Dr. WONG, W Y Marina

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L.T.C.L. (Singing), L.T.C.L. (Piano), Trinity College of London, U.K.
F.L.C.M (Singing), F.L.C.M. (Piano), London College of Music, U.K.
B.A. (Hons), Dip.Ed., M.Phil., The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Canada
Associate Professor, Director of Doctor of Education Program and Course Coordinator of Subject Teaching (Music) of the Postgraduate Diploma of Education Program

Academic & Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
Assistant Professor, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
Assistant Registrar, Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation
Lecturer (Graduate), Department of Music, Sir Robert Black Campus, Hong Kong Institute of Education
Music Teacher

Research Interests

  • Music Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Special Education
  • Inclusive Education

Dr. Marina Wong is an expert in music education and teacher education, with special emphasis on curriculum development. She has been successful in gaining awards of external grants for research and development on music curriculum for mainstream schools and special schools. Her work on developing adapted music curriculum for students with intellectual disabilities is a pioneer work in the field of music education. Her publications cover topics on “inclusive music education”, “music curriculum development”, “professional development for music teachers”, “assessment for learning in school music curriculum” and “integrated arts curriculum”. She is experienced in teaching a wide range of teacher education courses covering areas in “music teacher education”, “curriculum studies”, “philosophy of education”, “inclusive education” and “qualitative data analysis”.


General Research Fund projects:

Principal Investigator, An exploratory study of special schools music teachers’ perceptions and classroom practices of creativity in music education for students with intellectual disabilities, 2-year research (2017-2019). In progress.

Principal Investigator, An exploratory study of primary music teachers’ concerns about inclusive music teaching, a 3-year research project (2012-2015). Completed.

Quality Education Fund project:

Principal Investigator, School-based adapted music curriculum and professional programs for special schools for children with intellectual disabilities, 3-year project (2018-2021). In progress. http://hkbuenews.hkbu.edu.hk/?t=enews_details/2543

Music Curriculum Development

Hong Kong

  • Principal Investigator, Professional support service on developing learning and teaching strategies in the Adapted Music Curriculum (Primary 1 – Secondary 3) for Students with Intellectual Disabilities, funded by the Education Bureau (2017-2018).
  • Principal Investigator, “Adapted Music Curriculum Framework (Primary 1 – Secondary 3) for Students with Intellectual Disabilities”, funded by the Education Bureau (2016-2017). http://www.edb.gov.hk/attachment/en/curriculum-development/major-level-of-edu/special-educational-needs/basic-edu-curriculum/BE_Music_Learning%20Objectives_Music%20Curriculum%20(P1-S3)_draft.pdf; http://hkbuenews.hkbu.edu.hk/?t=enews_details/2478
  • Consultant, “The Adapted Music Curriculum Framework under the Senior Secondary Curriculum for Students with Intellectual Disabilities”, Education Bureau (2012). https://www.edb.gov.hk/attachment/tc/curriculum-development/major-level-of-edu/special-educational-needs/ssc/NSS_MU_CA_Guide_2012.pdf
  • Advisor, “Pilot Project on the Development of Learning Outcomes Frameworks in Music”, Education Bureau.
  • Member, Curriculum Development Council — HK Examinations and Assessment Authority Committee on Music (2013 – present)
  • Member, Curriculum Development Council Committee on Special Educational Needs (2013 – present)
  • Member, Ad Hoc Committee on the Production of Music Curriculum Guide (2000-2003)


  • Principal Investigator, Music Curriculum Guide for Senior Secondary Schools in Macau, funded by the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau of Macau SAR (2017). http://www.dsej.gov.mo/crdc/guide/data/senior/Music_guide_c.pdf
  • Principal Investigator, Music Curriculum for Junior Secondary Schools in Macau, funded by the Government of Macau SAR(2015). http://www.dsej.gov.mo/crdc/guide/data/junior/Music_guide_c.pdf
  • Newspaper report by Jornal Tribuna de Macau on August 16, 2018

