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Dr YIP, Valerie W.Y.

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Dr YIP, Valerie W.Y.

葉穎欣

B.Sc. (CUHK), PCEd (HKU), M.Ed. (HKU), P.C.Adv.Ed.Stud. (HKU), PhD (Cantab)

Assistant Professor

Division of Mathematics and Science Education

Tel: (852) 2241 5461

Location: Room 314, Runme Shaw Building

Areas of Expertise:

Science Teacher Education, Liberal Studies Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Assessment in Education, Science Academic Language

Areas of Expertise

Research Interests:
Science literacy and use of languages in science; Parental involvement; Teaching and learning of ideas about science including nature of science; Liberal Studies; Teacher belief, pedagogical content knowledge and classroom teaching

Awards
  1. 2014-10-01: Faculty Early Career Research Output Award: Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, U.S.
  2. : Silver Medal of the Best Practice Award, Conference of Asian Association of Open Universities 2015 for the paper "Blended Learning for Building Student-Teachers’ Capacity to Learn and Teach Science-related Interdisciplinary Subjects: The case of Hong Kong" (co-authored by Lee, Y.C., Lau, V.K.C. , & Yip, V.W.Y.): Asian Association of Open Universities
Projects
Co-Investigator
  1. 2015/2016: L2 Classroom Talk and Subject Content Learning: Investigating the Relationship Between L2 Learning and Content Learning in EMI Mathermatics and Science Classrooms EDB(LE)/P&R/EL/164/20, Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) ($6,916,338)
  2. 2013/2014: Discursive construction of critical thinking in the Hong Kong Senior Secondary Curriculum: Language differences and cross-curricular support, General Research Fund (GRF) ($280,000)
Publications
Articles
  1. ChunLok, F., WingYan, Y. (2010). The policies of reintroducing Liberal Studies into Hong Kong secondary schools. Educational Research for Policy and Practice.

 

Conference Papers
  1. Fung, CL., Yip, WYV. (2014). The Impact of the Medium of Instruction on Students' Learning in Physics at the Senior Secondary Level in Hong Kong. Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST).
  2. Yip, WYV., Yung, BHW., Lai, C. (2012). Learning to Teach Nature of Science: A Focus on Working with Students’ Ideas. Annual Conference of Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA).
  3. Yung, HW., Wong, SL., Yip, WY., Lai, C., Lo, MS., Lie, HY. (2010). Preparing teachers for teaching nature of science: a video-based approach. Global Chinese Conference on Science Education, 全球華人科學教育會議.
  4. Yung, BHW., Yip, VWY., Lai, C., Lo, FY. (2010). Towards a model of effective use of video for teacher professional development. The International Seminar.

 

Books Edited
  1. Fung, DCL., Yip, VWY. (2012). Evidence-based Education. Nova Science Publishers.

 

Book Chapters
  1. Wong, ASL., Cheng, MMW., Yip, VWY. (2013). Scientific models in the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) research and in the biology curriculum. Scientific models in the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) research and in the biology curriculum. In Treagust, DF and Tsui, CY (Eds.), Multiple representations in biological education, p. 225-243. Dordrecht: Springer, 2013
  2. Fung, DCL., Yip, VWY. (2012). Critical analysis of the policies of school-based management in Hong Kong. Critical analysis of the policies of school-based management in Hong Kong. In Fung, DCL & Yip, VWY (Eds.), Evidence-based education, p. 57-70. New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2012
  3. Yip, WYV., Fung, CL. (2012). Parental involvement in children’s reading: a cultural perspective. Parental involvement in children’s reading: a cultural perspective. In Fung, DCL and Yip, VWY (Eds.), Evidence-based education, p. 71-94. New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2012
  4. Fung, DCL., Yip, VWY. (2010). Science for all: embracing science modules for non-science students in liberal studies in Hong Kong. Science for all: embracing science modules for non-science students in liberal studies in Hong Kong. In Nata, RV (Ed.), Progress in education, v. 22, p. 1-26. New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2010

 

Professional Community Services
Professional Societies
  1. 09/2013-present: Honorary adviser, Biology subject committee, The Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education
  2. 09/2012-present: Member, HKDSE Biology and Combined Science (Biology) Subject Committee, HKEAA
  3. 01/2013-12/2015: Member, East-Asian Association of Science Education (EASE)
  4. 01/2013-12/2013: Member, European Science Education Research Association (ESERA)

 

Knowledge Exchange Activities
  1. 2015-05-02 to 2015-05-02: Enhancing Knowledge Exchange: raising teachers' English language awareness in teaching different Key Learning Areas. , KE Project Grant
  2. 2015-04-25 to 2015-05-09: Enhancing KE: raising teachers' English language awareness in teaching different key leanring areas, Internal KE Committee
  3. 2014-09-01 to 2015-08-31: Enhancing Knowledge Exchange: raising teachers' English language awareness in teaching different Key Learning Areas, KE Project Grant
  4. 2014-09-01 to 2015-06-02: The Hong Kong Biolympiad 2014-15, Public Event (Delivering a Talk, Workshop, Exhibition, Performance, etc.)
  5. 2014-03-01 to 2014-05-31: The Third Annual Sharing of Hong Kong Liberal Studies Lesson Planning, 2013-14, Public Event (Delivering a Talk, Workshop, Exhibition, Performance, etc.)
  6. 2013-11-08 to 2017-12-29: Gansu Educational Leadesship Training Project, Short Course for Continuing Professional Development Organized by HKU
  7. 2013-07-08 to 2014-06-30: The Hong Kong Bio Olympiad 2014, Public Event (Delivering a Talk, Workshop, Exhibition, Performance, etc.)
  8. 2013-07-02 to 2015-02-28: EDB course 'Training Course for Resource Persons in Implementing Language across the Curriculum in the English Medium' , Short Course for Continuing Professional Development Organized by HKU
  9. 2012-09-01 to 2013-06-30: The First Hong Kong Bio Olympiad 2013, Public Event (Delivering a Talk, Workshop, Exhibition, Performance, etc.)

