Mr. LAI, K H Tony

B.A. (Hons), University of Essex, U.K.
PCEd., M.Ed. The University of Hong Kong.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Education Studies

Academic & Professional Experience

2014 - Senior Lecturer, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
2005 – 2014 Lecturer I, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
2002 – 2005 Instructor I, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
2000 – 2002 Part-time Tutor, School of Continuing Education, HKBU
1999 – 2002 Counselling & Guidance Master, Hon Wah Middle School

Research Interests

  • English Language Education
  • Language Acquisition
  • Human Development
  • Classroom Management

Consultancy/Professional/Community Services

  1. Co-investigator, EDB Project – Provision of Services on the Pilot Research Project on Knowledge Structure of Reading Skills in the Context of Student Adaptive Learning of English Language for Primary Schools to Enhance Learning and Teaching (11/2017-11/2018)
  2. Co-investigator, HKBU Knowledge Transfer Partnership Seed Fund – Research Project on Building Online Assessment Resources to Empower Both Frontline Professionals and Students: Connecting reading and Writing across Key Stages 1 to 2 (ELE) (1/9/2017-31/8/2018)
  3. Speaker, Teacher Professional Development Workshop on “Questioning Skills & Strategies” organized by Po Leung Kuk Yao Ling Sun College
  4. Speaker, Workshop on Joint School English Oral Mock Examination, organized by the Student Society of Department of Education Studies, HKBU (13&27/10/2017)
  5. Co-investigator, TDG project on “Enhancing the Quality of Student-Teachers’ Reflective Teaching Practice through Building a Virtual Learning Community with an Interactive Video Database” (1/11/2015 – 31/7/2017)
  6. Co-investigator, EDB Project – Provision of Services on the Research Project of Building Online Assessment Resources to Empower Both Frontline Professionals and Students: Connecting Reading and Writing across Key Stages 1 to 2 (ELE) (13/10/2015 – 12/1/2017)
  7. Co-opt Member of the Working Group on TSA Papers & Question Design in support of the Review on TSA conducted by the Coordinating Committee on Basic Competency Assessment and Assessment Literacy, EDB, HKSAR (1/2016 – Present)
  8. Speaker, Workshop on Joint School English Oral Mock Examination, organized by the Student Society of Department of Education Studies, HKBU (28/10/2016)
  9. Speaker, Seminar on “Classroom Management Techniques” organized by Chatteris Educational Foundation (16/9/2015)
  10. Facilitator, TALES Workshop on “Managing the Classroom and Relating to Students” organized by CHTL, HKBU (30/10/2014)
  11. Speaker, Seminar on “Classroom Management Techniques” organized by Chatteris Educational Foundation (15/10/2014)
  12. Presenter, the 34th annual seminar of the International Society for Teacher Education(ISfTE)at Antalya – TURKEY (22/04/2014)
  13. Presenter, the 33rd annual seminar of the International Society for Teacher Education(ISfTE)at HKBU (27/05/2013)
  14. Instructor, EDB project – Provision of Services for In-service Teacher Development Courses on Learning and Teaching in a Small Class Environment (12/2012 – 04/2013)
  15. Co-investigator, EDB project – Provision of Services for the Evaluation Study on the Implementation of the English Language Curriculum at Secondary Level, (01/2011-06/2012).
  16. Instructor, EDB Project – Provision of Services for Coordinating and Developing Teachers’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 2011/2012 School Year, (03/2012).
  17. Instructor, EDB project – Provision of Services for In-service Teacher Development Courses on Learning and Teaching in a Small Class Environment, (02-03/2012).
  18. Instructor, EDB project – Provision of Services for Workshop on Effective Strategies to Enhance Learning and Teaching in a Small Class Environment, (11/2011).
  19. Speaker for the EDB “Reading Mum Project”, (06/2011).
  20. Instructor, EDB project – Learning English through Language Arts at Primary Level, (01/2011).
  21. Instructor, EDB Project – Provision of Services for Coordinating and Developing Teachers’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 2010/2011 School Year, (01-06/2011).
  22. Instructor, EDB Project – Provision of Services for In-service Teacher Professional Development Course on Fostering Communities of Practice to Enhance Learning and Teaching of English Language in a Small Class Environment, (11/2010 – 08/2011).
  23. Instructor, EDB Project – Provision of Services for In-service Teacher Development Courses on Learning and Teaching in a Small Class Environment, (09/2010 – 08/2011).
  24. Instructor & Co-investigator, EDB project – Learning English through Language Arts at Primary Level, (03-07/2010).
  25. Instructor, EDB Project – Provision of services for in-service teacher professional development course on fostering communities of practice to enhance learning and teaching of English language in a small class environment, (01-08/ 2010).
  26. Instructor, EDB Project – Provision of services for in-service teachers on learning and teaching in a small class environment, (06-12/2009).
  27. Instructor, In-Service Teacher Professional Development Courses on Learning and Teaching in a Small Class Environment (EDB Projects) (09/2009-08/2010).
