Chihiro Thomson

Professor (Japanese)
Professor

Chihiro Thomson is a Professor of Japanese Studies in the School of Humanities and Languages. She was born, educated in Tokyo, Japan, and graduated from Gakushuin University. She then received postgraduate education at Arizona State University in the US, while she pioneered Japanese language education at secondary and community levels in the state of Arizona. Upon completing her doctorate, she worked at the National University of Singapore, teaching Japanese at all levels and researching language pedagogy.

She joined UNSW in 1993, where she teaches Japanese language and supervises postgraduate students in applied linguistics, pedagogy, and second language acquisition. She has served as the Head of Department of Japanese Studies for three years (1999-2002), then the Head of School of Modern Language Studies for three years (2003-2005). She also served as the President of Japanese Studies Association of Australia (2009-2011), and as the Australian Representative of the Global Network of Japanese Language Education (2004-2017).

Her research interests are in issues related to learners and learning of foreign languages, Japanese in particular. She studies Australian learners of Japanese, including those of Japanese heritage, their characteristics, their language acquisition processes, their learning environments, as well as how we can best support their learning. Themes of her research range from learner agency and learner autonomy to Communities of Practice, and commodification and consumption of language learning.

Other Languages Spoken
Japanese
Books
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Thomson CK, (ed.), 2017, Foreign Language Learning Communities of Practice: Mechanisms for participatory learning [Gaikokugo Gakushuu no Jissen Komyuniti: Sanka suru manabi o tsukuru shikake], Coco Publishing, Tokyo, http://www.cocopb.com/cocobooks/booksinfo/%E3%82%A8%E3%83%B3%E3%83%88%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC/2017/9/11_978-4-904595-93-0.html
2017
Book Chapters
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Thomson C, 2019, 'Why Introductory Japanese? An Australian case study.', in Chapman D; Hayes C (ed.), Japan in Australia Culture, Context and Connection, Routledge, pp. 179 - 197
2019
Thomson CK, 2017, 'Gaikokugo gakushuu to iu charenji to jissen komyuniti [Learning a foreign language, a challenge and Communities of Practice]', in Thomson CK (ed.), Foreign Language Learning Communities of Practice: Mechanisms for participatory learning [Gaikokugo Gakushuu no Jissen Komyuniti: Sanka suru manabi o tsukuru shikake], Coco publishing, Tokyo, pp. 3 - 14, http://www.cocopb.com/cocobooks/booksinfo/%E3%82%A8%E3%83%B3%E3%83%88%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC/2017/9/11_978-4-904595-93-0.html
2017
Thomson CK; Shimasaki K, 2017, 'Jissen komyuniti to wa? Jissen komyuniti no riron [What is a Community of Practice? Theories of Communities of Practice.]', in , pp. 15 - 28
2017
Thomson CK, 2017, 'Nyuusausu ueeruzu daigaku to iu kyouiku genba [UNSW as a learning environment]', in Thomson CK (ed.), Foreign Language Learning Communities of Practice: Mechanisms for participatory learning [Gaikokugo Gakushuu no Jissen Komyuniti: Sanka suru manabi o tsukuru shikake],, Coco publishing, Tokyo, pp. 33 - 43, http://www.cocopb.com/cocobooks/booksinfo/%E3%82%A8%E3%83%B3%E3%83%88%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC/2017/9/11_978-4-904595-93-0.html
2017
Thomson CK; shimasaki K, 2017, 'Jissen komyuniti to wa? Jissen komyuniti no riron [What is a Community of Practice? Theories of Communities of Practice].', in Thomson CK (ed.), Foreign Language Learning Communities of Practice: Mechanisms for participatory learning [Gaikokugo Gakushuu no Jissen Komyuniti: Sanka suru manabi o tsukuru shikake], Coco publishing, Tokyo, pp. 15 - 28, http://www.cocopb.com/cocobooks/booksinfo/%E3%82%A8%E3%83%B3%E3%83%88%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC/2017/9/11_978-4-904595-93-0.html
2017
Thomson CK, 2017, 'Wikispaces no komyuniiy: Tabelogu purojekuto [Case Study 4: A community on the Wikispaces: Tabelog project.]', in Thomson (ed.), Foreign Language Learning Communities of Practice: Mechanisms for participatory learning [Gaikokugo Gakushuu no Jissen Komyuniti: Sanka suru manabi o tsukuru shikake], Coco Publishing, Tokyo, pp. 119 - 131, http://www.cocopb.com/cocobooks/booksinfo/%E3%82%A8%E3%83%B3%E3%83%88%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC/2017/9/11_978-4-904595-93-0.html
2017
