Personnel Information

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STONES, Thomas Patrick

Title
Instructor of English as a Foreign Language
Research Fields, Keywords
Rasch Measurement, Interactional Competence, Learner Autonomy, Listening Skills Development
Research Outline
I have a range of research interests relating to language teaching that reflects the broad nature of skills effective language teachers need to best meet the learners' needs. Primarily though, I am interested in how task repetition can be manipulated to make gains in the complexity, accuracy and fluency of spoken English. I am also interested in approaches to fostering learner autonomy and independent learning through effective goal-setting and self-directed learning. Currently, I am also conducting projects using Rasch analysis to investigate the effectiveness of rubrics for interactional competence and presentation skills in order to develop more reliable and valid rubrics that best serve the learners.

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Degree name:TESOL
    Classified degree field:TESOL/APPLIED LINGUISTICS
    Degree awarding institution:Aston University
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:2013.02

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • Job function organization:Kwansei Gakuin University School of Policy Studies
    Career:Associate Lecturer of English
    Duties period:2017.04 - 2022.03

  • Job function organization:Kwansei Gakuin University School of Economics
    Career:Instructor of English as a Foreign Language
    Duties period:2022.04 -

Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Education

  • Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Foreign language education