Dr DENG, Wenjing   鄧文靖
Assistant Professor
Department of Science and Environmental Studies
Phone No: (852) 2948 8288
Email: wdeng@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0001-5383-5595
Phone
(852) 2948 8288
Email
wdeng@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
55332227600
Research Interest

1, Indoor Air Quality and Health

2, Waste Management

3, Persistent Organic Pollutants

External Appointment

Adjunt Professor of South China Normal University

Research Interest

1, Indoor Air Quality and Health

2, Waste Management

3, Persistent Organic Pollutants

External Appointment

Adjunt Professor of South China Normal University

Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Deng Wen-Jing (2019). E-Waste Management: Challenges and Opportunities. So, Winnie Wing Mui, Chow, Cheuk Fai, Lee, John Chi Kin (Eds.), Springer (15-26). New York City: Nature.
Deng, W.J. (2016). “Turning food waste into biofuel.” In "Recycling of Solid Waste for Biofuels and Bio-chemicals." Eds. Karthikeyan, O.P., Heimann, K., Muthu, S.S., Springer (357-379). Australia: springer.

Journal Publications
Hu, L., Deng, W.-J., Ying, G.-G., & Hong, H. (2021). Environmental perspective of COVID-19: Atmospheric and wastewater environment in relation to pandemic. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 219, 112297-112306.
Li, N., Ying, G.-G., Hong, H., & Deng, W.-J. (2020). Perfluoroalkyl substances in the urine and hair of preschool children, airborne particles in kindergartens, and drinking water in Hong Kong. Environmental Pollution, 270, 116219-116227.
Li, N., Ying, G.-G., Hong, H., Tsang, E. P. K., & Deng, W.-J. (2020). Plasticizer contamination in the urine and hair of preschool children, airborne particles in kindergartens, and drinking water in Hong Kong. Environmental Pollution, 271, 116394.
Kuang, L., Hou, Y., Huang, F., Guo, A., Deng, W., Sun, H., . . . Hong, H. (2020). Pesticides in human milk collected from Jinhua, China: Levels, influencing factors and health risk assessment. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 205, 111331-111339.
Kuang LH, Hou YZ, Huang FQ, Hong HC*, Sun HJ*, Deng WJ, Lin HJ (2020). Pesticide residues in breast milk and the associated risk assessment: A review focused on China. Science of the Total Environment, 727, 138412.
Lin Hongjun, Dai Qunyun, Zheng Lili, Hong Huachang*, Deng Wenjing*, Wu Fuyong (2020). Radial basis function artificial neural network able to accurately predict disinfection by-product levels in tap water: Taking haloacetic acids as a case study. Chemosphere, 248, 125999.
Li, N., Ho, W.K., Wu, R.S.S., Tsang, E.P.K., Ying, G.-G., & Deng, W.-J. (2019). Ultra Violet Filters in the Urine of Preschool Children and Drinking Water. Environment International, 133, 105246.
Li, N., Ho, W.-K., Wu, R.S.S., Ying, G.-G., Wang, Z., Jones, K., & Deng, W.-J. (2019). Organophosphate Flame Retardants and Bisphenol A in Children's Urine in Hong Kong: Has the Burden Been Underestimated?. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 183, 109502.
Li Na, Chai YM, Jones Kevin C, Ying Guang-Guo, Deng Wen-Jing* (2019). Airborne antibiotic resistance genes in Hong Kong kindergarten. Environmental Pollution, 260, 114009.
Chen, J., Ying, G.G., & Deng, W.J (2019). Antibiotic Residues in Food: Extraction, Analysis, and Human Health Concerns. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 67, 7569-7586.
Chen Jun, Liu You-Sheng, Deng Wen-Jing*, Ying Guang-Guo* (2019). Removal of steroid hormones and biocides from rural wastewater by an integrated constructed wetland. Science of the Total Environment, 660, 358-365.
7. Chen Jun, Deng Wen-Jing, Liu You-Sheng, Hu Li-Xin, He Liang-Ying, Zhao Jian-Liang, Wang Tuan-Tuan, Ying Guang-Guo* (2019). Fate and removal of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes in hybrid constructed wetlands. Environmental Pollution, 249, 894-903.
Wong JTF, Chen XW, Deng WJ, Chai YM, Ng CWW, Wong MH (2018). Effects of biochar on bacterial communities in a newly established landfill cover topsoil. Journal of Environmental Management, 236, 667-673.
