Jo Mynard

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Name
Jo Mynard
E-mail
joanne-mkanda.kuis.ac.jp
URL
https://kandaeli.academia.edu/JoMynard
Affiliation
Kanda University of International Studies
Section
SALC / English Department
Job title
SALC Director / Professor
Degree
Ed.D (TEFL)(University of Exeter, UK), M.Phil (Applied Linguistics)(Trinity College, University of Dublin (Ireland))
Research funding number
70515543

Profile

Dr. Jo Mynard is a Professor in the English Department and Director of the Self-Access Learning Center (SALC) at Kanda University of International Studies in Japan. She is also the Director of the Research Institute for Learner Autonomy Education (RILAE).

She completed her Doctorate in Education (TEFL) at the University of Exeter, UK in 2003 and her M.Phil, in Applied Linguistics at Trinity College, Dublin in 1997.

Before joining KUIS, she worked as an Associate Professor of English language at NUCB/Koryo College in Nagoya. Prior to moving to Japan, she worked in the United Arab Emirates and was a faculty member and Founder / Coordinator of the Learning Enhancement Centre (LEC) at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi.

She has worked as an educator in Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Spain and the UK. She has also lived and worked briefly in France, Germany, the USA, and Australia. She has been a visiting scholar at universities in Mexico and Thailand.

She has been the editor of SiSAL Journal (Studies in Self-Access Learning) since 2010. SiSAL Journal is an international, peer reviewed, quarterly publication indexed by seven databases. http://sisaljournal.org

She has been a committee member of the IATEFL Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group since 2001. She is currently the Publications Officer for the group and a joint series editor for the "Autonomy in Language Learning" series of e-books. http://lasig.iatefl.org

She has been a member of the Scientific Committee for the International Association for the Psychology of Language Learning (http://www.iapll.com) since 2016 and was elected to the executive board (Publication Officer) in June 2018.

Her professional interests are learner autonomy, advising in language learning, self-access learning, affect, the psychology of learning, and CALL. She has co-edited four books. Two on learner autonomy (2011; 2014), and two on advising in language learning (2012). She recently completed a co-authored book (with Satoko Kato) on reflective dialogue / advising published by Routledge (New York) in 2015. She is currently working on a book on language learner psychology in social language learning spaces (to be published by Multilingual Matters, UK).

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2017
 - 
Today
Director, Research Institute of Learner Autonomy Education (RILAE), Kanda University of International Studies
 
Apr 2008
 - 
Today
Professor / Director, Self-Access Learning Center, Kanda University of International Studies
 
Apr 2006
 - 
Mar 2008
Associate Professor, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business
 
Jul 1998
 - 
Jun 2004
Instructor / Coordinator, Learning Enhancement Center, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi
 
1997
 - 
1998
English high school teacher, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Al Nahda National Schools
 

Education

 
Mar 1999
 - 
Dec 2003
Ed.D. (TEFL), Education and Lifelong Learning, University of Exeter, UK
 
Sep 1995
 - 
Sep 1996
M.Phil Applied Linguistics, Language and Communication Studies, Trinity College University of Dublin, Ireland
 

Committee Memberships

 
Oct 2016
 - 
Today
International Association for the Psychology of Language Learning  Board Member (Publications Officer)
 
Nov 2006
 - 
Today
AILA (International Association of Applied Linguistics)  Research Network on Applied Linguistics
 
Mar 2001
 - 
Today
(IATEFL) International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign language  Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group
 

