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Dr PANG, Ming Fai

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Dr PANG, Ming Fai

彭明輝

B.Soc.Sc., M.Soc.Sc., M.Ed., Ph.D., Cert. Ed (H.K.)

Associate Professor

Editor, Educational Research Review (SSCI Journal), by Elsevier
Co-Editor, International Journal of Lesson and Learning Studies, by Emerald
Editorial Board Member, Vocations and Learning (SSCI Journal), by Springer
Editorial Board Member, International Review of Economics Education, by Elsevier
Member, Curriculum Development Committee, Hong Kong Education Bureau

Division of Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education

Tel: (852) 2859 2428

Location: Room 422, Runme Shaw Building

Areas of Expertise:

Curriculum & Pedagogy; Teacher Education; Professional Learning; Economics & Financial Education; Phenomenography, Variation Theory & Learning/Lesson Study

Areas of Expertise
  • Phenomenography, Variation Theory of Learning, Learning Study and Lesson Study
  • Economics Education, Financial Education, Financial Literacy, Sustainability Literacy and Education for Sustainable Development
  • Curriculum Studies, Sciences of Learning and Instructional Science
  • Teacher Education, Vocational and Professional Education
  • Parent Education (Parents as Learners) and Parental Learning
  • Classroom Research and Comparative Education
  • Comprehensive Review of Schools

Awards
  • Gambrinus Fellowship, Dortmund Technical University, Germany, 2016
  • Carl and Thecia Lamberg's Visiting Fellowship, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 2010

 

 