Deng, W., Li, N., & Ying, G.-G. (2018). Antibiotic Distribution, Risk Assessment, and Microbial Diversity in River Water and Sediment in Hong Kong. Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10653-018-0092-1. Environmental Geochemistry and Health (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10653-018-0092-1), online, 1-13.
Li N., Chen X.W., Deng W.J.*, Giesy J. P., Zheng H.L. (2018). PBDEs and Dechlorane Plus in the Environment of Guiyu, Southeast China: A Historical Location for E-waste Recycling (2004, 2014). Chemosphere, 199, 603-611.
Deng, Wen-Jing, Li Na, Wu Rudolf, Wong K.S. Richard , Wang Zijian, Ho Wingkei (2018). Phosphorus flame retardants and Bisphenol A in indoor dust and PM2.5 in kindergartens and primary schools in Hong Kong. Environmental Pollution, 235, 365-371.
Li Na, Ho W.K. Keith, Ying Guang-Guo, Deng Wen-Jing* (2017). Veterinary antibiotics in food, drinking water, and the urine of preschool children in Hong Kong. Environment International, 108, 246-252.
Deng Wen-Jing*, Giesy John P., So C.S., Zheng Hai-Long (2017). End-of-life (EoL) mobile phone management in Hong Kong households. Journal of Environmental Management, 200, 22-28.
Deng Wen-Jing*, Zheng Hai-Long, Tsui Anita K.Y., Chen Xun-Wen (2016). Measurement and Health Risk Assessment of PM2.5, Flame Retardants, Carbonyls and Black Carbon in Indoor and Outdoor Air in Kindergartens in Hong Kong. Environment International, 96, 65-74.
Chai Yemao, Deng Wen-jing*, Qin Xing, Xu Xiangrong (2016). Occurrence of four species of algae in the marine water of Hong Kong. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 180, 1-7.
Ho, S.S.H., Cheng, Y., Bai, Y., Ho, K., Dai, W., Cao, J., Lee, S., Huang, Y., Ip, H.S.S., Deng, W. & Guo,W. (2016). Risk assessment of indoor formaldehyde and other carbonyls in campus environments in Northwestern China (DOI: 10.4209/aaqr.2015.05.0312). Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 16(8), 1967-1980.
Zheng, Hai-Long, Deng, Wen-Jing*, Cheng, Yan, Guo, Wei (2016). Characteristics of PM2.5, CO2 and Particle-Number Concentration in Mass Transit Railway Carriages in Hong Kong. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, DOI 10.1007/s10653-016-9844-y, 1, 1-11.
Deng, Wenjing*, Chai Yemao, Lin, Huiying, So, Winnie WM, Ho, KWK, Tsui, AKY, Wong, RKS (2015). Distribution of bacteria in inhalable particles and its implications for health risks in kindergarten children in Hong Kong. Atmospheric Environment, 128, 268-275.
Deng, Wenjing*, Li, Na, Zheng, Hailong, Lin, Huiying (2015). Occurrence and risk assessment of antibiotics in river water in Hong Kong. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 125, 121-127.
Tian, Kang, Zhao, Yongcun*, Xu, Xianghua, Hai, Nan, Huang, Biao, Deng, Wenjing (2015). Effects of long-term fertilization and residue management on soil organic carbon changes in paddy soils of China: A meta-analysis. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 204, 40-50.
Zhao, Yongcun, Xu, Xianghua, Hai, Nan, Huang, Biao, Zheng, Hailong, Deng, Wenjing (2015). Uncertainty assessment for mapping changes in soil organic matter using sparse legacy soil data and dense new-measured data in a typical black soil region of China. Environmental earth sciences, 73, 197-207.
Cheng, Yan, Lee, Shun Cheng, Gao, Yuan, Cui, Long, Deng, Wenjing, Cao, Junji, Shen, Zhenxing, Sun, Jian (2014). Real-time measurements of PM2.5, PM10-2.5, and BC in an urban street canyon. Particuology, 1, 1-7.
Ho, K.F.*, Ho, Steven S.H., Huang, R.J., Dai, W.T., Cao, J.J., Tian, L.W., Deng, W.J. (2014). Spatiotemporal distribution of carbonyl compounds in China. Environmental Pollution, 197, 316-324.
Xu, Xianghua*, Liu, Cuiying, Zhao, Yongcun, Li, Renying., Deng, Wenjing (2014). Involvement of an Antioxidant Defense System in the Adaptive Response to Cadmium in Maize Seedlings (Zea mays L.). Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 93, 618-624.
