TINGJIA WANG

Last Updated :2023/01/06

Affiliations, Positions
Writing Center, Assistant Professor
E-mail
twanghiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
Dr. Tingjia Wang is Assistant Professor in Hiroshima University, holding a PhD in Linguistics from The University of Sydney. Her research expertise spans over fields of Applied Linguistics, Initial Teacher Education, Multimodal Literacies and Social Semiotics. Before joining Hiroshima University, Tingjia has extensive, cross-disciplinary research and teaching experiences in The University of Sydney, Macquarie University, Western Sydney University and Australian Catholic University in Australia. Her current leading research grant informs Initial Teacher Education in two domains. One is genre-based pedagogy within the systemic functional linguistics theory. The other is multimodal literacies with a focus on the effective use of digital media in literacy practices. Dr. Wang is a peer reviewer for Routledge and a range of journals in fields of multimodal literacies and digital pedagogy. Dr. Wang is currently the Coordinator of Postgraduate Tutor Training program in Hiroshima University Writing Center, developing, implementing, and assessing the pre-service training in the field of English for Academic Purposes.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2021/04/01, Hiroshima University, Writing Center, Assistant Professor
  • 2020/12/01, 2021/03/31, Hiroshima University, Office of Research and Academia-Government-Community Collaboration, Assistant Professor
  • 2020/01, 2020/12, Macquarie University, School of Education, Sessional Academic (Language and Literacies)
  • 2020/01, 2020/06, The University of Sydney, Department of Linguistics, Sessional Academic (Structure of Language)
  • 2020/03, 2020/08, Western Sydney University, School of Education, Research Associate
  • 2020/02, 2020/07, Western Sydney University, School of Education, Sessional Academic (Primary English and Literacy 2)
  • 2019/07, 2019/12, Australian Catholic University, School of Education, Sessional Academic (Linguistics for Literacy)
  • 2017/04, 2019/12, The University of Sydney, School of Education and Social Work; Sydney Business School, Research Assistant (Curriculum Assessment)

Educational Backgrounds

  • The University of Sydney, PhD (Linguistics), Australia
  • Sun Yat-sen Univercity, M.A. (by research) (Applied Linguistics)
  • Sun Yat-sen Univercity, B.A. (English)
  • Sun Yat-sen Univercity, B.A. (Japanese, double major)

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Sydney
  • Master of Arts, Sun Yat-sen University

Research Keywords

  • Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Systemic Functional Linguistics, English for Academic Purposes, Initial Teachers Education, Multimodal Literacy, Digital Pedagogy, Effective Communication, Environmental Education, Social Semiotics

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Yale Climate Connections, 2019
  • Sydney Centre for Language Research, 2018
  • Sydney Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI), 2017
  • The International Ecolinguistics Association (IEA), 2017
  • Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA), 2015

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Academic Writing I
  2. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Academic Writing I
  3. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Academic Writing II
  4. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Academic Writing II
  5. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Academic Writing for Research Papers
  6. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Academic Writing for Research Papers
  7. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Academic Writing for Research Papers
  8. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Academic Writing for Research Papers
  9. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Intensive, Pedagogical Approaches in Academic Writing in English
  10. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Intensive, Pedagogical Approaches in Academic Writing in English
  11. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Academic Writing I
  12. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Academic Writing II

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. ★, Facilitating effective pedagogic design in initial teacher education through dialogic learning, Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 43(3), 193-204, 2020
  2. ★, Interpreting the readability in simplified editions of children literature from a thematic perspective: A case study of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 7(1), 201-205, 2017
  3. On M.A.K. Halliday's studies of the Cantonese dialect, Contemporary Foreign Languages Studies, 403(7), 12-16, 2014
  4. Book review: The Functional Analysis of English: A Hallidayan Approach (3rd Ed.) by T. Bloor and M. Bloor, Journal of Language and Literature Studies, 7, 144-145, 157, 2014

