PETER KENNETH HOWELL

Last Updated :2022/08/02

Affiliations, Positions
Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education, Associate Professor
E-mail
howellhiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
I am an English teacher born in Northern Ireland and have studied mostly in Scotland.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 1980/10/01, 1981/05/31, Lycee Lesage
  • 1983/10/01, 1984/06/30, Bundesgymnasium
  • 1985/09/01, 1986/05/31, Royal Belfast Academical Institution
  • 1988/10/01, 1993/07/31, Lecturer
  • 1995/04/01, 1998/03/31, Hiroshima University
  • 2000/04/01, 2012/03/31, Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Associate Professor
  • 2012/04/01, Hiroshima University, Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education, Associate Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • The University of Edinburgh, College of Humanities and Social Science, U.K., 1998/10, 2005/01
  • The University of Edinburgh, Faculty of Education, U.K., 1994/12, 1999/07
  • The University of Edinburgh, Faculty of Arts, U.K., 1993/10, 1994/11
  • University of Kent, Faculty of Humanities, U.K., 1987/10, 1988/07
  • Queen's University, Department of Education, U.K., 1984/10, 1985/07
  • The University of St Andrews, Faculty of Arts, U.K., 1978/10, 1983/07

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, University of Edinburgh
  • M.A. T.E.S.O.L., University of Edinburgh
  • M.S. Applied Linguistics, University of Edinburgh
  • M.A. Techniques for Career Linguists, University of Kent

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Secondary School English Language Education

Research Fields

  • Humanities;Linguistics;Foreign language education

Research Keywords

  • Popular Culture and English Language Teaching

Affiliated Academic Societies

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Global Issues Towards Peace A
  2. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Communication IIA
  3. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Communication IIA
  4. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Communication IIB
  5. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, English Oral Presentation Skill Up AI
  6. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, English Oral Presentation Skill Up AII
  7. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, English Communication I
  8. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Communicative Writing I
  9. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Communicative Writing I
  10. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, English Communication Practice II
  11. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, English Pronunciation Practice
  12. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, English Usage Practice
  13. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Culture and Society in the English-speaking World
  14. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Academic Writing for Graduate Students in Education

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Strategy and Style in English and French Translation of Japanese Comic-Books, Edinburgh Working Papers in Applied Linguistics, 11, 59-66, 2001
  2. The Plans and the Problems on Developing Human Interface Communication System, Proceedings of the 3rd China-Japan Symposium on Mechatronics, 197-201, 2002
  3. Character Voice in Anime Subtitles, Perspectives: Studies in Translatology, 14(4), 292-305, 2007
  4. English for Medical Purposes: Teaching an Intensive English Course to Third-Year Medical Students, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 49-64, 20130301
  5. Using Manga in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 195-204, 20140301
  6. Using Movies and their Novelizations in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 213-228, 20150301
  7. Reflections on the Three-Block Movie-English Method: Adjustment and Supplementation, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 19, 141-150, 20160301
  8. Cross-Language Mediation in Foreign Language Teaching, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 147-155, 20170301
  9. An Outline of an English Course Using James Bond, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 21, 99-110, 20180301
  10. How to Use Stories in Elementary School Education, Hiroshima Journal of School Education, 24, 93-98, 20180301
  11. Activities and Materials for an English Course Focusing on African American Singers of Popular Music, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 22, 101-119, 20190301
  12. Novelizations and their Pedagogic Potential, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 23, 111-120, 20200301
  13. "Performativity" and "Intercultural Drama Pedagogy": Two Key Expressions from the German-language Literature on Drama Pedagogy in Foreign Language Teaching, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 24, 15-28, 20210301
  14. Materials and Activities for an English Language Course Focusing on the Beatles, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 25, 15-28, 20220301

Publications such as books

  1. 2011, Let's Study OT in English, Content and Language Integrated Learning for Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy English, CBR Pubilcations, 2011, Textbook, Joint work, English and Japanese, Emiko Kikuchi Hisae Yamauchi Hiromi Yoshikawa Peter Howell, 978-4-902470-70-C, 127

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. The Movement for Independence in Scotland, 2018/03/17, With Invitation, Japanese, The Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefectural Culture Center
  2. Recent Reseach Findings about English Conversation, Mihara City English Teachers Study Meeting, 2013/08/07, With Invitation, English, Mihara Education Committee, Mihara
  3. Translation as Intercultural Communication, Hiroshima Society for the Study of English Education and Culture, 2012/07/29, With Invitation, English, Hiroshima Society for the Study of English Education and Culture, Hiroshima University
  4. The Nature of Academic Written English, Study Meeting of the Japan Association of Occupational Therapy, 2006/12/09, With Invitation, English, Japan Association of Occupational Therapy, Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Mihara
  5. Three General Points About Translation, 8th Annual Seminar om Occupational Science, 2004/11/19, With Invitation, English, Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Mihara
  6. Teaching English through English: Community in the Classroom, Hiroshima University English Education and Culture Research Meeting, 2010/06/15, With Invitation, English, Hiroshima University, Faculty of Education, It was explained how the following seven concepts are relevant to creating community in language classrooms: ecology, quality of classroom life, social play, facilitation, out-of-class communication, social safety, resonance.
  7. Movie English: Why Spider-Man?, Hiroshima University Study Meeting, 2010/03/03, With Invitation, English, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima University, Faculty of Education, Reasons were given for using Spider-Man as English learning material. Attention was drawn to romantic resonance, dyadic dialogue, bilingual text, realistic speech, and multi-media availability.

Social Activities

Other Social Contributions

  1. Global Mirai Juku, Screening, Hiroshima Prefecture, Interview Test, 2022/06/11, 2022/06/11, Hiroshima Prefectural HQ, Interviewer, Others, High school students
  2. Global Future Juku, Hiroshima Prefecture, English Training Day, 2021/08/07, 2021/08/07, Online, Lecturer, Seminar or workshop, High school students
  3. Global Future Juku, Interviews, Hiroshima Prefecture, 2021/06/20, 2021/06/20, Hiroshima Prefectural Head Office2, Interviewer
  4. Global Future Juku in Hiroshima, Refugees, Nuclear Weapons, Hiroshima Prefecture, 2018/08/03, 2018/08/05, Lecturer, Seminar or workshop, High school students