Prof TSANG, Po Keung Eric   曾寶強
Professor (Practice) & Head
Department of Science and Environmental Studies
Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies and Student Learning)
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Phone No: (852) 2948 7664
Email: etsang@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0002-1195-506X
Phone
(852) 2948 7664
Email
etsang@eduhk.hk
Address
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Scopus ID
47361525300
Research Interest

Environmental science, feasibility and monitoring studies environmental education

External Appointment

Listed in chronological order

member, transport advisory committee (2001-2007) HKSAR

Chairman, Quality Taxi services steering committee (2004-2007) HKSAR

member, Quality tourism services steering committee (2004-2007) HKSAR

member Marine and country parks board(1999-2005) HKSAR

Chairman public Relations committee(2003-2005) Marine and country parks board HKSAR

Member, Environment and Conservation Fund, (1996-2002) HKSAR

Member Research Vetting committee environment and conservation fund HKSAR (1996-2004)

Member, Marine mammal conservation committee AFCD HKSAR (1999-2005)

Chairman, Green Power(green group)Member,

Environmental Campaign committee,Member,

environmental pOlicy Working Group, HKSAR

Advisor (Environmental Education) Elengantia College

Visiting Professor, South Chiona Normal University(Environmental science/life science)) since 2002 and 2012 respectively

Advisor HK Ubion for Young Leaders HKUYL from 2013

Director, Environmental Education Centre, South China Normal University

Visiting Professor, Northeast Normal University China since 2000

member public education committee Hk gReen BUilding council from 1/1 2017

member of the Outreach Panel, United Nations Year of Global Understanding (UN-IYGU) International Geographical Union(IGU)/UNESCO

http://global-understanding.info/

member of editorial board from February 2012, International Journal of New Innovations: Science, Technology and Management

Associate Director, UNESCO UNEVOC Hong Kong from March 2012

Member, Environmental Education and Community Action Projects Vetting Committee, Environmental Campaign Committee HKSAR

Advisor, HK Youth Leaders Group

Member Multi-stakeholder steering group, Sino-Forest Applied Research Centre for PRD Environment, Baptist University of Hong Kong(ARCPE)

Member, Global Spotter Network, Katerva Sustainability Award

member public education committee HK Green Building Council from 1-1 2017

Member Advisory Council on the Environment(ACE) HKSAR from 1/2013

Member Environmental Impact Assessment sub-committee ACE HKSAR

Member Nature Conservation sub-committee ACE HKSAR

Member Management Comittee Marine Ecology Enhancement Fund Airport Authority HK from 25/10/2016

Personal Profile

I am an environmental scientist by training , specializing in pollution studies and environmental impact assessment studies. I am now the chairman of the Communicable Disease Prevention sub-committee under the HESC in the university.I am the programme leader of Master of Arts in Education for Sustainability in the faculty. In recent years, I have been commissioned by various bodies such as the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Environment and Conservation Fund, Quality Education Fund as well as private funds to conduct contract research projects. I also specialize in environmental education research particularly in the evaluation of environmental education programmes and was one of the pioneer in the Green School initiative. In recognition of my role in promoting collaboration between Hong Kong and mainland China I was appointed visiting professor by the Northeast Normal University and South China Normal University. Furthermore I was also appointed as the founding director of the Hong Kong and Guang Zhou centre for Environmental and Science Education in South China Normal University . I am also active in the community, having been appointed as chairman and member of numerous government committees. In order to promote a green culture, I act as the chairman of Green Power, a major green group in Hong Kong . I also served as members of funding bodies such as the Environment and conservation Fund, Waste Recovery project vetting committee for vetting of research applications.I now serve in the Advisory council on the environment (ACE) which adivises the HKSAR on important matters relating to environmental protection Over the years I have secured over 10 million HKD in research and contract research funding . My research findings were published in leading journals such as Applied Catysis B Environmental(impact factor 8.3 2015), Chemical Engineering journal, Journal of Hazardous materials, chemosphere and environmental education research. The total number of published refereed papers is over 80.Internationally, recently I have been been appointed as a panel member (outreach panel)of the International Year of Global Understanding launced by the International Geographical Union(IGU http://global-understanding.info/. In June 2013, Eric was invited by UNESCO Bangkok to deliver a presentation on Hong Kong's Case on promotion of informal and non-formal learning through the Qualification Framework http://www.unescobkk.org/education/literacy-and-lifelong-learning/meetings-and-conferences/national-qualification-framework-for-lifelong-learning-and-skills-development/ through his role as Associate Director of the UNESCO UNEVOC HK .