Cao, Xuezhi, Shao, Yan, Deng, Wenjing, Wang, Hui, Wang, Shiliang (2014). Spatial distribution and potential ecologic risk assessment of heavy metals in the sediments of the Nansi Lake in China. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 186, 8845-8856.
Xu, Xianghua, Zhao, Yongcun, Zhao, Xiaoyan, Wang,Yudong, Deng, Wenjing (2014). Sources of heavy metal pollution in agricultural soils of a rapidly industrializing area in the Yangtze Delta of China. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 108, 161-167.
Zhao, Yan, Deng, Wenjing* (2014). Environmental impacts of different food waste resource technologies and the effects of energy mix. Resources Conservation and Recycling, 92, 214-221.
Ho, K.F., Ho, S.S., Dai, W.T., Cao, J.J., Huang, R.J., Tian, L.W., Deng, W.J. (2014). Seasonal variations of monocarbonyl and dicarbonyl in urban and sub-urban sites of Xi'an, China. Environmental and Monitoring Assessment, 186(5), 2835-2849.
Tian, K., Zhao, Y.C., Xu, X.H., Huang, B., Sun, W.X., Shi, X.Z., Deng, W.J. (2014). A Meta-analysis of Field Experiment Data for Characterizing the Topsoil Organic Carbon Changes under Different Fertilization Treatments in Uplands of China. Acta Ecologica Sinica, DOI:10.5846/stxb201211201634, 1-15.
Deng, W.J. (2013). Atmospheric PCDD/Fs in Southeastern China. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, A(2), 651-663.
Ho, K.F., Ho, S.H.S., Lee, S.C., Louie, P.K.K., Cao, J.J., Deng, W.J. (2013). Volatile organic compounds in roadside environment of Hong Kong. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 13, 1331-1347.
Xing, W., Lu, W.J., Zhao, Y., Zhang, X., Deng, W.J., Christensen, T.H. (2013). Environmental impact assessment of leachate recirculation in landfill of municipal solid waste by comparing with evaporation and discharge (EASEWASTE). Waste Management, 33(2), 382-389.
Wang, S.L., Wang, H., Deng, W.J. (2012). Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) distribution and effect factors in the water and sediment of the Yellow River Estuary, China. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 185(10), 8517-8524.
Zhang, R.C., Liu X., Deng, W.J., Zhou, L.X., Fang, D. (2012). Removal of contaminating metals from soil by sulfur-based bioleaching and biogenic sulfide-based precipitation. Geomicrobiology Journal, 30, 473-478.
Zhou, J., Zhou, L., Liu, F., Zheng, C., & Deng, W. (2012). Transformation of heavy metals and the formation of secondary iron minerals during pig manure bioleaching by the co-inoculation acidophilic thiobacillus. Environmental Technology, 33, 1-8.
Fang, D., Zhang, R., Deng, W., & Li, J. (2011). Highly efficient removal of Cu(II), Zn(II), Ni(II) and Fe(II) from. Environmental Technology, 1, 1-7.
Niu, Hongyi, Deng Wenjing, Wu, Qunhe, Chen, Xingeng (2009). Potential Toxicity of Heavy Metals from Sediment of the Pearl River in South China. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 21, 1053-1058.
Deng, W.J., Zheng, J.S., Bi, X.H., Fu, J.M., Wong, M.H. (2007). Distribution of PBDEs in air particles from an electronic waste recycling site comparing with five urban sites in South China. Environment International, 33, 1063-1069.
Wong, M.H., Wu , S.C., Deng, W.J., Yu, X.Z., Luo, Q., Leung, A.O.W., Wong, C.S.C., Luksemburg, W.J., Wong, A.S. (2007). Export of toxic chemicals - A review of the case of uncontrolled electronic-waste recycling. Environmental Pollution, 149, 131-140.
Duan, J.C., Tan, J.H., Cheng, D.X., Bi, X.H., Deng, W.J., Sheng, G.Y., Fu, J.M., Wong, M.H. (2007). Sources and characteristics of carbonaceous aerosol in two largest cities in Pearl River Delta Region, China. Atmospheric Environment, 41, 2895-2903.
Deng, W.J., Louie, P.K.K., Liu, W.K., Bi, X.H., Fu, J.M., Wong, M.H. (2006). Atmospheric levels and cytotoxicity of PAHs and heavy metals in TSP and PM2.5 at an electronic waste recycling site in southeast China. Atmospheric Environment, 40, 6945-6955.
邓文靖,周立祥(2003):植物多酚物质原位钝化污染土壤重金属的研究I. 对土壤Cu 吸持与溶出的影响,《环境科学学报》,23(4),458-462。
邓文靖,周立祥,占新华(2003):植物多酚物质原位钝化污染土壤重金属的研究 Ⅱ. 对土壤Cu 环境行为和生物活性的影响动态,《环境科学学报》,23(5),608-613。

