Dr LEE, Yeung Chung   李揚津
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Science and Environmental Studies
Phone No: (852) 2948 7658
Email: yclee@eduhk.hk
Contact
Phone
(852) 2948 7658
Email
yclee@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
55663762100
Research Interest
•Students’ scientific reasoning •Science curriculum development •Enquiry-based pedagogy •Socio-scientific issues
External Appointment
Dr Lee is a member of the CDC-HKEAA Committee on Biology (Senior Secondary), and HKCEE Biology Subject Committee of the HKEAA. He is an Executive Editor of the online journal, Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching. [On-line Available: http://www.ied.edu.hk/apfslt/] .
Professional Profile

I have been working as a teacher educator for a number of years, formerly in the field of professional studies and currently in science education. Apart from teaching science education in the institute, my main interest is in educational research particularly in the areas of science curriculum development, enquiry-based pedagogy, scientific reasoning, the science-technology-society approach, and decision-making about socio-scientific issues.
Research Interest

•Students’ scientific reasoning •Science curriculum development •Enquiry-based pedagogy •Socio-scientific issues
External Appointment

Dr Lee is a member of the CDC-HKEAA Committee on Biology (Senior Secondary), and HKCEE Biology Subject Committee of the HKEAA. He is an Executive Editor of the online journal, Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching. [On-line Available: http://www.ied.edu.hk/apfslt/] .
Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
李揚津、陳文豪、陳偉康、霍年亨、郭炳偉、李凱雯、吳永水、曾耀輝、楊志豪(2017):STEM教育-從理論到實踐,香港,香港教育大學。
Lee, Y. C. (2017). Hong Kong students' decision-making about ecological and health issues. In L. L. Liang, X-F Liu, and G.W. Fulmer, Chinese science education in the 21st century: policy, practice, and research (179-200). Dordrecht: Springer Science+Business Media B.V. Dordrecht.
Lee, Y. C. (2014). Science and Society in Teacher Education. (in R. Gunstone (Ed.)), Encyclopedia of science education (235(3)-235(3)). London: Springer.
Lee, Y. C. (2014). Teaching and sociocultural perspectives. (In R. Gunstone (Ed.)), Encyclopedia of science education (498(3)-498(3)). London: Springer.
Lee, Yeung Chung (2013). Science communication during a short-term crisis: The case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). In J. Gilbert, and S. M. Stockmayer (Eds.), Communication and engagement with science and technology: Issues and dilemmas (229-246). New York: Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group.
李揚津(2011):科學探究資源冊,香港,教育出版社。
李揚津(2008):知識、批判思維與價值觀的互動:通識科議題為本學習的挑戰,輯於羅天佑、鄭美紅編《綜合學習:理論與實踐(中學篇)》,(頁147-166),新加坡,文達出版社。
Yeung, Y.Y., Lee, Y.C. and Ng, P.H. (2002). IT Training for Science Teachers Through a Subject-based Approach: Framework and Needs Analysis. In Y.C. Cheng, T.T. Tsui, K.W. Chow and M.C. Mok (Eds.),, Subject Teaching and Teacher Education in the New Century: Research and Innovation. Chapter 5 (93-121). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education and Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Journal Publications
Lee, Y. C. (2018). When technology, science, and culture meet: insights from ancient Chinese technology. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 13(2), 485-515.
Yeung Chung Lee, Carole Kwan-Ping Lee, Irene Chung-Man Lam, Ping Wai Kwok, Winnie Wing-Mui So (2018). Inquiry Science Learning and Teaching: a Comparison Between the Conceptions and Attitudes of Pre-service Elementary Teachers in Hong Kong and the United States. Research in Science Education, on-line, 1-25.
Lee, Y.C, Lau, K. C., and Yip, V, W. Y. (2017). Blended learning for building student-teachers' capacity to learn and teach science-related interdisciplinary subjects: the case of Hong Kong. Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 11(2), 166-181.
Lee, Y. C. (2016). Nutrition labelling: applying biological concepts and reasoning to socio-scientific issues. School Science Review, 98(363), 83-87.
Tsoi, K.H., Chan, S.Y., Lee, Y.C., Ip, B.H.Y., & Cheang, C.C. (2016). Shark conservation: An educational approach based on children’s knowledge and perceptions toward sharks. PLoS ONE, 11(9), e0163406.
Yeung Chung Lee & Ping Wai Kwok (2016). The historical development of vaccine technology: exploring the relationship between science and technology. Journal of Biological Education, xx, xx-xx.
