeredolu-Ale is highly skilled in information and educational technologies and has demonstrable experience in her championing and pioneering the e-learning project at FUNAAB. She is a member of eLearning Africa and has attended numerous international conferences organized by this body. She also had the opportunity to participate at the DAAD 2017/2018 DIES-International Deans’ Course Africa which took her to the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabruck (Germany), Free University of Berlin (Germany), Makarere University in Uganda and Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. The Course on Higher Education Management has been of tremendous benefit to her service as a Dean and mentor to many staff looking up to her.

Professor Akeredolu-Ale has been a member of the Innovation in Language Learning International Conference, Florence, Italy since 2014. She has also been an active participant at a number of the improving teaching and learning in higher education conferences organised by Teaching Professor Conference Magna Publications, USA. She has attended series of literacy and leadership seminars and conferences in South African Universities, notably at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and University of Cape Town. And recently, she was invited to the Schlumberger Foundation Outreach Pilot meeting in Nigeria and has since been a member of the FUNAAB group on Women in STEM.

She has published numerous newspaper and magazine articles, educational and research papers, technical reports and supervised quite a number of undergraduate and postgraduate (MSc and PhD) students.

Apart from academics and higher education administration, she has great passion for grooming young women for the future and has worked corporately and personally towards encouraging young girls to achieve their hidden potentials. She has contributed immensely to radio and television programmes, civil meetings and seminars focused on women empowerment, children protection and girl-child education. Her extra-curricular activities include reading, traveling and watching movies. She is blessed with an adorable young woman.

Ph.D., University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. 2000

M.A., University of Birmingham, England. 1993 M.A. (TEFL/TESL)

PGD., Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos 1989 PGD in Journalism

M.A., University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. 1987

B.Agric., University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. 1984

Overseas Development Administration (ODA) Training Awards to attend the various COMSKIPTECH training workshops organized by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the British Council in 1989, 1991, twice in 1992, and 1993.

Overseas Development Administration (ODA) Fellowship Award administered through the British Council in Nigeria to attend a Masters Programme at the University of Birmingham in 1992/93.

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics)

Dean, College of Agricultural Management and Rural Development (COLAMRUD)

Chairperson, Committee of Deans and Directors (CODAD)

HOD, Department of Communication and General Studies.

Editors, FUNAAB Journals

University Orators

Chairperson, Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (FUNAAB Chapter) Multipurpose Cooperative.

Founding Member, Communication Skills Project for Universities of Agriculture and Technology (COMSKIPTECH) Network.

Member, Nigerian Association of Teachers and Researchers of English as a Second Language (NATRESL) Member of its National Executive Committee (2006 till date).

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

Member, International Association of World Englishes (IAWE)

Member, International Literacy Association (ILA)

Member, International Reading Association (IRA)

Nigerian Association of University Women

Graduate Women International

1. First International Training Workshop on Communication Skills Project (COMSKIPTECH) for Federal Universities of Technology and Agriculture, organised by the National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria and the British Council in Nigeria held at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria(1990).

2. The 11th British Association of Lecturers of English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP) Conference on Course Design and Evaluation in EAP, held at the University of Birmingham, U.K (1993).

3. The 27th International Association Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) International Conference held at the University College, Swansea, Wales, U.K. (1993).

4. The English Teaching Improvement Conference organized by LECAPS held at the University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria (1995).

5. Annual Conference of the Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (1997).

6. Two-day workshop organized by Ogun State Association of Teachers of English (Abeokuta South Chapter), Nigeria (2002).

7. First Annual ELTT (English Language Teaching Today) Conference, held at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria (2003).

8. First International Conference on Human Development, held at the Covenant University, Ota, Ogun States, Nigeria (2005).

9. Third Annual ELTT (English Language Teaching Today) Conference, held at the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria (2005).

10. Fourth Annual ELTT (English Language Teaching Today) Conference, held at the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria (2006).

13. Fifth Annual ELTT (English Language Teaching Today) Conference, held at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria (2007).

14. Sixth Annual ELTT (English Language Teaching Today) Conference, held at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria (2008).

17. Literature and Humanistic studies in Africa conference, held at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State, Nigeria (2009).

18. International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL), Business English Special Interest Group (BESIG) Workshop on Teaching Business English with Digital Technologies at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK, 24 -25 June, 2011.

19. National Association of Teachers and Researchers of English as a Second Language (NATRESL) Workshop and Conference on Resources and Resourcefulness in English Language Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century at the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, July 2011.

20. International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL), 46th Annual International IATEFL Conference in Glasgow, UK, in 19th – 23rd March 2012.

