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Dr LEUNG, Jessica S.C.

Dr LEUNG, Jessica S.C.

梁淑貞

Programme Coordinator of BEd&BSc

Assistant Professor

Academic Unit of Teacher Education and Learning Leadership


Email

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Phone

(852) 2241 5085

Location

Room 321, Runme Shaw Building

Research Expertise

  • Learning Sciences
  • Science Education

Prospective PhD/ EdD/ MPhil Applications

​I am available to supervise PhD/EdD/MPhil students and would welcome enquiries for supervision.

Science Education, Nature of Science, Socioscientific Issues

  • A practice turn in learning about science: Promoting the use and perceived value of nature of science understanding in evaluating socioscientific news (2021-2023), General Research Fund, Research Grants Council ($752,500).
  • Fostering systems thinking in socioscientific issues: Coping with 21st century challenges (2021-2022), Seed Fund for Basic Research ($119,966).
  • Joint university collaboration to develop students’ competence and leadership in promoting integrated STEM education (2017-2020), Joint University Teaching and Learning Related Proposals, University Grants Committee ($4,953,900).
  • Strengthening STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education in Preservice Teacher Preparation (2016-2017), HKU Teaching Development Grant ($250,000).
  • Conceptual Change about the Causes of Obesity from a Socioscientific Perspective (2016-2017), Seed Funding for Basic Research for New Staff ($150,000).
  • Informal Reasoning Regarding Socioscientific Issues among Science Majors and Non-science Majors: Using Obesity as a Context for Study (2016), Faculty Research Fund ($30,000).
  • HKU Science, Mathematics, and Art (SMArt) Project; (2015-2016), University Knowledge Exchange Impact Project Funding, $70,000).
  • Obesity: Beyond a Health Issue, (2014-2015), HKU Common Core Teaching Development Grant ($68,040).
  • HKU x Food Revolution 2015 - The SciChef Cooking Challenge!, (2014-2015), University Knowledge Exchange Impact Project Funding ($85,000).
  • Science x Art II - Learning Science via Interactive Visual Art (2014-2015), Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award 2014 ($50,000).
  • Science x Art II - Learning Science via Interactive Visual Art (2013-2014); University Knowledge Exchange Impact Project Funding ($70,000).
  • Science for Everyone - HKU Sci-Tube Channel Project (2013-2014), University Knowledge Exchange Impact Project Funding ($100,000).

Journal Articles

  • Leung, J. S. C. (2021). Shifting the teaching beliefs of preservice science teachers about socioscientific issues in a teacher education course. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10763-021-10177-y  
  • Leung, J. S. C. & Cheng, M. M. W. (2021). Trust in the time of corona - epistemic practice beyond hard evidence. Cultural Studies of Science Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11422-021-10045-9
  • Ezeamuzie, N. O., & Leung, J. S. C. (2021). Computational Thinking Through an Empirical Lens: A Systematic Review of Literature. Journal of Educational Computing Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/07356331211033158
  • Ezeamuzie, N. O., Leung, J. S. C., & Ting, F. S. (2021). Unleashing the potential of abstraction from cloud of computational thinking: A systematic review of literature. Journal of Educational Computing Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/07356331211055379
  • Lederman, J. S., Lederman, N. G., Bartels, S., Jimenez, J., Acosta, K., Akubo, M., Aly, S., de Andrade, M. A. B. S., Atanasova, M., Blanquet, E., Blonder, R., Brown, P., Cardoso, R., Castillo-Urueta, P., Chaipidech, P., Concannon, J., Dogan, O. K., El-Deghaidy, H., Elzorkani, A., Ferdous, T., Fukuda, N., Gaigher, E., Galvis-Solano, L., Gao, Q., Guo, S., Gwekwerere, Y., Gyllenpalm, J., Hamed Al-Lal, S., Han-Tosunoglu, C., Hattingh, A., Holliday, G., Huang, X., Irez, S., Jiménez, J., Kay, G., Koumara, A., Kremer, K., Kuo, P.-C., Lavonen, J., Leung, J. S. C.,  Liao, Z., Librea-Carden, M. R., Lin, S.-F., Liu, C., Liu, E., Liu, S.-Y., Mamlok-Naaman, R., Mcdonald, C. V., Möller, A., Morales, M., Mulvey, B. K., Neumann, I., Neurohr, A.-L., Y. Pan, Y., Panjaburee, P., Penn, M., Plakitsi, K., Picholle, E., Ramnarain, U., Raykova, Z., Rundgren, C.-J., Salonen, S., Santibáñez-Gómez, D., Schwartz, R., Sharma, R., Srisawasdi, N., Takiveikata, S., Urueta-Ortiz, T., Vitlarov, K., Voitle, F. & Wishart, J. (2021). International collaborative follow-up investigation of graduating high school students’ understandings of the nature of scientific inquiry: is progress Being made? International Journal of Science Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2021.1894500
  • Leung, J. S. C. & Cheng, M. M. W. (2020). Conceptual change in socioscientific issues: Learning about obesity. International Journal of Science Education, 42(18), 3134-3158. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2020.1856966
  • Leung, J. S. C. (2020). Promoting students’ use of epistemic understanding in the evaluation of socioscientific issues through a practice-based approach. Instructional Science. https://doi:10.1007/s11251-020-09522-5
  • Leung, J. S. C. (2020). A practice-based approach to learning nature of science through socioscientific issues. Research in Science Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11165-020-09942-w
  • Leung, J. S. C. (2020). Students’ adherences to epistemic understanding in evaluating scientific claims. Science Education104(2), 164-192. https://doi.org/10.1002/sce.21563
  • Leung, J. S. C., Chan, K. K. H., & He, T. C. (2019). Student teachers’ metaphorical conceptualisations of the experience of watching themselves and their peers on video. Educational Studies, 47(3), 257-274. https://doi.org/10.1080/03055698.2019.1691505
  • Chan, K. K. H., He, C., Ng, R. C. K., & Leung, J. S. C. (2018). Student teachers’ emotions when watching their own videos and those of their peers. Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 3(3), 192-211. https://doi.org/10.1108/JPCC-12-2017-0031
  • Leung, J. S. C., Wong, A. S. L., & Yung, B. H. W. (2017). Evaluation of science in the media by non-science majors. International Journal of Science Education, Part B, 7(3), 219-236. https://doi.org/10.1080/21548455.2016.1206983 
  • Leung, J. S. C., Wong, A. S. L., & Yung, B. H. W. (2015). Understandings of nature of science and multiple perspective evaluation of science news by non-science majors. Science & Education, 24(7), 887-912. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11191-014-9736-4