Projects
Externally-funded Research Grants Projects
  1. Co-investigator, Creating a deeper understanding of the semiotic resources used for meaning-making in physics and chemistry education: theoretical implications for the variation theory of learning, Swedish Research Council, 2017-2020 (SEK 5.948 million)
  2. Principal Investigator, No Parents Left Behind! - Parental education through mobile application platform for underprivileged working class parents, Quality Education Fund, 2016-17 (HK$0.52 million) 
  3. Principal Investigator, Enhancing the Financial Literacy of Young People, General Research Fund (GRF) Project, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2015-17 (HK$0.48 million)
  4. Principal Investigator, Development of informal reasoning of junior secondary students through economic issues in the Life and Society curriculum, Contract Research by Education Bureau of Hong Kong SAR, China, 2012-2015 (HK$1.28 million) (completed)
  5. Co-investigator, Provision of Support for Seconded Teachers under School Support Partners Scheme on Small Class Teaching, Hong Kong Education Bureau, 2013-14 ($0.5 million) (completed)
  6. Co-investigator, Provision of Support for Seconded Teachers under School Support Partners Scheme on Small Class Teaching, Hong Kong Education Bureau, 2012-14 ($0.448 million) (completed)
  7. Principal Investigator, Improving learning through systematic use of variation and invariance. Swedish Research Council, 2007-2013, SEK 525,000 (HK$ 0.65 million) (completed)
  8. Co-investigator, Effects of similarities and differences between examples chosen to facilitate learning. Swedish Research Council, 2007-2013, SEK 1.38 million (HK$ 1.63 million) (completed)
  9. Principal Investigator, The use of learning study to enhance domain-specific generic capability, Competitive Earmarked Research Grants (CERG), 2005-07 (HK$ 0.23 million) (completed)
  10. Co-investigator, Quality education with Chinese as the medium of instruction, Quality Education Fund, 2000 (HK$ 21.3 million) (completed)
  11. Co-investigator, Catering for individual differences – Building on variation, Education and Manpower Bureau, 2000 (HK$1.3 million) (completed)
Internally-funded Research Grants and Projects
  1. Co-Principal Investigator, Beyond money: Positive impacts of financial education on student academic performance, Interdisciplinary KE Project Fund, 2016-18
  2. Principal Investigator, Acquisition of tone awareness in Mandarin Chinese tones by foreigners, Small Project Funding, 2015-17
  3. Principal Investigator, A tales of two theories of variation: Chinese mathematics teaching in Hong Kong and Shanghai, Faculty Research Fund, 2015-17
  4. Principal Investigator, Enhancing the culturally-responsive teaching efficacy of student teachers through international lesson studies, Faculty Teaching Development Grants, 2015-17
  5. Co-investigator, Exploring education for sustainable development in Hong Kong: A pilot study examining environmental attitudes of secondary school students, Seed Fund for Basic Research, 2015-16 (completed)
  6. Principal Investigator, New Perspective in Parent Education, KE Impact Project Funding, 2013-14 (completed)
  7. Principal Investigator, Promoting a new approach in parent education to Hong Kong teachers. Professor Shirley Grundy's Memorial Fund Knowledge Exchange Grants, 2013-14 (completed)
  8. Principal Investigator, The role of variation and invariance in the teaching and learning of Mathematics, Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research, 2012 -14 (completed)
  9. Principal Investigator, Conditions of learning - Differences in what students learn as a function of the way in which the learning content is structured, Small Project Funding, 2008-10 (completed)
  10. Principal Investigator, Sustaining student teachers' professional knowledge base through learning study, Teaching Development Grants, 2008-10 (completed).
  11. Principal Investigator, Design as artifact: Enhancing student teachers' professional competence through learning study, Leung Kau Kui Research and Teaching Endowment Fund – Teaching Grants, 2007-09 (completed).
  12. Principal Investigator, Development of lesson studies in Sweden and the U.S.A.: A comparative study, Faculty Research Fund, 2007-09 (completed).
  13. Principal Investigator, Modes of variation in pupils' apprehension of a threshold concept in Economics, Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research, 2007-09 (completed).
  14. Principal Investigator, Improving student teachers' professional learning through the development of learning communities, Teaching Development Grants, 2006-2008 (completed).
  15. Principal Investigator, An international study of academic growth and development of university teachers, Small Project Funding, 2005-07 (completed).
  16. Principal Investigator, A study of university teachers' conceptions of their growth and development, Faculty Research Fund, 2005-07 (completed).
  17. Principal Investigator, A study of the development of students' economic literacy through a learning study, Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research, 2005-07 (completed).
  18. Principal Investigator, Using ‘learning study' as a model of collaborative practice: the Hong Kong case study, Faculty Research Fund, 2004-06 (completed).
  19. Principal Investigator, A study of the development of a professional knowledge base for the teaching profession through a learning study, Seed Funding for New Staff, 2003-05 (completed)
  20. Principal Investigator, The operationalization of information technology in Hong Kong schools: the case of Humanities subjects, Research Initiation Programme, 1998-99 (completed).
  21. Principal Investigator, A study of the educational provision for the gifted students in local mainstream primary schools, Sik Sik Yuen Education Research Fund, 1998-99(completed).
  22. Co-investigator, Evaluation of the learning effectiveness of portfolio building and students' self-directed learning in the new structure of the full time PGDE programme, Teaching Development Grants, 2005-07 (completed).
  23. Co-investigator, Teacher educators' conceptualisations of teaching teachers, Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research, 2005-09 (completed).
  24. Co-investigator, Evaluation of the learning effectiveness of portfolio building in the new structure of the full time PGDE programme, Small Project Funding, 2004-26 (completed).
  25. Co-investigator, Project to cater for individual differences in Hong Kong primary schools, Seed Funding, 1999-2001 (completed).

