研究者詳細

教職員基本情報
氏名
Name
SAKAMOTO,Fern ( サカモト ファーン , SAKAMOTO,Fern )
所属
Organization
外国語学部英米学科
職名
Academic Title
講師
専攻分野
Area of specialization

English language teaching, especially related to global communicative competence and global issues in the classroom.

学会活動
Academic societies

Society for Intercultural Training Education and Research (SIETAR)
Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)
Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET)
Asia TEFL
Language Education and Research Network (LEARN)

社会活動
Community services

JALT PCP reviewer 2017, 2018

著書・学術論文数
No. of books/academic articles
総数 total number (10)
著書数 books (0)
学術論文数 articles (10)

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The Australian National University 2001年02月  卒業 
The Australian National University 2001年02月  卒業 
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Macquarie University 修士課程  2007年04月  修了 
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修士 M. Applied Linguistics (TESOL)  Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages  Macquarie University  2007年04月01日 
学士 B. Asian Studies (Japanese, Asian Literature)    The Australian National University  2001年02月28日 
学士 B. Science (Chemistry)    The Australian National University  2001年02月28日 
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研究経歴
長期研究/短期研究
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長期研究  Global Communicative Competence in Japanese University English Classes 

概要(Abstract) Language learners in today's global society need not only linguistic skills, but also the ability to deal with cultural differences. Through this project the researcher seeks to:
1. Investigate GCC: its components and how it is taught in foreign language classes worldwide.
2. Design and implement projects targeting development of GCC in a Japanese university English course.
3. Examine the effectiveness of a project-based approach to cultivating GCC. 

短期研究  Cultivating GCC in an Academic English Course 

概要(Abstract) The researcher is investigating ways to cultivate global communicative competence in learners in an Academic English course, with particular attention to the use of project-based learning and flipped classrooms. 

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学術論文
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掲載誌名 Journal name,出版機関名 Publishing organization,巻/号 Vol./no.,頁数 Page nos.,発行年月(日) Date
2018  Facilitating learner autonomy in university English classes: Student-led discussions  単著   
Academia  , Nanzan University  , No.103  , in press   

概要(Abstract) Autonomous learning has long been recognised as beneficial for language learners, but some question its suitability in Japan where teachers have traditionally been seen as responsible for managing student-learning. The Japanese government has recognised the need to cultivate foreign language learners who are independent and able to think critically, but has provided little guidance to teachers about how to foster those qualities in students. The author sought to incorporate increased student autonomy into an existing university English class syllabus. Students prepared and led a peer-discussion on a topic of their own choice. Feedback after the discussions showed that many of the students were not satisfied with their personal performances and wanted more explicit guidance from the teacher, but ultimately enjoyed the activity and thought that it was beneficial. All students were able to exercise autonomy and complete the activity. Although autonomy in a Japanese classroom may find its expression in a different way to Western ideas of autonomy, it is nonetheless an appropriate and attainable goal. 

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2018  Active learning: Designing an academic English course  共著   
Academia  , Nanzan University  , No.103  , in press   

概要(Abstract) Teachers often struggle to bring a communicative approach to the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classroom, yet the fundamental goal of EAP is to cultivate in students the communicative skills they need to study in an English-medium university environment. Curriculum design and course development are essential elements of a successful academic English program. This paper outlines the design, development, and implementation of a 1st-year academic English course at a Japanese university, with a focus on designing materials that encourage active learning. The authors explicate the process of course design from its inception to its implementation and reflective refinement, weaving in the thoughts of the curriculum designer together with those of the teachers responsible for creating the instructional material and teaching the course. The paper concludes with some recommendations for educators who are involved in curriculum development, course design, and material creation. 

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2018  Innovations in EAP material design  共著   
CUE ESP Keio symposium selected papers  , JALT  , in press   

概要(Abstract) This paper outlines the design, development, and implementation of a first-year academic English course at a Japanese university with a focus on designing materials that encourage active learning through project-based learning (PBL). The authors explicate the process of course design and material creation designed to incorporate academic genres into communicative tasks. This paper should be of interest to educators who are involved in curriculum design, course design, and material creation. 

