Takaaki Hiratsuka

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Name
Takaaki Hiratsuka
Affiliation
Tohoku University
Section
Institute for Excellence in Higher Education
Job title
Associate Professor

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Sep 2017
 - 
Today
Tohoku University, Institute for Excellence in Higher Eduction, Associate Professor
 
Apr 2016
 - 
Aug 2017
University of the Ryukyus, Faculty of Law and Letters, Department of Languages and Cultures, Associate Professor
 
Apr 2004
 - 
Mar 2011
Full-time English Language Teacher, Akita Prefectural Futatsui High School
 
Apr 2001
 - 
Mar 2004
Full-time English Language Teacher, Akita Prefectural Takanosu High School
 

Education

 
Apr 2011
 - 
Oct 2014
University of Auckland, Department of Applied Linguistics, PhD (Language Teaching and Learning)
 

Awards & Honors

 
 
Best Poster Presentation Award, Trends in Language Teaching Conference 2015
Winner: Hiratsuka Takaaki
 
 
University of Auckland Merit-Based Doctoral Scholarship, University of Auckland 2011-2014
Winner: Hiratsuka Takaaki
 
 
The ALANZ/AALA Conference Merit-Based Scholarship, ALANZ/AALA 2013
Winner: Hiratsuka Takaaki
 

Published Papers

 
Assuring the quality of classroom life through Exploratory Practice (EP): Learners' experiences
Takaaki Hiratsuka
JACET International Convention Selected Papers   6 101-117   2019   [Refereed]
Possibilities of a sociocultural perspective in second language teacher education (SLTE)
Takaaki Hiratsuka
The Annual Report of Tohoku University Center for Culture and Language Education   11    2019
An inside look at the process of qualitative data analysis
Takaaki Hiratsuka
Studies in Japan Association for Language Education and Technology, Kansai Chapter, Methodology Special Interest Group   11 1-22   2018
Narrative frames as a course evaluation instrument
Takaaki Hiratsuka
The Language Teacher   42(1) 3-7   2018   [Refereed]
Capitalizing on the strengths and complementing the weaknesses of native and non-native English speaking teachers
Takaaki Hiratsuka
Out of the Box   8(1) 45-53   2017   [Refereed]
What we gain from ELT professional presentations
Takaaki Hiratsuka
Transformation in language education   10-16   2017   [Refereed]
Give me a clue for innovative teaching!
Takaaki Hiratsuka
The Bulletin of Graduate School of Education University of the Ryukyus   1 25-33   2017
Transforming the practices of Japanese high school students: Empowerment arising from Exploratory Practice (EP)
Takaaki Hiratsuka
Scripsimus   25 1-23   2016
Actualizing Exploratory Practice (EP) principles with team teachers in Japan
Takaaki Hiratsuka
System   57 109-119   2016   [Refereed]
Employing narrative frames for needs analysis: The case of a newly-hired teacher
Takaaki Hiratsuka
Out of the Box   7(2) 57-63   2016   [Refereed]
Locating research methods within an applied linguistics narrative framework
Barkhuizen, G., Hiratsuka, T., Khan, A., & Mendieta, J.
Te Reo   56/57 109-126   2015   [Refereed]
“Now I think what is good or bad teaching depends on teachers’ humanity”: Effects of Exploratory Practice (EP) on students’ perceptions
Takaaki Hiratsuka
Scripsimus   24 23-52   2015
A case study into team teachers’ perceptions of JTEs, ALTs, and L1 use
Takaaki Hiratsuka
SELT-Okinawa Review   13 30-54   2015   [Refereed]
Effects of Exploratory Practice (EP) on team teachers’ perceptions in Japanese high schools
Hiratsuka, T., & Barkhuizen, G.
JALT Journal   37 5-27   2015   [Refereed]
Teachers’ and students’ perceptions of team-teaching practices in two Japanese high schools
Takaaki Hiratsuka
Accents Asia   7(2) 46-66   2015   [Refereed]
An Exploratory Practice study in Japan: Focusing on language teachers’ agency
Takaaki Hiratsuka
Ryudai Review of Euro-American Studies   59 25-46   2015
The nuts and bolts of qualitative research
Takaaki Hiratsuka
Studies in Japan Association for Language Education and Technology, Kansai Chapter, Methodology Special Interest Group   6 1-15   2015
Understanding the perceptions and practices of team teachers and students in Japanese high schools through Exploratory Practice (EP)
Takaaki Hiratsuka
University of Auckland      2014
Focus group discussions as a professional development opportunity for team teachers in Japan
Takaaki Hiratsuka
New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics   20(1) 38-52   2014   [Refereed]
A study into how high school students learn using narrative frames
Takaaki Hiratsuka
ELT Journal   68(2) 169-178   2014   [Refereed]
Beyond the rhetoric: Teachers’ and students’ perceptions of student learning in team-teaching classes
Takaaki Hiratsuka
The Language Teacher   37(6) 9-15   2013   [Refereed]
Exploring language teachers’ non-judgmental stances
Hiratsuka, T., & Malcolm, W.
JALT 2010 Conference Proceedings   191-200   2011   [Refereed]

