Contact Information

E-mail: arturo.escandon at gmail.com

Employment History

Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan April 2010-  Associate Professor in SLA, Department of Spanish and Latin-American Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies

Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan Sept 2008- March 2010  Part-time lecturer in Social Sciences, School of Government 

Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Kobe, Japan April 2008- March 2010 Part-time lecturer, Latin-American History & Culture

Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Kyoto, Japan April 2008- March 2010 Part-time lecturer in Spanish language

Osaka University, Osaka, Japan April 2004 – March 2010 Part-time lecturer in Spanish language

Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan April 2003 – March 2008 Full-time lecturer in Spanish language & culture

Kansai University, Osaka, Japan April 2000 – March 2010 Part-time lecturer in Spanish language & culture

Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan April 2000 – March 2003 Part-time lecturer in Spanish language & culture

Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan April 2000 – March 2003 Part-time lecturer in Spanish language & Spanish/Latin-American culture

Tenri University, Nara, Japan April 1998 – March 2003 Part-time lecturer in Spanish language & Spanish/Latin-American culture

Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan April 1998 – March 1999 Part-time researcher in Latin-American Studies

Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Osaka, Japan April 1997 – March 2003 Part-time lecturer in Spanish language & Spanish/Latin-American culture

Sundai Institute of Foreign Languages, Osaka, Japan  April 1993 – March 2000 Full-time lecturer in Spanish language and Spanish/Latin-American culture

Educational  Background

BA Media Studies
BA  Comunicación Audiovisual [Media Studies], Instituto Superior de Artes y Ciencias Sociales ARCIS, Santiago, Chile, March 1983 - March 1987

MA ODE
Master of Arts in Open and Distance Education, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, February 2000 – December 2002

PhD  in Education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education, Department of Education, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Bath, Bath, UK, April 2005 February 2012

Publications

Refereed publications

Escandón, A. 2012, ‘The pedagogies of second language acquistion: Combining cultural-historical and sociological traditions’, in H Daniels (ed.), Vygotsky and Sociology, Routledge, London, pp. 211-232.

Sanz, M., Igoa, J.M. and Escandón, A. 2012, 'Sociocultural and Communicative Aspects of Language Development and Language Teaching', in M Sanz & JM Igoa (eds), Applying Language Science to Language Pedagogy: Contributions of Linguistics and Psycholinguistics to Second Language Teaching, Cambridge Scholars, London, pp. 255-69

Escandón, A. 2012, 'Why learners with an Informal Orientation become academic failures and what can be done to reverse their fate', in M Sanz & JM Igoa (eds), Applying Language Science to Language Pedagogy: Contributions of Linguistics and Psycholinguistics to Second Language Learning, Cambridge Scholars, London, pp. 271-92.

Escandón, A. & Sanz, M. 2011, 'The Bottom-up Move within Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development: A Pedagogical Application for Teaching Agreement in Spanish as a Foreign Language', RELC Journal, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 345-61.

Escandón, A. 2011, “Panel ‘La creación de textos para la clase de ELE’. La creación de textos ELE según las nociones de ‘actividad educativa’ de Davydov y Markova, ‘orientación completa’ de Galperin y ‘aprendizaje radical’ de Hedegaard y Chaiklin”, Cuadernos Canela, vol. XXII, pp. 25-33.

Escandón, A. 2008, ‘Identidad, toma de posición y códigos pedagógicos de estudiantes y profesores de ELE: Una interfaz entre la sociología de la pedagogía de Bernstein y la teoría de la actividad’ [Spanish as a foreign language leaners and practitioners’ identity, subject position and pedagogic codes: An interphase between Bernstein’s sociology and Activity Theory]’, Cuadernos Canela, vol. XX, 129-152 

Escandón, A. 2007, ‘Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development as a Unifying Approach Towards Teaching L2 Grammar and Communication in Japan’. Forum for Foreign Language Education, vol. 6, pp. 83-100.

Escandón, A. 2006, ‘Gramática o Comunicación en la enseñanza del ELE en Japón: La Zona de Desarrollo Próximo de Vygotsky como enfoque integrador [Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development as a Unifying Approach Towards Teaching L2 Grammar and Communication in Japan]’, Cuadernos Canela, Vol. XVIII, pp. 77-98. 

Escandón, A. 2005, ‘La resistencia al aprendizaje (de lenguas extranjeras) de los estudiantes japoneses del tercer ciclo: una subjetividad objetivable[Japanese students’ learning resistance to language education at the tertiary level: a subjectivity able to be objectivised]’, Hispánica, vol. 49, pp. 15-29.

Escandón, A. 2004, ‘Education/Learning Resistance in the Foreign-Language Classroom: A case study’, AIS St Helens Centre for Research in International Education, Research Paper Series, Working Paper No. 5, pp. 1-28.

Escandón, A. 2003, ‘The challenges to constructivist culture in Japan’, JALT Conference Proceedings 2002, pp. 273-279.

