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STEM English in Japan

Education, Innovation, and Motivation

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Presents studies on Japanese STEM students, their education and job-related issues

  • Takes a critical stance on the problems facing Japanese STEM majors learning English

  • Includes a range of authors, both Japanese and non-Japanese educators

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxi
  2. English for Japanese STEM Workplaces

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Setting the Stage of STEM English for Students

      • Joseph Falout, Matthew Apple, Glen Hill
      Pages 3-27
  3. English for Japanese STEM Education

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 93-93
    2. Integrating Clinical English in Japanese Medical Education: Challenges, Successes, and Insights

      • Michael W. Myers, Kris Siriratsivawong, Yuka Hiraizumi, Miyuki Hashimoto
      Pages 137-160
    3. Medical English Curriculum Development: The SiReN Approach

      • Simon Fraser, Walter Davies
      Pages 161-181
  4. Aligning Motivations, Values, and Practices

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 301-301
    2. Ideal Classmates Priming on Motivations and Engagement: STEM and International Studies Students

      • Tetsuya Fukuda, Joseph Falout, Yoshifumi Fukada
      Pages 325-346

About this book

This book focuses on Japanese science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students and their experiences of learning English. Students majoring in STEM face unique circumstances regarding their English language education. Despite the global use of English in these fields, the authors argue that Japanese STEM students fail to take advantage of coursework, extracurricular materials, teachers, peers, and other resources to raise their communicative abilities to a sufficient level for the workplace. This book offers insights into how STEM students can learn English more effectively and purposefully. The chapters provide firsthand perspectives into the psychologies, educational programs, and future workplace situations of Japanese STEM students, who are the innovators, inventors, and researchers of the future. This book will appeal to applied linguists and language teachers wherever STEM English is taught.


Keywords

  • English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
  • business English
  • health communication
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • professional communication
  • Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
  • motivation for language learning
  • internationalization
  • higher education

Reviews

“This book brings together a set of very important chapters on STEM education in Japan, written by people with first-hand experience of working in the area. Topics range from Japanese STEM workplaces through to university education. Other areas of focus include innovations in Japanese STEM education, student motivation and engagement. An outstanding volume!”

-Brian Paltridge, Professor of TESOL, University of Sydney, Australia

 

“As an engineer-turned language teacher and translator, I’m privileged to recommend this book not only as a laborious compilation of recent research on STEM English in Japan but also, more importantly, as an eye-opening, thought-provoking book full of insights into what is going on in the Japanese ESP educational community amid the increasing pressure for globalization and how language teachers and administrators can work together to help STEM students grow into internationally competent professionals.”

-Michihiro Hirai, President, Hirai Language Services Inc., Japan

 

“A must-read for all involved in STEM education in Japan. The volume offers well-grounded research in every aspect of English education and learning, all situated in the communities of practice of STEM disciplines. This book sets the standard going forward both in research findings and in pedagogical applications.”

-William Rozycki, Research Fellow, Indiana University, USA

 

“This book provides an authentic and valuable discussion of the complexity faced by ESP course designers or instructors, in particular, STEM-English practitioners and stakeholders in academia and the workplace. The book includes historical background and issues of STEM-English education in Japan as well as clear examples to increase productivity of approaches for STEM-English learners, focusing on their needs and motivation.”

-Masako Terui, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Kindai University, Japan

Editors and Affiliations

  • Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Japan

    Glen Hill

  • College of Science and Technology, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan

    Joseph Falout

  • College of Letters, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan

    Matthew Apple

About the editors

Glen Hill is a recently retired Associate Professor from Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Japan. He has been teaching in Japan since 1998. For 11 years he has been Chief Editor of the OnCUE Journal, published by the Japan Association for Language Teaching.

Joseph Falout is an Associate Professor at College of Science and Technology, Nihon University, Japan. Awarded five times by Japan Association for Language Teaching for publications and presentations, he authored or co-authored 60-plus works on psychology in language learning and teaching.

Matthew Apple is a Professor in the College of Letters, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. He has taught at various levels of education in Japan since 1999, including junior and senior high school, technical college, undergraduate university, and graduate school.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: STEM English in Japan

  • Book Subtitle: Education, Innovation, and Motivation

  • Editors: Glen Hill, Joseph Falout, Matthew Apple

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-11116-7

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-11115-0Published: 01 December 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-11118-1Due: 15 December 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-11116-7Published: 30 November 2022

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXI, 374

  • Number of Illustrations: 14 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Applied Linguistics, Language Policy and Planning, Language Acquisition and Development, Science Education, Science Education

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Hardcover Book USD 139.99
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