(Last updated : 2022-12-05 16:20:43)
  FAST Thomas
   Department   Notre Dame Seishin University  Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Literature
   Graduate Scool  , Graduate Scool of Literature
   Graduate Scool  , Graduate Scool of Literature
   Position   Associate Professor
■ Academic background
1. 1986/09~1990/05 Spanish, Department of Foreign Languages, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon,, Graduated, BA
2. 1990/09~1992/05 〔Master Course〕 Latin American Art & Culture, Latin American Studies,, New York University,, Completed, MA
3. 2017/04~2022/03 〔Doctorial Course〕 Critical Studies in Transformative Education, Human Science,, Osaka University,, Completed, PhD in Human Sciences
■ Business career
1. 2018/04~ Notre Dame Seishin University English Department Associate Professor
2. 2013/04~2018/03 Okayama University, Lecturer
3. 2002/04~2013/03 Okayama Gakugeikan High School, International Center Director, Instructor
■ Book and thesis
1. 2022 Article Prioritizing Internationalization at Home: Creating Opportunities for International Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic Notre Dame Seishin University International Center Annual Report pp.18-29 (Single) Link
2. 2016/04 Book Impact 4   (Single) 
3. 2015/12 Article Why the “Silent Finns” Have the Loudest Classrooms: Implications for Japanese Universities  11,pp.127-138 (Collaboration) 
4. 2015 Article Providing study abroad advice as a viable use of social learning spaces  pp.60-68 (Collaboration) Link
5. 2014/12 Article Critical Thinking and Learning Commons: Initial Observations and Possible Applications  10,pp.93-103 (Collaboration) 
6. 2013 Article TEDxUniversity: Promoting Ideas, Global Citizenship and English Fluency Bulletin of Higher Education, Okayama University 2013(9),pp.169-180 (Single) Link
7. 2012/08 Article Time Zones 3 Textbook Review The Language Teacher 36(4),pp.67-68 (Single) 
8. 2012/04 Article Films for Language Learning and Global Issues JALT 2012 Conference Proceedings pp.544-557 (Collaboration) Link
9. 2012 Article Model United Nations in the ESOL Classroom  pp.70-76 (Single) 
■ Academic conference presentation
1. 2022/07/26 Developing Global Human Resources at Japanese Universities: Students' Perspectives (International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR) 2202)
2. 2022/07/26 Developing Global Human Resources at Japanese Universities: Students' Perspectives (International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR) 2202)
3. 2022/04 (World Council on International and Global Competence PD Webinar: Teaching Intercultural and Global Competence)
4. 2020/01 IB-Style Language Learning in Practice: CBI & CLIL Examples (Okayama University of Science 6th IB Education Forum)
5. 2018 The Model UN: Training for Global Citizens (Independent Learning Association (ILA))
6. 2018 What Makes a Global Citizen? Side by Side Comparisons of Frameworks, Proposals and Initiatives (3rd Annual Conference of the Association for Research into Japan IB Education)
7. 2017/11 (JALT 2017)
8. 2016/11 Making a Deeper Impact for 21st Century Learners (2016 JALT (National Geographic Featured Speaker))
9. 2015/11 Teaching Language, Knowledge, Traits and Skills for the 21st Century (2015 Nellie's Autumn Solution Seminar)
10. 2015/03/10 Language Learning for the 21st Century: Active, Inquisitive, Digital, Authentic! (Second 21st Century Academic Forum at Harvard University)
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■ Research topic, funded research, and department laboratory expense
1. 2018/04~2022/03  模擬国連を中心としたグローバル教育における国際交渉力の調査研究  (Key Word : )
2. 2015/04~2016/03  Implementing Active Learning Methodologies  (Key Word : )
■ Research Field
1. 2018/11 ESU Award "Best Resource for Secondary to Adult Learners"
2. 2017/07 British Council ELTon Award Finalist ("Excellence in Course Innovation" for National Geographic Impact Textbook series)
3. 2013/11 Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT) Best of JALT 2012 Award for Global Issues in Language Education
■ Belonging society
1. 2015/04~ Japan University English Model United Nations
2. 2007/11~ Global Issues in Language Education (GILE) JALT Special Interest Group
3. ∟ Chugoku Representative
4. 2004/11~ Japan Association of Language Teaching (JALT)
5. ∟ 会員
■ Educational ability
● Made textbook and teaching material
1. 2017/04~2019/03 Benesse Global Lesson Plans
2. 2017~2017 New Ways in Teaching with Music (TESOL Press)
3. 2016~2016 Impact Level 4 Student Book (National Geographic Learning)
■ Results on duty
● Other note that should be mentioned specially on duty
1. Assisting in the promotion of IB education in Japan
2. Developing tools to map and evaluate global education programs at Japanese universities
3. Leading Model United Nations student delegations
4. Organizing study abroad travel for students
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