シラバス Syllabus

授業名 ACADEMIC LITERACY 1
Course Title ACADEMIC LITERACY 1
担当教員 Instructor Name Stuart Warrington
コード Couse Code NUC111_N21A
授業形態 Class Type 講義 Regular course
授業形式 Class Format On Campus
単位 Credits 2
言語 Language EN
科目区分 Course Category 専門専門科目200系 / Specialized Subject 200
学位 Degree BSc
開講情報 Terms / Location 2021 UG Nisshin Term1

授業の概要 Course Overview


In line with NUCB's mission statement, this English language course aims to educate and inspire students to become innovative and ethical leaders through the medium of English. In so doing, it is hoped they can grasp and take on the ideal of ʻFrontier Spiritʼ and the ability to create knowledge in English for the advancement of business and society.
The theme of the course is 21st century academic literacy.

The goals of the course are to familiarize prospective teachers with the key concepts of 21st century academic literacy in English. These include:

1. digital competence - the cognitive and practical skills requisite to function in and engage with the 21st
century world

2. digital usage – the application of skills drawn from digital competence to specific and real contexts

3. digital transformation –the development of digital usage such that it facilitates innovation and
creativity and acts as an empowering and motivating change agent.

4. academic vocabulary -the learning of high frequency words used in higher education that make
academic texts highly accessible

5. academic textual knowledge - knowledge development of the types of academic texts used in higher
education and their common features

6. critical reflection and reflexive action on goals 1-5
Students will be better able to access and understand academic texts of an informational and literary genre in print and digitalized formats not simply based on academic vocabulary but also through a developed understanding of the need to examine the social, cultural and political contexts tied to them.

本授業の該当ラーニングゴール Learning Goals

*本学の教育ミッションを具現化する形で設定されています。

LG1 Critical Thinking
LG2 Diversity Awareness
LG3 Ethical Decision Making
LG4 Effective Communication
LG7 International Perspectives (BA)

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes


• For prospective teachers to gain knowledge of and English ability in 21st century academic literacy of a digital nature such that it can be taught to junior or senior high school students

• For prospective teachers to be able to understand, use and integrate different digital technologies into junior or senior high school as a means to facilitate students’ understanding of globalising literacy practices which enable and encourage international communication, future thinking, and future possibilities.

SDGsとの関連性 Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4 質の高い教育をみんなに(Quality Education)

教育手法 Teaching Method

教育手法 Teaching Method % of Course Time
インプット型 Traditional 80 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 20 %
フィールドメソッド Field Method 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

学習方法、レポート、課題に対するフィードバック方法 Course Approach, Report, Feedback methods

The course takes a learner-centred approach aiming to engage students in practical, interactive, reflective and reflexive tasks with specific goals which will help them develop their 21st century academic literacy. Tasks will be of a formal and informal nature and be carried out both in and beyond the classroom so students grasp the ubiquitous nature of 21st century academic literacy.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule

第1日(Day1)

Class 1:

*Introduction to academic literacy, digital literacy and the connection between them.
*Introduction to the types of academic text
*Introduction to the Coxhead's (2000) Academic Word List (AWL) and its use and relevance
*Introduction to the AWL Highlighter as a technology developed to identify academic texts

Class 2:

A review of the concepts from Class 1 and the practical application of each.



第2日(Day2)

Class 1:

* Introduction to pre-reading, while-reading, and post-reading skills
* Application of these skills for:

Chapter 11 - The Start of the World Wide Web (WWW)
Vocabulary: p.51 - Related to the World Wide Web (WWW)
T/F & Reading Comprehension Questions

Class 2:

*Application of reading skills to real academic text: 'History of the Web'


第3日(Day3)

Class 1:
*Use of AWL Highlighter to show why 'History of the Web' is an academic text
*Discussion of word meanings, synonyms and word repetition to enhance lexical understanding
*Use of AWL Highlighter to create close exercises
*Close exercise task to familiarise students with the vocabulary

Class 2:

*Discussion of the social, cultural and political elements of the text
*Use of academic words to summarise the text both verbally and in written form


第4日(Day4)

Class 1:

*Introduction to Elements of an Informational Text
*Use of Elements of an Informational Text with Chapter 11 textbook example.

