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Dr CHIAN, Monaliza Maximo

Dr CHIAN, Monaliza Maximo

Post-doctoral Fellow

Academic Unit of Social Contexts and Policies of Education


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(852) 3910 2319


Room 712, Meng Wah Complex

  • Curriculum Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
  • Higher Education
  • Qualitative Research Methods and Methodologies
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity in Education

Research Expertise

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Research Methods and Methodologies
  • Higher Education Policy and Practice


2021 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Virtual Annual Meeting Sponsorship (April 9-12)


Wallace Foundation Scholarship for International Society of the Learning Science (ISLS) Annual Meeting 2021 (June 7-11)


Solidarity Award, World Congress of Applied Linguistics (2021, August 15-21)


International Travel Award, American Educational Research Association (AERA) (April 17-21), 2020 AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, California, USA ( canceled) 


Doctoral Scholarship, Philip and Helen Green Research Fellowship, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, University of California Santa Barbara


1998 First Teacher Award Nominee, National Sallie Mae, United States

Dialogue, feedback, and rehearsal in initial-teacher education: A focus on capstone assessment. Unfunded. Role: Co-Principal Investigator


  1. Chian, M.M., Bridges, S.M., Lee, D.P.L. (2021). Synergistic co-teaching: Surfacing the invisible flows of dramaturgy in practice in initial teacher education. In S.M. Bridges, Chan, C.K. & Chan, G. (Eds), Special Issue: "Advances in research on videos and teacher learning," Learning Culture and Social Interaction.DOI:
  2. Green, J.L., Baker, W.D., Chian, M. M., Vanderhoof, C., Kelly, G.J., Hooper, L., Skukauskaite, A., & Kalainoff, M. (2020).Studying the over-time construction of knowledge in educational settings: A microethnographic- discourse analysis approach, In. J.M. Powers, G.F. Fischman, & M. Pivovarova (Eds), Emergent Approaches for Education Research: What counts as innovative educational knowledge, and what education research counts? Review Volume 44, 2020.
  3. Chian, M. M. (2020).Tracing the development of literacy practices for integrating interdisciplinary curriculum in higher education: Interactional ethnographic study. In P. Szundy, M. L. Castanheira, & J. Green (Eds.), Thematic Issue: Research practices in literacies across languages and social domains. Trabalhos en Linguistica Aplicada Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp). Brazil.

  4. Chian, M. M., Bridges, S. M., & Lo, E. C. (2019). The triple jump in Problem-Based Learning: Unpacking principles and practices in designing assessment for curriculum alignment. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 13(2).

  5. Green J., Chian M., Stewart E., and Couch S. (2018). "What is an Ethnographic Archive an Archive of? A Telling Case of Challenges in Exploring Developing Interdisciplinary Programs in Higher Education", Acta Paedagogica Vilnensia, 390, pp. 112-131.

  6. Green, J., Joo, J., Dai, Y., Hirsch, T., Chian, M.M. & David, P. B. (2017). Challenges in understanding different epistemological for studying learning: A telling case of constructing a new research agenda. International Journal of Education Research, 84(2017). 119-126. Elsevier.

Selected Conference Papers

  1. Jenkins, D.C., Chian, M.M., Matchmes, K., Cross, C., Gilmore, L., Pope, S., Green, J.L.  (2021). “Conversation of Processes: Designing Interactive Curriculum for an Online Learning Environment. 5th Annual Conference on Academic Research in Education (CARE) 2021 by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, College of Education. Virtual
  2. Chian, M.M. (2021) Designing learning opportunities to develop academic literacies in an interdisciplinary curriculum in higher education: Practices, processes, and challenges. A symposium: ReN: Literacies across languages and social domain. 19th Association International de Linguistique Applique World Congress 2021.Virtual/Hybrid.

  3. Chian, M.M. (2021)Cross-analyses of PBL tutorials in-action across three clinical education programs: A collective case study. In a structured poster presentation: "Educational Responsibilities in Problem-Based Education (PBE): Principles, Practices, and Networks Creating and Supporting PBE." Problem-Based and Project-Based Learning, Special Interest Group. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2021.Virtual.

  4. Chian, M.M., Bridges, S.M., Lee, D.P.L. (2021) Surfacing co-teaching discourse strategies in initial teacher education (ITE): A video-based ethnography.  A symposium: "The pursuit for responsible educators creating equitable learning opportunities: A cross-institutional conversation," Language and Social Processes (LSP), Special Interest Group. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2021. Virtual.

  5. Bridges, S.M., Chian, M.M., Chan, K.K.H., Chan, A.K.L., Chan, C.K.K., Lee, D.P.L, & Lee, A.M.S (2020). Dialogue, feedback and rehearsal in pre-service teacher education: An interactional ethnography. Poster Presentation. The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2020), Nashville, TN, USA, Virtual.

