Prof LEUNG, Bo Wah   梁寶華
Centre Director
Research Centre for Transmission of Cantonese Opera
Professor
Department of Cultural and Creative Arts
Phone No: (852) 2948 7063
Email: bwleung@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0003-2361-047X
Phone
(852) 2948 7063
Email
bwleung@eduhk.hk
Address
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Scopus ID
36836699500
Research Interest
  • Creativity in music
  • Music curriculum development
  • Motivation in composing music
  • Teaching Cantonese opera in classroom
  • Transformative learning
Teaching Interest

Creativity in Music

Research Methodology in Music Education

Cantonese Opera

External Appointment
  • 3/2022 External Examiner, PhD, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • 1/2022 - 12/2023 Vice-chairperson, Hong Kong-Taiwan Economic and Cultural Cooperation and promotion Council, HAB
  • 1/2022 - 12/2023 Convenor, Hong Kong-Taiwan Cultural Co-operation Committee, HAB
  • 8/2020 - 7/2022 President-elect, International Society for Music Education
  • 5/2020 Member, Interview Panel, Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme, EDB
  • 1/2020 - 12/2021 Member, Hong Kong-Taiwan Cultural Co-operation Committee, HAB
  • 10/2019 External Reviewer, National Institute of Edcation (Singapore) Academic Research Fund 2019
  • 9/2019 External Examiner, EdD, University of Bristol, UK
  • 2019-22 Member, Management Committee, Tai Po Arts Centre
  • 2018-20 Member, Advisory Committee of the Division of Culture and Creativity, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College
  • 2018 External Examiner, PhD, University of Hong Kong
  • 2018 - Member, School Advisory Committee, School of Chinese Opera, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
  • 2017-21 Professional Consultant, Music Office, LCSD, Hong Kong
  • 2017 - Chair, Asia-Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research (APSMER)
  • 2016-17 Chairman, Assessment Panel on Arts Education Key Learning Area, Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CEATE) (2016/2017)
  • 11/2016 Panel Member, Validation Exercise of the BA in Cultural & Creative Industries, Heng Sang Management College, HKCAAVQ
  • 4/16 – 8/17 Panel member, Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme (HKSES), HK Government
  • 2016 - 18 External Examiner, Department of Music, Macau Polytechnic Institute, Macau
  • 2016 External Examiner, PhD Programme, Department of Music, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • 2016 - 18 Co-Chair, Research Commission, International Society for Music Education (ISME)
  • 2015-17 External Examiner (Applied Learning Subjects – Performing Arts), HKDSE Examination, Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authority
  • 2015 - Adjunct Professor, Guangzhou University, China
  • 2015 - Adjunct Professor, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
  • 2015–20 Consultant of Arts Education, Hong Kong Arts Development Council
  • 2014 - Panel member, Curriculum Development Committee, Secondary Music Curriculum, Education and Youth Bureau, Macau SAR
  • 2012-18 Co-Editor, International Journal of Music Education
  • 2011 - External Examiner, School of Education and Language, The Open University of HongKong
  • 2011-12 Member, Assessment Panel on Arts Education KLA, Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2011/12)
  • 2011 External Reviewer of Humanity Research, University of Macau
  • 09/2010 - Consultant, Cantonese Opera Collaborative Teaching Project, TWGHs Lui Yun Choi Memorial College, Hong Kong
  • 2010-14 Board Member, International Society for Music Education
  • 2010-16 Commissioner & Co-Chair, Research Commission, International Society for Music Education
  • 2009-13 Vice President, Hong Kong Association for Music Education
  • 2006 - Adjunct Professor, School of Music, Northeast Normal University, China
  • 2006-08 Chair, Music in School & Teacher Education Commission, International Society for Music Education
  • 2008-12 Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Music Education: Research
  • 2006 - Editorial Board Member, Music Education Research International
  • 2005 - Editorial Board Member, Complutence Electronic Journal of Music Education Research
  • 2005-09 Founding President, Hong Kong Association for Music Educators
  • 2004-21 Subject Specialist (Education & Performing Arts), Hong Kong Council for Accreditation & Vocational Qualifications
  • 2004-06 Board Member, International Society for Music Education
  • 2002 - Founding Co-Editor, Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education
Personal Profile

Leung Bo-Wah is Professor of the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts and Director of the Research Centre for Transmission of Cantonese Opera at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). He is President (2022-24) of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) and Chair of the Asia-Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research (APSMER), and Editorial Board Member of Arts Education Policy Review. He was invited to serve as Visiting Scholar by the School of Music, University of Washington, USA in 2018.

 

Professor Leung joined the EdUHK (formerly known as Hong Kong Institute of Education – HKIEd) as a lecturer in 1995 and was promoted to full professor in 2014. He was the Head of Department of Cultural and Creative Arts (2015 - 2021), and Associate Dean (Quality Assurance & Enhancement) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (2015 – 2017). During his tenure, he has led many creative research projects, focused on the transmission of Cantonese Opera in professional settings and schools, creativity in music teaching and learning, motivation in music composition, and partnership approaches and transformative learning in arts education. His pioneering research on incorporating Cantonese opera into the formal music curriculum in Hong Kong’s primary and secondary schools has won him wide recognition including the prestigious Musical Rights Award from the International Music Council (founded by UNESCO) in 2011 and the Knowledge Transfer Award from HKIEd in 2012. A teaching kit, Teaching Package on Creative Music Making in Schools, and a series of music textbooks for the general use of all schools in Hong Kong were developed as an outcome of this research.

 

Professor Leung is a prolific writer. He has published numerous research papers in leading journals and books: Psychology of Music, International Journal of Music Education, Research Studies in Music Education, Music Education Research, Pedagogy, Culture and Society, International Journal of Community Music, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, Arts Education Policy Review, and the Oxford Handbook of Music Education. His Chinese book, Teaching Creative Music Making: New Trend for the New Century (Excellence Pub., 2005), is Hong Kong’s first publication about creativity in music teaching and learning. A revised version of this book has been published in Beijing tackling the music curriculum reform of mainland China (People’s Music Publisher, 2014). His book Creative Arts in Education and Culture: Perspectives from Greater China (Springer, 2013) analyses the development of creative arts in the transforming regions influencing the globe. His published book entitled Traditional Musics in the Modern World: Transmission, Evolution, Challenges (Springer, 2018) comments on global issues of the transmission of traditional music. He has also published a few books on Cantonese opera.

