Personnel Information



Affiliation centers1, etc

The Center for Fundamental Education in Science and Engineering

Job title

Associate Professor

Labo URL

Research field 【 display / non-display

  • Human geography

  • Education

Keywords for Research Field 【 display / non-display

  • qualitative, youth, global issues, education

  • public space, mobility, intercultural

Research themes 【 display / non-display

  • Youth & Urban Public Space

    urban space,city,youth,2002 ~ 2006

  • Urban Planning

    urban developments,zoning,planning permission,2008

  • Pedagogy and Education

    Pedagogy,Diversity,Students,2009 ~ 2010

  • Mobilities of Children and Youth

    mobility,school,emotion,2012 ~ 2017

  • Quotidian Life and Emotion

    Immigrant,Emotion,Quotidian life,2018 ~ 2020

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Research history 【 display / non-display

  • Youth & Urban Public Space

    2002 ~ 2006

  • Urban Planning


  • Pedagogy and Education

    2009 ~ 2010

  • Mobilities of Children and Youth

    2012 ~ 2017

  • Quotidian Life and Emotion

    2018 ~ 2020

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Graduate school・Graduate course, etc. 【 display / non-display

  • University College Cork, Department of Geography

    2006.09,Master's program,Graduate School, Division of Humanities,Human Geography,Completed,Ireland

  • University College Dublin, Department of Education

    2010,Master's program,Graduate School, Division of Education,Education,Completed,Ireland

  • Department of Cultural Anthropology, Craft of Ethnography

    2013,Doctor's Course,Graduate School, Division of History and Anthropology,Anthropology,Completed,Sweden

  • Division for Quality Enhancement, Academic Teaching and Learning

    2014,Doctor's Course,Graduate School, Division of Education,Education,Completed,Sweden

  • SLU

    2014,Doctor's Course,Graduate School, Division of Social Sciences,Social Science,Completed,Sweden

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Graduate school・major, etc. 【 display / non-display

  • University College Cork

    2006,Faculty of Humanities,MPhil (Research Masters),Graduate,Ireland

  • University College Dublin

    2010,Graduate School of Education ,Postgraduate Diploma (Masters Level) in Education ,Graduate,Ireland

  • Uppsala University

    2016,Social Science,PhD,Graduate,Sweden

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Geography

Career 【 display / non-display

  • University Tutor & Departmental Resource Room Manager, Department of Geography, University College Cork, (UCC).

    2002 ~ 2005

  • Researcher, Urban Space Initiative, Cork, Ireland.

    2010 ~ 2012

  • PhD Candidate, Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University.

    2012 ~ 2016

  • Visiting University Teacher (Affiliated), Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University


  • Associate Professor, Muroran IT


Academic Society 【 display / non-display

  • The Royal Geographic Society (RGS)

  • The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)

  • British Association for Applied Linguistics


Education and human geography.

Purpose of Research

To understand perceptions regarding the use of maps as tools for geographical imagination.

The purpose of the research is to establish feasible techniques to build towards intercultural interest.

Summary of Research

My current research explores the use of maps as a tool to build a sense of interest and imagined connections with English speaking countries. It examines student perceptions of map usage within English as a Foreign Language (EFL) university classes. The research examines perceptions across a range of nodes related to perceived interest, enjoyment, learning and inspiration derived from interactions with maps of various scales. The rationale behind the study is to investigate levels of engagement with the mapping medium from the undergraduate EFL student perspective.

Research Content

Features / Benefits of Research

1.Point of research 2.Research of novelty
  • Develop an understanding of perceptions related to mapping.
  • Improve pedagogic methodologies within EFL classes.
  • Examine the role of geographical imagination in intercultural bridge building.
  • Examine the role of Place Location Knowledge (PLK) as motivational nodes.
  • There has been limited research conducted in this area to date.
  • Integrating strands of CLIC into EFL settings.
  • Integrating spatial aspects of thought and knowledge into EFL settings.
3.Primacy of Technology 4.Situation of patent-related
  • Interdisciplinary thought is being utilized to a greater extent than in prior works.
  • Patent not applicable

Books 【 display / non-display

  • Encountering, regulating and resisting different forms of children's and young people's mobile exclusion in urban public space

    John Guy Perrem,Geographica Series ,All,(p.102),2016.11,978-91-506-2602-5

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Disruption and distraction in online and physical classroom environments

    John Guy Perrem,Journal of Language and Culture of Hokkaido,(20),(p.133 ~ 153),2022.03

  • Geographical imagination: student perceptions of using maps in EFL university classes.

    John Guy Perrem,Journal of Language and Culture of Hokkaido,(19),(p.95 ~ 116),2021.03

  • "Some Type of Force Field'': Immigrant Parents Everyday Encounters with Exclusion and Public Space Mobilities

    John Guy Perrem,Space and Polity,vol.22,(1),(p.1 ~ 14),2018.02

Editorial and Commentary 【 display / non-display

  • Plasticine Creations

    John Guy Perrem,The Language Teacher,vol.46,(4),2022.07

  • Student Experiences in Response to Covid-19 in Japan

    John Guy Perrem,T.C.O. Urbanism,2020

  • The Urban Flow of Daily Life in Japan

    John Guy Perrem,Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland ,2020

  • Space, Memory and Connection: The Emotional Layer of Urban Public Parks

    John Guy Perrem,Architecture Ireland,2018

  • The Importance of Seating and Local Public Space

    John Guy Perrem,Building Material,vol.18,2009

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Research reports 【 display / non-display

  • Approaches to Remote Classes under the COVID-19 Pandemic by Teachers in the College of Liberal Arts

    上村浩信、木元浩一、清末愛砂、工藤ローラ、前田潤、森田英章、小野真嗣、ペレム・ジョンガイ、塩谷亨、サステナンス・スコット、山路奈保子,室蘭工業大学紀要,(71),(p.39 ~ 59),2022.03

Presentaion at conference, meeting, etc. 【 display / non-display

  • Sociopolitical Issues in Language Education: Utilizing maps as inspirational tools in EFL university classes

    John Guy Perrem,JALT 2021: Reflections and New Perspectives,Sociopolitical Issues in Language Education,2021.11,Japan

  • The Processes of Creating "Stranger Danger'' and the Impact on Children's Urban Public Space Mobilities

    John Guy Perrem,Conference of Nordic Geographers,Conference of Nordic Geographers,NGM,2017.06,Sweden

  • A Park Divided: The Impact of Pay for Play Re-development on Mobilities and Social Life in an Urban Park'

    John Guy Perrem,Conference of Nordic Geographers,Conference of Nordic Geographers,NGM,2015.06,Estonia

  • Uncovering the Hidden with Qualitative Methods: Experiences of Children and Parents from an Irish Public Park'

    John Guy Perrem,Conference of Nordic Geographers ,NGM,2013.06,Iceland

  • The Significance of Seating to Urban Public Space'

    John Guy Perrem,Conference of Irish Geographers,CIG,2011.05,Ireland

Works 【 display / non-display

  • Spaces of Contemplation - Creative Photography Project

    2022,John Guy Perrem,Ireland


Class subject in charge 【 display / non-display

  • フレッシュマン英語演習(L~Pクラス)


  • 英語コミュニケーションⅠ(Dクラス)


  • 英語コミュニケーションⅠ(Lクラス)


  • 英語コミュニケーションⅠ(Pクラス)


  • フレッシュマン英語演習(C~Gクラス)


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International research cooperation activities 【 display / non-display

  • Thematic Maps Project

    Colombia,Universidad Externado de Colombia,2022