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Dr KWAN, Tammy Y.L.

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Dr KWAN, Tammy Y.L.

關艷蓮

B.A., M.Ed.(HKU), M.Sc.(Oxon), Ph.D. (QUT)

Assistant Dean (School-University Partnerships)

Associate Professor

Division of Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education

Tel: (852) 2859 2792

Location: Room 213, Runme Shaw Building

Areas of Expertise:

Teacher Education, Mentoring, Teacher Professional Development , School-University Partnership, Geographical Education

Areas of Expertise

Research Interests:
Mapping and Children (primary level); Wayfinding (primary and secondary levels); Good Practice in Teaching and Learning (includes learning study, problem-based, self-directed, portfolio development, issue-based, inquiry-based, action research, and related resources production); Teacher Education (includes School-University Partnership, Mentoring, Staff and Professional Development); Curriculum Development (includes Geographical, Social, Humanities and Environmental Education)

Awards
  1. 2013-12-01: 2013 University Outstanding Teaching Award, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  2. 2013-12-01: Good Teaching Practice' by Student-Teachers, with Collaborative Support from Mentor-Teachers and University-Tutors: An Exemplary Demonstration of School-University Partnerships: 2013 Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  3. 2010-06-01: The 2010 Faculty of Education Academic Staff Knowledge Exchange Award: Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
  4. 2010-02-09: Faculty Distinguished Teacher Awards (2008-09): Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
Projects
Co-Investigator
  1. 2015/2016: Integrated Content and Language Learning in EMI Education - Exploring "Thematic Patterns" as Pedagogical Strategies EDB(LE)/P&R/EL/164/22, Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) ($1,184,820)
  2. 2000/2001: An investigation into the impact of school-university partnerships in teacher education in Hong Kong, General Research Fund (GRF) ($807,817)
  3. 1998/1999: A unified professional development project for teachers and student-teacher, Quality Education Fund ($12,156,400)
  4. 1997/1998: Support centre for teachers using Chinese as a medium of instruction, Language Fund ($11,500,000)
Publications
Articles
  1. Yuen, MT., Chan, S., Chan, C., Fung, DCL., Cheung, WM., Kwan, TYL., Leung, FKS. (2016). Differentiation in key learning areas for gifted students in regular classes: A project for primary school teachers in Hong Kong. Gifted Education International.
  2. Kwan, T., LopezReal, F. (2010). Identity formation of teacher-mentors: An analysis of contrasting experiences using a Wengerian matrix framework. Teaching and Teacher Education.
  3. Chan, ESY., Kwan, TYL. (2008). Conceptions of Geography Teaching and Learning: A Qualitative Study with Nine Hong Kong geography Teachers. Research in Geographic Education.
  4. Kwan, T., So, M. (2008). Environmental learning using a problem-based approach in the field: A case study of a Hong Kong school. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education.
  5. Kwan, TYL. (2008). Student-teachers' evaluation on the use of different modes of problem-based learning in teacher education. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education.
