Prof. TAM, C W Vicky

BSocSc, MSW (HKU);MA, PhD (Minnesota-Twin Cities); RSWHK

Academic & Professional Experience

2022 – Visiting Professor, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
2005 – 2022Professor, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
2011 – 2022Associate Head, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
1999 – 2010Master of Education Programme Coordinator, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

Research Interests

  • Parenting and child development
  • Homework involvement
  • Adolescent development
  • Gender issues
  • Qualitative research methodology
  • Learning communities

Consultancy/Professional/Community Services

  • School Manager, Hong Kong Baptist University Kindergarten, from 2019
  • External Examiner, Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Primary) – General Studies (Five-year Full-time), Education University of Hong Kong, 2019 – 2023
  • External Examiner, United International College, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2013-2021
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Family & Economic Issues (Springer), 2014-2022
  • Editor, Cogent Education (Taylor & Francis), 2017-2022
  • Consultant, No-homework Self-Directed Learning Project, Hong Kong Christian Service, 2017-2022
  • External Programme Assessor, Master of Education Suite of Programmes, Open University of Hong Kong, 2020
  • Member, High-level Advisory Panel (Early Childhood Education) of Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Education Bureau, 2012 & 2018
  • External Programme Assessor, Social Science Programmes, School of Arts and Social Science, Open University of Hong Kong, 2014
  • Member, Programme Validation Panels, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, 2011 & 2012

Selected Journal/Book Publications

Tam, V. C., Chu, P., & Tsang, V. (2023). Engaging in self-directed leisure activities during a homework-free holiday: Impacts on primary school children in Hong Kong. Journal of Global Education and Research, 7(1), 64-80.

Cao, G., & Tam, V. C. (2021). Patterns of adolescent-parent conflicts over schoolwork in Chinese families. Journal of Family Studies, 1-27.

Cao, G., & Tam, V. C. (2021). A study on the process of adolescent-parent schoolwork conflicts. Youth Studies, 438, 82-93. (In Chinese)

Cao, G., & Tam, V. C. (2021). Using an interactional perspective to examine patterns of conflict resolution among Chinese adolescents and parents involved in schoolwork conflicts. International Journal of Chinese Education, 10(1), 1-22.

Sivan, A., Tam, V. C., & Siu, G. (2020). Adolescents’ self-exploration in leisure experience. Leisure/Loisir, 44(4), 441-468.

Lui, M., Lau, G. K., Tam, V. C., Chiu, H. M., Li, S. S., & Sin, K. F. (2020). Parents’ impact on children’s school performance: Marital satisfaction, parental involvement, and mental health. Journal of Child & Family Studies, 29, 1548-1560.

Sivan, A., Tam, V. C., Siu, G., & Stebbins, R. (2019). Adolescents’ choice and pursuit of their most important and interesting leisure activities. Leisure Studies, 38(1), 98-113. 

Tam, V. C., Chan, J. W., Li, S. C., & Pow, J. (2018). Developing and managing school human capital for information and communication technology integration: A case study of a school-based e-learning project in Hong Kong. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 21(4), 447-461.

Sivan, A., Tam, V. C., Tam, E., Ho, M., Kwan, Y. W., Louie, L. Ng, J.. Ng. P., Wong, O., & Yeung, S. W. (2016). Building learning community through a transdisciplinary multi-layered approach. Learning Communities Journal8(1), 71-97.

Tam, V. C., & Chan, R. M. (2016). What is homework for? Hong Kong primary school teachers’ homework conceptions. School Community Journal, 26(1), 25-44.

Zhang, L. F., Wan, W. W., Luk, C. L., Tam, V. C., & Wu, P. G. (2016). Adolescents’ intent attributions for parental behaviors: Development of a measurement. Psychological Reports, 118(3), 1011-38.

Chan, J. W., Tam, V. C., Li, S. C., & Pow, J. (July 2016). The development of an assignment coding guide for evaluating ICT-usage in Twenty First century primary school in Hong Kong. Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education20(1), 54-66.

Sivan, A., Tam, V. C., Hu, A., Chan, W. K., Leung, A. Y., Chaudhuri, T., Chow, B. C., Hung, S. S., Kim, L. E., Mah, D. N., Shroff, R., & Wong, O. M. (2016). Designing and implementing a two-level community of practice project to develop a teaching portfolio framework. Learning Communities Journal8(2), 51-96.

Zhang, L. F., Tam, V. C., Wan, W. W., Wu, P. G., & Luk, C. L. (2015). An exploratory study on school children’s intent attributions for parental structuring behaviors. Psychological Reports: Relationships & Communications, 116(1), 249-273.

Seiffge-Krenke, I., Persike, M., Chau, C., Hendry, L. B., Kloepp, M., Terzini-Hollar, M., Tam, V., Naranjo, C. R., Herrera, D., Menna, P., Rohail, I., Veisson, M., Hoareau, E., Luwe, M., Loncaric, D., Han, H., & Regusch, L. (2012). Differences in agency? How adolescents from 18 countries perceive and cope with their future. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 36(4), 258-270.

Tam, V. C., & Chan, R. M. (2011). Homework involvement and functions: Perceptions of Hong Kong Chinese primary school students and parents. Educational Studies, 37(5), 569-580.

Lam, R. S., & Tam, V. C. (2011). Correlates of identity statuses among Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 23(1), 51-8.

Tam, V. C., & Chan, R. M. (2010). Hong Kong parents’ perceptions and experiences of involvement in homework: A family capital and resource management perspective.Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 31, 361-370.

Selected Research Reports/Manuals

Tam, V. C., Chu, P., Lam, T. Y., Chiu, K. W., Wong, K W., & Yim, P. K. (2019). A research report on “No Homework over Easter Holiday: A Self-directed Learning Project 2018. Hong Kong Christian Service & Hong Kong Baptist University. (In Chinese)

譚肖芸、蘇秀冠、葉詠怡、周凌峰、及楊少榮(2019)。「中學 – 大學 – 長者學習社群」計劃教師手冊。香港浸會大學。

Sivan, A., Tam, V. C., Chow, T., Yip, A., & Yeung, S. W. (2018). Promoting positive youth development through school-university-elderly learning community: Teacher’s manual. Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University.

Tam, V. C., Chu, P., Lam, T. Y., & Chiu, K. W. (2017). A research report on “No Homework over Easter Holiday: A Self-directed Learning Project.  Hong Kong Christian Service. (In Chinese)