Dr. Yip, Valerie W.Y.
B.Sc., P.G.C.E., M.Ed., P.C.Adv.Ed.Stud., Ph.D.
Science education, Biology education, Liberal Studies education
- Science literacy and use of languages in science
- Teaching and learning of ideas about science including nature of science
- Teacher belief, pedagogical content knowledge and classroom teaching
- Liberal Studies
- Parental involvement
Student perspectives of using English to study science. Faculty Research Fund (The University of Hong Kong) of HK$20,650, from February 2012 for 11 months (Principal Investigator)
Implementation of Group Work and the Learning of Science and Critical Thinking in Hong Kong Primary Schools. Faculty Research Fund (The University of Hong Kong) of HK$29,300, from November 2011 for 12 months (Co-investigator)
Promoting Assessment for Learning in Junior Secondary Science through Secondary Analysis of the Hong Kong Data of the TIMSS 2007 on Science Component. Commissioned by Education and Manpower Bureau, Hong Kong Government SAR of HK$499,000, from December 2010 for 12 months (Co-investigator)
Collaborative development of summer bridging course materials to raise the language awareness of CMI teachers in teaching S1 Science. Faculty Research Fund (The University of Hong Kong) of $28,750, from November 2010 for 10 months (Principal investigator)
The Comparative Analysis of the Teachers’ and Students’ Perceptions towards the Implementation of Liberal Studies (LS) in the New Senior Secondary (NSS) Curriculum in Hong Kong. Faculty Research fund (The University of Hong Kong) of $26,500, from November 2010 for 10 months (Co-investigator)
Preparing teachers for teaching ideas about science in the New Senior Science Curriculum – A dual approach. Quality Education Fund (QEF) funding of HK$1,933,900, from September 2008 for 27 months (Co-investigator)
Wong, S.L., Cheng, M.W.M., & Yip, V.W.Y. (2012) Dilemmas Faced in the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Crisis: Making Decisions Based on Findings from the Moving Frontiers of Scientific Research. In D., Treagust & C.Y., Tsui (eds.) Multiple Representations in Biological Education. Springer. (a peer reviewed book)
Yip, V.W.Y., & Fung, D.C.L. (2012). Parental Involvement in Children’s Reading: A Cultural Perspective. In D.C.L. Fung & V.W.Y. Yip (eds.) Evidence-based Education. Nova Science Publishers. (a peer reviewed book)
Fung, D.C.L., & Yip, V.W.Y. (2010) The Policies of Reintroducing Liberal Studies into Hong Kong Secondary Schools. Educational Research for Policies and Practice. 9:17-40.
Yip, V.W.Y. (2009) Parent Volunteering for Reading in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the conference of Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference 2009, held at the National Institute of Education, Singapore, June 1-3, 2009.
Yip, V.W.Y. (2008) Parent-child Reading – Voyage between Home and School. Paper presented at the conference of British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference 2008, held at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 3-6, 2008.
HKEAA: HKDSE Biology and Combined Science (Biology) Subject Committee Member (09/ 2012 - present)
Rm 314 Runme Shaw Building,
The University of Hong Kong.
Phone: (852) 2241-5461