Books etc

 
Gateway to second language learning: Pivotal roles Language Teacher Education (LTE) plays in primary and secondary schools. In G. Barkhuizen (Ed), Qualitative research topics in language teacher education
Takaaki Hiratsuka
Routledge   2019   
Suggestions for teacher educators from a gentle iconoclast and a fellow explorer. In S. Walsh & S. Mann (Eds), Routledge handbook of English language teacher education
Fanselow, J., & Hiratsuka, T. (Part:Joint Work)
Routledge   2019   
Pair discussions for reflecting on action: Stimulated recall. In B. Barnard& J. Ryan (Eds), Reflective practice: Voices from the field
Takaaki Hiratsuka
Routledge   2017   
Pull the Trigger: Encounter English in Everyday Situations
Takaaki Hiratsuka & Ashley Ford (Part:Joint Work)
IBC Publishing   2019   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Generating creative classroom activities through the minds of great thinkers [Invited]
Takaaki Hiratsuka
LET Kansai Chapter Spring Conference 2019   May 2019   
Unlocking clues to new ways of teaching in secondary schools
Takaaki Hiratsuka
Tohoku University PD Seminar 2018: Professional Development for English Language Teachers   Mar 2019   
Language teachers and learners as explorers: Exploratory Practice and Fanselovian premises
Takaaki Hiratsuka
Tohoku ELT Expo 2018   Dec 2018   
Improving the pedagogical, sociolinguistic, and communicative impact of L2 classroom TAs at top global universities in Japan
Hiratsuka, T., Bankole, A., Jones, K., Stilp, L., & Sevigny, P.
16th Asia Pacific Conference   Dec 2018   
An action research endeavor with international student teaching assistants for their development as teaching professionals
Takaaki Hiratsuka
16th Asia Pacific Conference   Dec 2018   
Narrative frames as a course evaluation instrument
Takaaki Hiratsuka
International Narrative Symposium   Nov 2018   
High school students as key practitioners
Takaaki Hiratsuka
44th Annual JALT International Conference   Nov 2018   
Assuring the quality of classroom life with language learners through Exploratory Practice (EP)
Takaaki Hiratsuka
the 57th JACET International Convention   Aug 2018   
Stimulating pair discussion for teacher education
Takaaki Hiratsuka
JALT PanSig International Conference 2018   May 2018   
Challenging the taken-for-granted for English teacher education in secondary schools
Takaaki Hiratsuka
Tohoku University FD Seminar 2018: Professional Development for English Language Teachers   Mar 2018   
My share: Integration of theory and practice in the language classroom
Takaaki Hiratsuka
2nd JALT Sendai Chapter Conference in 2018   Mar 2018   
"Think globally, teach locally": A reflection on the 2017 JALT
Takaaki Hiratsuka
1st JALT Sendai Chapter Conference in 2018   Jan 2018   
Questioning the status quo for the development of language teachers
Takaaki Hiratsuka
Tohoku ELT Expo 2017   Dec 2017   
Shaping the classroom with students’ voices
Hiratsuka, T., & Fanselow, J.
43rd Annual JALT International Conference   Nov 2017   
Video teacher education: Small changes, big results
Fanselow, J., & Hiratsuka, T.
JALT PanSig International Conference 2017   May 2017   
Expand your interests through action research
Hiratsuka, T., & Fanselow, J.
JALT PanSig International conference 2017   May 2017   
Stimulated recall as a reflective strategy for teacher development
Takaaki Hiratsuka
13th Annual Cam TESOL Conference   Feb 2017   
Capitalizing on the strength and complementing the weaknesses of native and non-native English teachers
Takaaki Hiratsuka