Grace, M., Lee, Y. C., Asshoff, R., & Wallin, A. (2015). Student decision-making about a globally familiar socioscientific issue: the value of sharing and comparing views with international counterparts. International Journal of Science Education, 37(11), 1855-1874.
Lee, Y. C. (2014). Self-generated analogical models of respiratory pathways. Journal of Biological Education, XX(XX), XX-XX.
Yau-Yuen YEUNG, Yeung-Chung LEE and Irene Chung-Man LAM (2012). Curriculum reform and restructuring of senior secondary science education in Hong Kong: Teachers’ perceptions and implications. Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 13(2), 11.
Lee, Y. C., & Grace, M. (2012). Students' reasoning and decision making about a socio-scientific issue: A cross-context comparison. Science Education, 96(5), 787-807.
Lee, Y. C. (2012). Socio-scientific issues in health contexts: Treading a rugged terrain. International Journal of Science Education, 34(3), 459-483.
Lee, Y. C. (2011). Enhancing pedagogical content knowledge in a collaborative school-based professional development program for inquiry-based science learning. Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching 亞太科學教育論壇, 12(2) Article 3, 1-29.
Lee, Y. C. (2011). Review of the book - Nonsense on stilts: How to tell science from bunk. Science Education, 95(5), 958-960.
Lee, Y. C. (2011). Evolution of humans: Understanding the nature and methods of science through cooperative learning. School Science Review, 92(340), 113-120.
Lee, Y. C., & Kwok P. W. (2010). Transforming a traditional hands-on activity into an enquiry activity to foster more in-depth understanding of the concept of density. Physics Education, 45(2010), 533-538.
Lee, Y.C. (2010). Science-Technology-Society or Technology-Society-Science? Insights from an ancient technology. International Journal of Science Education, 32(14), 1927-1950.
Lee, Y.C., & Grace, M. (2010). Students' reasoning process in making decisions about an authentic, local socio-scientific issue: bat conservation. Journal of Biological Educatiion, 44(4), 156-165.
Lee Yeung Chung, Lam Chung Man and Yeung Yau Yuen (2010). From changes in education system to curriculum reform: A critique of the new Hong Kong senior secondary science curriculum. Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 11(1), 13.
Lee, Y. C., & Kwok, P. W. (2009). Can an egg-dropping race enhance students' conceptual understanding of air resistance?. Physics Education, 44 (2), 151-158.
Lee, Y. C. (2008). Making sense of the biochemistry of proteins with the Blu-tack. School Science Review, 90 (331), 16-19.
Lee, Y. C. (2008). Teaching about the heart and the circulatory system with interactive models. School Science Review, 89, 328, pp 11-16.
Lee, Y. C. (2008). APU assessment in the United Kingdom. Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 9 (1), article 13.
Lee, Y. C. (2008). Exploring the roles and nature of science: The case of SARS. International Journal of Science Education, 30 (4), 515-541.
Lee, Y. C. (2007). Developing decision-making skills for socio-scientific issues. Journal of Biological Education, 41 (4), 170-177.
Lee, Y. C. (2007). From museum demonstration to problem- solving: Promoting the construction of concepts. Physics Education, 42 (4), 378-384.
Lee, Y. C. (2007). Teaching the nature of science through practical problem solving in daily-life contexts. School Science Review, 88 (324), 97-105.
Lee, Y. C. (2006). Kidney failure and dialysis: A problem-solving approach in teaching science, technology and society. School Science Review, 87 (320), 119-123.
LEE, Yeung-chung, Kai-ming LI, Yau-yuen YEUNG, (1997). Use of Visual Aids in Teaching Science: Practices and Attitudes of Hong Kong Secondary Science Teachers. Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 20(2), 21-36.

Conference Papers
Lee, Y.C. (2010, October). Linking organic farming with biological education in K-12 levels. The Biennial Conference of the Asian Association for Biology Education, Singapore.
Lee, Y.C, & Grace, M. (2010, July). Decision making about socio-scientific issues: a comparison between secondary students in Hong Kong and Guangzhou. International Conference on Learning, 6-9 July, 2010, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Lee, Y. C. (2006, April). Hong Kong primary pupils' scientific reasoning: Patterns and variations. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of National Association for Research in Science Teaching, USA.

Creative and Literary Works, Consulting Reports and Case Studies
Lee, Y. C. (2008). Teaching about the heart and the circulatory system with interactive models.

