Official Title: Assistant Professor

Faculty: School of Education

Email: kiiko.ikegami@usj.edu.mo


Short Bio

Dr Kiiko Ikegami is an assistant professor at the University of Saint Joseph and has recently moved to Macau from Australia. Prior to moving to Macau, Kiiko was a Teaching Associate at the Faculty of Education, Monash University. Kiiko has extensive years of teaching and academic experience within Australian and international contexts. Her specific research focuses on quality early childhood education. Her other research interests include the Soka education model, and how educator’s knowledge, beliefs, and pedagogy practices contribute to quality education for young children. She has various teaching specialities, including the theoretical foundations of education, knowledge and curriculum studies, family-school partnerships, inclusive teaching and professionally supporting students.

Publications

Published book chapter


Ikegami, K., & Grieshaber, S. (2017). Re-conceptualising quality early childhood education: What does Soka education have to offer? In M. Li, J. Fox, & S. Grieshaber (Eds.). Contemporary issues and challenges in early childhood education in the Asia-pacific Region. Dordrecht: Springer.

 

Published peer-reviewed journal papers


Ikegami, K., & Rivalland, C. (2016). Exploring the quality of teacher-child interactions: The Soka discourse in practice. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 24(4).

Ikegami, K., & Agbenyega, J. S. (2014). Exploring educator’s perspectives: How does learning through ‘happiness’ promote quality early childhood education? Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 39(3), 46-55.


Klibthong, S., Fridani, L., Ikegami, K., & Agbenyega, J. S. (2014). The relationship between quality early childhood programs and transition services in inclusive education of young children. Asian Journal of Inclusive Education, 2(1), 35-55.

 

Conference Forum and Presentations


Ikegami, K. 2018. August 9-11, 1st International Conference on ikeda/Soka Studies in Education. DePaul University College of Education, 2247 N. Halsted Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614-3624

Ikegami, K. 2016. August 7-10, International Research Forum on Ikeda/Soka Studies in Education. DePaul University College of Education, 2247 N. Halsted Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614-3624


Ikegami, K., Agbenyega, J.S., 2014, Quality of early childhood education revisited: Voices of teachers in Soka kindergartens, European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) 24th Conference. ‘US, THEM & ME: Universal, Targeted or Individuated Early Childhood Programmes’, 7 -10 September, 2014, Crete, Greece, p. 23.


Ikegami, K., 2013, Exploring educator’s perspectives: How does learning through happiness promote quality early childhood education, Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA) 14th Annual Conference. Empowering Children's Empathy via Early Childhood Education, 4 - 6 July, 2013, Seoul, Korea, p. 139.


Ikegami, K., Agbenyega, J.S., Rivalland, C.M.P., 2013, Exploring the quality of teacher-child interactions: The Soka discourse in practice, Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA) 14th Annual Conference. Empowering Children's Empathy via Early Childhood Education, 4 - 6 July, 2013, Seoul, Korea, p. 181.


Ikegami, K., 2012, Education equity in Hong Kong school education, Monash Education Research Community (MERC), Global Education System Day, 1 November, 2012.


Ikegami, K., 2011, Standards-based education and assessment in Midland China and Hong Kong, Monash Education Research Community (MERC), Global Education Systems Day, 21 November, 2011.


Modules

Year 1 Master
MEDC103
3.00 credits
Year 1 PGDE
PDEC102
3.00 credits
Year 2 Bachelor
LED207
3.00 credits
Year 4 Bachelor
LPY220
2.00 credits
LCO108
2.00 credits