Dr CHENG, Nga Yee Irene   鄭雅儀
Director
General Education Office
Assistant Professor
Department of Science and Environmental Studies
Phone No: (852) 2948 7331
Fax No: (852) 2948 6616
Email: nycheng@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0001-6110-3239
Phone
(852) 2948 7331
Fax
(852) 2948 6616
Email
nycheng@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
55221163200
Research Interest

Teacher education and development, pedagogical content knowledge and teacher thinking, Environmental and geographical education, Liberal Studies and General Studies curriculum and teaching.

External Appointment

Dr. Cheng has been appointed as the panel member for the Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence Committee in the area of Personal, Social and Humanities Education KLA in 2013-14 and 2006-07 respectively. She has served in the HKCE and HKALE Geography Subject Committees from 2006 until 2012 before she becomes the HKDSE Liberal Studies Subject Committee Member (2012 until now). Starting to become a member of the Curriculum Development Council Committee in the Geography subject (2013-2015), Dr. Cheng has been appointed in 2014 as the Chair of the CDCC (Geography), working on the mid-term review of the HKDSE Geography Curriculum to ensure its accurate update to meet the needs of the learners and society. In 2010, Dr. Cheng also served as the academic consultant for the QEF Thematic Network on Project Learning, a two-year project which aims to diseminate the good practices generated on project learning from the 5 core schools to other schools in the community. She has been the External Examiner of the Open University of Hong Kong in two of their courses, namely Primary School Teaching: General Studies and Professional Skills: Primary School Teaching since 2011. In 2016, Dr Cheng was appointed by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications as an external member on Liberal Studies to revalidate the Diploma of Ji Yin and in 2017 as the subject expert to help programme accreditation for the HKCAAVQ. Serving in the Hong Kong Geographical Association since 2009, she was the Vice-chair (Administrative) of the organization which aims to enhance the quality of geography discipline and geographical education at both secondary and tertiary levels since 2013. Dr. Cheng is now the Chair of the Hong Kong Geographical Association.

Professional Profile

Having a research interest in geographical education, interdisciplinary curriculum and teacher knowledge and development, my primary research and teaching foci relate to the development of subjects, such as the interdisciplinary General Studies and environmental studies, secondary Geography, pedagogical content knowledge and curriculum and methods of the subjects outlined above. Research and teaching development projects are conducted on blended learning within the Education University of Hong Kong for field based and problem based learning in 2013-2017. In Geography, I am leading a teaching development project (2015-17) on the enhancement of geographical literacy through ICT assisted inquiry based approach. I am also the co-investigator of a HK$ 3 million, two-year Teaching Development Project funded by the University Grant Council, Hong Kong in 2017. Being the Chair of the Geography Curriculum Development Committee under the Education Bureau, Hong Kong since 2014 and the Hong Kong Geographical Association in 2017-2019, I have built up strong knowledge and connections on geography and school geography education. My research and teaching work extends beyond Hong Kong, given my engagement with the teacher professional development programmes and projects funded by the Education and Youth Affair Bureau (DSEJ) of the Macau SAR, in leading my project teams to develop the official curriculum guides for Macau. All these projects have generated invaluable data for academic publication and teaching resources for dissemination in the region.

Research Interest

Teacher education and development, pedagogical content knowledge and teacher thinking, Environmental and geographical education, Liberal Studies and General Studies curriculum and teaching.

External Appointment

Dr. Cheng has been appointed as the panel member for the Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence Committee in the area of Personal, Social and Humanities Education KLA in 2013-14 and 2006-07 respectively. She has served in the HKCE and HKALE Geography Subject Committees from 2006 until 2012 before she becomes the HKDSE Liberal Studies Subject Committee Member (2012 until now). Starting to become a member of the Curriculum Development Council Committee in the Geography subject (2013-2015), Dr. Cheng has been appointed in 2014 as the Chair of the CDCC (Geography), working on the mid-term review of the HKDSE Geography Curriculum to ensure its accurate update to meet the needs of the learners and society. In 2010, Dr. Cheng also served as the academic consultant for the QEF Thematic Network on Project Learning, a two-year project which aims to diseminate the good practices generated on project learning from the 5 core schools to other schools in the community. She has been the External Examiner of the Open University of Hong Kong in two of their courses, namely Primary School Teaching: General Studies and Professional Skills: Primary School Teaching since 2011. In 2016, Dr Cheng was appointed by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications as an external member on Liberal Studies to revalidate the Diploma of Ji Yin and in 2017 as the subject expert to help programme accreditation for the HKCAAVQ. Serving in the Hong Kong Geographical Association since 2009, she was the Vice-chair (Administrative) of the organization which aims to enhance the quality of geography discipline and geographical education at both secondary and tertiary levels since 2013. Dr. Cheng is now the Chair of the Hong Kong Geographical Association.

Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Fok, Lincoln, Cheng, N.Y.I., & Yeung, Y.Y. (2019). Mismanaged plastic waste: Far side of the moon. W. W. M. So, C. C. Chow, & J. C. K. Lee, Environmental Sustainability and Education for Waste Management (57-71). Singapore: Springer Nature.
Cheang, C. C., Cheung, T. Y., So, W. M. W., Cheng, N. Y. I., Fok, L., Yeung, C. H., Chow, C. F. (2019). Enhancing Pupils’ Pro-environmental Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviours toward Plastic Recycling: A Quasi-Experimental Study in Primary Schools. In So, W. M. W., Chow, C. F. & Lee, J. C. K. (Eds.), Environmental Sustainability and Education for Waste Management (125-143). Singapore: Springer Nature.
Cheng, N.Y.I., & So, W.M.W. (2017). Challenges and opportunities of environmental education towards education for sustainable development in Chinese communities. In G. Fulmer (Ed.), Science education in China: Policy, practice, and research (153-176). Dordrecht: The Netherlands, Dordrecht: Springer Science + Business Media B.V.
Cheng, I.N.Y., & Lee, J.C.K. (2015). Environmental and outdoor learning in Hong Kong: Theoretical and practical perspectives. In M. Robertson, R. Lawrence, & G. Heath (Eds.), Experiencing the outdoors: Enhancing strategies for wellbeing (135-146). The Netherlands, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
蘇詠梅、鄭雅儀、李泰開、顏健麟、謝慧雯(2013):《在小學常識科課程(智障學生)中培養學生高階思維的方法(第二版)》,香港,香港特別行政區政府教育局及香港教育學院。
蘇詠梅、鄭雅儀、陳炳文、李泰開、何尚佩、顧加蔚(2012):《在小學常識科課程(智障學生)中培養學生高階思維的方法》,香港,香港特別行政區政府教育局及香港教育學院。
蘇詠梅、鄭雅儀、黃余麗華(2009):《常識科的學與教》,香港,「新亞洲麥美倫出版社有限公司」及香港教育學院跨學科及通識教育研究中心。
鄭慕賢、鄭雅儀(2008):從小學習系統思維,輯於羅天佑、鄭美紅、布森梅和蘇詠梅編《綜合學習:理念與實踐》,(頁219),香港,文達出版社。