  6. Kwan, TM. (2005). Design and analysis of Bluetooth scatternet for mobile multimedia applications. Electronic Library.
  7. Kwan, TYL., Lopez-Real, FJ. (2005). Mentors' Perceptions of their Roles in Mentoring Student Teachers. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education.
  8. Lopez-Real, F., Kwan, T. (2005). Mentors' perceptions of their own professional development during mentoring. Journal of Education for Teaching.
  9. Pearson, HJ., Kwan, TYL., Wong, CK. (2004). Investigating Problem-Based Learning in an Initial Teacher Education Programme. International Journal of Learning.
  10. Kwan, T., Chan, E. (2004). Using theory of learning and awareness to bring about learning through a school-based environmental field project. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education.
  11. Kwan, T. (2003). Forum geographical education research in teacher education: Sharing of four cases in the Asia pacific region. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education.
  12. Kwan, T. (2003). Geography and citizenship education in Hong Kong. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education.
  13. Kwan, TYL., Chan, E. (2003). Preparing Self-Directed Geography Students through and Issue-Based Fieldwork Project. International Referred CD-ROM, GEC of IGU.
  14. Gerber, R., Kwan, T. (2001). Adolescent Students Conceptions of Different Environments Through Photographs. Australian Journal of Environmental Education.
  15. Pun-Cheng, LSC., Kwan, TYL. (2001). The Development of Geomatics Education in Hong Kong.
  16. Ng, FP., Kwan, TYL., Chik, PPM. (2000). Lesson analysis of a primary Chinese language lesson - phenonmenography approach. Curriculum Forum.
  17. Kwan, TYL., Lopez-Real, FJ. (2000). Partnership and professional development: a unified approach in an Asian context. Journal of Applied Research in Education.
  18. Lee, JCK., An, B., Chan, KK., Kwan, T. (2000). Students' environmental concerns and opinions: A Chinese perspective. Environmentalist.
  19. Kwan, TYL., Miles, J. (1999). In the words of children and young people: The opinions and concerns about their environments of some Brisbane school students. Australian Journal of Environmental Education.
  20. Kwan, T., Tang, T. (1999). Learning experiences of overseas non-English speaking background students: a case study of an Australian University. New Horizons In Education, 教育曙光.
  21. Kwan, T. (1999). Pre-teenage children's vernacular perception and experience of maps in Hong Kong. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education.
  22. Kwan, TYL. (1998). Oh! I can use a map to find my way!. Geographical Education.
  23. Kwan, TYL., Lidstone, J. (1998). Understanding environmental education in the People's Republic of China: a national policy, locally interpreted. Environmental Education Research.
  24. Kwan, TYL., Lidstone, J. (1997). Environmental education in China. Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy.
  25. Gerber, R., Kwan, T. (1994). A phenomenographical approach to the study of pre-adolescents' use of maps in a wayfinding exercise in a suburban environment. Journal of Environmental Psychology.

