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Ms YEN, Miao-ju Louisa

Ms YEN, Miao-ju Louisa


Senior Lecturer

Academic Unit of Language and Literacy Education


BA(NCCU), MA (CUHK), PGDE Distinction (CUHK)


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(852) 3917 5430


Room 621, Meng Wah Complex

Prospective PhD/ EdD/ MPhil Applications

Not applicable.

Areas of Teaching


International Education, Innovative Pedagogies, Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Concept-based Curriculum Design, International Baccalaureate(IB) Philosophy


  Areas of Research 

Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction, Teachers' Cultural Beliefs, Cross-cultural  Education, International Education.


  • Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award (Early Career Teaching Award), 2021-22 

  • Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award (Team),  2019-20

  • Co-Investigator, Teaching Development Grand (TDG), 2021-2023

       Developing pre-service teachers’ classroom-talk competency 

        through video visualization and peer review 


  • Principal Investigator, Faculty Research Fund (FRF), 2020-2022

      The impact of Chinese teachers’ cultural beliefs in teaching and learning on

      their implementation of western-oriented pedagogies in the 

      intercultural school context


  • Co-Investigator, Concept-Based Teaching and Learning in Action,  2019-2021  

     Investigating how frontline teachers at IB International schools implement

     concept-based teaching and learning as action research projects in their



  • Doctor of Education, ongoing

    The impact of Chinese teachers’ cultural beliefs about teaching and

     learning on their interpretation and implementing the Concept-based     

     Curriculum and Instruction in the International Baccalaureate Middle

    Years Programme Language Acquisition classrooms 

Professional Experiences in International Baccalaureate(IB) Education:

  • Assessment Author 

  • Workshop Leader

  • School Visiting Team Member 

  • Examiner

  • Course Outline Reader

  • Authorization Reader

Professional Experiences in International School Context:

  • Head of Department 

  • Community and Service Coordinator 

  • Curriculum Project Leader 

  • Teacher- Langauge and Literature

  • Teacher- Teaching Chinese as a second language 


    Engagement and Contribution to the Community: 


    • Nov 2023. Guest Speaker, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • Aug 2023. Workshop Leader, Taipei European School
    • July 2023. Presenter, HKU IB Chinese Education Summer Institute
    • July 2022. Presenter, HKU IB Chinese Education Summer Institute
    • Oct 2021. Guest Speaker, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • Oct 2021. School Visiting Member, Guangzhou Country Garden School  
    • July 2021. Presenter, HKU IB Chinese Education Summer Institute 
    • May 2021. Media Interview, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK)
    • May 2021. Workshop Leader, Beijing International Bilingual Academy
    • Oct 2020. Guest Speaker, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • Dec 2019. Presenter, International Schools’ Chinese Language Education Conference and Workshop, Wesley College, Melbourne, Australia 
    • Nov 2019. Presenter, China International Education Association Forum, ISF Academy, Hong Kong
    • Aug 2019. Workshop Leader, INSTEP In-school Teacher Workshop, Victoria Shanghai Academy, Hong Kong 
    • Aug 2019. Workshop Leader,  Kangqiao International School, Shanghai
    • May 2019. Presenter, Innovative Chinese Teaching Conferences, Shen Wai International School, Shenzhen
    • Apr 2019. School Visiting Member, Nanfang International School, Guangzhou 
    • Mar 2019. Presenter, Innovative Chinese Teaching Conferences, Victoria Shanghai Academy, Hong Kong 
    • Dec 2018. Presenter, Annual Exhibition Learning and Teaching Expo, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    • Nov 2017, Guest Speaker, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • Jun 2017.  Workshop Leader,  United International School, Shanghai 
    • Jun 2017. Workshop Leader, ESF Cross-School Chinese Teacher Training Workshop, Shatin College, Hong Kong 
    • Mar 2017, Presenter, 21th Century Conference,  The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre   
    • Feb 2017. Workshop Leader,  Renaissance College, Hong Kong 
    • Oct 2016. Guest Speaker, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • Jun 2016. Workshop Leader,  Singapore International School, Suzhou 
    • May 2016. Presenter,  ESF Cross-School Chinese Teacher Training Workshop,  ESF Centre, Hong Kong
    • Jun  2015. Workshop Leader, Western International School,  Shanghai 
    • 2015-2018, Presenter, Annual Conference for the Association of Chinese Teachers Hong Kong,  Canadian International School,  Hong Kong