Jennings Stephen

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Jennings Stephen
Alternative names
Stephen Jennings
Tokyo University of Science
Tokyo University of Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Liberal Arts
Job title
Associate Professor
Doctor of Education(The Open University), Teaching English to the Speakers of Other Languages(University of London, Institute of Education)


In Japan since 1994
Taught University level since 2002
Doctor of Education since 2018
Academic Interests (keywords):
Curriculum, change, ELT, Japan, education, complex systems

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2002
Mar 2005
Lecturer, English Language Institute, Kanda University of International Studies
Apr 2005
Mar 2006
Lecturer, Rikkyo University
Apr 2006
Mar 2013
Associate Professor, Faculty of International Social Studies, Maebashi Kyoai Gakuen College


Combined Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Wolverhampton
Teaching English to the Speakers of Other Languages, Graduate School, Division of Language Education, University of London, Institute of Education
Doctor of Education, Graduate School, Division of Education, The Open University

Committee Memberships

Jan 2016
Mar 2017
Language & Cross-Cultural Communication  Editor
Apr 2014
Mar 2020
Japan Association for Language Teaching (Critical Thinking SIG)  Membership Officer
Apr 2014
Mar 2020
Japan Association of Language Teachers (Critical Thinking Special Interest Group)  Proof Editor

Published Papers

Teachers as agents of change in English Language Teaching: A Socratic turn in Japanese Higher Education
Stephen Jennings
Studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences   50 269-292   Mar 2019   [Refereed]
Understanding English Curriculum Change at Tokyo University of Science
Stephen Jennings
Studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences   (48) 173-194   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Internationalisation and Corruption in Education: Toward a Conceptualisation
Stephen Jennings Anthony Fenton
Studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences   (47) 143-186   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
A Critical Review of Swain and Hammond
Jennings, S.
共愛学園前橋国際大学論集   (13) 13-24   Apr 2013   [Refereed]
Systemic Functional Grammar and Authentic Language Input
Jennings, S.
共愛学園前橋国際大学論集   97-112   Mar 2009   [Refereed]


理科大生は英語が苦手 - 本当ですか?やる気はどこから?
Stephen Jennings
平成26年度 セミナーハウス特別講義B(第73回) 理科大生〈と〉英語、理科大生(の)英語   3-9   Aug 2014
The Complexity of Brokering Teacher Classroom-Language
Jennings, S.
共愛学園前橋国際大学論集   141-152   Mar 2010
Student self-editing of written work using online concordance
Jennings, S.
共愛学園前橋国際大学論集   91-110   Mar 2008
Lifelong English Learning: How lexis-based instruction and use of corpora can help
jennings, S.
共愛学園前橋国際大学論集   91-110   Mar 2007
Content and Skills Integration in Curriculum Development: A model for transition to content-based instruction
Jennings, S., Struc, A.
第4回ハワイ教育国際会議 議事録   3118-3150   Jan 2006

Books etc

Fish in Water: The hidden influence of media in our lives (2nd Edition)
Shaules, J., Ito, S., Saito, S., Jennings, S. (Part:Joint Work)
Macmillan LanguageHouse   Apr 2012   ISBN:978-4-7773-6410-7

Conference Activities & Talks

Lost in Confucian? The Socratic Turn in Japanese Education
Stephen Jennings
The Asian Conference on Education   15 Oct 2018   
Implementing English Language reform in a Japanese Science University
Stephen Jennings
Association for Language Awareness   6 Jul 2018   
Designing a curriculum: Blending traditional and communicative approaches
Stephen Jennings
北東アジア言語教育学会 The 10th Annual NEAR Language Education Conference   9 Jun 2018   
The Changing Role of Japanese Teachers of English
Stephen Jennings
全国語学教育学会・第43回年次国際大会教材展示会 JALT 43rd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition   20 Nov 2017   
Curriculum articulation and the suitability of CLIL at an elite Japanese university
Anthony Fenton, David Gann
The Fourth Annual Conference on Global Higher Education   10 Jun 2017