Thomson C; shimasaki ; fukui ; iida ; okamoto ; hashimoto ; chan S; okawa ; Okumura S; HIratuska A; Ogino M; Payne R, 2017, 'Foreign Language Learning Communities of Practice: Mechanisms for participatory learning [Gaikokugo Gakushuu no Jissen Komyuniti: Sanka suru manabi o tsukuru shikake]', in Thomson CK (ed.), Foreign Language Learning Communities of Practice: Mechanisms for participatory learning [Gaikokugo Gakushuu no Jissen Komyuniti: Sanka suru manabi o tsukuru shikake], Coco publishing, Tokyo, http://www.cocopb.com/cocobooks/booksinfo/%E3%82%A8%E3%83%B3%E3%83%88%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC/2017/9/11_978-4-904595-93-0.html
2017
Thomson CK; Chan S, 2017, '“Jissen komyuniti to shite no daigakuinsei no benkyoukai ni okeru sanka no kakuchou ni tsuite.[Expansion of participation in a community of practice for postgraduate students.]', in Thomson CK (ed.), Foreign Language Learning Communities of Practice: Mechanisms for participatory learning [Gaikokugo Gakushuu no Jissen Komyuniti: Sanka suru manabi o tsukuru shikake], Coco publishing, Tokyo, pp. 201 - 226, http://www.cocopb.com/cocobooks/booksinfo/%E3%82%A8%E3%83%B3%E3%83%88%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC/2017/9/11_978-4-904595-93-0.html
2017
Thomson CK, 2017, 'Dai koudou ni okeru kougi wa jissen komyuniti ni nareru ka. [Can a large lecture group in a large theatre form a community of practice?]', in Thomson C (ed.), Foreign Language Learning Communities of Practice: Mechanisms for participatory learning [Gaikokugo Gakushuu no Jissen Komyuniti: Sanka suru manabi o tsukuru shikake], Coco publishing, Tokyo, pp. 179 - 199, http://www.cocopb.com/cocobooks/booksinfo/%E3%82%A8%E3%83%B3%E3%83%88%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC/2017/9/11_978-4-904595-93-0.html
2017
Thomson CK, 2017, 'Gaikokugo no jissen komyuniti no kanousei [Possibilities for foreign language communities of practice.]”', in Thomson C (ed.), Foreign Language Learning Communities of Practice: Mechanisms for participatory learning [Gaikokugo Gakushuu no Jissen Komyuniti: Sanka suru manabi o tsukuru shikake], Coco publishing, Tokyo, pp. 299 - 317, http://www.cocopb.com/cocobooks/booksinfo/%E3%82%A8%E3%83%B3%E3%83%88%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC/2017/9/11_978-4-904595-93-0.html
2017
Thomson CK; Okamoto K, 2017, 'Kanji gakushuu no jissen komyuniti? [A community of practice for learning Kanji?]', in Thomson CK (ed.), Foreign Language Learning Communities of Practice: Mechanisms for participatory learning [Gaikokugo Gakushuu no Jissen Komyuniti: Sanka suru manabi o tsukuru shikake], Coco publishing, Tokyo, pp. 99 - 118, http://www.cocopb.com/cocobooks/booksinfo/%E3%82%A8%E3%83%B3%E3%83%88%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC/2017/9/11_978-4-904595-93-0.html
2017
Thomson CK, 2016, 'Kyoushitsu no naka ni shakai o: daigaku no nihongo kyoushitu to shakai to hito no tsunagari o kangaeru [Bringing the real world into classrooms: Connecting tertiary Japanese classrooms to the outside world]', in thomson CK (ed.), Hito to tsunagari, sekai to tsunagaru nihongo kyouiku [Japanese Language Education: Connecting People, Connected to the World], Kuroshio Publishing, Tokyo Japan, pp. 2 - 21
2016
Thomson CK, 2016, 'Tsunagari no motarasu mono [Outcomes of the connections]', in Thomson CK (ed.), HIto to tsunagari, sekai to tsunagaru nihongo kyouiku [Japanese Language Education: Connecting people, Connected to the World], Kuroshio Publishing, Tokyo Japan, pp. 212 - 229
2016
Thomson CK, 2016, 'Foreword', in Ogino M; Shino P; Nesbitt D (ed.), Creating New Synergies: Approaches of Tertiary Japanese Programmes in New Zealand, Massey University Press, Auckland,New Zealand, pp. 7 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICDEW.2013.6547451
2016
Thomson CK, 2014, 'Creating learning pathways through Japanese Communities of Practice', in Travis C; Hajek J; Nettlebeck C; Beckmann E; Lloyd-Smith A (ed.), Practices and Policies: Current research in languages and cultures education, LCNAU, Canberra, pp. 101 - 112
2014
Thomson CK; Mori T, 2014, 'Japanese Communities of Practice: Creating opportunities for out-of-class learning', in Nunan D; Richards JC (ed.), Language Learning Beyond the Classroom, edn. ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series, Routledge, New York, pp. 272 - 281, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415713153/
2014
Thomson CK; Chan S, 2014, 'Effects of Mother-Tongue in the Acquisition of Japanese in the Case of the Noun Modifier ”no”', in The 9th International Japanese Language and Japane (ed.), Practices and Potentials of Bidirectional Approaches between Japanese Language Education and Japanese Studies., Coco Publishing, Tokyo, pp. 293 - 304
2014
