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Neil COWIE

Professor        Office: C418        Email: ncowie2012@gmail.com
Website: YouTube Channel (for learning materials)

Education
Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Exeter University, UK. (2004).

MSc in Teaching English for Specific Purposes. Aston University, UK. (1997).

MSc in Physical Education. University of Oregon, USA. (1987).

RSA Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. International House, London, UK. (1998).

RSA Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. International House, London, UK. (1982).

BSc in Geography. University of Bristol, UK. (1981).

 

Research Interests
e-learning; teacher and student motivation; emotional aspects of teaching and learning

 

Publications – See Google Scholar

Cowie, N. (forthcoming). The role of digital technology in MUN preparation and MUN events. In Tatsuki, D. (Ed.) Model United Nations Simulations and English Lingua Franca: New Perspectives on Best Practices. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishers.

Sakui, K., & Cowie, N. (forthcoming). Language teacher learning in Japan: Joining a digital technology community of practice. In Y. Kimura, L. Yang & T-Y Kim (Eds.) Second Language Teacher Motivation, Autonomy, Development in East Asia. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Cowie, N., & Sakui, K. (forthcoming). Teacher and student-created videos in English Language Teaching. ELT Journal. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/elt/ccaa054

Cowie, N., & Sakui, K. (2020). Advice from the field: Tips for teaching online. Kobe JALT Journal, 2(1), 23-29.

Cowie, N., & Sakui, K. (2019). Enhancing student retention rates on open non-formal online language learning courses. Pacific Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 1, 1, 15-24. https://doi.org/10.24135/pjtel.v1i1.17

Cleminson, T., & Cowie, N. (2019). Design Thinking and creative group engagement in the EFL classroom. Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Language Learning. May 16th-18th, 2019. Toshi Center Hotel, Nagatacho, Tokyo, Japan

Cowie, N. (2019) Model United Nations: Student and teacher views. In T. Kida (Ed.), GEIC Working Papers I: Learners’ Profiles, Tsukuba (Japan), Research Forum on Global Education and International Communication (GEIC), pp. 33-42.

Cowie, N. (2018). Student transcription for reflective language learning. ELT Journal, 72, 4, 1, 435-444.

Cowie, N., & Sakui, K. (2018). Learning English through digital projects: A Japanese university case studyOsaka JALT Journal, 5, 20-43.

Sakui, K., & Cowie, N. (2017). Bridges between SLA research and classroom teaching: Implications from foreign language teaching in New Zealand primary and secondary schools. Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Education. October 19th-22nd, 2017. Art Centre Kobe, Kobe, Japan.

Cowie, N., & Sakui, K. (2016). The use of rubrics for the assessment of digital products in language learning. In M. Iguchi & L. Yoffe (Eds.) Mobile learning in and out of the classroom: Balancing blended language learner training (pp. 12-17). Proceedings of the 42nd (2015) JACET Summer Seminar. The Japan Association of College English Teachers.

Cowie, N., & Sakui, K. (2015). Assessment and e-learning: Current issues and future trendsThe JALT CALL Journal, 11, 3, 271-281.

Cowie, N., & Uchida, C. (2015). Claire’s case: Introducing e-learning into a Japanese university EFL classrEFLections (King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thonburi, Thailand: KMUTT Journal of Language Education) 19, 1-16.

Cowie, N., Sakui, K. (2014). Take your pick: Out-of-class, blended language and Web 2.0 projects, and online. The JALT CALL Journal, 10, 3, 273-286.

Cowie, N., Sakui, K. (2013). It’s never too late: An overview of e-learning. ELT Journal, 67, 4, 459-467.

Cowie, N., Sakui, K. (2012). Three tales of language teacher identity and student motivation. JALT Journal, 34, 127-150.

Sakui, K., Cowie, N. (2012). The dark side of motivation: Teachers’ perspectives on ‘unmotivation’. ELT Journal, 66, 2, 205-213.

Cowie, N. (2011). Emotions that experienced English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers feel about their students, their colleagues and their work. Teaching and Teacher Education, 27, 235-242.