  6. Chian, M.M., Bridges, S.M., Botehlo, M.G. (2020) "Preparing clinicians across an integrated curriculum design: A collaborative ethnography tracing clinical learning".  Roundtable Conversation: Ethnographic Explorations of Community-Based Learning and Becoming. 2020 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, United States. (Conference canceled) 

  7. Bridges, S.M., Botehlo, M.G., & Chian, M. M. (2019). Growing into a professional: Tracing clinical reasoning across a problem-based dental curriculum in Hong Kong. Working Group Roundtable: Designing and Supporting Innovative Learning Environments Across Contexts and Disciplines: International Perspectives. 2019 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. Toronto, Canada.

  8. Chian, M.M. (2019). Tracing the effect of virtual feedback in students' learning in an integrated curriculum in higher education. Symposium: Technologies-as partners for collaborating in constructing learning opportunities: Multisite interactional ethnographic studies. CAERDA 27th Annual International Conference. Toronto, Canada.

  9. Chian, M. M. (2018). Tracing the development of an integrated curriculum design in higher education: A reflexive analysis of a research study. Time, Temporality, & Slowness: Future Directions for Design Research Workshop. Design and Diversity: Designing Interactive System 2018, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR.

  10. Chian, M.M., Stewart, A., & Stewart, E. (2018).  Single case study of interview-conversations: Analyzing archived records to gain an emic perspective. Poster Presentation: Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC) Las Vegas, USA.

  11. Chian, M.M. & Brooks, L.A. (2018). A single case study: Making the invisible visible in designing, developing, and implementing interdisciplinary curriculum in higher education. Conference on Academic Research in Education (CARE). Las Vegas, USA.

  12. Chian, M.M., & Couch, S. (2017). Embedded and external ethnographers' reflexive analysis:  Designing and researching innovative interdisciplinary curriculum in undergraduate education Initiative:  Structured Poster Session: 2017 American Educational Research Association (AERA)Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, USA.

  13. Chian, M.M. (2017). Making visible the challenges of research an ongoing project: seeking insider's perspective. Pre-conference workshop: Exploring an ethnographic perspective as a logic-of-inquiry. National Council of Teacher of English Assembly for Research (NCTEAR, 2017): Midwinter Conference, San Francisco State University. San Francisco, CA, USA.

  14. Chian, M.M, Stewart, E., Stewart, A., & Green. J. (2016).  "Conducting interview-conversations with computer-mediated communication in virtual space: Gaining emic perspectives. Round table Session entitled: VISUALizing qualitative methods. 2016American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA.

  15. Arya, D., Balos, N., Chian, M.M., & Green, J. (2016). 'The transdisciplinary nature of educational ethnography". Alternative Session. National Council of Teachers of English Assembly of Research (NCTEAR, 2016): Midwinter Conference, Eastern Michigan University. Ypsilanti, MI, USA.

  16. Chian, M.M. (2015). What counts as mastery: Contrastive analysis of students' differential performance in an emerging area of study in higher education. Working Discussion Group:10th Annual Discourse Analysis in Educational Research Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison, WI, USA.

  17. Chian, M.M., Hellman, F., Brooks, L.A., Couch, S., Yeager, B., & Saveri, A. (2015). Challenges in seeking the emic perspective: Processes and principles of designing for the unknown in higher education.  Structured Poster Session: 2015American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Chicago. IL, USA.

Book Chapters

  1. Verbeek, F., & Chian, M.M. (2020). Observations from the outside: Fledging researchers' perspectives. In S.M. Bridges & R. Imafuku (Eds.) Interactional research into Problem-Based Learning, (pp.391-407). Purdue University.

  2. Green, J. L., Chian, M., & Stewart, E. A. (2019). Cazden, Courtney.  In P. Atkinson, S. Delamont, A. Cernat, J.W. Sakshaug, & R.A. Williams (Eds.), SAGE Research methods foundations.

  3. Green, J., & Chian, M.M. "Triangulation." (2018). In B. Frey (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia ofeducational research, measurement, and evaluation. Vol. 4, pp 1717-1720. Sage Publishing.

Research Evaluation and Policy Reports

  1. Chian, M.M. & Hoang, A.P. (2021). Policy-in-brief: Continuing professional development policies for teachers in Hong Kong. Academy for Leadership in Teacher Education.

  2. Green, J. Chian, M.M., Stewart, E. Stewart, A.& Yun, D. (2015).Final/Research Evaluation Report: Pilot Instructional Project of The Long Term and Futures Thinking Project at California State University, East Bay, (2012-2014).

Teaching List, Current

  1. 2020 S2, EDUR6010, 2B, Qualitative Research Methods I
  2. 2020 S2, EDUR6011, 2A, Qualitative Research Methods II
  3. 2020 S1, EDUR7069, 1A, Interactional Ethnography
  4. 2019 S2, EDUR6010, 2B, Qualitative Research Methods I
  5. 2019 S2, EDUR6011, 2A, Qualitative Research Methods II
  6. 2019 S1, EDUR7069, 1A, Interactional Ethnography
  7. 2018 S1, EDUR7069, 1A, Interactional Ethnography