Journal Publications
Cheung, L.T.O.*, Ma, A.T.H., Chow, A.S.Y., Lee, J.C.K., Fok, L., Cheng, I.N.Y. & Cheang, C.C. (2019). Contingent valuation of dolphin watching activities in South China: The difference between local and non-local participants. Science of the Total Environment (SCI), 684, 340-350.
Chow, A.S.Y., Cheng, I.N.Y. & Cheung, L.T.O.* (2019). Self-determined travel motivations and ecologically responsible attitudes of nature-based visitors to the Ramsar wetland in South China (ESCI). Annals of Leisure Research, 22 (1), 42-61.
Cheng, I.N.Y., Cheung, L.T.O.*, Chow, A.S.Y., Fok, L. & Cheang, C.C. (2018). The roles of interpretative programmes in supporting the sustainable operation of the nature-based activities. Journal of Cleaner Production (SCI), 200, 380-389.
Yeung, S. K., So, W. M. W., Cheng, N. Y., Cheung, T. Y., Chow, C. F. (2017). Comparing Pedagogies for Plastic Waste Management at University Level. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 18, 1039-1059.
Liu, S., Cheng, N.Y.I., & Cheung, T.O. (Accepted, 3 July) (2017). The roles of formal and informal institutions in small tourism business development in rural areas of South China. Sustainability Journal, 9, 1-5.
Lo, J. T. Y., Cheng, I. N. Y., & Wong, E. M. Y. (2017). Hong Kong’s curriculum reform: intentions, perceptions and practices. Asian Education and Development Studies, 6(1), 95-106.
Cheng, N.Y.I., Chan, K.Y.J, Kong, S.Y.S., & Leung, M.Y.K. (2016). Effectiveness and obstacle of using Facebook as a tool to facilitate student-centred learning in higher education. Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching 亞太科學教育論壇, 17(2), 1-7.
So, W. M. W., Cheng, N. Y. I., Chow, C. F., Zhan, Y. (2016). Learning about the Types of Plastic Wastes: Effectiveness of Inquiry Learning Strategies. Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education, 44, 311-324.
Zhan, Y., So, W.M.W. & Cheng, N.Y.I (2016). Students’ beliefs and experiences of interdisciplinary learning. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 1, 1-14.
Cheng, N.Y.I., So, W.M.W., & Wong, M.Y.E. (2016). The children’s voice and interdisciplinary health promotion programme. The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society, 6(1), 45-58.
Zhan, Y., So, W. M. W., & Cheng, N. Y. I. (2016). Implementation matters: Teachers' pedagogical practices during the implementation of an interdisciplinary curriculum in Hong Kong. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 25, 1-13.
Cheng, I.N.Y., & So, W.W.M. (2015). Teachers’ environmental literacy and teaching – stories of three Hong Kong primary school teachers. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 24(1), 58-79.
Cheng, N.Y.I., & So, W.M.W. (2015). Environmental governance in Hong Kong - Moving towards multi-level participation. Journal of Asian Public Policy, 8(1), 1-15.
Cheng, N.Y.I., & Wong, M.Y.E. (2015). Knowledge and attitude of school teachers towards promoting healthy lifestyle to students. Health, 7(1), 119-126.
Cheng, N.Y.I., & So, W.M.W. (2011). Environmental education in Hong Kong primary education: Challenges and opportunities. Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching 亞太科學教育論壇, 12(2), 1-8.
Cheng, N.Y.I., & So, W.M.W. (2011). Teachers' pro-environmental qualities: Bridging the gaps in environmental knowledge, attitude and behavioral Intentions. Education Research Journal, 26(2), 271-286.
林智中, 鄭雅儀, 何上沛(2010):香港地理科校本評核的問題,《《地理教育》第5期》,185,4-6。
鄭雅儀、何上沛、林智中(2010):校內評估的發展與現況,《The Hong Kong Geographer》,24(1),1-8。
林智中、鄭雅儀(2009):香港新高中地理課程照顧學生差異的策略,《《地理教學》》,第3期,頁11-12。
鄭雅儀(2009):香港新高中地理課程發展的走向,《《地理教育》第2期》,170,頁6-7。

Conference Papers
Cheng, N.Y.I. (2014, March). The child voice and interdisciplinary health promotion programmes. The Fourth International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society, Vancouver, Canada.
So, W. M. W., Cheng, N. Y. I., Chow, C. F. (2014, March). Learning about the Classification and Separation of Plastic Wastes: The First Step to Achieve Environmental Sustainability in Hong Kong. The 3R International Scientific Conference on Material Cycles and Waste Management, Kyoto, Japan.
Cheng, N. Y. I., & So, W. M. W. (2011, June). Moving towards a sustainable community in Hong Kong – What have been done and what need to be done?. Presented at the International Conference for Environmental Governance, Tainan, Taiwan.
鄭雅儀(2011,4):教師的環境保育知識、態度和行為初論,2011第四屆兩岸四地可持續發展教育論壇,澳門特別行政區。
Cheng, N.Y., & Cheng M.Y. (2007, December). Learning “system” concept and system thinking in interdisciplinary curriculum (General Studies). Conference on “Integrated Curriculum.