Thomson CK; Ohara T, 2014, 'Nihongo o shiyou suru ba to shite no kyoushitsu de no naika o kangaeru: Oosutoraria no daigaku no shokyu nihongo jugyou no bunseki [Internalisation in a classroom as a place to use Japanese language: An analysis of an elementary Japanese course at an Australian university]', in 日本語/日本語教育研究会 [Japanese / Japanese Education and Research ], Coco Publishing, pp. 263 - 278, http://www.cocopb.com/COCO/home.html
2014
Thomson CK, 2013, ''Idoo suru kodomo' ga tokubetu dewa nai basho [The place where 'Children Crossing Borders' are not special.', in Kawakami I (ed.), 'Idoo suru kodomo' to iu kioku to chikara, kotoba to aidentiti [Memories and powers of having been 'Children Crossing Borders', their languages and identities, edn. 1, Kuroshio Shuppan, Tokyo, pp. 144 - 165, http://www.9640.jp/xoops/modules/bmc/detail.php?book_id=52074&prev=new
2013
Thomson CK, 2012, 'Discussion of Correct Japanese in the Context of Japanese Language Education', in Gang X; Yunbo L (ed.), Research on the International Japanese Education of the Modern Days, Higher Education Press, Beijing China, pp. 45 - 51
2012
Thomson CK, 2011, 'Who is to say 'Your Japanese is incorrect'? Reflection on 'correct' Japanese usages by learners of Japanese.', in Language in Public Spaces in Japan, Rutledge, pp. 105 - 120
2011
Thomson CK, 2009, 'Issues and Future of Japanese Language Education for Learner Agency and Roles of Teachers', in Thomson CK (ed.), New pedagogies for learner agency:Japanese language education research and practice in Australia, edn. 1, Coco Publishing Co. Ltd., Japan
2009
Thomson CK; Fukui N; Shimasaki K, 2009, 'Active Learning in an Introductory Course: An Examination of Interaction Tests', in Thomson CK (ed.), New pedagogies for learner agency:Japanese language education research and practice in Australia, edn. 1, Coco Publishing Co. Ltd., Japan, pp. 47 - 65
2009
Thomson CK; Masumi-So H, 2009, '"Senpai is Coming!" Positive Effects of Collaboration between Beginners and more advanced Learners of Japanese', in Thomson CK (ed.), New pedagogies for learner agency:Japanese language education research and practice in Australia, edn. 1, Coco Publishing Co. Ltd., Japan
2009
Okamoto K; Thomson CK, 2009, 'Critical Analysis on `Meeting with Business Professionals`', in Thomson CK (ed.), New pedagogies for learner agency:Japanese language education research and practice in Australia, edn. 1, Coco Publishing Co. Ltd., Japan, pp. 85 - 101
2009
Thomson CK, 2009, 'Japanese Language Education in Australia: It's social and theoretical backgrounds', in Thomson CK (ed.), New pedagogies for learner agency:Japanese language education research and practice in Australia, edn. 1, Coco Publishing Co. Ltd., Japan
2009
Thomson CK, 2007, 'Gendered language in teaching Japanese', in Brown D (ed.), Language: In the realm of social dynamics, edn. First, School of Humanities, university of Thai Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 71 - 81
2007
Thomson CK, 2005, 'Communications Gap', in The Society of Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Lang (ed.), Encyclopedia of Japanese Language Education, edn. 1st, Taishukan Shoten, Tokyo, pp. 508 - 509
2005
Thomson CK, 2005, 'Meeting with Japanese professionals: Bridging classrooms and community', in Bourke B (ed.), Innovative Practice in Japanese Language Education, edn. First, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, pp. 65 - 83
2005
Thomson CK, 2005, 'Theory of Intercultural Values', in The Society of Teaching Japanese as a Foreigh Lang (ed.), Encyclopedia of Japanese Language Education, edn. 1st, Taishukan Shoten, Tokyo, pp. 508 - 508
2005
Thomson CK, 2003, 'Gakushuusha no koosu tantou kyoukan no shiten kara', in Tokumaru S (ed.), Sakubun ORG Project Houkokusho No. 1, edn. 1, Bunshin, Tokyo, pp. 47 - 48
2003
Thomson CK, 2003, 'For the symbiosis of `language` and `studies` of Japanese Studies in Australia', in Skoutarides A (ed.), Language Teaching at the Crossroads, edn. 1, Monash University Press, Melbourne, pp. 3 - 7
2003
Thomson CK, 2003, 'Dainigengoshuutokukenkyuu eno syoutai An Invitation to Second Language Acquisition Research in Japanese: In honor of Seiichi Makino (by Yukiko Hatasa)', in Acquisition of Japanese as a Second Language, edn. Original, Bonjinsha, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 102 - 115
2003
Thomson CK, 2001, 'A Day of a Teacher', in Aoki N; Ozaki A; Toki S (ed.), For those who are studying Japanese Language Education, edn. 1, Sekai Shiso Sha, Japan, pp. 232 - 246
2001
Thomson CK, 2000, 'Information and Computer Literacy in Overseas Teaching of Japanese as a Foreign Language', in Developing Information Literacy in Japanese Language Education, edn. Original, Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Lan, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 68 - 72
