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Armstrong Isaac Matthew Last modified date:2024.06.03

Associate Professor / Faculty of Languages and Cultures
Department of Linguistic Environment
Faculty of Languages and Cultures

Undergraduate School

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Academic Degree
Master's of Education
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Yes Bachelor Master
Field of Specialization
Curriculum Design, Teaching Methodology, Academic Writing, Literature
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
As all experienced teachers know, as students change from class to class and year to year, so too do their language learning needs. For this reason, identifying lexical features that need to be taught to a particular group of students represents an important starting point when developing second language courses. In short, the aim of my current action research involves the process of analyzing student writing with the purpose of using results to devise a reactive and tentative“four strand”vocabulary building curriculum. Many of my in-class activities build off of Lev Vygotsky's work on the Zone of Proximal Development.
From 2009-2012 my work involved research into Early Education, specifically within the field of Special Education. Recent research has addressed the deficiency of Joint Attention in students on the Autism Spectrum and on its implications for inclusive learning contexts.
Research Interests
  • My research interest involve evaluating student willingness to communicate (WTC) in English with respect to Lev Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD)
    keyword : WTC, ZPD, Vygotsky
Academic Activities
Membership in Academic Society
  • STEP
  • Japanese Association of Language Teachers (JALT)