Creative and Literary Works, Consulting Reports and Case Studies
鄭雅儀和布森祖編審(2011):獨立專題探究 - 技巧篇,香港,香港教育圖書公司。

Project

Teacher Professional Development with Peer Coaching: STEM Education for students with Intellectual Disabilities
This study aims to research the under-explored area in STEM education of teacher professional development to support students with mild intellectual disabilities (ID).
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): SO, Wing Mui Winnie 蘇詠梅 (CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀 as Co-Investigator)
 
Provision of Services for Organising the Smart City Trip to Singapore
This project aims to introduce fundamental concepts of smart city and smart mobility with Singapore as an example to students and teachers through participating in a 5-day study trip. After the completion of the study trip, participants (students and teachers) should be able to: i) Understand how Singapore is developing towards a smart city, and what the challenges the city is encountering in such development; ii) Appreciate how different stakeholders can work together the goal of developing Sin . . .
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): CHOW, Sin Yin Alice 鄒倩賢 (CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀 as Co-Investigator)
 
Provision of Services for Organizing Field Study Tours and Professional Development Programmes and The Production of a Learning and Teaching Resource Package of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area for Hong Kong Geography Teachers
Development of a T&L packages and related workshops on the “Bay Area” to update local Geography teachers on the recent development in the Pearl River Delta.
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): FOK, Lincoln 霍年亨 (CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀 as Co-Investigator)
 
Assessing the Efficacy of Augmented Reality (AR) Sandbox in Secondary Geography Education in Hong Kong
This research seeks for an evidence-based investigation on the effectiveness of AR Sandbox on geographical education, relating to teaching of topics on both physical and human geography. Students from secondary schools would be invited to experience lessons specifically designed using AR Sandbox. Pre- and post-test evaluation on students' learning outcomes, and lesson observations would be administered to assess the effectiveness of this technology on learning geography.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀
 
TDG (Faculty-level) - Enhancing Geographical Literacy through an ICT-assisted Inquiry-based Approach
The proposed project adopts an innovative curriculum design to enhance student’s learning of geographical literacy by using an information and communication technology-assisted spatial inquiry (ISI) approach. The project team will design two blended-learning modules at secondary-school level that employ GIS as a spatial analytical tool to investigate real-world geographical problems and issues. Each module contains 2 parts: Introduction of the tool and spatial analytical techniques, along with . . .
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): FOK, Lincoln 霍年亨 (CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀 as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
Good Teaching Practice – Incorporation of Development of Generic Skills into Course Teaching at Higher Education Context
The present project is related to Community of Practice (CoP). It aims to promote good teaching practice with the focus of incorporating the generic intended learning outcomes (GILOs) in course teaching and develop a peer sharing atmosphere on campus. It engages our colleagues in sharing and exchanging their teaching experience through an online platform.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG, May Hung May 鄭美紅 (CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀 as Co-Investigator)
 
Student Network Groups as Change Agents
The project has a key theme to engage students directly to take the role as “change agents” in the learning and teaching process through Student Network Group (SNG). Through the four sub-SNG projects, students work in groups and form SNGs to investigate their interested topics. The student leadership role may take different forms in the sub-project i.e. led by students, partnership with teachers or guided by teachers. As a whole, the project aims to improve the learning and teaching experience . . .
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG, May Hung May 鄭美紅 (CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀 as Co-Investigator)
 
Student Teachers' Sustainability Literacy in Relation to Their Disciplinary Majors - Understanding the Knowledge-action Gap
This project aims to examine the HKIEd student teachers’ sustainability literacy in relation to their disciplinary majors. It is anticipated that through the study, the gap between student teachers’ possession of environmental knowledge and their displaying pro-environmental behaviour could be identified.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀
 
Teaching and learning of municipal solid wastes using an evidence-based approach
The project aims to build the capacity of secondary school science and liberal studies teachers to develop teaching and learning activities with reference to MSW management issue by equipping them current knowledge and relevant problem solving techniques. Emphasis will be placed upon the current status and key areas of debate in MSW management strategies in both local and international contexts, accounting for both technical and socio-political aspects. The programme will adopt evidence-based, i . . .
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀
 
Using Facebook-enabled Problem-based Learning Environment to Enhance Students' Level of Learning
This project seeks to enhance students learning through a Facebook-enabled PBL approach.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀
 