Published Papers

 
Autonomy and Interdependence in a Self-Directed Learning Course
Jo Mynard (with co-authors)
Relay Journal   2(1)    Jan 2019   [Refereed]
Learner Autonomy Search Engine & Repository
Jo Mynard (with co-authors)
Relay Journal   2(1)    Jan 2019   [Refereed]
Measuring the Effectiveness of Time Management Training in EFL Classes: Phase 1 of a Mixed Methods Study
Jo Mynard (with co-authors)
Relay Journal   2(1)    Jan 2019   [Refereed]
Introduction to the PLL3 conference proceedings
Jo Mynard and Imelda Brady
International Association for the Psychology of Language Learning (IAPLL).   3-7   Nov 2018   [Refereed]
Incorporating affective factors into self-directed learning courses.
Jo Mynard and Scott J. Shelton-Strong
Stretching boundaries. Papers from the third International Psychology of Language Learning conference, Tokyo, Japan 7-10 June, 2018.   63-65   Nov 2018   [Refereed]
Stretching boundaries: Selected papers from the Third International Psychology of Language Learning Conference, Tokyo, 7-10 June 2018.
Jo Mynard and Imelda Brady
International Association for the Psychology of Language Learning (IAPLL).      Nov 2018   [Refereed]
Assessing the potential role of technology in promoting self-directed language learning: A collaborative project between Japan and Sweden.
Jo Mynard (with co-authors)
Relay Journal   1(2) 346-359.   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Affective factors in self-access learning.
Jo Mynard and Scott J. Shelton-Strong
Relay Journal   1(2) 275-292   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
User perceptions of an app for managing self-directed language learning.
Jo Mynard and Kie Yamamoto
Relay Journal   1(2) 405-428   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Exploring basic psychological needs in a language learning center. Part 1: Conducting student interviews.
Jo Mynard and Emma Asta
Relay Journal   1(2) 382-404   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Introduction: Special issue featuring papers from the Learner Autonomy Forum at AILA, Rio de Janeiro, 2017)
Jo Mynard, Mynard, J., Mideros, D., & O’Leary, C.
Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal   9(3) 242-246   Sep 2018
“Still sounds quite a lot to me, but try it and see”. Reflecting on my non-directive advising stance.
Jo Mynard
Relay Journal   1(1) 98-107   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
Student perceptions of the English lounge after a layout change
Jo Mynard (with co-authors)
Relay Journal   1(1) 221-235   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
Observing a social learning space: A summary of an ethnographic project in progress
Jo Mynard (with co-authors)
Relay Journal   1(1) 209-220   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
The role of advising in developing awareness of learning processes: Three case studies
Jo Mynard
Studies in Linguistics and Language Teaching   27 45-58   Nov 2017   [Refereed]
How do self-directed learners keep going? The role of interest in sustained learning.
Jo Mynard and D. McLoughlin
JALT PanSIG Journal   2018(1) 74-81   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Evaluating a self-directed learning course in a Japanese university
Jo Mynard (with co-authors)
International Journal of Self-Directed Learning   14(1) 17-36   Jun 2017   [Refereed]
Promoting Learner Autonomy and Self-Directed Learning: The Evolution of a SALC Curriculum
Jo Mynard and Rob Stevenson
Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal   8(2) 169-182   Jun 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
Jo Mynard
Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal   8(1) 1-3   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Studying the impact of the SALC curriculum on learning.
Jo Mynard (with co-authors)
Studies in Linguistics and Language Teaching   28 45-58   Mar 2017

Misc

 
Jo Mynard, Luke Carson
Advising in Language Learning: Dialogue, Tools and Context   1-303   Jan 2014
© 2012, Taylor & Francis. All rights reserved. Advising in Language Learning (ALL) brings together examples of advising practice and research from various international contexts in a fast-developing field. A theoretical model based on constructivi...
Luke Carson, Jo Mynard
Advising in Language Learning: Dialogue, Tools and Context   3-25   Jan 2014
Sergio Valdivia, David McLoughlin, Jo Mynard
Advising in Language Learning: Dialogue, Tools and Context   205-210   Jan 2014
Tim Murphey, Jo Mynard
言語教育研究 = Studies in Linguistics and Language Teaching   24 63-92   Nov 2013
Murphey Tim, Mynard Jo
言語教育研究   (24) 63-92   2013

