Sophia University

Academics Professors Information


Associate Professor
Language and Literacy Education

B.A., London Guildhall University
DELTA, University of Cambridge
M.A., University of Leicester
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Research and Teaching Interests:
I am an educational researcher interested in how pedagogic theory and practice can inform the teaching and learning in undergraduate rhetoric and composition courses.

Email: chrisharwood[at]
Office: 10-623
Tel: 03-3238-3069

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Harwood, C. (2021). Active blended learning in an undergraduate English for academic purposes program. In B. C. Rodriguez, & A. Armellini (Eds.), Cases on active blended learning in higher education (pp.122-148). IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-7856-8.ch007
  • Hirose, K., & Harwood, C. (2019). Factors influencing English as a foreign language (EFL) writing instruction in Japan: a teacher education perspective. In Seloni, L. & Henderson Lee, S (Eds), Second language writing instruction in global contexts: English language teacher preparation and development. (pp.71-90). Multilingual Matters. ISBN 9781788925853
  • Harwood, C. & Blackstone, B (2012) Pedagogical blogging: Enhancing motivation and opportunities for learning within two university-level communities of practice. In M. Kabilan, W.Too & H. Widodo (Eds.), ICT and ELT Research and Practices in South East Asia (pp.181-213). Penerbit Universiti, Malaysia. ISBN 978-983-861-5631
  • Blackstone, B., & Harwood, C. (2011). Pedagogical blogging for university courses. Global Perspectives, Local Initiatives: Reflections and Practice in ELT (Selected Papers from the Third CELC Symposium for English language teachers), Centre for English Language Communication, National University of Singapore. ISBN 978-981-08-9008-7

Journal Articles

  • Harwood, C., & Koyama, D. (2020). Creating a virtual writing center to support self-regulated learning, Studies in Self-Access Learning, 11(3), 164–186.
  • Harwood, C., & Lai, C. (2017). Linguistic capital: Language medium of instruction policy in Hong Kong. Language Problems and Language Planning, 41(2), 159-167
  • Harwood, C. (2017). The article system in English: some implications for the Japanese EFL classroom. Mulberry, No 67, 37-49. PDF
  • Harwood, C. (2017). Politeness and university student online communication. The Journal of the Faculty of Foreign Studies Aichi Prefectural University, No 49, 35-45.ISSN 13420992 PDF
  • Harwood, C. (2014). Personal learning environments: Using symbalooEDU in learning English for academic purposes. ESP Today, 2(2), 199-215. E-ISSN-2334-9050 PDF
  • Harwood, C. & Blackstone, B (2012) Using Facebook to extend learning into students’ digital lives. English Language Teaching World Online, Vol.4. ISSN 1793-8732 PDF
  • Harwood, C. (2010). Using blogs to practice grammar editing skills. English Language Teaching World Online, Vol.2. ISSN 1793-8732 PDF


Courses No Title 2022 Semester Offered