Dr YANG, Weipeng   楊偉鵬
Assistant Professor
Department of Early Childhood Education
Phone No: (852) 2948 6887
Fax No: (852) 2948 7160
Email: wyang@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0002-8057-2863
Phone
(852) 2948 6887
Fax
(852) 2948 7160
Email
wyang@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
57193330576
Research Interest
  • Early childhood curriculum and pedagogy ("Curriculum Hybridisation", school-based curriculum development [SBCD], curriculum innovations, culturally responsive pedagogy [CRP], pedagogical interaction, etc.)
  • Teacher research and professional learning (curriculum-based professional learning [CBPL], practitioner inquiry, pedagogical leadership, etc.)
  • STEM/STEAM education in the early years (coding education, computational thinking education, robotics, makerspace, virtual worlds, early childhood engineering, etc.)
  • Social-emotional learning and wellbeing
  • Cultural and policy studies in early education
Teaching Interest
  • Early childhood education across cultures
  • Integrated curriculum in early childhood education
  • Early childhood teacher research and professional growth
  • Teaching and learning in early childhood education
  • Early childhood engineering education
  • Early childhood research methods
External Appointment
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Research in Childhood Education
  • Associate Editor, SN Social Sciences
  • Editorial Board Member, Early Education and Development
  • Editorial Board Member, The Curriculum Journal
  • Guest Editor (2019-2021), Policy Futures in Education
  • Guest Editor (2020-present), ECNU Review of Education
  • Guest Editor (2019-2021), Early Education and Development
  • Guest Editor (2020-present), BERA Research Intelligence
Professional Profile

Dr Weipeng Yang specialises in early childhood curriculum and pedagogy with interests in STEAM education (coding/computer programming, robotics, makerspace, virtual worlds, etc.), positive education, and professional learning. His research focuses on curriculum design and professional support for early childhood educators to scaffold young children's learning and promote their social-emotional wellbeing. His work with young children (especially those who are socially disadvantaged), teachers, parents, and communities aims to explore effective and sustainable approaches to high-quality curriculum and instruction in early childhood settings. He has extensive experience in conducting quantitative investigations and experiments, qualitative case studies, and evidence-informed policy studies.

Dr Yang has published in Journal of Curriculum Studies, Computers and Education, Teaching and Teacher Education and other peer-reviewed journals. He is currently the Associate Editor of the Journal of Research in Childhood Education, a Steering Group member of the British Curriculum Forum (BCF), and the Convenor of the Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy (CAP) SIG at British Educational Research Association (BERA). He is also serving on the Editorial Boards of the Curriculum Journal, Early Education and Development, and SN Social Sciences.

Research Interest

  • Early childhood curriculum and pedagogy ("Curriculum Hybridisation", school-based curriculum development [SBCD], curriculum innovations, culturally responsive pedagogy [CRP], pedagogical interaction, etc.)
  • Teacher research and professional learning (curriculum-based professional learning [CBPL], practitioner inquiry, pedagogical leadership, etc.)
  • STEM/STEAM education in the early years (coding education, computational thinking education, robotics, makerspace, virtual worlds, early childhood engineering, etc.)
  • Social-emotional learning and wellbeing
  • Cultural and policy studies in early education
Teaching Interest

  • Early childhood education across cultures
  • Integrated curriculum in early childhood education
  • Early childhood teacher research and professional growth
  • Teaching and learning in early childhood education
  • Early childhood engineering education
  • Early childhood research methods
External Appointment

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Research in Childhood Education
  • Associate Editor, SN Social Sciences
  • Editorial Board Member, Early Education and Development
  • Editorial Board Member, The Curriculum Journal
  • Guest Editor (2019-2021), Policy Futures in Education
  • Guest Editor (2020-present), ECNU Review of Education
  • Guest Editor (2019-2021), Early Education and Development
  • Guest Editor (2020-present), BERA Research Intelligence
Selected Output

Journal Publications
Datu, J. A. D., Valdez, J. P. M., & Yang, W. (2021). The academically engaged life of mastery-oriented students: Causal ordering among positive emotions, mastery-approach goals, and academic engagement. Revista de Psicodidáctica, 0, 0-0.
Lin, X., Yang, W., Wu, L., Zhu, L., Wu, D., & Li, H. (2021). Using an inquiry-based science and engineering program to promote science knowledge, problem-solving skills and approaches to learning in preschool children. Early Education and Development, 32(5), 695-713.
Yang, W., Huang, R., Li, Y., & Li, H. (2021). Training teacher-researchers through online collective academic supervision: Evidence from a postgraduate teacher education programme. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 0, 0-0.