RYAN, Stephen

写真a

Affiliation

Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences, School of Culture, Media and Society

Job title

Professor

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  • Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences   School of Education

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    2008

    University of Nottingham   外国語学研究科  

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    2008

    The University of Nottingham, School of English Studies  

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    1996

    University of Surrey  

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    1996

    The University of Surrey   Graduate School, Division of Language Education   Linguistics (TESOL)  

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    Senshu University School of Economics   Associate Professor

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    JAPAN ASSOCIATION OF LANGUAGE TEACHERS (JALT)

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    AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OR APPLIED LINGUISTICS (AAAL)

 

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  • Educational psychology

  • Foreign language education

  • English linguistics

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  • Motivation

  • Identity

  • Language Learning

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  • Self and identity in L2 motivation in Japan: The ideal L2 selves of Japanese learners of English. In Z. Dörnyei & E. Ushioda (Eds.), Motivation, Language Identity and the L2 Self (pp. 120-143)

    Multilingual Matters  2009

  • Talented for Languages? Describing the Mindsets of Advanced Language Learners. In E. Schwarz & S. Mercer (Eds.), Das Spiel der Sprachen: Impulse zu einer translationsbezogenen Sprachdidaktik. Working with Language: Insights into Language Teaching for T・・・

    Graz: ITAT.  2009

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    Talented for Languages? Describing the Mindsets of Advanced Language Learners. In E. Schwarz & S. Mercer (Eds.), Das Spiel der Sprachen: Impulse zu einer translationsbezogenen Sprachdidaktik. Working with Language: Insights into Language Teaching for Translators.

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  • A mindset for EFL: learners' beliefs about the role of natural talent

    Sarah Mercer, Stephen Ryan

    ELT JOURNAL   64 ( 4 ) 436 - 444  2010.10

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    This article explores the role of the psychological construct of 'implicit theories' or 'mindsets' in the context of foreign language learning. It considers psychology-based research of the construct in respect to the EFL context and reports on a small exploratory study using interviews carried out with tertiary-level learners in Austria and Japan. The authors wish to argue for the relevance and importance of the construct for ELT, explore some of the potential issues raised by the initial study, and consider some of the pedagogical implications arising from both the literature and the findings.

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  • Language learning mindsets and strategic learning behaviour

    RYAN, Stephen, MERCER, Sarah

    聖徳大学研究紀要   ( 20 )  2010

  • Language learning mindsets and strategic learning behaviour

    Bulletin of Seitoku University   20   73 - 79  2010

  • A mindset for EFL

    Mercer, S, Ryan, S

    ELT News   60  2009

  • Ambivalence and commitment, liberation and challenge: investigating the attitudes of young Japanese people towards the learning of English

    Stephen Ryan

    JOURNAL OF MULTILINGUAL AND MULTICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT   30 ( 5 ) 405 - 420  2009

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    This article has emerged from a large-scale, nationwide attitudinal study (n = 2397) into the motivation of learners of English in Japan, which initially found that enjoyment of the learning experience seemed to be the major factor in the motivation of English learners. However, subsequent examination of the data revealed several incongruities in this initial analysis, which prompted further investigation of these issues using qualitative data. The qualitative investigation suggests that for many Japanese learners 'liking English' is essentially nothing more than an intentionally vague, socially conditioned response but in other cases it represents a genuine commitment to learning. The article concludes that this sense of commitment derives not so much from the values associated with English and an English-speaking community or a desire to interact with that community, but rather from factors in the learner's immediate social environment or personal experience that mediate these surface attractions of the language.

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  • グローカル時代の外国語教育

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    2010
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    2014
     

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    Global English (lingua franca) とその教育の研究

  • Foreign language education in the era of globalization

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    2010
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    2014
     

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    Research into the implications of globalization for the provision of foreign language education in Japan

  • Language learning mindsets

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    2008
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  • 高齢者の幸福度に対する外国語教育の役割

    2017   入江 惠

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    This is a small-scale exploratory research project designed in preparation for a much larger project commencing AY 2018. Due to limitations of time - the award was granted at the end of September, 2017, the majority of work conducted within the project is still at the preparatory stage. Therefore no specific outcomes open to the public can be reported at this stage.

 

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