Study at TCU


Name YOSHIDA Kuniko
Official Title Professor
Affiliation Foreign Languages Education Center, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Profile The focus of my research is Self-regulated learning. Self-regulated learning refers to the processes where learners personally activate and sustain cognitions, affects, and behaviors that are systematically oriented for their personal goals. By setting personal goals, learners create self-oriented feedback loops through which they can monitor their learning process. Self-regulated persons must be proactive in order to set goals. They also spontaneously engage in a self-regulatory cycle. Here, positive motivational beliefs are also essential. (Zimmerman & Shunk, 2011). I am especially interested in enhancing self-regulate learning strategies of the students in English classroom setting at a university level. As a practitioner
of classroom oriented research, I observe students' beliefs and attitudes in and outside of the classroom and do some experimental educational intervene to the students.
I am also interested in developing teaching materials for students to maximize input and output in English. Especially, Making use of authentic materials currently available, I have been publish more than three textbooks for ESL learners in Japan.
Research Field(Keyword & Summary)
  1. Self-regulated learning

    Self-regulated learning

Representative Papers
  1. (1) “World Insiders.” Kinseido, Tokyo: January 2021.
  2. (2) “World Report." Kinseido, Tokyo: January 2015.
  3. (3) “Exploring Japan:Visitring and Talking about World Heritage Sites in Japan." Sanshu-sha, Tokyo: March, 2014.
  4. (4) “Enhancing Metacognitive Skills over. Students' Learning Process.”, KOTESOL Proceedings 2019, Advancing ELT: Blending Disciplines, Approaches, and Technologies. KOTESOL International Conference & English Expo, Seoul, Korea, October 2019.
  5. (5) “How to Make Use of Authentic Materials in College English Classes", In JAMES Proceedings 2019. 9th JAMES Conference, Nagoya, Aichi, October 2019.
  6. (6) “How Can We Help Students be a Self-Regulated Learner?” In Conference on TESOL Proceedings, 2019, SEAMEO RETRAC in Vietnam, Ho-Chi Minh, Vietnam, August 2019.
  7. (7)"Enhancing Self-Regulated Learning through Leaning Logs”, KOTESOL Proceedings 2018, Focus on Fluency, KOTESOL International Conference & English Expo, Seoul, Korea, October 2018.
  8. (8) “How to Use a Self-Regulated Learning Model in English Classes at Japanese Universities”, KOTESOL Proceedings 2016, More than Words: Teaching for a Better World, KOTESOL International Conference & English Expo, Seoul, Korea, October 2016.
  9. (9) “Shifts and Strategies in Translating Newspaper Articles: Analysis of Translated Articles in Japanese Newspaper" Media, English and Communication, JAMES, August, 2014.
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Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Support: Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Research Grants/Projects including subsidies, donations, grants, etc. N/A
Recruitment of research assistant(s) N/A
Affiliated academic society (Membership type) (1)JACET (2)JAMES (3) JAEP (4)KOTESOL (5) CIEC (Member)
Education Field (Undergraduate level) Mass communication
Education Field (Graduate level) Education (TESOL)