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2018  Global communicative competence in Japan: Learner needs and pedagogical implications  単著   
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language, Education, and Innovation  , ICSAI  , pp. 14-24  , 2018年1月   

概要(Abstract) Globalisation and advancements in communication technologies have brought about a dramatic increase in the frequency and complexity of intercultural interactions. In addition to language skills, language learners today also need the ability to deal with cultural differences. This has implications for language learners and teachers. In Japan, the government has in recent years implemented several nationwide "global" projects aimed at reforming the higher education system, and at cultivating in learners the skills necessary to become effective global communicators. While intercultural communication competence (ICC) has been widely researched and discussed over the past thirty years, global communication competence (GCC) remains relatively unexplored in foreign language learning circles. In order to establish effective pedagogies for GCC in foreign language classrooms, it is important to first characterize its component skills or attitudes and consider how those compare with student needs. The researcher undertook a preliminary study (qualitative survey; n=23) to investigate learner ideas and needs related to GCC. Participant responses were coded according to Byram's 1997 model for ICC. Findings showed that participants believed attitudinal factors to be of primary importance in the development of GCC. In addition, several learners identified aspects of ICC development that lay outside the scope of Byram's ICC model. These included issues of language anxiety, confidence and a focus on linguistic accuracy at the expense of communicating meaning. The researcher will discuss student responses, their correlation with Byram's model for ICC, and pedagogical implications for foreign language educators in Japan. 

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2017  Project-Based Learning for Global Communicative Competence  共著   
P. Clements, A. Krause, & H. Brown (Eds.), Transformation in language education  , JALT  , pp. 297-306  , 2017年8月   

概要(Abstract) The authors implemented a project-based university course aimed at developing students’ global communicative competence through a collaborative project with local businesses. Students worked in teams to interview a business and create promotional articles in a variety of languages for different target audiences. This paper outlines the project and uses student survey responses to examine its effectiveness in fostering global communicative competence.
 

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2015  Teaching intercultural competence: More than just culture  単著   
JALT2014 Conference Proceedings   , JALT  , 2015年8月   

概要(Abstract) The researcher examines what global communicative competence entails and why intercultural competence is important, and proposes an “inside-out” approach to English education. The paper describes a Japanese university course based on the inside-out approach and specific tasks and methods employed to foster intercultural competence. 

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2015  Taking the Language Classroom into the Real World  単著   
Aichi Prefectural University Language Education Research Institute Annual Proceedings  , Aichi Prefectural University  , 7  , 141-148  , 2015年3月   

概要(Abstract) Collaborative projects that link the classroom with the wider world foster autonomous learning and enable students to use their language skills for genuine communication. This paper details three such projects implemented by the researcher in her classes and looks at the benefits and challenges of communicative projects in the language classroom. 

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2015  専攻言語・第2外国語 における外国語到達目 標とCan-doリスト作成 に向けて  共著   
ことばの世界 : 愛知県立大学高等言語教育研究所年報  , 愛知県立大学  , 7  , 97-105  , 2015年3月   

概要(Abstract)  

備考(Remarks) A report detailing the activities of a working group towards establishing language-specific learning goals. Researchers discuss the rationale behind the objectives, approach taken in their construction and future plans to use the goals in development of can-do statements and a student e-portfolio tool. 

2014  Academic listening: Encouraging autonomy  未設定   
The Language Teacher  , JALT  , 38/4  , 50-51  , 2014年7月   

概要(Abstract) The researcher looks at a classroom approach that allows students to choose their own listening materials and create listening exercises for their classmates.  

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2014  Cultivating Ambassadors at Aichi Prefectural University  単著   
Aichi Prefectural University Language Education Research Institute Annual Proceedings  , Aichi Prefectural University  , 6  , 99-104  , 2014年3月   

概要(Abstract) The researcher implemented a university course designed to help students develop the skills necessary to talk openly and clearly about Japan. This paper describes the course and identifies successes, challenges and ways to improve.  

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その他研究業績
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2014  e-portfolio WG 2013 年度報告書  調査報告  共著 
愛知県立大学グローバル人材育成推進室   

概要(Abstract) A report outlining work on a project to formulate achievement goals for five language majors and minors. The researchers used the CEFR as a starting point and expressed the goals in terms of what students should be able to do with language. 

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学術関係受賞
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2017  異文化コミュニケーション学会年次大会賞  研究発表「English Language Learner Perceptions of Global Communicative Competence」(第32回異文化コミュニケーション学会年次大会2017年10月7日発表  2017年10月08日 
SIETAR 

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2017  Global communicative competence: What is it and how can we teach it?  単独  2017/11/18 
43rd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning  , JALT   

概要(Abstract) Global communicative competence, broadly speaking, refers to the abilities needed to achieve effective and appropriate communication as a global citizen. As well as linguistic ability, GCC requires such skills and attitudes as adaptability, problem solving skills, communication skills and an international outlook. The presenter introduced an inside-out approach to GCC. Rather than seeking to teach students about specific external cultures, this approach challenges them to consider their own cultures and how those shape their perspectives on the world. A greater awareness of their own cultural filters makes students more able to understand and appreciate other perspectives, and enables them to predict and prepare for potential communicative challenges in intercultural interactions. The presenter introduced specific classroom activities and resources that can be adapted to suit a wide variety of curriculums and classroom environments. 