2000
Kriesler PR, 1999, 'Introduction', in Keynes, Post-Keynesianism and Political Economy, edn. 3, Routledge Press, London, UK, pp. 315 - 316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10371397.2012.730483
1999
Thomson CK, 1997, 'Japanese Studies at the University of New South Wales', in Directory of Japanese Studies in Australia, edn. Original, Australia-Japan research Centre, Canberra, pp. 81 - 86
1997
Conference Papers
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Thomson C; Fukui N, 2018, 'Ekkyouteki gakushuu to shite no kaigai nihongo kyoushi jissen kenkshuu [Overseas Japanese language teacher training as Cross-Boundary Learning.]', in Proceedings for the Fall Conference of the Society of Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, Nihongo Kyoiku Gakkai, The Society of Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, Shizuoka Japan, pp. 130 - 135, presented at the 2018 Fall Conference of the Society of Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, Shizuoka Japan, 24 November 2018 - 25 November 2018, http://www.nkg.or.jp/pdf/yokou-18autumn.pdf
2018
Thomson C, 2018, 'I-JAS deeta no shakaibunkateki kousatu [A sociocultural consideration of I-JAS data].', in Center for Comparative Japanese Studies Annual Bulletin, Ochanomizu University Center for Comparative Studies, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 177 - 181, presented at The 13th International Japanology Consortium, Tokyo, Japan, 10 December 2018 - 11 December 2018, http://www.lib.ocha.ac.jp/oab/52hikakunihon02/listOfIssue.html
2018
Thomson C; Mori T, 2018, 'Boundary Crossing as L2 Learning Experience: A Case of a Japanese Program at an Australian University', in Maynard J; Bradly I (ed.), Stretching boundaries. Papers from the third International Psychology of Language Learning conference, IAPLL, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 101 - 103, presented at the third International Psychology of Language Learning conference, Tokyo, Japan, 07 June 2018 - 10 June 2018, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330349911_Stretching_Boundaries_Papers_from_the_Third_International_Psychology_of_Language_Learning_Conference_Tokyo_Japan_7-10_June_2018
2018
Thomson C; Fukui N, 2017, '“’Idoo, ekkyoo, tsunagari’ o kangaeru: kaigai no nihongo kyoiku jisshuusei no jirei kara. [A consideration of “Boundary Crossing and Connections” in a case of Japanese teaching practicum students at an overseas university.]', in Proceedings for the 2017 Fall Conference of the Society of Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, Nihongo Kyoiku Gakkai, The Society of Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, Niigat, Japan, pp. 408 - 411, presented at the 2017 Fall Conference of the Society of Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, Niigat, Japan, 25 November 2017 - 26 November 2017
2017
Thomson CK, 2015, 'Hito to hito o tsunagu nihongo kyouiku [Japanese language education connecting people to people].', in Sato S (ed.), The 22nd Princeton Japanese Pedagogy Forum Proceedings, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University, pp. 319 - 326, presented at The 22nd Princeton Japanese Pedagogy Forum, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University, 09 May 2015 - 10 May 2015, http://www.princeton.edu/pjpf/past/22nd-pjpf/PJPF15_Proceedings_final.compressed.pdf
2015
Thomson CK, 2015, 'Kaigai de no nihongo kyouiku no arikata to kongo no kadai oyobi kankoku ni okeru nihongo kyouiku e no teigen [Issues in Japanese language education outside of Japan and proposals for the future Japanese language education in Korea]', in Proceedings of the 31st General Meeting of the Japanese Language Association of Korea, The Japanese Language Association of Korea, Seoul Korea, pp. 1 - 5, presented at The 31st General Meeting of the Japanese Language Association of Korea, Seoul Korea, 21 March 2015 - 21 March 2015, http://jlak.or.kr/
2015
Thomson CK; Chan S, 2014, 'Improvement of Japanese language Skills of Non-Native Speakers of Japanese through Benkyōkai as a Community of Practice', in Lee DY (ed.), Proceedings of the 18th Conference of The Japanese Studies Association of Australia: Peer-reviewed full papers, Japan Institute, Australian National University, Canberra, pp. 1 - 14, presented at 18th Conference of The Japanese Studies Association of Australia, Australian National University, Canberra, 08 July 2013 - 11 July 2013, http://japaninstitute.anu.edu.au/sites/default/files/u6/09_Kinoshita-Thomson_Chan-JSAA2013.pdf
2014