Publications
Scholarly books and monographs
  1. Lo, M. L., Pong, W. Y., Marton, F., Leung, A., Ko P. Y., Ng, F. P., Pang, M.F., Chik, P. M. P., Chan, S. S., and Tang, N. C. (2002). Catering for individual differences building on variation: the first findings. Hong Kong: In-service Teacher Education Program, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong.
  2. Marton, F. & Tsui, A.B.M. with Chik, P.M., Ko, P.Y., Lo, M.L., Mok I.A.C., Ng, F.P., Pang, M.F., Pong, W.Y., Runesson, U. (2004). Classroom discourse and the space of learning. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Refereed journal articles, book chapters and other published papers
  1. Pang, M.F. (in press). Aptitude-Treatment Interaction, Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications
  2. Pang, M.F., Bao, J., and Ki, W.W. (2017). ‘Bianshi’ and the Variation Theory of Learning: Illustrating Two Frameworks of Variation and Invariance in the Teaching of Mathematics . In: R. Huang & Y. Li (Eds.). Teaching and learning mathematics through variation: Confucian heritage meets Western theories (pp. 43-67). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers
  3. Jackson, L., and Pang, M.F. (2017). Secondary students’ views of climate change in Hong Kong. International Research in Geographic and Environmental Education.
  4. Pang, M.F., and Ki, W.W. (2016). Revisiting the idea of ‘critical aspects’. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 60(3), 323-336.
  5. Pang M.F., Marton F., Bao J. and Ki W.W. (2016). Teaching to add three-digit numbers in Hong Kong and Shanghai: illustration of differences in the systematic use of variation and invariance, ZDM The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 48(4), 455-470.
  6. Jackson, L., Pang, M.F., Brown, B., Cain, S., Dingle, C., and Bonebrake, T. (2016). Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors among Secondary Students in Hong Kong. International Journal of Comparative Education and Development, 18(2), 70-80
  7. Pang, M.F. (2015). Enhancing the financial literacy of young people: A conceptual approach based on the variation theory of learning, In: C. Aprea, K. Breuer, P. Davies, B. Fuhrmann, N.K. Koh, J.S. Lopus and E. Wuttke (Eds.) International handbook on financial literacy (pp. 587-602), Springer: Singapore.
  8. Pang, M.F., Marton, F., Cong, L., and Ki, W.W. (2015). Learning theory as a teaching resource: Enhancing students' understanding. In Burnard, P; Apelgren, BM & Cabaroglu, N (Eds.), Transformative teacher research: Theory and Practice for the C21st (pp. 13-24). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers
  9. Pang, M.F. and Go, L. (2015). In-school parent education: new arguments for an old proposition. Learning: Research and Practce, 1(2), 122-132
  10. Pang, M. F. (2014). A phenomenographic way of seeing and developing professional learning. In: S. Billett, C. Harteis and H. Gruber (Eds.).  International handbook of research in professional and practice-based learning (pp. 591-609), Springer: New York
  11. Pang, M.F., and Marton, F. (2013). Interaction between the learners' initial grasp of the object of learning and the learning resource afforded. Instructional Science, 41 (6), 1065-1082
  12. Marton, F. and Pang, M.F. (2013).Meanings are acquired from experiencing differences against a background of sameness, rather than from experiencing sameness against a background of difference: Putting a conjecture to the test by embedding it in a pedagogical tool. Frontier Learning Research, 1(1), 24-41
  13. Pang, M.F., and Lo, M. L. (2012). Learning study: Helping teachers to use theory, develop professionally, and produce new knowledge to be shared. Instructional Science, 40(3), 589–606
  14. Guo J., Pang M.F., Yang L. and Ding Y. (2012). Learning from comparing multiple examples: on the dilemma of "similar" or "different", Educational Psychology Review, 24 (2), 251-269
  15. Guo, J.P., and Pang, M.F. (2011). Learning a mathematical concept from comparing examples: The importance of variation and prior knowledge. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 26(4), 495-525
  16. Pang, M.F. (2010). Boosting financial literacy: Benefits from learning study. Instructional Science, 38(6), 659-677
  17. Pang M.F. and Meyer J.H.F. (2010) Modes of variation in pupils' apprehension of a threshold concept In Economics. In J. H.F. Meyer, R. Land & C. Baillie (Eds.) (2010) Threshold concepts and transformational learning (pp. 365-282), Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers
  18. Katyal, K. R. and Pang, M.F. (2010) Paradigms, perspectives and dichotomies amongst teacher educators in Hong Kong. Journal of Education for Teaching, 36(3), 319-332
  19. Ki, W., Marton, F., and Pang, M.F. (2010) Learning tones, in F. Marton, S.K. Tse & and W. M. Cheung (Eds.) (2010) On the learning of Chinese (pp. 31-52). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers
  20. Marton, F. and Pang, M.F. (2008). The idea of phenomenography and the pedagogy for conceptual change. In S. Vosniadou (Ed.) (2008) International handbook of research on conceptual change (pp. 533-559). London: Routledge.
  21. Pang, M.F. and Marton F. (2007).The paradox of pedagogy. The relative contribution of teachers and learners to learning. Iskolakultura, 1(1), 1-29.