21. Seventh International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training: eLearning Africa, Cotonou, Benin, May 2012.

22. National Association of Teachers and Researchers of English as a Second Language (NATRESL) Workshop and Conference at the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria, September, 2012.

23. National Association of Teachers and Researchers of English as a Second Language (NATRESL) Workshop and Conference at the Elizade University, Ondo State, Nigeria, September, 2013.

24. Seventh Edition of the International Conference on “ICT for Language Learning.” Held at Grand Hotel Meditarraneo, Firenze – Italy, between 13th and 14th November, 2014. http://conference.pixelonline.net/ICT4LL/files/ict4ll/ed0007 /FP/0904-ICL560-FP-ICT4LL7.pdf

25. The 13th Annual Teaching Professor Conference. Atlanta, GA, US. May 29-31, 2015. http://www.teachingprofessor.com/conferences/conference

26. 2015 SOLSTICE eLearning Conference: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Effective Practices Held at the Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK June 4-5, 2015.

27. Ninth Pan-African Literacy for all Conference & 10th RASA National Literacy Conference 2 –5 September 2015, Baxter Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa.

28. Third European Conference on Social Media Research EM Normandie, Caen, France (2016).

29. 10th Pan African Literacy for All Conference 27th – 31st August, 2017, Abuja, Nigeria

30. 5th International Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance 16th – 17th March, 2017 at Wits Business School, Parktown Johannesburg, South Africa

a) Thesis and Dissertation

i. B.A. Project – Entitled “Phonological Interference of Hausa with English”

ii. M.A Dissertation – entitled “Phonological Interference of Igbo and Yoruba”.

iii. M.A. Dissertation – Entitled “Investigation into the Discourse Organisation of Selected Projects of Undergraduate Students of the Department of Plant Biology”.

iv. PhD Dissertation – Entitled “An Application of the Bernstein Hypothesis to the Study of Yoruba-English Bilingual Acquisition and learning in Selected Secondary Schools in Ogun State.

b) Journal Articles

1997

1. Managing Large Classes: Team Teaching Approach.. English Language Teaching Forum, Vol.36 (1) 50 – 53 at dosfan.lib.uic.edu/usia/E-USIA/forum/vols/vol36(co- authored with M. M. Alimi& T. Azeez).

2. Team Teaching and Teacher Development.. English Language Teaching Today, Vol. 1 (1) 60-64 (co-authored with M. M. Alimi& T. Azeez).

3. Effect of Radio Farm Broadcasts on Farmers Knowledge of improved Farm Practices.. Journal of Extension Systems Vol. 13(1&2) 121-127.(co- authored with O. J. Ladebo, & O. C. Banjoko)

1999

4. ‘The Discourse Structure of the Cartoon Text.. Lagos Notes and Records Vol. VIII 302-327 (co-authored with M. M. Alimi)

5. Helping Students of Universities of Agriculture and Technology (UNAT) in Nigeria to Communicate: The Journey so far.. Bauchi Liberal Studies Series Vol. 2 25-35 ( co-authored with P. Ede & O. Ogidi)

6. Towards the Improvement of Team Teaching at the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Nigeria.. Bauchi Liberal Studies Series Vol. 2 47-52

7. A Genre Analysis of the Inaugural Lecture.. Papers in English and Linguistics Vol.4 l l l – 124 (co-authored with M. M. Alimi)

8. ‘Second Language and Academic Performance: A Class Sensitive Case Study. Research in African Languages and Linguistics Vol. 5 (1) 49-62.

2000

9. „Linguistic Dilemma of Second Language Learners: Implications for English Language Teaching. Research in African Languages and Linguistics Vol. 6 67-81 (co-authored with M. M. Alimi).

2003

10. ‘Learner Factors and Performance: The Case of Students in a Science-Based University.. Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, Vol. 29 (2) 113-124 at www.orientaliaparthenopea.it/4/upload/ indian_journ… (co-authored with M.M. Alimi)

2004

11. A Text-Linguistics Approach to the Teaching of Poetry to Students in a Science-Based University: A Teacher.s Experience.. Gege (Ogun Studies in English Vol. 4 (1) 140-148.

12. An Analysis of Discourse Organisation in Science Undergraduate Projects. English Language Teaching Today Vol.3 (2) 16-25.

13. Collocation in Vocabulary Teaching and Learning.. In English Language Teaching Today, Vol.3 (2) 45-49.

2005

14. Language Teaching Methodology: An Overview of Three Language processing and Producing Approaches.. Gege (Ogun Studies in English) Vol.5 (1) 154-165.