All Other Outputs
Yeung, Y.Y. (Chief Editor); Cheng, MH; Lee, Y.C.; Ng, P.H. and So, W.M. (2013). Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, Volume 14, Issue 1 . Hong Kong Institute of Education. Hong Kong.
(2007). Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching [Online available: http://www.ied.edu.hk/apfslt/] . The Hong Kong Institute of Education. Hong Kong.
(2006). Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching [Online available: http://www.ied.edu.hk/apfslt/] . The Hong Kong Institute of Education. Hong Kong.

Project

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
 
Provision of School-based Professional Support (SBPS) under University-School Support Programmes (USP) Financed by Education Development Fund - Promoting STEM Education at the Upper Primary and Secondary Levels by Using Self-directed Learning as a Strategy
This project aims to develop upper primary and secondary teachers’ capacity to promote STEM education in their schools using SDL as the major strategy. It provides school based support for teachers to master the essential content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge and pedagogical skills for promoting STEM education in general, and developing teachers’ competence in using SDL to empower students learning and applying STEM knowledge and skills in particular.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): LEE, Yeung Chung 李揚津
 
A Cross-cultural, Cross-age and Cross-gender Study of Hong Kong and UK Secondary Students’ Decision-making about Biological Conservation Issues
The proposed research explores secondary students’ decision making about socio-scientific issues (SSIs) related to biological conservation, from cross-cultural, cross-age and cross-gender perspectives. Many of these SSIs have profound repercussions on global environmental sustainability that transcend cultural boundaries, and that entail international negotiation. In science education, SSIs can contribute to the development of students’ scientific literacy which embraces the ability to be engage . . .
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): LEE, Yeung Chung 李揚津
 
Development of a wetland system and ecopond
The ecological pond is expected to serve the following functions, which constitute the reasons why an ecological pond should be implemented in IEd campus: (1) Productivity (2) Biodiversity (3) Environmental sustainability (4) Education It’s noteworthy that the pond and other nature resources implemented in IEd’s campus are significantly important for lining with the development of 335 NSS curriculum and courses infused with sustainability of the current programmes, including BEd (P) in Gene . . .
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): TSOI, Kwok Ho 蔡國豪 (LEE, Yeung Chung 李揚津 as Co-Investigator)
 
History of the development of knowledge of technology and science: A collective case study approach
This study is intended to contribute in a more systematic and nuanced manner to the debate on the skill-based or knowledge-based nature of ancient technology and the notion of technology as applied science through a longitudinal examination of the nature and evolution of ideas or thoughts underlying technology as they interact with modern science. This collective case study is situated in a wide historical time span to trace the evolution of technological knowledge from ancient to modern times. . . .
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): LEE, Yeung Chung 李揚津
 
Use of models and analogies in teaching biological concepts in the NSS curriculum
This project aims to teach the biochemical pathways involved in cellular respiration through students' self-generated analogical models. Students are guided to model using LEGO bricks various chemicals involved in the biochemical processes of cellular respiration including substrates, intermediate products, hydrogen carriers, energy carriers, and chemical products, and simulate the transformations of these chemical compounds in the process of energy release. The whole idea is to reduce the cogni . . .
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): LEE, Yeung Chung 李揚津
 
Promoting Informal Reasoning for Decision Making about Socio-scientific Issues
The project involves conducting an in-depth literature review on previous research (including methodology and findings) on informal reasoning in the context of decision making about socioscientific issues. The aim of it is to prepare for the development of another GRF proposal in the funding exercise of 2012-2013.
Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): LEE, Yeung Chung 李揚津
 
Decision Making about Socio-scientific Issues: A Comparison between Secondary Students in Hong Kong and Guangzhou
Socio-scientific issues have been used to provide the necessary contexts for students to connect personal, scientific and social dimensions in making informed decisions. Such decision-making ability is widely regared as the cornerstone of citizenship education. However, research studies reveal that the achievement of this objective is by no means a simple task. The decision-making process is highly complicated, involving an understanding of content knowledge and concepts of evidence, an awarenes . . .
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): LEE Yeung Chung
 
Departmental OBL Project (MSST)
This project aims to develop OBL-embedded modules in different domains and disciplines of the Department of the MSST. It comprises three progressive stages. The first stage aims to identify discipline-based outcomes for each of the six division within the department, namely mathematics, science, social sciences, information technology, technology and living, and business studies. In the second stage, each division will map out how these discipline-based outcomes could be incorporated into their . . .
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): LEE, Yeung Chung 李揚津, SO, Wing Mui Winnie 蘇詠梅
 
Preparing OBL/334 for General Studies, Liberal Studies, Information Technology, Mathematics, Business Studies, and Technology & Living
With the introduction of the new ‘334’ academic structure, this project provides support to the department to prepare for review and development to prepare for review and development of programmes and modules.
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): SO Wing Mui Winnie, LEE Yeung Chung
 