Publications such as books

  1. 2023, Developing Spatial Literacy through Augmented Reality-Mediated Learning: Shaping Students' Agency and Teachers' Leadership, L. Pinhasi-Vittorio & E. Ben-Yosef (Eds.). Using Innovative Literacies to Develop Leadership and Agency: Inspiring Transformation and Hope., IGI Global, Scholarly Book, Joint work, English, Tan, L. & Wang, T. (corresponding author)
  2. 2023, Dialogic pedagogy: learning online in initial teacher education., In P. Jones, A. Simpson & A. Thwaite (Eds.). Dialogic Pedagogy: Discourse in Contexts from Pre-school to University., Routledge., Scholarly Book, Joint work, English, Simpson, A., & Wang, T.
  3. 2023, Developing Environmental Literacy through Eco-documentary Mediated Climate Change Education: A Metalanguage Toolkit with Multimodal Approaches., In J. DeHart (Ed.), Enhancing Education Through Multidisciplinary Film Teaching Methodologies., IGI Global, Scholarly Book, Joint work, English, Wang, T., 122-141
  4. 2021, Digital storytelling and teachers' disciplinary multiliteracies., In L. Haas & J. Tussey (Eds.). Connecting Disciplinary Literacy and Digital Storytelling in K-12 Education., IGI Global., Scholarly Book, Joint work, English, Humphrey, S., Ngo. T., & Wang, T., 59-84
  5. 2020, Communicating Climate Change: A Social Semiotic Perspective on Activist Documentaries, The University of Sydney. Unpublished PhD Thesis, 2020, Others, Single work, English, Wang, T.

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Research, teaching and management insights for developing academic English literacies in Japanese Higher Education, Wang, T., Academic Writing Center: Mitigating Students' Writing Challenges, 2022, With Invitation, English, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Indonesia.
  2. Developing a Reading-based Pedagogical Model for L2 Learners' English Academic Writing: A Case Study in Japanese Tertiary Education, Wang, T., The Barcelona Conference on Education (BCE2022), 2022, Without Invitation, English, The University of Barcelona
  3. Advancing Primary School Teachers' TPACK as Professional Knowledge in the Context of Teaching Multimodal Literacies in Australia, Wang, T., Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference (RPIC) 2022, 2022, Without Invitation, English, National Institute of Education & Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  4. Developing Teaching and Learning Resources for L2 Learners' English Academic Writing: Preliminary Findings in a National University in Japan, Wang, T., The Paris Conference on Education (PCE2022), 2022, Without Invitation, English, La Maison de la Chimie, Paris, France.
  5. Appraisal analysis of Hiroshima A-Bomb survivors' testimonies: Linguistic insights on the building of Hiroshima peace culture, Wang, T., The 3rd Asian Conference on Language (ACL2022), 2022, Without Invitation, English, Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan.
  6. Reading images-language relations: A journey in multimodality, Wang, T., Intercultural Event Seminar, 2021, With Invitation, English, School of Education, Hiroshima University, Japan.
  7. Genre Analysis of Hiroshima A-bomb Survivors' Stories: Linguistic Insights on Historical Writing for Peace Education, WANG, T., The 2nd Barcelona Conference on Education (BCE2021), 2021, Without Invitation, English, The University of Barcelona, Spain
  8. Teaching climate change in primary English and Literacy subjects: Multimodal insights on using eco-documentaries, WANG, T., The 9th European Conference on Education (ECE2021), 2021, Without Invitation, English, University College London (UCL), Institute of Education, U.K.
  9. Profiling the flow of knowledge co-construction and pre-service teachers' meta-awareness of dialogic learning, WANG, T., Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI) Seminar, 2017, With Invitation, English, The University of Sydney, Australia.
  10. Analytical approaches in exploring pre-service teachers' co-creation of knowledge, WANG, T., European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction SIG 17 and SIG 25 Conference, 2018, Without Invitation, English, University of Cambridge, UK.
  11. Phase and macro-phase: Analytical unit in documentaries, WANG, T., The Third Bremen Multimodality Conference, 2017, Without Invitation, English, University of Bremen, Germany.
  12. Identification of human characters in film, WANG, T., International Systemic Functional Congress 2017, 2017, Without Invitation, English, University of Wollongong, Australia.
  13. Interpreting the readability in simplified editions of children literature from a thematic perspective, WANG, T., International Systemic Functional Congress 2016, 2016, Without Invitation, English, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia.

Awards

  1. 2017, The Sydney Research Excellence Initiative (SREI), The University of Sydney
  2. 2011, The Advanced-level English Interpreting Accreditation (Mandarin-English), Shanghai, China
  3. 2011, The Advanced-level English Translation Accreditation (Chinese-English), Shanghai, China

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists, Developing Teaching Materials for English Academic Writing in Japanese Higher Education: An Applied Linguistic Approach, 2022, 2024

Social Activities

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2022, John Benjamins, book chapter, Peer Reviewer, 1
  2. 2022, IGI Global, Peer Reviewer, 3
  3. 2022, Routledge, book chapter, Peer Reviewer, 1
  4. 2022, IAFOR Journal of Education: Language Learning in Education, Peer Reviewer, 1
  5. 2020, Routledge, book proposal, Peer Reviewer, 1
  6. 2021, TESOL Journal, Peer Reviewer, 2
  7. 2021, Leisure/Loisir, Peer Reviewer, 1
  8. 2021, Pedagogies: An International Journal, Peer Reviewer, 1