Cultivating students' self reflection and self-motivation through a blended learning approach in field-learning
This proposal aims at understanding students’ conceptions of learning using a blended learning approach. Field learning tasks undertaken by students would be shared on the e-learning platform for peer comments and feedbacks. This way of using information technologies in field-learning seeks to engage students to reflect on and be self-motivated in their own learning. Through constructive interchanges of ideas, each group would benefit by analyzing the work of their peers, and self-reflection of . . .
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀
 
Macau Primary School-based Professional Support Pilot Project - General Studies
The objective of the project is to provide professional support to Macau teachers for the implementation of the General Studies curriculum guidelines into their classroom teaching. It aims also to enrich the ability of curriculum development of Macau General Studies teachers through on-site visits and academic interchanges.
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀
 
Provision of Services for Conducting the New Senior Secondary Liberal Studies Curriculum Implementation Study (2013-14)
The Study aims to answer research questions on the implementation and impact of the NSS Liberal Studies Curriculum, including Independent Enquiry Study (IES), in senior secondary education. It will be in the form of in-depth interviews. The aim of the Study is to solicit information from Liberal Studies panel heads, school coordinators of IES, Liberal Studies teachers and students on the implementation and impact of the subject in the 2013-14 school year.
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): SO, Wing Mui Winnie 蘇詠梅 (CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀 as Co-Investigator)
 
QEF: A programme to nurture Green Students on “Education about plastic”
To educate Green Student from participating primary schools in the recognition of plastic materials and the impact of plastics on environmental conservation, as well as promoting knowledge, attitude and behavior towards the handling of plastic wastes.
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): SO, Wing Mui Winnie 蘇詠梅 (CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀 as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
Senior Secondary Teachers’ Perceptions on Inquiry Learning from Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Implications and Complications for the Development of Integrated Curriculum as a Reform Initiative
The connectivity of knowledge through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives is vital for inquiring into real-life issues and problems. Yet, there is a lack of focused research on comparing teachers’ perceptions on inquiry learning from various disciplinary perspectives as well as the possibility of developing common threads among them for the purpose of fostering synergy across disciplines (Martinello & Cook, 2000). This study aims to fill the gap of this under-researched area and . . .
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Tin Yau Joe 羅天佑 (CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀 as Co-Investigator)
 
Advisory Service for School-Based Support Project on General Studies (GS)
This project aims to render special schools more professional support to develop school based GS curriculum according to the aforementioned adapted GS curriculum framework, as well as empowering subject teachers to deliver the adapted GS curriculum with effective learning and teaching strategies.
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): SO, Wing Mui Winnie 蘇詠梅 (CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀 as Co-Investigator)
 
Macau Curriculum Guidelines Development Program
The objective of the programme is to develop General Studies curriculum guidelines for Macau primary schools so as to help Macau teachers adapt the curriculum framework into their school curriculum and implement the required competence of the subject provided by the Macau government. Advice would also be given to Macau General Studies teachers for the development of school-based curriculum and professional teacher development regarding teaching and learning as well as assessment activities.
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀
 
Macau Exchange Programme 2013
The objective of the exchange programme is to promote professional development to science teachers from Macau primary schools through school visits, hands-on experiments and other outdoor learning activities.
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀
 
Plastic packaging environmental index (PPEI) for food products in Hong Kong: index development and environmental education
The project involves the development of a Plastic Packaging Environmental Index (PEEI) and a pilot study assessing the applicability of the PPEI upon food products in Hong Kong. The output of the research will be disseminated by an interactive webpage. This webpage will also serve as a platform for environmental education, with a particular focus upon waste management issues in the territory.
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): FOK, Lincoln 霍年亨 (CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀 as Co-Investigator)
 
Developing interdisciplinary units related to science and environment that promote critical thinking, democratic processes and action-oriented knowledge
Interdisplinary learning units with focuses on science and environment can help learners develop critical thinking skills and act in responsible ways. This project will base on Gooch, Rigano, Hickey and Fien’s work (2008) with concepts and action competence as the crucial elements for the complex interdisciplinary issues that involve the environmental and scientific aspects of the society. The project will work on the construction of a framework to support the development of learning units with . . .
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀, SO, Wing Mui Winnie 蘇詠梅
 