Thomson CK, 2014, 'Editor's Introduction', in Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology, The Japan Foundation Sydney, Melbourne, pp. xi - xiii, presented at National Symposium on Japanese Language Education Proceedings: 2012 Creating the Future, Melbourne, 01 November 2012 - 02 November 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ACO.0b013e3283050b0f
2014
Thomson CK, 2010, 'Coming to Australia to Study Japanese: Australian contribution to global Japanese language education', in Globalization, Localization, and Japanese Studies in the Asia-Pacific Region, Vol. I., International Research Center for Japanese Studies., Kyoto Japan, presented at International Symposium: Globalization, Localization, and Japanese Studies in the Asia-Pacific Region, University of Sydney, 01 November 2003
2010
Thomson CK, 2009, 'Connecting Learning within the Classroom - A case of Japanese Overseas Language Learners', in 2009 Spring Conference of the Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foriegn Language, 2009 Spring Conference of the Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foriegn Language, Meikai University, Japan, presented at 2009 Spring Conference of the Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foriegn Language, Meikai University, Japan, 23 May 2009 - 24 May 2009
2009
Thomson CK, 2008, 'Examination of scaffoldings in the junior teaching project', in Establishing the network of Japanese Pedagogy, Proceedings Vol.3, International Conference of Japanese Learning Education, Pusan, south Korea, presented at International Conference of Japanese Learning Education, Pusan, south Korea, 11 July 2008 - 13 July 2008
2008
Thomson CK, 2006, 'A teacher training course as a learner community', in Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, Spring Conference, Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, Spring Conference, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, presented at Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, Spring Conference, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 20 May 2006 - 21 May 2006
2006
Thomson CK, 2006, 'Gender differences in Japanese: How they should be treated in JFL', in Senshu University LL Workshop: Theme: Taking the LL Home, Senshu University LL Workshop: Theme: Taking the LL Home, Senshu University, presented at Senshu University LL Workshop: Theme: Taking the LL Home, Senshu University, 01 December 2006
2006
Thomson CK, 2005, 'The Australian Success: Continuum of Japanese Language Education', in 6th International Symposium on Japanese Studies and Japanese Language Education, 6th International Symposium on Japanese Studies and Japanese Language Education, City University of Hong Kong, presented at 6th International Symposium on Japanese Studies and Japanese Language Education, City University of Hong Kong, 08 November 2003 - 09 November 2003
2005
Thomson CK, 2005, 'Learner Autonomy in the Language Classroom', in Taiwan-Australia TESOL Seminar 2005, Taiwan-Australia TESOL Seminar 2005, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 7 - 12, presented at Taiwan-Australia TESOL Seminar 2005, Taipei, Taiwan, 30 September 2005
2005
Thomson CK, 2004, 'Ooosutoraria no nihongo kyouiku no kadai (Issues in Australian Japanese Language Education', in Executive Board of International Conference on Jap (ed.), Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistics Society, Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistics Society, University of Newcastle, pp. 30 - 30, presented at Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistics Society, University of Newcastle, 26 September 2003 - 28 September 2003
2004
Thomson CK; Iida S; Otsuji E, 2002, 'Gender and Japanese Language', in Wee L (ed.), 13th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, 13th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Singapore, pp. 66 - 67, presented at 13th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Singapore, 16 December 2002 - 21 December 2002
2002
Conference Posters
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Thomson CK; Kojima T, (ed.), 2017, 'HDR Communities of Practice: A new learning model for research students', UNSW, Sydney, pp. 8 - 9, presented at 2017 Learning & Teaching Forum, Educational Excellence Transforming Futures, UNSW, Sydney, 31 October 2017 - 01 November 2017, https://teaching.unsw.edu.au/2017-forum-program
2017
Edited Books
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Thomson CK, (ed.), 2016, HIto to tsunagari, sekai to tsunagaru nihongo kyouiku [Japanese Language Education: Connecting people, Connected to the World], Kuroshio Publishing, Tokyo, Japan
2016
Journal articles