 

Other than his professional practice with EdUHK, Professor Leung has been appointed as Adjunct Professor at the Northeast Normal University, Guangzhou University, and South China Normal University in China in addition to being a life member of the Chinese Musician Association and the Chinese Ballad Singers Association. He is Convenor of Hong Kong-Taiwan Cultural Co-operation Committee and Vice-Chairperson of Hong Kong-Taiwan Economic and Cultural Cooperation and promotion Council, HKSAR Home Affairs Bureau, Consultant of the Chinese Opera School of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Professional Consultant of Music Office, and a member of Management Committee of Taipo Arts Centre. Professor Leung has served as a Board Member of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) for three terms, co-editor of International Journal of Music Education, Chair of the Music in School and Teacher Education Commission (MISTEC) of ISME, co-chair of the Research Commission of ISME, and the founding President of the Hong Kong Association for Music Educators (HAME).

 

Professor Leung received his BA (Hons) in Music (1987) and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (1991) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, MA (1995) and PhD (2002) in Music Education from the Hong Kong Baptist University and University of New South Wales, Australia respectively. 


梁寶華現任香港教育大學(教大)文化與創意藝術學系教授及粵劇承傳研究中心總監、國際音樂教育學會(International Society for Music Education)會長 (2022-24)、亞太音樂教育研究論壇 (Asia-Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research) 主席、《藝術教育政策評論》編輯委員。2018年,梁教授獲美國華盛頓大學音樂學院邀請作訪問學者。


梁教授於1995年加入香港教育學院(教大前身)任職講師,2014年晉升為香港教育大學文化與創意藝術學系教授,曾任文化與創意藝術學系系主任 (2015 - 2021) 及博文及社會科學學院副院長 (質素保證及提升) (2015 - 2017),主要學術研究包括粵劇在專業及學校領域的承傳、音樂教學的創意、創作動機,協作教學以及變革性學習任教期間率領不少創新的學術研究,碩果纍纍,備受認可,其中有關粵劇承傳的先鋒研究更促使教育局把粵劇藝術納入中小學的正規音樂課程內容,為粵劇傳承邁出重要的一步,他也因此於2011年獲國際音樂議會頒發《音樂權益獎》及於2012年獲香港教育學院頒發《知識轉移獎》。梁教授在推動粵劇藝術及傳承發展方面不遺餘力,曾多次獲得香港研究資助局的優配研究金和優質教育基金撥款資助其有關粵劇教學傳承的研究,包括「中小學粵劇教學協作計劃」,這些研究都為粵劇藝術傳承奠下基礎。


梁教授勵精研究,著作繁多,並常見於國際知名學術期刊和學術書籍,包括:《Psychology of Music》《International Journal of Music Education》、《Research Studies in Music Education》、《Music Education Research》、《Pedagogy, Culture & Society》、《International Journal of Community Music》、《Arts and Humanities in Higher Education》、《Arts Education Policy Review》及《The Oxford Handbook of Music Education》。梁教授又出版了不少有關藝術教育、文化發展和挑戰的著作,其中《音樂創作教學:新世紀音樂教育新趨勢》(卓思,2005)更是本港首部關於音樂創意教學的書目,北京人民音樂出版社隨後邀請他以內地音樂課程改革為本,出版《音樂創作教學――理念、原則和策略》(人民音樂出版社,2014)。梁教授的其他受歡迎著作計有闡述大中華地區的藝術教育和文化發展的《Creative Arts in Education and Culture: Perspectives from Greater China》(Springer, 2013); 剖析傳統音樂傳承的當代挑戰的《Traditional Musics in the Modern World: Transmission, Evolution and Challenges》(Springer, 2018);有關粵劇的著作則有《粵曲梆黃唱腔藝術:方文正作品彙編》 (天地,2019)、《生生不息薪火傳:粵劇生行基礎知識》(天地,2017)及《香港文學大系一九五O――一九六九 • 粵劇卷》(商務,2020)。


梁教授在音樂及藝術教育領域內備受尊崇,屢獲邀到世界各地和內地講學,他現任東北師範大學、廣州大學及華南師範大學客座教授、中國音樂家協會和中國曲藝家協會終身會員。除教學外,梁教授亦熱心公益,在自己的專業上擔任不同公職,貢獻社會,他現為民政事務局港台文化合作委員會召集人、港台經濟文化合作協進會副主席、香港藝術發展局藝術資訊中心顧問、音樂事務處專業顧問、香港演藝學院中國戲曲學院顧問及大埔藝術中心管理委員會委員。


梁教授於2020年當選為國際音樂教育學會(International Society for Music Education)候任會長,並將於2022年7月擔任會長,任內計劃進一步普及音樂藝術教育,達至全民同「樂」之境,此前,他曾任國際音樂教育學會三屆理事及學會轄下的學校音樂及教師教育委員會和研究委員會的主席、《國際音樂教育學報》聯席主編,及香港音樂教育家協會創會會長。



梁寶華先後獲香港中文大學文學士(音樂) (1987) 及教育文憑 (1991)、香港浸會大學文學碩士 (1995) 及澳洲新南威爾斯大學哲學博士(音樂教育) (2002) 學位。


Research Interest

  • Creativity in music
  • Music curriculum development
  • Motivation in composing music
  • Teaching Cantonese opera in classroom
  • Transformative learning
Teaching Interest

