Personnel Information



Language Center
Research Fields, Keywords
English as a Foreign Language, group work, Computer Mediated Discourse
Teaching and Research Fields
My research focuses on English learners’ use of language to manage goals, norms, and roles within discussion or collaboration groups, both in class and online. This includes how learners use English to (1) maintain peer relationships while making authoritative academic claims and (2) acquire and creatively reuse ideas, conventions, and lexis within and among groups. My second research interest explores development of intercultural communication competence through collaboration. Finally, I study ways to integrate skills-based and content-based language teaching. My teaching incorporates discussion and group work to help students develop as confident second language users in collaborative contexts.

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  • Degree name:Ph.D.(Foreign language education)
    Classified degree field:Humanities & Social Sciences / Foreign language education
    Conferring institution:The University of Texas at Austin
    Acquisition way:Thesis
    Date of acquisition:2011.12

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  • Affiliation:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Department:Language Center
    Title:Instructor of English as a Foreign Language
    Date:2023.04 -

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  • Research field:Humanities & Social Sciences / English linguistics

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Language: English
    Title: Curriculum design from theory to practice: preparing Japanese students to study abroad using content‐based language teaching
    Journal name: Curriculum Journal  vol.32  (1)  (p.215 - 246)
    Date of publication: 2021.06
    Author(s):  Miller, L., Klassen, K., & Hardy, J.

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

  • Title: Reflecting critical thinking: Global perspectives
    Journal name: Focus on the Learner: Proceedings of the 2016 JALT Conference
    Date of publication: 2016
    Author(s): Hardy, J.W. & Edwards, P.A.

  • Title: Tomorrow’s Sensei: perspectives on critical thinking and pedagogy of prospective Assistant Language Teachers
    Journal name: Proceedings of the First Kansai Gaidai IRI Symposium
    Date of publication: 2015
    Author(s): Edwards, P.A. & Hardy, J.W.

MISC 【 display / non-display

  • Title:An Activity Theory Interpretation of ESL Students’ Experiences of Classroom Group Work. Doctoral Dissertation
    Date of publication:2011
    Author(s):Hardy, J.W.

    Type of publication:Other

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  • Conference name:JALT CALL
    Presentation date:2021.06.05
    Title:The six principles of effective online learning
    Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (public)

  • Conference name:Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT)
    Presentation date:2018.11.26
    Title:Making the most of online discussion

  • Conference name:Language Education Across Borders
    Presentation date:2017.12.10
    Title:A curriculum design case study: Preparing EFL students for study abroad using content-based language teaching

  • Conference name:Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT)
    Presentation date:2015.11.20
    Title:Reflecting critical thinking: Global perspectives

  • Conference name:1st IRI Research Forum, Kansai Gaidai University Intercultural Research Institute
    Presentation date:2015.02.16
    Title:Tomorrow’s Sensei: perspectives on critical thinking and pedagogy of prospective Assistant Language Teachers

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