Cowie, N., Sakui, K. (2011). Critical but neglected: EFL teachers’ perspectives on learner motivation. In G. Murray, A. Gao & T. Lamb (Eds.) Identity, Motivation, and Autonomy: Exploring the Links, pp. 212-228 Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Cowie, N. (2009). Observation. In J. Heigham & R. Croker (Eds.) Qualitative Research in Applied Linguistics: A Practical Introduction, pp. 165-181. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sakui, K., Cowie, N. (2008). “To speak English is tedious”: Student resistance in Japanese university classrooms. In P. Kalaja, V. Menezes & A. M. Barcelos (Eds.) Narratives of EFL Teaching and Learning, pp. 98-112. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Cowie, N. (2007). Gambaru: Japanese students’ learning persistence. In Community, identity, motivation:Proceedings of the JALT 2006 international conference on language teaching and learning. M. Swanson & K. Bradford Watts (Eds). Tokyo: JALT.

Cowie, N. (2006). What do sports, learning Japanese, and teaching English have in common?: Social-cultural learning theories, that’s what. JALT Journal, 28, 1, 23-38.

 

Presentations

September 19th, 2020. Online Teaching: Videos. Okayama JALT Online Meeting.

August 26th, 2020. Asynchronous approaches to ERT. Online Teaching Japan Summer Sessions. With Jo Tomei, Neil McClelland, Gretchen Clark and Mathew Porter.

June 7th, 2020. How to make online videos engaging for language learners. JALTCALL Online Conference. With Keiko Sakui.

May 24th, 2020. Emergency online teaching: Making effective videos. Osaka JALT ‘Back to School’ Online Conference. With Keiko Sakui.

February 19th, 2020. Enhancing student retention rates on open non-formal online language learning courses. SoTEL Symposium. Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. With Keiko Sakui.

November 17th 2019. Creating collaborative documents for Model United Nations events.  International Communication and Community Development Conference. Notre Dame Seishin University, Okayama, Japan.

September 24th 2019. Paper and digital: Examining global issues through in-class poster presentations. Topics in applied linguistics: Classroom-oriented research. Opole University, Opole, Poland.

September 24th 2019. Classroom to online learning: Linking motivation and goal theory. Topics in applied linguistics: Classroom-oriented research. Opole University, Opole, Poland. With Keiko Sakui.

June 22nd 2019. The role of digital technology in Model United Nations. Third Global Negotiation Symposium. Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Kobe, Japan.

June 1st 2019. Motivation, goals and online language learning. JALTCALL Annual Conference. Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan. With Keiko Sakui.

May 17th 2019. Design thinking and creative group engagement in the classroom. The Asian Conference on Language Learning. Toshi Centre Hotel, Tokyo, Japan. With Tim Cleminson.

February 14th 2019. How do we keep motivating learners?: Using online platforms to teach languageSoTEL Symposium. Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. With Keiko Sakui.

December 8th 2018. Model United Nations: Student and teacher views. Research Forum on Global Education and International Communication. Tsukuba University, Tsukuba, Japan.

September 22nd 2018. In-class poster creation: Four skills plus drawing! 21CLT Conference. Uruma, Okinawa, Japan.

June 9th 2018. Using informal online platforms to teach language: What and How? JALTCALL Annual Conference. Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan. With Keiko Sakui.

October 22nd 2017. Bridges between SLA research and classroom teaching: Implications from foreign language teaching in New Zealand primary and secondary schools. The Asian Conference on Education. Art Centre Kobe, Kobe, Japan. With Keiko Sakui.

August 23rd 2017. EFL teacher learning in Japan: Joining a digital community of practice. EUROCALL Annual Conference. Southampton University, Southampton, UK.

June 17th 2017. Digital projects, digital literacy and language learningJALTCALL Annual Conference. Matsuyama University, Matsuyama, Japan. With Keiko Sakui.

May 27th 2017. Student created transcriptions and posters for active learning. Osaka JALT Back To School Mini Conference. Osaka Jogakuin University, Osaka, Japan.

June 25th 2016. Rubrics, digital projects and assessment. JACET Kansai 2016 Spring Conference. Kyoto Notre Dame University, Kyoto, Japan. With Keiko Sakui.

June 4th 2016. Assessment, technology and language learning in higher education: Issues and trends. JALTCall Annual Conference. Tamagawa Gakuen University, Tokyo, Japan. With Keiko Sakui.

March 11th 2016. Web-authored products, rubrics and assessment (poster presentation). Assessment for learning and assessment of learning: Incommensurate paradigms or complementary perspectives? BAAL Testing, Evaluation and Assessment SIG. University of Reading, UK.

