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Dr MOK, Ida A.C.

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Dr MOK, Ida A.C.

莫雅慈

B.Sc. (HKU), Cert. Ed. (HKU), M.Ed. (HKU), Ph.D. (King’s College, London)

Associate Dean (Local Engagement)

Associate Professor

Division of Science, Mathematics and Computing

Tel: (852) 2859 2536

Location: Room 405, Runme Shaw Building

Areas of Expertise:

Mathematics Education; Teacher Education; Teaching and Learning; Comparative Studies in Mathematics Education; Qualitative Research

Areas of Expertise

Teaching areas:
Mathematics Education, Teaching and Learning of Mathematics, Quantitative Literacy, Research Methodology

Research Interest:
Mathematics Education, Technology in Mathematcis Education, Comparative Studies in Mathematics Education, Learner’s Perspective Study, Teaching and Learning, Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Lesson Study, Qualitative Research

Awards
  1. Diamond Jubilee International Visiting Fellowship, 2013-2016, University of Southampton
  2. Overseas Research Student Award, 1993-1996,  King’s College London, The University of London.
Projects
External Funded Projects
  • “Catering for students’ learning diversity through rich tasks and collaborative learning (junior secondary mathematics)”. QEF. 2014-2016.
  • “Mathematical Tasks in Grade-8 classrooms: A Cross-cultural study between Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore”. GRF. 2011-2014.
  • “Bilateral (Hong Kong) The effects of social pedagogic contexts in the teaching of primary mathematics: facilitating learning in two cultures”, PI: Prof. Peter Kutnick, ESRC/RGC Joint Research Scheme. 2012-2013.
  • “Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011: The Hong Kong Component of the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study 2011”, PI: F.K.S. Leung, EDB funded, 2009-2013.
  • “Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2007”, PI: Prof. F.K.S. Leung, EDB funded, 2006-2009.
  • “Quality Classroom Practice in Mathematics: An International Collaborative Study of the Eighth Grade”, (PI: Prof. F.K.S.Leung). RGC 2002-2005.
  • “The Chinese Pedagogy of Mathematics Education: An Inquiry into its Characteristics through International Comparisons”, PI: Prof. F.K.S.Leung, RGC 2000-2002.
  • “To develop training materials to help teachers to cater for diverse learning needs of their pupils” PI: Dr.M.L. Lo.  ED funded, 2000.
  • “Language Teaching in TOC classroom PI: Prof. P. Morris, Dr. I.A.C. Mok was PI since August 2000), SCOLAR funded, 1998-2001
  • “Analysis of the Various Sectors on Their Views on the Mathematics Curriculum”, PI: Dr. N.Y. Wong. E.D. funded, 1998-1999.
  • “Comparative Study on the Mathematics Curricula of Major Asian and Western Countries”, PI: Dr. F.K.S.Leung, E.D. funded, 1998-1999.
  • “Feedback and Assessment in Hong Kong Primary Schools” PI: Prof. P. Morris, E.D. funded, 1997-1998.
  • “Changing Hong Kong’s Primary Schools: An Evaluation of the Target Oriented Curriculum (TOC)”, PI: Prof. P. Morris, R.G.C. & E.D. funded, 1996-1998.

 

HKU funded projects:
  • “Developing Quantitative Literacy in Higher Education”, 2011-2014.
  • Prospective Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) of Algebraic Reasoning. 2010-2012.
  • The development of the Common Core Course “Quantitative Literacyy in Science, Technology and Society”. 2009- 2011.
  • “Researching mathematics learning task events in the school experience of mathematics student teachers”, 2009-2011.
  • “Comparison of the Learners’ Perspectives of Mathematics Lessons between Australia and Hong Kong”, 2008-2010.
  • “A Comparison between the Mathematics Teachers’ Approach between Australia and Shanghai”, 2004-2006.
  • “Learning and Teaching English in Primary Schools - The Pupils' Perspective”, 1999-2000.
  • “Developing Algebraic Thinking in a Technology-based Classroom: Functions and Graphs”, 1997-1999. 
Publications
Books and Monographs
  1. Mok, I.A.C. (2009). Learning of algebra: Inspiration from students’ understanding of the distributive law. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Association for Mathematics Education.
  2. Mok, Ida Ah Chee (Chief), Brousseau, Guy (Advisor), Ma. Guadalupe Cabañas, Ricardo Cantoral-Uriza, Hélia Oliveira, João Pedro da Ponte, Filippo Spagnolo (Eds.) (2009). Selected Papers of The ICME 11 Topic Study Group 24: Research on classroom practice. A monograph for Topic Study Group 24, ICME 11, July 6 – 13, 2008, Monterrey, Mexico. QUADERNI DI RICERCA IN DIDATTICA (Scienze Matematiche) of G.R.I.M. Supplemento n. 4 al N.19- PALERMO 2009. 2009. ISSN 1592-4424. Available at http://math.unipa.it/~grim/quaderno19_suppl_4.htm
  3. Clarke, D., Emanuelsson, J., Jablonka, E., and Mok, I.A.C. (Eds.) (2006). Making Connections: Comparing Mathematics Classrooms Around the World. Sense Publishers B.V.
  4. Mok, I.A.C. and Fung, C.I., 1998. Hong Mathematics Education Conference Collected Papers 95-97. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Association for Mathematics Education.
  5. Leung, K.T., Mok, I.A.C. and Suen, S.N., 1992, Polynomials and Equations, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

