Dr CHAN, Chi Keung    陳志強 博士
Lecturer I
Department of Science and Environmental Studies
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0003-4121-4833
Phone
(852) 2948 8396
Email
cchikeung@eduhk.hk
Address
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Research Interests
  • Conceptual change
  • Curriculum studies
  • Learning theories
  • Science education
  • Teacher education
Teaching Interests

Current Courses Taught (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

  • Field Experience Foundation Course
  • Field Experience and Professional Learning Portfolio II
  • Teaching and Learning of Secondary Chemistry I
  • Teaching and Learning of Secondary Chemistry II
  • Teaching and Learning a Specialist Area in Science Education
  • Organic Chemistry: Molecule & Isomerism
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry: Synthesis & Application
  • Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment in STEM for Secondary Schools
  • Community Service-based Learning in STEM Education


Previous Courses Taught (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

  • Field Experience and Professional Learning Portfolio I
  • Science in the Contemporary World
  • Environmental Science and Sustainability
  • Environment and Community Engagement: Theories & Practices
  • Industrial Chemistry: Environmental & Technology
  • Curriculum and Methods in Citizenship and Social Development I
  • Curriculum and Methods in Liberal Studies I
  • Curriculum and Methods in Liberal Studies II
  • Learning, Teaching and Assessing Liberal Studies
External Appointments

Journal Reviewer


Member

  • Science Textbook Review Panel (Secondary 1-3), EDB (2017-Present)
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Subject Committee - Chemistry, HKEAA (2024-2027)


Founding Member and Faculty Advisor

  • I2CS (Innovative to STEM Connect) (2021-2023)


Proof-reader

  • The International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO), HKAGE (2017-Present)


Adjudicator

  • Primary STEM Project Exhibition, HKedCity (2019-2022)
  • The Greater Bay Area STEM Excellent Award (Hong Kong) Award, HKNETEA (2021-Present)
  • The U-STEMist Scheme, EdUHK (2018 & 2019)


Personal Profile

Dr. CHAN Chi-Keung is a Lecturer I of the Department of Science and Environmental Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong. He received his Doctor of Education, Master of Education (Curriculum & Instruction), Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Chemistry), and Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Since joining EdUHK in 2017, Dr. CHAN has committed himself as a teacher-educator. He has been actively involved in the Field Experience (FE) at the EdUHK. He is the FE Coordinator of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS), B.Ed. (SCI) programme and PGDE (Secondary) (Science) programme. He provides students with extensive teaching supervision towards professionalism. At the same time, he teaches several pedagogy courses in Chemistry, Citizenship and Social Development / Liberal Studies at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition, he is the course coordinator of the FE and Professional Learning Portfolio II and was the course coordinator of the FE Foundation Course in 2021/22 and 2022/23. His passion in teaching is recognised by his receipts of the FLASS Caring Teacher Award in 2021/22 and the Excellent FE Supervision Award in 2022/23 (Semesters 1 & 2).


Dr. CHAN is a Registered Teacher with a recognised teacher training qualification. Before joining EdUHK, he taught CE, A-level, and DSE Chemistry, DSE Liberal Studies, and junior secondary Science. He served as Graduate Master and Senior Graduate Master in secondary schools. He also worked as the Curriculum Development Officer (Science) at the Education Bureau.

Research Interests

  • Conceptual change
  • Curriculum studies
  • Learning theories
  • Science education
  • Teacher education
Teaching Interests

Current Courses Taught (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

  • Field Experience Foundation Course
  • Field Experience and Professional Learning Portfolio II
  • Teaching and Learning of Secondary Chemistry I
  • Teaching and Learning of Secondary Chemistry II
  • Teaching and Learning a Specialist Area in Science Education
  • Organic Chemistry: Molecule & Isomerism
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry: Synthesis & Application
  • Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment in STEM for Secondary Schools
  • Community Service-based Learning in STEM Education