 

Book Chapters

  • Leung, J. S. C. & Cheng, M. M. W. (in press). Prioritising emotion objects: Towards a better understanding of preservice science teachers’ growth in the learning and teaching of socioscientific issues. In Y. S. Hsu, R. Tylter, & P. White (Eds.), Innovative approaches to teaching and teacher professional learning in socioscientific issues and sustainability education. Springer.
  • Cheng, M. M. W. & Leung, J. S. C. (in press). Thinking about science in university general education: obesity as a socioscientific issue. In A. Berry, D. Gunstone, D. Corrigan, C. Buntting & A. Jones (Eds.), Education in the 21st century: STEM, creativity and critical thinking. Springer.
  • Cheng, M. M. W. & Leung, J. S. C. (in press). Socioscientific issues as a STEM education approach. In M. A. Peters (Ed.), Encyclopedia of teacher education. Springer.
  • Leung, J. S. C., Wong K. L., & Chan, K. K. H. (2020). Pre-service secondary science teachers’ beliefs about teaching socio-scientific issues. In J. Dillon, M. Evagorou & J. A. Nielsen (Eds.), Science teacher education for responsible citizenship. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40229-7_3

 

Conference Papers

  • Leung, J. S. C. & Cheng, M. M. W. (2021, July 5-9). STEM Education through Socioscientific Issues: Opportunities and Challenges to achieving social justice [Oral presentation]. The 6th STEM in Education 2021 International Conference, Vancouver, Canada. https://stem2021.ubc.ca/
  • Leung, J. S. C. (2021, June 22-24). Becoming Competent Outsiders to Science: Teaching Nature of Science through a Practice-based Approach [Oral presentation]. International Science Education Conference, Singapore. https://www.isec-stem2020singapore.org/
  • Leung, J. S. C. & Cheng, M. M. W. (2019). Conceptual Change in Socioscientific Issues: Learning about Obesity. Paper presented at the biannual conference of the European Science Education Research Association, Bologna, Italy.
  • Cheng, M. M. W. & Leung, J. S. C. (2019). Socioscientific issues – teaching STEM for social justice. Paper presented at the 2019 International STEM in Education Symposium, Chongqing, China. 
  • Leung, J. S. C., Chan, K. K. H., He, C. L. (2017). Metaphorical conceptualizations on video viewing experience by student teachers in a teacher development programme. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Chan, K. K. H., Leung, J. S. C., He, C. L. (2017). Student teachers' feelings when viewing their own videos and their peers' videos. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Chan, K. K. H., Leung, J. S. C., He, C. L., Lam, D. S. H., & Ng, R. C. K. (2017). Tracking student teachers' changing ability to notice in a video-based methods course. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), San Antonio, TX.
  • Leung, J. S. C. (2016). Informal Reasoning Regarding Socioscientific Issues among Science Majors and Non-science Majors: Using Obesity as a Context for Study. Paper presented at The Fifth International Conference of East-Asian Association for Science Education. Tokyo, Japan.
  • Leung, J. S. C., Wong, S. L. & Yung, H. W. (2016). The Use of NOS Understandings in the Evaluation of Science News by Nonscience Majors. Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual International Conference, Baltimore, MD, USA.
  • Leung, J. S. C., Wong, S. L. & Yung, H. W. (2015). Relationship between NOS Understandings and Evaluation of Science in the Media. Paper presented at the biannual conference of the European Science Education Research Association, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Leung, J. S. C., Wong, S. L. & Yung, H. W. (2011). Understanding of Nature of Science and Evaluation of Science in the Media among Non-science Majors. Paper presented at the biannual conference of the European Science Education Research Association, Lyon, France.