Official Title: Assistant Professor

Faculty: School of Education

Email: carrie.ho@usj.edu.mo


Short Bio

Carrie 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 a professional Dramatist, Researcher, and a Registered Trauma Psychotherapist. 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) 

  

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 Alexandra Diason – Professional Development for Sensory-based Approach in Infant Education (working title)

 

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 – 澳門幼稚園教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

Choi, Jess – 治療取向繪畫活動應用對於學齡兒童情緒行為上之行動研究 Action research on using therapeutic drawing as an intervention for school children’s emotional behaviours

Ho, Zuyi – 自閉症學童個別化補救教育個案研究 A case study on individual remedial pedagogy education for ASD children

Huang, Lois - 繪畫聯想對於學習障礙學生中文寫作提升之成效 A case study on the effectiveness of “drawing association” for Chinese composition by children with learning difficulties

Lee, Ariel - 大肌肉活動對學習障礙兒童提升學習成效之研究 Gross motor exercises as an intervention for improving the learning efficacy of the children with learning difficulties

Lou, Wendy - 戶外體驗式冒險教育對融合學生的抗逆力成效之研究 Outdoor adventure education as an intervention for nurturing inclusive students’ resilience

 

Current Research Project: 

Year 

Topic 

  

2011-2015 

2016-2018 

2018-2019

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 

*Macau Foundation Funded Project: 

*Phase 3 - In search of aesthetic education: Student teachers’ perspective and practice with sensory-based approach in Infant Education 

 

2017-2019

2019-2020

2019-2021

Maker Education 

 Project 1 – Promoting Maker-centered Learning through Pre-service Teachers’ Mathematics Lesson Planning for Infant Education

 Project 2 – Maker Education: Student Teachers’ Perspectives and Practices on Using Scratch Programme for Sex Education in Kindergarten and Primary School Context

Project 3 – Implementation of Maker-centred Learning through In-service Teachers’ Mathematics Lesson Planning and Practice in Infant Education in Asia Pacific Region

2018-2019

Fu Hong Society (Macao) Commission Project:

A case study on evidence-based strategies for creating meaningful supports to adults with disabilities through arts

2019-2020

Inclusive Pedagogy on English Learning & Teaching (ELT) - Cohesion as an effective ELT strategy to cultivate academic success for all levels of English language

2019-2020

Well-beings Pedagogy: A Pilot Study on Positive Changes in Teaching and Learning

 

Publications

REFERRED JOURNAL PAPER / BOOK CHAPTER 

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. 

Ho, K. L. C., (2019). A teacher perspective. In D. Couzens, A. M. Correia, & K. L. C. Ho (eds.), Perspectives on Inclusive, pp. 38-49. Macau, China: Macau Foundation.

Lo, W. L., & Ho, K. L. C., (accepted book chapter). Lost in transition: Brecht’s theatre as a social change agent for youth empowerment in the time of the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong Handover. Art as an Agent for Social Change (working title). (accepted on 7 March, 2019)

Ho, K. L. C., (2019). Who’s Got the Power? A Reflection in Teaching Drama Improvisation with Young Children. Journal of Early Childhood Research. (accepted on 10 June, 2019).

 

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 presented at InSEA Seminar: Research and Praxis for Social Engaged Arts Education, School of Early Childhood Education, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece (16-18 July 2018). 

Ho, K. L. C., & Wong, W. L. H., (2019, June). Cohesion as an effective ELT strategy to cultivate academic success for all levels of English language learners. Paper presented at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), Conference: An ensemble of ELT pedagogies. 1 June, 2019, in Hong Kong.

Wong, W. L. H., & Ho, K. L. C. (2019, June). Cohesion: An ELT model that fits all school-based curricula. Workshop presented at Macao Association for the Advancement of English Language Teaching (MAELT), 2019 English Language Teaching Conference, Beyond Schooling: Empowering Students for Lifelong English Learning. 15 June, 2019, at Our Lady of Fatima Girls’ School, Macau.

Ho, K. L. C., & FHS, (2019). A case study on evidence-based strategies for creating meaningful supports for adults with disabilities through arts. Paper accepted by RI Asia and Pacific Regional Conference 2019, 26-28 June, 2019, in Macau.

Lo, W. L.  & Ho, K. L. C. (2019). Youth theatre empowerment through Brecht. Paper accepted by International Federation for Theatre Research, Conference 2019: Theatre, Performance and Urbanism, in Shanghai, China, 8-12 July, 2019.

Ho, K. L. C., (2019). In search of aesthetic education: Student teachers’ perspective and practice with sensory-based approach in Infant Education. Paper accepted by Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA) Conference 2019, in Taipei, Taiwan, 12-14 July, 2019.


Modules

Year 1 Doctorate
Year 1 PGDE
PDEC110
3.00 credits
Year 2 Bachelor
LED205
3.00 credits
LAT205
2.00 credits
Year 3 Bachelor
LED332
3.00 credits
Year 4 Bachelor