Research Interest

Environmental science, feasibility and monitoring studies environmental education

External Appointment

Listed in chronological order

member, transport advisory committee (2001-2007) HKSAR

Chairman, Quality Taxi services steering committee (2004-2007) HKSAR

member, Quality tourism services steering committee (2004-2007) HKSAR

member Marine and country parks board(1999-2005) HKSAR

Chairman public Relations committee(2003-2005) Marine and country parks board HKSAR

Member, Environment and Conservation Fund, (1996-2002) HKSAR

Member Research Vetting committee environment and conservation fund HKSAR (1996-2004)

Member, Marine mammal conservation committee AFCD HKSAR (1999-2005)

Chairman, Green Power(green group)Member,

Environmental Campaign committee,Member,

environmental pOlicy Working Group, HKSAR

Advisor (Environmental Education) Elengantia College

Visiting Professor, South Chiona Normal University(Environmental science/life science)) since 2002 and 2012 respectively

Advisor HK Ubion for Young Leaders HKUYL from 2013

Director, Environmental Education Centre, South China Normal University

Visiting Professor, Northeast Normal University China since 2000

member public education committee Hk gReen BUilding council from 1/1 2017

member of the Outreach Panel, United Nations Year of Global Understanding (UN-IYGU) International Geographical Union(IGU)/UNESCO

http://global-understanding.info/

member of editorial board from February 2012, International Journal of New Innovations: Science, Technology and Management

Associate Director, UNESCO UNEVOC Hong Kong from March 2012

Member, Environmental Education and Community Action Projects Vetting Committee, Environmental Campaign Committee HKSAR

Advisor, HK Youth Leaders Group

Member Multi-stakeholder steering group, Sino-Forest Applied Research Centre for PRD Environment, Baptist University of Hong Kong(ARCPE)

Member, Global Spotter Network, Katerva Sustainability Award

member public education committee HK Green Building Council from 1-1 2017

Member Advisory Council on the Environment(ACE) HKSAR from 1/2013

Member Environmental Impact Assessment sub-committee ACE HKSAR

Member Nature Conservation sub-committee ACE HKSAR

Member Management Comittee Marine Ecology Enhancement Fund Airport Authority HK from 25/10/2016

Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Chapter in an edited book (author)
Eric Po Keung Tsang*, Dennis Lai hang Hui, (2016). everydaying Health Literacy and imperative of health communication : A critical agenda. M. Robertson, International Year of Global Understanding : Interacting- communicating- networking (51-68). Germany: Springer
Hui, Dennis Lai Hang & Tsang, Eric Po Keung (2016). Everyday Knowledge and Disaster Management: the Role of Social Media. Margaret Robertson and Po Keung Eric Tsang (eds.), Everyday Knowledge, Education and Sustainable Futures: Transdisciplinary Approaches in the Asia/Pacific Region (107-121). UK: Springer
Po Keung Eric Tsang and Margaret Robertson (2016). The Everyday Dynamic in Space and Place. Margaret Robertson and Po Keung Eric Tsang, Everyday Knowledge, Education and Sustainable Futures (255-260). UK: Springer
Tsang Po Keung Eric (2015). REALISING SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIPTHE ROLE OF GREEN NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS IN OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN HONG KONG . MARGARET ROBERTSON,RUTH LAWRENCE AND GREGORY HEATH, EXPERIENCING THE OUTDOORS: ENHANCING STRATEGIES FOR WELLBEING (123-139). USA: Sense publishing
Eric P K Tsang (2014). Sustainable Leadership and Environmental Education at the centre for Environmental education, South China Normal University . Peter Corcoran and P B Hollingshead, Intergenerational learning and transformative leadership for sustainable futures (332-345). netherlands: Wageningen Academic publishing
Eric Po-Keung Tsang and John Chi-Kin Lee (2014). ESD Projects, Initiatives and Research in Hong Kong and Mainland China . In J. C. K. Lee, & R. Efird (Eds.), Schooling for Sustainable Development Across The Pacific (203-221). Dordrecht: Springer
1. Maclean, Rupert, Tsang, Po Keung Eric. and Fien, John (2012). Hong Kong Employers’ Perspectives on a Carbon-Constrained Economy and How Technical and Vocational Education and Training Should Respond . Maclean, R. Sarvi, J. and Jagannathan, S, Skills Development for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Developing Asia-Pacific (307-319). Germany: Asian Development Bank and Springer
Edited book (editor)
Margaret Robertson, Po Keung Eric Tsang (2016). Everyday knowledge, education and sustainable futures - Transdisciplinary approaches in the Asia/Pacific Region. Germany: springer
方戰強、任官平、戴凱、黃虹、李耀威、許志廣、曾寶強、曾榮華及張臣(編) (2008)。 《能源審計原理與實施方法》。北京,中國