Creativity in Music

Research Methodology in Music Education

Cantonese Opera

External Appointment

  • 3/2022 External Examiner, PhD, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • 1/2022 - 12/2023 Vice-chairperson, Hong Kong-Taiwan Economic and Cultural Cooperation and promotion Council, HAB
  • 1/2022 - 12/2023 Convenor, Hong Kong-Taiwan Cultural Co-operation Committee, HAB
  • 8/2020 - 7/2022 President-elect, International Society for Music Education
  • 5/2020 Member, Interview Panel, Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme, EDB
  • 1/2020 - 12/2021 Member, Hong Kong-Taiwan Cultural Co-operation Committee, HAB
  • 10/2019 External Reviewer, National Institute of Edcation (Singapore) Academic Research Fund 2019
  • 9/2019 External Examiner, EdD, University of Bristol, UK
  • 2019-22 Member, Management Committee, Tai Po Arts Centre
  • 2018-20 Member, Advisory Committee of the Division of Culture and Creativity, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College
  • 2018 External Examiner, PhD, University of Hong Kong
  • 2018 - Member, School Advisory Committee, School of Chinese Opera, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
  • 2017-21 Professional Consultant, Music Office, LCSD, Hong Kong
  • 2017 - Chair, Asia-Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research (APSMER)
  • 2016-17 Chairman, Assessment Panel on Arts Education Key Learning Area, Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CEATE) (2016/2017)
  • 11/2016 Panel Member, Validation Exercise of the BA in Cultural & Creative Industries, Heng Sang Management College, HKCAAVQ
  • 4/16 – 8/17 Panel member, Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme (HKSES), HK Government
  • 2016 - 18 External Examiner, Department of Music, Macau Polytechnic Institute, Macau
  • 2016 External Examiner, PhD Programme, Department of Music, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • 2016 - 18 Co-Chair, Research Commission, International Society for Music Education (ISME)
  • 2015-17 External Examiner (Applied Learning Subjects – Performing Arts), HKDSE Examination, Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authority
  • 2015 - Adjunct Professor, Guangzhou University, China
  • 2015 - Adjunct Professor, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
  • 2015–20 Consultant of Arts Education, Hong Kong Arts Development Council
  • 2014 - Panel member, Curriculum Development Committee, Secondary Music Curriculum, Education and Youth Bureau, Macau SAR
  • 2012-18 Co-Editor, International Journal of Music Education
  • 2011 - External Examiner, School of Education and Language, The Open University of HongKong
  • 2011-12 Member, Assessment Panel on Arts Education KLA, Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2011/12)
  • 2011 External Reviewer of Humanity Research, University of Macau
  • 09/2010 - Consultant, Cantonese Opera Collaborative Teaching Project, TWGHs Lui Yun Choi Memorial College, Hong Kong
  • 2010-14 Board Member, International Society for Music Education
  • 2010-16 Commissioner & Co-Chair, Research Commission, International Society for Music Education
  • 2009-13 Vice President, Hong Kong Association for Music Education
  • 2006 - Adjunct Professor, School of Music, Northeast Normal University, China
  • 2006-08 Chair, Music in School & Teacher Education Commission, International Society for Music Education
  • 2008-12 Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Music Education: Research
  • 2006 - Editorial Board Member, Music Education Research International
  • 2005 - Editorial Board Member, Complutence Electronic Journal of Music Education Research
  • 2005-09 Founding President, Hong Kong Association for Music Educators
  • 2004-21 Subject Specialist (Education & Performing Arts), Hong Kong Council for Accreditation & Vocational Qualifications
  • 2004-06 Board Member, International Society for Music Education
  • 2002 - Founding Co-Editor, Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education
Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Research book or monograph (author)
梁寶華 (2014)。 音乐创作教学:理念、原则和策略。北京: 人民音樂出版社
梁寶華 (2005)。 《音樂創作教學:新世紀音樂教育新趨勢》。香港: 卓思出版社
Chapter in an edited book (author)
Cheng, L., & Leung, B. W. (2020). Motivational effects of immersive media on adolescents’ engagement in Cantonese opera. In W. W. K. Ma, K.-W. Tong, & W. B. A. Tso (Eds.), Learning environment and design: Current and future impacts (213-226). Singapore: Springer
梁寶華 (2020)。 現代傳統音樂傳承的趨勢和發展 : 以香港粵劇為例。梁寶華編, 《粵劇與傳統音樂傳承國際論壇2019論文集》 (140-147)。香港: 香港教育大學文化與創意藝術學系及粵劇傳承研究中心
Whitbread, R. G., & Leung, B. W. (2019). Cultural diversity in Hong Kong arts education: From policy to practice and research. In C.-H. Lum & E. Wagner (Eds.), Arts education and cultural diversity: Policies, research, practices and critical perspectives (37-50). Singapore: Springer
梁寶華 (2018)。 從創造理論的視角看薛覺先在粵劇的創造和發展:回顧與前瞻。輯於陳守仁、廖妙薇編, 南薛北梅國際學術研討會論文集 (98-109)。香港: 香港粵劇學者協會、中國文化院、東方藝術中心、北京梅蘭芳紀念館、懿津出版企劃公司。
Leung, B. W. (2018). Coda: Current trends and future development in transmitting traditional music. In B. W. Leung (Ed.), Traditional Musics in the Modern World: Transmission, evolution, and challenges (261-272). Dordrecht: Springer
Leung, B. W., Mok, M. M. C., Kuo, B.-C., Liu, Z.-Y., Lam, S. M., Ng, G. W. T., Cheng, L., Ma, K. H. H., Choi, T. W. (2018). An assessment of learning Cantonese opera movement in Hong Kong: Application of the computerised kinetic chain assessment and learning system. K. J. Kennedy, & J. C. K. Lee (Eds.), Routledge International Handbook on Schools and Schooling in Asia (220-233). UK: Routledge
Leung, B. W. (2018). Teaching Cantonese opera in Hong Kong schools: Interaction and collaboration between music teachers and artists. In C Christophersen & A. Kenny (Eds.), Musician-teacher collaboration: Altering the chord (85-95). New York: Routledge
Leung, B. W. (2017). School music education in Hong Kong after returning to China: Policy, curriculum, and teaching practice. In G. Barton & M. Baguley (Eds.), Palgrave handbook of global arts education (203-217). London: Palgrave Macmillan
Leung, B. W. (2015). Becoming music teachers in Hong Kong: Challenges and opportunities. In S. Figueiredo, J. Soares, & R. F. Schambeck (Eds.), The preparation of music teachers: A global perspective (315-343). Porto Alegre, Brazil: The National Association of Research and Post Graduate Studies in Music
Leung, B. W. (2015). Transmission of Cantonese opera in Hong Kong: Issues of preserving authenticity in teaching traditional art form. In S. Schonmann (Ed.),, The Wisdom of the many - Key issues in arts education, International Yearbook for research in arts education volume 3 (99-103). Munster, Germany: Waxmann
梁寶華 (2014)。 音樂創作教學的教師培訓:香港經驗。輯於代百生編, 媒體時代的學校音樂教育:第三屆兩岸四地學校音樂教育論壇論文集 (21-30)。廣州: 暨南大學
梁寶華 (2014)。 香港粵劇的承傳模式倡議:從師徒制和社區訓練到學院制。輯於謝苑玫編, 第四屆兩岸四地學校音樂教育論壇論文集 (317-331)。台南: 國立台南大學
Leung, B. W. (2013). Transmission and Transformation of Cantonese opera in Hong Kong: From School Education to Professional Training. In S. Leong, & B. W. Leung (Eds.), Creative arts in education and culture: Perspectives from Greater China (145-156). Dordrecht: Springer
Yin, A., Bo, Y., & Leung, B. W. (2013). Transmission of Xibo music culture in northeast China: Development of school-based curriculum. In S. Leong, & B. W. Leung (Eds.), Creative arts in education and culture: Perspectives from Greater China (117-131). Dordrecht: Springer
梁寶華 (2013)。 香港中小學粵劇教學研究:教師和藝人之協作和互動。輯於黃兆漢 (主編), 驚艷一百年:2013紀念任劍輝女士百年誕辰粵劇藝術國際研討會論文集 (770-780)。香港: 中華書局
Colley, B. D., Eidsaa, R. M., Kenny, A., & Leung, B. W. (2012). Creativity in music education partnership: Policies and practice. In G. McPherson, & G. Welch (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of music education (408-425). New York: Oxford University Press
Leong, S., Burnard, P., Jeanneret, N., Leung, B. W., & Waugh, C. (2012). Assessing creativity in music: International perspectives and practices. In G. McPherson, & G. Welch (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of music education (389-407). New York: Oxford University Press
Leung, B. W., & Leung, E. C. K. (2012). Teacher-artist partnership in teaching Cantonese opera in Hong Kong schools: Student transformation. In M. Moore (Ed.), Critical essays in music education (281-306). Surrey, UK: Ashgate
Leung, B. W. (2009). Creativity and issues of continuity and change: counterpoint and interlock. In M. Mans (Ed.), Living in worlds of music: A view of education and values (177-181). Dordrecht: Springer
Leung, B. W. (2007). International commentary: Teaching music composition in Hong Kong. In L. Bresler (Ed.), International Handbook of Research in Arts Education (475-476). Dordrecht: Springer
Leung, B. W. (2007). International commentary: Teaching music composition in Hong Kong: An overview. In L. Bresla (Ed.), International Handbook of Research in Arts Education (1223-1224). Dordrecht: Springer
Leung, B. W. (2004). Equipping in-service music teachers to undertake creative music-making activities in Hong Kong secondary schools: Implications for teacher education. . In P. M. Shand (Ed.), Music education entering the 21st century (117-121). Nedlands: International Society for Music Education
Leung, B. W. (2003). Teaching musicianship in Hong Kong: Current issues and future trends. In S. Leong (Ed.), Musicianship in the 21st-century: Issues, Trends & Possibilities (170-185). Sydney: Australian Music Centre
Leung, B. W. (2000). Review and analysis of the educational purposes of the official music curriculum for Hong Kong primary schools. Y. C. Cheng, K. W. Chow, & K. T. Tsui (Eds.), School curriculum change and development in Hong Kong (425-444). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education
Textbook (author)
Ma, K. H., Leung, B. W., & Wong, T. O. (2006). Music journal for secondary schools (Books 1-3). Hong Kong: Excellence Pub. Co.
馬錦興、梁寶華、王德安 (2006)。 初中音樂之旅(一至三冊)。香港: 卓思出版社
Edited book (editor)
梁寶華 (主編) (2020)。 《香港文學大系 一九五零 - 一九六九 : 粵劇卷》。香港: 商務印書館
梁寶華(編) (2020)。 《粵劇與傳統音樂傳承國際論壇2019論文集》。香港: 香港教育大學文化與創意藝術學系及粵劇傳承研究中心
梁寶華 (2019)。 《粵曲梆黃藝術:方文正作品彙編》。香港: 天地圖書
Leung, B. W. (Ed.) (2018). Traditional Musics in the Modern World: Transmission, evolution, and challenges. Dordrecht: Springer
阮兆輝著,梁寶華編 (2017)。 生生不息薪火傳:粵劇生行基礎知識。香港: 天地圖書
Leong, S., & Leung, B. W. (Eds.) (2013). Creative arts in education and culture: Perspectives from Greater China. Dordrecht: Springer
梁寶華,梁信慕 (編) (2012)。 粵劇藝術之創意:表演,劇本,音樂,傳承。香港: 聯合國教科文組織本土文化及創意教育研究觀測所
梁寶華 (2010)。 學校音樂創作教材套。香港: 香港教育局
Moore, M., & Leung, B. W. (Eds.) (2006). School Music and Teacher Education: A Global Perspective in the New Century. 212 pp., Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Education
Mans, M. & Leung, B. W. (Eds.) (2005). Music in Schools for All Children: From Research to Effective Practice. Granada: The University of Granada
譚祥安、梁寶華(編) (2004). 藝術教育新取向:方法及個案研究. 香港: 香港教育學院