  22. Marton F. and Pang, M.F. (2006). On some necessary conditions of learning, The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 15(2), 193-220. 
  23. Pang, M.F. (2006). The use of learning Study to enhance teacher professional learning in Hong Kong, Teaching Education, 2006, 17(1), 27-42.
  24. Chan C.K.K. and Pang, M.F. (2006). Editorial: Teacher collaboration in learning communities, Teaching Education, 17(1), 1-5.
  25. Pang. M.F., Linder, C. and Fraser, D. (2006). Beyond lesson studies and design experiments: Using theoretical tools in practice and finding out how they work. International Review of Economic Education, 5(1), 28-45.
  26. Linder, C., Fraser, D. and Pang, M.F. (2006). Using a variation approach to enhance Physics learning in a college classroom. The Physics Teacher, 44(9), 589-592.
  27. Lo M.L., Chik P.M.P. and Pang, M.F. (2006). Patterns of variation in teaching the colour of light to Primary 3 students. Instructional Science, 34 (1), 1-19.
  28. Lo M.L., Lo Fu Y.W., Chik P.P.M. and Pang, M.F. (2006), Two learning studies (in Chinese), In M. L. Lo, W.Y. Pong and P.P.M. Chik (Eds.). Catering for individual difference through learning studies. Beijing, China: Educational Science Publishing House.
  29. Pang, M.F. and Marton, F. (2005). Learning theory as teaching resource: Another example of radical enhancement of students' understanding of Economic aspects of the world around them. Instructional Science, 33(2), 159-191.
  30. Pang, M.F. (2005). Bringing learning about in economics classroom: A learning study (in Chinese). In W.W. Ki, S.K. Tse & S.K. Shum (Eds.). Variation theory and the space of learning. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 51-63.
  31. Lo M.L., Lo Fu Y.W., Chik P.P.M. and Pang, M.F. (2005), Two learning studies, In M. L. Lo, W.Y. Pong and P.P.M. Chik (Eds.). For each and everyone: Catering for individual difference through learning studies. Hong Kong, Hong Kong University Press, 2005, 75-116.
  32. Lo. M.L., Marton, F., Pang, M.F. and Pong, W.Y. (2004) Towards a pedagogy of learning. In F. Marton and A.B.M. Tsui, with P. Chik, P.Y. Ko, M.L. Lo, I. Mok, D. Ng, M.F. Pang, W.Y. Pong and U. Runesson (2004). Classroom discourse and the space of learning, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  33. Pong, W.Y. and Pang, M.F. (2003). Employers' expectations of graduate employees: the Hong Kong scenario. In F. Achtenhagen & G. J. Ernst (eds.). Milestones in vocational and occupational education and training, 2 Vols. Bielefeld: Bertelsmann, pp. 283-295.
  34. Pang, M.F. and Marton, F. (2003). Beyond "lesson study" – Comparing two ways of facilitating the grasp of economic concepts. Instructional Science, 31 (3), 175-194.
  35. Pang, M.F. (2003). Two faces of Variation – On continuity in the phenomenographic movement. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 47 (2), 145-156.
Keynote Speech, Invited Lecture and Featured Presentation
  • Keynote Speech: “What is critical to the development of domain-specific “learning-to- learn” capabilities?”, The Fifth International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, Hong Kong SAR, China, 2017. 
  • Keynote Speech: "Implications of Phenomenography, Variation Theory and Learning Study on Assessment Practices", The 14th Conference on Educational Assessment, Szeged, Hungary, 2016
  • Invited Lecture: "Enhancing the financial literacy of young people: A conceptual approach based on the variation theory of learning", Dortmund Technical University, Germany, 2016
  • Invited Lecture: "Using phenomenography, variation theory and learning study to enhance students' learning in economics", Dortmund Technical University, Germany, 2016
  • Invited Lecture: "Learning theory as a teaching resource – Enhancing student understanding through learning studies", Halmstad University, Sweden, 2015
  • Keynote Lecture: "The use of variation theory of learning to improve students' understanding in economics", The Annual Conference of the German Economics Association, 2015
  • Invited Lecture: "From ‘lesson’ to ‘learning’: Partnering with subject teacher association to enhance the professional learning of student teachers", Second Global Teacher Education Summit, "Quality of Teacher Education and Learning: Practice, Innovation, and Policy, 2014
  • Keynote Speech: "Interaction between the learners’ initial grasp of the object of learning and the learning resource afforded"", Second Conference on Variation Theory and Learning Study in Practice, organized by Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, 2013.
  • Plenary Lecture: "LS in Teacher Education", The World Association for Lesson Studies 2013 International Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2013.
  • Discussant for SIG 9 Phenomenography and Variation Theory Invited Symposium "The Variability of the Object of Learning", The 14th European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Conference, Munich, Germany, 2013.
  • Keynote Speech: "Learning Study: Using Theory, Developing Professionally, and Producing New Knowledge to be Shared", First Conference on Variation Theory and Learning Study in Practice, organized by Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, 2011.
  • Keynote Speech, EARLI SIG 9 Phenomenography and Variation Theory Biennial Workshop "Implications of Phenomenography and Variation Theory", Kristianstad University, Sweden, 2008.
