Dr LEUNG, Wai Man Vivienne    梁衛文 博士
Assistant Professor
Department of Early Childhood Education
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0002-2261-5175
Phone
(852) 2948 7565
Fax
(852) 2948 7160
Email
wmleung@eduhk.hk
Address
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Scopus ID
54896039900
Research Interests

"Information and Communication Technologies in Early Childhood Education", "Learning and Teaching in ECE", "Inquiry approach with picturebook", "Field Experience of Preservice ECE students", STEM in Early Years.

Teaching Interests

Vivienne Leung' s teaching areas include 'Learning and Teaching in Early Childhood Education', 'Early Childhood Curriculum: Theory and Practice' and 'Information and Communication Technologies in Early Childhood Curriculum. She has been a Practicum Supervisor and Field Experience Coordinator of both in-service and pre-service students of Early Childhood programs.

External Appointments

Vivienne Leung has been a consultant with EVI Education Service since 1999. She is now the school board manager of The Eduhk Early Childhood Learning Centre. She was a member of the conference committee for the Seventh International OMEP conference held in Hong Kong in 2008 and is currently on the conference committee for the Seventeen International Conference on Learning to be held in Hong Kong in July of 2010.

Personal Profile

Vivienne Leung joined the Institute in 1996. She has coordinated  the program of  Pre-service CE (ECE) and  the B.Ed ECE (Hons) Part time programs for many years. Her research has been related to the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in learning and teaching, specifically in preschool settings. Additionally, she has researched the use of portfolio assessment for young children,  teachers’ perception in using portfolios to promote learning, picturebook and young children, Early STEM Education and Global Childhoods. 

Research Interests

"Information and Communication Technologies in Early Childhood Education", "Learning and Teaching in ECE", "Inquiry approach with picturebook", "Field Experience of Preservice ECE students", STEM in Early Years.

Teaching Interests

Vivienne Leung' s teaching areas include 'Learning and Teaching in Early Childhood Education', 'Early Childhood Curriculum: Theory and Practice' and 'Information and Communication Technologies in Early Childhood Curriculum. She has been a Practicum Supervisor and Field Experience Coordinator of both in-service and pre-service students of Early Childhood programs.

External Appointments

Vivienne Leung has been a consultant with EVI Education Service since 1999. She is now the school board manager of The Eduhk Early Childhood Learning Centre. She was a member of the conference committee for the Seventh International OMEP conference held in Hong Kong in 2008 and is currently on the conference committee for the Seventeen International Conference on Learning to be held in Hong Kong in July of 2010.

Research Outputs

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
藍美容、張麗霞和梁文 (2002)。 《幼兒教育系列:幼兒美術》。香港: 朗文香港教育。