  28. Speaker, the 334 Symposium at HKIEd organized by HUCOM (06/12/2008)
  29. Presenter, “Teachers’ Awareness of the English Lexical System” – the 9th ALA Conference organized by HKU (28/06/2008)
  30. Speaker, Teacher Professional Development Workshop organized by SFA(HK), EDUC and SAMS Unit, HKBU (02/04/2008)
  31. Speaker, CPD Workshop for Carmel Alison Lam Primary School: “Effective Questioning” organized by EDUC (28/03/2008)
  32. Speaker, CPD Workshop: “Teaching Vocabulary to Young Learners” organized by EDB (13/03/2008)
  33. Speaker, CPD Workshop for La Salle College: “Classroom Management” organized by EDUC (23/02/2008)
  34. Speaker, CPD workshop: “Vocabulary Teaching Strategies” organized by EDB (30/01/2008)
  35. Speaker, Seed Project – Sharing Session organized by EDB (21-22/11/2007)
  36. Consultant, providing the Consultancy Service for the Seed Project on “Magic of Words: Enhancing the Effectiveness of English Vocabulary Learning and Teaching at Primary Level” (09/2007 – 08/2008)
  37. Consultant, providing“Staff Development Consultancy” to Hong Kong Baptist University Affiliated School Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School (09/2006 – 08/2009)
  38. Speaker, Vocabulary Workshop for Primary School Teachers organized by the EDB (27/08/2007)
  39. Speaker, Teacher Professional Development Workshop organized by SFA(HK), EDUC and SAMS Unit, HKBU (16/07/2007)
  40. Consultant, providing“Staff Development Consultancy” to Ma Tau Chung Government Primary School (Hung Hom Bay) (09/2006 – 06/2008)
  41. Speaker, Ying Wah Girls’ School Staff Development Day organized by EDUC, HKBU (2/04/2007)
  42. Speaker, “Successful integration of NETs into the Hong Kong Schools – an exploratory workshop organized by EDUC, HKBU (11/11/2006)
  43. Facilitator,“Classroom management” – Workshop for school teachers organized by EDUC & the Hong Kong Association for School Discipline and Counselling Teachers (17/06/2006)
  44. Tutor,“Enhancing English Teaching” – Workshops and Seminar for School Teachers (II) (Using Songs in the English Language Classroom) organized by the Hong Kong Teachers’ Centre & EDUC (10/06/2006)
  45. Tutor, the EMB workshops for the “Curriculum Leadership and the Implementation of the English Language Education Curriculum Framework at Primary Level” (05 & 06/2006)
  46. Tutor, Alphie’s Lagoon Training Workshop organized by the SAMS Unit, HKBU (4/03/2006)
  47. Independent School Reviewer (EDB) (02/2006 – 03/2009)
  48. Presenter, Staff Development Day at Hong Kong Taoist Association the Yuen Yuen Institute No. 3 Secondary School (13/12/2005)
  49. Tutor, Summer Workshop for English Teachers organized by Hong Kong Teachers’ Centre & EDUC (16 & 23 July 2005)
  50. Presenter, Staff Development Day at STFA Ho Yat Tung Primary School (29/06/ 2005)
  51. Tutor, Success For All (SFA) Training Workshops for both in-service and pre-service teachers at HKBU (20-21/06/2005 & 27-28/06/ 2005)
  52. Presenter, Staff Development Day at Lai Chack Middle School (23/04/2005)
  53. Presenter, the 25th meeting of the International Society for Teacher Education(ISTE)in Taiwan (9-16/04/2005)
  54. Presenter, Roundtable discussion, ICET 2004 International Conference (15/07/2004)
  55. Speaker at Workshop on ‘Problem-based Learning: Teaching Creative Writing in Primary schools organized by Hong Kong Teachers’ Centre (15/05/2004 & 17/04/2004)
  56. Chair of one of the parallel sessions at the ICT Showcase 2004 (13/03/2004)
  57. Attended conference organized by Committee on Youth Smoking Prevention (Topic: Youth Smoking Prevention) (21/02/2004)
  58. Speaker at Seminar on ‘Development of Problem-based Learning in Environmental Education through Geography, Civic Education and Chinese Language Education in Secondary Schools’ organized by District Teacher Network (5/11/2003 & 6/12/2003)
  59. Member of CDC ad Hoc Committee on Assessment for Learning (Secondary) (7/2002-10/2004) Date Member of ED English Language Textbook review panel (Secondary) of the Textbook Committee (11/1999 – 9/2007)
  60. Teaching Adviser of the Honorary Teaching Adviser Scheme (HKIEd) (2000-2002)
  61. Facilitators in the Mentoring Workshop of the UPDP programme (HKU) (23/10/2001)
  62. Speaker at the ED Sharing Sessions on Remedial Teaching of English (28-29/06/2001)
  63. Panel member at sharing session on Mentoring in the School-University Partnership Scheme (HKU) (13/06/2001)
  64. Member of HKEA Basic Competency Assessment Main Committee (22/02/2001-31/08/2003)
  65. Member of CDC Ad Hoc Committee on English Language (P1-S3) (09/2000-08/2001)

Selected Publications

  1. Teachers’ Perspective on engaging students in a small class environment. Paper presented at ISfTE Seminar 2012. (2012)
  2. English Language Teaching in Action. Studies on Teachign and Learning, Vol.2, pp.149-157, HKBU. (2010) (with Yeung, S.W.)
  3. Classroom Management in Action. Studies on Teaching and Learning, Vol.1, pp. 59-66, HKBU. (2008) (with Yeung, S.W.).
  4. Understanding Field Practice for Pre-service Teachers: the Need for a School Perspective. Paper presented at BERA Conference 2004. (2004) (with Choi, T.H., Yeung, S.W., & Poon, M.)
Print Friendly