(Last updated : 2022-10-04 03:08:59)
  Michael BARR
   Department   Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages  , Department of English Studies for Careers
   Position   Assistant Professor-lecturer
■ Academic conference presentation
1. 2022/07/10 Teaching the SDGs: Content-based Research and Virtual International Exchange via Multimedia (The European Conference on Arts, Design, and Education, 2022 (ECADE2022)) Link
2. 2021/01/06 Unintended Positive Consequences of Remote Teaching for Language Learning: An Overview (IICE Hawaii: The 6th IAFOR International Conference on Education) Link
3. 2020/11/18 Global Partnership and Collaboration Beyond Borders (4th APUCEN Summit 2020) Link
4. 2020/11/14 Tandem Lessons for the 21st Century (ETA 2020 - 29th International Symposium on English Teaching) Link
5. 2020/06/07 CALL & Learner Development Forum: Learning transformations with Schoology, online workbooks, and Google Suites (JALTCALL 2020 Conference) Link
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■ Books and academic papers
1. Book Creating a Global Virtual Tandem Community through Technology and Experiential Learning   (Collaboration) 2022/03 Link
2. Article Tandem Up for 21st Century Language Competencies Journal of Shu-Te University 23(1),pp.145-158 (Collaboration) 2021/03 Link
3. Article The Unintended Consequences of Remote Learning SELL #37 37(1),pp.29-44 (Single) 2021/03
4. Article Fostering communicative competence: Making the most of communicative strategies in speaking/listening courses 京都外国語大学 SELL 34,pp.85-99 (Single) 2018/03
5. Article Language Use in the University Classroom: The Input Hypothesis SELL 32,pp.125--133 (Single) 2016/04
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■ Academic background
1. 2011/02~2014/10 〔Master Course〕 Applied Linguistics, Department of Education, University of Southern Queensland, Australia, Completed, Master of Applied Linguistics
2. 1988/09~1992/06 History, concentration in Philosophy and Sciences, Bachelor of Arts; History, The University of Texas at Austin, Graduated, Bachelor of Arts: History
■ Business career
1. 2020/04~ Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages Department of English Studies for Careers Assistant Professor-lecturer
2. 2015~ Notre Dame Women's College English department Part time lecturer
3. 2009/08~ Sakara Holiday Rentals Co-founder, designer, manager
4. 2007~2014 Kyoto Career College of Foreign Languages Part time lecturer
5. 2001~2014 Higashiyama Gakuen English department Head of Communicative English courses
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■ Main Subject
English Workshop I - Presentation skills, Current issues, World History/ Humanities focus
■ Belonging society
1. 2019~ JALT - Japan Association of Language Teachers Link
2. 2019~ JALTCALL - Japan Association of Language Teachers - Computer Assisted Language Learning Link
3. 2018~ ATEM: The Association for Teaching English through Multimedia Link
■ Qualification and license
1. 2021/03 History of the Modern World - Course Certificate Link
2. 2020/12 Big History: Connecting Knowledge - Course Certificate Link
3. 2020/11/23 National Geographic Educator Certification Link
4. 2018/09 Self Access Learning Center Advising Training
5. 2018/05/01 Praxis 5038 English Language Arts - Content and Knowledge Link
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■ Subject
1. English Workshop Ⅴ
2. Academic Writing Ⅴ
3. English Workshop Ⅵ
4. Academic Writing Ⅵ
5. Seminar: Global Studies Ⅰ(BZ201)
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■ Activity in society
1. 2020/12 Castledown Publishing Webinar
2. 2020/09 An Introduction to Improving Listening Skills
3. 2020/07 Restoring Kyoto Machiya into Guesthouse and homes Link
4. 2020/05 Open Campus Recorded Lecture Link
5. 2020/03~ Working Group: 2020 Online Learning Taskforce and Teacher Training
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■ Research topic, funded research, and department laboratory expense
1. 2020/04~  Tandem Learning and Online Language Learning Projects via Technology  (Key Word : International Projects, Tandem learning, Inter-institutional collaboration, Learning through technology)
2. 2020~  Big History - "ideas from many disciplines combined to create a broad context for understanding humanity"  (Key Word : Big History, Global History and Culture, Interdisciplinary studies, World trends, Modern Challenges)
3. 2019/04~  Tandem Learning Research Group  (Key Word : Simultaneous Language Exchange, Tandem learning, international community,)
4. 2018/04~  Simultaneous Language Learning and Language Exchange  (Key Word : )
5. 2018/04~2019/04  Tourism management, Intercultural studies, Technology in the classroom, and Int'l Learning exchange  (Key Word : )
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■ Lecturer and lecture
1. 2020/12/22 Open Campus Lecture Takarazuka Nishi H.S. (Takarazuka Nishi H.S. (virtual))
2. 2018/10/18 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Operation (KUFS - Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.)
3. 2018/07/28 The Business of Tourism and Accommodation in Kyoto, Japan (KUFS - Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.)
4. 2018/01/22 An Introduction to Sustainable Tourism (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)
5. 2017/12 History of the English Language
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■ Committee and society
1. 2021/04~2022/04 Second Committee - Committee member
2. 2020/03/20~2021/03/31 2020 KUFS Online Learning Taskforce: Support, Teacher Training, Orientation, and Troubleshooting Team member
3. 2020~2021 Second Committee - Special University Events and Promotions Committee member
■ Teaching Experiences
1. Presentation Workshop(Notre Dame Women's College)