Journal Publications
Wai Man Vivienne LEUNG (2023). STEM education in early years: Challenges and opportunities in changing teachers’ pedagogical strategies. Education Sciences, 13(5), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci13050490
Yelland, N., Bartholomaeus, C., Muspratt, S., Chan, A. K. W., Leung, V. W. M., Soo, L. M. J., & Lim, K. M. (2022). Belonging, student identity, and school activity preferences: Views from Year 4 in the global cities of Hong Kong, Singapore and Melbourne. Policy Futures in Education, 2022(11), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1177/14782103221136380
Hu, X., Chiu, M. M., Leung, W. M. V, Yelland, N (2021). Technology integration for young children during COVID-19: Towards future online teaching. British Journal of Educational Technology. British Journal of Educational Technology, 00, 1-25.
Yelland, Nicola, Sandy Muspratt, Clare Bartholomaeus, Nanthini Karthikeyan, Anita Kit Wa Chan, Vivienne Wai Man Leung, I-Fang Lee, Li Mei Johannah Soo, Kam Ming Lim and Sue Saltmarsh (2020). Lifeworlds of nine- and ten-year-old children: Out-of-school activities in three global cities. Globalisation, Societies and Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/14767724.2020.1816921, 19(3), 259-273.
Leung, W.M. (2020). A Case Study of Picture Books as a Stimulus for a Project Approach in Hong Kong.. Journal of Education and Human Development; DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v9n1a11, 9(1), 111-121.
Leung, W.M., & Hu, X. (2019). We Want STEM: Exploring Digital Toys in a Hong Kong Kindergarten. Journal of Education and Human Development, DOI:10.15640/jehd.v8n4a11, 8(4), 82-93.
Leung, W.M., Tse, L.T., & Jones, E. (2019). Putting Bourdieu's Concepts of Habitus and Field to work: Exploring Blended Learning. Journal of Education and Human Development, 8(2), xx-xx.
Yelland, N.J. & Leung, W.M. V. (2016). Policy into practice in Hong Kong pre-primary kindergartens: the impact of a reform agenda viewing early childhood as the foundation for lifelong learning.. Early Years, 36(4), 1-16.
Lai, Y. C. & Leung, W. M. (2013). The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for children with special needs in Hong Kong special child care centres: A pilot study (in Chinese).. Hong Kong Journal of Early Childhood, 12(1), 37-44.
Blaise, M., Leung, W.M. V., & Sun, C. (2013). Views from somewhere: situated knowledges and partial perspectives in a Hong Kong kindergarten classroom. Global Studies of Childhood, 3(1), 12-25.
Leung, W.M.V (2012). An Investigation of the Environment and Teaching Practice of Infomration and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Pre-primary Education in Hong Kong.. The International Journal of Science in Society, 3, 101-116.
Wai Man Vivienne Leung (2011). Diverse Learning Experiences with Information and Communication Technologies in Hong Kong Kindergartens: Perspectives from Children. The International Journal of Learning, 18, 7-20.
Yelland, N. J., & Leung, W. M. (2009). Digital explorations for knowledge building and extending the creative capacities of students. Arts in Society, 4(2), 257-265.

Conference Papers
Lai, Y. C., Leung, W. M., & Wong, K. S. (2017, May). Include Non-Chinese Speaking Children into school life and learning through home-school-collaboration.. OMEP Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2017, Hong Kong.
Leung, W. M., Lai, Y. C., & Wong, K. S. (2017, May). Life Education of Hong Kong Preprimary children: Implementation and Challenges.. OMEP Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2017, Hong Kong.
Wong, K. S., Ho, J. Leung, W. M., & Lai, Y. C. (2017, May). Children’s Learning through Community Exploration. OMEP Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2017, Hong Kong.
Mok, M. M. C., Cheung, H. P., Lam, S. M., & Leung, W. M. (2016, November). Personal Best: Self-directed English Learning using iPen.. Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association-Taiwan Education Research Association 2016 (APERA-TERA2016), Kaohsiung Taiwan..
LEUNG, Wai Man Vivienne & HAN, Chung Wai Christina (2016, May). Transforming Learning and teaching: Develop well-rounded children with picture-books and e-resources.. Early Childhood Department conference, Hong Kong.
Lai, Y. C., Leung, W. M., & Wong, K. S. (2016, May). Include Non-Chinese Speaking Children into a local kindergarten through home school Collaboration. Departmental Conference: Promoting whole-child development: The roles of the family, school, and community (Poster)., Hong Kong.
Leung, W. M., Lai, Y. C., & Wong, K. S. (2016, May). Life Education Through Picture Book. Departmental Conference: Promoting whole-child development: The roles of the family, school, and community (Poster)., Hong Kong.
Mok, M. M. C., Cheung, H. P., Lam, S. M., & Leung, W. M. (2016, May). Promoting Self-directed English Learning Using I-Pen. 20th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, Hong Kong.
Wong, K. S., Leung, W. M., Lai, Y. C., & Ho, J. (2016, May). Learning Fun in the Community. Departmental Conference: Promoting whole-child development: The roles of the family, school, and community(Poster)., Hong Kong.
Wong, K. S., & Leung, W. M. (2015, April). The effectiveness and challenges of using multimedia devices in enhancing reflection of teaching performance in early childhood teachers.. Poster presented at the Conference for Research in Early Childhood Education,the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong., Hong Kong.
Leung, W. M. V. (2013, April). Teachers’ Attitudes and Practices Toward the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Early Childhood Education in Hong Kong Kindergartens. Paper presented at the Internal Symposium on Education and Psychology (ISEP2013), Kitakyushu, Japan.
Leung, W. M. V. (2012, July). A pilot study – An exploration of children’s learning using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) at homes in the new century and the impact of parental involvement. Paper presented at the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association 13th Annual Conference, Singapore.
Lai, Y. C., & Leung, W. M. (2012, June). The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for young children with disabilities in Hong Kong special child care centres: A pilot study. Paper Presented at the Twelfth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Vancouver, Canada.
Leung, W.M. (2011, August). An Investigation of the Environment and Teaching Practice of Information and Communication Technologies(ICT) in Pre-primary Education in Hong Kong.. Paper presented at The Science in Society Conference, USA.
Leung, W.M. (2010, July). Sharing diverse cases of children’s learning with Information and Communication Technologies in Hong Kong kindergartens.. Paper presented at Learning Conference, Hong Kong.
Lai, Y. C., Leung, W. M., & Ho, J. (2009, October). Assessment using young children portfolio: A case study in Hong Kong preschools. Paper Presented at the Asian Conference on Education 2009, Osaka, Japan.
Leung, W. M., Lai, Y. C., & Ho, J. (2009, October). Hong Kong Preschool Teachers’ Perspectives of Using Portfolio to Assess Young Children’s Learning and Development. Paper Presented at the Asian Conference on Education 2009, Osaka, Japan.
Yelland, N., & Leung, W. M. (2005, November). Learning mathematics and becoming numerate: A cross cultural study. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Australian Association for Research in Education, Australia.