Promoting Teachers’ Professional Development in Liberal Studies: Field-based Teaching and Learning
This project aims to promote the image of the HKIEd as a teachers’ professional development for the new curriculum reform initiative related to life-wide, authentic, and experiential learning, develop teaching and learning repertoire in field-based learning in support of the inquiry mode of teaching in the NSS Liberal Studies, build up field-tested resource for the teacher education programmes and develop research agenda and nuture research literacy in area of field-based inquiry.
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): LO Tin Yau Joe (LEE Yeung Chung as Co-Investigator)
 
The Interface between the New Senior Secondary Curriculum and the Tertiary Education
The endorsement of the HKSAR to adopt a 3-year senior secondary and 4-year undergraduate academic system to be implemented in 2009-2012 will mark a new page of the Hong Kong education system. Under the new sywstem, a new curriculum, namely, the New Senior Secondary (NSS) curriculum will be adopted. The NSS curriculum is found different from the existing secondary curriculum in terms of curriculum goals, learning contents, teaching and learning strategies and students' learning outcomes. It is an . . .
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): LAM Chi Chung, CHAN Kin Sang Jacqueline (LEE Yeung Chung as Co-Investigator)
 
Collaborative School-based Professional Development in Promoting Teaching through Scientific Inquiry
This research, which adopts an action-research type of approach, explores the feasibility of a collaborative school-based professional development model. This model involves deep collaboration between teacher educators and primary General Studies teachers in the school context to promote teaching through scientific inquiry. Apart from the teacher educator, primary teachers will also act as researchers to experiment with the process of designing, implementing and evaluating inquiry-based teachi . . .
Project Start Year: 2007, Principal Investigator(s): LEE Yeung Chung
 
Problem-based Learning in Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences and Technology
The proposed project aims to enhance the effectiveness of teaching and learning in the subject areas of MSST and to extend staff's repertoire of teaching strategies through trialing of the problem-based learning approach (PBL). The strengths of PBL in enhancing the quality of knowledge acquisition and development of higher order skills are well documented in some educational contexts like medical education. The project is structured in several coherent phases which progressively lead staff thr . . .
Project Start Year: 2007, Principal Investigator(s): LEE Yeung Chung
 
Development of Resources and Activity Materials for the Teaching of Science and Technology in Ancient China (Part of the departmental TDG project "Developing Resources for Enhancing the Teaching and Learning of Major Subject of MSST)
There has been an increasing demand for both primary and secondary students to understand and appreciate the relationships between science, technology and society in a historical context through the study of primary General Studies and secondary science in Hong Kong and similar curricula elsewhere in the world. This proposal is intended to develop in the first place a resource bank to facilitate the design of teaching activities on scientific and technological development in ancient China. Based . . .
Project Start Year: 2006, Principal Investigator(s): LEE Yeung Chung
 
Scientific Thinking in General Studies - Institute-school Partnership
The project aims to design and try out learning activities by HKIEd lectures in collaboration with primary GS teachers for developing students' scientific thinking skills across different grades in a progressive manner. It also aims to establish progressive attainment targets for different primary grade levels in relation to the development of scientific thinking, and to enhance professional development of serving GS teachers through school-based coaching and support. The outcomes of the project . . .
Project Start Year: 2006, Principal Investigator(s): LEE Yeung Chung
 
Hong Kong Primary Pupils' Scientific Reasoning in Investigations
The research is an empirical study to explore primary pupil's scientific reasoning or thinking in solving investigation tasks in relation to the topics of heat conduction, and forces and motion. The aim of the study is to collect baseline data about pupil's reasoning abilities to inform the design of the primary science curriculum and classroom teaching in which the development of scientific reasoning is increasingly emphasized. The sample is drawn from Primary 3 and 5 pupils, including gifted a . . .
Project Start Year: 2005, Principal Investigator(s): LEE Yeung Chung
 
Prizes and awards

Best Practice Award 2015 - Silver Medal
The award is presented at the 29th AAOU Annual Conference at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date of receipt: 30/11/2015, Conferred by: Asian Association of Open Universities
 
Excellence in Teaching Award 2010-11 Certificate of Merit

Date of receipt: 31/5/2011, Conferred by: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
 
Best Oral Presentation
The award is presented for the paper entitled "Linking Organic Farming with Biological Education in K-12 Levels" presented at the 23rd Biennial Conference of the Asian Association for Biology Education held at Singapore on 18-20 October 2010
Date of receipt: 20/10/2010, Conferred by: Asian Association for Biology Education