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Dr TSE, W. C. Alex

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Dr TSE, W. C. Alex

謝永祥

B.A.(Hons.)(HKBU), PGDE (EdUHK), MSc.(HKU), M.A.(HKPolyU), EdD (HKU)

Lecturer

Teacher Education and Learning Leadership

Tel: (852) 2241 5455

Location: Room 316, Runme Shaw Building

Areas of Expertise:

STEM Education, Information Technology in K-12 Education, Critical Thinking, Inquiry-based Learning and WebQuest, Research Methods, Small Class Environment, General Studies

Areas of Expertise
Research Areas:
  • STEM Education
  • Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Inquiry-based Learning and WebQuest
  • Teacher Professional Development
Courses taught in 2019-2020:
  • Master of Education (STEM Education)

          -STEM Education Theory, Practice and Application
          -Learning, Teaching and Assessment in STEM Education
          -STEM Education in an Evolving Social Context
          -Methods of Research and Enquiry - STEM Education

  • Master of Science in Information Technology in Education and 
    Master of Science in Library and Information Management

          -Research Seminars and Workshops 

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education

           -Learning Design and Technology for School Educators
           -Teaching of Critical Thinking in General Studies

 

Awards

Best Paper Awards: The Global Chinese Conference on Inquiry Learning: Innovations and Applications (2019, 2012, 2010)

Commendation Letters for Outstanding Teaching: Courseware Design and Multimedia, a core elective of Master of Arts Programme in Information Technology in Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2010, 2009)

Outstanding Teaching Practice, Outstanding Academic Performance, Outstanding Performance in General Studies: Hong Kong Institute of Education (2001)

Director's Award, Best Academic Performance, Best Performance in Professional Studies, Best Performance in General Studies: Hong Kong Institute of Education (2000)
 