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2017  English Language Learner Perceptions of Global Communicative Competence  単独  2017/10/07 
SIETAR Japan 32nd Annual Conference  , SIETAR   

概要(Abstract) Globalization has made intercultural interactions more frequent and complex than ever before. Language learners today need not only linguistic skills, but also the ability to deal with cultural differences. The Japanese government has in recent years implemented numerous "global" projects aimed at cultivating in learners the skills necessary to become effective global communicators, but little research has been conducted into what those skills are and how to teach them.
The concept of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) has been widely discussed over the past 30 years, but the concept of global communicative competence (GCC) is relatively new. In order to create effective pedagogical approaches for cultivating GCC, it is important to characterize its component skills/ attitudes and to consider how those compare with student needs.
This study aimed to investigate student perceptions on GCC in order to better understand student motivations and needs, and how those correlate with current models of ICC. Ultimately the researcher hopes to devise an updated working model for GCC and practical guidelines for how its component parts can be cultivated in language learners. This information will be a useful resource for educators seeking to incorporate GCC into their language courses in a way that is effective and motivating for learners.
The researcher took a mixed-methods approach (surveys, interviews & focus-group discussions) to collect data from first year university English-language majors. In this presentation the researcher discussed the resulting student data with reference to established models for ICC, and considered implications for teaching practice. 

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2017  English Language Learner Perceptions of Global Communicative Competence  単独  2017/10/07 
32nd Annual Conference of SIETAR Japan   , SIETAR   

概要(Abstract) Globalization has made intercultural interactions more frequent and complex than ever before. Language learners today need not only linguistic skills, but also the ability to deal with cultural differences. The Japanese government has in recent years implemented numerous "global" projects aimed at cultivating in learners the skills necessary to become effective global communicators, but little research has been conducted into what those skills are and how to teach them.
The concept of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) has been widely discussed over the past 30 years, but the concept of global communicative competence (GCC) is relatively new. In order to create effective pedagogical approaches for cultivating GCC, it is important to characterize its component skills/ attitudes and to consider how those compare with student needs.
This study aimed to investigate student perceptions on GCC in order to better understand student motivations and needs, and how those correlate with current models of ICC. Ultimately the researcher hopes to devise an updated working model for GCC and practical guidelines for how its component parts can be cultivated in language learners. This information will be a useful resource for educators seeking to incorporate GCC into their language courses in a way that is effective and motivating for learners.
The researcher took a mixed-methods approach (surveys, interviews & focus-group discussions) to collect data from first year university English-language majors. In this presentation the researcher discussed the resulting student data with reference to established models for ICC, and considered implications for teaching practice.
 

備考(Remarks)  

2017  Innovations in EAP: Material Design  共同  2017/09/16 
CUE ESP Symposium  , JALT CUE   

概要(Abstract) Teachers often struggle to bring a communicative approach to the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classroom, yet the fundamental goal of EAP is to cultivate in students the communicative skills they need to study in an English-medium university environment. Curriculum development and course design are essential elements of a successful academic English program. This poster outlined the design, development, and implementation of a 1st-year academic English course at a Japanese university. The presenters took a project-based approach with a focus on designing materials that encourage active learning. The poster overviewed the process of course design and provided examples of two communicative group projects which incorporated academic genres. Specific examples of course material and student output were shown. The presenters concluded with some recommendations for educators who are involved in curriculum development, course design, and material creation. 

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2016  PBL for Global Communicative Competence  共同  2016/11/28 
42nd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning  , JALT   

概要(Abstract) The presenters discussed the importance and nature of global communicative competence, and introduced a project-based course designed to cultivate GCC in language majors.  

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2015  Building Confidence and Communicative Competence   単独  2015/10/24 
Chubu Annual Autumn Conference  , JACET   

概要(Abstract) Many university language learners in Japan struggle to apply their linguistic knowledge in authentic communicative interactions. A lack of confidence and a tendency to focus on using "correct" language rather than achieving fluid communication can be seen as contributing factors. The presenter discussed her strategies for enhancing students' communicative abilities by reducing classroom anxiety, encouraging students to access and apply their existing linguistic knowledge, and challenging students to focus less on using "correct" English and more on achieving successful communication.  

