Dr. KU, Y L Kelly

BA, Clark University 
PhD, University of Hong Kong 
 
 

Research Interests

Reasoning; Critical Thinking; Personal Epistemology; Positive Psychology

 

Teaching

Creative and Critical Thinking; Introduction to Psychology; Positive Psychology; Psychology of Personality; Psychology of Gender; Psychology of Personal Growth; Educational Psychology; Research Methods

 

Selected Research Grants (as Principal Investigator)

2017 – 2018. Public Policy Research Fund, Central Policy Unit. Investigating Hong Kong Students’ Critical News Literacy in the Age of Social Media. $492,982.

2017 – 2018. Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University. University Students’ Critical News Literacy: Perceived Cognitive Control and Awareness. $98,000.

2014 – 2015. Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University. Chinese Translation and Psychometric Testing of the Humor Styles Questionnaire Child Version. $100,000.

2011 – 2012. Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University. The Role of Epistemic Goals in Personal Epistemology. $100,000. 

 

Publications

total citations: 478 (Google Scholar Citations Index)

Commander, N., Ku, K. Y. L., Gallagher, P., Ashong, C., Deng, L., & Sandy, L. (2016). Cross-national online discussions with U. S. and Hong Kong education students. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 24(4), 383-413.

Ku, K. Y. L., Ho, S. K., Chan, S. S., Chik, M. P. Y., & Chan, D. W. K. (2016). Chinese translation and psychometric testing of the Humor Styles Questionnaire Children Version (C-HSQC) among Hong Kong Chinese primary-school students.  European Journal of Humor Research, 4 (3), 61-75. 

Ku, K. Y. L. (2016). Measuring individual differences in epistemological beliefs (pp. 123 – 131). In Jhangiani, R., Legg, A., Fleck, B., Troisi, J., Stiegler-Balfour, J., & Hussey, H. (Ed.) A compendium of scales for use in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Washington, DCSociety for the Teaching of Psychology, American Psychological Association.

Ku, K. Y. L., Phillipson, S., & Phillipson, S. N., (2015). Education learning theory (pp. 238 – 245). In J. D. Wright. (Ed.) International encyclopedia of social and behavioral sciences (2nd edition, vol 7). Oxford, UK: Elsevier. (received the PROSE award for Excellence in Reference Works and for Multivolume Reference – Humanities & Social Sciences)

Deng, L., Connelly, J., Lau, M., & Ku, K. Y. L. (2015). Exploring Hong Kong Youth’s engagement with digital technologies outside school. In W. W. K. Ma, A. H. K. Yuen, J. Park, W. W. F. Lau, & L. Deng (Eds.), New media, knowledge practices and multiliteracies. Hong Kong: Springer.

Ku, K. Y. L., Lai, C. M., & Hau, K. T. (2014). Epistemological beliefs and the effect of authority on argument-counterargument integration: An experiment. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 13, 67-79. (SSCI; 5-year Impact Factor: 1.39)

Ku, K. Y. L., Ho, I. T., Hau, K. T., & Lai, C. M. (2014). Integrating direct and inquiry-based instruction in the teaching of critical thinking: An intervention study. Instructional Science, 42(2), 251-269. (SSCI; cited by 18, 5-year Impact Factor: 1.46)

Ku, K. Y. L. (2013). Role of verbal reasoning in critical thinking. In Phillipson, S., Ku, K. Y. L., & Phillipson, S. N., (Ed.) Constructing achievement: A sociocultural perspective. Oxford, UK: Routledge.

Phillipson, S., Ku, K. Y. L., & Phillipson, S. N., (2013). Constructing achievement: A sociocultural perspective. Oxford, UK: Routledge.

Chan, N. M., Ho, I. T., & Ku, K. Y. L. (2011). Epistemic beliefs and critical thinking of Chinese students. Learning and Individual Differences, 21, 67-77. (SSCI; cited by 41, 5-year Impact Factor: 2.22)

Ku, K. Y. L., & Ho, I. T. (2010). Metacognitive strategies that enhance critical thinking. Metacognition and Learning, 5 (3), 251-267. (SSCI; cited by 117, Impact Factor: 2.40)

Ku, K. Y. L., & Ho, I. T. (2010). Dispositional factors predicting Chinese students’ critical thinking performance. Personality and Individual Differences, 48, 54-58. (SSCI; cited by 55, 5-year Impact Factor: 2.42)

Ku, K. Y. L., Ho, I. T., & Hau, K. T. (2010). Enhancing Chinese students’ critical thinking: A comparison of methods. Education Journal, 38, 61-70.

Ku, K. Y. L., Ho, I. T., & Hau, K. T. (2010). Teaching critical thinking through issue enquiry under the NSS curriculums. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Education Bureau.

Ku, K. Y. L. (2009). Assessing students’ critical thinking performance: Urging for measurements using multi-response format. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 4, 70-76. (SSCI; published as keynote; cited by 204; 5-year Impact Factor: 1.39)

Ku, K. Y. L., Ho, I. T., & Hau, K. T. (2009). Critical thinking teaching package for senior secondary school students. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Education Bureau.

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