Ken MIZUSAWA

Designation
Lecturer

Department
English Language & Literature (ELL)

Office Location
NIE3-03-170

Education
BA (Hons), PGDE (Sec), APGD, MA, MEd

Email
ken.mizusawa@nie.edu.sg

Office Telephone Number
67903442

Research Interests
Critical Literacy, Multiliteracies, New Literacies, Creative Writing Studies, Drama in Education, Theatre for Young Audiences, Writing for Young Audiences, Playwriting

  • INTRODUCTION:

    Ken Mizusawa is a Japanese citizen by birth, a New Zealand playwright by nature and a Singapore civil servant by way of the teaching profession. He is a Teaching Fellow at the National Institute of Education (NIE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) where he teaches in the English Language and Literature Academic Group. Previously, he was the Subject Head of English at Dunman High School, where he was responsible for the design and implementation of the school-based, interdisciplinary Language Arts curriculum.

    A writer client of Playmarket, New Zealand, his plays have been staged in both Singapore and New Zealand. His collection of six plays written primarily for young audiences, The Boy Who Caused 9/11 and Other Plays, was published in late 2013 by Red Wheelbarrow Books. 

    PUBLICATIONS:

    Mizusawa, K. (2013). The Boy Who Caused 9/11 and Other Plays. Singapore: Red Wheelbarrow Books 

    Mizusawa, K. (2013). “I would have my bond!”: Exploring the Legacy of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice through Process Drama. In C.E Loh, D. Yeo & W.M. Liew (Eds.), Teaching Literature in Singapore Secondary Schools (pp. 105-119). Singapore: Pearson 

    Mizusawa, K. (2009). Shakespeare and Beyond: Understanding Brooke’s Deadly Theatre for Teaching English Literature and Drama. In P. Teo, M.Y. Tay, C. Ho (Eds.), Exploring New Frontiers: Challenging Students in the Language and Literature Classroom (pp. 155-168). Singapore: Pearson Longman

    Mizusawa, K. (2009). Understanding Film as a Text Type: Reinventing the Study of English Language for Our Most Able Learners. In P. Teo, M.Y. Tay, C. Ho (Eds.), Exploring New Frontiers: Challenging Students in the Language and Literature Classroom (pp. 104-113). Singapore: Pearson Longman

    Mizusawa, K. (2007). The Language of Film: Integrating Film Studies in Language Arts. In C. Tan (Ed.), Engaging Film & Music Videos in Critical Thinking (pp. 162-171). Singapore: McGraw Hill