 

Conference Papers
  1. Bridges, SM., Chan, C., Gao, AX., Kwan, TYL., Pang, MF. (2014). Partnering for 21st Century Learning. Global Teacher Education Summit.
  2. Pow, J., Kwan, T. (2009). Nurturing Reflective Practice in Initial Teacher Education: Dissection of a Self-Directed Learning Session. Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education: JISTE.
  3. Kwan, TYL. (2009). Supporting the Development of Student-teachers’ Professional Competence through the ‘Whole School Mentoring Support Approach’: A Demonstration of University-Industry Partnership. ASAIHL Conference on Enhancing Graduate Employment.
  4. Kwan, TYL., Lopez-Real, FJ. (2007). Identity Construction of Teacher-Mentors. European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Biennial Conference.
  5. Lopez-Real, FJ., Kwan, TYL., Pang, MF. (2007). The challenge of self-directed learning in a teacher education programme. Biennial Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction.
  6. So, M., Kwan, TYL. (2006). Environmental Learning Through the Use of Problem-Based Learning in the Field: a case study of a Hong Kong School. PBL 2006 International Conference.
  7. Kwan, TYL., Chan, SY. (2005). Children's Preferential Modes of Spatial Communication. Joint ICA Commissions Seminar "Internet-Based Cartographic Teaching and Learning: Atlases, Map Use, and Visual Analytics".
  8. Kwan, TMT., Yeung, KL. (2005). On overlay multicast tree construction and maintenance. 2005 International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing.
  9. Kwan, TMT., Yeung, KL. (2005). ServerCast: Efficient cooperative bulk data distribution scheme for content distribution networks. GLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, IEEE Conference and Exhibition on Global Telecommunications (GLOBECOM).
  10. Kwan, TYL. (2004). Approaches of Teaching Mapwork as Explained by the Learning Theories. International Geographical Union (IGU) Geographical Education Commission (GEC) Symposium: Expanding Horizons in a Shrinking World, (hosted by Faculty of Education, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.), August 13 - 15, 2004.
  11. Kwan, TYL., Chan, E. (2004). Conceptions of Geography Teaching and Learning. International Geographical Union (IGU) Geographical Education Commission (GEC) Symposium: Expanding Horizons in a Shrinking World, (hosted by Faculty of Education, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.), August 13 - 15, 2004.
  12. Edwards, TG., Kwan, TYL., Lopez-Real, FJ. (2003). How Appropriate is a Problem-Based Learning Approach in Teacher Education?. Igniting the Passion for Learning: ASCD 58th Annual Conference.
  13. Kwan, TYL., Chan, E. (2003). Preparing Self-Directed Geography Students through an Issue-Based Fieldwork Project. Proceedings of the Commission on Geographical Education Richards Bay South Africa.
  14. Chik, PPM., Ko, PY., Kwan, TYL., Lo, ML., Marton, FI., Mok, IAC., Ng, FP., Pang, MF., Runesson, U., Szeto, SLH. (1999). Being good at teaching language. Departmental Conference, Department of Curriculum Studies, The University of Hong Kong, 3-4 December 1999.
  15. Mok, IAC., Chik, PPM., Ko, PY., Kwan, TYL., Lo, ML., Marton, FI., Ng, FP., Pang, MF., Runesson, U., Szeto, SLH. (1999). The anatomy of a Chinese lesson. 8th European Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction (Earli 99), in Goteborg, Sweden, 24-28 August 1999.
  16. Kwan, TYL., Lopez-Real, FJ. (1998). School-University Partnership for Teacher Education: A Unified Professional Development Project. Proceedings of ASAIHL Seminar on 'Role of Universities in School and Community Development'.

