Prof. Yukiko Yamamoto presented the result of joint research at the 14th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2021)

Prof. Yukiko Yamamoto, a NipCA project faculty member, participated in the 14th Annual Meeting of the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2021), and presented the result of the joint research with Prof. Murod Ismailov of CEGLOC.

The conference was held on November 8-9, 2021, but with the spread of the Covid-19,  all the events were held online and the presentation was on-demand format.  Nonetheless, it was an interactive, as the participants commented on the presentation materials uploaded in advance. Researchers and practitioners presented their research on various educational themes categorized into 12 tracks and 56 sessions. In addition, participants could attend many live events during the conference.

Their joint paper “What Makes and Effective Learner-Centered EMI Classroom in Higher Education? A Qualitative Systematic Examination of Students’ Perceptions Using Thematic Synthesis Approach” was presented in the session “Foreign Languages” under the “Language Learning and Teaching” track. Given the insufficient research on Learner-centered pedagogy in the field of English Medium Instruction (EMI), (**teaching course content in English), the study analyzes students’ perspectives on the obstacles for implementing learner-centered EMI in higher education. Six major areas of analysis were identified as a result of this study, and the commonality of these issues across countries was pointed out. This research paper has been published in ICERI2021 Proceeding (ISBN: 978-84-09-34549-6, doi: 10.21125/iceri.2021) and will be submitted to Web of Science (Conference Proceedings Citation index).