|専攻分野||Women’s Studies (BA); Applied Linguistics Teaching Second Language (MA), Educational Technology (MA)|
|主要著書・論文||“Gender Differences in Language Learning Strategy Use: A Review of What We Know”, 2002
“Good Wives and Super Women: Juzo Itami’s Films and the Changing Status of Japanese Women”, 2003
“Separatism and Coalitions in Feminist Social Change: Something to Learn from Student Strikes”, 2004
“ER in Japanese Universities: How they do it”, 2013
“Using a StAIR to Introduce Extensive Reading”, 2014
“ER definitions and practice: Instructor voices”, 2015
“Implementing M-Reader: Reflections and Reaction”, 2015
“Using Presentation Software, Peer-instruction and Learner Reflections to Develop Communication Skills”, 2017
"Language learning technology preferences in Business majors", 2017
"Normalisation in flux: teachers’ and learners’ digital literacy in the Japanese university context" (Bieri, T. E., & Elliott, D.), 2017
"Learner reflections on extensive reading materials", 2018
"Self-reported technology use for language learning among Japanese university students", 2019
"Adapting the WebQuest model to teaching English for business", 2019
|将来的研究分野||Extensive Reading, Educational Technology|
Follow a Passion
My advice for students entering university, or even those already there, is to find something you love doing. This could be something you love to learn about and study, but it might not be. It could be something you do as a part time job, or a club you join at school, or volunteering in your community. Whatever it is, find it and stick to it. It may lead you places you never expect and bring you joys you couldn't have imagined.
Take my example. When I was in high school, my passion was playing Frisbee with my friends. Mostly we just played catch, or sometimes we played Disc Golf, but we almost always had our discs with us. Every year we played from when it got warm in spring until our flying discs started breaking when the plastic got too brittle (hard and weak) from the cold weather in late fall or early winter. After finishing high school, I moved to a warmer state, and in my university days started playing a team sport using a flying disc called "Ultimate". I did this just because I loved throwing a disc and even though I wasn't good at sports. Well, I made some of my best friends in life through playing Ultimate, I got a good job because someone I played with liked the way I organized and cooperated with people when I was leading a team so he offered me a job, and I got to know some Japanese exchange students that way and it helped me get interested in Japan. After coming to Japan I have joined a couple of different teams and played in many tournaments in several different places in Japan and made more friends that way. My first trip to Hawaii and a trip to Perth, Australia were to play in Ultimate world championships (we won the one in Perth!). On other trips, I played with people I didn't know before, including a really fun group in Singapore. I've played Frisbee (though not Ultimate) on top of a mountain and on the old Bay Bridge over San Francisco Bay. The point is, I have had lots of great experiences and opportunities because of doing something I enjoyed. Find something you enjoy, and stick with it!
Another side of that for new university students is to find something in your studies to enjoy. You may have difficult classes, but always look for some part you find interesting or fun, and you will find that the classes will be easier for you and you'll learn more. Have fun, and your best will come out!