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BLACKWELL James(ブラックウェル ジェイムス)
BLACKWELL James
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研究発表一覧 公開件数:5件
No. 発表形態 発表テーマ 発表会議名 発表日
1 Verbal Presentation Implementing a Quality Assurance Framework in Language Education Programs 15th AP Conference 2017/11/11
発表テーマ Implementing a Quality Assurance Framework in Language Education Programs
発表会議名 15th AP Conference
概要
This presentation explores the concept of quality assurance (or QA) and its application to university language education programs. It begins by exploring the definition of QA and related concepts such as external QA, internal QA and Assurance of Learning (AOL). To illustrate the application of QA polices, it provides examples of QA from leading universities abroad and from organizations involved with overseeing educational policy in countries and regions such as Australia, Japan and the European Union. It then goes on to consider the relationship between QA and the related notion of quality culture, a term used to refer to the shared values, beliefs, expectations and commitment towards quality in institutions as well the processes aimed at enhancing quality in them. Considering the relationship between QA and quality culture, it takes the position that formal and structural measures for implementing quality assurance cannot lead to higher quality in educational outcomes within institutions of higher education unless attention is also given to developing a quality culture. Finally, it reports on efforts to develop a quality framework at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) as part of the Top Global University (or SGU) project and offers recommendations on methods for addressing the issue of quality in language education programs at APU and in other universities.
 
2 Verbal Presentation Transforming The Way We Lecture 14th Asia Pacific Conference 2016/11/05
発表テーマ Transforming The Way We Lecture
発表会議名 14th Asia Pacific Conference
概要
This presentation reported on a case study involving 5 non-native speakers of English who were enrolled in an English-medium lecture in the social sciences during the 2016 academic year at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan. It offered a diagnosis of student issues with comprehension of the lecture content and proposed innovations that can be deployed by lecturers to improve audience comprehension when delivering lectures to students of varying levels of fluency in English.
 
3 Verbal Presentation Genre Structuring in University Lectures 13th Asia Pacific Conference 2015/11/07
発表テーマ Genre Structuring in University Lectures
発表会議名 13th Asia Pacific Conference
概要
ABSTRACT: Lectures are still a primary means of imparting information in university courses, however, very little is known about how lectures are structured for this purpose. The objective of this study was to explore how lectures are organized as communicative events, or more specifically, to uncover the underlying linguistic “building blocks” from which they are constructed. Perhaps because of the length and complexity of lectures, very few studies have attempted a detailed or systematic analysis of lecture talk. Furthermore, no established methodology exists which is capable of analyzing lectures linguistically. Unlike other forms of academic discourse such as research articles or academic textbooks, lectures are not organized into conventionalized sections or chapters and they lack easily identifiable features such as paragraphs, sentences or punctuation marks. This study employed techniques from Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) and Genre Studies to develop a methodology for analyzing lectures systematically and in depth. This approach permitted an analysis of lectures at varying layers of structure, from a micro or clause level to a macro or global level. Considering the amount of linguistic data generated by a single lecture, the analysis was restricted to a set of four social science lectures delivered at APU. From these lectures, it was possible to arrive at some motivated hypotheses as to the text-structuring principles behind these texts and which might be applied to lectures more generally. A summary of the findings is presented below, along with examples from the lectures analyzed to illustrate the various types of structuring identified in the four lectures.
 
4 Verbal Presentation Understanding the Structure of Texts JALT 2012 2012/10/13
発表テーマ Understanding the Structure of Texts
発表会議名 JALT 2012
概要
This presentation considered how an understanding of textual structuring can improve reading instruction in college English courses. It explored gaps in current approaches to teaching reading at college level and proposed, with reference to SFL notions of genre, techniques and activities to help learners improve their comprehension of English texts.
 
5 Verbal Presentation Creativity and Cooperation in Curriculum Design JALT 2010 2010/11/20
発表テーマ Creativity and Cooperation in Curriculum Design
発表会議名 JALT 2010
概要
Joint presentation by English faculty on the design, development and implementation of the new (2011) English curriculum at APU.