OZAWA, Ikumi

   Senior Lecturer

   Japanese Language Programs, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University
Research Period 2007/10~2011/03
Research Topic A Study To Clarify Practical Thinking of Japanese Language Teachers By Applications of "On Going Method" and "Personal Attitude Construct Analysis"
Research Type KAKENHI Research
Research Program Type Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
KAKENHI Grant No. 19529005
Responsibility Representative Researcher
Representative Person OZAWA, Ikumi
Details How Japanese language teachers implement "practical thinking" (thinking based on practical knowledge of teaching activities) is an important topic but continues to be a difficult one to assess. This research is a series of investigations that attempt to assess such thinking based on four sets of data : (a) the oral comments of 4 novice teachers and 5 experienced teachers recorded when they did a "think aloud" while watching a video of a Japanese language lesson, (b) written reports that these same 9 teachers produced immediately after the video session, (c) interview datum taken from the 9 teachers individually by Personal Attitude Construct (PAC) analysis method, and (d) the same teachers' responses to a multiple choice questionnaire on teacher's beliefs. This research made clear how PAC analysis should be conducted when researchers apply it to this type of investigation, as well as how questionnaire should be made and used.