 

Journal Papers and Book Chapters:
  1. Mok, I.A.C., Kaur, B., Zhu, Y., & Yau, K.W. (2013). What Really Matters to Students? A Comparison between Hong Kong and Singapore Mathematics Lessons. In B. Kaur, G. Anthony, M. Ohtani, and D. Clarke (Eds.). Student Voice in mathematics classrooms around the world. 189-208. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers B.V.
  2. Cao, Y., Guo, K., Ding, L., Mok, I.A.C. (2013). Students at the Front: Examples from a Beijing Classroom. . In B. Kaur, G. Anthony, M. Ohtani, and D. Clarke (Eds.). Student Voice in mathematics classrooms around the world. 53-64. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers B.V.
  3. Mok, I.A.C. (2012). Five Strategies for Coherence: Lessons from a Shanghai Teacher. In Y. Li and R. Huang (Eds.). How Chinese teach mathematics. 120-133. New York and London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.
  4. Mok, I.A.C., Yang, X. & Zhu, Y. (2012). Mathematical Discourse in Chinese Classrooms: An Insider’s Perspective. In B. Sriraman,  J. Cai, K-H. Lee, L. Fan, Y. Shimuzu, L.C. Sam, & K. Subramanium (Eds.) The First Sourcebook on Asian Research in Mathematics Education: China, Korea, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia and India. Information Age Publishing.
  5. Mok, I.A.C. (2010). Comparison of learning task lesson events between Australian and Shanghai lessons. In Y. Shimizu, B. Kaur, R. Huang & D. J. Clarke (Eds.), Mathematical tasks in classrooms around the world. 119–145. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers B.V.
  6. Leung, F.K.S., Lee, A.M.S., Leung, A.Y.L., Lopez-Real, F., Mok, I.A.C., & Wong, K.L. (2010). What can we teach mathematics teachers? Lessons from Hong Kong. In F.K.S. Leung & Y. Li (Eds.), Reforms and issues in school mathematics in East Asia: Sharing and understanding mathematics education policies and practices, pp. 153-168. Rotterdam/Boston/Taipei: Sense Publishers
  7. Mok, I.A.C. (2010). Towards a Reflective Practice: The case of a prospective teacher in Hong Kong. Journal of Mathematics Education.  December, 2010 issue
  8. Mok, I.A.C. (2010). Students’ algebra sense via their understanding of the distributive law. Pedagogies: An International Journal, Vol. 5, No. 3, July–September, 251–263
  9. Mok, I.A.C. (2010). Memoirs of a Mathemtics Educator. Edumath,  August issue, 33-43.
  10. Mok, I.A.C. (2009). In search of an exemplary mathematics lesson in Hong Kong: An algebra lesson on factorization of polynomials. Zentralblatt fuer Didaktik der Mathematik (ZDM Mathematics Education). 41, 319-332.  DOI 10.1007/s11858-009-0166-8.
  11. Mok, I.A.C. (2009). A Glimpse of A Mathematical Enculturator in Chinese Mathematics Classrooms: An Example from A Shanghai Lesson. Selected Papers of The ICME 11 Topic Study Group 24: Research on classroom practice. A monograph for Topic Study Group 24, ICME 11, July 6 – 13, 2008, Monterrey, Mexico. QUADERNI DI RICERCA IN DIDATTICA (Scienze Matematiche) of G.R.I.M. Supplemento n. 4 al N.19- PALERMO 2009. pp. 1-7. ISSN 1592-4424. Available at http://math.unipa.it/~grim/quaderno19_suppl_4.htm 
  12. Brousseau, G., & Mok, I.A.C. (2009).  Preparation of Selected Papers of The ICME 11.  Selected Papers of The ICME 11 Topic Study Group 24: Research on classroom practice. A monograph for Topic Study Group 24, ICME 11, July 6 – 13, 2008, Monterrey, Mexico. QUADERNI DI RICERCA IN DIDATTICA (Scienze Matematiche) of G.R.I.M. Supplemento n. 4 al N.19- PALERMO 2009. 2009. pp. 1-7. ISSN 1592-4424. Available at http://math.unipa.it/~grim/quaderno19_suppl_4.htm 
  13. Mok, I.A.C., Cai, J., & Fung, A.T.F. (2008). Missing learning opportunities in classroom instruction: Evidence from an analysis of a well-structured lesson on comparing fractions. The Mathematics Educator. Vol. 11, No.1/2, 111-126.
  14. Clarke, D., Mesiti, C., O’Keefe, C., Xu, L. H., Jablonka, E., Mok, I.A.C., & Shimizu, Y. (2007). Addressing the challenge of legitimate international comparisons of classroom practice. International Journal of Educational Research 46, 280–293.
  15. Mok, I.A.C. (2006). Teacher-dominating lessons in Shanghai – An insiders’ story. In Clarke, D., Keitel, C. and Shimizu, Y. (eds.) Mathematics Classrooms in 12 Countries: The Insiders’ Perspective. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers B.V.
