英語英文学科

Ken Ikeda

Ken Ikeda (ケン・イケダ)

プロフィール

Ken Ikeda

I am an American-born Japanese from Los Angeles, California. I am interested in English education (English language identities) and Asian American culture (history and media representation).
I want to give students many ways and opportunities to discover relationships between their study, their interests and their lives. It is my hope to help students build communication and critical thinking skills, so that they can become mature and ready for Japanese society and the global community.

[ E-mail ]ikedak@otsuma.ac.jp

主な著書・論文

  • “The Paired Learner Interview : A Preliminary Investigation Applying Vygotskian Insights.” Language, Culture and Curriculum, 11:1 (1998) : 70-95.
  • “Eyeing, Adapting Diversity Training Activities to Japanese Settings.” Otsuma Review 44 (2011) 67-78.
  • “Language Learning Strategies Use in University and Beyond.” JALT 2012 Conference Proceedings (2013) 170-178.
  • “Examining Asymmetries in Computer-Mediated Comunication and Collaborative Learning Between Teachers.”大妻女子大学紀要(文系)47(2015)27-38.

担当科目

  • Special Topics in English
  • Academic English
  • Speaking (Basic)
  • 英語科教育法1
  • 英語ⅢA、B
  • セミナーⅠ、Ⅱ、Ⅲ、Ⅳ
  • 卒業論文
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ゼミの紹介

教員から

Ikedaゼミ写真This seminar is on Asians’ English language identity: the causes, influences, developments, and manifestations. We study how Asians and other minorities have used English, and are seen by others.

In the spring term, students explore their English self in the past, present, future. They listen and write down what others say, and try to understand why and how they say (transcribing). After watching a movie on how English is used for socialization and communication, students undertake a project to research how people use English abroad. In the autumn term, first students focus on what identity is, personally and socially in groups or communities. Then they look into media representations (movies, TV, internet) of Asians perceived by the English-speaking world (including Hollywood). 4th year students will write 20 page graduation theses in English.

学生から

Ikedaゼミ写真Ikedaゼミ写真

このゼミでは、アジア人かアメリカ人の歴史と文化について学びます。アメリカへ移民した頃の背景、その後の生活体験、アイデンティティーの葛藤などを根本から探究します。

言葉や外見だけで人を判断する恐ろしさを学びました。 授業はDVDやエッセイなどを使い、アジアン系アメリカンの人々が話す言葉にも触れます。夏には合宿にでかけたりと、広がりもあり、和やかでとても楽しいゼミです。

授業は英語で行われます。特に英語を積極的に使いたい人におすすめです。

過去の卒論タイトル

  • The Changing of the Existence and Significance of Japanese Towns in America
  • The Factors of Appearance Which Influence Identity Among Hapa People
  • Attitudes of Chinese-Born Chinese (CBC) Mothers Concerning In-Group Competition with other CBC Mothers and Children
  • Analyzing Features of Assertive Communication in Family Dialogues in a “Gossip Girl” Episode