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教員紹介

ソープ トッド

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氏名 ソープ トッド(Todd Thorpe)
所属 国際学部 国際学科 グローバル専攻
職名 准教授
専門 英語教育
自己紹介

After graduating from the University of Alberta with a degree in Secondary Education, I went backpacking through Fiji, New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii and eventually made my way to Japan where I found a new passion for international education. This fresh enthusiasm led me to pursue a Master of Arts degree in TESL/TEFL with a dissertation focus on study abroad preparation.
Throughout my time in Japan, my experiences as an educator and as a learner of Japanese language and culture have enabled me to see international education from different perspectives. Through these perspectives, I have gained a deeper understanding of the needs of students as well as valuable knowledge to analyze my own individual culture and my approach to teaching and learning. I am proud to share my experiences with my students and forever curious to discover what the world has to offer.

学生へのメッセージ

It is truly an exciting time for you to be a student in the Faculty of International Studies and the first generation of a world-wide community of Global Citizens. As pioneers of global citizenship your ultimate task will be to create, repair, and sustain peace through compassionate activities that make local and global citizenship inseparable. I will do my best to provide you with curricular and extra-curricular activities that will jumpstart your journey of becoming a confident and compassionate Global Citizen. The timeless wisdom of the scholar Confucius explains why we are committed to study: “Education creates confidence. Confidence creates hope. Hope creates peace.” See you in class for the start of this important and exciting journey!

主要科目

グローバル化入門

リーディング・ライティングスキル

アカデミック研究英語

多様性と世界を理解する視点

グローバルイシューの諸課題

模擬国連

ジェンダーとグローバル化した世界

ゼミ紹介

The goal of this seminar is to significantly contribute to the development of students' 21st century skills through a variety of active learning opportunities in English.
In the first semester of their 3rd year, students will participate in a simulation of the United Nations. This cooperative, hands-on learning experience will allow students to confront a global issue in English from the perspective of their assigned country. Through this experience, students will appreciate different viewpoints, recognize the frustration of negotiation, cherish the rewards of cooperation, and develop a broader view of the human side of international relations and diplomacy.
In the second semester of their 3rd year, students will join eighty other university students from around Japan at the annual Asia Community Engagement conference. At this conference, students will work together in English to solve a variety of corporate problems introduced by some of Japan’s leading companies.
In their 4th year, teams of seminar students will report on the sweet spots of various communities and topics throughout Japan. This collaborative community journalism activity will help students learn more about the rich culture of local communities while getting hands-on experience with modern technology and the English language. All of the digital media that students produce will be used as part of their English graduation project.

経歴

2008年4月
近畿大学 国際学部

学歴

2002年 - 2005年
MA in TEFL/TESL, University of Birmingham

1993年 - 1997年
Secondary Education, University of Alberta

主な業績
論文

Creativity and collaboration: using CALL to facilitate international collaboration for online journalism at a Model United Nations event

ソープトッド Critical CALL-Proceedings of the 2015 EUROCALL Conference  502-506  2015年12月  [査読有り]

Improving Online Forums for Pre-Conference Multicultural Collaboration and Communication

ソープトッド HICE 2015 Conference Proceedings  431-444  2015年 

Problem Solving and Community Engagement at a University Student Conference.

ソープトッド JALT PanSIG 2015 Conference Proceedings. JALT Publications (全国語学教育学会)  177-182  2015年  [査読有り]

JUEMUN Journalism: Taking Digital Journalism Simulations to a New Level

ソープトッド JALT PanSIG 2015 Conference Proceedings. JALT Publications (全国語学教育学会)  198-204  2015年  [査読有り]

Organizing Model United Nations Simulations

ソープトッド 近畿大学大学院文芸学研究科紀要  10  101-118  2013年3月  [査読有り]

Preparing Students for a Model United Nations

ソープトッド Kobe City University of Foreign Studies Journal  82  49-72  2012年3月  [査読有り]

Passport to Study Abroad: Preparing Students for the Journey of a Lifetime

ソープトッド 2010 PAC-KOREA TESOL International Conference Proceedings. Seoul: PAC  2011年9月  [査読有り]

書籍等出版物

Experiential learning through Model United Nations simulations project phase 1

Weiler Thomas, Tatsuki Donna Hurst, Zenuk-Nishide Lori, Roy Ash Narain, Thorpe Todd, Smith Craig 神戸市外国語大学外国学研究所  2010年 

Experiential learning through Model United Nations simulations project phase 2

Weiler Thomas, Tatsuki Donna Hurst, Zenuk-Nishide Lori, Roy Ash Narain, Thorpe Todd, Smith Craig 神戸市外国語大学外国学研究所