CULLEN Brian

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Affiliation Department etc.

Department of Fundamental Study
Department of Computer Science

Title

Professor

Degree

  • Leeds Metropolitan University -  PhD

  • Aston University -  MA

  • Trinity College, Dublin University -  Master of Engineering

Academic Society Affiliations

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    National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH)

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    Association of NLP

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    JAPAN ASSOCIATION OF LANGUAGE TEACHERS

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    Material Writers SIG

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    NLP Connections Japan

Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification)

  • Foreign language education

  • Educational psychology

 

Research Career

  • Sound and Education Media

    (not selected)  

    Project Year:  2001.04  -  Now

  • Songwriting in a foreign language

    (not selected)  

    Project Year:  2001.04  -  Now

  • Techniques in the Culture Classroom

    (not selected)  

    Project Year:  2001.04  -  Now

  • Technical English

    (not selected)  

    Project Year:  2001.04  -  Now

  • L2 Creativity

    (not selected)  

    Project Year:  2001.04  -  Now

Thesis for a degree

  • Exploring Second Language Creativity: Understanding and Helping L2 Songwriters

    Brian Cullen 

      2 - 431   2009.11  [Refereed]

    8   1

    This study investigated how to help Japanese songwriters writing in English. It also aimed to evaluate and develop tools for probing the mental processes underlying L2 creativity. Evaluating various methodologies (corpus analysis of lyrics, interviews, verbal protocol analysis, and journal studies) led to eight case studies of Japanese L2 songwriters centered on the “dialogues of creation” which arose in one-to one songwriting workshops where the researcher adopted multiple roles including researcher, EFL teacher, creative coach, audience, and songwriter.
    Songwriting was shown to be a flexible use of cognitive, social, linguistic, and psychological strategies to solve a “song puzzle,” simultaneously manipulating mental representations, inner voice, external constraints of song norms and language, and internal constraints created by writing. Key requirements underlying L2 creativity were revealed as flexibility in strategy and language use, openness, creation of favourable circumstances, awareness of L1 norms, and development of craft through appropriate feedback and experiential learning. Other important issues addressed were motivations, inner and external validation criteria, borrowing and ownership, and L2 identity negotiation.
    Three approaches to helping L2 songwriters were formulated: a language-centered approach highlighting deviation from English song and linguistic norms, a skills-centered approach utilizing an L2 songwriting model, and a learner-centered approach identifyin characteristics of the "good L2 songwriter." Teacher mediation through songwriting exercises and feedback created an experiential and organic curriculum which facilitated rapid development of strategies and self-correction skills.
    The investigation into mental processes, use of metaphor, and management of multiple roles may interest qualitative researchers. The descriptions of creative cognitive strategies in manipulating mental representations and inner voice, importance of inner validation, and process model of L2 songwriting may inform research in L1 and L2 creativity. Pedagogic implications for experiential learning, collaborative learning, organic curriculum, bilingual clustering, and L2 identity negotiation may contribute to EFL and ESP.

  • Songs in the Discussion Classroom

    Brian Cullen 

      1 - 52   1999.08

    7   1

    This paper examines the use of songs in the foreign language discussion classroom. It aims to demonstrate that songs can be a powerful pedagogic tool in discussion and to establish a framework for the design of materials which incorporate songs.
    The use of appropriate music in the classroom has motivational effects for most learners. In addition, music has strong physiological effects and the resulting affect can positively influence cognition. Music may also encourage greater use of the right hemisphere of the brain and lead to a more holistic approach which increases the rate of language acquisition. The text of songs offers the advantages of authenticity and its features make it easily understandable to language learners. The universal themes enable it to to lead into almost any discussion topic and the personal perspective of the song participants direct it towards the central issues of the topic.
    In order to identify the meanings which are available for discussion, a model of meanings
    in music and song is developed by drawing on work from psychology and musicology. The meaning in music and song is influenced by four factors - musical structure, social context, physiological nature and cognitive nature. These interact to form meanings in the mind of the listener. These meanings can be grouped into three types - representation of external meanings, expression of emotions and musical meanings. The large variety of meanings or possible interpretations of a song is seen as a positive rather than a negative point in the discussion classroom where their statement and resolution can produce a rich interchange of views.The four factors which influence these meanings are explored in detail and extensive examples of how they may be realized in discussion tasks are given.
    Moving from theory to practice, a framework for incorporating these discussion tasks into
    coherent materials is presented. Various options for presentation, comprehension, exploitation and
    discussion of the song are examined. These are illustrated with reference to a sample set of
    materials. In this way, teachers can easily produce their own materials. Songs can also be employed to encourage students to produce discussion materials. This can lead to greater learner autonomy and considerable learning outside the classroom as well as providing opportunities for teacher development.
    The paper concludes by reiterating the powerful role that songs can play in language
    acquisition in the discussion classroom and outlining some possibilities for further research.