Creative and Literary Works, Consulting Reports and Case Studies
黃國茜、黎玉貞、梁衛文 (2017)。 「繪本中的生命教育」崇真會社會服務教學成效發佈會第三部分2。香港: 香港崇真會社會服務。

All Other Outputs
Leung, W.M. V. (2017). External Examiner. Australia: University of New Castle.
Leung, W.M. V. (2014). External Examiner. Australia: The University of Newcastle.
Wong, K. S., & Leung, W. M. (2013). Effectiveness of Video-Based Assessment for Teaching Practice Supervision of Pre-service ECE program. Hong Kong
Leung, W.M.V., & Han, C.W.C. (2013). Journal Editor. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Journal of Early Childhood.
Leung, W.M. V. (2013). Review of Journal paper. UK: Issues in Early Childhood (CIEC).
Blaise, M., Leung, W. M. V., & Sun, C. (2013). Working with partial perspectives: De-colonising and de-imperialising research in the early years. Hong Kong: Centre for Childhood Research and Innovation, HKIED.
Wong, K.S., Leung, W. M., Chak, A., & Au C. P. (2013). Video-Based Assessment for Teaching Practice Supervision. Hong Kong
Wong, K.S., & Leung, W.M. (2012). Report on Video-based Assessment Pilot Project (2011-2012)for Bachelor of Education (Honours) (4-year Full-time) (Early Childhood Education). Hong Kong
Leung,W.M. (2011). Reviewer of a journal paper.. Common Ground.
Leung, W.M. (2011). Review of a journal paper. Common Ground.

Projects

Connecting STEAM Education with Picture Books in Early Childhood Education
The purpose of the project is to identify the needs and challenges of the schools to develop possible solutions and suggestions to assist kindergartens in designing STEAM activities based on picture books. To understand the needs of kindergarten teachers and the school-based curriculum, the research team will invite them to participate in pre-post surveys and teacher interviews. The survey and the interview can provide insight into the development needs of local schools and the challenges they face in integrating picture books with STEAM learning activities. The project team will support the participating schools to develop their STEAM curriculum based on picture books and the STEAM environment. Additionally, the project team intends to improve the transition from kindergarten to primary school by searching for and recommending STEAM learning resources, such as play-based STEAM kits, simple engineering kits and digital technologies.
Project Start Year: 2023, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Wai Man, Vivienne
 