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Thomson C; Fukui N, 2019, 'Issues and practices of overseas Japanese language teacher training and practicum: an Australian case study [Kaigai de no kyouin yousei, kyouiku jisshuu no jissen to kadai: Oosutoraria no genba kara]', Journal of Japanese Language Teaching Nihongo Kyoiku, vol. 172, pp. 48 - 61, http://www.nkg.or.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/172_4abstract.pdf
2019
Thomson C; Kojima T, 2019, '"Personally, I don't like the whole interactioning thing".: Is a Classroom as a Community of Practice for Everyone?', Learner Development Journal, vol. 1, pp. 61 - 79, https://ldjournalsite.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/ldj-1-3-kojima-thomson-2.pdf
2019
Thomson CK; Okawa Y, 2015, 'A study of 'voices' that Japanese language teachers draw upon for instructions and assessment of compositions', Assessment and Evaluation in Language Education, vol. 4, pp. 13 - 25
2015
Thomson CK, 2015, 'Issues of Japanese language education outside of Japan : In search for the future of Korean Japanese language education', Journal of Japanese Language, vol. 45, pp. 121 - 134, http://www.jlak.or.kr/modules/doc/index.php?doc=search&___M_ID=27
2015
Thomson CK, 2015, 'Reports on the International Conference on Japanese Language Education 2014', Journal of Japanese Language Teaching, vol. 160, pp. 4 - 8, http://http/nkg.or.jp/
2015
Nakane I; Thomson CK; Tokumaru S, 2014, 'Negotiation of power and solidarity in email: The case of students learning Japanese as a foreign language and their facilitators', Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, vol. 24, pp. 60 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/japc.24.1.04nak
2014
Thomson CK, 2013, 'Goo-Nichi Kankei o Sasaeru Nihongo Kyouiku [Japanese language education that supports Australia-Japan relationship.]', Monbu Kagaku Kyouiku Tsuushin [Ministry of Education Science and Technology, Education Reports], vol. 316, pp. 24 - 25
2013
Thomson CK; Northwood B, 2012, 'What keeps them going? Investigating ongoing learners of Japanese in Australian universities.', Japanese Studies, vol. 32, pp. 335 - 355, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10371397.2012.735988
2012
Thomson CK; Xu Y; Choi G; Lai JC; Cao D; Kadokura M, 2012, 'Nihon kenkyuu to nihongo kyooiku no kurosuroodo: nihongo kyooiku ni okeru nihon bunka rikai [Crossroads of Japanese Studies and Japanese Language Education: Japanese Cultural Understanding in Japanese Teaching Materials]', NIHONGO KYOIKU Journal of Japanese Language Teaching, pp. 21 - 33, http://www.nkg.or.jp/journal/b-journal.htm
2012
Thomson CK, 2011, 'Japanese language competence that the Intercultural Language Learning aims for the learners to develop', Waseda Studies in Japanese Language Education., vol. 9, pp. 121 - 128, http://dspace.wul.waseda.ac.jp/dspace/handle/2065/31734/items-by-author?author=%E3%83%88%E3%83%A0%E3%82%BD%E3%83%B3%E3%80%80%E6%9C%A8%E4%B8%8B%E3%80%80%E5%8D%83%E5%B0%8B
2011
Thomson CK, 2010, 'Who is to say ‘Your Japanese is incorrect’? Reflection on ‘correct’ Japanese usages by learners of Japanese.', Japanese Studies, vol. 30, pp. 427 - 442, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10371397.2010.518604
2010
Thomson CK; Otsuji E, 2009, 'Multidimensional Examination of Gender in a Business Japanese Textbook', Japanese Language Education around the Globe, vol. 19, pp. 49 - 67
2009
Thomson CK; Otsuji E, 2009, 'Promoting 'Third Space' Identities: A Case Study of the Teaching of Business Japanese', PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol. 6, No.1, pp. 1 - 21
2009
Thomson CK, 2008, 'Classroom assessment of Japanese Language Education overseas', NIHONGO KYOIKU Journal of Japanese Language Teaching, vol. 136, pp. 27 - 37
2008
Thomson CK, 2008, 'A Classroom Without Walls: The Future of Japanese Language Education in Australia', Japanese Studies, vol. 28, pp. 317 - 328, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10371390802446877
2008
Thomson CK; Iida S, 2007, 'Gendered language in Japanese language education: an examination of female utterances mada meshi kutte nai and beyond', NIHONGO KYOIKU Journal of Japanese Language Teaching, vol. 134, pp. 120 - 129
2007
Thomson CK, 2007, 'Expanding learning communities beyond the classroom walls: a case of Australian tertiary Japanese language programs', NIHONGO KYOIKU Journal of Japanese Language Teaching, vol. 4, pp. 15 - 21
2007
Thomson CK, 2007, 'Designing a Learning Environment: Teacher Training Course as a Learner Community', Japanese Language Education around the Globe, vol. 17, pp. 169 - 185
2007
