DR Etsuko Toyoda

DR Etsuko Toyoda

Positions

  • Applied Linguistics (SLA; Language Development; Metacognitive Awareness Writing System, E-learning, Intercultural Competence)
  • Communictaion ( Intercultural Understanding)
  • Japan Studies (Japanese Culture and Society, Family, Marriage)

Overview

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  • Dr Etsuko Toyoda is Lecturer in Japanese at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne. She holds a BA in Communication (from International Christian University in Japan), a MA in International Studies (from Tsukuba University), and a PhD degree in Applied Linguistics/Behavioural Science from the University of Melbourne. Her teaching and research interests lie in the exploration of intercultural understanding and higher-order thinking skills, related to linguistic and cultural content at personal, local and global levels. Specific topics of interest: - Recognition process and metacognitive awareness involved with unfamiliar characters/words (Japanese) - Local and global interlinguistic and intercultural interaction using e-learning tools - Development of intercultural competence and higher-order thinking skills through collaborative language learning. - Intercultural understanding through exposure to people from different cultural backgrounds - Diverse family identities and ideologies in Japan (focusing on intercultural understanding and the use of higher-order thinking skills)    

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • 2016-2018 Project title: Japanese language education beyond national boundaries Project funded by Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Role in this project: Partner researcher 2016-2017 Project title: Paucity of intercultural understanding in marital surname change discourse Project funded by Arts Faculty Research Grant Role in this project: Principal researcher 2016-2017 Project title: Analysis of a video-sharing project based on the community of inquiry theory Project funded by Asia Institute research grant-in-aid Role in this project: Principal researcher 2015-2016 Project title: Development of a relational database of word, character, component information for efficient Japanese vocabulary learning Project funded by Hakuho-zaidan international research fellowship Role in this project: Principal researcher 2014-2015 Project title: Teaching advanced Japanese classes using a blended intercultural approach Project funded by Asia Institute e-learning grant and research grant Role in this project: Principal researcher 2011~2015 Project title: Development of Japanese proficiency framework: kanji word recognition ability Project funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Role in this project: Partner researcher 2011-2012 Project title: Asian-background international students in Asian languages: Pedagogic and adjustment factors. Funded by Faculty of Arts research grant Role in this project: Principal Researcher 2010-2011 Project title: Dancer acculturation in Japan-Argentina cultural confluence –Emotional perceptions regarding tango-related descriptors Project funded by the Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Grant Role in this project: Principal Researcher 2003-2007 Project title: Japanese language teaching and technology in the Pacific region. Project funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Role in this project: Partner researcher 20   

Awards

Education and training

  • MA, University of Tsukuba
  • BA, International Christian University
  • PhD, University of Melbourne

Awards and honors

  • Hakuhodo International Research Fellowship, 2015

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Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I'm available for supervision in the following fields: Second language teaching E-learning Japanese writing system Metacognition (Higher-order thinking skills) Intercultural understanding Intercultural communication Japanese culture and society