Dr HU, Xinyun Annie   胡馨允
Senior Lecturer II
Department of Early Childhood Education
Phone No: (852) 2948 8062
Fax No: (852) 2948 7160
Email: xinyunhu@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0002-7469-6296
Phone
(852) 2948 8062
Fax
(852) 2948 7160
Email
xinyunhu@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
57195537143
Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
劉雪沁、胡馨允(2018):探索大自然教育:融入「環境教育」類圖畫書,輯於劉慧中、戴燕儀編,《幼兒教育面面觀:研究與實務結集本(八) 》,(頁 72-88),香港,香港教育大學。
胡馨允(2016):個案三:親子閱讀:故事爸媽計劃的推行,輯於劉慧中、梁長城編,親子樂閱讀指南,(頁212-221),香港,星島出版社。
胡馨允(2016):閱讀起步走: 論0-3歲嬰幼兒的家庭繪本閱讀計劃,輯於劉慧中、梁長城編,《親子樂閱讀指南》,(頁60-68),香港,星島出版社。
Hu, X. Y. (2013). A case analysis of literature appreciation for young children: One pizza one penny (In Chinese). Beijing, China: Higher Education Press.
Hu, X. Y. (2012). Chapter five “a quantitative analysis of the course outcome”. In N. C. M. Wong & J. X. Zhu, (Eds.), Zippy’s Friends in Shanghai (52-60). Shanghai, China: Shanghai Popular Science Press.
胡韾允(2012):單元一《情感》,輯於黃敏編,《比比和朋友之旅-香港》,(頁41-53),香港,香港教育學院。
胡韾允(2012):運用繪本支持幼兒學習普通話,輯於劉慧中、戴燕儀編,《幼兒教育面面觀:研究與實務結集本(四) 》,(頁49-52),香港,香港教育學院。
胡馨允、陳鉗笙(2007):香港學前教育及其面臨的挑戰,輯於朱家雄編《中國視野下的學前教育》,(頁41-52),上海,華東師範大學出版社。

Journal Publications
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.
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.
Hu, X., & Yelland, N. (2019). Changing Learning Ecologies in Early Childhood Teacher Education: From Technology to STEM Learning. Beijing International Review of Education, 1 (2-3), 488-506.
Hu, X., & Yelland, N. (2017). An investigation of preservice early childhood teachers’ adoption of ICT in a teaching practicum context in Hong Kong. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 38(3), 259-274.
Cheng, Y. L., Hu, X. Y., & Ip, C. H. (2013). Using Tablet Computer in the Early Childhood Education: The Experience in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Journal of Early Childhood, 12, 29-36.
Huang, M. X., & Hu, X. Y. (2010). Research on preschool teachers' ICT adoption in first-level kindergartens in Guangzhou. Hong Kong Journal of Early Childhood, 9 (2), 58-67.
胡馨允(2008):職前幼兒教師進行早期普通話教學的現狀和機遇,《《香港幼兒學報》第7期》,頁55-59。
Zhao, L., & Hu, X. Y. (2008). The development of early childhood in rural areas in China. Early Years, 28 (2), 197-209.

Conference Papers
Hu, X, Liang, Y, & Hai, Y (2020, December). Using STEM Toolkits to Support Young Children’s Spatial Learning. Conference paper, Hong Kong.
Hu, X, Liang, Y, & X, J (2020, December). Future Classroom in Early Years: An Exploratory Study in Hong Kong. International Conference on Learning and Teaching 2020, Hong Kong.
Zhang, L & Hu, X (2020, December). A Design-Based Study of STEM Education in A Shenzhen Kindergarten. International Conference on Learning and Teaching 2020, Hong Kong.
Hu, X. (2018, December). STEAM Education in Early Childhood: Explore the Pedagogical Play. Paper presented at the Learning & Teaching Expo 2018, Hong Kong.
Hu, X. (2018, November). STEAM Education: New Opportunities and Challenges for Young Children's Creativity. Paper presented at the Research Association - Global Association of Chinese Creativity 2018 (TERAGACC2018), Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Hu, X. (2018, May). STEAM in Early Childhood Education: Creating an International Blended Course. The 2018 International Conference on Distance Education and Learning, Beijing, China.
Hu, X.A., & Chang, H. (2017, November). Using Picture Books to Teach in Kindergarten Through Experimental-based Learning. The Hong Kong Educational Research Association (HKERA) International Conference 2017, Hong Kong.
胡馨允和黃雪媛(2017,11):幼稚園環境教育:融入遊戲探索大自然,第八屆兩岸四地可持續發展教育論壇,香港。
Hu, X (2017, July). Adopting interactive media in preschool settings. The Annual Conference of Digital Learning and Teaching, Melbourne.
胡馨允和吳倚箐(2017,6):探索繪本在國際幼稚園學習普通話 有效學習策略,第三屆國際漢語教學研討會,香港。
胡馨允(2016,5):使用互動多媒體提升非華語幼兒學習普通話的興趣,論文發表於「第二屆國際漢語教學研討會 —— 國際文憑課程(IB)理念與語言教學」,香港。
Hu, X.Y. (2014, March). Pre-service teachers’ ICT adoption in preschool settings in Hong Kong. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, Jacksonville.
胡馨允(2009,5):香港的早期普通話教學,論文發表於2009幼兒教育專業、品質與卓越:幼教課程與幼兒園經營學術研討會,台灣。
胡馨允、梁佩儀(2008,11):新媒體、新玩教具——信息技術時代自製玩教具的案例,論文發表於第一屆亞洲兒童遊戲與玩具國際研討會,杭州,中國。
Hu, X. (2008, June). Integrating Technologies: New possibilities for Early Childhood Pedagogy. Paper presented at the Centre for Information Technology in Education Research Symposium 2008, Hong Kong.
Hu, X. (2007, July). A case study in integrating ICT into early childhood teacher education. Paper presented at the International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning 2007, Hong Kong.
Hu, X. (2007, July). Exploring pre-service teachers to integrate ICT into teaching and learning. Paper presented at the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association 2007, Hong Kong.

