Dr Keiko IKEDA, Vice-Director, Institute for Innovative Global Education, Kansai University


Dr Keiko IKEDA

Division of International Affairs, Institute for Innovative Global Education, Kansai University, Japan

Member of ARC8 Expert Group on Inclusive Learning and Teaching in a Digital World

Dr Keiko Ikeda is a Professor in the Division of International Affairs, and KU-COIL Coordinator at Kansai University. She is the Vice-Director for the newly established Institute for Innovative Global Education (IIGE) at Kansai University.

She received her PhD from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, specializing in Japanese linguistics, foreign language education, and conversation analysis. Her interests in the international education field are internationalization at home, constructing active learning programs collaborating with universities overseas.

Recently, she took the role of principal project manager for the Inter-University Exchange Project funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), 2018-2022 (“COIL Plus Program to Develop Global Career Mindset”).

Keiko also plays a vital role in another line of the ongoing government-funded project, the SUCCESS-Osaka Project (2017-2021). It promotes the employability of international students who have studied in Japan.

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