Previous Courses Taught (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

  • Field Experience and Professional Learning Portfolio I
  • Science in the Contemporary World
  • Environmental Science and Sustainability
  • Environment and Community Engagement: Theories & Practices
  • Industrial Chemistry: Environmental & Technology
  • Curriculum and Methods in Citizenship and Social Development I
  • Curriculum and Methods in Liberal Studies I
  • Curriculum and Methods in Liberal Studies II
  • Learning, Teaching and Assessing Liberal Studies
External Appointments

Journal Reviewer


Member

  • Science Textbook Review Panel (Secondary 1-3), EDB (2017-Present)
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Subject Committee - Chemistry, HKEAA (2024-2027)


Founding Member and Faculty Advisor

  • I2CS (Innovative to STEM Connect) (2021-2023)


Proof-reader

  • The International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO), HKAGE (2017-Present)


Adjudicator

  • Primary STEM Project Exhibition, HKedCity (2019-2022)
  • The Greater Bay Area STEM Excellent Award (Hong Kong) Award, HKNETEA (2021-Present)
  • The U-STEMist Scheme, EdUHK (2018 & 2019)


Prizes and awards

Department Teaching Excellence Award Scheme 2022/23
The “Department Teaching Excellence Award Scheme” has been initiated by the DLTC in 2014/15 to compliment colleagues’ effort on teaching. While the Award Scheme was suspended during the pandemic in the past few years, we are pleased to announce that the Award Scheme has been resumed. According to the SET report of 2022/23, 12 of our colleagues have received a high SET mean score (3.4 or above) in 2022/23, and they are eligible for receiving the Department Teaching Excellence Award 2022/23.
Date of receipt: 28/5/2024, Conferred by: Department of Science and Environmental Studies (SES), EdUHK
 
FE Supervision Appreciation Scheme - Award for Excellent FE Supervision (Semester II, 2022/23)
FE Supervision Appreciation Scheme - Award for Excellent FE Supervision (Semester II, 2022/23) To acknowledge the contribution of FE supervisors to the students’ teaching practices and develop a good FE ePortfolio for reflective learning, the “FE Supervision Appreciation Scheme - Award for Excellent FE Supervision” has been launched by School Partnership and Field Experience Office (SPFEO) and Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology (LTTC) since 2019/20. For more details of the Award, please visit: https://www.lttc.eduhk.hk/std-eportfolio/#feaward. In Semester II of 2022/23, a total of 10 nominations (one awardee was nominated by two recipients) have been received and shortlisted. All the 9 nominations have gone through stringent selection by a Judging Panel comprising Director of SPFE, Executive Co-Director of LTTC and School Partnership Advisors according to a set of comprehensive assessment criteria.
Date of receipt: 29/1/2024, Conferred by: School Partnership and Field Experience Office & Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology, EdUHK
 
FE Supervision Appreciation Scheme – Award for Excellent FE Supervision (Semester I, 2022/23)
FE Supervision Appreciation Scheme - Award for Excellent FE Supervision (Semester I, 2022/23) To acknowledge the contribution of FE supervisors to the students’ teaching practices and develop a good FE ePortfolio for reflective learning, the “FE Supervision Appreciation Scheme - Award for Excellent FE Supervision” has been launched by School Partnership and Field Experience Office (SPFEO) and Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology (LTTC) since 2019/20. For more details of the Award, please visit: https://www.lttc.eduhk.hk/std-eportfolio/#feaward. In Semester I of 2022/23, a total of 12 nominations (one awardee was nominated by two recipients) have been received and shortlisted. All the 12 nominations have gone through stringent selection by a Judging Panel comprising Director of SPFE, Director of LTTC and School Partnership Advisors according to a set of comprehensive assessment criteria.
Date of receipt: 6/7/2023, Conferred by: School Partnership and Field Experience Office & Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology, EdUHK
 