Journal Publications
Publication in refereed journal
Leung, B. W., & Fung, C. V. (2022). Perception surrounding the developing of personal style in Cantonese opera amongst artists, connoisseurs and beginner audience in Hong Kong. Psychology of Music, Online First, 1-15 Doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/03057356221091599 .
Du, J., & Leung, B. W. (2022). The sustainability of multicultural music education in Guizhou Province, China. International Journal of Music Education, 40(1), 131-148 Doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/02557614211027375 .
Lee, K. C. C., & Leung, B. W. (2022). Instrumental teaching as ‘the noblest and the most under-praised job’: multiple case studies of three Hong Kong instrumental teachers. Music Education Research, 24(1), 42-55 Doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/14613808.2021.2015309 .
Leung, B. W. (2021). Transmission of Cantonese opera in school music education: A survey of Hong Kong and Guangdong music teachers for policy review. Arts Education Policy Review, Latest article, 1-16 Doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/10632913.2021.1992325 .
Zheng, Y., & Leung, B. W. (2021). Perception of developing creativity in piano performance and pedagogy: An interview study from Chinese perspective. Research Studies in Music Education, E-pub, 1-16 Doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/1321103X211033473 .
Leung, B.-W. (2021). Informal learning of Cantonese operatic singing in Hong Kong: an autoethnographic study. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, Latest article, 1-17 Doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/14681366.2021.1934090 .
Lee, C. K. C., & Leung, B. W. (2020). Factors in the motivations of studio-based musical instrument learners in Hong Kong: An in-depth interview study. International Journal of Music Education, 38(3), 404-414 Doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0255761420926663.
Leung, B. W. (2020). A proposed model of transmission of Cantonese opera for Hong Kong higher education: From oral tradition to conservatoire. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education , 19(2), 144-166 Doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/1474022218791465 .
Leung, B.W. (2019). Conception of creativity as personal style of Cantonese opera artists in Hong Kong: A socio-cultural perspective. Journal of Artistic and Creative Education, 13(1), 1-13 https://jace.online/index.php/jace/article/view/183/116
Yu, Z., & Leung, B. W. (2019). Music teachers and their implementation of the new Music Curriculum Standards in China. International Journal of Music Education, 37(2), 178-197 Doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0255761418820647 .
Leung, B. W. (2018). Creativity in Cantonese Operatic singing: Analysis of excerpts from Hu Bu Gui by three artists. International Journal of Community Music, 11(3), 265-288 Doi:https://doi.org/10.1386/ijcm.11.3.265_1 .
Han, R. & Leung, B. W. (2017). A survey on Weifang teachers’ attitudes toward teaching Chinese folk music. International Journal of Music Education, 35(2), 202-215 Doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0255761415620521 .
梁寶華著,劉沛(譯) (2017)。 香港小學生音樂動機的影響因素研究中國音樂2,157-167
梁寶華 (2016)。 學習音樂以培養創意:理論,實踐與挑戰中國音樂教育259,28-32
Leung, B.W. (2015). Transmission of Cantonese opera in the conservatory tradition: two case studies in South China and Hong Kong . Music Education Research, 17(4), 480-498 Doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/14613808.2014.986081 .
梁寶華 (2015)。 傳統音樂在學校的傳承:國際議題和挑戰教師教育論壇28(5),8-12
梁寶華 (2015)。 創造力與音樂教育:國際趨勢和發展中國音樂教育247,23-25
Sun, Z., & Leung, B. W. (2014). A survey on the quality of rural primary school music teachers in northeast China (doi:10.1177/0255761413491197). International Journal of Music Education, 32(4), 437-461
Leung, B. W. (2014). Utopia in arts education: The transmission of Cantonese opera with oral tradition in Hong Kong. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, online, 1-20
Leung, B. W. (2014). Teachers’ transformation as learning: Teaching Cantonese opera in Hong Kong schools with a teacher-artist partnership. International Journal of Music Education, 32(1), 119-131
Tang, C. L. & Leung, B. W. (2012). Applying the Variation Theory in teaching Cantonese opera (Yueju) to improve learning effectiveness. International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies, 1(3), 261-275
Xie, J., & Leung, B. W. (2011). Students’ motivation to study music: The mainland China context. Research Studies in Music Education, 33 (1), 283-296
Leung, B. W. & McPherson, G. E. (2011). Case studies of factors affecting the motivation of high music achievers in Hong Kong to learn music. Music Education Research, 13 (1), 69-91
Leung, B. W. & McPherson, G. E. (2010). Students’ motivation in studying music: The Hong Kong context. Research Studies in Music Education, 32(2), 155-168
Leung, B.W, & Leung, E.C.K. (2010). Teacher-Artist Partnership in Teaching Cantonese Opera in Hong Kong Schools: Student Transformation.. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 11(5), 1-26
Leung, B. W. (2008). The effects of composition assignments and teacher presentation on student motivation in secondary schools. Music Education Research International, 2, 21-34
Leung, B. W. (2008). Factors affecting the motivation of Hong Kong primary school students in composing music. International Journal of Music Education: Research, 26 (1), 47-62
Leung, B. W. (2007). Changes in self-reported motivation and attitudes of secondary students following music compositional activities. Research in Arts Education, 13, 1-27
Leung, B. W., & Wong, W. Y. P. (2005). Matching music teacher's self conception with students' perception on teaching effectiveness in an unfavourable secondary classroom context. Complutense Electronic Journal of Research in Music Education, 2, 1-18
Leung, B. W. (2004). A framework for undertaking creative music-making activities in Hong Kong secondary schools. Research Studies in Music Education, 23, 59-75
Leung, B. W. & McPherson, G. E. (2002). Professional composers and curriculum planners perceptions about creativity in Hong Kong school music programs. Music Education International, 1, 67-77
Leung, B. W. (2000). Factors affecting Hong Kong secondary music teachers’ application of creative music-making activities in teaching. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education and Development, 3(1), 245-263
Publication in policy or professional journal
Leung, B. W. (2005). Resources for music education advocacy. International Journal of Music Education, 23 (2), 167-174