Journal Publications
Publication in refereed journal
1. Nuanqin Zhang Eric Pokeung Tsang Kuang Wang Zhanqiang Fang (2020). Iron nitrogen co-doped carbon nanotubes decorated with Cu2O possess enhanced electronic properties for effective peroxymonosulfate activation. Science of the Total Environment, xx, xx-xx
Kwok, C.-L.; Cheng, S.-C.; Ho, P.-Y.; Yiu, S.-M.; Man, W.-L.; Au, V. K.-M.; Tsang, P.-K.; Leung, C.-F.*; Ko, C.-C.*; Robert, M.* (2020). Precious-metal free photocatalytic production of an NADH analogue using cobalt diimine–dioxime catalysts under both aqueous and organic conditions. Chemical Communications, 56, 0-0
Li, N., Ho, W.K., Wu, R.S.S., Tsang, E.P.K., Ying, G.-G., & Deng, W.-J. (2019). Ultra Violet Filters in the Urine of Preschool Children and Drinking Water. Environment International, 133, 105246
: Yunqiang Yi zhexi Huang baizhou lu jingyi Xian Eric Pokeung Tsang wen Cheng jianzhang Fang Zhanqiang Fang (2019). Magnetic biochar for environmental remediation a review. Bioresource Technology, Xxx in press, Xx-Xx
JintaoLian QiongOuyang Pokeung EricTsang ZhanqiangFang (2019). Fenton-like catalytic degradation of tetracycline by magnetic palygorskite nanoparticles prepared from steel pickling waste liquor. Applied Clay Science, 182, 135-145
NuanqinZhan Eric PokeungTsang JunyiChen ZhanqiangFang DongyeZhao (2019). Critical role of oxygen vacancies in heterogeneous Fenton oxidation over ceria-based catalyst. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 558, 163-172
Yunqiang Yi , Guoquan Tu , Pokeung Eric Tsang , Zhanqiang Fang (2019). Insight into the influence of pyrolysis temperature on Fenton-like catalytic performance of magnetic biochar. chemical engineering journal in press, xxx, xx-xx
Yunqiang Yi, Yufen Wei, Pokeung Eric Tsang, Zhanqiang Fang (2019). Aging effects on the stabilisation and reactivity of iron-based nanoparticles green synthesised using aqueous extracts of Eichhornia crassipes. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26, 28361-28371
YunqiangYi GuoquanTu DongyeZhao Pokeung EricTsang ZhanqiangFang (2019). Key role of FeO in the reduction of Cr(VI) by magnetic biochar synthesised using steel pickling waste liquor and sugarcane bagasse. Journal of Cleaner Production in press, xx, xx-xx
YunqiangYi GuoquanTu DongyeZhao PokeungEric Tsang ZhanqiangFang (2019). Pyrolysis of different biomass pre-impregnated with steel pickling waste liquor to prepare magnetic biochars and their use for the degradation of metronidazole in press https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2019.121613 . bioresource technology, xx, xx-xx
YunqiangYi GuoquanTu Pokeung EricTsang ShihuaXiao ZhanqiangFang (2019). Green synthesis of iron-based nanoparticles from extracts of Nephrolepis auriculata and applications for Cr(VI) removal. materials letters, 234, 388-392
QiongOuyang FangyingKou Pokeung EricTsang JintaoLian JingyiXian JianzhangFang ZhanqiangFang (2019). Green synthesis of Fe-based material using tea polyphenols and its application as a heterogeneous Fenton-like catalyst for the degradation of lincomycin in press https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.06.043. journal of cleaner production, xx, xx-xx
NuanqinZhang JunyiChen ZhanqiangFang Eric PokeungTsang (2019). Ceria accelerated nanoscale zerovalent iron assisted heterogenous Fenton oxidation of tetracycline (in press). chemical engineering journal, 369, 588-599
• Yunqiang Yi Juan Wu Guoquan Tu Dongye Zhao Zhanqiang Fang Pokeung Eric Tsang (2019). The humic acid influenced the behavior and reactivity of Ni/Fe nanoparticles in the removal of deca-brominated diphenyl ether from aqueous solution. Environmental science and pollution research, 27, 432-443