Faculty Caring Teacher Award 2021/22
Faculty Caring Teacher Award The award scheme is designed to construct an inclusive and encouraging atmosphere to motivate FLASS staff to engage in the larger mission of disseminating and teaching Life, Positive, and Values Education (hereafter “LPVE”). The FLASS Caring Teacher Awards (hereafter “the awards”) are established to acknowledge and reward excellence in teaching among FLASS staff, as well as to emphasize the University’s commitment to: (a) exhibit overall pastoral care of students; and (b) practice LPVE actualization in classroom / project / field experience / practicum / university life. https://www.eduhk.hk/flass/resources/Content/uploads/docs/CTA_List%20of%20Awardees_2022.pdf
Date of receipt: 8/9/2022, Conferred by: The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, The Education University of Hong Kong
 
Projects

Developing Assessment Literacy of Pre-service Science Teachers in Practice
This project aims to develop pre-service science teachers’ assessment literacy by engaging them in the development of an online open platform that fosters virtual learning, teaching and assessment of the HKDSE Chemistry curriculum. This project borrows the conceptual framework of Teacher Assessment Literacy in Practice (TALiP) from Xu and Brown (2016). The framework of TALiP consists of three levels of mastery: (1) Basic mastery of educational assessment knowledge, (2) Internalization of understanding and skills through practice, and (3) Making self-reflection on one’s own identity as an assessor. In this project, participants will be provided with a series of workshops to develop their knowledge and understanding of assessment, conceptual change, and metacognition. Second, they will be shadowed by the project team, which comprises a pool of experienced and well-trained experts in assessment development and analysis. The participants will develop high-quality MCQs with written feedback during the mentorship process. Furthermore, they will develop well-planned short teaching videos to explain the concepts related to the MCQs. The MCQs to be developed in this project will be leaner-oriented, where the leaner’s common alternative conceptions/misconceptions and their conceptual change and metacognition will be thoughtfully considered. Third, an online open platform will be developed to include all the materials and enable the participants to gather feedback from secondary school chemistry teachers and students. Finally, participants will be guided to make learning reflections concerning their development of assessment literacy. To conclude, this project develops pre-service science teachers’ assessment literacy by engaging them in contextualized practice through a mentorship scheme.
Project Start Year: 2023, Principal Investigator(s): CHAN, Chi Keung

 
Self-directed Learning and Curriculum-oriented STEM Education with Progressive Components
The project aims to enhance self-directed learning in STEM education, strengthen the connection between STEM and subject curricula, incorporate authentic problem-solving elements, and develop students' problem-solving abilities progressively. The main goal is to develop the capacity of school leaders and teachers to achieve these objectives. Additionally, the project aims to cultivate students' values and virtues throughout the STEM learning process.
Project Start Year: 2022, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Po Keung, Eric (CHAN, Chi Keung as Collaborator)

 
Innovative Exploration on Virtual Teaching and Learning of Science Experiments

Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Po Keung, Eric, CHAN, Chi Keung, CHOI, Tat Shing, CHONG, Yee Ling, LEUNG, Chi Fai, MAN, Mei Sum, YEUNG, Chi Ho

 
EdU Online Class Platform (EOCP) with Community of Practice (CoP)
This project aims at strengthening the EdU Online Classes Platform, and developing quality multi-media teaching materials to support the teaching of primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強 (CHAN, Chi Keung 陳志強 as Co-Investigator)

 
Nurturing Teaching Competencies of Bachelor of Education (Science) Students through Collaborative Teaching
This project aims at nurturing teaching competences of EdUHK students who are studying UGC-funded programme “Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Science)” (B.Ed. (SCI)) through collaboration with local secondary schools. Furthermore, this project aims at development of science-related L&T STEM resources. Lastly, the effectiveness of the developed resources and students’ teaching competencies will be evaluated.

The proposed project consists of three stages: (1) Development – to develop L&T resources that integrate elements of STEM into science related curricula; (2) Implementation – to implement the developed resources and activities in both formal curriculum and/or co-curricular learning for secondary school students by our B.Ed. (SCI) students; and (3) Evaluation – to evaluate the effectiveness of the developed L&T resources and teaching competences of the students.

Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): CHAN, Chi Keung

 
Environmental Health Impact Assessment on Crucial Environmental Contaminants and Associated STEM Education
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Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): LAM, Chung Wah James 林忠華 (CHAN, Chi Keung 陳志強 as Co-Investigator)

 
Low-cost Online Experiments for Science Education in Hong Kong and China: Trial Implementation and Evaluation of Learning Effectiveness
In many disciplines of science and engineering education, online (or called remote-controlled) experiments are recently emerging as another important exemplar of technology-enhanced learning because it can support not only e-learning for engaging students with authentic experiments but also break through the spatial and temporal constraints of conducting experiments. Over the last two decades, there exist a number of famous remote-controlled experiments for engineering and science (mostly in physics) education but they are generally not only expensive but also difficult for widespread applications in education because of the proprietary hardware and software used for their development. Besides, many of those experiments were just converted directly from the existing traditional experiments by adding the remote control functions or features and so they generally lack effective pedagogies to make the best use of the online mode of learning. In the last two years, we have formulated an innovative low-cost and open-source approach for developing online experiments. Through the Internet, students can readily set and control the Arduino-based platform for conducting the experiments in their smart phones, tablets or computers at anytime and anywhere by using a web browser without installing any bulky and/or proprietary plugins. We shall integrate a kind of pedagogy called Prediction-Observation-Explanation into a number of online science experiments (as already been successfully developed at the EdUHK) for converting them into some self-contained courseware for students’ self-regulated learning.
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 (CHAN, Chi Keung 陳志強 as Co-Investigator)

 
Application and Promotion of an Innovative Mobile Logger for Effective Teaching and Learning of Science and Environmental Studies
An innovative, multi-functional and low-cost datalogging system (called mobile logger with its specific app called SESlogger for any Android devices) was invented by the Project Leader in which some crucial strategies for student-centred learning and collaborative learning were specifically embedded in the design and development of this digital device for enabling learners to conduct many kinds of scientific experiments or field trip activities within or outside the schools. It is much cheaper than the commercial product by 10-15 times as it was built upon the Arduino open-source microcontroller platform and bundled with various kinds of sensors. The purpose of this project is to apply and promote the use of this new device to different education sectors in Hong Kong and overseas.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 (CHAN, Chi Keung 陳志強 as Team Member)

 
Knowledge Transfer Activities

Consultancy
Provision of Services on Production of Learning and Teaching Resources on Science Practical Tasks using Mobile Devices for Science (S1-3) Curriculum
Date: 2021-02-01 - 2022-01-31
Provision of Fish Specimen Mounting Services
Date: 2022-08-01 - 2023-07-31

Entrepreneurial Activities
I2SC Innovation to STEM Connect 2022-2023
Date: 2022-06-18 - 2023-03-31

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses
STEM Education Learning, Teaching and Assessment Series: The Use of Mobile Devices for Conducting Science (S1-3) Practical Activities (New)
Date: 2022-07-05 - 2022-07-05

Public Dissemination and Speeches
Implementation of STEM Education in Hong Kong Secondary Schools
Date: 2021-09-03 - 2021-09-03
Outdoor Field Learning in Science Curriculum
Date: 2023-02-07 - 2023-02-07
To Engage Prospective Teachers in making Meaningful and Critical Reflections on Teacher Identity through a Holistic Framework in Teacher Education
Date: 2023-12-15 - 2023-12-15

Staff Engaged as Professional Consultants or Members of External Advisory Bodies
The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education
Date: 2017-07-01 - 2024-06-01
Salesians of Don Bosco Ng Siu Mui Secondary School
Date: 2017-09-01 - 2018-08-01
Fung Kai No. 1 Secondary School
Date: 2019-09-01 - 2022-07-01