Projects
Teacher Professional Development Courses Commissioned by the Education Bureau, Hong Kong:
  • Instructor, Support Programme on Fostering Communities of Practice to Enhance Small Class Teaching, 2015-2018
  • Instructor and Course Designer, Information Technology in Education Refresher Training Courses for School Teachers: Teacher Professional Development through MOOC: Elementary Course on Effective Use of WebQuest to Enhance the Quality of Learning and Teaching, 2014-15
  • Instructor and Course Designer, Information Technology in Education Refresher Training Courses for School Teachers: Design and Use of WebQuest – Developing Secondary School Science Students’ Information Processing Skills through School-based Assessment Tasks using WebQuest Platform, 2010-2011
  • Instructor and Course Designer, Information Technology in Education Refresher Training Courses for School Teachers: Applying Wireless and Mobile Technology to Learning and Teaching, 2009-2010
  • Instructor and Course Designer, Information Technology in Education Refresher Training Courses for School Teachers: Elementary Course on Using WebQuest for Project-based Learning in Schools, 2009-2010
  • Instructor, Information Technology in Education Refresher Training Courses for School Teachers: Cultivating Students’ Information Literacy through Project-based Learning, 2009-2010
  • Instructor and Course Designer, Information Technology in Education Refresher Training Courses for School Teachers: Intermediate Course on Design on Application of WebQuest in Learning and Teaching in Primary and Secondary School, 2007-2008
  • Instructor and Course Designer, Information Technology in Education Refresher Training Courses for School Teachers: Using Weblog to Promote Reading and Writing of the Chinese Language in Primary and Secondary Schools, 2007-2008
  • Instructor, Information Technology in Education Refresher Training Courses for School Teachers: Using WebQuest and Concept Map Tool to Facilitate Students' Self-learning, 2005-2006
  • Instructor, Information Technology in Education Refresher Training Courses for School Teachers: Developing Interactive eBooks to Promote e-Learning in Schools, 2005-2006
School Development Projects:
  • Instructor, Support Programme on Fostering Communities of Practice to Enhance Small Class Teaching, Providing over 50 schools on-site training and consultation on instructional design about STEM education, Information Technology in Education, Learning and Teaching in Small Class Environment, 2015-2018
  • Instructor, Provision of Support for Seconded Teachers under School Support Partners Scheme on Small Class Teaching, 2016-17
  • Instructor, Teacher Professional Development Programme of Integrating WebQuest in Scientific Inquiry to Improve Catering for Learning Diversity and Promote Inter-disciplinary Learning, 2007-2012
  • Instructor, WebQuest Training Centre and Resources Platform –Deepen the Development of Inquiry Learning and Project-based Learning Supported by Network Environment, 2007-2008
Research Projects:
  • Research Team Member, Project-based Learning for Hong Kong – Taiwan School Pairs on a Game-based Collaborative Learning Platform 2009-2010, funded by Department of Education, Taipei City Government, HK$114,000, 2009-2010.
  • Research Team Member, Project-based Learning for Hong Kong – Foshan School Pairs on a Game-based Collaborative Learning Platform 2009-2010, funded by individual schools, HK$41,000, 2009-2010.
  • Research Team Member, Project-based Learning for Hong Kong - Taiwan School Pairs on a Game-based Collaborative Learning Platform 2009, funded by Department of Education, Taipei City Government, HK$75,000, 2009
  • Research Team Member, Immersion Learning with Farmtasia II in Liberal Studies for Junior Secondary Students, Centre for the Advancement of Information Technology in Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK30,000, 2009.
  • Research Team Member, WebQuest Training Centre & Resources Platform – Deepen the Development of Enquiry Learning and Project-based Learning supported by Network Environment (in collaboration with Buddhist Mau Fung Memorial College), funded by Information Technology in Education Partnership Incentive Scheme, Education Bureau, The Government of the HKSAR, HK$160,000, 2007-2008.
  • Research Team Member, Project-based Learning for Hong Kong - Taiwan School Pairs on a Game-based Collaborative Learning Platform, funded by Department of Education, Taipei City Government, HK$100,000, 2008.
  • Research Team Member, Seed project: Inter-school project-based learning through Computer-supported Collaborative Learning platform, self-funded project, Centre for the Advancement of Information Technology in Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007-2008.
  • Research Team Member, Project-based Learning with Learning Villages among Schools in the Mainland, Hong Kong and the USA, funded by Quality Education Division, Education and Manpower Bureau, The Government of the HKSAR, HK$701,800, 2006-2007.
  • Research Team Member, Evaluation of the Implementation and the Impact of the “WebQuest” Refresher Training Course on Students’ Learning, commissioned by Quality Education Division, Education and Manpower Bureau, The Government of the HKSAR, HK$645,000, 2006-2007.
  • Research Team Member, Global Learning Community among Primary Education through 3-I Project Learning, funded by Quality Education Division, Education and Manpower Bureau, The Government of the HKSAR, HK$ 1,100,000, 2005-2006.
Development of Undergraduate Distance Learning Course Materials:
  • Course Developer, Leading Innovation and Information Technology Applications in Early Childhood Teaching, a 5-credit compulsory course for Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Early Childhood Education (Leadership and Special Educational Needs), The Open University of Hong Kong, 2014-15
Publications
Government Research Reports:
  • Curriculum Development Institute [Tse, A.W.C.as co-investigator]. (2019). The STEM education in primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong: Curriculum planning, implementation measures, learning, teaching and assessment strategies, impact on student learning, professional development and support measures received by schools. Hong Kong: Curriculum Development Institute.
  • Lee, F.L., Pun, S.W., Ip, W.H., Tsui, Y., Chow, Y.M., Zhou, Y, Tse, A.W.C. (2007). Evaluation of the Implementation and the Impact of the “WebQuest” Refresher Training Course on Students’ Learning --Final Report. Hong Kong: Education Bureau.
Refereed Publications:
  • Tse, A.W.C., Yuen, A.H.K. &. Fung, D.C.L. (2019). Model-guided instruction for developing students’ key affective dimensions of critical thinking in a computer-supported collaborative learning context. Proceedings of the Tenth Global Chinese Conference on Inquiry Learning: Innovations and Applications (GCCIL2019). Beijing: Beijing Normal University. (Best Paper Award)
  • Tse, A.W.C., Yuen, A.H.K. &. Fung, D.C.L. (2015). Complementary use of a 3D virtual learning environment and an asynchronous online discussion platform to develop students’ Key Affective Dimensions of Critical Thinking. Proceedings of the Sixth Global Chinese Conference on Inquiry Learning: Innovations and Applications (GCCIL2015). Wuxi: Jiangnan University. (Short Paper)
  • Tse, A.W.C. (2012). Developing Students' Critical Thinking Dispositions: Instructional Approach, Principles and Module. Proceedings of the Third Global Chinese Conference on Inquiry Learning: Innovations and Applications (GCCIL2012). Huizhou: Huizhou University. (The Best Paper Award)
