Sam Bamkin is Visiting Lecturer in Intercultural Communication, continuing to teach communication in business and professional contexts in the Leicester Castle Business School (2013-present). Currently based at the Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, he was previously Senior Lecturer in Education at De Montfort University (2013-2018) and Visiting Research Scholar in the Curriculum Research Center at Tokyo Gakugei University (2018-2020).
Sam is broadly interested in learning, culture and policy from practical and comparative perspectives. On the BA Education Studies, he led modules in radical educations and language learning; and established the module Global Comparative Education, supervising regular field trips to study educational settings in Japan. He wrote numerous modules on the MSc Intercultural Business Communication for Leicester Castle Business School, where he continues to teach, with some dissertation supervision.
Sam has developed a programme of research on moral education in Japan and elsewhere, focusing specifically on recent curriculum reforms in Japan and England. Whilst based in Japan, Sam additionally lectures on moral education, cross-cultural ethics, anthropology of education, and ethnographic methodology in research on education policy.