  • Utilizing Computers to Optimize Retaining Wall Design

    Brian Cullen 

      1 - 75   1991.06  [Refereed]

    9   1

Papers

  • Stress, Duties, Satisfaction and Burnout: Experiences of Non-Japanese Teachers at Japanese Universities

    Brian Cullen

    New Directions ( 名古屋工業大学 )  39   1 - 10   2021.03

    Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)   Single Author

  • The Manic Art of Materials Writing

    Brian Cullen

    Between the Keys ( 全国語学教育学会 )  28 ( 2 ) 4 - 7   2020.07  [Refereed]

    Research paper (scientific journal)   Single Author

  • Effectiveness of Poster Presentations for CLIL Courses

    Brian Cullen, Vick Ssali, Cameron Smith

    PanSig Journal 2019 ( 全国語学教育学会 )  2019   56 - 62   2020.06  [Refereed]

    Research paper (scientific journal)   Multiple Authorship

    この論文は、CLIL(内容言語統合型学習)の教授法におけるポスター発表の有用性を論じたものである。
    このポスター発表の活動の中には、Coyle の四つの基準(科目やトピック、言語スキル、様々な思考力、
    異文化理解)の要素を取り入れることができる。そして教室でCLIL の核心的な活動としてのこのポスタ
    ー発表を他者と協働することを通し、その経験を仲間と共有できる機会がもたらされると論じている。
    このCLIL とモチベーションの関係性に関しては、今現在調査中であるが、生徒への広範なアンケート
    調査結果から、このポスター発表の有用性に関する新たな見方、考えも提言している。

  • Promoting Learning through Mental Practice and Embodied Simulation

    Brian Cullen

    New Directions ( 名古屋工業大学 )  38   1 - 10   2020.03

    Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)   Single Author

  • Transitioning from Author to Publisher

    Brian Cullen

    Between the Keys ( 全国語学教育学会 )  28 ( 1 ) 4 - 7   2020.03  [Refereed]

    Research paper (scientific journal)   Single Author

  • The Wall of the Shamrock

    Brian Cullen

    MindBrained ThinkTank ( JALT Mind Brain and Education SIG )  6 ( 1 ) 17 - 18   2020.01  [Refereed]

    Research paper (scientific journal)   Single Author

  • Creating Effective Learning Activities for Returnee Students

    Niall Walsh, Brian Cullen

    Between the Keys ( Japan Association of Language Teaching )  26 ( 2 )   2019.11  [Refereed]

    Research paper (scientific journal)   Multiple Authorship

  • Ancestors:Researching and Sharing Personal Histories

    Brian Cullen, Ben Backwell

    PanSig Journal 2018 ( PanSIG )    2019.04  [Refereed]

    Research paper (scientific journal)   Multiple Authorship

  • Active Learning Through Poster Presentations

    Brian Cullen, Ben Backwell

    PanSig Journal 2018 ( PanSIG )    2019.04  [Refereed]

    Research paper (scientific journal)   Multiple Authorship

  • Value in Textbooks and Learning Experiences

    Brian Cullen

    Between the Keys ( Japan Association of Language Teaching )  26 ( 1 )   2019.03  [Refereed]

    Research paper (scientific journal)   Single Author

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Books

  • Evolving Education - Volume 1

    Brian Cullen, Sarah Mulvey et al (Part: Editing and Writing )

    International Association of NLP Institutes  2021.04

  • Journey to America Today

    Eric Gondree (Part: Editing and Writing )

    PAWS International  2021.03

  • Movie Time: Film Studies through English

    Adam Miller (Part: Editing and Writing )

    PAWS International  2020.04

  • Culture through English 2 (2nd edition)

    Cameron Smith, VIck Ssali (Part: Editing and Writing )

    PAWS International  2020.03

  • Culture Through English 1 (Updated)

    Cameron Smith and Vick Ssali (Part: Editing and Writing )

    PAWS International  2019.03 ISBN: 978-4-908413-06-3

    Culture Through English 1 takes a variety of cultural topics - food, music, sport, famous people, and more - to teach students both English and the cultural history of English speaking countries. Throughout it follows a modern CLIL methodologogy.