15. Remedying Basic Pronunciation Errors: A Teachers Experience. English Language Teaching Today Vol.4 (1) 51-59.

2006

16. English Language Imperialism and Superimposition Over Nigerian Indigenous Languages. Asset Series C Vol/1 (1) 39-46.

17. The Linguistic Trap: The Issue of Standard English or Nuclear English. Asset Series C Vol. 1 (1) 153-160 at journal.unaab.edu.ng/ index.php/ Series_C/article/view/595.

18. Social Stratification and Second Language Acquisition among Yoruba-English Bilinguals: A Case Study of Selected Secondary Schools in Ogun State of South-Western Nigeria. Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, Vol. 32 (1-2) 167-180 at eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ903232.

19. Challenges of Using Concordance in Second Language Vocabulary and Grammar Teaching. Language Forum Vol. 32 (1-2) 45 – 61.

20. Rethinking the Pedagogics of the General Studies English Sub-Programme:
Lessons from UNAAB.. English Language Teaching Today Vol. 5 pp 24 – 34.

21. Enhancing the Communication Skills Programmes in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions:
A Case Study of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.. The Journal of Communicative English Vol.2 pp1 – 16.

2007

22. Good English for What?: A Motivational Perspective on the Declining Learners.
Performance in English Language Acquisition and Use in Nigerian Schools..
Changing English 14 (2) 231 – 245.

23. ‘De-formalising the Teaching of the General Studies English Sub-Programme in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria. An Experience with UNAAB.. Journal of Educational Improvement Vol. 4 pp 48 – 56.

2010

24. Communicative Competence of Science Students: An Illustration with UNAAB.,
English for Specific Purposes World, Issue 30 Volume 9,
www.espworld.info/Articles_30/Communicative%20Competence%20Bodunde% 20&%20Akeredolu-Ale.pdf (co-authored with H. A. Bodunde).

25. Agricultural Workers. Perception of information and Communication Technology (ICT) Usage for Agricultural Development in Southwest Nigeria., Journal of Social Development in Africa, Vol. 25. No. 2 pp.147 – 176 (co-authored with O. A. Lawal-Adebowale).

2012

26. “D Gr8 Nu Dijita Teknoloji & Englis languaj lenin.” English Language Teaching Today Vol.9, pp.23-34.

2013

27. The Power of Student.s Involvement: Using Posters as Teaching Tools in Managing Large Classes.. English for Specific Purposes World, Issue 40 Volume 14, English for Specific Purposes World, ISSN 16823257, http://www.espworld.info (co-authored with R. R. Aduradola).

2014

28. Communication Strategies for Resolving Work-Related Conflicts in Selected Tertiary Institutions”. Journal of Sustainable Development 11(1): 119-126, (co-authored with K. G. Adeosun, C. A. Onifade,H. A. Bodunde and O. A. Adebowale-Lawal).

29. Utilising the Digital Age Opportunities for Enriching Classroom Interaction in Higher
Education: A FUNAAB Experiment. Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative Arts Vol. 9 pp. 14-21, (co-authored with B. S. Sotiloye, R. R. Aduradola & H. A. Bodunde).

30. English and Communication Skills in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions: The State of the Art. in English for Specific Purposes World Issue 50 Vol. 17 pp. 1- 21 Published by ESP World ISSN 1682-3257 (co-authored with Sotiloye, B.S., Bodunde, H.A., Adebiyi, A.A., Aduradola, R.R.)

c) Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings

1998

31. Farm information Management and Poultry Development in Nigeria: A Case Study of Poultry Farmers in (Three Local Government Areas) Ogun State.. Proceedings of the Silver Anniversary Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP) and the Inaugural Conference of the West African Society for Animal production (WASAP) 528-529.

32. Ladebo, O. J Information Needs and Sources of Information for Aquaculture Farmers in Nigeria.. Proceedings of the 9th/10th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association for Aquatic Sciences 45-59. (co-authored with O. J. Ladebo).

2002

33. Overcoming the English„H. problem: The Learner-Friendly Way.. Proceedings of the Annual ELTT (English Language Teaching Today) Conference. Vol.1 175-78.

2014

34. “Impact of the digital age on the Teaching and Learning of English and Communication Skills (ECS): Exploratory Observations from A Nigerian University.” Paper Presented at the 7th Edition of the International Conference on “ICT for Language Learning.” Held at Grand Hotel Meditarraneo, Firenze – Italy, between 13th and 14th November, 2014. http://conference.pixel-
online.net/ICT4LL/files/ict4ll/ed0007/FP/0904-ICL560-FP-ICT4LL7.pdf (co-authored with B. S. Sotiloye, H. A. Bodunde and R. R. Aduradola).