Professional/Community Services

  1. Member, Assessment Panel on Arts Education Key Learning Area, Hong Kong Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2016-2017).
  2. Chair, Assessment Panel on Arts Education Key Learning Area, Hong Kong Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2011-2012).
  3. External Examiner, The Education University of Hong Kong.
  4. External Examiner, Open University of Hong Kong.
  5. Examiner, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority.
  6. Examiner, Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
  7. Member, Assessment Panel on the Arts Education Key Learning Area of the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2006-2007)
  8. Member, Bachelor of Music Program Revalidation Panel of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
  9. Member, Music Textbook Review Panel (Secondary), Textbook Committee, Education Bureau.
  10. External School Reviewer, Quality Assurance Section, Education Bureau
  11. Subject Specialist, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation Academic and Vocational Qualifications
  12. External Assessor, Quality Education Fund
  13. Member, International Editorial Board of the International Journal of Music Education
  14. Reviewer
    • Educational Action Research (Routledge)
    • Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability (Springer)
    • European Journal of Teacher Education (Taylor & Francis)
    • Journal of Curriculum Studies (Taylor & Francis)
    • Journal of Teaching in International Business (Taylor & Francis)
    • Reflective Practice (Taylor & Francis)
    • Sage Open (Sage)
    • Social Behavior and Personality International Journal (Publishing Technology)
    • Teaching and Teacher Education (Elsevier)