Sky100’ Primary School Program – Collaboration for the Development of Teaching Packages
Sky100 features a 360° observation deck on the 100th floor of the ICC building. It reaches 393 m above sea level, looking out on to a breathtaking view of Hong Kong. This program aims to infuse authentic field-based learning experiences into the curriculum of General Studies (GS). It serves to promote primary students’ environmental literacy through specially designed co-curricular activities which integrate contents in the naturalistic, economic, and socio-cultural domains. Learning activities . . .
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): TSOI KWOK HO 蔡國豪 (CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀 as Team Member)
 
Cultivating active learning through a video-based learning community with General Studies and Liberal Studies teacher education
This project works with a Video-based Learning Community for upload of teaching videos, sharing of teachign videos to the group, and comment or feedbacks on selected segments of the shared videos. Full time student teachers enrolled to courses on teachign methdos of General Studies and Liberal Studies in 2011/12 academic year will be invited to participate in the study.
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): (CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀 as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
Provision of Service on the Professional Development Programme on Infusing Higher Order Thinking in Learning and Teaching for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) (P.1-6)
Recognising the importance to prepare students with ID at the senior secondary level for Liberal Studies / Independent Living (LS/IL), the project aims at providing a professional development training programme for frontline teachers of special schools at primary level on introducing the importance and ways to infuse HOT in learning and teaching for students with ID. Together with developing a package of L&T materials after the training programme to include practical recommendation and exemplar . . .
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): SO, Wing Mui Winnie 蘇詠梅 (CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀 as Team Member)
 
Provision of Services for Conducting the New Senior Secondary Liberal Studies Curriculum Implementation Study
The Study aims to answer research questions on the preparation for, and the implementation and impact of the NSS Liberal Studies Curriculum, including Independent Enquiry Study (IES), in senior secondary education.
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): (CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀 as Co-Investigator)
 
Well-being and Environment Project
In order to facilitate two-way flow of academic knowledge between the Institute and the school community where schools and parents are both concerned much about educating children, this knowledge transfer project, “Wellbeing and Environment”, aims to promote community service to primary schools and substantiate resources for home education, regarding the enhancement of children’s level of understanding in areas related to their wellbeing and environment.
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀
 
Developing Adapted General Studies Curriculum under the Basic Education for students with Intellectual Disabilities (ID)
In collaboration with EDB representatives, the Project formulate an adapted curriculum which contains proposed learning targets appropriate to the wide range of capabilities of students with ID, learning objectives for the six strands in General Studies and corresponding expected learning outcomes for students with ID, illustrated by exemplars to serve learning and teaching purposes at the basic education level. The Project Team acts as the trainer, facilitator and advisory consultant to deliver . . .
Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): SO, Wing Mui Winnie 蘇詠梅 (CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀 as Team Member)
 
International study visit to Southern Taiwan
The objective of the study programme is to expose participants to the diverse biological and cultural environments of Kenting in Southern Taiwan. Participants are to examine the issues of sustainability and environmental conservation of the natural environment and to develop teaching and learning resources to promote environmental friendly lifestyle and behaviour.
Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀
 
Mind the gap: an exploratory study of teachers' environmental tendencies and environmental education in schools
This research project is concerned with developing new conceptions and possible interpretations of the gap between teachers’ orientation towards the environment and their implementation of environmental education at classroom level. The purposes of this study are, therefore, firstly, to examine what knowledge, attitude and behavioral intentions that General Studies teachers possess on major environmental problems; and secondly, to explore what and how these teachers teach a lesson on environmen . . .
Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀
 
Learning in the Field: Impacts on and Implications for Teaching Preparation
This project investigates the development and implementation of a common approach adopted in the General Studies and Liberal Studies modules, namely field-based learning. Through action research into the instructional design and practices of field-based learning in six General Studies / Liberal Studies modules, this project aims to enchance colleagues’ understanding of the development and implementation of this approach of learning in the various teacher education programmes and explores how it . . .
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): PO Sum Cho (CHENG Nga Yee Irene as Co-Investigator)
 
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 (CHENG Nga Yee Irene as Co-Investigator)
 