  16. Clarke, D., Emanuelsson, J., Jablonka, E.  and Mok,  I.A.C. (2006).  Chapter 1: The Learner’s Perspective Study and International Comparisons of  Classroom Practice. In Clarke, D., Emanuelsson, J., Jablonka, E., and  Mok, I.A.C. (eds.) Making Connections: Comparing Mathematics Classrooms Around the World.. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers B.V.
  17. Mok, I.A.C. & Kaur, B. (2006). Learning Tasks. In Clarke, D., Emanuelsson, J., Jablonka, E., and  Mok, I.A.C. (eds.) Making Connections: Comparing Mathematics Classrooms Around the World. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers B.V.
  18. Mok, I.A.C. & Lopez-Real, F. (2006). A tale of two cities: A comparison of six teachers in Hong Kong and Shanghai. In Clarke, D., Keitel, C. and Shimizu, Y. (eds.) Mathematics Classrooms in 12 Countries: The Insiders’ Perspective. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers B.V.
  19. Huang, R., Mok, I.A.C. & Leung, F.K.S. (2006) Repetition or Variation - “Practice” in the mathematics classrooms in China. In Clarke, D., Keitel, C. and Shimizu, Y. (eds.) Mathematics Classrooms in 12 Countries: The Insiders’ Perspective. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers B.V.
  20. Mok, I.A.C. (2006). Shedding Light on the East Asian Learner Paradox: Reconstructing Student-centredness in a Shanghai Classroom. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 26(2), 131-142.
  21. Runesson, U. & Mok, I. A.C. (2005). The teaching of fractions: A comparative study of a Swedish and a Hong Kong classroom. Nordic Studies in Mathematics Education, 10(2), October 2005. pp.1-15.
  22. Chiu, M.M., Wong, N.Y., Lam, C.C., Wong K.M., Leung, F.K.S. & Mok, I.A.C. (2005). Architectures of Mathematics Beliefs: Individual and school-level differences among Hong Kong primary 6 students. Educational Research Journal, 20(1), pp. 27-55.
  23. Lopez-Real, F.J., Mok, I.A.C., Leung, F.K.S. & Marton, F. (2004). Identifying a Pattern of Teaching: An analysis of a Shanghai teacher’s lessons. In Lianghuo Fan, Ngai-Ying Wong, Jinfa Cai & Shiqi Li (Eds.) How Chinese Learn Mathematics: Perspectives from Insiders. NJ: World Scientific publishing Co.
  24. Marton, F. and Tsui, A.B.M. with P. Chik, P.Y. Ko, M.L. Lo, I.A.C. Mok, D. Ng, M.F. Pang, W.Y. Pong and U. Runesson. (2004). Classroom Discourse and the Space of Learning..  N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  25. Runesson, U. and Mok, I.A.C. (2004).  Discernment and the Question "What can be Learned"? In Marton, F. and Tsui, A.B.M. with P. Chik, P.Y. Ko, M.L. Lo, I.A.C. Mok, D. Ng, M.F. Pang, W.Y. Pong and U. Runesson,  Classroom Discourse and the Space of Learning. Chapter 3. pp. 63-88.  N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  26. Tsui, A. B.M., Marton, F., Mok, I.A.C. and Ng. F. P. (2004). Questions and the space of learning. In Marton, F. and Tsui, A.B.M. with P. Chik, P.Y. Ko, M.L. Lo, I.A.C. Mok, D. Ng, M.F. Pang, W.Y. Pong and U. Runesson, Classroom Discourse and the Space of Learning. Chapter 5. pp.113-138.  N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  27. Wong, N.Y., Lam, C.C., Wong, K.M., Leung, F.K.S., Mok, I.A.C. (2003). How do Hong Kong students think about mathematics. Edumath, 16, 7-21.
  28. Wong, N.Y., Lam, C.C., Wong, K.M., Leung, F.K.S., Mok, I.A.C. (2002). How do Hong Kong students think about the mathematics curriculum and teaching. Edumath, 15, 2-16.
  29. Lee, A.M.S., Wong, K.L. and Mok I.A.C. (2003). Implementation of ICT in the Mathematics Teaching in Hong Kong: Teacher Conceptions and Evolving Classroom Practices. Information Technology, Education and Society, 4(1), pp. 117-133.
  30. Mok, I.A.C. (2002). The analysis of an "Open" mathematics lesson. In Dai Z. (Ed.) Open-ended Problems: New Models in Mathematics Pedagogy. Chapter 6, pp. 90-105. Shanghai: Shanghai Education Publishers. (In Chinese)
  31. Mok, I.A.C., Runesson, U., Tsui, A., B.M., Wong, S.Y., Chik, P., and Pow, S. (2002) Questions and Variation. In F. Marton & P. Morris (Eds.) What matters? Discovering critical conditions of classroom learning, pp.75-92. Göteborg: Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis.
  32. Mok, I.A.C. (2002).  Reflections on the aims and objectives of teaching mathematics: A word to mathematics teachers  at the beginning of the semester. Edumath 15, 45-47.
