Ken Ikeda （ケン・イケダ）
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.
- “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.
- “Learning about the active element in learner development”. Learning Learning 26 (2019) 43-46.
- K. Ikeda and S. Shiba. “A Narrative Inquiry into Language Accent Trauma in a Master’s Thesis Supervision Relationship”. Learner Development Journal: Exploring the Supervision Process Across Diverse Contexts: Collaborative Approaches 4 (2020) 32-46.
- Special Topics in English
- Academic English
- Speaking (Basic)
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.
- The Factors of Appearance Which Influence Identity Among Hapa People
- Language and Personality : Does it Really Affect Us?
- Japanese Female University Students’ Akogare that Motivates Their English Learning
- Investigating the Value-Action Gap: Motivating People to Practice Pro-Environmental Behavior with James Clear’s Four-Step Process