 

Books
  1. Chan, ESY., Kwan, TYL., Lidstone, J. (2012). Changing conceptions of teaching and learning in Hong Kong: from geography to liberal studies. In-service Teaching Education Programme (INSTEP), Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong.
  2. Tsui, ABM., Edwards, TG., Lopez-Real, FJ., Kwan, TYL., Law, YK., Stimpson, PG., Tang, RWY., Wong, ATY. (2009). Learning in school-university partnership: sociocultural perspectives. Routledge.
  3. Adamson, B., Kwan, TYL., Chan, KK. (2000). (eds.). Hong Kong University Press.
  4. Morris, PJTF., Adamson, B., Wan Chan, CKK., Che, MW., Chik, PPM., Fung Lo, ML., Ko, PY., Kwan, TYL., Mok, IAC., Ng, FP., Tong, ASY. (1999). Target Oriented Curriculum Feedback and Assessment in Hong Kong Primary Schools: Final Report. Education Department.
  5. Kwan, TYL. (1998). Editor, Geographical Education: Important Skills in Geography. Australian Geography Teachers' Association.

 

Book Chapters
  1. Kwan, TYL., Lopez-Real, FJ., Tsui, ABM. (2009). Mentoring, learning and identity formation. Mentoring, learning and identity formation. In Tsui, ABM .. (Eds.)(et al), Learning in school-university partnership: sociocultural perspectives, p. 69-89. New York, NY: Routledge, 2009
  2. Lee, J., Lin, P.Y., Kwan, TYL. (2007). Environmental and Geographical Education for Sustainability in Hong Kong and China: Trends and Issues. Environmental and Geographical Education for Sustainability in Hong Kong and China: Trends and Issues. In Environmental and Geographical Education for Sustainability: Cultural Contexts, p. pp229-245. New York: Nova Publisher, 2006
  3. Kwan, TYL., Chan, E. (2006). Young People and Cultural Change: The Stories of Three Young Chinese in Hong Kong. Young People and Cultural Change: The Stories of Three Young Chinese in Hong Kong. In Cultural Issues of Our Time, p. 47-58. Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press, 2006
  4. Kwan, TYL., Stimpson, PG. (2004). Initial Training of Geography Teachers: Knowledge and Approaches. Initial Training of Geography Teachers: Knowledge and Approaches. In Geographical Education: Making Sense of a Shrinking World. A special edition of the Journal of Scottish Association of Geography Teachers, v. 33, p. 120-124. Glasgow, Scotland: Commission on Geographical Education, 2004
  5. Kwan, TYL., Anderson, J. (2002). Children's Knowing Through Map Constructs of 'Their' World. Children's Knowing Through Map Constructs of 'Their' World. In Children's Ways of Knowing: learning through experience, p. 194-212. Melbourne, Australia: ACER Press, 2001
  6. Kwan, TYL. (2002). Geography Beyond the Classroom: Achieving Cultural Understanding through Issue-Based Inquiry Learning. Geography Beyond the Classroom: Achieving Cultural Understanding through Issue-Based Inquiry Learning. In Geography, Culture and Education, v. 71, p. 207-220. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer, 2002
  7. Kwan, TYL. (2002). Self-Directed Learning and Self-Directed Learners in Geographical Education. Self-Directed Learning and Self-Directed Learners in Geographical Education. In International Handbook on Geographical Education, v. 73, p. 315-324. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer, 2002
  8. Mok, IAC., Chik, PPM., Ko, PY., Kwan, TYL., Lo, ML., Marton, F., Ng, FP., Pang, MF., Runesson, U., Sze-To, LH. (2001). Solving the Paradox of the Chinese Teacher. Solving the Paradox of the Chinese Teacher. In Teaching the Chinese Learner: Psychological and Pedagogical Perspectives, p. 161-179. Hong Kong: Comparative Education Research Centre, HKU, 2001
  9. Kwan, TYL., Ng, FP. (2000). Emerging through active participation: the professional journey of a primary Chinese teacher. Emerging through active participation: the professional journey of a primary Chinese teacher. In Changing the Curriculum: the impact of reforms of Hong Kong's primary schools, p. 120-139. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2000
  10. Kwan, TYL. (2000). Fieldwork in geography teaching: the case in Hong Kong. Fieldwork in geography teaching: the case in Hong Kong. In Fieldwork in Geography : Reflections, Perspectives and Actions, p. 119-130. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publisher, 2000

 

Professional Community Services
Professional Societies
  1. since May 2014: Working group member on T-standards of CPD, COTAP
  2. Sept 2011 - Aug 2012: Invited External Reviewer, HKIEd Liberal Studies MED (External Examiantion) 2010-2011
  3. Sept 2010 - Aug 2014: Invited Committee member, HKEAA AL Geography Committee
  4. Sept 2009 - Aug 2013: Invited Committee member, CDC-PSHE KLA Committee
  5. Sept 2009 - Aug 2013: Invited Social member representative, TKO School Management Committee
  6. Sept 2008 - Sept 2010: Invited HKU representative, Ad Hoc Committee of Revising S1-3 Geography Syllabus
  7. Sept 2013 - Aug 2016: Academic member of Sub Committee on School Leadership, COTAP

 