Conference Papers
Refereed conference paper
梁寶華 (2017,12). 從創造理論看薛覺先粵劇的創造和發展:回顧與前瞻 。南薛北梅國際學術研討會,Hong Kong
Cheng, L., & Leung, B. W. (2017, 7). Engagement in the appreciation of Cantonese opera through virtual reality (VR). Paper presented at the 11th Asia Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research, Melaka, Malaysia
Leung, B.W., Mok, M. M. C., Kuo, B.-C., Liu, Z. Y., Lam, S. M., Ng. C. W., & Choi, T. W. (2017, 7). Validation of The Kinetic Chain Assessment and Learning Computerised System for Cantonese Opera Movement. Asia-Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research 2017, Melaka, Malaysia
Mok, M. M. C., Leung, B.W., Kuo, B.-C., Liu, Z. Y., Lam, S. M., Ng. C. W., & Choi, T. W. (2017, 5). Kinetic Chain Assessment and Learning Computerized System for Cantonese opera: The development, validation and application. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation, Sapporo, Japan
Mok, M. M. C., Lam, S. M., Liu, Z. Y., Leung, B. W., Kuo, B. C., Tao, K. Y., & Kwok, K. W. (2016, 5). Performing Arts of the “SANG" role in Cantonese Opera: Computerised Kinetic Chain Assessment and Learning System in Cantonese Opera Movement. 20th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, Hong Kong
梁寶華 (2014,4). 香港粵劇的承傳模式倡議:從師徒制和社區訓練到學院制。第四屆兩岸四地學校音樂教育論壇:變動時代學校音樂教育的挑戰與對策,臺南
梁寶華 (2013,1). 香港中小學粵劇教學研究:教師與藝人之協作和互動。2013紀念任劍輝女士百年誕辰粵劇藝術國際研討會,香港
Leung, B. W. (2012, 11). Utopia in Arts Education: The transmission of Cantonese opera with Chinese Oral Tradition. World Alliance of Arts Education (WAAE) Summit 2012, Roveniemi
Leung, B. W. (2012, 7). Oral tradition and conservatory tradition in transmitting Cantonese opera. The 30th International Society for Music Education World Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece
Leung, B. W. (2012, 7). Preparing student teachers in teaching creative music making in schools: A case study in Hong Kong. The 30th International Society for Music Education World Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece
Leung, B. W. (2012, 5). Conservatory Tradition and Oral Tradition in transmitting the Cantonese opera. Paper presented at the 8th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign, USA
Leung, B. W. (2011, 4). Misconception of teaching ethnic music: Employing a teacher-artists partnership approach in teaching Cantonese opera in Hong Kong schools. The 7th International Conference for Research in Music Education, Exeter, UK
Leung, B. W. (2010, 7). Teacher-artist partnership in teaching Cantonese opera in Hong Kong schools: Teacher transformation. Proceedings of the 23rd International Seminar on Research in Music Education, Changchun, China
Leung, B. W., & Leung, C. K. E. (2009, 6). Teacher-artist partnership in teaching Cantonese opera in Hong Kong schools: Student transformation. Paper presented at the 7th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research of International Society for Music Education Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2009, Shanghai, China
Leung, B. W., & McPherson, G. E. (2009, 4). Factor affecting 24 high music achievers' motivation in learning music: A multiple case study in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference for Research in Music Education, Exeter, UK
Leung, B. W. (2007, 2). Effects on introducing composition to secondary music classes: Motivational changes and pedagogical issues. Paper presented at the Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium, Tampa
Leung, B. W. (2005, 7). An investigation on motivation changes of secondary students on composing activities in Hong Kong. Proceedings to the 5th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research (CD ROM), Seattle