Thomson CK, 2006, 'BATJ Workshop Report: Promoting learner autonomy through classroom tasks', BATJ Journal, vol. 7, pp. 60 - 65
2006
Thomson CK; Ushida E, 2003, 'The world wide web as a teaching and learning resource: observation of learners` performance in the resource b based learning of Japanese as a foreign language', Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, vol. S-17, pp. 74 - 90
2003
Thomson CK; Otsuji E, 2003, 'Evaluation of Business Japanese Textbooks: Issues of Gender', Japanese Studies, vol. 23-2, pp. 185 - 204
2003
Thomson CK; Iida S, 2002, 'Nihongo kyouiku ni okeru seisa no gakushuu: Oosutoraria no gakushuusha no ishiki chousa yori. [Gendered language in Japanese: Learner perceptions in Australia.]', Japanese Language Education around the Globe, vol. 12, pp. 1 - 20
2002
Thomson CK; Tipton E, 2002, 'The 2001 Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia in Japan', Japanese Studies, vol. 22, pp. 111 - 112
2002
Thomson CK, 2002, 'Kaigai no Nihongo kyouiku ni okeru nihon bunka no gakushuu o unagasu koosu to kyoushi no yakuwari [Courses and teacher roles that promote learning of Japanese culture in overseas Japanese language education.]', 21 Seiki no Nihon Jijou, vol. 4, pp. 4 - 18
2002
Thomson CK, 2002, 'The 2001 Biennial conference of the Japanese Studies association of Australia in Sydney', Japanese Studies, vol. 22, pp. 111 - 112
2002
Thomson CK; Masumi-So H; Osho F, 2001, 'Meeting the Challenges in Language for Specific Purposes: The Incorporation of Sociolinguistics and Learner Autonomy into Course Design', Japanese Studies, pp. 85 - 98
2001
Thomson CK, 2001, 'On the Streets: Sydney Who is Behind the Japanese Language Fever', Gaiko Forum-Forum on Foreign Affairs, vol. 153, pp. 88 - 90
2001
Thomson CK; Masumi-So H, 1999, 'Japanese Volunteers` Participation in Overseas Japanese Language Educational Activities: Issues and Roles of Teachers', Japanese Language Education around the Globe, pp. 248 - 248
1999
Thomson CK, 1999, 'Japanese Volunteers` Participation in Overseas Japanese Language Educational Activities: Issues and Roles of Teachers', Japanese Language Education around the Globe, pp. 248 - 248
1999
Thomson CK, 1998, 'Junior Teacher Internship: Promoting Cooperative Interaction and Learner Autonomy in Foreign Language Classrooms', Foreign Language Annals, vol. 31, pp. 569 - 583, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1944-9720.1998.tb00600.x
1998
Thomson CK, 1998, 'A Learning Contract and Learner Autonomy in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language: A Case Study', Acquisition of Japanese as a Second Language, vol. 2
1998
Thomson CK, 1998, 'Junior teacher internship: Promoting cooperative interaction and learner autonomy in foreign language classrooms', Foreign Language Annals, vol. 31, pp. 569 - 583, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1944-9720.1998.tb00600.x
1998
Osho F; Masumi-So H; Thomson CK, 1997, 'Oosutoraria ni okeru kankougyouyou no Nihongo no dezain to jissen (Course design and delivery of hospitality Japanese in Australia )', JALT Journal, vol. 19, pp. 260 - 270
1997
Thomson CK, 1997, 'Kyooikuteki kachi no aru pureesumento tesuto wa: pureesumento bamen de no jiko hyouka (Educational merit of self assessment as a language placement instrument: A learner autonomy perspective)', Gengo Bunka to Nihongo Kyouiku (Language Culture and Japanese Language Eduation), vol. 14, pp. 1 - 13
1997
Thomson CK, 1997, 'Kaigai no Nihongo kyouiku ni okeru risoosu no katsuyou (Japanese language learning resources for overseas learners and teachers)', Japanese Language Education around the Globe, pp. 17 - 29
1997
Thomson CK, 1996, 'Employment and language ability of Australian non-native speakers of Japanese: a sydney case study', Japanese Studies, vol. 16, pp. 15 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10371399608727596
1996
Thomson CK, 1995, 'a learner-centered foreign language curriculum for a large diverse group of students? yes, it is possible', Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, pp. 119 - 130
1995
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Thomson C, 2020, Hisashi Noda and Kumiko Sakoda: Learners’ Corpora and Japanese Language Education Research, Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston, https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/jjl/36/1/article-p169.xml
2020
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Thomson CK, 2015, A case of collaboration between Japanese studies and Japanese language education in Australia, Colony Publishing, Kyushu, Japan, Collaboration with the humanities and social sciences in developing graduates with the Japanese language skills plus alpha, 25511005
2015