  • Keynote Speech, Phenomenography And Domain-specific Generic Capabilities, First Nordic Workshop of Phenomenography in Computing Education Research, Uppsala University, Sweden, 2007.
  • Featured Presentation: Improving Learning through Systematic Use of Variation and Invariance in Teaching Economics, Symposium ‘New Directions For Conceptual Change’, Staffordshire University, U.K., 10th May, 2007.
  • Keynote Speech, The Interconnectedness between Phenomenography and Variation Theory, EARLI SIG 9 Phenomenography And Variation Theory Biennial Workshop "Phenomenography And Variation Theory: The Ways Forward", Hong Kong SAR, China, 2006.
  • Featured Presentation. Phenomenography, Variation Theory and Learning Study, Phenomenography Symposium, University of Technology of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2005.
  • Featured Presentation, Phenomenography, Variation Theory and Learning Study. EARLI SIG 9 Conference  "Phenomenography and Variation Theory Go to School", organized by University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 2004.
  • Featured Presentation: Beyond "lesson study" – Comparing two ways of facilitating the grasp of economic concepts. International Symposium “Current Issues in Phenomenography”, organized by Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 2002.
Conference and Working Papers
  1. Pang, M.F. and Ki, W.W. (2015). Is there cultural limitation in interpreting the space of learning?, The 16th European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction Conference, Limassol, Cyprus, August 25-29, 2015
  2. Pang, M.F. and Ki, W.W. (2015). Differentiation and integration of phenomenographic research: Dialogue between two faces of variation, The 16th European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction Conference, Limassol, Cyprus, August 25-29, 2015
  3. Go, L. and Pang, M.F. (2015). Reflexive parental learning on a mobile learning platform for the economically disadvantaged, The 16th European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction Conference, Limassol, Cyprus, August 25-29, 2015
  4. Pang, M.F. (2015). Education for sustainable development: the role played by economics and financial education for ethnic minority groups, Research on education for sustainable development, Symposium on research on education for sustainable development, University of Gothenburg, May 2015
  5. Pang, M.F. and Ki, W.W. (2015). What is a “critical aspect” in the variation theory of learning?, EARLI SIG 9 Conference “Disciplinary knowledge and necessary conditions of learning”, Oxford, United Kingdom, September 1-3, 2014
  6. Pang, M.F. and Go, L. (2014). Pedagogical framework for parent education and conceptions of parental learning, The International Conference on Family and Society, Barcelona, Spain, September 24-25, 2014
  7. Birke F., Pang M.F. and Seeber G. (2014). Diagnosing students’ financial understanding, 20th Conference of the Association of European Economics Education, Aix-En-Provence, France, August 27-29, 2014
  8. Pang, M.F. (2014). A comparative study of secondary school economics curriculum and teaching in the UK and Hong Kong, 20th Conference of the Association of European Economics Education, Aix-En-Provence, France, August 27-29, 2014
  9. Ki W.W., Cheung W.M., Ng P.K., Wong, W.Y., Pang M.F., Lam H.C. and Marton F. (2014). Open software to enhance learners' discernment and connection of features of Chinese characters, Special Interest Group on Writing & Reading, International Association for the Improvement of Mother Tongue Education International Conference, Hong Kong SAR, China, June 2014
  10. Go, L., Pang, M.F. and Fung, S.T. (2013). On some necessary conditions of parental learning. Paper presented at The World Association for Lesson Studies International Conference 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden, September 5-8, 2013.
  11. Pang, M.F. and Marton, F. (2013). The accidental resurrection of the idea of ATI (aptitude-treatment interaction). Paper presented at The 14th European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction Conference, Munich, Germany, August 27-31, 2013.
  12. Go, L. and Pang, M.F. (2013). Hong Kong parents' conceptions of learning in a parent education program. Paper presented at The 14th European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction Conference, Munich, German, August 27-31, 2013.
  13. Go, L. and Pang, M.F. (2012). Parents' conceptions of learning in a parent education program: A basis of learning study for parent education. Paper presented at The World Association for Lesson Studies International Conference 2012, Singapore, November 28-30, 2012.
  14. Pang, M.F. and Marton, F. (2009). Learning to handle money better. The 13th European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction Conference, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, August 24 – 29, 2009.
  15. Pang, M.F. and Meyer, J.H.F. (2009). Exploring the modes of variation in pupils' apprehension of the threshold concept of opportunity cost in Economics. The 13th European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction Conference, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, August 24 – 29, 2009.
