Professor Carrie Ho is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Education who majors in Arts, Creativity, and Early Childhood Education.
Carrie is also a professional Educator, Researcher,Dramatist, Arts Management, a Therapist and the co-founder of the Ro’them Ministry for Counselling and Therapy. She awarded a doctoral degree at The Education University of Hong Kong specialises in aesthetics and early childhood studies and a Master of Arts in East/West Theatre Studies at Middlesex University (London, UK). As a Drama Specialist, Carrie acts, directs, and produce for more than 50 productions worldwide (China, Hong Kong, UK, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Finland, Russia…etc.) in the last 30 years. Since 2007, Carrie teaches drama to students aged from 2 to in-service teachers with diversity cultural backgrounds including BTECH Diploma (UK) and Associate Degree at various tertiary institutes, including Hong Kong University SPACE Community College and The Education University of Hong Kong. She is also appointed as a Drama Examiner of Hong Kong Arts Development Council and a Subject Specialist (Performing Arts) of The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications since 2006.
Carrie interests in cross-cultural and transdisciplinary arts-based research on aesthetics, education, special educational needs, applied theatre (e.g., drama with SEN, drama therapy), and theatre studies with lens of postmodernism (particularly with Deleuze).
Her recent research studies include young autistic children’s creativity with drama improvisation and nurturing young children’s spirituality with arts-based pedagogy.
REFERRED JOURNAL PAPER / BOOK CHAPTER (ACCEPTED/ IN PROCESS)
Ho, K.L.C. (2016). In search of an aesthetic pathway: Young children's aesthetic encounters with drama improvisation. Early Child Development and Care, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2016.1148694.
Ho, K.L.C. (2018, in press). Aesthetic experiences with young children in Hong Kong. In W. Parnell & J.M. Iori (Eds, Volume II), Disrupting Early Childhood Education Research (Chapter 5). New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
Ho, K.L.C. (accepted). 香港幼兒的美感環境探究. Submitted to亞洲戲劇教育學刊 (DaTEAsia) in Autum 2017.
Ho, K.L.C. (under review). Who’s got the power? Young children’s aesthetic encounters with drama improvisation and Deleuze. Submitted to Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood in January 2016.
Ho, K.L.C. (2012, October). Re-Conceptualising transitions in ECE. Paper presented at the International Education Development Forum (IEDF).Tokyo, Japan.
Ho, K.L.C. (2013, June). Aesthetic encounter through imagination. Paper presented at the Singapore Drama Educators Association (SDEA) Theatre Conference. Singapore.
Ho, K.L.C. (2014, June). Arto-rhizomatic mapping and Deleuze. Paper presented at the Conference on Deleuze's Cultural Encounters with the New Humanities. Hong Kong.
Ho, K.L.C. (2014, August). Aesthetic experiences with young children in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA) Conference. Bali, Indonesia.
Ho, K.L.C. (2015, April). Who’s got the power? Young children’s aesthetic encounters with drama improvisation and Deleuze. Paper presented at The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities: International, Intercultural, Interdisciplinary. Osaka, Japan.
Ho, K.L.C. (2015, May). Young children’s aesthetic encounters with drama improvisation. Paper presented at The TEFO Conference 2015 on Drama Education. Hong Kong Drama / Theatre Education Forum, Hong Kong.
Ho, K.L.C. (2015, June). Young children’s aesthetic encounters with drama improvisation. Paper presented at The Quality Childhood Conference International (QCCI). The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.
Ho, K.L.C. (2015, July). From cocoons to butterflies - Children’s life transformation through aesthetic experiences as engaging in drama improvisation pretend plays. Paper presented at The Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA). Macquaire University, Sydney, Australia.
Ho, K.L.C. (2015, September). Postmodern paradigm - from research aim to validity An arts-based study on young children's aesthetic encounters in Hong Kong. Paper presented at The European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA). Universitat Autònoma (UAB), Barcelona, Spain.