Dr WU, Shu-chen   吳淑真
Assistant Professor
Department of Early Childhood Education
Phone No: (852) 2948 7548
Fax No: (852) 2948 7160
Email: scwu@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0002-7775-6178
Phone
(852) 2948 7548
Fax
(852) 2948 7160
Email
scwu@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
56161658300, 24479931300
Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Wu, S.-C., Faas, S. & Geiger, S. (2019). Chinese and German teachers’ and parents’ conceptions of learning at play – similarities, differences, and (in)consistencies. Ward, U. & Perry, B., Working with Parents and Families in Early Childhood Education (73-89). Abingdon: Routledge.
Cheng, P. W. D., & Wu, S. C. (2013). Serious learners or serious players? Revisiting the concept of learning through play in Hong Kong and German classrooms. O. F. Lillemyr, S. Dockett, & B. Perry, Varied Perspectives of play and learning: Theory and research on early years’ education (193-212). Charlotte: The Information Age Publishing Inc.
Cheng Pui Wah, Doris ; Wu Shu Chen (2013). Cheng, P.W.D. and Wu, S. C. (2013) Serious learners or serious players? Revisiting the concept of learning through play in Hong Kong and German classrooms. In Lillemyr, O.F., Dockett, S. & Perry, B (Ed.), Information Age Publishing Inc. (IAP). Lillemyr, O.F; Dockett, S. & Perry, B (Ed.), Varied Perspectives of play and learning: Theory and research on early years’ education (193-212). North Carolina, N.C.: Information Age Publication Company.
Wu, S. C.(2012):Compulsory education,In Chan, H.M., Yu, K.P., & Mok, K. T. F,Social ethics,(282-285),Hong Kong,Oxford University Press (China)。

Journal Publications
Wu, S.-C. (2019). Researching children’s learning and play in a Chinese context: children’s perspectives on their play and learning. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 27(4), 1-15.
Wu, S.-C., Faas, S. & Geiger, S. (2018). Chinese and German teachers’ and parents’ conceptions of learning at play – similarities, differences, and (in)consistencies. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 26(2), 229-245.
Wu, Shu-chen, Stefan Faas, Steffen Geiger (2018). Chinese and German teachers’ and parents’ conceptions of learning at play–similarities, differences, and (in)consistencies. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 26(2), 229-245.
Stefan Faas / Shu-chen Wu / Steffen Geiger (2017). The importance of play in early childhood education: A critical perspective on current policies and practices in Germany and Hong Kong in the context of an overall international reform movement. Global Education Review, 4(2), 75-91.
Wu, S. -C. (2015). What Can Chinese and German Children Tell Us About Their Learning and Play in Kindergarten?. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 29, 1-14.
Wu, Shu-Chen (2014). Practical and conceptual aspects of children’s play in Hong Kong and German kindergartens. Early Years: an international research journal, 34(1), 49-66.
Wu, Shu-Chen & Rao, Nirmala (2011). Chinese and German teachers’ conceptions of play and learning and children’s play behaviour. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 19(4), 471-483.
Wu, Shu-Chen (2011). The Role of Free Play in the German Kindergartens. The Hong Kong Journal of Early Childhood, 10(1), 85-90.

Conference Papers
Wu, S. C. (2017, November). Chinese teachers’ and parents’ perspectives on learning through play. WERA Focal Meeting & HKERA International Conference 2017, Hong Kong.
Wu, Shu-chen (2017, May). Children’s sense-making of their daily activities. Conference for Research in Early Childhood Education, Hong Kong.
Wu Shu-chen (2016, May). Children’s sense-making of their daily activities. 2016 4th International Symposium on Education, Psychology and Social Sciences, Osaka, Japan.
Wu, S.-C. (2015, June). Children's perceptions of their play and learning. Quality Childhood Conference International (QCCI) 2015, Hong Kong.
Wu, S. C. (2013, April). What can children tell us about what they did in kindergarten? Comparing Hong Kong and German children’s perceptions of their learning and play experiences. International Symposium on Education and Psychology, Kitakyushu.

Project

Hong Kong and German teachers' and parents' perspectives on learning at play
This study investigates Hong Kong and German teachers’ and parents’ perspectives and understandings of learning at play. A total of 28 teachers and 12 parents will take part in this study. Among them, twelve kindergarten teachers (6 German and 6 Chinese) will be interviewed to obtain their perspectives on learning at play. They will assist the researchers to capture the episodes of “learning at play” in their views in the classrooms. Four 3-minute-videos containing the biggest amount of learning . . .
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): WU, Shu-chen 吳淑真
 
Children’s perceptions of their school activities
This study aims at investigating children’s perceptions of play and learning. Many scholars claimed that children’s perspectives should be heard and considered while discussing curriculum issues. Children are the protagonists and they are seen as competent informants. They are required to present their views on learning in/and play which they experience and conceive in the daily practices. This study will obtain children’s perceptions of play and learning by interviewing children after they have . . .
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): WU, Shu-chen 吳淑真
 
Prizes and awards

Departmental Publication Award

Date of receipt: 2/8/2013, Conferred by: ECE Department