  16. Pang, M.F. (2009). How can universities work with the secondary sector in an "integrated" system to better prepare students for University education? Invited Presentation for a panel presentation ‘From the Ground Up: General Education Reform in Hong Kong', at Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting 2009, Seattle, Washington, USA, January 21-24, 2009.
  17. Pang, M.F. and Lo, M.L. (2008), The development of learning study in Hong Kong. The European Conference on Educational Research 2008, Gothenburg, Sweden, September 10-12, 2008.
  18. Msonde, C. E. and Pang, M.F. (2008). Re-innovation of learner-centred approaches: Implementing a learning study in Tanzania schools. The European Conference on Educational Research 2008, Gothenburg, Sweden, September 10–12, 2008.
  19. Pang, M.F. (2008). Using learning study grounded on variation theory to improve students' mathematical understanding. International Congress on Mathematics Education 11, Monterrey, Mexico, July 6 – 13, 2008.
  20. Pang, M.F. and Meyer, J.H.F. (2008). Modes of variation in pupils' apprehension of a threshold concept in Economics, Threshold Concept Conference 2008, Kingston, Canada, June 18 - 20, 2008.
  21. Pang, M.F. and Marton, F. (2007). Boosting financial awareness. The World Association of Lesson Studies International Conference 2007, Hong Kong, November 28-30, 2007.
  22. Pang, M.F. and Marton F. (2007). The phenomenographic approach to the study of qualitative differences in learning, The 12th European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction Conference, Budapest, Hungary, August 28 - September 1, 2007.
  23. Marton F. and Pang, M.F. (2007). Connecting Student Learning and Classroom Teaching Through The Variation Framework, The 12th European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction Conference, Budapest, Hungary, August 28 - September 1, 2007.
  24. Marton F. and Pang, M.F. (2007). Two faces of variation revisited, The 12th European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction Conference, Budapest, Hungary, August 28 - September 1, 2007.
  25. Lopez-Real F.J., Kwan T.Y.L. and Pang, M.F. (2007). The challenge of self-directed learning in a teacher education programme, The 12th European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction Conference, Budapest, Hungary, August 28 - September 1, 2007.
  26. Pang, M.F. and Marton F. (2005). The paradox of pedagogy, the 11th European Association on Learning and Instruction Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus, August 23 - 27, 2005.
  27. Pang, M.F. and Marton F. (2005). Learning theory as teaching resource: Another example of the radical enhancement of students' understanding of the economic aspects of the world around them, The 11th European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus, August 23 - 27, 2005.
  28. Marton F. and Pang, M.F. (2005). On some necessary conditions of learning, The 11th European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus, August 23 - 27, 2005.
  29. Pang, M.F. (2005). Curriculum leaders as communities of learners: An Asian perspective, 1st Global Conference - Leadership in Post School Education, Prague, Czech Republic, March 21 - 23, 2005.
  30. Pang, M.F. (2004). Phenomenography, variation theory and learning study. Featured Presentation: Special Interest Group 9 Conference "Phenomenography and Variation Go to School", Gothenburg, Sweden, August 18-21, 2004.
  31. Pang, M.F., Linder, C. and Fraser, D. (2004). Learning through variation Part Two: Exemplars situated in school Economics and university Physics. Proceedings of the 12th SAARMSTE Annual Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, January 13-16, 2004.
  32. Fraser, D., Linder, C. and Pang, M.F. (2004). Learning through variation, Part One: A pedagogical tool. Proceedings of the 12th SAARMSTE Annual Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, January 13-16, 2004.
  33. Pang, M.F. (2003). Beyond lesson studies and design experiments – Using theoretical tools in practice and finding out how they work. Paper Presented at the 10th European Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction, Padova, Italy, August 26- 31, 2003.
  34. Lo, M. L., Chik, P.M. and Pang, M.F. (2003). Patterns of variation in teaching the colour of light to primary 3 students. Paper Presented at The 10th European Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction, Padova, Italy, August 26 - 31, 2003.
  35. Pang, M.F. (2002). "On continuity in the phenomenographic movement". Proceedings of the international symposium "Current Issues in Phenomenography", held in Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. November 27-30, 2002
Works of fiction, consultancy reports, case studies, etc.
  1. Lo, M. L., Pong, W. Y., Chik, P.M.P., Ko, P. Y., Leung, Y.L., Lo, Y.W., Marton, F., Ng, F. P. and Pang, M.F. (2003). Final report: Catering for individual differences--Building on variation, a research project commissioned by the Curriculum Development Institute, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Government.
  2. Lo, M. L., Pong, W. Y., Marton, F., Ko, P. Y., Leung, Y. L. A., Ng, F. P. D., Pang, M.F., Chik, P. M. P., Chan, S. S. F., and Tang, N. C. A. (2002). Catering for individual differences - Building on variation 2nd annual report 2001-2002. Hong Kong: Curriculum Development Institute, Education Department.