YunqiangYi GuoquanTu DongyeZhao Pokeung EricTsang ZhanqiangFang (2019). Biomass waste components significantly influence the removal of Cr(VI) using magnetic biochar derived from four types of feedstocks and steel pickling waste liquor . Chemical engineering journal, 360, 212-220
Kai Jiang Po-Keung Eric Tsang Na-Na Xu Xiao-Yong Chen (2018). High genetic diversity and strong differentiation in dramatically fluctuating populations of Zostera japonica . journal of plant ecology, rtx053, https://doi.org/10.109, xx-xx
Wu, J., Yi, Y., Fang, Z. and Tsang, EPK (2018). Effects of biochar on phytotoxicity and translocation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in Ni/Fe bimetallic nanoparticle-treated soil . Environmental Science and Pollution Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356, xx-xx
Yi, Y., Wu, J., Wei, Y. Fang ZQ and Tsang, EPK (2018). The key role of biochar in the rapid removal of decabromodiphenyl ether from aqueous solution by biochar-supported Ni/Fe bimetallic nanoparticles. journal of nanoparticles research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11051, xx-xx
• Yuxi Qiao, Juan Wu, Yanze Xu, Zhanqiang Fang*, Liuchun Zheng, Wen Cheng, Eric Pokeung Tsang*, Jianzhang Fang, Dongye Zhao (2017). Remediation of cadmium in soil by biochar-supported iron phosphate nanoparticles. ecological engineering, 106A, 515-522
Shi, H. P., Zhu, Y., Tsang, P. K. E., Chow, C. F., Yu, Z., Huang, S. (2017). Factors Influencing Induction and In Vitro Culture of Hairy Roots in Phytolacca Americana L. . Chinese Journal of Biotechnology, 33, 272-283
Lei Tan, Shaoyou Lu, Zhanqiang Fang, Wen Cheng, Eric Pokeung Tsang (2017). Enhanced reductive debromination and subsequent oxidative ring-opening of decabromodiphenyl ether by integrated catalyst of nZVI supported on magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 200, 200-219
Yufen Wei Zhanqiang Fang Liuchun Zheng Pokeung Eric Ysang (2017). Biosynthesized iron nanoparticles in aqueous extracts of Eichhornia crassipes and its mechanism in the hexavalent chromium removal.  Applied Surface Science, 399, 322-329
Juan Wu Yingying Xie Wen Cheng zhanqiang Fang Pokeung Eric Tsang (2016). Effects f Ni/Fe bimetallic nanoparticles on phytotoxicity and translocation of polybrominated iphenyethers in contaminated soil. chemosphere, 162, 235-242
Juan Wu, YunQiang Yi, YuQing Li Zhanqiang Fang, Eric Pokeung Tsang (2016). Excellently reactive Ni/Fe bimetallic catalyst supported by biochar for the remediation of decabromodiphenyl contaminated soil: Reactivity, mechanism, pathways and reducing secondary risks. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 320, 341-349
 Huijie Su, Zhanqiang Fang* Pokeung Eric Tsang*, ,Liuchun Zheng, Wen Cheng,Jianzhang Fang, (2016). Remediation of hexavalent chromium contaminated soil by biochar-supported zero-valent iron nanoparticles. journal of hazardous materials, 543, 112-132
 Yufen Wei, Zhanqiang Fang*,, Lei Tan, Eric Pokeung Tsang* (2016). Green synthesis of Fe nanoparticles using Citrus maxima peels aqueous extracts. Materials Letters , 654, 321-329
 Zhangmei Yang , Zhanqiang Fang , Pokeung Eric Tsang* , , Dongye Zhao (2016). In situ remediation and phytotoxicity assessment of lead-contaminated soil by biochar-supported nHAP. Journal of Environmental Management, 182, 247-251
Lei Tan,Bin Liang,Wen Cheng, Fang Zhanqiang Po Keung Eric Tsang (2016). Effect of Solvent on debromination of decabromodiphenyl ether by Ni/Fe nanoparticles and nano zero-valent iron particle. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 531, 134-143
Yanshe xu, zhanqiang fang and Eric po keung tsang* (2016). In situ immobilisation of cadmium in soil by stabilised biochar-supported iron phosphate nano particles. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(17), 13941-13950