Books etc

 
Satoko Kato, Jo Mynard
Routledge   Jul 2015   ISBN:1138825921
Mynard, J., & Ludwig, C. (Part:Joint Editor)
IATEFL   Aug 2014   
Reflective dialogue: Advising in language learning
Kato, S., & Mynard, J. (Part:Joint Work)
Routledge (New York)   Jul 2015   
Mynard, J., & Carson, L. (Part:Joint Editor)
Longman (UK)   Mar 2012   ISBN:1138836680
Autonomy in language learning: Advising in action
Ludwig, C., & Mynard, J. (Part:Joint Editor)
IATEFL   Mar 2012   
Autonomy in language learning: Opening can of worms
Everhard, C. J., Mynard, J., with Smith, R. (Part:Joint Editor)
IATEFL   Dec 2011   
Joachim Castellano, Jo Mynard, Troy Rubesch
University of Hawaii, National Foreign Language Resource Center   Oct 2011   
David McLoughlin, Judith Bündgens-Kosten, Jo Mynard, Diane Malcolm, Juanita Heigham, Tim Murphey, Sergio Valdivia, Brian Morrison
Kanda University of International Studies   Jun 2011   
Hayo Reinders, Michelle Cox, Paul Kei Matsuda, Katherine Thornton, Cem Balcikanli, Rania K. Jabr, Holly Marland, Peter Travis
Kanda University of International Studies   Mar 2011   
David Gardner, Lindsay Miller, John Adamson, Howard Brown, Hamish Gillies, Naoko Fukimoto-Adamson, Qunyan Zhong
Kanda University of International Studies   Dec 2010   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Self-regulation of language learning motivation beyond the classroom.
Jo Mynard and D. McLoughlin
CLaSIC, Singapore   Dec 2018   
Social (Self-Access) Learning Spaces and Identity. [Invited]
Jo Mynard
JALT College and University Educators anniversary 25th anniversary conference,   Sep 2018   
Supporting Learners Through Dialogue Within and Beyond the Classroom. [Invited]
Jo Mynard
Independent Learning Association   Sep 2018   
Language learning in the time of complexity and change [Invited]
Jo Mynard
International Academic Forum: Asian Conference on Language Learning   May 2018   
Researching Autonomy and Identity Beyond the Classroom.
Jo Mynard
International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language   Apr 2018   
Advising and Self-access [Invited]
Jo Mynard
Yildrim Beyazil University Ankara meeting   Mar 2018   
An English Conversation Lounge as a Community of Practice.
Jo Mynard and co-authors
Japan Association of Self-Access Learning   Dec 2017   
How Different Students Use and Perceive an English Conversation Lounge.
Jo Mynard and co-authors
Japan Association of Self-Access Learning   Dec 2017   
Identity, autonomy, and social learning spaces [Invited]
Jo Mynard
13th Nordic Autonomy Workshop. August 24th and 25th, 2017, Helsinki, Finland   24 Aug 2017   
How do self-directed learners keep going? The role of interest in sustained learning.
Jo Mynard and David McLoughlin
JALT Pan SIG, Akita, AIU   21 May 2017   

Teaching Experience

 
 

Research Grants & Projects

 
Longitudinal self-directed learning investigation
Research Institute of Learner Autonomy Education: 
Project Year: 2017 - 2021    Investigator(s): Jo Mynard (with co-researchers)
continued longitudinal study tracking KUIS students’ self-directed learning over time
Kanda University, Research Institute of Language Studies and Language Education: 
Project Year: 2017 - 2019    Investigator(s): Jo Mynard (with co-researchers)
investigating student leadership in self-access
Kanda University, Research Institute of Language Studies and Language Education: 
Project Year: 2017 - 2019    Investigator(s): Jo Mynard and Kevin Knight
Identity construction in social learning spaces
Research Institute of Learner Autonomy Education: 
Project Year: May 2017 - May 2018    Investigator(s): Jo Mynard (with co-researchers)
Investigating face-to-face and Online advising
Kanda University, Research Institute of Language Studies and Language Education: 
Project Year: 2016 - 2018    Investigator(s): Jo Mynard

Social Contribution

 
Academic reviewer
[Others]  Various applied linguistics journals, including CALL, JALT CALL, ILLT,  2010 - Today
Doctoral thesis examiner
[Others]  University of Hong Kong  1 Jun 2017
Doctoral thesis examiner
[Others]  Anaheim University  1 May 2017
Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal
[Chief Editor]  1 Jun 2010
Doctoral Advisor
[Advisor]  Open University of Catalunya, Spain