  • GOAL: Identify and Achieve Your Life Goals 3rd Ed.

    Ben Backwell & Brian Cullen (Part: Multiple Authorship ,  1-76 (すべて) )

    PAWS International  2018.04 ISBN: 978-4-908413-05-6

    GOAL is an textbook by Ben Backwell & Brian Cullen designed to help students to improve their English language skills while simultaneously learning real-world skills to identify and achieve life goals. The audio program features great storytelling. All of the activities in the book are personalized and motivating for students.

  • Culture Through English 2

    Cameron Smith & Vick Ssali (Part: Editing and Writing ,  1-108 )

    PAWS International  2018.04 ISBN: 978-4-908413-04-9

    Culture Through English 2 takes a variety of cultural topics - flags, leaders, inventions, religion, and more - to teach students both English and the cultural history of English speaking countries. Throughout it follows a modern CLIL methodologogy.

  • Culture Through English 1

    Cameron Smith and Vick Ssali (Part: Editing and Writing )

    PAWS International  2018.03 ISBN: 978-4-908413-03-2

    Culture Through English 1 takes a variety of cultural topics - food, music, sport, famous people, and more - to teach students both English and the cultural history of English speaking countries. Throughout it follows a modern CLIL methodologogy.

  • Humanity and Technology (3rd Edition)

    Brian Cullen (Part: Single Author )

    Intercom Press  2017.12 ISBN: 4-900689-58-0

  • GOAL: Identify and Achieve Your Life Goals (2nd Edition)

    Brian Cullen, Ben Backwell (Part: Multiple Authorship )

    SIS Publishing  2016.04 ISBN: 9784908413025

    This book will help you to improve your English in the most practical way--by actually using English in situations that are relevant to you. This book is all about you, your goals, your values--so we think that you will find it easy and enjoyable.

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Review Papers

  • Book Review: Language Teacher Psychology

    Brian Cullen

    JALT Journal ( 全国語学教育学会 )    2019.01  [Refereed]

    Introduction and explanation (scientific journal)   Single Author

Presentations

  • Materials Development Frameworks and the Challenges of Developing Materials

    Niall Walsh, Brian Cullen

    JALT PanSIG 2021  (Online)  2021.05  -  2021.05  JALT

  • Mastering Modelling

    Brian Cullen  [Invited]

    NLP Greece Master Practitioner Training  (Online)  2021.03  -  2021.03  NLP Greece

  • Exploring Magic Moments

    Brian Cullen

    EANLPt Conference, November 2020  (Warsaw, Poland (online))  2020.11  -  2020.11  European Association of NLP Psychotherapy

  • Investigating the experience of non-Japanese long-term EFL teaching professionals at Japanese Universities

    Brian Cullen

    JALT PanSIG 2020  (Online)  2020.06  -  2020.06  JALT PanSig

  • Moving from Words to Creating Learning Experiences

    Brian Cullen, Sarah Mulvey

    2020 JALT Hokkaido Winter Language Teaching Conference: Getting Creative: Avenues to Successful Practices in EFL  (Hokusei Gakuen University)  2020.02  -  2020.02  JALT

  • Effectiveness of Poster Presentations for CLIL Courses

    Brian Cullen, Cameron Smith, Vick Ssali

    JALT PanSIG 2019  ( Konan University, CUBE Campus)  2019.05  -  2019.05  JALT PanSig

  • Active Learning Through Content

    Brian Cullen

    JALT PanSIG 2019  ( Konan University, CUBE Campus)  2019.05  -  2019.05  JALT PanSig

  • Practical positive psychology activities for the language classroom

    Brian Cullen

    Psychology of Language Learning Conference  (Waseda University)  2018.06  -  2018.06  International Association for the Psychology of Language Learning

  • Active Learning Through Poster Presentations

    Brian Cullen, Ben Backwell

    JALT PanSIG 2018  (Toyo Gakuen University)  2018.05  -  2018.05  JALT PanSig

  • Innovations in Materials Design

    Brian Cullen, Adam Murray

    JALT PanSIG 2018  (Toyo Gakuen University)  2018.05  -  2018.05  JALT PanSig

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Work

  • Bubbles

    Artistic Activity  2019.09  -  2019.09

  • Transit Musical Original Cast Audio Recording

    Artistic Activity  2017.11  -  2017.11

    Sound engineering and mixing for 19 track album.

