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 for the Evaluation Study on the Implementation of the English Language Curriculum at Secondary Level, (01/2011-06/2012).
  2. Instructor, EDB Project – Provision of Services for Coordinating and Developing Teachers’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 2011/2012 School Year, (03/2012).
  3. Instructor, EDB project – Provision of Services for In-service Teacher Development Courses on Learning and Teaching in a Small Class Environment, (02-03/2012).
  4. Instructor, EDB project – Provision of Services for Workshop on Effective Strategies to Enhance Learning and Teaching in a Small Class Environment, (11/2011).
  5. Speaker for the EDB “Reading Mum Project”, (06/2011).
  6. Instructor, EDB project – Learning English through Language Arts at Primary Level, (01/2011).
  7. Instructor, EDB Project – Provision of Services for Coordinating and Developing Teachers’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 2010/2011 School Year, (01-06/2011).
  8. 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).
  9. 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).
  10. Instructor & Co-investigator, EDB project – Learning English through Language Arts at Primary Level, (03-07/2010).
  11. 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).
  12. Instructor, EDB Project – Provision of services for in-service teachers on learning and teaching in a small class environment, (06-12/2009).
  13. Instructor, In-Service Teacher Professional Development Courses on Learning and Teaching in a Small Class Environment (EDB Projects) (09/2009-08/2010).
  14. Speaker, the 334 Symposium at HKIEd organized by HUCOM (06/12/2008)
  15. Presenter, “Teachers’ Awareness of the English Lexical System” – the 9th ALA Conference organized by HKU (28/06/2008)
  16. Speaker, Teacher Professional Development Workshop organized by SFA(HK), EDUC and SAMS Unit, HKBU (02/04/2008)
  17. Speaker, CPD Workshop for Carmel Alison Lam Primary School: “Effective Questioning” organized by EDUC (28/03/2008)
  18. Speaker, CPD Workshop: “Teaching Vocabulary to Young Learners” organized by EDB (13/03/2008)
  19. Speaker, CPD Workshop for La Salle College: “Classroom Management” organized by EDUC (23/02/2008)
  20. Speaker, CPD workshop: “Vocabulary Teaching Strategies” organized by EDB (30/01/2008)
  21. Speaker, Seed Project – Sharing Session organized by EDB (21-22/11/2007)
  22. 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)
  23. Consultant, providing“Staff Development Consultancy” to Hong Kong Baptist University Affiliated School Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School (09/2006 – 08/2009)
  24. Speaker, Vocabulary Workshop for Primary School Teachers organized by the EDB (27/08/2007)
  25. Speaker, Teacher Professional Development Workshop organized by SFA(HK), EDUC and SAMS Unit, HKBU (16/07/2007)
  26. Consultant, providing“Staff Development Consultancy” to Ma Tau Chung Government Primary School (Hung Hom Bay) (09/2006 – 06/2008)
  27. Speaker, Ying Wah Girls’ School Staff Development Day organized by EDUC, HKBU (2/04/2007)
  28. Speaker, “Successful integration of NETs into the Hong Kong Schools – an exploratory workshop organized by EDUC, HKBU (11/11/2006)
  29. Facilitator,“Classroom management” – Workshop for school teachers organized by EDUC & the Hong Kong Association for School Discipline and Counselling Teachers (17/06/2006)
  30. 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)
  31. Tutor, the EMB workshops for the “Curriculum Leadership and the Implementation of the English Language Education Curriculum Framework at Primary Level” (05 & 06/2006)
  32. Tutor, Alphie’s Lagoon Training Workshop organized by the SAMS Unit, HKBU (4/03/2006)
  33. Independent School Reviewer (EDB) (02/2006 – 03/2009)
  34. Presenter, Staff Development Day at Hong Kong Taoist Association the Yuen Yuen Institute No. 3 Secondary School (13/12/2005)
  35. Tutor, Summer Workshop for English Teachers organized by Hong Kong Teachers’ Centre & EDUC (16 & 23 July 2005)
  36. Presenter, Staff Development Day at STFA Ho Yat Tung Primary School (29/06/ 2005)
  37. 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)
  38. Presenter, Staff Development Day at Lai Chack Middle School (23/04/2005)
  39. Presenter, the 25th meeting of the International Society for Teacher Education(ISTE)in Taiwan (9-16/04/2005)
  40. Presenter, Roundtable discussion, ICET 2004 International Conference (15/07/2004)
  41. 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)
  42. Chair of one of the parallel sessions at the ICT Showcase 2004 (13/03/2004)
  43. Attended conference organized by Committee on Youth Smoking Prevention (Topic: Youth Smoking Prevention) (21/02/2004)
  44. 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)
  45. 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)
  46. Teaching Adviser of the Honorary Teaching Adviser Scheme (HKIEd) (2000-2002)
  47. Facilitators in the Mentoring Workshop of the UPDP programme (HKU) (23/10/2001)
  48. Speaker at the ED Sharing Sessions on Remedial Teaching of English (28-29/06/2001)
  49. Panel member at sharing session on Mentoring in the School-University Partnership Scheme (HKU) (13/06/2001)
  50. Member of HKEA Basic Competency Assessment Main Committee (22/02/2001-31/08/2003)
  51. 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.)
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