Research and Development Project on Developing Package for Independent Enquiry Study in the CMI Context
The project aims to: Objectives of the project are: a. developing a set of resource kit with instructions and tools for guiding students to conduct Independent Enquiry Study (IES) at different stages; b. providing schools with suggestions for planning the 90 hours of lesson time for students to conduct IES; c. illustrating how the activities and tasks could be conducted in the IES process with classroom experiences and students’ works; and d. making use of the outcomes of this study to help NSS . . .
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG May Hung May, SO Wing Mui Winnie (CHENG Nga Yee Irene 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 (CHENG Nga Yee Irene as Co-Investigator)
 
University-school Support Programme: Preparing Students for the NSS Liberal Studies: A School-based Approach to Enhancing Enquiry at Key Stage 3
This project aims to promote enquiry-based learning at Key Stage 3 through a flexible two-year school-based professional support scheme. In the scheme, teachers will be guided to make sense of enquiry-based learning through enquiring into their own classroom practices. Engaging in a continuous discourse with others about their practices and reflecting on the impact their practices on learning throughout the two-year period, participating teachers will be able to restructure “their store of mutua . . .
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Tin Yau Joe 羅天佑 (CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀 as Co-Investigator)
 
International Study Visit in Hawaii
The objective of this programme is to provide students with an opportunity to enhance their professional development and skills through immersion in a diverse cultural and social environment in US state of Hawaii for two weeks.
Project Start Year: 2007, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG Nga Yee, Irene
 
Provision of Professional Development Programme 2007/08: NSS Learning & Teaching Strategies for Liberal Studies Curriculum for the Area of Study 'Society and Culture'
The programme entitled “New Senior Secondary (NSS) Learning and Teaching Strategies for Liberal Studies Curriculum for the Area of Study ‘Society and Culture’ is an 18-hour course designed for secondary school teachers who teach the new Liberal Studies (LS) curriculum in the future. Courses were delivered in the form of interactive workshops with a maximum capacity of 30 teachers.
Project Start Year: 2007, Principal Investigator(s): LO Tin Yau Joe (CHENG Nga Yee Irene as Co-Investigator)
 
Research and Development Project in Using Rubrics as Instructional and Assessment Guides for the Written Mode of Independent Enquiry Study in the CMI Context
The project aims to: 1)study the integration of assessment into learning and teaching strategies with use of rubrics as instructional and assessment guides; 2)document the school experiences on developing and using school-based rubrics as instructional and assessment guide; 3)illustrate the use of school-based instructional and assessment rubrics with classroom experiences and student works in the IES process; 4) make use of the fruits of this study to help NSS LS teachers prepare for effective . . .
Project Start Year: 2007, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG May Hung May, LO Tin Yau Joe (CHENG Nga Yee Irene as Co-Investigator)
 
EDB: Provision of Services for the NSS courses on Liberal Studies for In-service Secondary School Teachers Course (x) "Learning and Teaching Strategies for NSS Liberal Studies - Society and Culture"
The programme entitled Provision of Services for the NSS courses on Liberal Studies for In-service Secondary School Teachers Course (x) “Learning and Teaching Strategies for NSS Liberal Studies – Society and Culture” is an 18-hour course designed for secondary school teacher who teach the new Liberal Studies (LS) curriculum in the future. Courses were delivered in the form of interactive workshops with a maximum capacity of 30 teachers.
Project Start Year: 2006, Principal Investigator(s): LO Tin Yau Joe (CHENG Nga Yee Irene as Co-Investigator)
 
Enhancing Teaching and Learning of the Liberal Studies Modules offered by the Department of Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences and Technology through Blackboard System
The project aims at enabling the core modules for Liberal Studies offered by MSST Department to employ on-line technology as part of the module teaching and learning activities. Blackboard is the target platform to start with. It is hoped that the try-out of the core modules will be able to arouse the attention of all academic staff in the Department and subsequently be expanded to the remaining modules offered by the Department. With the financial and manpower support from the project, it is al . . .
Project Start Year: 2006, Principal Investigator(s): LO Tin Yau, Joe (CHENG Nga Yee, Irene as Co-Investigator)