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Laurier Joel Darwin

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Affiliation
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Official title
Associate Professor
Research fields
Area studies
Research keywords
Cooperative Learning, Education Policy, Language Policy, Mind Brain Education
Research projects
Learner Development Special Interest Group Grant -- (current)JALT Learner Development SIG/
Career history
2017-04 -- (current)University of Tsukuba Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Associate Professor
2016-04 -- (current)Keio University Faculty of Law Lecturer
2015-04 -- 2017-03Toyo University LEAP Lecturer
2014-04 -- 2015-03Kogakuin University Liberal Arts Division Lecturer
2014-04 -- 2015-03Tamagawa University Center for English as a Lingua Franca
2014-04 -- 2015-03Waseda University Faculty of Life Sciences Lecturer
Academic background
2019-04 -- (?)Sophia University Graduate School of Human Sciences Doctoral Program in Education EducationUnfinished
1988-09 -- 1995-04Université d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa History History (Honours)Graduated
1995-09 -- 1996-04Université d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa Faculty of Education Education (Junior/Intermediate)Graduated
2010-06 -- 2012-08Columbia University Teachers College Arts & Humanities MA (TESOL)Graduated
Degree
1995-06Bachelor Of Arts (History)Université d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
1996-06Bachelor Of Education (Junior/Intermediate)Université d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
2013-05-22Masters of Arts (TESOL)Columbia University Teachers College
Licenses and qualifications
1996-06Teacher's License (junior elementary level)
Academic societies
2018-04 -- (current)Japan Association for Cooperative Education (JASCE)
2018-04 -- (current)International Association for the Study of Cooperative Education (IASCE)
2016-07 -- (current)JALT Mind Brain Education SIG
2015-03 -- 2016-02TESOL SPAIN
2014-05 -- 2016-07JALT Learner Development SIG
2013-05 -- (current)Teachers College Columbia University Japan Alumni Association
2012-01 -- (current)Gunma JALT
2011-03 -- (current)Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)
Honors & Awards
2014-10-25Class Valedictorian
2017-02-17Kagan Cooperative Learning Scholarshipdedication to cooperative learning practices and development
2014-11-22Best of JALT AwardBest academic presentation in 2013-2014 (Gunma JALT)
2013-07-22Kagan Cooperative Learning Scholarshipdedication to cooperative learning practices and development
2011-10-30Teachers College Columbia University John F. Fanselow Scholarshipdemonstrated academic excellence in MA TESOL program at Teachers College Columbia University
Refereed academic journal/Refereed international conference paper
  • Starting a New Conversation: Using Innovative Approaches to Ensure New Learning
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    Learning Learning/24(3)/pp.14-24, 2017
  • Bringing about active participation through ELF and collaborative learning
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    Learning Learning/22(3)/pp.9-12, 2015
  • Cooperative Learning as a meaningful way to implement communicative EFL lessons
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    The Journal of Saitama City Educators/3(3)/pp.5-8, 2013
  • Cooperative learning as a facilitator to communicative EFL teaching
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    JALT 2012 Conference Proceedings/pp.368-374, 2013
  • Application of foreign language course of study revisions in primary and secondary schools in Japan
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    Humanities, Research Bulletin of Meisei University/48/pp.97-112, 2012
  • Implementing Language Policy in Japan: Realities and Recommendations
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    Peerspectives/7/pp.19-29, 2011
Other articles
  • Catastophe, Community and Google Apps-Reflections from a TESOL Graduate Course.
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    JALT 2011 Conference Proceedings./pp.94-100, 2012
  • Effective implementation of foreign language education reform in Japan: What more can be done?
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    JALT 2011 Conference Proceedings./pp.179-191, 2012
  • Effective implementation of foreign language education reform in Japan: What more can be done?
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    JALT 2011 Conference Proceedings./pp.179-191, 2012
  • Cooperative Learning - creating more opportunities to show true student ability
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    The Journal of Saitama City Educators (JSCE)/2(5)/pp.22-30, 2012
  • For all the reasons not to, there are (insert number of students) reasons to do Cooperative Learning
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    JACET 2012 Conference Preceedings/pp.322-326, 2012
  • Read all About it! Studying can be a social activity
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    The 2012 Pan- SIG Proceedings Literacy: SIGnals of Emergence/pp.155-161, 2012
  • Language Policy in Japan Shifting Paradigms
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    The 2011 Pan-SIG Conference Proceedings: Discovering Paths to Fluency/5/pp.149-165, 2011
Conference, etc.
  • Giving a successful presentation in English: Mission Possible!
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019/2019-05-26--2019-05-30
  • JALT activities: Something for every EFL teacher.
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    Linguapax Asia Symposium 2018: The Imperative Issues of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education/2018-06-23--2018-06-23
  • Language policy: Government initiative or classroom mobilization?
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    Malaysian English Language Teaching Association Conference/2017-08-27--2017-08-27
  • Cooperative Learning: Just what the MEXT ordered.