• Zhangmei Yang,,Zhanqiang Fang *, ,Liuchun Zheng, Wen Cheng, Pokeung Eric Tsang*, Jianzhang Fang (2016). Remediation of lead contaminated soil by biochar-supported nano-hydroxyapatite. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 132, 224-230
jie wang, zhanqiang fang, wen cheng ,po keung eric tsang* (2016). Ageing decreases the phytotoxicity of zero-valent iron nanoparticles in soil cultivated with Oryza sativa. Ecotoxicology, 25(8), 236-250
Huijie su, Zhanqiang fang* , po keung eric tsang* and dongye Zhao (2016). Stabilisation of nanoscale zero-valent iron with biochar for enhanced transport and in-situ remediation of hexavalent chromium in soil. environmental pollution, 214, 94-100
Jie Wang Zhanqiang Fang Wen Cheng Xiaomin Yan Eric Pokeung Tsang and Dongye Zhao (2016). Higher concentrations of nanoscale zero-valent iron (nZVI) in soil induced rice chlorosis due to inhibited active iron transportation. Environmental Pollution, 210, 338-345
• Yingying Xie , Wen Cheng , Pokeung Eric Tsang and Zhanqiang Fang (2016). Remediation and phytotoxicity of decabromodiphenyl ether contaminated soil by zero valent iron nanoparticles immobilized in mesoporous silica microspheres. journal of environmental management, 166, 478-483
Zhangmei Yang, Xinhong Qiu, Zhanqiang Fang and Tsang Pokeung (2015). Transport of nano zero-valent iron supported by mesoporous silica microspheres in porous media . water science and technology, 71(8), 1132-1142
Cheung, L.T.O.*, Fok, L., Tsang, E.P.K., Fang, W. & Tsang, H.Y. (2015). Understanding residents' environmental knowledge in a metropolitan city of Hong Kong(SSCI). Environmental Education Research, 21 (4), 507-524
Deng P Y, Zhang W, Wang X T, Po Keung Eric Tsang, Liu X, Liu W (2015). The effects of water quality on epilithic diatoms communities of Dongjiang river basin. acta ecologica sinica, 35(6), 1852-1861
Yuling Cai, Bin Liang, Zhanqiang Fang, Yingying Xie, Eric Pokeung Tsang (2015). Effect of humic acid and metal ions on the debromination of BDE209 by nZVM prepared from steel pickling waste liquor. forntiers of environmental science and engineering, 48, 102-113
Lei Tan, Bin Liang, Zhanqiang Fang, Yingying Xie, Eric Pokeung Tsang (2014). Effect of humic acid and transition metal ions on the debromination of decabromodiphenyl by nano zero-valent iron: kinetics and mechanisms. journal of nanoparticle research, 16(12), 2786-2796
Ruixiong Huang, Zhanqiang Fang , Xiaobo Fang, Eric Pokeung Tsang (2014). Ultrasonic Fenton-like catalytic degradation of bisphenol A by Fe3O4nanoparticles prepared from steel pickling waste liquor. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 438, 110-122
Shi, H. P., Yu, W., Zhang, G. P., Tsang, P. K. E., Chow, C. F. (2014). Induction of Polyploid Hairy Roots and Its Plant Regeneration in Pogostemon Cablin. Chinese Journal of Biotechnology , 30, 1235-1246
X.B. Fang, Z.Q. Fang, P.K.E. Tsang, W. Cheng, X.M. Yan, L.C. Zheng (2014). Selective adsorption of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution by EDA-Fe3O4nanoparticles prepared from steel pickling waste liquor. applied surface science, 314, 655-662
Yingying Xie, Zhanqiang Fang, Xinhong Qiu, Eric Pokeung Tsang*, Bin Liang (2014). Comparisons of the reactivity, reusability and stability of four different zero-valent iron-based nanoparticles . chemosphere, 108, 433-436
Wang, Y., Fang, Z., Liang, B., & Tsang, E. P.k (2014). Remediation of Hexavalent Chromium Contaminated Soil by Stabilized Nanoscale Zero-valent Iron Prepared from Steel Pickling Waste liquor. chemical engineering journal, 247, 283-290
xie,y y, fang, zq, cheng, w and Tsang EPK* (2014). Remediation of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Soil Using Ni/Fe Bimetallic Nanoparticles: Influencing Factors, Kinetics and Mechanism. Science of the Total Environment, 485-486, 363-370