  • Jong, M.S.Y., Chen, W.Q., Tse, A.W.C., Lee, F.L. & Lee, J.H.M. (2011). Using Posing Templates for Enhancing Students’ Argumentative Elaborations in Computer-supported Collaborative Inquiry Learning. Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 5(3), 275-294.
  • Tse, A.W.C., Jong, M.S.Y., Lee, F.L. & Lee, J.H.M. (2010). A Pilot Study on Teachers’ Question Types and Students’ Critical Thinking Skill Types in Asynchronous Online Discussion. Proceedings of the First Global Chinese Conference on Inquiry Learning: Innovations and Applications (GCCIL2010). Guangzhou: School of Educational Technology, South China Normal University. (The Best Paper Award)
  • Wong, A.N.L. & Tse, A.W.C. (2010). A Pilot Study of Enhancing 3D Geometry Learning by Using Augmented Reality Learning Tool. Proceedings of the Sixth Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Conference on Information Technology in Education (GHM 2010). Macau: University of Macau.
  • Zhou, Y.X., Lee, F.L. & Tse, A.W.C. & Lee. (2009). Learning transfer in Farmtasia 2. Proceedings of the First Conference on Digital Game-based Learning (DGL2009). Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • Tse, A.W.C., Jong, M.S.Y., Zhou, Y.X., Chen, W.Q., Lee, F.L. & Lee, J.H.M. (2009).   The Effectiveness of Teachers’ Facilitation in Using Game Elements to Motivate Students’ Participation in CSCL discussion. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2009) (Poster). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education.
  • Chu T. W. & Tse, A.W.C. (2009).   Enhancing Self-regulated Learning by Using One-to-one Digital Ink eBag with eBooks. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2009) (Workshop paper). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education.
  • Tse, A.W.C., Jong, M.S.Y., Zhou, Y.X., Chen, W.Q., Lee, F.L. & Lee, J.H.M. (2009).   Use of Game Elements to Motivate Students to Participate in CSCL discussion. Proceedings of the Fifth Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Conference on Information Technology in Education (GHM 2009). Foshan: School of Educational Technology, South China Normal University.
  • Chiu, S.K., Fung, K.C., Yu, C.Y. & Tse, A.W.C. (2009). Guiding Students to learn in Authentic Learning Environment by Using UMPCs Working with WebQuest. Proceedings of the 13th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE2009) (1499-1503). Taipei: Taiwan Normal University.
  • Chong, S.F., Au, C.M., & Tse, A.W.C. (2009). Learning Outcomes of Project-based Learning by Using ”Learning Villages” : A Game-Based Collaborative Learning Platform (1508-1512). Proceedings of the 13th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE2009). Taipei: Taiwan Normal University.
  • Jong, M.S.Y., Tse, A.W.C., Zhou, Y.X., Chen, W.Q., Lee, F.L. & Lee, J.H.M. (2008). Using Posting Templates for Enhancing Students’ Argumentative Elaborations in Learning Villages. In M. Eisenberg, Kinshuk, M. Chang, R. McGreal (Eds.), Proceedings: Second IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning (DIGITEL 2008) (180-187). Danvers, MA: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
  • Tse, A.W.C. & Lee, F.L. (2008). Design of Student Page of WebQuest (One): Formulating the Learning Situation. In Lee, F.L., Yang, H.H. & Pun, S.W. (Eds.), WebQuest: Concept and Design (36-46). Singapore: McGraw-Hill Education. (In Chinese)
  • Lee, F.L. & Tse, A.W.C. (2008). Design of Student Page of WebQuest (Two): Guidelines in Learning Process. In Lee, F.L., Yang, H.H. & Pun, S.W. (Eds.), WebQuest: Concept and Design (47-62). Singapore: McGraw-Hill Education. (In Chinese)
  • Lee, F.L. & Tse, A.W.C. (2008). Design of Teacher Page of WebQuest. In Lee, F.L., Yang, H.H. & Pun, S.W. (Eds.), WebQuest: Concept and Design (63-66). Singapore: McGraw-Hill Education. (In Chinese)
  • Tse, A.W.C., Chiu, R.S.K. & Lee, F.L. (2007). The Elements Facilitating Effective Teacher Professional Development to Implement Information Technology in Education: WebQuest as an Example. Proceedings of the Third Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Conference on Information Technology in Education (GHM2007). Macau: University of Macau.
  • Hon, C. K. & Tse, A.W.C. (2006). Relationship between Students’ Internet Uses at Home and Their Families’ Socioeconomic Status: A Study of Hong Kong Secondary One Students. Proceedings of the Second Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Conference on Information Technology in Education (GHM2006). Guangzhou: School of Educational Technology, South China Normal University.
  • Tse, A.W.C., Lee, F.L. & Ou, Y. (2006). The Effectiveness of Knowledge Building through Computer-supported Collaborative Learning among Elementary Students: a Case Study. In R. Mizoguchi, P. Dillenbourg & Z. Zhu. (Eds.), Learning by Effective Utilization of Technologies: Facilitating Intercultural Understanding (209-216). Amsterdam: IOS Press.
  • Tse, A.W.C., Lee, F.L. & Ou, Y. (2006). The Ten Areas of Neglect of Teachers in Implementing Computer-supported Collaborative Learning. In J.G. Cheng & S.B. Han. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 10th Annual Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE2006). Beijing: Tsinghua University.
  • Tse, A.W.C., Lee, F.L. & Ou, Y. (2006). Model of Evaluating the Roles of Teachers in Computer-supported Collaborative Learning. Proceedings of Hong Kong International Information Technology in Education Conference 2006. Hong Kong: Education Bureau.
  • Tse, A.W.C. (2006). Model of Evaluating Educational Multimedia Application for Teaching and Learning. Proceedings of Hong Kong International Information Technology in Education Conference 2006. Hong Kong: Education Bureau.
  • Ou, Y., Tse, A.W.C., Pun, S.W. & Lee, F. L. (2006). Global Learning Community among Primary Education through 3-I Project Learning. Proceedings of Hong Kong International Information Technology in Education Conference 2006. Hong Kong: Education Bureau.
  • Tse, A.W.C. (2002). Evaluation School Intranet Web with BUS Model: A Case Study of a Hong Kong Primary School. In K. S. Volk & W.W.M. So (Eds.), Science, Technology Education: Meeting the Challenges of Education Reform (209-224). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education, Curriculum Development Institute of  Education Department, Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education, Hong Kong Association for Design and Technology Education.
  • Tse, A.W.C. (2001). An Innovative Teaching Practice: Scientific Investigation as a Creative Teaching Method in Primary Education. Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2 (2), Article 8. Retrieved November 13, 2001 from http://www.ied.edu.hk/apfslt/v2_issue2/tsewc/ (In Chinese)
  • Tse, A.W.C. (2001). Children's Poet Creation and Teaching of Creative Writing. Chinese Language Communication, 60, 56-62. (In Chinese)
Professional Community Services
  • Member of Programme Committee, Master of Science in Information Technology in Education and 
    Master of Science in Library and Information Management, 2019-Present
  • (Executive) Member of Council, Chinese Society for Inquiry Learning, 2009-Present
  • Programme committee member, committee member of instructional design competition, panel chair, panel member and paper reviewer,  The Global Chinese Conferences on Inquiry Learning: Innovations and Applications, 2010-2019
  • Programme committee member and paper reviewer,  The Conferences on Digital Game-based Learning, 2009-2012
  • Programme committee member and paper reviewer The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Conferences on Information Technology in Education, 2006-2010
  • Adjudicator, WebQuest Design Competitions, 2006-2009
Others
Before serving at HKU:

Dr. TSE was a Curriculum Support Officer at the Curriculum Development Institute of the Education Bureau, Hong Kong, mainly responsible for research and development of STEM education, especially through leading related: 1) investigations on the implementation of STEM education in primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong: curriculum planning, implementation measures, learning, teaching and assessment strategies, impact on student learning, professional development and support measures received by schools; 2) teacher professional programmes; 3) school-support on designing instruction and school development plan.

He served as a Part-time Lecturer, Course Developer or Tutor at the University of Hong Kong and the Open University of Hong Kong for teaching or developing postgraduate and undergraduate courses about STEM education, Information Technology in Education, Learning and Teaching in Small Class Environment, providing related on-site training and consultation on instructional design to over 50 schools.

He was an Instructor at the Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He taught or co-taught seven modules of the Master of Arts Programme in Information Technology in Education. While teaching this programme, he supervised eight postgraduate students in completing their annual research projects and some of them were presented at academic conferences. He also taught or co-taught Information Technology in education courses in Postgraduate Diploma in Education programme and Bachelor of Education programme. In addition to teaching the postgraduate and undergraduate programmes, he taught eight Information Technology in Education Refresher Training Courses open to primary and secondary school teachers in Hong Kong, commissioned by the Education Bureau.

Prior to working at the Education Bureau and universities, he served as a Teacher of General Studies, English Language, Chinese Language, and Computer Studies at Kowloon Rhenish School, leading the development of the Information Technology Committee there.

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