Knowledge Exchange Activities
  1. 2015-05-05 to 2015-05-15: Project on KLA-Based Differentiation for Gifted Students in Regular Class (Primary Schools), Short Course for Continuing Professional Development Organized by HKU
  2. 2015-05-02 to 2015-05-02: Enhancing Knowledge Exchange: raising teachers' English language awareness in teaching different Key Learning Areas. , KE Project Grant
  3. 2015-04-25 to 2015-05-09: Enhancing KE: raising teachers' English language awareness in teaching different key leanring areas, Internal KE Committee
  4. 2014-09-01 to 2015-08-31: Enhancing Knowledge Exchange: raising teachers' English language awareness in teaching different Key Learning Areas, KE Project Grant
  5. 2014-08-29 to 2015-06-30: 2014/15 KE Impact Project Funding: KE-IP-2014/15-25: Enhancing Knowledge Exchange: raising teachers' English language awareness in teaching different Key Learning Areas (HK$14,000), KE Project Grant
  6. 2013-08-19 to 2014-06-30: 2013/14 KE Impact Project Funding: KE-IP-2013/14-21: Creation of a Teacher Professional Development Platform (1) to Address Learner Diversity in Classroom, and (2) to Understand Good Practice of Teaching (HK$32,200), KE Project Grant
  7. 2013-07-01 to 2014-06-30: Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award 2013 (Faculty of Education) for ‘Achieving “Good Teaching Practice” by Student-Teachers, with Collaborative Support from Mentor-Teachers and University-Tutors: An Exemplary Demonstration of School-University Partnerships’ , KE Award/Prize on KE Achievement
  8. 2012-08-30 to 2013-06-30: 2012/13 KE Impact Project Funding: KE-IP-2012/13-29: A series of professional events to enhance KE among different stakeholders in the Broader Educational Communities – a platform for mutual learning opportunity to actualize the spirit of School-University Partnerships (HK$55,000), KE Project Grant
  9. 2012-01-16 to 2014-05-23: EDB-commissioned INSTEP MOI 'Courses for Secondary School Teachers on Personal, Social & Humanities Education (PSHE) in the English Medium, Short Course for Continuing Professional Development Organized by HKU
  10. 2011-11-14 to 2012-06-30: 2011/12 KE Impact Project Funding: KE-IP-2011/12-27: The formation of "clusters" of Professional Partnership Schools (PPS) and practicum partnership schools (pps) as a powerful platform to enhance mutual knowledge exchange and to strengthen School-University Partnerships (HK$30,000), KE Project Grant
  11. 2010-12-02 to 2011-06-30: 2010/11 KE Impact Project Funding: KE-IP-2010/11-9: Provision of professional support to Professional Partnership Schools (PPS) to strengthen the culture of collaborative classroom and mutual lesson observation through school-university teaching practicum placement (HK$52,000), KE Project Grant

 

Editorship
  1. 2009: Editorial board Member and Academic Reviewer, Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives
  2. 2007: Editorial Board Member and Academic Reviewer, Research in Geographic Education
  3. 2006: Academic Referee, Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
  4. 2000: (eds.), Changing the Curriculum: the impact of reform on primary schooling in Hong Kong
  5. 1998: Edited book (as editor), Editor, Geographical Education: Important Skills in Geography
  6. 1997: Editor, International perspective & teaching Asia and the Pacific, Geographical Education

 

Community Service
  1. 2009-01-01 to 2011-12-01: Editorial Board Member, Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives
  2. 2008-09-01 to 2011-08-01: Invited member to represent HKU, Hong Kong Education Bureau
  3. 2007-09-01 to 2013-08-01: Appointed member representing Faculty of Education, HKU, Hong Kong Examination Authority
  4. 2007-06-01 to 2010-05-01: Texas State University, Editorial Board member and academic reviewer
  5. 2006-06-01 to 2012-05-01: Carfax, Melbourne, Australia, Academic Referee
  6. 2005-09-01 to 2011-08-01: Invited Editorial Board Member, Journal of Teacher Education and Training
  7. 2001-09-01 to 2010-09-01: Member of Editorial Advisory Panel and Academic Referee, Geographical Education
  8. 2000-01-01 to 2011-12-01: Editorial Board and Referee, New Horizons in Education
  9. 1998-09-01 to 2010-08-01: Commission Member, 'Children and Cartography' Commission of the International Cartographic Association - (Regional Representative for Asia and Australia)
  10. 1992-07-01 to 2013-06-01: Advisory Board Member and Academic Referee, International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education

 