Trends in Language Teaching Conference 2016   Dec 2016   
Narrative frames for professional development
Barkhuizen, G., & Hiratsuka, T.
42nd Annual JALT International Conference   Nov 2016   
What we learn from ELT professional presentations
Takaaki Hiratsuka
42nd Annual JALT International Conference   Nov 2016   
Towards a comprehensive understanding of EFL team teaching in Japan [Invited]
Takaaki Hiratsuka
8th JALT Fukuoka Chapter Conference in 2016   Aug 2016   
Give me a clue for innovative teaching!
Takaaki Hiratsuka
JALT PanSig International Conference 2016   May 2016   
Which school would you send your kids to? Why?
Takaaki Hiratsuka
JALT PanSig International Conference 2016   May 2016   
Eliminating the false dichotomy between non-native and native English speaking teachers
Takaaki Hiratsuka
2016 International Conference on Applied Linguistics & Language Teaching   Apr 2016   
Mapping the nexus of qualitative research methods in TESOL [Invited]
Takaaki Hiratsuka
2nd International Methodology Research conference   Feb 2016   
Pair discussions for language teacher development
Takaaki Hiratsuka
36th Thailand TESOL International Conference   Jan 2016   
Actualizing Exploratory Practice principles with EFL team teachers in Japan
Takaaki Hiratsuka
Trends in Language Teaching Conference 2015   Dec 2015   
Employing narrative frames for needs analysis: The case of a newly-hired teacher
Takaaki Hiratsuka
Trends in Language Teaching Conference 2014   Dec 2014   
Narrative frames as a data collection method in TESOL
Takaaki Hiratsuka
3rd Japan Association for Language Education Technology Conference   Dec 2014   
Locating research methods within an applied linguistics narrative framework
Barkhuizen, G., Hiratsuka, T., Khan, A., & Mendieta, J.
Narrative Symposium   Apr 2014   
The JET program today: An Exploratory Practice (EP) experience with team teachers and students in two high schools in Japan
Takaaki Hiratsuka
10th Annual School of Asian Studies Graduate Conference   Oct 2013   
Understanding the perceptions of language teachers and learners: Exploratory Practice (EP) in team-teaching contexts in Japan
Takaaki Hiratsuka
ALANZ 17th Annual Symposium   Dec 2012   
Interwoven stories told by high school JTEs and ALTs
Takaaki Hiratsuka
2nd JALT Akita Chapter Conference in 2012   Apr 2012   
Exploring the classroom observation in a Japanese team-teaching context
Takaaki Hiratsuka
the 3rd Language Education Diversity Conference   Nov 2011   
JET program in action
Takaaki Hiratsuka
1st JALT Akita Chapter Conference in 2011   Mar 2011   
Exploring our classroom practices: Can we call ourselves teachers?
Takaaki Hiratsuka
25th Akita Educational Research Conference   Feb 2011   
Exploring and investigating language teachers’ non-judgmental stances
Takaaki Hiratsuka
36th Annual JALT International Conference   Nov 2010   
Exploring and investigating language teachers’ non-judgmental stances
Hiratsuka, T., & Malcolm, W.
6th JALT Akita Chapter Conference in 2010   Sep 2010   
What language should we be using in our classrooms? The debate about the use of L1 (in English) [Invited]
Takaaki Hiratsuka
5h JALT Iwate Chapter Conference 2010   Jul 2010   
What language should we be using in our classrooms? The debate about the use of L1 (in English)
Takaaki Hiratsuka
1st JALT Akita Chapter Conference in 2010   Mar 2010   

Teaching Experience

 

Research Grants & Projects

 
A longitudinal and cross-sectional study into the experiences of foreign assistant language teachers (ALTs)
Project Year: 2018 - 2020    Investigator(s): Takaaki Hiratsuka