Research Areas

Themes

Research interests

Staff

Curriculum

English language learning and education

Second language acquisition

Dr. Joshua Chan, Dr. Tsang Yiu Kei

Studies

Language Acquisition

Mr. Tony Lai

 

English language education

Dr. Anita Poon

 

 

English language teaching pedagogy

Dr. Joshua Chan, Dr. Anita Poon

 

 

Academic literacy (reading and writing for academic purposes)

Dr. Joshua Chan

 

 

English language education

Mr. Tony Lai

 

 

Second language writing

Dr. Ricky Lam

 

 

Lexis and formulaic language

Dr. Joshua Chan

 

 

Singing and phonological learning

 

 

 

A head start on grammar for young learners of English

Dr. Choi Tat Heung

 

 

Language learning autobiographies

Dr. Peter Huang

 

 

Language and identity

 

 

 

Language assessment

Dr. Ricky Lam

 

 

E-learning in assessment for learning and assessment as learning in the area of English reading and writing

Dr. Anita Poon

 

 

English activation through arts-based learning

Dr. Choi Tat Heung

 

 

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) & Language Across the Curriculum (LAC) Integrative-Narrative Method (INM)

Dr. Anita Poon

 

Chinese language development and learning

Language development - Chinese

Dr. Tang Kit Yi

 

 

Language (Chinese) teaching in different aspects

 

 

 

Language (Chinese) teaching pedagogy

 

 

 

NCS in Chinese Language learning

 

 

 

Chinese language processing

Dr. Tsang Yiu Kei

 

 

Word recognition

 

 

 

Lexical tone processing

 

 

Mathematics education

Learning and teaching of mathematics in tool-based environments (in particular ICT and  dynamic geometry)

Dr. Allen Leung

 

 

Mathematics task design

 

 

 

Applications and development of the Theory of Variation in teaching and learning

 

 

 

Mathematics education

Dr. Hui Wai Tin

 

 

Mathematics teaching and learning

Mr. Simon Hung

 

Liberal Studies education

Geographical and environmental education

Dr. Leon Lee, Dr. Jacky Pow

 

 

Social studies education

Dr. Leon Lee

 

 

Liberal Studies education

Dr. Leon Lee,

Dr. Cheung Wai Chun

 

Curriculum development

Curriculum development in Hong Kong secondary and primary Schools

Mr. Simon Hung, Dr. Marina Wong

 

 

Curriculum issues

Dr. Leon Lee, Dr. Marina Wong

 

 

Curriculum accommodation - diversity education / universal design learning

Dr. Tang Kit Yi

 

 

Curriculum studies

Dr. Marina Wong

 

Teaching and learning

Classroom environment

Prof. Atara Sivan

 

 

Social media in learning

Dr. Lisa Deng

 

 

Informal learning

 

 

 

Concept formation and classroom interaction

Mr. Simon Hung

 

 

Lesson and learning studies

Dr. Allen Leung

 

Critical thinking, epistemology, critical news literacy (i.e., smart-news reading)

Dr. Kelly Ku

 

 

Time-perspective bias and disjunctive reasoning (i.e, in decision making)

 

 

 

Children's homework

Prof. Vicky Tam

 

Neuroscience and learning

Brain-Computer Interface (BCI)

Prof. Sandy Li

 

 

Emotion, communication and cognitive processes with experimental approaches and neuroscience techniques

Dr. Ann Lui

 

Assessment

Peer review

Dr. Ricky Lam

 

 

portfolio assessment

 

 

 

Assessment for learning

Dr. Ricky Lam, Dr. Marina Wong

 

Special needs

Art therapy and children with special educational needs

Dr. Venus Lee

 

Adapted music curriculum for students with intellectual disabilities

Dr. Marina Wong

 

 

Social communication and behaviors among children and adults with special educational needs

Dr. Ann Lui

 

Inclusive Education- Dyslexia, ADHD/ADD

Dr. Tang Kit Yi

 

Learning community

Online learning community

Dr. Lisa Deng, Dr. Jacky Pow

 

 

Learning communities

Prof. Atara Sivan, Prof. Vicky Tam

 

IT application in education

Multitasking with digital technologies

Dr. Lisa Deng

 

 

Ubiquitous Learning

Prof. Sandy Li

 

 

Simulation and modelling in education

 

 

 

Undergraduates’ Internet Information Verification and Usage Pattern for Inquiry-based learning

Dr. Jacky Pow

 

 

Pedagogical affordance of video-based massive open on-line courses (MOOCs) in facilitating self-directed learning

 

 

 

Digital literacy

 

 

Classroom management

Classroom management

Mr. Tony Lai

 

Teacher development and education

Teachers’ continuing professional development

Dr. Raymond Chan

 

 

Teacher professional development

Dr. Tang Kit Yi, Dr. Marina Wong

 

 

Teacher education

Prof. Atara Sivan,

Dr. Marina Wong, Dr. Jacky Pow

 

 

Teacher training and development

Dr. Raymond Chan

 

 

TESL Teacher education

Dr. Peter Huang

 

 

Teachers-as-writers: Genres and creativity

Dr. Choi Tat Heung

 

 

Teacher stress, burnout and engagement

Dr. Sammy Ho

 

 

Learner and teacher autonomy

Dr. Peter Huang

Whole Person

Child and adolescent development

Child and adolescent development

Prof. Vicky Tam, Dr. Sammy Ho

Development

 

Leisure and youth development

Prof. Atara Sivan

and Education

 

Parental involvement in education

Prof. Vicky Tam

 

 

Psychology of Moral Development

Prof. Ma Hing Keung

 

Student development

Acculturation of young immigrants from the Mainland China and South Asia

Dr. Raymond Chan

 

 

Life skills development of adolescents

 

 

Lifespan development

Performance arts education and healthy aging

Dr. Venus Lee

 

 

Human Development

Mr. Tony Lai

 

Whole person development and education

National and citizenship education

Dr. Tracy Lau

 

 

State, identity and education

 

 

 

Museum education

 

 

 

Whole person development and whole person education: moral education, emotion education, leisure education, internet education, and parent education.

Prof. Ma Hing Keung

 

Humor and psychological well-being

Dr. Sammy Ho

 

 

Leisure education

Prof. Atara Sivan

 

Counselling and therapy

School guidance and counselling

Dr. Raymond Chan

 

 

Play therapy and its application

Dr. Venus Lee

Education

School management and leadership

Educational Leadership

Dr. Hui Wai Tin

System Policy

 

School Administration

 

and

 

Leadership in ICT Implementation

Prof. Sandy Li

Management

Education policy

Education Policy

Dr. Hui Wai Tin, Dr. Tracy Lau

 

 

Language policy and planning

Dr. Anita Poon

 

 

Medium of instruction policy

 

 

 

Education policies

 

 

Comparative education

Rural & ethnic education

Dr. Cheung Wai Chun

Social Sciences

Sociocultural issues

Gender issues

Prof. Vicky Tam

 

 

Connection with nature and pro-environmental behaviors

Dr. Venus Lee

 

Education studies

History of education

Dr. Cheung Wai Chun,

Dr. Tracy Lau

 

 

Oral history

Dr. Cheung Wai Chun

 

Research methods

Qualitative research methodology

Dr. Peter Huang, Prof. Vicky Tam

 

 

Rasch Model and Multi-level Structural Equation Modelling

Prof. Sandy Li

 

Psychology

Teaching and learning of psychology

Dr. Sammy Ho