Dr Bob Morrison

  • Lecturer (English for Academic Study Unit)

Biography

Having taught English as a Foreign Language in a variety of countries and contexts, Bob Morrison worked as a Learning Advisor at Kanda University of International Studies in Japan. Through this experience he became extremely interested in the language learning beliefs and behaviours of the students he worked with. This interest has endured, informed his research and teaching to date, and been the focus of his published work.

His doctoral research was a longitudinal investigation of postgraduate international students' language learning beliefs and behaviours beyond the classroom.

Bob Morrison publishes as Brian R. Morrison.

Research interests

  • Self-directed language learning
  • Out-of-class language learning
  • Language learning beliefs & behaviours
  • Collaborative learning

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
Number of items: 11.

2015

Morrison, B. R. (2015) A song-by-song lexical analysis of 500 English-medium songs popular in Japan. Studies in Linguistics and Language Teaching = Gengo Kyoiku Kenkyu, 25,

2014

Manning, C., Morrison, B. R. and McIlroy, T. (2014) MOOCs in language education and professional teacher development: possibilities and potential. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 5(3), pp. 294-308.

Morrison, B. R. and Navarro, D. (2014) The Autonomy Approach: Language Learning in the Classroom and Beyond. Delta Publishing: Peaslake, Surrey. ISBN 9781909783058

2013

Morrison, B. R. (2013) Learning behaviors: subtle barriers in L2 learning. In: Schwieter, J. W. (ed.) Studies and Global Perspectives of Second Language Teaching and Learning. Series: Research in second language learning. Information Age Publishing, Inc.: Charlotte, pp. 69-89. ISBN 9781623962111

2012

Morrison, B. R. and Navarro, D. (2012) Shifting roles: From language teachers to learning advisors. System, 40(3), pp. 349-359. (doi: 10.1016/j.system.2012.07.004)

Morrison, B. R. (2012) An analysis of lexis in English-medium songs popular in Japan. Studies in Linguistics and Language Teaching = Gengo Kyoiku Kenkyu, 23, pp. 71-84.

Morrison, B. R. (2012) Creating Diagnostic Frameworks for Supporting Focused, Effective, Self-Directed Learning. In: 46th International IATEFL Conference: IATEFL 2012, Glasgow, UK, 19-23 March 2012, pp. 47-49. ISBN 9781901095425

Morrison, B. R. (2012) Learning Lessons: Implementing the Autonomy Approach. In: 45th International IATEFL Conference: IATEFL 2011, Brighton, UK, 15-19 April 2011, pp. 73-75. ISBN 9781901095425

Yamaguchi, A., Hasegawa, Y., Kato, S., Lammons, E., McCarthy, T., Morrison, B.R., Mynard, J., Navarro, D., Takahashi, K. and Thornton, K. (2012) Creative tools that facilitate the advising process. In: Ludwig, C. and Mynard, J. (eds.) Autonomy in Language Learning: Advising in Action. IATEFL: Canterbury, pp. 115-136. ISBN 9781901095395

2011

Morrison, B. R. (2011) Self-directed learning modules for independent learning: IELTS exam preparation. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 2(2), pp. 51-67.

2010

Morrison, B. R. (2010) Developing a culturally-relevant genre-based writing course for distance learning. Language Education in Asia, 1(1), pp. 171-180. (doi: 10.5746/LEiA/10/V1/A15/Morrison)

This list was generated on Thu Dec 2 12:15:45 2021 GMT.
Number of items: 11.

Articles

Morrison, B. R. (2015) A song-by-song lexical analysis of 500 English-medium songs popular in Japan. Studies in Linguistics and Language Teaching = Gengo Kyoiku Kenkyu, 25,

Manning, C., Morrison, B. R. and McIlroy, T. (2014) MOOCs in language education and professional teacher development: possibilities and potential. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 5(3), pp. 294-308.

Morrison, B. R. and Navarro, D. (2012) Shifting roles: From language teachers to learning advisors. System, 40(3), pp. 349-359. (doi: 10.1016/j.system.2012.07.004)

Morrison, B. R. (2012) An analysis of lexis in English-medium songs popular in Japan. Studies in Linguistics and Language Teaching = Gengo Kyoiku Kenkyu, 23, pp. 71-84.

Morrison, B. R. (2011) Self-directed learning modules for independent learning: IELTS exam preparation. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 2(2), pp. 51-67.

Morrison, B. R. (2010) Developing a culturally-relevant genre-based writing course for distance learning. Language Education in Asia, 1(1), pp. 171-180. (doi: 10.5746/LEiA/10/V1/A15/Morrison)

Books

Morrison, B. R. and Navarro, D. (2014) The Autonomy Approach: Language Learning in the Classroom and Beyond. Delta Publishing: Peaslake, Surrey. ISBN 9781909783058

Book Sections

Morrison, B. R. (2013) Learning behaviors: subtle barriers in L2 learning. In: Schwieter, J. W. (ed.) Studies and Global Perspectives of Second Language Teaching and Learning. Series: Research in second language learning. Information Age Publishing, Inc.: Charlotte, pp. 69-89. ISBN 9781623962111

Yamaguchi, A., Hasegawa, Y., Kato, S., Lammons, E., McCarthy, T., Morrison, B.R., Mynard, J., Navarro, D., Takahashi, K. and Thornton, K. (2012) Creative tools that facilitate the advising process. In: Ludwig, C. and Mynard, J. (eds.) Autonomy in Language Learning: Advising in Action. IATEFL: Canterbury, pp. 115-136. ISBN 9781901095395

Conference Proceedings

Morrison, B. R. (2012) Creating Diagnostic Frameworks for Supporting Focused, Effective, Self-Directed Learning. In: 46th International IATEFL Conference: IATEFL 2012, Glasgow, UK, 19-23 March 2012, pp. 47-49. ISBN 9781901095425

Morrison, B. R. (2012) Learning Lessons: Implementing the Autonomy Approach. In: 45th International IATEFL Conference: IATEFL 2011, Brighton, UK, 15-19 April 2011, pp. 73-75. ISBN 9781901095425

This list was generated on Thu Dec 2 12:15:45 2021 GMT.

Supervision

MSc/MEd TESOL dissertation supervisor

  • Motivation factors for English language development amongst four Chinese postgraduate students at the University of Glasgow
  • EFL Teachers’ Beliefs about their Pedagogical Practices and Teaching Methodologies in the Competency-Based Model (CBM) in a Vocational College in Chile
  • An exploration of English as a foreign language (EFL) through reading strategies awareness and perceived effects on reading comprehension and use by non-English major students at a university in China
  • Language learning histories: how high-level English learners improved their reading skills
  • Toward a Learner Autonomy Materials Analysis Framework (LAMAF)
  • Word-reciting apps for vocabulary development: An investigation of how Chinese postgraduate and pre-sessional students in the UK have used vocabulary mobile apps to develop their English language abilities

Teaching

MEd TESOL Course Convenor & Lecturer

  •  Course Design & Practice (MEd TESOL)

MEd TESOL Lecturer

  • Language Learning and Applications  (MEd TESOL)

English for Academic Studies Lecturer

  • Advancing English for Business Students (Speaking)
  • Advancing English for Business Students (Writing)
  • Year-Round Pre-Sessional
  • Summer Pre-Sessional
    • Block C: Science, Engineering and Technology

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2020: University Teaching Excellence Award (University of Glasgow)

Additional information

Part of the curriculum design team for:

  • Advancing English for Business Students (Speaking)
  • Summer Pre-Sessional Block B
  • Online Summer Pre-Sessional Block B