(Last updated : 2023-10-25 11:24:58)
  OHARA Tetsushi
   Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Center for Language Education
   Position   Tenured Senior Lecturer
■ Education
1. 〔Doctorial Course〕, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Completed, PhD
■ Message
Think critically. Be creative. Enjoy your journey at APU.
■ Current research
Learner autonomy in language learning
Designing classroom activities for active learning/Learner Agency
Roles of self-access learning centers (SALCs)
■ Current specialized field
Japanese Language Education, Foreign Language Education (Key Word:Japanese language education, Sociocultural theory, Learner autonomy, Design of classroom activities, Self-Access Learning Centers) 
■ Books and theses
1. 2023/12 Article Classroom Activities to Foster Learner Agency in Japanese Language Learning: Toward a New Pedagogical Approach to Expansive Learning Journal of Japanese Language Education  (Collaboration) 
2. 2023/03 Article Boundary Crossing of Language Learners: How They Crossed Boundaries and What They Learned Association for Language and Cultural Education 2023 Annual Conference Proceedings pp.160-171 (Collaboration) 
3. 2020/09 Article Emergency remote support at the self-access learning center: Successes and limitations Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal 11(3),pp.235-249 (Collaboration) 
4. 2020/06 Article The role of self-access learning center in Japan: Accommodation of translingual practice amidst international educational reform JASAL Journal 1(1),pp.5-36 (Collaboration) 
5. 2019/01 Article A sociocultural approach to learner autonomy in the language classroom Relay Journal: Research and Practice in Autonomy 2(1) (Single) 
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■ Conference presentations
1. 2023/09 Learner Agency and Language Learning in the Self-Access Learning Center (Japanese Studies Association of Australia - International Conference of the Network for Translingual Japanese (JSAA-ICNTJ) 2023)
2. 2023/09 Learner Agency in Educational Activities inside and outside the University (Japanese Studies Association of Australia - International Conference of the Network for Translingual Japanese (JSAA-ICNTJ) 2023)
3. 2023/05 Implementing Classroom Activities that Encourage Horizontal Learning- Questioning Learning in Pursuit of "Correctness" (5th Annual APLJ Symposium)
4. 2023/03 An Analysis of Legitimacy of Language Learning and Language Use through the Perspective of Border Crossing between the Classroom and the Self-Access Learning Center (Association for Language and Cultural Education 2023 Annual Conference)
5. 2022/10 Diversity, Ideology, and the Self-Access Center (The Japan Association for Self-Access Learning (JASAL) 2022 National Conference)
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■ Works
1. 2014/12 Sociocultural Theory and Japanese Language Education: An Analysis of Japanese Language Courses and Classroom Activities through the Concept of Mediation and Community
■ Research topic, funded research and KAKENHI
1. 2023/04~2025/03  Research on learning through boundary crossing in Japanese language education at the university  (Key Word : )
2. 2022/04~2023/03  Research on "horizontal Learning" in Japanese Language Education at the university  (Key Word : )
3. 2008  The International Collaborative Research Curriculum, Graduate Program in Linguistic Science, Nanzan University (participated as a researcher/postgraduate student from a consortium institution)  (Key Word : )
■ Awards and honors
1. 2022 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University 2022 Faculty Assessment: Award in the Field of Teaching
2. 2021 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University 2022 Faculty Assessment: Award in the Field of Research
3. 2019 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University 2019 Faculty Assessment: Award in the Field of Teaching
4. 2018 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University 2018 Faculty Assessment: Award in the Field of Teaching
5. 2012/09 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW, Dean's Student Leadership Award (Academic Leadership)
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■ Educational ability
● Practice example of education method
1. 2020/04~ Learning Report & Reflection Sheet
2. 2020/04~ Homework (free selection)
3. 2019/10~ Target Activity
4. 2018/07/20 This Semester's Kanji
5. 2018/04/09~ Self-Analysis Activity
● Evaluation such as universities concerning teacher's concerned educational ability
● Announcement concerning education
● Matter that should be mentioned specially in others educational activity
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■ Professional contribution to Society
1. 2023/09 JSAA-ICNJT 2023 Postgraduate Workshop Guest Speaker
2. 2023/09 JSAA-ICNJT 2023 Session Chair
3. 2012/07 Session Chair and Conference Support Member, Asian Studies Association of Australia 19th Biennial Conference
4. 2008~2012 Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT): Test Proctor
■ Committee and society
1. 2009/07 Japanese Studies Association of Australia - International Conference on Japanese Language Education 2009 Conference Committee Volunteer Liaison
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