English Language & Literature (ELL)

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


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Critical Literacy, Drama in Education, Literature Education, Multiliteracies, Playwriting, Theatre for Young Audiences

  • Ken Mizusawa is a Lecturer in the English Language and Literature (ELL) Academic Group and a playwright represented by Playmarket, New Zealand. Previously, he was the Subject Head of English at Dunman High School where he designed and implemented the interdisciplinary Language Arts Programme.

    Ken is the author of several textbooks including the two-volume series, Integrating Language and Literature (2016), and Mastering Visual Literacy (2018). He is also the editor of Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed … (2018), an anthology of three Singapore plays for lower secondary students designed in collaboration with the Curriculum Planning and Development Division (CPDD), Ministry of Education (MOE).

    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. Two of the works in this collection were Highly Commended in the competition, Plays for the Young 2009. Why Do We Do What We Do? was one of 20 shortlisted plays for the Adam NZ Play Award 2015.