  • Triquedraco

    Artistic Activity  2017.10  -  2017.10

    Track list:
    1.Dragon's Lament (Prologue)
    2.Sign of the Paganheart
    3.Boudica
    4.Black Mist Island
    5.Ancient Celtic Fire
    6.When the Sunrise
    7.Où Est la Rose?
    8.Light
    9.1014 (The Battle of Clontarf)
    10.Sword of Victory
    11.Inis Mór

  • Jukebox Paradise Original Cast Recording DVD

    Artistic Activity  2017.04  -  2017.04

  • Jukebox Paradise Original Cast Recording CD

    Artistic Activity  2017.01  -  2017.01

  • Insula Sacra

    Artistic Activity  2010.10  -  2010.10

Other research activities

  • NLP Trainer Training

    Fieldwork  2010.08  -  2010.08

Academic Awards Received

  • Best of JALT Presentations Award

    2008.04    

  • Material Writers Contest, JALT 2006

    2006.04    

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

  • TEEE; A New English Education System for First Year Students at Institutes of Technology in Tokai

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2010.04  -  2012.12  Investigator(s): Ishikawa Yuka

    The aim of the research is to develop a new English education system for first year student majoring in engineering at institutes of technology in the Tokai area. We created an English teacher's network for TEEE (Tokai English Education for Engineering Students), in order to clarify current problems, to develop a new methodology, and to apply it to our students. Results of the study suggested that teaching ESP (English for Specific Purposes) through the TEEE system can be effective not only for graduate students but also for first year students, since students are generally motivated to study science and engineering although their technical and English knowledge is very limited.

 
 

Academic Activity

  • 2017.04
    -
    Now

    Association of NLP   Review Panel

  • 2015.01
    -
    Now

    JAPAN ASSOCIATION OF LANGUAGE TEACHERS   PanSig Editorial Board

  • 2012.04
    -
    Now

    NLP Connections Japan   Chairman

  • 2011.04
    -
    Now

    On Cue SIG   Proceedings and Journal Editorial

  • 2009.05
    -
    Now

    Material Writers SIG   Editor

  • 2000.04
    -
    Now

    JAPAN ASSOCIATION OF LANGUAGE TEACHERS   Editor

Social Contribution

  • The Undergraduate Awards

    The Undergraduate Awards  (Online )  2017.03  -  2017.10

    Judge in category of psychology in The Undergraduate Awards. This is the world's only pan-discipline awards programme, connecting and empowering the brightest students to inspire greatness. It is an international research contest to encourage undergraduates to raise the standard of their research.

  • Ireland - Today and the Past

    Aichi Prefectural University  (Aichi Prefectural University)  2016.12  -  2016.12

    2016/06/10

  • Understanding Ireland through Street Ballads

    Kinjo  (Kinjo Gakuen)  2016.06  -  2016.06

    2016/06/10

  • Ireland and Japan - 60 years of Cooperation

    Toyota International Association  National Day Lecture Series  (Toyota Industrial Culture Center)  2016.04  -  2016.04

  • Beyond Emigration - Understanding Modern Ireland

    Kinjo Gakuen  (Kinjo Gakuen)  2015.06  -  2015.06

    2015/6/5

  • An Exploration of The Hero's Journey

    Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University  (Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University)  2014.11  -  2016.11

  • Ireland - Land of Song and Story

    Keiwa Gakuen University  (Keiwa Gakuen University)  2014.06  -  2016.06

    2014/06/27

  • Understanding the History of Ireland Through Folk Song

    Kinjo Gakuen  (Kinjo Gakuen)  2014.05  -  2014.05

    2014/05/16

  • Traditional Music of Ireland

    Kinjo Gakuen  (Kinjo Gakuen)  2012.03  -  2012.03

    2009/12/3

  • Understanding Modern Ireland

    Kinjo Gakuen  (Kinjo Gakuen)  2007.11  -  2007.11

    2007/11/08

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