Connecting STEAM Education with Picture Books in Early Childhood Education (RMG)
The purpose of the project is to identify the needs and challenges of the schools to develop possible solutions and suggestions to assist kindergartens in designing STEAM activities based on picture books. To understand the needs of kindergarten teachers and the school-based curriculum, the research team will invite them to participate in pre-post surveys and teacher interviews. The survey and the interview can provide insight into the development needs of local schools and the challenges they face in integrating picture books with STEAM learning activities. The project team will support the participating schools to develop their STEAM curriculum based on picture books and the STEAM environment. Additionally, the project team intends to improve the transition from kindergarten to primary school by searching for and recommending STEAM learning resources, such as play-based STEAM kits, simple engineering kits and digital technologies.
Project Start Year: 2023, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Wai Man, Vivienne
 
Strategic Development of the EdU Online Classes Platform (EOCP) for the Enhancement of Online Learning and Teaching in Local Schools [FEHD part: EdU Online Classes Platform]
This 26-month project consists of two major parts, targeting on pre-service and in-service ECE teachers respectively: (1) Capacity building of pre-service ECE teachers for online learning and teaching; (2) Communities of practice (CoPs) of EdUHK university staff, pre-service teachers and in-service teachers.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): TANG, Yee Fan Sylvia 鄧怡勳, CHEUK-WONG, Kwok Sai Tricia 黃國茜, CHAN, Po Lin 陳寶蓮, CHENG, Yuen Ling 鄭婉玲 (LEUNG, Wai Man Vivienne 梁衛文 as Team Member)
 
Early Childhood Education STEM and Maker Education
This pilot project aims at promoting age-appropriate and authentic STEM learning experiences in early childhood settings through co-developing 24 sets of STEM teaching packages with early childhood teachers. This project aim at building up children’s STEM awareness, knowledge and skills through STEM-rich maker learning experience. 12 pilot project schools will be invited to join this project, including kindergartens and child care centres (both half-day & whole-day service). Children in the project schools are able to learn science and mathematics through the application of technology and engineering in a realistic and integrated learning experience. This project will align with the core education concepts of ECE including observation, awareness and motivation in designing STEM activities. Additionally, fundamental concepts of physical science, life science and earth science will be included in the content of teaching packages.Early childhood professionals have an essential role in supporting young children’s motivation and engagement in STEM education. The co-development process with early childhood teachers provides practical professional development opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills of designing quality STEM learning activities. Additionally, teachers’ needs, difficulties and challenges in applying STEM teaching packages will be examined. Teachers will participate in pre and post-project interviews before and after the training and implementation stage to reflect on their pedagogical needs, school-level conditions, challenges in implementing STEM activities at schools.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): LEE, Chi Kin John 李子建 (LEUNG, Wai Man Vivienne 梁衛文 as Co-Investigator)
 
帶領幼兒走向社區 家校攜手愉快學習
This project aims to promote children's learning in Community through home-school collaboration.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Wai Man Vivienne 梁衛文
 
透過探究式繪本教學促進幼兒全人發展
This project aims to promote children 's whole person development through inquiry-based picture books.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Wai Man Vivienne 梁衛文
 
透過師生共創遊戲學習區促進幼兒全人發展
The purpose of this project is to assist a local kindergarten to develop learning corners to enhance children's learning
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): CHEUK-WONG, Kwok Sai Tricia 黃國茜 (LEUNG, Wai Man Vivienne 梁衛文 as Co-Investigator)
 
Global Childhoods: Lifeworlds and Educational Success in Australia and Asia
This project investigates how everyday lifeworlds of Year 4 (9-10 year of age) students in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore shape children’s orientations to educational success. Situated in the global cities of Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore, the study explores connections between policy contexts, school experiences and everyday activities of children growing up in the Asian Century. Findings will advance knowledge of factors that contribute to children’s understandings of how their experiences in and out of school prepare them for futures in a global world. This will enable policy-makers, educators and parents to provide improved learning opportunities in children’s lives.
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): Prof Nicola Yelland, Prof Sue Saltmarsh, Dr. I-Fang Lee (LEUNG, Wai Man, Vivienne as Co-Investigator)
 
Examining whether Reflection within a Blended Learning Environment Contributes Towards Transformative Change in Classroom Practice: A Case Study
Establishing whether students do perceive themselves as being an integral component of a community of inquiry; Establishing whether this community together with personal reflection constitutes the necessary drivers for transformative change.
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): JONES ELIZABETH MARY , LEUNG, Wai Man Vivienne 梁衛文
 
Transforming Learning and Teaching: Develop Well-rounded Children Through Picture Books and e Resources
The project aims to develop well-rounded children through picture books and e-resources and to examine the current practice and views of preschool teachers in using picture books. Surveys are conducted for preschool principals, teachers, and parents of those young children in preschools, concerning their practices and perceptions of learning with picture books. Besides, there are teacher training & seminars including workshops will be conducted.

Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Wai Man Vivienne 梁衛文, HAN, Chung Wai Christina 韓重惠
 
Include Non-Chinese Speaking Children into a local kindergarten through home school collaboration
This project aims to assist a local kindergarten to enhance the Non-Chinese Speaking Children's Cantonese through home-school collaboration.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): LAI, Yuk Ching Eva 黎玉貞 (LEUNG, Wai Man Vivienne 梁衛文 as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
Learning Fun in the Community
This purpose of this project is to enhance children's learning of the our community through arrangement of field visits.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): CHEUK-WONG, Kwok Sai Tricia 黃國茜 (LEUNG, Wai Man Vivienne 梁衛文 as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
Life Education Through Picture Book
This purpose of this project is to assist a local kindergarten to design learning activities for children to receive life education through picture books.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Wai Man Vivienne 梁衛文
 
The Blended & Online Learning & Teaching (BOLT) Project: Collaborative professional development for capacity building in blended and online learning and teaching in Hong Kong
Professional development for tertiary teaching in Hong Kong is conducted in many different ways. Each institute of higher education has its own approaches, provisions and requirements, and varied resources to address this issue. In most of Hong Kong’s universities resources for supporting professional development for teachers on blended and online learning are limited and ad hoc in approach, with funding for such work competing against many other priorities. To address the apparent gap in consistent professional development provision in relation to online and blended learning and teaching, this project proposes a common foundation course open to all collaborating partners, and a range of other activities through which collaborating partners will build-on and share resources in different ways.

By taking a coherent and coordinated approach to address a complex educational challenge, the project benefits staff and students of all collaborating partners. A greater range of activities can be offered than any one institution could provide alone, and all benefit from sharing varied approaches and considering different priorities and contexts. At the same time each partner is able to address their own institutional needs.

The overall aim of this project is to provide a graduated professional development support experience across all participating UGC funded institutions to facilitate the development of teachers’ skills in online and blended teaching. Coordinating this effort across institutions and conducting in a blended mode will:
a) encourage consistency and quality through good practices and broad evaluation
b) add authenticity through offering blended professional development experiences to teachers located in different institutions
c) allow the pooling of professional development staff and resources for the benefit of all.

The project involves five institutions (PolyU, HKIEd, HKBU, HKU and HKUST) who will work collaboratively towards the overall aim of the project, whilst further developing strategies and initiatives that contextualise and address their own institutional needs.

The collaboration between EDC in PolyU and academic staff in the Faculty of Education and Human Development in HKIEd provides a strong foundation for this project. It signifies the importance and synery between professional development activities in elearning, and its direction connection to learning and teaching delivered by academic staff in faculties. PolyU will provide a top-down approach through a formal professional development foundation course while HKIEd will provide a bottom-up approach via the formation of learning communities within academic faculties. Combining both these perspectives within one overall project provides valuable benefits and greater impact to advance blended learning within the sector.

Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): LIM, Cher Ping 林质彬, HARBUTT, Darren (LEUNG, Wai Man Vivienne 梁衛文 as Team Member)
 
Empower early childhood educators’ multimodal learning experience
This project facilitated early childhood teachers to share exemplars of pedagogical design and the experience of ICT innovation in the preschool settings. The outcomes of this project included an interactive e-platform, which created and shared multiple ICT-related practice experience for local practitioners. In addition, the e-platform took active role to improve learner’s ICT skills and knowledge, and share multiple media resources.
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): HU, Xinyun Annie 胡馨允, CHENG, Yuen Ling 鄭婉玲 (LEUNG, Wai Man Vivienne 梁衛文 as Co-Investigator)
 
Personal Best: Effective Use of Magical i-Pen for Self-Directed English Learning
研究旨在評估及找出點讀筆教材與學習的關係,希望透過善用點讀筆教材及提供教師培訓優化教與學。
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): CHEUNG, Hun Ping Rebecca 張杏冰 (LEUNG, Wai Man Vivienne 梁衛文 as Co-Investigator)
 
A Pilot Study - An Exploration of Children's Learning in Home in 21st Century.