Yu Wang , Zhanqiang Fang , Yuan Kang , Eric Pokeung Tsang (2014). Immobilization and Phytotoxicity of Chromium in Contaminated Soil Remediated by CMC-Stabilized nZVI. journal of hazardous materials, 275, 230-237
Bin Liang, Yingying Xie, Zhanqiang Fang, & Eric Po Keung Tsang (2014). Assessment of the transport of polyvinylpyrrolidone-stabilised zero-valent iron nanoparticles in a silica sand medium . Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 16(9), 2633-2642
Tsang P K E, Xu N N, Jiang K, and Chen X Y (2014). Genetic variation in populations of the threatened seagrass Halophila beccarii (Hydrocharitaceae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology , 53(4), 29-35
Hou, L. L., Shi, H. P., Yu, W., Tsang, P. K. E., Chow, C. F. (2014). Induction of Polyploid in Hairy Roots of Nicotiana Tabacum and Its Plant Regeneration. Chinese Journal of Biotechnology, 30(6), 1-14
Shi He Ping, Zhu Yuan Fang, Wang Yun Ling and Tsang Po Keung Eric (2014). Effect of cadmium on cytogenetic toxicity in hairy roots of Wedelia trilobata L. and their alleviation by exogenous CaCl2. Environmental Science and Pollution Research0944, 21(2), 1436-1443
Wen Cheng,Man Yang, Yingying Xie, Zhanqiang Fang,, Junmin Nan,,Tsang Po Keung Eric (2013). Electrochemical degradation of antibiotic metronidazole in aqueous solution by Ti/SnO2-Sb-Ce anode. environmental technolgy, 36(6), 2312-2319
P. Y. Deng, W. Liu, P . K. Tsang, Y. K. Qiu and L. S. Li (2013). Sorption of heavy metals from aqueous solution by dehydrated powders of aquatic plants. international journal of environmental science and technology, 10(3), 559-566
Wen Cheng, Man Yang, Yingying Xie, Bin Liang, Zhanqiang Fang, Eric Pokeung Tsang (2013). Enhancement of mineralization of metronidazole by the electro-Fenton process with a Ce/SnO2-Sb coated titanium anode. chemical engineering journal, 220, 214-220
Tsang, Po Keung Eric (2012). Greening the TVET curriculum for sustainable development in Hong Kong,: Past, present and future,. Curriculum Perspectives, 32(3), 76-80
Hong Huang, Changwei Zou, Junji Cao, PoKeung Tsang, Fangxu Zhu, Chenglong Yu (2012). Water-soluble Ions in PM2.5 on the Qianhu Campus of Nanchang University, Nanchang City: Indoor-Outdoor Distribution and Source Implications. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 12, 435-443
Shi HP, Wang YL, Tsang PoKeung Eric (2012). antioxidative enzyme activities and cadmium absorption efficiency of Wedelia trilobata hairy roots under cadmium stress. Chinese Journal of Biotechnology , 28(6), 1-10
Yuan-Yuan Li, Eric Po Keung Tsang, Min-Yan Cui, xiao-yong chen (2012). Too early to call it success: an evaluation of the natural regeneration of the endangered Metasequoia glyptostroboides. biological conservation, 150(1), 1-5
Huang, H., Ho, K.F., Lee, S.C., Tsang, P.K., Ho, Steven Sai Hang, Zou, C.W., Zou, S.C., Cao, J.J., Xu, H.M (2012). Characteristics of carbonaceous aerosol in PM2.5: Pearl Delta River Region, China,. atmospheric research, 86, 12-24
Jinhong Chen, Xiuqi Qiu, Zhanqiang Fang, Man Yang, Tsang Pokeung, Fenglong Gu, wen cheng and bingyan lan (2012). Removal mechanism of antibiotic metronidazole from aquatic solutions by using nanoscale zero-valent iron particles. chemical engineering journal, 181-182, 113-119
Na-Na Xu, Xin Tong, Po-Keung Eric Tsang, Hong Deng and chen, xiao-yong (2011). Effects of water depth on clonal characteristics and biomass allocation of Halophila ovalis (Hydrocharitaceae. journal of plant ecology-UK, 38, 122-132
Hong Huang, Changwei Zou, Junji Cao, and Po Keung Eric Tsang (2011). Carbonaceous Aerosol Characteristics in Outdoor and Indoor Environments of Nanchang, China, during Summer 2009. journal of the air and waste management association, 61, 1262-1272
Shi He-Ping, Long Yong-Yue, SunTie-Shan and Tsang Po Keung Eric (2011). Induction of Hairy Roots and Plant Regeneration from the Medicinal Plant Pogostemon Cablin. plant cell, tissue and organ culture, 107(2), 251-260