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2015  多言語によるPBL授業の可能性-「あいちものづくり・学生共同プロジェクト」の教育実践から-   共同  2015/08/07 
第18回言語教育研究会  , 愛知県立大学   

概要(Abstract) An examination of the benefits of a project-based learning approach. The presentation described the use of this approach in a university course implemented as part of the Project for Promotion of Global Human Resources, outlining course methods and considering how a project-based approach facilitated the development of intercultural communication skills. 

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2014  Teaching intercultural competence: More than just culture  単独  2014/11/23 
40th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning  , JALT   

概要(Abstract) Effective communication in today's global society necessitates more than simple mastery of linguistic forms. The researcher examined what global communicative competence entails and why intercultural competence is important, and proposed an "inside-out" approach to English education. 

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2014  専攻言語・第2外国語 における外国語到達目 標とCan-doリスト作成 に向けて  共同  2014/08/07 
16th Language Education Conference  , Aichi Prefectural University   

概要(Abstract) A presentation detailing the activities of a working group towards establishing language-specific learning goals. Researchers explained the process and rationale used to formulate the objectives and outlined future plans to develop can-do statements and e-portfolios based on the goals.  

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2013  Getting students to think and go global at Aichi Prefectural University – an integrated approach  未設定  2013/10/12 
2nd JALT OLE SIG Conference Chukyo University  , JALT   

概要(Abstract) A keynote speech describing a university Global Human Resource Development Project and detailing the different ways in which teachers approached the problem of cultivating global human resources.  

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2017  南山大学パッヘ研究奨励金I-A-1  Global Communicative Competence in Japanese University English Classes 
Principal Investigator    ¥400,000 

研究内容(Research Content) Aims:
1. Investigate current approaches to the teaching of global communicative competence (GCC) in foreign language classes worldwide.
2. Design and implement projects targeting development of GCC in a Japanese university English course.
3. Examine the effectiveness of a project-based approach to cultivating GCC. 

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2017  Academic English A I・II 

A student textbook designed for a first grade Academic English course. This volume contains a syllabus and comprehensive lesson materials (activities, resources, assessment tasks, rubrics, supplementary materials) for two 8-class quarters. 

 
2017  Academic English A III・IV 

A student textbook designed for a first grade Academic English course. This volume contains a syllabus and comprehensive lesson materials (activities, resources, assessment tasks, rubrics, supplementary materials) for two 8-class quarters. This textbook follows on from "Academic English A I・II". 

 
2016  Short Essay Writing Course Book 

A teacher's resource book comprising lesson plans, worksheets and extra resources for a thirteen class short academic writing course. Available online at http://www.for.aichi-pu.ac.jp/icotoba/publication/ 

 
2016  地域ものづくり学生共同プロジェクト 

A compilation of articles written by students to promote local businesses to a range of audiences in various languages. Avalailable from http://www.for.aichi-pu.ac.jp/icotoba/publication/2015/ 

 
2016  Heart of Japan - All about Aichi 

An English-language student-generated guidebook designed to accompany promotional materials published by Aichi Policy Planning Office as part of their "Allure Aichi" campaign. Available for download from https://www.aichi-now.jp/en/news/detail/109/ 

 
2015  Survival English Course Book 

A teacher's coursebook containing lesson plans, handouts and supplementary resources for a thirteen unit course. The course is designed to equip students to communicate in a range of contexts and situations by drawing on language skills they have acquired so far and combining those with communication strategies. Available from http://www.for.aichi-pu.ac.jp/icotoba/publication/2014/ 

 
2015  Word Power Student Course Book 

A student activity book comprising twelve units, with vocabulary items related to the unit topic, and activities to promote use and understanding of the vocabulary. Available from http://www.for.aichi-pu.ac.jp/icotoba/publication/2014/ 

 
2014  5 things you need to know about Aichi - Nagoya 

A guidebook created together with students for use by participants at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development held in Nagoya, November 2014. Available from http://www.for.aichi-pu.ac.jp/icotoba/publication/2014/ 

 
2014  J-Ambassador Course Book 

A teacher's coursebook comprising lesson plans, handouts, and supplementary resources for a thirteen unit course. The course challenges students to identify and be able to express who they are as representatives of Japan. 

 
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