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Dr CHOW, Jessie M.L.

Dr CHOW, Jessie M.L.

周美玲

Lecturer

Academic Unit of Teacher Education and Learning Leadership


Qualification

B.Ed, PCPsych, M.SocSc, PhD, Registered Educational Psychologist

Email

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Phone

(852) 3917 2539

Location

Room 649, Meng Wah Complex

Research Expertise

  • Educational Psychology
  • Experiential Learning
  • Motivation
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Special/Inclusive and Gifted Education

Prospective PhD/ EdD/ MPhil Applications

Not applicable.

Courses teaching in 2020  - 21


BBED6787 Ocean Park Experiential Learning Project

 

BBED6790 Developing Resilient Student Teachers by Nurturing Resilience in Vulnerable Groups in Cambodia

 

BBED6792 Sustainable Development in Tibet

 

BBED6798 Design Thinking in Action 

 

BBED6801 Nurturing Gifted individuals

 

EDUC6787 Experiential Learning for PGDE (PT)

  • Shortlisted as the finalist in the UGC teaching award 2020 (Team award) (https://www.ugc.edu.hk/eng/ugc/activity/ugc_teaching_award/result.html)
  • Gold Award winner in the 2020 Presence Learning category at the QS Wharton Reimagine Education Awards, London, (the ‘Oscars of Education’). Team Award with Dr Gary Harfitt of the Faculty of Education Experiential Learning (EL) team for the project, NURTURING A TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY TEACHING FORCE THROUGH COMMUNITY-BASED EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION.

    The team was the only teacher education team to pick up an award, competing against universities, technology and start-up groups from all over the world. Award applications go through five rigorous rounds of evaluation and moderation, before being considered by a Grand Jury of 15 representatives from some of the world's top universities, world-famous technology companies, highly-innovative online education providers, and educational think-tanks.

    The QS Reimagine Education Awards are co-organised by Quacquarelli Symonds, compilers of the QS World University Rankings, and The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) – Learning Lab. The Awards are designed to reward institutions of higher education that have created and implemented outstanding new approaches to teaching and learning, particularly those that can demonstrate the uniqueness, innovation, and efficacy of their pedagogy.

    https://aal.hku.hk/admissions/international/story/hku-faculty-education-wins-education-oscar
  • Recipient of the "Outstanding Conference Submission Award" from the Service-Learning and Experiential Education Special Interest Group (SIG) at AERA, Toronto, 2019, with Dr Gary Harfitt for the paper Hearing the community voice in the process of teacher education and experiential learning.
  • Recipient of the HKU Outstanding Teaching Award (Team award with Dr Gary Harfitt and Ms Candace Mok of the Experiential Learning Team, Faculty of Education), University of Hong Kong, 2017 - 2018.
  • Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award (Team award with Dr Gary Harfitt and Ms Candace Mok), Faculty of Education, 2017 - 2018.

On-going teaching development projects:

 

2019-2024 "Operation SoInno (理大賽馬會社創「騷‧In‧廬」)" a social innovation programme collaborated with the Jocky Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (JCDISI) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust; Co-Investigator and Academic Partner.

 

2020 - 2021 "Sustainable Development in Tibet" Project funded by the Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre; Project in Charge

 

2020 - 2021 "Developing resilient student teachers by nurturing resilience in vulnerable groups in Cambodia" Project funded by the Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre; Project in Charge

 

Completed teaching development projects:

 

2018-2019 "Nurturing intercultural competence in student leaders through experiential education" Project funded under UGC-funded teaching and learning project "Community of Practice on Internationalisation of Teaching and Learning"; Project in Charge

 

2018 - 2019 "Sustainable Development in Tibet" Project funded by the Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre; Project in Charge

 

2018 - 2019 "Developing resilient student teachers by nurturing resilience in vulnerable groups in Cambodia" Project funded by the Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre; Project in Charge

 

2017 - 2018 "Developing resilient student teachers by nurturing resilience in others: A service-learning approach in Cambodia" Project funded by United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, Institutional Grants Program; Principal investigator

 

