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Dr LO, Margaret M.

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Dr LO, Margaret M.


Assistant Professor

BABEd (Lang Ed) English, Teaching Practicum Coordinator (Primary Schools)

Teacher Education and Learning Leadership

Tel: (852) 3917 8608

Location: Room 662, Meng Wah Complex

Areas of Expertise:

English language teacher education, youth mentoring as service-learning; critical multiliteracies; new literacies, social justice in education

Areas of Expertise

Teaching Areas:
English Language teaching pedagogy (primary and secondary); Critical Inquiry in language education; Undergraduate Dissertation; Youth mentoring as service learning; Professional Practicum; Multiliteracies and new literacies; English Phonology for English teachers;

Research Areas:
Social justice teacher education; Youth mentoring as service learning; Critical multiliteracies in English language education; Inclusive education; Critical discourse analysis and critical social theory


Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award 2015-16, Team Award
‚Äč ‘Mentoring for social justice and inclusion’, Team Leader, with C Mok and C. Chan

Faculty Distinguished Teacher Award, 2008 - 2009


Teaching English for social justic and inclusion in Hong Kong schools: Participatory research at the nexus of teacher education, schools and communities. General Research Fund, Research Grants Commission Hong Kong. 2019-present. Project number 17617819

Interrogating student-teachers’ development of social justice pedagogies through youth mentoring as service-learning. Early Career Scheme, Research Grants Commission, Hong Kong. 2017-2019. Project number 27606517 

Developing critical inclusive pedagogies of pre-service English language teachers through mentoring marginalised youth: a pilot study. Seed Funding for Basic Research. University Research Committee, University of Hong Kong. 2016-2017

Developing mentoring capacities in student-teachers through an undergraduate elective.  University Teaching Development Grant, 2015-2016

Developing Primary and Secondary English Language Teachers’ Understanding of Critical Literacy Skills (2015-18) EDB NET Section (Co-I with Cheri Chan, PI )

Seed Project on Strategic Use of Tasks and Exercises in the Learning, Teaching and Assessment of Grammar at Primary Level, English Language Education Section CDI EDB, 2015-16.  Consultant.Enabling student-teachers to exploit new literacies in the teaching practicum. Faculty Teaching Development Fund; Principal Investigator. Dec 2013 - 2014

Promoting New Literacies in Hong Kong Schools. Quality Education Fund; Acting Principal Investigator; (PI, Matthew Clarke); Sept 2008- Aug 2011

Evaluation Study on the Implementation of the Revised English Language Curriculum at PrimaryLevel. Education Bureau; Co-Investigator (PI, Anthony KK Tong), 2009-2010.

Parallel Lessons - Exchange between Hong Kong and Mainland teachers. Quality English Fund; English subject specialist. (PI, Dr Ng Ho Ming). 2006-2008.

Developing the pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of novice teachers of L2 English. University Teaching Development Grant; Co-Investigator. (PI, Prof Stephen Andrews), 2007-2008.

The Study of Good Practices in English Language Teaching. EMB consultancy project; Team member ( PIs, Prof Amy B. Tsui and Dr. Anthony K. K. Tong.) 2003-2005.


Muschette, N. & Lo, M. M. (under review). Global citizenship education and English language teaching: A framework of glocal competencies of Jamaican ELT professionals in Japan. In Figuera, R. ed., The Politics of TESOL in the Commonwealth Caribbean. New York: Routledge.

Lo, M. M. (forthcoming 2021). Teacher education for social justice across sociocultural and sociopolitical contexts: an autobiographical narrative study. In Chan, E., Ross, V. & Keyes, D. eds. Cross-cultural Perspectives in Teaching. Bingley UK: Emerald Publishing.

Lo, M. M. (2019) Youth mentoring as service-learning in teacher education: Student-teachers’ ethical accounts of the self. Teaching and Teacher Education. Volume 80, pp. 218-226.

Chan, C. & Lo, M. (2016) Exploring inclusive pedagogical practices in Hong Kong primary EFL classrooms. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 21(7), 714-729

Lo, M. M. (2014) Negotiating task, text and new literacies in online comic strips. In Benson, P. & Chik, A. Popular Culture, Pedagogy and Teacher Education: International Perspectives. (pp. 166-179) York and London: Routledge.

Lo, M. M. (2014) Negotiating and appropriating new literacies in English Language classrooms in Hong Kong primary schools: Economies of knowledge, attention and enjoyment.  (PhD thesis).  University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. 

Lo, M. M., Clarke, M., Luk, J. C., Chigaeva, S. & Lam, J. (2012). Promoting New Literacies in Hong Kong Schools. Hong Kong: Quality Education Fund

Tong, A. K. K., Harfitt, G., Lo, M., & Nicholson, S. (2011). An evaluation study of the Revised English Language Curriculum, Primary 1-6: Project report. Hong Kong SAR: Education Bureau.

Lo, M., & Clarke, M. (2010). Practicing or preaching? Teacher educators and student teachers appropriating new literacies. In D. Pullen & D. Cole (Eds.), Multiliteracies and technology enhanced education: Social practice and the global classroom, pp.146-177, Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Hyland, F. and Lo, M. (2006) Examining interaction in the teaching practicum: Issues of language, power and control. Mentoring and Tutoring. 14/2. pp,163-186.

Lo, M. (2001) Dramatizing Stories. Teachers Guide, Penguin Young Readers. Pearson Education Limited.

Professional Community Services

Associate editor, Pedagogies: An International Journal (Taylor & Francis)

Member, Editorial Board of Research In Education (SAGE)

CDC - HKEAA Committee for English Language, Committee member, 2013-2019

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