2015

35. Using Digital Technologies to Enrich Classroom Interactions in Higher Education:
Experimental Observations from FUNAAB Published by SOLSTICE Conference 2015 Edge Hill University, UK www.edgehill.ac.uk/solstice/files/2014/11/using-digital-technologies-…in-HE…FUNAAB.pptx, (co-authored with Fapojuwo, O. E., B. S. Sotiloye, R. R. Aduradola & H. A. Bodunde)

2016

36. “Web 2.0 as an Instructional Tool in Teaching Large Classes at FUNAAB, Nigeria” Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Social Media Research EM Normandie, Caen, France, (co-authored with Emmanuel Akintona, Uche Odozor & O. Fapojuwo)

2017

37. “Feminism and Unity of Opposites: Enhancing Good Leadership and Governance in Nigeria” 5th International Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance, Zanele Ndaba and Thabang Mokoteli (Eds.) Published by Academic Conference and Publishing International Limited, U.K. (co-authored with Emmanuel Akintona, Uche Odozor, Bosede Sotiloye, Remi Aduradola and Helen Bodunde)

38. “A Comparative Analysis of Communication Style of Two Selected Organizations in Nigeria” 5th International Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance, Zanele Ndaba and Thabang Mokoteli (Eds.) Published by Academic Conference and Publishing International Limited, U.K. (co-authored with Bodunde, H.A., Sotiloye, B.S., Aduradola, R.R. and Adebiyi, A. A.)

d) Books

2003

39. Communication Skills in English for Tertiary Institutions. Abeokuta: Department of Communication and General Studies,(co-authored with B. S. Sotiloye, T. Azeez, H. Bodunde, P. Ayebola and R. Aduradola).

2004

40. Communication English Practice Abeokuta: Department of Communication and General Studies, (co-authored with Bodunde, H., P. Ayebola, R. Aduradola, B. Sotiloye & T. Azeez).

2007

41. Communication in English I in PeCOP General Studies Series, Bauchi: PeCOP Resources Nigeria Ltd.

42. Studies in English Language and Literature Abeokuta Published by Jacob and Lydia Publishers ISBN: 978-978-49953-6-8 (pp. 223), (co-authored with H. Bodunde, B. Sotiloye, R.Aduradola, T. Olaifa & A. Adebiyi)

e) Chapters in a Book

1994

43. ESP Methodology.. Developing a Practical EAP Course in Nigeria, (co-authored with M. M. Alimi).

1997

44. Cultural Limitations in English Language Teaching., English Teaching Improvement
Vol.1 Jos: Lecaps, 193 -199, (co-authored with M. M. Alimi).

45. Listening. Chapter Three in E.O.A. Ajayi (ed.) Osiele Study Series: General Studies.
Abeokuta: Research and Publication Committee. Pp. 31-34.

2006

46. Writing Error-Free English for Media Purposes.. Themes in Communication Writing. Standard Mass Concept Company.

47. Applications of Second Language Acquisition Research to Second Language Pedagogy. Festschrift in Honour of Professor Adekunle Adeniran.

2009

48. Rekindling Students. Interest in Poetry.. Chapter Twenty-Four in A. E. Erubetine & U Yakubu (eds.) Re-visioning Humanistic Studies, Lagos: African Cultural Institute,(co-authored with P.A. Ayebola).

2010

49. Perspectives on the Principles of Second Language Learning and Teaching. In Ogunsiji, Ayo, Ayo Kehinde & Akin Odebunmi (eds.) Language, Literature and Discourse: A Festschrift in Honour of Prof. A. L. Olayele. Germany: Lincom GmbH

h) OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

2011

50. “Acquiring Good Education for What?: Opportunity Structures and Motivational Perspectives on the Declining Standard of Education in Nigeria”, COLAMRUD Seminar Series, 18 October, 2011.

2012

51. “Queen.s English and the March of History: Reflections on the Nigerian Case” FUNAAB Inaugural Lecture Series, 22 February, 2012.

2013

52. “Advanced Learning: Why Has it not Solved Nigeria.s Socio-Economic Problems” Being the paper presented at the Maiden Edition of the Postgraduate Students.
Association.s Annual Week Celebration and Commemoration of the 25th
Anniversary of FUNAAB.

2016

53. Differentiating Formal and Informal English in Writing., presented at the English Language Clinic Lecture Series, University of Ibadan.

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