2017 - 2018 "Developing resilient student teachers by nurturing resilience in vulnerable groups in Cambodia" Project funded by the Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre; Project in Charge

 

2016 - 2017 "Enhancing the effectiveness of experiential learning: Professional development and support for teachers” Project funded by the Teaching Development Grant; Principal investigator

 

2015 - 2016 “Glocal Solutions: A cross-disciplinary approach to improve the quality of life in Vietnam” Project funded by the Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre; Project in Charge

 

2014 - 2015 “Glocal Solutions: A cross-disciplinary approach to improve the quality of life in Vietnam” Project funded by the Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre; Project in Charge

 

2014 - 2015 “Creating a model to guide lecturers (faculty internship supervisors) in applying social media in internship to facilitate students’ experiential learning in 2014” to scaffold students’ experiential learning experiences by using social media" Project funded by the Teaching Development Grant; Co-investigator

Journal Article

Harfitt, G. J., & Chow, J. M. L. (2018). Transforming traditional models of initial teacher education through a mandatory experiential learning programme. Teaching and Teacher Education, 73(2018), 120 - 129.

 

Chow, J. M. L., & Harfitt, G. J. (2017). Experiential Learning Within Teacher Education Programmes: A Qualitative Approach to Evaluating Student Teachers’ Learning and Understanding Its Benefits. SAGE Research Methods Cases.

 

Book

Harfitt, G.J, & Chow, J.M.L. (2020). Employing Community-based Experiential Learning in Teacher Education, Springer Education Texts, Springer Publications. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811560026​ 

 

Chow, J.M.L., Zou, T.X.P., & Yu, J.Y.Y. (2018). Experiential Learning: A Guidebook for Facilitators. Retrieved from:   http://bit.ly/HKU_EL_guidebook

 

Book Chapter

Chow, J. M. L., & Harfitt, G. J. (2019). Preparing a twenty-first century teaching force through mandatory community-based experiential learning. In Peters, M. (eds), Encyclopedia of Teacher Education. Springer: Singapore.

 

Chow, J. M. L., & Lam, S. F. (2015). Nurturing Leadership and Changing Student Mindset through Meaningful Community Service: The HKU Service Leadership Internship. In Promoting Service Leadership Qualities in University Students (pp. 67-81). Springer Singapore.

 

Conference Papers

Chow, J.M.L., Tsang, A.S.Y., Chan, K.L., Kwok, K.H.R., & Harfitt, G.J, (2021). Paper presentation at the AERA conference on Experiential education in action: Improving learning outcomes for all through design thinking, Virutal conference, April 9-12, 2021.

 

Chow, J.M.L., & Harfitt, G.J, (2021). Paper presentation at the AERA conference on Internationalizing teacher education: Examining the development of intercultural competence through experiential education, Virutal conference, April 9-12, 2021.

 

Chow, J.M.L. (2020). Paper presentation at the APCG conference on Creating a nexus for global education, Korea, Nov 27 – 29, 2020. 

 

Chow, J.M.L. & Chen, Y. W. (2020). Paper presentation at the APCG conference on Social and emotional needs for the gifted individuals: What we think we know and what we really know, Korea, Nov 27 – 29, 2020. 

 

Chan, C.K.L., Tsang, A.S.Y., & Chow, J.M.L. (2020). Paper presentation at the APCG conference on Nurturing thinkers for tomorrow through design thinking, Korea, Nov 27 – 29, 2020. 

 

Chow, J.M.L., & Harfitt, G.J, (2020). Paper presentation at the AERA conference on Nurturing resilience in pre-service teachers: Comparing 'direct teaching' and 'experiential learning' methods, San Francisco, USA, April 17-21, 2020.

 

Harfitt, G.J. & Chow, J.M.L. (2019). Paper presentation at the AERA conference on Hearing the community voice in the process of teacher education and experiential learning, Toronto, Canada, April 5-9, 2019.

 

Chow, J.M.L., Tsang, G., Chan, K., Wong, V., & Harfitt, G.J. (2019). Paper presentation at the ICSL conference on Sustainability of service-learning - Student-led initiatives, Hong Kong, Jan 10 - 12, 2019.