Conference Papers
Deng, W. J. (2016, June). Occurrence and risk assessment of algal toxins in marine water of Hong Kong. Paper presented at The 8th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology, Hong Kong.
Deng, W.J., Zheng, H.L., Fu, l.C.Y. (2011, May). How to develop an effective and safety food waste source separation and collection arrangement. International Conference on Solid Waste 2011, Moving Towards Sustainable Resource Management (ICSWHK2011), Hong Kong.
Deng, W.J., Louie, P.K.K., Liu, W.K., Bi, X.H., Fu, J.M., Wong, M.H. (2006, June). Concentrations and cytotoxicity of pollutants in TSP and PM2.5 of ambient air from an electronic waste recycling site. Air & Waste Management Association`s 99th Annual Conference & Exhibition, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Choi, M.P.K., Deng, W.J., So, B.K.L., Cai, Z.W., Lau, A.K.H., Wong, M.H. (2005, May). Dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in Hong Kong and South China air. Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutants, Beijing, China.

Project

Effect of Dietary Intake of Veterinary Antibiotics on Intestinal Microflora
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Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖
 
UV-Filters and Plasticizers Contamination in the Urine and Hair of Preschool Children, Airborne Particles in Kindergartens, and Drinking Water in Hong Kong
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Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖
 
Children's Non-dietary Exposure to Emerging Flame Retardants Via School and Household Indoor Dust Intake
Risks to human health by emerging flame retardants (FRs), which are incorporated in about 1-30% of the weight of plastic or foam found in products such as furniture, electronics, baby products, textiles and building wire and cable, have become a global environmental health issue for years. Recently, the environmental and human health effect by increasing volume use of other halogenated flame retardants (FRs) such as organophosphate FRs (OPFRs), as a replacement for PBDEs is of concern. More rese . . .
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖
 
GRF 18300919 "Estimating the Key Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) by Effect Directed Analysis (EDA) in Children's Urine in Hong Kong and Belgium"
To study exposure to EDCs in the child population of Hong Kong and Belgium, the proposed study will combine in vitro bioassay, target/non-target chemical analysis, population survey, and risk assessment.. Eventually, the investigation will provide a reference for setting guidelines for usage of EDCs in Hong Kong and Belgium to safeguard the population.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖
 
Environmental Education and Policy Implications on Veterinary Antibiotics in Food of Hong Kong
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Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖
 
Solar Photocatalytic Biomass Reforming for Energy Generation
This project aims at developing functional materials for environmental and energy applications. We propose to develop a series of composite photocatalysts for the generation of fuels. It is believed the proposed technology will be a promising approach to partly circumvent the global issues of fossil fuel depletion.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): HO, Wing Kei 何詠基 (DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖 as Co-Investigator)
 
Cultivating Students’ Critical Thinking and Creativity through Web-based and Classroom-based Inquiry
Critical thinking and creativity are long-standing objectives in EdUHK strategic plans and within her generic intended learning outcomes (GILOs). Given considerable uncertainty existing in the process of conducting inquiry, students are required to make their own decisions in every stage of doing it, which intrinsically involves the application and development of both creative and critical thinking that are described as the “heartbeat” of inquiry. Inquiry learning was originally adopted in the s . . .
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): WAN, Zhihong 萬志宏, LEE, Chi Kin John 李子建 (DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖 as Co-Investigator)
 
Developing a Science Education on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for Primary and Secondary Schools Based on a Pilot Case Study in EdUHK
Microorganisms are ubiquitous in the environment, not only do they cover virtually all surfaces we contact, they also cover our skin and are abundant in the air we breathe. Hong Kong’s worsening indoor air quality (IAQ) has attracted increased attention in the global press. Various studies have been conducted to assess the impacts on human health due to excessive exposure to bacteria polluted indoor air and these data provided evidence that rates of respiratory illnesses and symptoms could be el . . .
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖
 