Creative and Literary Works, Consulting Reports and Case Studies
Performance and participation in exhibits
Leung, B.W. (2011). HKIEd Symphonic Band & CUHK Wind Orchestra Joint Band Concert (Tsuen Wan Town Hall). Hong Kong
Leung, B. W. (2010). HKIEd Symphonic Band Annual Concert (Conductor & Music Director). Hong Kong
Wong, W. Y. P., So, M. C. A., & Leung, B. W. (2008). Choral festival closing ceremony and new year concert. China: Northeast Normal University
Translation of other's work
Leung, B. W. (2011). Translation of six abstracts, International Journal of Music Education, 29(1). Perth: SAGE Pub.

All Other Outputs
Journal editor ('editorial membership' should be excluded)
Leung, B. W. & Tam, C. O. (Eds.) (2010). Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education, 8. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education
Leung, B. W. & Tam, C. O. (Eds.) (2009). Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education, 7. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education
(2008). Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education. Hong Kong: HKIEd
(2007). Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education
(2007). Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education, 5 (1), 82 pp., The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
(2006). Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education, 4(2), 92 pp., The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
(2006). Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education, 4 (1), 102pp.. Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Education
(2005). Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education, 3 (2), 137pp.. Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Education
Review of books or of software
Leung, B. W. (2010). Reviewer of a book chapter titled "Cognition and Musical Improvisation in Individual and Group Contexts". Musical Creativity: Insights from Music Education Research. Ashgate
Other outputs
梁寶華 (2015)。 回顧香港中小學粵劇教學。信報,4月3日
梁寶華 (2014)。 從學院訓練到粵劇傳承,信報,8月29日
Leung, B. W. (2011). Review of a journal article "The Role of Articulation and Performer Expertise on Instrument Identification".
Leung, B. W. (2011). Reviewer of a journal article "A Chorus Learning Support System using the Chorus Leader's Expertise".
Leung, B. W. (2011). Review of a journal article titled "For a new culture of music education in Macau".
Leung, B. W. (2011). Reviewer of a journal article titled "Composition Instruction Enhances Arithmetic Performance".
Leung, B. W. (2011). Reviewer of a journal article titled "Lessons for teachers: what lower secondary school students tell us about learning a musical instrument".
Leung, B. W. (2010). Reviewer of a journal article titled "Assessment for Learning a decade on: Self-reported assessment practices of secondary school music teachers in Hong Kong".
Leung, B. W. (2010). Reviewer of the 8th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research, July 2011. Taipei
Leung, B. W. (2010). Reviewer of a journal article titled "Piano Studios in Jamaica: an understanding of what constitute teaching philosophies and teaching and students’ assessment methods".
Leung, B. W. (2010). Reviewer of a journal article titled "An Analysis of the Musical Training Students’ Ability to Solve Problem".
Leung, B. W. (2010). Reviewer of a journal article titled "Engineering change in the perception of music education in Nigeria: The relevance of Islamic concept".
Leung, B. W. (2010). Reviewer of The Third International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education, March 2011, Bremen, Germany.
Leung, B. W. (2010). Reviewer of a journal article titled "Reflections and perspectives on formal and informal music learning".

Project

Teaching Cantonese Opera in Schools: In-depth Case Studies in Hong Kong
Cantonese opera is recognized as one of the most representative inter-disciplinary arts in Hong Kong and has been included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List of Humanity. The transmission of Cantonese opera in education has been facing different challenges, including but not limited to audience building, audience education, teacher training and development and limited teaching and learning resources in this genre. Although Education Bureau has organized various workshops and courses regarding the training on teaching this genre, many music teachers may not be confident nor competent regarding teaching the genre and thus may influence the teaching practices and effectiveness.

This study aims to understand how in-service music teachers who have received relevant training in Cantonese opera in dealing with teaching the genre, in the forms of class observations and in-depth interviews. The research team will observe the classes over the semester in each participating school and interview teachers for their feedback and reflection in terms of teaching and learning of the genre, which might provide insights for the future development in teaching the genre in primary and secondary schools. This study will provide insights of what problems Hong Kong music teachers would encounter when they teach Cantonese opera in music lessons, and how they would deal with the problems. In addition, good practices may be dug out for other teachers’ reference.


Project Start Year: 2022, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Bo Wah 梁寶華
 
Application of Modern Technology in Transmission of Cantonese Opera in Hong Kong
As a local traditional art form in Hong Kong, Cantonese opera has been enlisted in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, reflecting a critical and unique
position representing Chinese and Guangdong culture. In recent years, transmission of Cantonese opera has been valued by various stakeholders since it may influence the
sustainability of the genre. This project aims to enhance transmission of Cantonese opera with the adoption of modern technology in school and community settings. Two
individual research projects will be implemented. First, we will evaluate a newly developed tablet application for accompanying Cantonese operatic singing with a multi-
case study. Five school music teachers will be invited to trial on the application by involving their students to use it in learning accompaniment in classroom settings.
Observation and interviews will be used to evaluate how the students learn. Second, the research team will validate and evaluate a newly develop Cantonese Opera Body
Movement (COBM) gamified software for community learning environment and to investigate if learners may benefit from the software in a three-month trial. A COBM
software has been newly developed, and six learners will be invited to practice 30 movements with the software, while two veterans of Cantonese opera will be invited to
assess the same set of movements. An inter-judge reliability test will be used to test the reliability of the software. Afterwards, a total of 60 learners will be invited and
categorized into control and experimental group for a quasi-experimental design. Pre- and post-tests will be implemented to seek if there are any possible changes after the
treatment in both groups, and if there are any significant differences between and within groups. In addition, students’ learning motivation before and after the treatment will also be measured.