Professional Community Services

Editorship or Editorial Membership of Scholarly Journals

  • Editor, Educational Research Review (SSCI journal ranked 3rd out of 230 SSCI journals in the Education and Educational Research category in 2015, with an impact factor of 3.86) by Elsevier, 2010 - Present
  • Co-Editor, International Journal of Lesson and Learning Studies, by Emerald, 2017 - Present
  • Member of Editorial Board, Educational Research Review (SSCI Journal), by Elsevier, 2005 - Present.
  • Founding Regional Editor, Vocations and Learning (SSCI Journal), by Springer, 2007 - 08
  • Member of Editorial Board, Vocations and Learning SSCI Journal), by Springer, 2007 - Present
  • Member of Editorial Board, International Review of Economic Education, by Elsevier, 2012 - Present
  • Member of Editorial  Board, International Journal of Lesson and Learning Studies, by Emerald, 2013 - Present
  • Member of Editorial Board, Higher Education Research and Development (SSCI Journal), by Taylor & Francis, 2004 - 2012.
  • Guest Editor of a Special Issue "Teacher Collaboration in Learning Communities" for Teaching Education, 2006

Professional Services to Academic Communities

  • Founding Council Member, The World Association of Lesson Studies, 2006 - Present
  • Organiser and Chair of the symposium "Learning studies: East and West", The European Conference on Educational Research 2008, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2008.
  • Invited Chairman, Organising Team for Topic Study Group 37 "New Trends in Mathematics Education Research" in 11th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME), 2008.
  • Member, Organising Team for EARLI SIG 9 Phenomenography and Variation Theory Biennial Workshop "Implications of Phenomenography and Variation Theory", Kristianstad University, Sweden, 2007 - 08.
  • Coordinator, Special Interest Group "Phenomenography and Variation Theory" of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), 2003 - 07.
  • Chairman, Organising Committee, Special Interest Group 9 Biennial Workshop "Phenomenography And Variation Theory: The Ways Forward", Hong Kong SAR, China, 2006 - 07.
  • Chairman Organising Committee, Special Interest Group 9 Biennial Conference "Phenomenography and Variation Theory Go to School", Gothenburg, Sweden, 2003 - 04.
  • Chairman, Programme Sub-committee, ICET World Assembly 2004, 2003 - 04.
  • Member, Organising Committee, ICET World Assembly 2004, 2003 - 04.
  • Member, Publications Sub-committee, ICET World Assembly 2004, 2003 - 04

External Examiner of Higher Degree Thesis

  • External Examiner of a PhD thesis for National Institute of Education, Singapore, 2017
  • External Examiner of a PhD Thesis for University of Sydney, Australia, 2014
  • External Examiner of a PhD thesis for University of Saint Jospeh, Macau, 2013, 2015
  • External Examiner of a PhD thesis for University of Queensland of Technology, Australia, 2012.
  • External Examiner of a PhD thesis for University of British Columbia, Canada, 2011.
  • External Examiner of an M. Phil. Thesis for University of Sydney, Australia, 2008
  • External Examiner of a Ph.D. Thesis for Massey University, New Zealand, 2008.
  • External Examiner of a Ph.D. Thesis for University of Cape Town, South Africa, 2007.
  • External Examiner of a Ph.D. Thesis for Queensland University of Technology, Australia, 2002.