Escandón, A. 2002, ‘The Limits of Methodology in Description, Analysis and Theorisation of Teaching/Learning Foreign Languages’. Forum for Foreign Language Education, vol. 1, pp. 17-29.

Escandón, A. 2001, ‘Límites de la metodología en la descripción, análisis y teorización de la enseñanza-aprendizaje de lenguas extranjeras [The Limits of Methodology in Description, Analysis and Theorisation of Teaching/Learning Foreign Languages]’, Cuadernos Canela, vol. XIII, pp. 87-98. 

Escandón, A. 2000, ‘Viaje a las islas de la microelectrónica [Japan, a trip to the microelectronic islands]’. Madrid: Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos, No. 596, February 2000, pp. 41-47.

Escandón, A. 1999, ‘Censura y liberalismo en Chile a partir de 1990 [Censorship and Liberalism in Chile since 1990]’, Cuadernos de Investigación del Mundo Latino, No. 20, pp. 1-82.

Escandón, A. 1999, ‘Introducción crítica al uso de la tecnología educativa multimedia en la clase de español lengua extranjera (ELE) en Japón [Critical introduction to the use of educational technology in the Spanish as a Foreign Language class]’, Cuadernos Canela, vol. X, pp. 73-87.

Textbooks

Escandón, A., Bando, S., Nakai, K. and Silva, A., Español en Internet: Curso intermedio de español como lengua extranjera [Learning Spanish through the Internet], Tokyo: Daisan Shobo, 2002. 

Electronic publications

‘Systems for Web-based course support: Technical, pedagogical and Institutional Options’, Quaderns Digitals, 2003, retrieved November 15, 2003, from <http://www.quadernsdigitals.net/escandon/index.htm>

Murmuraciones acerca de la cinematografía de José Donoso [Gossip about José Donoso’s cinematography], Centro Virtual Cervantes, Instituto Cervantes, 2002, retrieved December 10, 2003 , from <http://cvc.cervantes.es/actcult/cine/testimonios/lenguajes/lenguajes_06.htm>

Entre el chacoteo dionisíaco y la antropología cultural [Between the Dionysic ‘making fun of’ and cultural anthropology], Centro Virtual Cervantes, Instituto Cervantes, retrieved December 10, 2003, from <http://cvc.cervantes.es/actcult/cine/testimonios/experiencias/experiencias_10.htm>

Felisberto Hernández y el subjetivismo fantástico [Felisberto Hernández and the fantastic subjectivism], Centro Virtual Cervantes, Instituto Cervantes, retrieved December 10, 2003, from <http://cvc.cervantes.es/actcult/fhernandez/acerca/escandon.htm>

Non-refereed publications

‘Crisis de identidad de los latinoamericanos en Japón[Latin Americans in Japan, an identity crisis]’. Osaka: Raíces Latinas, No. 1, December 1997, pp. 7-9.

‘Una educación excluyente: perfil de los marginados del sistema educativo[Educational exclusion, profile of the marginalised students in the Japanese educational system]’. Osaka: Raíces Latinas, No. 2, April 1998, pp. 10-12.

‘El acoso intraescolar es la consecuencia natural e indeseable de la educación y el orden social japonés [Bullying is the natural and undesirable consequence of the Japanese educational system and social order]’. Osaka: Raíces Latinas, No. 2, April 1998, pp. 16-21.

‘¿Es Japón una nación alfabetizada?: Alfabetización y educación [Is Japan a literate country?: Alphabetism and Education]’. Osaka: Raíces Latinas, No. 2, April  1998, pp. 30-38.

Book reviews

‘Mundos artificiales: Filosofía del cambio tecnológico, Broncano, F. Ciudad de México: Editorial Paidós, 2002, 324 pp. [Artificial Worlds: Philosophy of technological change]’. Nagoya: Cuadernos Canela, Vol. XIII, Confederación Académica Nipón-Español-Latinoamericana, May 2001, pp.113-114. 

‘Lakoff, G. Y Johnson, M.: Philosophy in the flesh, Basic Books, Nueva York, 1999, 624 pp.’. Nagoya: Cuadernos Canela, Vol. XII, Confederación Académica Nipón-Español-Latinoamericana, April 2000. pp. 159-160. 

Presentations/Workshops

'Acquirers’ trajectories and orientations to meaning and activity: The combined use of Bernstein’s code theory and cultural historical activity theory to analyse subject position and semiotic mediation variation in foreign language education in Japan', in The 6th International Basil Bernstein Symposium, Brisbane (Australia), June 2010.

‘A CHAT-based approach to designing learning tasks in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language’ Workshop,  Kwansai Gakuin University, Confederación Académica Nipona, Española y Latinoamericana, Osaka,  January 16th, 2010.

‘Acquirers’ trajectories and orientations to meaning and activity: how semiotic mediation varies according to acquirers’ identity and consciousness’, presentation given at the Research Students’ Conference, Department of Education, University of Bath, July 2nd, 2009.