Others
Teaching List, Current
  1. 2016-17 Semester 2, EDUC6707, FA, Methods course: Geography
  2. 2016-17 Semester 2, EDUC6750, FA8, Collaborative lesson inquiry
  3. 2016-17 Semester 2, MEDD7101, 2A, Achieving professional development to becoming a 21st century teacher
  4. 2016-17 Semester 1, EDUC6707, FA, Methods course: Geography
  5. 2016-17 Semester 1, EDUC6750, FA8, Collaborative lesson inquiry
  6. 2015-16 Semester 2, EDUC6615, FB, Major methods course: Geography (Part 1)
  7. 2015-16 Semester 2, EDUC6616, FA, Major methods course: Geography
  8. 2015-16 Semester 2, EDUC6616, FC, Major methods course: Geography
  9. 2015-16 Semester 2, EDUC7148, 2B, Teaching for higher-order thinking to meet curriculum reform expectation
  10. 2015-16 Semester 2, EDUC8148, 2A, Teaching for higher-order thinking to meet curriculum reform expectation
  11. 2015-16 Semester 2, MEDD7101, 2A, Achieving professional development to becoming a 21st century teacher
  12. 2015-16 Semester 1, EDUC6615, FB, Major methods course: Geography (Part 1)
  13. 2015-16 Semester 1, EDUC6616, FA, Major methods course: Geography
  14. 2015-16 Semester 1, EDUC6616, FC, Major methods course: Geography
  15. 2014 S2, EDUC6615, FB, Major methods course: Geography (Part 1)
  16. 2014 S2, EDUC6616, FA, Major methods course: Geography
  17. 2014 S2, EDUC6616, FC, Major methods course: Geography
  18. 2014 S2, EDUC6652, 2J, School and society: Understanding the processes and contexts of education
  19. 2014 S2, EDUC6652, 2M, School and society: Understanding the processes and contexts of education
  20. 2014 S2, MEDD7101, 2A, Achieving professional development to becoming a 21st century teacher
  21. 2014 S1, EDUC6615, FB, Major methods course: Geography (Part 1)
  22. 2014 S1, EDUC6616, FA, Major methods course: Geography
  23. 2014 S1, EDUC6616, FC, Major methods course: Geography
  24. 2013 S2, EDUC6615, FB, Major methods course: Geography (Part 1)
  25. 2013 S2, EDUC6616, FA, Major methods course: Geography
  26. 2013 S2, EDUC6616, FC, Major methods course: Geography
  27. 2013 S2, EDUC6652, FL, School and society: Understanding the processes and contexts of education
  28. 2013 S2, EDUC7137, 2B, Teaching for high order thinking to meet curriculum reform expectation
  29. 2013 S2, EDUC8137, 2B, Teaching for high order thinking to meet curriculum reform expectation
  30. 2013 S2, MEDD7101, 2A, Achieving professional development to becoming a 21st century teacher
  31. 2013 S1, EDUC6615, FB, Major methods course: Geography (Part 1)
  32. 2013 S1, EDUC6616, FA, Major methods course: Geography
  33. 2013 S1, EDUC6616, FC, Major methods course: Geography
  34. 2013 S1, EDUC6652, FL, School and society: Understanding the processes and contexts of education

 

Supervision of Research Postgraduate Students
  1. 2011 Phd Kong Suet Yee, Evaluation for Health Promoting School
  2. 2011 Phd Leung Chi Yan, Teacher Professional Development
  3. 2007 Phd Ma Xiuli, Student Teachers’ Professional Learning in Teaching Practicum, Teacher Education and Development
  4. 2004 MPhil Leung Chi Yan, Curriculum Interpretation of Advanced Supplementary Level Liberal Studies in Secondary Schools in Hong Kong, Curriculum Interpretation of Liberal Studies in Secondary Schools in Hong Kong

 

HKU Committee Appointments
  1. 2009-11-13 to Present: Faculty of Education, Board of the, Such other persons not being teachers as may be appointed to the Board by the Senate on the recommendation of the Board, provided that the number of such persons shall not exceed one-fourth of the whole number of members of the Board, Senate
  2. 2008-03-05 to 2008-08-31: BoS in Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education, From the Faculty of Education: (a) The Dean or his/her representative
  3. 2007-09-01 to 2009-08-31: Faculty of Education, Board of the, The teachers who are members of the Faculty and who are full-time employees of the University
  4. 2006-09-01 to 2007-08-31: Faculty of Education, Board of the, The teachers who are members of the Faculty and who are full-time employees of the University
  5. 2001-09-01 to 2006-08-31: Faculty of Education, Board of the, Lecturers in Faculty
  6. 1998-10-01 to 2001-08-31: Faculty of Education, Board of the, Lecturers in Faculty

 

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