  33. Lopez-Real, F.J. & Mok, I.A.C. (2002). Is there a Chinese Pedagogy of Mathematics Teaching. Perspectives in Education, 18(2), pp. 125-128.
  34. Wong, N.Y., Lam, C.C., Wong, K.M., Leung, F.K.S., Mok, I.A.C., (2001) Students’ View of Mathematics Learning: A Cross-sectional Survey in Hong Kong. Education Journal, 29(2), pp. 37-59.
  35. Lopez-Real, F.J. & Mok, I.A.C. (2001). Is there a Chinese Pedagogy of Mathematics Teaching. CERCular, the Newsletter of the Comparative Education Research Centre, HKU. March issue.
  36. Mok, I.A.C., Chik, P.M.; Ko, P.Y.; Kwan, T.; Lo, M.L.; Marton, F.; Ng, F.P.; Pang, M.F.; Runesson, U.; Sze-To, L.H. (2001). Solving the Paradox of the Chinese Teacher. In Watkins and Biggs (Eds.) Teaching the Chinese Learner. Hong Kong: Comparative Education Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong. pp. 161-180.
  37. Mok, I.A.C. & Morris, P., (2001). The Metamorphosis of the 'Virtuoso': Pedagogic patterns in Hong Kong primary mathematics classrooms. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 17(4), 455-468.
  38. Mok, I.A.C. & Ko, P.Y. (2000). Beyond Labels - Teacher-centred and Student Activities. In Adamson, B., Kwan, T., & Chan, K.K (Eds.) Changing the Curriculum: The Impact of Reform on Primary Schooling in Hong Kong, pp175-194. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  39. Lo, M. L., Marton, F., Ng, F. P., Ko, P. K., Mok, A. C., Wong, K. M., Pang, M. F., Pong, W. Y., Morris, P., Runesson, U., Chik, P. M. P. & Luk, S. L. A. (2000) Catering for Individual Differences--Building on Variation: Teachers' Self-learning CD Package (Chinese version) Hong Kong , Hong Kong Government Printer.
  40. Lo, M. L., Marton, F., Ng, F. P., Ko, P. K., Mok, A. C., Wong, K. M., Pang, M. F., Pong, W. Y., Morris, P., Runesson, U., Chik, P. M. P. & Luk, S. L. A. (2000) Catering for Individual Differences--Building on Variation: Teacher Training Package (Chinese version) Hong Kong , Hong Kong Government Printer.
  41. Mok, I.A.C., & Johnson, D.C. (2000). Reasoning algebraically with IT: A cognitve perspective”. Mathematics Education Research Journal, 12(3), 286-302.
  42. Mok. I.A.C., Johnson, D.C., Cheung, J.Y.H., and Lee, A.M.S. (2000). Introducing Technology in algebra in Hong Kong: Addressing Issues in Learning, International Journal of Mathematics Education in Science and Technology, 31(4), 553-567.
  43. Wong, N.Y. Lam, C.C., Leung, F.K.S., Mok, I.A.C., Wong, K.M.,  (1999). Holistic Reform of the Mathematics Curriculum – The Hong Kong Experience. Journal of the Korean Society of Mathematical Education. 3(2), 69-88.
  44. Wong, N.Y., Lam, C.C., Wong, K.M., Leung, F.K.S., Mok, I.A.C. (1999). A holistic review of the Hong Kong mathematics curriculum,. Edumath, June issue, 2-9.
  45. Mok, I.A.C. (1997). Algebraic thinking of secondary-one students in Hong Kong: A case study. Curriculum Forum, 7(1), 32-48.
  46. Mok, I.A.C. (1997). Proof: Why bother? Edumath, 5, December, pp.67-69.
  47. Fung, C.I. & Mok, I.A.C. (1997). Primary school arithmetic in Hong Kong: Shall we discard the procedural paradigm? Education Journal. 25(2): 63-80.
  48. Mok, I.A.C. (1996). “Some Questions Relating to Basic Arithmetic Operations in Primary Mathematics in Hong Kong”, in Edumath, June, 1996, 35-36.
  49. Mok, I.A.C. (1995). “Some potential problems in school algebra: the case of Hong Kong”, Curriculum Forum, 4(2): 23-38.
  50. Mok, I.A.C. (1995). “A Mathematics Project Experience”, in Edumath, Dec, 1995, 30-33.
  51. Mok, I.A.C. (1994). “A means to an end: Let students solve ‘problems’, in Hong Kong Science Teachers Journal, 19(1): 25-28.
  52. Mok, I.A.C. (1993). "On the shoulder of giant: the volume of solids", Curriculum Forum, 3(3): 43-49 (in Chinese).
  53. Mok, I.A.C. (1992). "Sharing of teaching ideas: An extension of the use of geoboard in Form one", in School Mathematics Newsletter, Mathematics Section, Advisory Inspectorate Education Department, Hong Kong, 11:3-10.
  54. Mok, I.A.C. (1992).. "More interaction is needed: An example from continuous function", in Curriculum Forum, 2(3): 36-45.
  55. Mok, I.A.C. (1993). "Mathematical induction and the Fibonacci sequence", in THETA, Autumn 93, 7(2): 16-18.
  56. Mok, I.A.C. & Fung, C.I. (1992) Mathematics: Advanced meets elementary - An example. Curriculum Forum, 2(2): 41-46.
Professional Community Services

