マッケンティー ポール（Paul McEntee）
-Brief Summary of Career（Profile）-
I have taught English language in higher education in Japan for nearly 20 years. I have worked at a variety of universities and taught a range of courses and levels of students. During this time, I completed an MA in TESOL at Sunderland University, UK and acquired a CELTA teaching qualification.
I am a IELTS examiner and an Eiken grade 1 writing and speaking examiner/rater and continue to be an active member in the Eiken Foundation of Japan.
I also have a Google Educator license which has enabled me to develop my research activities more thoroughly over the last 6 years.
From 2014 - 2020 I worked at Rikkyo University as an English Instructor and since 2020 I have been a part-time and now full-time member of staff in the Faculty of International Tourism and Management at Toyo University.
I continue to write content for an online textbook which I publish and develop English language testing applications.
My primary field of research, for the last 6 years, has been blended learning and computer assisted language learning (CALL) - more specifically mobile (smartphone/tablet) assisted language learning (MALL).
The focus of this research was to gauge the effectiveness of MALL on collaborative out of class tasks and how these approaches impacted, positively and negatively on the students’ motivation to study. Furthermore, research also attempted to reveal students’ attitudes and perceptions towards a more ‘blended’ university curriculum.
From 2019 to 2020 I conducted an 18-month study into personalized learning (through a CALL framework). I foresee over the next years a deeper exploration into these themes.
During the next 18 months I would like to reform and extend my research into blended/personalized learning and incorporate aspects of VR into my lesson structure and delivery. I hope the questions raised previously into students’ perceptions of a technology fused curriculum can be better and further explored and answered.
-The Latest Research Theme and Activities-
English Reading and Vocabulary
English for Tourism
-Message for Students-
Welcome to the new academic year and I hope that you join us here at Toyo University.
The last 2 years have been a challenge for us all in this COVID-19, new normal society - however I remain extremely positive about creating an innovative, creative, and unique study environment for you at Toyo University. Technology has enabled us to do much more than we could before, and I urge you all to take the wonderful opportunities you will encounter in your university career.
Think positively, enjoy your campus life and broaden your horizons.
All the very best to you!