 

Invited Lectures & Keynote Speeches
  1. 2011-03-01: Two repeated 1½ day Workshop (about 120 science teacher, 10 hours)Promoting Assessment for Learning in Junior Secondary Science through Secondary Analysis of the Hong Kong Data of the TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) 2007 on Science Component, Mar/June 2011

 

Editorship
  1. 2011: Fung, D.C.L., & Yip, V.W.Y. (eds.) Evidence-based Education. Nova Science Publishers., Evidence-based Education. Nova Science Publishers.

 

Others
Teaching List, Current
  1. 2015-16 Summer Semester, BBED6742, SA, An Experiential Approach to Learning and Teaching in a Regional Educational Institution
  2. 2015-16 Summer Semester, MEDD7116, SA, Effective teaching of mathematics, science and liberal studies for English language learners
  3. 2015-16 Semester 2, BBED2102, 2B, Becoming a teaching professional: Understanding learning and teaching 2
  4. 2015-16 Semester 2, BBED3462, 2A, Professional Practicum I – Science
  5. 2015-16 Semester 2, BBED4342, 2A, PCK II: Cognition and Metacognition for the Liberal Studies Perspective
  6. 2015-16 Semester 2, EDUC7131, 2B, Effective teaching of science in the English medium
  7. 2015-16 Semester 2, EDUC8131, 2A, Effective teaching of science in the English medium
  8. 2015-16 Semester 2, EDUR8060, 2A, Methodological Issues in Educational Research: Experiences from International and Local Projects
  9. 2015-16 Semester 1, BBED3261, 1A, Teaching and Learning of science I
  10. 2015-16 Semester 1, BBED4462, 1A, Teaching practice II – Science (Capstone Experience)
  11. 2015-16 Semester 1, EDUC2710, 1A, Knowledge, Discourse and Criticality
  12. 2014 S8, MEDD7116, SA, Effective teaching of mathematics, science and liberal studies for English language learners
  13. 2014 S2, BBED2102, 2B, Becoming a teaching professional: Understanding learning and teaching 2
  14. 2014 S2, EDUC6602, FC, Major methods course: Biology
  15. 2014 S2, EDUC7131, 2B, Effective teaching of science in the English medium
  16. 2014 S2, EDUC8131, 2A, Effective teaching of science in the English medium
  17. 2014 S2, EDUR8060, 2A, Methodological Issues in Educational Research: Experiences from International and Local Projects
  18. 2014 S1, BBED1101, 1B, Becoming a teaching professional: Education in a globalized society 1
  19. 2014 S1, BBED3261, 1A, Teaching and Learning of science I
  20. 2014 S1, EDUC2710, 1A, Knowledge, Discourse and Criticality
  21. 2014 S1, EDUC6602, FC, Major methods course: Biology
  22. 2013 S8, MEDD7116, SA, Effective teaching of mathematics, science and liberal studies for English language learners
  23. 2013 S2, BBED2102, 2B, Becoming a teaching professional: Understanding learning and teaching 2
  24. 2013 S2, EDUC6601, FB, Major methods course: Biology (Part 1)
  25. 2013 S2, EDUC6602, FA, Major methods course: Biology
  26. 2013 S2, EDUC6602, FC, Major methods course: Biology
  27. 2013 S2, EDUC7131, 2B, Effective teaching of science in the English medium
  28. 2013 S2, EDUC8131, 2B, Effective teaching of science in the English medium
  29. 2013 S2, EDUR8060, 2A, Methodological Issues in Educational Research: Experiences from International and Local Projects
  30. 2013 S1, EDUC2710, 1A, Knowledge, Discourse and Criticality
  31. 2013 S1, EDUC6601, FB, Major methods course: Biology (Part 1)
  32. 2013 S1, EDUC6602, FA, Major methods course: Biology

 

Supervision of Research Postgraduate Students
  1. 2016 Phd Lin Yang, Teacher Professional Development
  2. 2015 Phd Jiang Zheng, Curriculum and Instruction
  3. 2015 Phd Chen Donglin, Mathematics Education
  4. 2014 Phd Haji Abdullah Nor Azura, Mathematics Education
  5. 2012 Phd Liang Yingjun, Science Education
  6. 2011 Phd Chan Kam Ho, Experienced Teachers’ Development of Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching a New Topic, Education
  7. 2010 Phd Li Chi Man, Science Education

 

HKU Committee Appointments
  1. 2016-01-01 to Present: Faculty of Education, Board of the, The teachers who are members of the Faculty and who are full-time employees of the University
  2. 2015-08-01 to 2016-08-30: Board of Studies in Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science, (c) The BEd&BSc Coordinator
  3. 2013-01-01 to 2015-12-31: Faculty of Education, Board of the, The teachers who are members of the Faculty and who are full-time employees of the University

 

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