Responsibilities and contributions in professional societies, government committees or voluntary organization

  • Member, Curriculum Development Council, Education Bureau, 2013-Present.
  • Member, Personal, Social and Humanities Education Committee, Education Bureau, 2013-Present.
  • Member, Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence Assessment Panel on the Personal, Social and Humanities Key Learning Area, 2013-14.
  • Honorary Advisor, Hong Kong Association for Economics Education, 2006-Present.
  • President, Hong Kong Association for Economics Education, 1998-2006.
  • Member, Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence Assessment Panel on the Personal, Social and Humanities Key Learning Area, 2006-07.
  • External Examiner of M.Ed. Dissertations in the specialization of Teacher Professional Development, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, 2007-09.
  • External Examiner, Master in Education, Hong Kong Institute of Education, 2005-07.
  • External Examiner, Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Primary Education), Hong Kong Institute of Education, 2003-05.
  • Member, Sixth Form Government and Public Affairs Subject Committee, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (2004-13).
  • Member, CE Social Studies Subject Committee, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (2004-11).
  • Member, Sixth Form Economics Subject Committee, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (2003-13).
  • Member, CE Economics Subject Committee, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (2003-11).
  • Member, Selection Board of Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarships/ Fellowships, 2003-04.
     

University level administrative responsibilities

  • Member, Board of Academic Awards, 2003-07.
  • Member, Committee on Discontinuation, 2003-07; 2008-10.
  • Member, Senate, 2002-03.
  • Member, Court, 2002-03.
     

Faculty level administrative responsibilities

Administrative Positions:

  • Coordinator, M.Ed. Specialism in Curriculum Studies (Curriculum and Pedagogy), 2004-Present
  • Coordinator, PGDE Economics Major Methods (Full-time & Part-time), 2002-Present
  • Associate Dean (Cross-Border/International Engagement), 2012-15
  • Programme Director, Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), 2007-2009
  • Programme Director, Doctor of Education (EdD), 2006-07
  • Coordinator, MEd Specialism in Liberal Studies, 2005-2010
  • Coordinator, B.Ed. Educational Studies-Curriculum (Full-time & Part-time), 2002-04
  • Coordinator, P.C.Ed. Educational Studies Core-Analysing the Curriculum (Full-time & Part-time), 2002-04
  • Consulting Editor, Research Studies in Education (Publication for Research Postgraduate Students), 2010-11

Committee Work:

  • Chairman, PGDE Committee, 2007-2009.
  • Chairman, EdD Sub-committee, 2006-07
  • Faculty Safety and Health Officer, 2011- 2015
  • Member of In-service Teacher Education Programme (INSTEP) Advisory Committee, 2011-Present
  • Member, Faculty Higher Degrees Committee, 2006-07
  • Member, Faculty Learning & Teaching Committee, 2005-09
  • Member, Faculty Teaching Quality Committee, 2005-09
  • Member, Faculty Research Committee, 2004-06
  • Member, Faculty Budget and Resources Committee, 2004-06
  • Member, Dean's Advisory Committee, 2004-06
  • Member, Faculty Sabbatical Leave Committee, 2002-05
  • Member, Committee for the Selection and Academic Retitling of Assistant Professor, 2002-04

Others

 

Primary Supervision of Research Postgraduate Students
  • GUO Jian-peng (PhD student; graduated in 2010) - Thesis title: On the Dilemma of "Similar" or "Different": The Use of Variation Theory in Designing Multiple Examples for Mathematics Learning
  • Msonde Charles Enock (PhD student; graduated in 2011) - Thesis title: Enhancing Teachers' Competencies on Learner-centred Approaches through Learning Study in Tanzanian Schools
  • LAM Siu Yan (PhD student; graduated in 2012) - Thesis title: The Use of Variation Theory to Improve Student Understanding of Reaction Rate through Scientific Investigation
  • SYMEONIDES Daphne (EdD student; graduated in 2013) - Thesis title: The Emotions of Educational Change: Teachers' Voices
  • Luis GO (PhD student; graduated in 2013) - Thesis title: Conceptions of Parental Learning
  • LAM Tat Ho (PhD student; graduated in 2014) - Thesis title: The use of variation theory to enhance student understanding of genetic concepts
  • TO Kwok Kuen PhD student; graduated in 2015) - Thesis title: Using variation theory to enhance primary Nepalese students' capability of recognizing main ideas from English expository texts
  • Alice CHEUNG Shuk Yee (EdD student; graduated in 2015) - Thesis title: Using variation theory as a framework to enhance learning of informal reasoning in Liberal Studies

 

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