All Other Outputs
Hu, X. Y. (2005). Teacher's Self-efficiary and EFL Instruction: A Study of Teacher's Self-efficiacy in the English Immersion Programme for Children in China. Postgraduate thesis,49pp., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

Project

Designing STEM Toolkits in Future Classroom Learning
With the rapid development of technology, Early Childhood (EC) educators have been urgently required to appropriately integrate various and cutting-edge digital technologies to support the diverse learning needs of students in Hong Kong. The Future Classroom of EdUHK offers an opportunity for educators to integrate innovative toolkits to explore students’ potential learning opportunities, embracing their design thinking and creativity. This study applies an exploratory case study approach to lea . . .
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): HU, Xinyun Annie 胡馨允
 
Exploring Nature Play in Early Childhood Teacher Education: A Pilot Study
The Kindergarten Education Curriculum Guide (The Curriculum Council, 2017) has been fine-tuned this year to account for the launching of the Free Quality Kindergarten Education Scheme. A new learning area named “Nature and Living” has been added to the curriculum guide to support children’s exploration of nature. There is increasing need for early childhood education (ECE) teachers to prepare for integrating nature education into the curriculum. However, there is limited professional development . . .
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): HU, Xinyun Annie 胡馨允
 
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
 
Developing a Blended Learning Approach for Teachers in Early Experience in Putonghua Module
The needs of qualified Putonghua kindergarten teachers are increasing in Hong Kong. However, few studies or projects have focused on preparing Putonghua teacher’s education for preprimary institutions. The results of a pre-survey in a course of Early Experience in Putonghua indicates some challenges that pre-service teachers have encountered, including a lack of confidence, insufficient Putonghua teaching, a lack of appropriate materials for young children. In order to deal with the challenges, . . .
Project Start Year: 2009, Principal Investigator(s): HU, Xinyun Annie 胡馨允
 
Zippy's Friends Programme in Kindergarten in Hong Kong
Zippiy's Friends (ZF) is an international programme designed to promote young children's emotional and social competence. With sponsorship from Hong Kong Bank Foundation, in 2011 a total of 240 teachers from 120 kindergartens has been trained trained to run the programme and 17,000 young children and parents have been benefited from the programme.
Project Start Year: 2009, Principal Investigator(s): WONG, Mun Amanda 黃敏 (HU, Xinyun Annie 胡馨允 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 o . . .
Project Start Year: 2007, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG Wai Man Vivienne, LAM Ho Cheong (HU Xinyun as Co-Investigator)
 
Developing an On-line Self-Access Framework to Facilitate Lecturers' Analysis of BEd (ECE)(Hons) Students' Academic Writing and Thinking Skills and to Enhance Students' Independent, Active, Engaged Learning
The project aims to identify the common 'genre' formats they use in their academic writing as well as the knowledge and cognitive process dimensions (Anderson & Krathwohl, 2001) applied by students of the BEd(ECE)(Hons) programmes; to assess their needs for enhancing independent, active and engaged learning; to design and develop a framework for On-line Self-Access E-Learning that will enable students to enhance their own learning and to develop this as a model/template for Module lecturers to a . . .
Project Start Year: 2006, Principal Investigator(s): LIM Swee Eng, Audrey (HU Xinyun as Co-Investigator)
 
Educational Visits and Exchange with ECE Institutions in Mainland
Funding was granted by HKIEd Faculty Grant Committee to sponsor educational visits and Exchange with Early Childhood Education Institutions in Mainland China. Same as the arrangement in 2005-2006, different modes of education visits to China will be offered to a total of 253 students from different early childhood teacher education programmes with sponsorship from the HK Bank Foundation. It will take place during Christmas and Easter holidays in 2006-07. The visits will include workshops, vis . . .
Project Start Year: 2006, Principal Investigator(s): WONG NGAI CHUN, MARGARET 黃艾珍 (HU, Xinyun Annie 胡馨允 as Co-Investigator)
 
Educational Visits to the Mainland (funded by The Hong Kong Bank Foundation)
Funding was granted by the Hong Kong Bank Foundation to sponsor educational visits and Exchange with Early Childhood Education Institutions in Mainland China. Same as the arrangement in 2005-2006, different modes of education visits to China will be offered to a total of 253 students from different early childhood teacher education programmes with sponsorship from the HK Bank Foundation. It will take place during Christmas and Easter holidays in 2006-07. The visits will include workshops, vis . . .
Project Start Year: 2006, Principal Investigator(s): WONG NGAI CHUN, MARGARET 黃艾珍 (HU, Xinyun Annie 胡馨允 as Co-Investigator)
 
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 . . .
Project Start Year: 2006, Principal Investigator(s): HAN Chung Wai, Christina (HU Xinyun as Co-Investigator)