Research

Key Research Projects

Key Research Projects

1. Assessment Research into Enhancing Learning and Teaching

2. Diversity through Understanding Equity in Teaching

3. Supporting Schools and Universities for 21st Century Learning: Partnerships for the Future

 

 

1. Assessment Research into Enhancing Learning and Teaching

 

Key Research Area (KRA)

“Assessment Research into Enhancing Learning and Teaching”

 

Project Leader
Dr. Yan Zi

SIG Leaders
Psychology and Assessment SIG: Dr. Yang Lan
Technology-enhanced Assessment: Dr. Yang Min
Feedback in Assessment: Dr. Zhan Ying

Strategic partners
Prof. David Boud, Deakin University, Australia
Prof. Chen Chen, Nanjing Normal University, China
Dr. Huang Xiao Ting, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority

Research Support Staff
Dr. Lao Hong Ling
Miss Li Ziqi
Miss Song Baoru

Doctoral Students
Ms. Guo Wu Yuan
Mr. Norman Mendoza
Miss Cherry Frondozo
Mr. Gu Minjie
Miss Zhu Jinyu
Mr. Eric Yang

Mission

The KRA aims to 1) engage in cutting-edge research on a variety of topics related to assessment in diverse educational settings and advance understanding of assessment practices and processes, as well as the connections between assessment, teaching and learning; 2) contribute to knowledge transfer by generating and disseminating research-based knowledge in educational assessment at local, regional, and international levels; and 3) build up research collaboration and partnerships that contribute to the development and improvement of educational assessment.

Ongoing Projects

  • Harnessing the Power of Teacher Feedback to Enhance Learning Outcomes: The Roles of Students’ Feedback Orientations and Learning Engagement (General Research Fund, 2021-2022, PI: Dr. Yang Lan)
  • Unpacking Student Self-assessment Processes: A Longitudinal Naturalistic Experiment (General Research Fund, 2020-2021, PI: Dr. Yan Zi)
  • A Structural Understanding of Formative Assessment: Predictor, Intention, and Practice. (General Research Fund, 2019-2021, PI: Dr. Yan Zi)
  • Harnessing the Power of Assessment to Support Pre-service Teacher's Learning and Professional Development through an Innovative Blended Learning Approach (A+BLe) (University-level TDG Project, 2020-2022, PI: Dr. Yang Lan) https://oraas0.ied.edu.hk/rich/web/project_details.jsp?pid=2540641&r=&k=
  • Supporting education students’ constructive peer feedback seeking and feedback using (FEHD Innovative Teaching Grant, Apr 2020-Jun 2021, PI: Dr. Yang Min)
  • Translating research into actionable approaches for developing student assessment literacy (FEHD Impact Pathway Grant, Jun 2020-Jun 2021, PI: Dr. Yang Min)

 

Enquiries about research collaboration or professional development workshop please send to Dr. Yan Zi (email: zyan@eduhk.hk; Tel: 29486367)

 

 

2. Diversity through Understanding Equity in Teaching

 

Introduction

The varied ethnic concentration of schools has presented new teachers an unprecedented challenge, in which inclusion issues related to cultural diversity are left largely unaddressed. The Hong Kong government has a stated commitment to the talent development of “more capable ethnic minority individuals”. This commitment is most evident in its effort to promote the integration of ethnic minorities by bolstering the resources of schools to provide and develop Chinese as a second language curriculum. Yet, this focus on language alone is insufficient if the government is to “strive to ensure that people from different ethnic groups enjoy equal access to job opportunities as others, both in the public and private sectors”. The purpose of this project, therefore, is to ensure that all teachers recognize the importance of creating inclusive and equitable classrooms, that they have experience of such teaching in their own teacher education and that they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to assist them become active creators of, and carers for, inclusive and equitable classrooms.

 

簡介

少數族裔學生在每間學校中不同的比例為新任教師帶來了前所未有的挑戰,但當中與多元文化和文化包容相關的議題普遍被忽略。香港政府明確承諾栽培少數族裔人才,特別是在為促進少數族裔人士的融合,增加資源讓學校去提供和發展中文作為第二語言課程這方面的努力最爲明顯。倘若政府有意確保來自不同種族的人士在公共或私營部門中,都享有與其他人一樣的平等就業機會,單是專注在語言方面的支援並不足夠。因此,本計劃的目的旨在確保所有教師都認識到創建包容和公平課堂的重要性,確保他們在教師培訓課程中同樣有過這樣的學習經驗,以及具備應有的知識和技能,讓他們成為能積極創造和照顧包容和公平的課堂的一員。

 

For details of the project, please visit the following website:https://sites.google.com/friends.eduhk.hk/duet-eng/home

 

 

3. Supporting Schools and Universities for 21st Century Learning: Partnerships for the Future

 

For details of the project, please visit the following website: http://www.eduhkcop.com