In the last project titled: ‘An investigation of the environment and the teaching practice of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in preprimary education in Hong Kong, findings revealed that there were differences in learning experiences and teaching practice with ICT between profit and non-profit making preschools and also between kindergartens in different regions in Hong Kong. The research results of Alliance of Childhood (2004) on computer access and use revealed that children’s growth, development and learning are intimately linked with the use of new technologies in their home and school context. Thus, it is regarded as being important to study this phenomena in more depth

This study follows the findings of the last project to explore the home learning environment of young children using ICT and the impact of parental involvement in these activities. Findings and recommendations will be made available to parents and early childhood teachers to help them to identify that different childhood experiences are in place and it may be necessary to observe young children so that we are able to reconceptualise their playful learning in 21st century.

Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Wai Man Vivienne 梁衛文
 
Engaging with Early Childhood Literacy Activities in the HK Early Childhood Classroom
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Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): BLAISE MINDY (LEUNG, Wai Man Vivienne 梁衛文 as Co-Investigator)
 
An investigation of the environment and the teaching practice of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in preprimary education in Hong Kong,
This study aims to investigate the ICT environment and the teaching practice of early childhood educators in preprimary education in Hong Kong
Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Wai Man Vivienne 梁衛文
 
The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for young children with disabilities in Hong Kong special child care centres
The aims of this study is to explore the current practice of the use of ICT for young children with disabilities in Hong Kong special child care centers.
Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): LAI, Yuk Ching Eva 黎玉貞 (LEUNG, Wai Man Vivienne 梁衛文 as Co-Investigator)
 
Creating a Community of Practice with ICT: An Internet Based Initiative
The project aims to develop a website to demonstrate exemplary cases of integrated curriculum and exemplify the use of ICT in teaching and learning in preschools. The website will demonstrate the ways in which students can become active learners. The website will also facilitate student’s sharing and discussion by its communication board and encourage their communication with lecturer. Professionals from local and overseas (Australia, Taiwan, China, Canada) will share their views and practices of integrating ICT into the teaching and learning of their preschool curriculum through interviews, video recording and conferencing. Some examples of student’s assignment will be uploaded onto the platform for student’s reference in future cohorts.
Project Start Year: 2007, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG Wai Man Vivienne, LAM Ho Cheong
 
Enhance Young Children's Development and Learning through Children's Portfolio
It is believed that the standardize tests and examinations traditionally used in accessing young children's performances in kindergartens could not fairly reflect the children's developmental characteristics and uniqueness. The Education and Manpower Bureau now starts to advocate kindergartens to use continuous based assessment systems for their young children. The one year project "Enhance Young Children's Development and Learning through Children Portfolio" funded by the Quality Education Fund which involved three kindergartens aims to develop such system. The goal of the project is (i) to effectively enhance the children's personal development and learning; (ii) to effectively promote the teachers' learning and teaching; and (iii) to help parents effectively elevate their children's development and learning.
Project Start Year: 2006, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG Wai Man, Vivienne, LAI Yuk Ching
 
Using Multi-model Teaching and Learning Experiences to Enhance Early Childhood Education
The goal of this project is to promote effective teaching and learning through the use of a multi-modal approach (i.e. mix of face-to-face and E-learning strategies) in the department of ECE. This project will create a set of exemplary modules that utilize online and face-to face teaching in order to promote more effective learning for students. The project will focus on the use of new pedagogies (e.g. problem-based learning and online learning) in dynamic ways to ensure that students are able to engage with content in inquiry based, active learning and problem solving environments.
Project Start Year: 2006, Principal Investigator(s): HAN Chung Wai, Christina (LEUNG Wai Man, Vivienne as Co-Investigator)
 
IT Research Project
To investigate headteacher's view on an ideal ICT provision in Hong Kong preschools and examine existing ICT provision in their own settings.
Project Start Year: 2006, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Wai Man Vivienne 梁衛文