November 30th 2015. The use of rubrics for the assessment of digital products in language learning (poster presentation). Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2015). Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.

November 9th 2015. ALT/JLT Digital Technology Workshop. Okayama International Centre, Okayama. Okayama Board of Education. With Claire Uchida.

August 19th 2015. The use of rubrics for the assessment of digital products in language learning. JACET Summer Seminar. Kusatsu, Gunma, Japan. With Keiko Sakui.

June 13th, 2015. Language teaching and digital technology. The 6th Shikoku JALT Conference (Keynote Presentation). Tokushima University, Tokushima, Japan.

June 6th 2015. Assessment and e-learning: Current issues and future methods. JALTCall Annual Conference. Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka, Japan.

February 15th, 2015. Flip, Blend and Project: Technology for Language Teachers Webinar. With Russell Stannard and Keiko Sakui. Available at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2t9qpmkaeoc5zjq/Converted.mp4?dl=0

November 22nd 2014. E-learning: Out-of-class, blended language and Web 2.0 projects, and online. JALT National Conference. Tsukuba, Japan.

October 5th, 2014. Four-part framework of approaches to e-learning for language teachers. Osaka Tech Day. Otemae University, Itami, Japan.

September 4-6th, 2014. Teaching languages with digital technology: E-learning in six countries (poster presentation). BAAL Annual Conference. University of Warwick, Coventry, UK. With Keiko Sakui.

August 22nd, 2014. Situated e-learning practices across borders (poster presentation), EUROCALL Annual Conference. Groningen University, Groningen, Holland.

June 21st, 2014. Google apps for language classes. Kobe JALT Chapter Tech Day. Otemae University, Itami, Japan.

June 7th, 2014. Take your pick: out-of-class; blended; project; or online. JALTCALL Annual Conference. Sugiyama Jogakuen University, Nagoya, Japan. With Keiko Sakui.

April 13th, 2014. Let’s talk about motivation: Theory, practice and emotional impact. Toyohashi and Shizuoka JALT Chapter Meetings. With Keiko Sakui.

February 1st 2014. Four e-learning models to guide university teachers of second and foreign languages. Paperless: Innovation and Technology in Education Conference. Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan. With Keiko Sakui.

February 1st 2014. Four e-learning models to guide university teachers of second and foreign languages. (with Keiko Sakui). Paperless: Innovation and Technology in Education Conference, Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan.

November 27th 2013. Why we use references: Making your writing more believable. Okayama University, LEC Public Lecture.

October 26th 2013. E-learning for non-techie teachers. (with Keiko Sakui). JALT National Conference. Kobe, Japan.

September 11th 2013. Learning from e-learning experts across borders. (with Keiko Sakui). EUROCALL International Conference. Evora, Portugal.

June 1st 2013. Learning from e-learning experts: Potential teaching roles and approaches. JALTCALL Conference. Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan.

February 9th 2013. E-learning trends: Lessons from experts in four different countries. Okayama JALT Chapter Meeting, Okayama, Japan.

February 16th 2011. Narratives of teacher identity and English language student motivation in Japan. Warwick University, UK.

February 15th 2011. EFL teacher perceptions of student motivation: Theory and practice. Aston University, UK.

December 18th 2010. Teaching reading and critical pedagogy. East Shikoku JALT Chapter Meeting, Koichi, Japan.

October 18th 2010. Reading between the lines. Okayama University, My Share.
July 2010. EFL teachers’ perspectives on learner motivation (with Keiko Sakui). AALA Congress, Brisbane, Australia.

June 12th 2010. EFL teachers’ narratives of student motivation (with Keiko Sakui). ALANZ Seminar, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

May 12th 2010. EFL teachers’ understanding of learner motivation: Implications for theory and practice (with Keiko Sakui). Applied Language Studies and Linguistics Seminar. University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

 

Professional and Academic Affiliations
Member of Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)

Member of British Association of Applied Linguists (BAAL)

Member of Australasian Society for use of Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE)

 

Community Service
JALT Journal Editorial Board

Reviewer for Teaching and Teacher Education

Reviewer for SAGE Open

Reviewer for Asia Pacific Journal of Education

Reviewer for Journal of Language, Identity & Education

Reviewer for Educational Action Research

Reviewer for Scandinavian Educational Research

Reviewer for European Journal of Teacher Education

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