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Narahiko Inoue Last modified date:2017.06.02



Graduate School


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Homepage
http://flc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/~debate/
Kyushu Debate Education
(Debate related activities in the Faculty of Languages & Cultures, Kyushu University) .
Http://www.flc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/~inouen/
HOME PAGE of Narahiko Inoue .
Phone
092-802-5747
Fax
092-802-5791
Academic Degree
Ph.D. (Linguistics)
Field of Specialization
Communication
Outline Activities
My main research interest is in argumentation and debate, especially discourse structures found in arguments and educational effects of debating.

My graduate-level teaching includes teaching courses and supervising MA & PhD students in such areas as Speech Communication, Argumentation & Debate (Education), Intercultural Communication, and Applied Linguistics. My undergraduate-level teaching activities include (1) teaching undergraduate English (EFL) courses and (2) debate-related courses. In teaching English, I try to improve students' communication skills using debating, public speaking, writing research papers, and pair/group speaking activities.

My professional activities outside the university are mainly in the area of promoting debate education both in Japanese and English, serving as tournament directors and workshop speakers as well as writing introductory teaching materials.
Research
Research Interests
  • Comprehensive Research on Academic Debate
    keyword : debate, communication, critical thinking, argumentation education
    2013.03.
  • Use of academic debate in teaching Japanese
    keyword : debate, teaching Japanese, Taiwan, academic Japanese
    2006.04Research in academic debate in Japanese as a foreign language.
  • Analysis of discourse/rhetorical/logical structures of arguments in debate
    keyword : debate, argument, discourse, rhetoric, logic
    2005.04Analysis of Discourse and Logical Structures of Arguments in Debate.
  • Comparative analysis of teaching methods of debating in English
    keyword : teaching English, debate
    2004.10Comparing different styles of debate training in teaching English.
  • Measuring effects of debate training
    keyword : debate, critical thinking, argumentation education, measuring effects
    2002.04Measuring Training Effects of Academic Debate on Participants.
Current and Past Project
  • Developing a model to visualize arguments to measure interactive argumentation skills.
  • Basic Research for the Development of Interactive Teaching Materials of Argumentation Education
  • Re-examining Toulmin Model of Arguments and Measuring the Effects of a New Argument Model: From Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Argumentation Education
  • Developing English language teaching materials concerning bioethics, together with hosting lectures and debate tournaments.
  • Academic Debate in Japanese in Taiwan
Academic Activities
Works, Software and Database
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Presentations
1. Perspectives on Debate Education and Research.
Membership in Academic Society
  • International Society for Teaching Debate
  • Japan Association of College English Teachers
  • Japan Debate Association
  • Communication Association of Japan
Educational
Other Educational Activities
  • 2015.08, International Debate in Japanese.
  • 2015.08, Intensive Course on Policy Debate in English.
  • 2015.06, Intensive Course on British Parliamentary Debate.
  • 2014.03, Intensive Course on Policy Debate in English.
  • 2014.07, Intensive Course on British Parliamentary Debate.
  • 2014.08, International Debate in Japanese.
  • 2010.06, As a project team leader of the Kyushu University Educational Enhancement Program (EEP) "Foreign Language Education Using Presentation Contests", I have been coordinating such tasks as creating teaching materials, sponsoring multilingual presentation contests, and faculty development workshops..
  • 2010.01, I coordinated a general education course "Intensive Training in English Debating" by inviting lecturers from the US and Slovenia. Part of the classes were open to public..
  • 2009.06, As a project team leader of the Kyushu University Educational Enhancement Program (EEP) "Foreign Language Education Using Presentation Contests", I have been coordinating such tasks as creating teaching materials, sponsoring multilingual presentation contests, and faculty development workshops..
  • 2009.03, I planned and managed an international bioethics debate workshop and tournament at Kyushu University inviting domestic and overseas debaters and debate educators, where they exchanged their views about the legalization of euthanasia. The workshop also presented a model for an international liberal arts course in a week-long period..
  • 2008.03, I planned and managed an international bioethics debate tournament at Kyushu University inviting domestic and overseas debaters, debate educators, and medical experts, where they exchanged their views about the legalization of euthanasia..
  • 2008.04, I sent a debate team (Kyushu University Debating Club) to Taiwan to have several exchange debates with its university students as well as a demonstration debate with Japanese teachers there. The resolution of those debates was that of Taiwan's national intercollegiate Japanese debate tournament, which was about Taiwan's policy concerning foreign workers..
  • 2006.09, Teaching academic debate in Japanese as a foreign language in universities in Taiwan--for students and teachers.
Social
Professional and Outreach Activities
My activities outside the university includes: (1) fulfilling various duties in academic organizations related to Communication and Teaching English, such as editing journal and reviewing papers; (2) serving as an instructor/lecturer in in-service training for English teachers especially in the area of communication skills and debating; and (3) serving as a tournament director and a judge in debating tournaments for students and non-students. I have also inviting overseas debaters and debate coaches to Kyushu University to organize exchange debates and workshops, open to students in Kyushu University and to the community.

Since 2005, I have been giving advice to the organizing committee of a Japanese-language (JFL) intercollegiate debating tournament in Taiwan. In April 2008, I sent a team from Kyushu University Debating Club to have exchange debates.

In March 2008 and 2009, I hosted an international bioethics debate tournament at Kyushu University.

In August 2013, I hosted the first International Japanese Debate Workshop/Tournament/Symposium at Kyushu University; the participants were from Taiwan, Korea, China, and Japan.

Since 2013, I have hosted Policy Debate Workshop/Tournament/FD in English at Kyushu University; the participants were from the US, China, the Philippines, Thailand, the UK, and Japan.

Since March 2015, I have hosted an international conference on debate education at Kyushu University..