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Dr

Etsuko Toyoda

Senior Lecturer In Japanese
Asia Institute
Japanese Culture and Society
SLA; Language Development; Metacognitive Awareness Writing System
Intercultural Understanding
Family
E-learning
Marriage
Intercultural Competence
social sciences
area studies
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Dr

Etsuko Toyoda

 
Division
Arts
 
Primary Interest
Communictaion
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Dr

Etsuko Toyoda

 

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)

Projects

2016-2018Project title: Japanese language education beyond national boundariesProject funded by Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Role in this project: Partner researcher2016-2017Project title: Paucity of intercultural understanding in marital surname change discourseProject funded by Arts Faculty Research Grant Role in this project: Principal researcher2016-2017Project title: Analysis of a video-sharing project based on the community of inquiry theoryProject funded by Asia Institute research grant-in-aidRole in this project: Principal researcher2015-2016Project title: Development of a relational database of word, character, component information for efficient Japanese vocabulary learningProject funded by Hakuho-zaidan international research fellowshipRole in this project: Principal researcher2014-2015Project title: Teaching advanced Japanese classes using a blended intercultural approachProject funded by Asia Institute e-learning grant and research grant Role in this project: Principal researcher2011~2015Project title: Development of Japanese proficiency framework: kanji word recognition abilityProject funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Role in this project: Partner researcher2011-2012Project title: Asian-background international students in Asian languages: Pedagogic and adjustment factors.Funded by Faculty of Arts research grantRole in this project: Principal Researcher2010-2011Project title: Dancer acculturation in Japan-Argentina cultural confluence –Emotional perceptions regarding tango-related descriptorsProject funded by the Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Grant Role in this project: Principal Researcher2003-2007Project 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 researcher2000-2001 Project title: Virtual Reality (collaborative Internet project with Nagoya University)Funded by Faculty of Arts ITMM Collaborative grant Role in this project: Principal researcher

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 36 most recent scholarly works by Etsuko Toyoda.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2015

Hakuhodo International Research Fellowship

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Credentials

Positions

Positions


Senior Lecturer In Japanese

Asia Institute

Education

Education


Bachelor of Arts

International Christian University

Master of International Studies

University of Tsukuba

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

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