コンドウ ムツミ   Mutsumi KONDO
  近藤 睦美
   所属   京都外国語大学  外国語学部 英米語学科
   職種   教授
発表年月日 2019/08/09
発表テーマ In what conditions do EFL students engage more in group work?: A NIRS study
会議名 FLEAT (Foreign Language Education and Technology) VII
主催者 The International Association for Language Learning Technology & The Japan Association for Language Education and Technology
学会区分 国際学会
発表形式 口頭(一般)
単独共同区分 共同
開催地名 Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
発表者・共同発表者 Mutsumi Kondo, Takayuki Nozawa, Hyeonjeong Jeong, Shigeyuki Ikeda, Reiko Yamamoto, Yasushige Ishikawa
概要 This study focuses on the relationship between learning engagement and group work in the EFL classroom. In addition, we tested the potential utility of inter-personal synchrony of brain activities measured by ultra-small near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) as a quantitative measurement for the learning engagement in group work. In this study, the concept of flow is used as a framework to investigate student learning engagement. Findings from both of the subjective and quantitative measurements indicate that (1) contrary to the flow theory, both groups of the participants experience increased engagement when the perceived challenge of the task is low, and their skills are high, and (2) when participants engage more in group work, inter-subject neural synchrony increases. This demonstrates the great potential of neural synchrony as a quantitative measurement of group work.