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    2016 Gunma ALT and JTE Skill Development Conference/2016-10-27--2016-10-27
  • From minority to minority: My journey of identity
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    JALT PanSIG2015/2015-05-16--2015-05-17
  • How Cooperative Learning can bring more teachers and more learning to your class
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    2014 Gunma ALT & JTE Skill Development Conference/2014-12-21--2014-12-21
  • Helping Students Learn Social Skills through Cooperative Learning
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    N.E.A.R. Conference/2014-05-24--2014-05-24
  • How cooperative learning structures can be used to improve social skills
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    Osaka JETs Skill Development Conference/2013-12-12--2013-12-12
  • Performance enhancing education: give your class a boost in participation with cooperative learning
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    2013 Saitama ALT Skills Development Conference/2013-11-07--2013-11-07
  • Maximizing student participation through cooperative learning
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    2013 Tokyo Expo and Book Fair./2013-11-02--2013-11-02
  • The course that started it all
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    TED talks – Teacher’s Journeys/2013-06-16--2013-06-16
  • Cooperative Learning and the MEXT Course of Study
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    The 12th annual Pan-SIG Conference/2013-05-18--2013-05-18
  • Teenagers
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    Kanagawa Sohgoh High School World Café 2012/2012-12-08--2012-12-08
  • Cooperative Learning
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    Osaka JETs Skill Development Conference/2012-12-07--2012-12-07
  • Putting language policy into practice effectively
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    The 38th annual JALT International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition/2012-10-12--2012-10-15
  • Putting language policy into practice effectively
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    The 38th annual JALT International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition/2012-10-12--2012-10-15
  • For all the reasons not to, there are (insert number of students) reasons to DO Cooperative Learning
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    The 51st International JACET Conference/2012-09-01--2012-09-02
  • Models of change: Putting language policy into practice effectively
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    Preparing for the New English Curriculum in 2013: A Symposium on Language Education Policy Implementation/2012-07-08--2012-07-08
  • Cooperative Learning - creating more opportunities to show true student ability
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    Nakasendo 2012/2012-06-02--2012-06-02
  • Catastrophe: Google Apps and the will to preserve
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    The 37th annual JALT International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition/2011-11-19--2011-11-19
  • Intercultural Learning in the New Japanese Education Policy
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    Japan Intercultural Institute Annual Conference 2011 – Building Briges Between Cultures; Creating Intercultural Perspectives through Business, Education and Media/2011-10-16--2011-10-16
  • A Workshop on Cooperative Learning in the Junior and Senior High School OC Classroom.
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    English Teachers of Japan/2011-09-11--2011-09-11
  • Cooperative Learning: exactly what the MEXT is calling for
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    2016 Gunma ALT and JTE Skill Development Conference/2016-10-27--2017-10-27
  • Cooperative Learning: a teaching strategy and a learner’s tool
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    Cooperative Learning: a teaching strategy and a learner’s tool/2017-02-26--2017-02-26
Works
  • Voices on eikaiwa: Narratives from the forgotten classroom
    Laurier Joel Darwin
Teaching
2019-04 -- (?)English Reading Skills IUniversity of Tsukuba - CEGLOC
2019-04 -- (?)English Presentation IIUniversity of Tsukuba - CEGLOC
2019-04 -- (?)English Presentation SkillsUniversity of Tsukuba - CEGLOC
2018-04 -- (?)Understanding the new global villageKeio University Faculty of Law
2017-10 -- 2018-02English Intercultural Communication IIUniversity of Tsukuba - CEGLOC
2017-10 -- 2018-02English Integrated Skills IIUniversity of Tsukuba - CEGLOC
2017-10 -- 2017-12English Presentation IUniversity of Tsukuba - CEGLOC
2017-10 -- 2017-12English Writing IUniversity of Tsukuba - CEGLOC
2017-04 -- 2017-08English Presentation IIUniversity of Tsukuba - CEGLOC
2017-04 -- 2017-08English Writing IIUniversity of Tsukuba - CEGLOC
Other educational activities
2019-04 -- (current)Ph.D. (Education)Sophia University
Talks
  • JALT activities: Something for every EFL teacher
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    Linguapax Asia Symposium 2018: The Imperative Issues of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education/2018-06-23--2018-06-23
  • Language Policy in Japan: Shifting Paradigms
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    The 10th annual Pan-SIG Conference
  • Language Policy in Japan: Shifting Paradigms
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    Nakasendo 2011 - The Road Less Travelled/2011-06-19--2011-06-19
  • Language Policy in Japan: Shifting Paradigms
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    The 10th annual Pan-SIG Conference/2011-05-21--2019-05-22
  • Language Policy in Japan: Shifting Paradigms
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    The 10th annual Pan-SIG Conference/2011-05-21--2011-05-22
  • Language Policy in Japan: Shifting Paradigms
    Laurier Joel Darwin
    The 10th annual Pan-SIG Conference/2011-05-21--2011-05-22
Professional activities
2018-04 -- 2019-02Entrance Evaluation CommitteeCommittee member
University Management
2019-04 -- (current)Foreign Language Representatives Liaison CommitteeCommittee member
Other activities
2016-02 -- (current)JALT Regional Professional Activities Committee Chair As chair of the committee, I coordinated events and offered support to all JALT chapters in their planning of events.
2018-05 -- 2019-05PanSIG Conference Conference Coordinator
2017-05 -- 2018-05PanSIG Conference Conference Coordinator
2016-05 -- 2017-05PanSIG Conference Conference Coordinator
2018-12 -- 2019-11JALT International Conference Conference Manager
2017-12 -- 2018-11JALT International Conference Conference Manager
2016-12 -- 2017-11JALT International Conference Site Chair

(Last updated: 2019-10-06)