Selected Publication

  1. Wong, M. W., S. E. Chan, & M. P. Chik. Primary music teachers’ efficacy in Hong Kong’s inclusive classrooms. Music Education Research (2019), DOI: 10.1080/14613808.2019.1670151
  2. Wong, M.W. & Ip, F.F. Inclusive music teaching music in Hong Kong. In A whole-school approach to designing and implementation of IEP and differentiated programmes in Hong Kong mainstream schools. Hong Kong: The Centre of Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education, Education University of Hong Kong. (In press).
  3. Developing Macau’s junior secondary schools’ music curriculum. International Journal of Music Education, 36, 574-587 (2018). DOI: 10.1177/0255761418774907.
  4. Music learning outcomes and music teachers’ expectations: Trialing an adapted music curriculum for students aged 15-18 with intellectual disabilities in Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Journal for Arts Education, 17(2)(2018). https://www.eduhk.hk/ccaproject/apjae/Vol17_No2.pdf
  5. J. Pow & Wong, M. Effect of workplace factors in professional teacher development on the implementation of small class teaching. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 5(8)(2017). DOI: 10.11114/jets.v5i8.2441
  6. Wong, M.W., M.P. Chik and S.E. Chan. Stressors and stressor response levels of Hong Kong Primary Schools Music Teachers. International Journal of Music Education. (2017). DOI: 10.1177/0255761417689923.
  7. Inclusive education in Hong Kong primary music classrooms. Arts Education Policy Review, 117(2)(2016): 130-140. DOI: 10.1080/10632913.2014.966286.
  8. Understanding the professional development needs of Hong Kong special schools music teachers. International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, 8(2)(2016): 1-19.
  9. Wong, M.W., M.P. Chik and S.E. Chan. Measuring concerns of inclusive music teaching in Hong Kong: Scale development. Music Education Research, 18(3)(2015): 317-330. DOI: 10.1080/14613808.2015.1049259.
  10. Wong, M.W., M.P. Chik. Teaching students with special educational needs in inclusive music classrooms: Experiences of music teachers in Hong Kong primary schools. Music Education Research, 18(2)(2015): 195-207. DOI: 10.1080/14613808.2015.1044509.
  11. Wong, M.W., M.P. Chik. Learned helplessness in the inclusive music classroom: Voices of Hong Kong primary schools music teachers. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 19(9) (2015): 965-977. DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2015.1019374.
  12. Adapting the music curriculum for senior secondary students with intellectual disabilities in Hong Kong: Content, pedagogy and mindsets. Music Education Research, 17(1)(2015): 71-87. DOI: 10.1080/14613808.2014.906396.
  13. Assessment for Learning a decade on: Self-reported assessment practices of secondary school music teachers in Hong Kong. International Journal of Music Education, 32(1)(2014): 70-83.
  14. R. M. Klassen, E. Chapman, A. Siu, M. Wong, W. Hannok and N. Wongsri. Pre-service’ work stress and occupational commitment of pre-service in four countries. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 28, (2013): 1289-1309.
  15. Developing Integrated Arts Curriculums in Hong Kong: Chaos Theory at work? Curriculum Inquiry, 43(2) (2013): 210-232.
  16. (C. M. Wong, D. J. Blankenship & M. W. Wong) Programmatic Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes in General Education: Best Practices, Resources adn Examples. Conference Proceedings of General Education and University Curriculum Reform: An International Conference in Hong Kong, (2013).
  17. Initiating Small Class Teaching in Hong Kong: video reflective narratives and the professional developmental learning model. Teacher Development, 16(4) (2012): 1-16.
  18. (R. M. Klassen, S. Al-Dhafri, C. F. Mansfield, E. Purwanto, A. Siu, M. W. Wong and A. Woods-McConney) Teachers’ engagement at work: An international validation study. The Journal of Experimental Education, 80(4) (2012): 1-20.
  19. Integrated Arts Curriculum in Hong Kong Secondary Schools. Arts Education Policy Review, 113 (2012): 1-6.
  20. Adapted action research as an instructional strategy in a music teacher education program in Hong Kong. Music Education Research, 13(1) (2011): 107-120.
  21. Music teacher education. In Penelope Peterson, Eva Baker, Barry McGraw, (Eds) International Encyclopedia of Education, 3rd Ed., Vol 7, pp. 706-711. Oxford: Elsevier. (2010)
  22. (與簡梁以瑚)。《藝術的綜合學習:課程示例》。香港:教育統籌局。[(with E. Liang) A Collection of Exemplars of “Integrated Learning of the Arts”. Hong Kong: Education Bureau.] (ISBN: 978962896777-3) (2009)
  23. (with Forrestor, V.). Formative assessment in the Hong Kong primary classroom: what gives? Music Education Research, 10(3) (2008): 271-284.
  24. Choosing to teach music: Reflections of elementary music teachers in Vancouver and Hong Kong. Asian Social Science, 4(2) (2008): 45-53.
  25. ‘Assessment for learning’ and teacher development: The experience of three Hong Kong teachers. Teacher Development, 11(3) (2007): 295-312.
  26. (with Young, Sandra S. Y.) Applying Self-referenced Formative Assessment to Music Listening. Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education, 5(1) (2007): 3-22.
  27. A Cross Cultural Comparison of Teachers’ Expressed Beliefs about Music Education and their Practices in Classroom Music Teaching. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 11(4) (2005): 397-418.
  28. 〈孩子不愛看樂譜?〉,《學前教育》第40期 (2005):106。
  29. 〈幼兒應該學樂理嗎?〉,《學前教育》第42期 (2005):114。
  30. 《音樂科促進學習的評估示例匯編》。香港:教育統籌局。共74頁。[A Collection of Exemplars of “Assessment for Learning”: Music. Hong Kong: Education Bureau. 74 pages.] (ISBN: 962881411-7)。(2004)
  31. (與簡梁以瑚) 。《視覺藝術科促進學習的評估示例匯編》。香港:教育統籌局。共47頁。[(with E. Liang) A Collection of Exemplars of “Assessment for Learning”: Visual Art. Hong Kong: Education Bureau. 47 pages.] (ISBN: 962881410-9)。(2004)
  32. 〈幾歲適合學鋼琴?〉《學前教育》第19期 (2003):108.
  33. 〈把練琴變成演奏會〉《學前教育》第24期 (2003):108.
  34. “Music lessons in the elementary schools of Vancouver and Hong Kong: content and pedagogy” Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education 1(1) (2002): 27-41.
  35. “Musical beliefs in Western and Chinese civilizations” Curriculum and Teaching, 16(1) (2001): 87-103.
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