School Children's Exposure to Veterinary Antibiotics from Food and Drinking Water and Risk of Obesity in Hong Kong
As one group of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), there’s growing evidence of the long-term health problems linked to too much exposure to antibiotics. Not only does the development and spread of ARGs (antibiotic resistant genes) make the drugs becoming less effective as bacteria becoming resistant to existing medicines, but also antibiotics are changing our bodies, particular those of young children, linking to Type-2 Diabetes and obesity. Driven by increasing use in animal in . . .
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖
 
Joint University Collaboration to Develop Students’ Competence and Leadership in Promoting Integrated STEM Education
This project facilitates STEM undergraduates and pre-service teachers to cross programme and subject boundaries between different majors of the university partners so that students in different universities could collaborate with each other in undertaking problem solving projects characteristic of STEM. The project involves two stages. The first stage is to provide the necessary inputs of a wide range of content knowledge from different STEM disciplines to further the students’ understanding of . . .
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): LEE, Yeung Chung 李揚津, YEUNG, Chi Ho 楊志豪 (DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖 as Co-Investigator)
 
Occurrence and Risk Assessment of Algal Toxins in Marine Water of Hong Kong
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Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖
 
Occurrence and Risk Assessment of Antibiotics and Antibiotics Resistant Genes (ARGs) in River Water and Sediment in Hong Kong
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Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖
 
Health risk Assessment of kindergarten children non-dietary exposure to Dechlorane Plus (DR, a flame retardant) via school and household indoor PM2.5 and dust intake, and the implications from children hair in Hong Kong
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Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖
 
Material Flow Analysis of End-of-Use Cell Phones Generated in Households of Hong Kong
Material flow analysis (MFA) recognizes whether the flow of materials is sustainable in terms of the environmental burden it creates. Numerous pollutants, including persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and heavy metals, are released into the environment (air, water, and soil) during the crude recycling of end-of-life (EOL) cell phones, which cause serious human health risks to local workers and surrounding residents. The current research analyzes the flow of cell phones after the end of their us . . .
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖
 
Human Toxicity Potential of Municipal Solid Waste Management Systems in Hong Kong – Landfilling
This research will analyze the potential impacts of MSW systems in Hong Kong, which is facing an urgent situation on MSW management and its technical alternatives, by tracking the progress over time (2015-2020). All the related data on waste composition, material and energy consumption, generation, especially pollutant emission will be investigated. Scenario of the current system with landfills will be constructed and modeled using a novel LCA-based software. Results on the potential impacts of . . .
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖
 
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Cost (LCC) Analysis of Food Waste Management Options in the Perspective of Global Warming in Hong Kong
This project has been awarded Early Career Scheme/GRF 2013/2014. In this study, the environmental impacts and costs associated with four food waste management options in Hong Kong, landfilling, incineration, anaerobic digestion and food waste mechanical composter system will be assessed in the perspective of global warming which has become the most serious global environmental problem. Study results will provide scientific evidence to support the decision-making of the low-carbon food waste mana . . .
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖
 
Improve students’ awareness of dry and wet waste separation
This project aims to (1) investigate how much dry and wet waste generated at Canteens and residential halls in HKIEd; (2) find out the obstacles of separation of dry and wet waste in HKIEd; (3) improve students’ awareness to separate dry and wet waste;
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖
 
Primary and Secondary Schools’ Willingness to Pay for Food Waste Mechanical Composting in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Government considers to support Primary and Secondary Schools to buy food waste mechanical composting systems in order to turn the waste into fertilizer.
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖
 
Provision of Services for Developing Teaching Resources on Indoor Air Quality for Primary and Secondary Schools
We spend over 70% of our time indoors and the quality of air in the indoor environment has a significant impact on our health and performance. Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can lead to discomfort and ill health; and absenteeism and lower productivity in the workplace, especially for youngsters. Good IAQ, on the other hand, safeguards the health of the building occupants and contributes to their comfort and well-being. The Government is dedicated to promote good IAQ and public understanding of it . . .
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖
 
Theoretical Implication from a Survey of Food Waste Treatment
Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a tool for evaluating environmental effects of a product, process, or activity throughout its life cycle or lifetime. The methodology of LCA has recently been investigated and proven to be suited for the environmental impact assessment of municipal solid waste (MSW) system. However, seldom LCA studies have been focused on food waste management system. The Hong Kong government will need to adopt a life cycle perspective into the decision-making framework regarding t . . .
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖
 
Understanding prospective teachers' view on creativity, sustainability and their education
this project studies the views of students in B.Ed. courses of HKIEd on creativity, sustainability and their education.
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG, Mo Yin Vivian 鄭慕賢 (DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖 as Co-Investigator)