Carrie is a professional Dramatist, Researcher, and a Licensed Therapist. She holds a Doctor of Education from The Education University of Hong Kong and a Master of Arts in East/West Theatre Studies from Middlesex University (London, UK). 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 (e.g., teaching, visual arts, theatre)
- education (e.g., pedagogy, teacher training)
- spirituality / well-beings (e.g., nurturing spiritual growth, infant mental health)
- diversified educational needs (e.g., intervention strategies, strengths-based supports)
- applied theatre (e.g., drama-in-education, expressive arts therapy)
- research theatre with lens of postmodernism (particularly with Deleuze)
Current PhD Supervision:
Choi, Annie – Support Children’s Learning Through Reggio Pedagogical Documentation with Children’s Voice: An Action Research in a Reggio Emilia Inspired Classroom in Macau
Cardoso, Nair – Teacher Training on Sensory-based Approach
Current MEd Supervision:
Chao, Charlie - 作為資源教師的難處及可行的改善策略 Action research on the difficulties and intervention strategies of a primary support teacher in Macau
Cheong, Debbie - 澳門幼稚園老師對幼兒偏差行為的態度及輔導策略 Kindergarten teachers' perspective on young children's problem behaviours and the intervention strategies
Fong, Queenie - 探討澳門托兒所對發展融合教育的現況與困擾 - 從幼兒導師角度之個案研究 Developing inclusive education in Macau nursery - A case study from the tutor's perspective
Sio, Shiri - 華德福教學法應對幼兒行為問題 - 以澳門華德福托兒所為例 Waldorf approach to problem behaviours - A case study of a Macau nursery
Current Research Project:
In search of an aesthetic pathway: A/r/tography of young children’s encounter with drama improvisation
Phase 1 – Young children’s aesthetic experiences and environment
Phase 2 – Aesthetic experiences with young children with diversified developmental needs
Project 1 – Promoting Maker-centered Learning through Pre-service Teachers’ Lesson Planning
Project 2 – Pre-service Teachers’ Perspective on Using Digital Technology to Conduct Sex Education
Macau Foundation Funded Project:
In search of aesthetic education: Student teachers’ perspective and practice with sensory-based approach in Infant Education
REFERRED JOURNAL PAPER / BOOK CHAPTER (ACCEPTED)
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). Aesthetic experiences with young children in Hong Kong. In W. Parnell & J.M. Iori (Eds, Volume II), Disrupting Early Childhood Education Research, pp. 71-84. New York, NY: Routledge.
Ho, K.L.C. (2018). 香港幼兒的美感環境探究. 亞洲戲劇教育學刊 (DaTEAsiaz), Vol.7(1), 9-28.
SELECTED CONFERENCE PAPERS
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.
Ho, K.L.C. (2018, July). Who’s Got the Power? A Reflection in Teaching Drama Improvisation with Young Children. Paper accepted by the InSEA Seminar: Research and Praxis for Social Engaged Arts Education, School of Early Childhood Education, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece (16-18 July 2018).