Class 2:

*Practical Application of Elements of an Informational Text to real academic text 'History of the Web'
*HW assigned: Written Summary of 'History of the Web'



第5日(Day5)

Class 1:

Chapter 10 - What to do with all the data?: Automated Systems
Vocabulary: Related to the organization and use of online data
T/F & Reading Comprehension Questions

Class 2:

*Application of pre-,while-, and post-reading skills to real academic text: 'How Search organizes information'



第6日(Day6)

Class 1:

*Use of AWL Highlighter to show why 'How Search organizes information' is an academic text
*Discussion of word meanings, synonyms and word repetition to enhance lexical understanding
*Use of AWL Highlighter to create close exercises
*Close exercise task to familiarise students with the vocabulary

Class 2:

*Discussion of the social, cultural and political elements of the text
*Use of academic words to summarise the text both verbally and in written form
*Practical Application of Elements of an Informational Text to real academic text 'How Search organizes
information'
*Written Summary of 'How Search organizes information'

Homework: Read the case 'Can we trust Wikipedia? 1.4 billion people can't be wrong'

-Students are given specific academic vocabulary with their pronunciations and meanings from the case to assist with their reading and understanding of it.
-Students are to apply the pre-, while-, and post-reading strategies

第7日(Day7)

Class 1:

Preparation for discussing the case - checking of student comprehension and any points not understood

Based on their reading, student discuss in small groups their analysis of the case, suggestions for solving it, and tentative conclusions on the trustworthiness of Wikipedia .

Class 2:

Chapter 16 - It’s a Wiki World: Wikipedia & Wiki/Weebly
Vocabulary: Related to Wikipedia & Wikis
T/F & Reading Comprehension

*Application of pre-,while-, and post-reading skills to real academic text: 'Wikipedia is Not a Reliable
Source'
* Review of Course Information - Key Concepts and Principles


●使用するケース
'Can we trust Wikipedia? 1.4 billion people can't be wrong', The Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/wikipedia-explained-what-it-trustworthy-how-work-wikimedia-2030-a8213446.html

成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

*成績は下記該当項目を基に決定されます。
講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
予習レポート Preparation Report 30 %
コールドコール Cold Call 0 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 20 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 20 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 0 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 0 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 0 %
最終レポート Final Report 0 %
期末試験 Final Exam 30 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

Preparation Report = Textual Analysis and Textual Summary Homework via Google Classroom

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases

    ケースは使用しません。

教科書 Textbook

  • Daniel O'Keeffe & Tetsuo Shibagaki「 It’s a Wired World.」Seibido(2017)9784791960262

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Digital Platforms & Websites:

• Wikipedia
• Google.com & Google Search

授業調査に対するコメント Comment on Course Evaluation

As this is a skills- and language-based course, the evaluation has been naturally designed to reflect this.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 


Stuart Warrington, Ed.D., has over 20 years of experience teaching EFL, ESL, EAP, ESP and EIL/ELF to mostly university students. He has been at NUCB since 2014 and previously taught in Japanese universities in Tokyo and Niigata-ken and, before that, in English language institutes in Seoul, South Korea and Calgary, Canada. His research interests and areas of expertise lie in professionalism, professionalisation and continuing professional development in English language teaching, critical and public pedagogy in English language teaching, and self-access and self-directed learning and advising. Stuart holds a B.A. in Psychology (University of Manitoba), a Certificate in TESOL (Canadian Global TESOL Training Institute), a Master of Education in TESL (University of Calgary), a TESL Professional Certificate - Standard 3 (TESL Canada Federation) and a Doctorate of Education in TESOL (University of Exeter, UK). He regularly publishes peer-reviewed papers in the field, presents at conferences and occasionally edits and reviews articles for a few peer-reviewed journals.

Refereed Articles

  • (2020) Looking in, Looking out: Autoethnographically Applying a Model for Learning Advisor Autonomy. JASAL Journal 1(1): 2435-3884
  • (2020) Have a Look Around: The Effect of a ‘Push’ Activity on Future SAS Use. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal 11(1): 2185-3762
  • (2018) Push, Don't Pull: One Self-Access Centre's Struggle for an Identity. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal 9(2): ISSN 2185-3762
  • (2015) Exploring the Construal of Membership in English Language Teachers' Associations: A Window into Professional Identity through Japanese Voices. Open Research Exeter
  • (2014) Non-Anglophone Reader Perceptions of a ‘Periphery’ Journal. Publishing Research Quarterly 31 (Print)(1 (Print)): ISSN: 1053-8801 (Print) 1936-4792 (Online)






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