‘Bernstein’s Pedagogic Codes and the Issue of Control in Communicative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (SLA)’. Bernstein’s Fifth Symposium, Cardiff, UK, July 10th, 2008.  

‘Bernstein’s Sociology and Activity Theory: Analysing Spanish as a foreign language at the tertiary level in Japan’, presentation given at the annual conference of the Confederación Académica Nipona, Española y Latinoamericana, Tokyo, Japan, May 25th, 2008.

‘Resistance in the Spanish as a Foreign Language Classroom and Expansive Learning’, presentation given at the Joint Kobe City University of Foreign Studies-Instituto Cervantes Seminar, Kobe, Japan,  March 21st, 2008.  

‘An interface between Bernstein’s Sociology and Activity Theory: Analysing Spanish as a foreign language at the tertiary level in Japan’, Methodological Challenges in Socio-Cultural and Activity Theory Research, International Workshop, Department of Education, University of Bath, UK, July 27th, 2007.

‘Entre la Gramática y la Comunicación: Nuevas aproximaciones socioculturales a la enseñanza del ELE [Between Grammar and Communication: New socioculture approaches to teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language]’,  Taller de Didáctica de Kansai (TADESKA), Osaka, July 14th, 2007.

‘Practical uses of CALL systems in the teaching/learning of Spanish as a Foreign Language’, Taller de Didáctica de Kansai (TADESKA), Osaka, March 8th, 2007.

‘Gramática o comunicación en la enseñanza de ELE en Japón: La zona de desarrollo próximo de Vygotsky como enfoque integrador[Grammar or communication in teaching Spanish as a foreign-language: Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development as a unifying approach]’, presentation given at the annual conference of the Confederación Académica Nipona, Española y Latinoamericana, Nagoya, Japan, May 2006.

‘Ambientes constructivistas de aprendizaje del Español Lengua Extranjera[Constructivist Spanish-as-a- foreign-language learning environments]’, presentation given at the Nippon Hispania Gakkai Conference, Chiba, Japan, November 8th, 2005.

‘National identification in foreign language teaching environments in Japan’, with Cristina Parra, presentation given at the 6th Biannual Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology, Wellington, New Zealand, April 4th, 2005.    

‘Improvement of a questionnaire aimed at measuring Japanese learners’ resistance to Foreign-Language Education’, presentation given at the Nippon Hispania Gakkai Conference, Nagoya, Japan, November 2004.

‘Education/Learning Resistance in the foreign-language classroom at a Japanese University’, presentation given at the AIS St Helens Internationalisation of New Zealand’s Education Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, August 2004. 

‘Diferentes tecnologías, diferentes reflexiones’ [Different technologies, different reflections], presentation given at the International Simposium on Distance Education and Online Learning, Universidad Internacional de Andalucia y Consorcio Fernando de los Ríos, Baeza, Spain, December 2002.

‘The challenges to constructivist culture in Japan’, presentation given at the Japanese Association of Language Teachers (JALT) Conference 2002, Shizuoka, Japan, October 2002.

‘Límites de la metodología en la descripción, análisis y teorización de la enseñanza-aprendizaje de lenguas extranjeras [The Limits of Methodology in Description, Analysis and Theorisation of Teaching/Learning Foreign Languages]’, presentation given at the annual conference of the Confederación Académica Nipona, Española y Latinoamericana, Nagoya, Japan, May 2001.

‘Censura y liberalismo en Chile a partir de 1990 [Censorship and Liberalism in Chile since 1990]’, monograph presented at an ad-hoc workshop at the Centre for Latin American Studies, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, May 1999.

‘Introducción crítica al uso de la tecnología educativa multimedia en la clase de español lengua extranjera (ELE) en Japón [Critical introduction to the use of educational technology in the Spanish as a Foreign Language class]’, presentation given at the annual conference of the Confederación Académica Nipona, Española y Latinoamericana, Tokyo, Japan, May 1999.

‘Taller multimedia e Internet [Internet and Multimedia Workshop]’, workshop delivered for the Confederación Académica Nipona, Española y Latinoamericana at Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, November 1999.

Contributions

On the electronic book in Urrero, G. (2001)  ‘El libro electrónico [The electronic book]’, Madrid: Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos, No. 615, Spain International Cooperation Agency, September 2001, pp. 93-103.

On Web design in Urrero, G. (2000) ‘El diseño gráfico [Graphic design]’, García E., et al., Historia general de la imagen, Madrid: Universidad Europea-CEES Ediciones, pp. 129-152. 

Affiliations

International Association of Bernsteinian Studies June 2010 – present day
Member of the Scientific Committee

Centre for Sociocultural & Activity Theory Research, Department of Education, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom September 2005 - present day
Researcher

Confederación Académica Nipona, Española y Latinoamericana, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan May 1995 – present day 
Member

Asociación Japonesa de Hispanistas [Nippon Isupanya Gakkai], Tokyo, Japan September 1999 – present day
Member