Project Start Year: 2022, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Bo Wah 梁寶華
 
Learning Cantonese Opera and Development of Cultural and Life Education
This QEF project aims to develop primary and secondary school music teachers in developing their Cantonese operatic singing skills and relevant knowledge in order to equip them in teaching Cantonese opera in music classes. Since 2003, primary and secondary school music teachers are encouraged to teach the genre during music lessons. However, due to the western music background in general, music teachers found difficulties in teaching the genre. The project will offer 40 classes (3 hours each) for music teachers from 20 local schools in an academic year. After 20 classes, teachers will be required to apply what they have learnt in their daily teaching, while the research team will visit the classes for advisory and research purposes. In addition, elements of life education will be added to enrich students' learning experiences.
Project Start Year: 2022, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Bo Wah 梁寶華
 
Survey of audiences’ view on Cantonese opera performances in Hong Kong
This research aims to investigate the motivations and incentives of Hong Kong audiences in attending Cantonese opera performances so as to improve the performance level and professional ethics of the industry in the short term, and promote the development of Cantonese opera.
Project Start Year: 2022, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Bo Wah 梁寶華
 
Survey of audiences’ view on Cantonese opera performances in Hong Kong (RMG)
This research aims to investigate the motivations and incentives of Hong Kong audiences in attending Cantonese opera performances so as to improve the performance level and professional ethics of the industry in the short term, and promote the development of Cantonese opera.
Project Start Year: 2022, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Bo Wah 梁寶華
 
Cantonese Opera Movement Capture System for 3D Modelling and Preservation
In 2015-18, the project team successfully carried out a pilot project to develop the 3D Computerised Kinetic Chain Assessment and Learning System (‘Kinect System’ hereafter), which also marks the first research and development deliverable of RCTCO. Although the Kinetic System could successfully testify the possibility of movement capture for the assessment and transmission in Cantonese Opera, the tracking mechanism is not accurate enough to capture the authentic movement for the purpose of cultural heritage preservation. This proposed project aims to develop a professional motion tracking system for Cantonese Opera movements, which captures a set of movement of a sang (生) maestro. The system will make use of optical motion capture suit to comprehensively track and capture the maestro’s movement that could be regenerated and replayed by a 3D model in the virtual environment. Apart from the purposes of appreciation and preservation, collected data is an important resource for further development of a professional 3D assessment and learning system in the next stage that will achieve the ultimate goal for the Transmission of Cantonese Opera. This project is a prerequisite of the next stage in which a new software will be developed.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Bo Wah 梁寶華
 
National Education as Cultural Education: Developing Students' Chinese Cultural Identity with Learning and Teaching Cantonese Opera in Hong Kong and Guangzhou
This study aims to survey the current state of teaching and learning Cantonese opera in Hong Kong and Guangzhou schools, to examine the extent to which music teacher variables such as teachers' musical preference and teacher education may contribute to the teaching of the genre in music classes, and to examine the extent to which learning Cantonese opera in schools may contribute to the development of Chinese cultural identity in students.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Bo Wah 梁寶華
 
The Development and Validation of a Graded Examination for Cantonese Operatic Singing (COS) in Hong Kong
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Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Bo Wah 梁寶華
 
Cantonese Opera: Transmission for Sustainability in Hong Kong
This project is four-folded: Project 1 aims to examine the motivational effect of immersive experience on secondary students’ engagement in the appreciation of Cantonese opera through Virtual Reality. Project 2 validates the feasibility and effectiveness of applying the 3D Computerized Kinetic Chain Assessment and Learning System (CKCALS) for the teaching and learning of body movement in Cantonese opera. Project 3 investigates the current teaching practice of Cantonese operatic singing in the community and examine the teaching effectiveness of a new approach of learning Cantonese operatic singing. Project 4 investigates the current teaching practice of Cantonese opera accompaniment and examine and validate a new approach of learning the music accompaniment of Cantonese opera
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Bo Wah 梁寶華
 
Strategic Development of CCA Department in Community-based Participation, Knowledge Transfer, Research and Capacity Building
This study aims to develop a 3 Dimensional Computerised Automatic Assessment of Cantonese Opera learning system (3D-CAACO) of video documentations of a series of typical movements involved in traditional Cantonese opera in order to facilitate automatic assessment by the teacher, and self-directed learning of students. Cantonese opera is an invaluable Cantonese indigenous tradition. The project is expected to contribute to the sustainability and growth of this tradition in three ways: (a) The establishment of the corpus of video clippings on Cantonese opera movements ensures that the tradition and standards can be preserved; (b) The development of the 3D-CAACO system enables an objective assessment and diagnostic system of Cantonese opera to be established, validated, and enhanced; (c) The 3D-CAACO system provides detailed diagnosis and feedback to the teacher and students and is thus a tool for the enhancement of teaching, as well as for students’ self-directed learning of Cantonese opera.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Bo Wah 梁寶華
 
The Nature of Creativity in Cantonese Opera: Perceptions of Artists, Connoisseurs and Beginners and their interaction
Granted by the General Research Fund in 2014-15, this research project will address three critical issues that impact on the future development of Cantonese opera in Hong Kong: (1) the nature of creativity demonstrated by eminent artists in the 20th century; (2) the extent to which the conceptions of creativity in Cantonese opera have changed from the perspectives of practicing artists and learners; (3) how artistic creativity can be re-valued by the profession and audience.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Bo Wah 梁寶華
 
The Nature of Creativity in Cantonese Opera: Perception Changes of Artists, Connoisseurs and Beginners since 1930s in Hong Kong
This project acts as a pilot study for application of a GRF project. I hired an RA who was familiar with the repertoires and styles of Cantonese opera for seeking and compiling relevant literature as well as as analysis of selected Cantonese opera excerpts. Personal style of singing of selected artist was shown through a comparison among three versions of some excerpts of a selected play. It was shown that creativity in Cantonese opera appears differently in the Chinese context of Cantonese opera. The project also provides evidence to support that some of the artists in early 20th century have shown their personal creativity by performances, which has founded a good model for the modern practice.
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Bo Wah 梁寶華
 