 

Harfitt, G.J., & Chow, J.M.L. (2019). Paper presentation at the ICSL conference on "The good, the bad and the ugly": Lessons learned from a mandatory EL component on a teacher preparation programme, Hong Kong, Jan 10 - 12, 2019.

 

Chow, J.M.L., & Harfitt, G.J, (2018). Paper presentation at the AERA conference on Learning to teach in a Marine Theme Park: How Experiential Learning can complement teaching practicum, New York, USA, April 13-17, 2018.

 

Chow, J.M.L., Zou, T.X.P., & Yu, J.Y.Y. (2018). Paper presentation at the AERA conference on First among equals? Voices from the field on creating transformative experiential learning programmes, New York, USA, April 13-17, 2018.

 

Zou, T.X.P., Chow, J.M.L., & Yu, J.Y.Y. (2018). Paper presentation at the AERA conference on What leads to passion? A phenomenographic study on leaders of experiential learning programmes, New York, USA, April 13-17, 2018.​

 

Chow, J.M.L & Harfitt, G.J, Paper Presentation at PPTE conference on An alternative path to becoming a teacher? The impact of a mandatory community-based experiential learning programme on initial teacher education, Hong Kong, November 26 - 28, 2017.

 

Chow, J.M.L & Harfitt, G.J, Paper Presentation at ISATT conferenceon Nurturing student educators for the 21st century: Lessons learnt from a mandatory community-based experiential learning programme, Salamanca, Spain, July 3 - 7, 2017,

 

Harfitt, G.J. & Chow, J.M.L Paper presentation at ISATT conference on “Becoming” a Teacher: The impact of Experiential Learning on Initial Teacher Education, Salamanca, Spain, July 3 - 7, 2017,

Invited Workshops & Guest Lectures:

Invited presentation on "Transforming teacher education through community-based experiential learning", July 2021, Symposium on Co-prototyping Future Classroom: Social Innovation and Design Thinking for 21st Century Learning, organised PolyU Jockey Club "Operation SoInno". 

 

Invited seminar on "Supporting students with dyslexia in higher education", Jun 2021, at the internal staff training, School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University.

 

Invited presentation on "Experiential education for intercultural development: Experiences in 'normal' times and potentials in challenging times", Nov 2020, virtual conference on Online Internationalisation, organised by the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Hong Kong.

 

Invited seminar on "Developinig visual literacy in the context of experiential education", Feb 2020, organised by the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Hong Kong.

 

Guest lecture on "Understanding gifted and talented", Oct 30, 2019 under the programme of “Exceptionality in Children and Adolescents: Diagnoses, Interventions and Prevention”, Master of Educational and Child Psychology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

 

Invited speaker on "Understanding and catering for the needs of children with twice exceptionality", Sept 20, 2019 at the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education. 

 

Invited speaker on "Understanding EQ", Aug 3 & 17, 2019 at the Program for the Gifted and Talented, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

Invited speaker on "Understanding Giftedness", Aug 27, 2018 at SKH Kei Wing Primary School.

 

Invited speaker on "Advance workshop: Understanding EQ", Aug 25, 2018  at the Program for the Gifted and Talented, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

Invited speaker on "Introductory workshop: Understanding EQ", Jul 21, 2018  at the Program for the Gifted and Talented, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

Invited speaker on "Enhancing learning motivation", Jan 24, 2018 at The Hong Kong Academy for the Gifted.

 

Invited speaker on "Parenting styles and its impact", Oct 6, 2017 at Tung Chung Catholic Secondary School.

 

Guest lecture on "Understanding gifted and talented", Oct 4, 2017 under the programme of “Exceptionality in Children and Adolescents: Diagnoses, Interventions and Prevention”, Master of Educational and Child Psychology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

 

Invited speaker on "Emotions and emotional management", Aug 5, 2017 at the Program for the Gifted and Talented, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

Invited speaker on "Befriend with your emotions". May 7, 2017 at the TIn Shui Wai Methodist Church.

 

Projects:

Consultancy project on experiential education for Queen's College, 2018-19.