Research

Research Projects

Research Projects

The Department consists of a team of able scholars with excellent connections in a wide range of educational settings, who strive to secure both internal and external research funding. Our successful applications include:

Early Career Scheme (ECS)

Principal Investigator / Co-Investigator Year Project Title Duration Remarks
Dr YUNG Wai Ho Kevin 2019-2020 Understanding the Complexity of Learner Agency of Senior Secondary Students in English Private Tutoring: A Narrative Inquiry 24 months  
Dr YANG Lan 2018-2019 Investigating SEN Students’ Academic and Career Self-Concepts, School Engagement, and Outcomes in Inclusive Education Integrated with Career Planning 24 months  

General Research Fund (GRF)

Principal Investigator / Co-Investigator Year Project Title Duration Remarks
Dr KING Ronnel Bornasal 2019-2020 The Psychological Well-being of PhD Students in Hong Kong: A Territory-Wide Study and an International Comparison 15 months  
Dr YAN Zi 2018-2019 A Structural Understanding of Formative Assessment: Predictor, Intention, and Practice 30 months  
Dr XU Hui Xuan 2015-2016 Unraveling the Role of Community Service in Adolescent Identity Formation 24 months  
Dr YAN Zi 2015-2016 Student Self-assessment: Calibration, Predictors, and Effects 24 months  
Professor CHENG May Hung May 2015-2016 Developing a model for facilitating sustainable teacher professional development through practitioner research 14 months  
Dr CHENG Chi Keung Eric 2015-2016 Knowledge Management for Enhancing School Strategic Planning Capacity: Examining the SECI Knowledge Creation Model in School Context 24 months  
Professor Kerry KENNEDY 2014-2015 "Neither Immigrants nor Citizens": Constructing Citizenship Values in a Transnational Context for Hong Kong's Ethnic Minority Students? 36 months  
Professor David CONIAM 2014-2015 A decade on from the inception of LPATE in 2001: Can we determine whether teacher English language standards have improved? 24 months  

Public Policy Research (PPR)

Principal Investigator / Co-Investigator Year Project Title Duration Remarks
Dr FOK Ping Kwan 2019-2020 Relationship between the Implementation of Junior Secondary Chinese History Curriculum and the Cultivation of Students' Civic Consciousness: Voices from Teachers and Students 6 months  
Dr XU Hui Xuan 2019-2020 Who am I? Narrative Identity of Chinese Late Adolescents in the Context of Social Movements 6 months  
Dr KING Ronnel Bornasal 2018-2019 Well-being of Filipino Domestic Workers in Hong Kong: A Public Policy Priority for the Future 12 months  
Professor Kerry KENNEDY 2015-2016 Towards a Refugee Policy for an Inclusive Hong Kong: Enhancing the Status of China’s International City 12 months  

Quality Education Fund (QEF)

Principal Investigator / Co-Investigator Year Project Title Duration Remarks
Dr KING Ronnel Bornasal 2019-2021 Kids with Character: A Positive Education Program to Promote Children’s Character Strengths and Well-being 18 months  
Dr CHENG Chi Keung Eric 2019-2022 Enhancing School Curriculum Management Capacity through Institutionalizing the SECI knowledge creation model 18 months  
Dr KING Ronnel Bornasal 2017-2019 Facilitating Transition from Kindergarten to Primary School: Adapting Yale's RULER Approach to Strengthen Children's Social and Emotional Skills for Better Learning and Psychological Well-being 22 months  
Dr ZHANG Yuefung Ellen 2016-2017 Enhancing Teachers' Well-being in Hong Kong through Mindfulness Training 13 months  
Dr CHENG Chi Keung Eric 2012-2014 Applying Knowledge Management Practices in School Education for Sustainable Development 22 months  

Internal Research Grant (IRG)

Principal Investigator / Co-Investigator Year Project Title Duration Remarks
Dr YUNG Wai Ho Kevin 2018-2019 Understanding the Professional Identities of Hong Kong English Language Tutors in Cram Schools 12 months  
Dr YANG Lan 2018-2019 Exploring the Power of Teacher Feedback in Affecting Learning through Testing the Relationships between Students' Feedback Orientations and School Engagement 12 months  
Dr WAN Zhihong 2017-2018 The Effects of STEM Project Based Learning on Primary Students' Epistemological Beliefs and STEM Creativity 12 months  
Dr YANG Min 2015-2016 Technology-enhanced Feedback Strategies for Productive Learning in Higher Education 12 months  
Dr YANG Lan 2015-2016 Testing the Generalizability of the Control-value Theoretical Model of Achievement Emotions in China 12 months  
Dr FONG Wai Tsz Ricci 2015-2016 Personality, Psychological Resilience and Academic Adjustment in Chinese Secondary Students: How much do Psychological Resources and Perfectionist types matter? 12 months  
Dr XU Hui Xuan 2014-2015 Investigating Undergraduate Students' Development of Intercultural Sensitivity in Service-learning - A Pilot Study 12 months  
Dr LEE Wing Sze Wincy 2014-2015 Theory of Intelligence Intervention that fosters Students' Academic Resilience (growth mindset): A pilot Study in Community College 12 months  
Dr WAN Zhihong 2014-2015 Hong Kong High School Students' Views on Nature of Science in relation to Science Learning Motives and Strategies 12 months  
Dr KING Ronnel Bornasal 2014-2015 Positive Emotions Catalyze Motivation and Engagement: A Diary Study 12 months  
Dr YAN Zi 2013-2014 Self-assessment: The Conceptualization, Practice, and Effects on Learning 12 months  
Dr CHENG Chi Keung Eric 2013-2014 Managing School Intellectual Capital with Knowledge Management 12 months