Transmission and pedagogical models in Cantonese Opera: A study of the Chinese oral and the Western conservatory traditions in Hong Kong
This project has been granted by the General Research Fund of the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong in 2011-12. Cantonese opera is facing a crisis of transmission. Traditionally, Cantonese opera employs oral tradition in transmitting their artistry to the new generation. In recent decades, training artists for the profession has been influenced by the Western conservatory tradition. Different aspects of the genre are taught by different specialists during a limited length of time.This 20-month study will adopt a mixed-method approach in three phases. In Phase One, semi-structured interviews will be conducted with five artists with backgrounds in oral tradition and five artists trained in conservatories. Researchers will also undertake research visits to institutions of Cantonese opera in Hong Kong and Guangdong Province to interview teachers and students after class observations and seek their views on the characteristics of their training programs. The findings will help in formulating pedagogy models of oral and conservatory traditions to provide a theoretical framework for the next phase.
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Bo Wah 梁寶華
 
Evaluation Study on Curriculum Implementation in Arts Education Key Learning Area
The study aims to answer research questions on the implementation and impact of the Arts Education Key Learning Area, Visual Arts and Music curricula in basic and senior secondary education. The aim is to solicit information from school heads, middle managers/Arts Education KLA heads, subject heads, subject teachers and students on the implementation and impact of the Arts Education KLA, VA and Music subjects in the 2010/11 school year.
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): LEONG, Samuel 梁信慕 (LEUNG, Bo Wah 梁寶華 as Co-Investigator)
 
Collaborative Project on Teaching Cantonese Opera in a secondary school
The project aims at developing professional training of Cantonese opera in a secondary school. Twenty Secondary 1 students participated in the project for 2 years and they will receive professional training of Cantonese opera by professional practitioners and trainers from the Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong. The impact of the training and students' transformation will be studied.
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong (LEUNG, Bo Wah 梁寶華 as Co-Investigator)
 
Collaborative Project on Teaching Cantonese Opera in Primary and Secondary Schools
This project is financially supported by the QEF for 3 years.It aims to develop in-service music teachers in teaching Cantonese opera in schools. Cantonese opera artists are invited to collaborate with music teachers in schools for partnership teaching. A total of 60 schools will be invited to participate in the project in three years. After collaborative teaching a series of CDROM will be published to document their teaching plans and process.
Project Start Year: 2009, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Bo Wah 梁寶華
 
Creativity and Arts Assessment in Curriculum Reform: Patterns of Assessment Design, Preparation and Course Delivery in Key Stage 2, 3 and 4
Assessment is recognised as a key driver of teaching and learning, and 'assessment for learning' has become a major focus of educational reform in Hong Kong. Teaching and learning are very often geared towards the form and content of assessment, and teachers often treat assessment as a separate component of the curriculum. High-stakes standardised examinations can also create distortions in the goals and foci of teaching. Whilst creativity is usually associated with Music and Visual Arts, there have been criticisms of uncreative approaches to arts assessment. The two main objectives of the proposed project are: (1) to develop an empirical model that explains the relationship between the assessment of arts learning and the patterns of test design, test preparation and course delivery and (2) to investigate the 'values' placed by Hong Kong students and teachers on arts assessment and the extent to which arts teachers are driven by, and have adjusted their assessment practices to take account of, creativity in curriculum reform. It will also identify the models and principles of 'good' design in arts assessment and the effective forms/types of assessment that encompass creativity as a learning outcome in Music and Visual Arts. This mixed-method study will involve an analysis of the design of assessment tasks and the selection of assessment criteria, focus group interviews, case studies of Hong Kong schools and a survey of primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong, UK and Australia. Descriptive and multivariate statistics will also be used. The results of this study are expected to provide deeper insights into the extent to which different forms of arts assessment embody creativity and how these practices are valued by teachers and learners. They will also contribute to the limited research available that addresses teachers' beliefs about the nature of creativity and assessment in the creative arts.
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): LEONG, Samuel 梁信慕 (LEUNG, Bo Wah 梁寶華 as Co-Investigator)
 
Pilot Project on Teaching Cantonese Opera in Schools 粵劇教學試驗計劃
The project involved a professional artist of Cantonese Opera in collaborating with music teachers in teaching Cantonese opera in primary and secondary schools. Two primary and two secondary schools were involved in the project in which 14 primary music teachers and 2 secondary music teachers took 4 workshops on Cantonese Opera before teaching. The artist then jointly developed the teaching plans with school teachers and jointly taught the classes for eight weeks. The project aimed to pilot the artist-teacher partnership in teaching Cantonese Opera in schools.
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG Bo Wah
 
Education Reform and the Quality of Music Education Practice in Hong Kong Secondary Schools: A Mixed-method Approach
This study extends on a study which found four attributes of teacher quality in music teaching at a Hong Kong secondary school. It aims to examine how music teachers in different types of schools implement curriculum reform from September 2006. It focuses on the attributes of good practice in music teaching and learning, particularly the relationships between contextual factors, teacher quality, teaching strategies and learning outcomes. It is expected that the findings of this study will contribute to the quality of music education by providing examples of good practice which leads to the successful implementation of curriculum reform.
Project Start Year: 2006, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG Bo Wah
 
Prizes and awards

Knowledge Transfer Award
The Knowledge Transfer Awards Scheme supports the transfer of Institute-owned knowledge, technology and findings from its research to impact the wider community particularly the local community; and recognize, encourage and reward the best KT activities/practices/ cases/ projects at the Institute.
Date of receipt: 11/6/2012, Conferred by: The Hong Kong Institute of Education
 
Musical Rights Award
The IMC Musical Rights Awards are given to programs or projects that support in an exemplary way one or more of the five musical rights enunciated by the International Music Council, including the right for all children and adults: 1) to express themselves musically in all freedom; 2) to learn musical languages and skills; 3) to have access to musical involvement through participation, listening, creation, and information; and the right for musical artists: 4) to develop their artistry and communicate through all media, with proper facilities at their disposal and 5) to obtain just recognition and remuneration for their work.
Date of receipt: 27/9/2011, Conferred by: International Music Council