Independent Manager

School Incorporated Management Committee

HKUGA Primary School

2011-2012,

2012-2013,

2012-2014

Member

HKDSE Mathematics Subject Committee, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority

2012 to 2015

Member

The Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence Steering Committee

2005-2006

2013-2014

Chairman

Assessment Panel on the Mathematics Education Key Learning Area, Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence

2005-2006

2010-2011

Member

Assessment Working Group of the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence

2005-2006

2010-2011

Member

CE Mathematics Subject Committee, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority

1994 to 2011

Member

HKAL Applied/ Pure Mathematics subject committee, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority

1990/91, 1991/92,

2009 to 2011

Member

CDC-HKEAA Working Group on New Senior Secondary Mathematics Curriculum (School Based Assessment)

2005

Education Advisor

Kei Lok Church, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui East Kowloon Diocese

2003-2006

Chairman

The Executive Committee for Anglican Little Singers, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui East Kowloon Diocese

2004-2006

Advisor

Validation of the Descriptors of Basic Competency (BC) for Primary Mathematics. Curriculum Development Institute (Mathematics Section), Education and Manpower Bureau.

2002-2005

Member

Curriculum Development Council Committee on Mathematics Education

1999-2003

Chairperson

Test Development Committee (Primary mathematics), the Hong Kong Examination Authority

2001-2003

Member

Ad Hoc Committee on Assessment for Learning (primary mathematics)

2001

Member

CDC/EA Joint Working Party on 2006 CE Mathematics Syllabus

2001

Member

Ad Hoc Committee on the Restructuring of the Sixth Form Mathematics Curriculum, CDC Committee on Mathematics Education

2000

Consultant

UPDP mathematics project, Po Leung Kuk 1983 Board of Directors' College, “Using mathematics in daily life”

2000

Consultant

UPDP professional development of mathematics teachers, Homantin Government Secondary School, “Generation of school improvement through staff development”

2000

Advisor

Target Oriented Curriculum Development Projects (mathematics), Curriculum Development Institute, Education Department

1997-1999

Vice-president

Hong Kong Association for Mathematics Education

1997-1998

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