2018     Postgraduate Research Supervision Award 2018 from Arc Postgraduate Council, UNSW Student Life and Dean of Graduate Research School of UNSW, Sydney.

2017     Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in the Category of Research Supervision 2017 from UNSW, Sydney.

2017     Postgraduate Research Supervision Award 2017 from Arc Postgraduate Council, UNSW Student Life and Dean of Graduate Research School of UNSW, Sydney.

2016     Supervisor Award from Arc Postgraduate Council, UNSW Student Life and Dean of Graduate Research School of the University of New South Wales.

2016     Scientia Education Fellowship 2016-2020 in recognition of outstanding contributions to education at UNSW from the UNSW Scientia Education Academy.

2016     Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Basic Treatyof Friendship and Cooperation between Japan and Australia, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Japanese Government (2016).

2015    Dean’s Award for Best HDR Supervision from the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.

2014    Dean’s Learning and Teaching Award for Outstanding Leadership in Higher Degree Supervision from the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW. ($3,500)

2014    Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision Award 2014 from Arc Postgraduate Council, UNSW Student Life and Dean of Graduate Research School of the University of New South Wales.

2013    Outstanding Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision Award 2013 from Arc Postgraduate Council, UNSW Student Life and Dean of Graduate Research School of the University of New South Wales.

2012    Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence 2012. Thomson as a team leader of the UNSW Japanese Studies Team.

2012    Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision Award 2012 from Arc Postgraduate Council, UNSW Student Life and Dean of Graduate Research School of the University of New South Wales.

2012    Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, 2012 Australian Awards for University Teaching by Office of Learning and Teaching of the Australian Federal Government. Thomson as the team leader of UNSW Japanese Studies Team: For creating and sustaining a community of practice of leaners and speakers of Japanese that enhances the learning of Japanese language and promotes learner agency.

2010    Dean’s Award for Best SOTL Publication for New Pedagogies for Learner Agency: Japanese Language Education Research and Practice in Australia from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW. ($3,500)

2009    Sir Niel Currie Australian Studies Award for New Pedagogies for Learner Agency: Japanese Language Education Research and Practice in Australia from the Australia-Japan Foundation. ($10,000)

2007    Consul General’s Award for outstanding contribution to promotion of Japanese language research and teaching in Australia from the Consul General of Japan, Sydney.

Japanese language education, Japanese applied linguistics, second language acquisition of Japanese, learner autonomy in language learning, gender issues in Japanese, gender issues in Japanese society, curriculum development