Deng, P Y, lei, Y D and Tsang, E P K (2011). The Important Ecological Service Function of Submersed Macrophyte,Ruppia Maritima L. . Ecological Economy 208, 9, 171-177
Jiang, K., Gao, H., Xu, N.-N., Tsang, E. P. K., & Chen, X.-Y. (2011). .A Set of Microsatellite Primers for Zostera japonica (Zosteraceae).. American Journal of Botany, 98(9), 236-238
yang, wq, li, xk, li ls, zhang, qy, lu, xh and Tsang, PK (2011). Catalytic ozonation of metronidazole in presence of activated carbon supported metallic oxide catalyst. Chinese Journal of environmental engineering, 5 (4), 763-766
Fu, P., Lu, X. H. and Tsang, P. K. E (2011). Multi-effect distillation configurations with Aspen Plus simulation software for separating ternary hydrocarbon mixtures. computers and applied chemistry, 28(1), 111-116
Liu, J. L., Luan, Y. Su, L. Y., Cao, Z. G. and Tsang, P. K. E (2010). Public participation in water resources management of Haihe river basin, China: the analysis and evaluation of status quo. Procedia Environmental sciences, 2, 1750-1758
Na-Na Xu, Shuo Yu, Jun-guo Zhang, Po Keung eric Tsang, and Xiao-yong Chen (2010). Microsatellite primers for Halophila ovalis and cross-amplification in H. minor(Hydrocharitaceae), . American Journal of Botany, 97, 56-57
欒芸,劉靜玲,鄧潔和 Tsang Po Keung Eric (2010)。 白洋澱流域水資源管理中的公眾參與分析及評價環境科學研究23 (25),703-710
Ou, Shao-Yun, he-ping Shi and Tsang Po Keung Eric (2010). Induction and in vitro Culture of Wedelia trilobata Hairy Roots. chinese journal of biotechnology, 26(3), 378-385
Shi, H., Tsang, P. K. E., Wang, Y., & Chan, L. W. A. (2010). Influence of Cadmium alone and in combination with calcium chloride on the growth acitivities of antioxidative enzymes and cadmium absorption in solanum nigrum L. var pauciflorum Hairy roots . Chinese Journal of Biotechnology, 26(2), 147-158
Deng, P. Y., Liu, W. & Tsang, P. K. (2009). External Factors Contributing to Degradation of Wetland and Compensation Strategies. Ecological Economy 生態經濟, 208 (3), pp148-150
Fang, Z. Q., Chen, X. L. & Tsang, P. K. (2009). Study on degradation kinetics of SBR. Chinese Journal of Environmental Engineering, 3(4), pp 659-663
Huang, H., Tsang, P. K. E., Cao, J., & Mai, Z. (2009). Level of PM 2.5 and affecting factors in higher education mega centre, Guangzhou. Environmental Science & Technology, 5 (32)
Fang, Z., Chen, X., Cheng, W., & Tsang, P. K. E. (2009). Degradation Kinetics of SBR. Chinese Journal of Environmental Engineering, 4 (3)
Deng, P., Liu, W., & Tsang, P. K. (2009). Externality reasons on welands degradation and its ecology compensation suggestions. Ecological Economy, 3, 148-150
Liu, W., Tsang, P. K., Qiu, Y. K., & Dang, P. (2009). Diurnal dynamics of photosynthetic parameters of viola baoshanensis and v. yedoensis. Journal of South China Normal University (Natural Science Edition), 9 (2), 96-99
Zhang, Y., Shi, H., & Tsang, P. K. E. (2009). Influences of heavy metal cadmium alone and in combination with zinc on the growth and activities of antioxidant enzymes of cucumis sativus hairy roots. Chinese Journal of Biotechnology, 25 (1)
Zeng, L., Tsang, P. K. E., & Zhang, Q. (2008). Screening, isolation and biodegradation ability of cefradine degradable bacteria. Journal of South China Normal University (Natural Science Edition), 4
劉輝、方戰強、曾寶強及陳曉蕾 (2008)。 四種活性炭吸附典型內分泌干擾物DBP的特性研究《華南師範大學學報:自然科學版》第4期,頁87-94
Fang, Z. Q., Chen X. L., Cheng, W. & Tsang P. K. (2008). Mixing Characteristics of ASBR. Environmental Pollution and Control 6, pp 65
Huang H & Tsang P. K. (2008). Model of Indoor Air Pollution GiangXi Science 26. , 4, pp 98
Liu Hui, Fang Zhang qiuang & Tsang Po Keung (2008). Characteristics of Typical eNDROCRine disruptor’s Adsorption on Activated Carbon. Journal of South China Normal University 11, 4, pp 87-93
Tsang P K and Fang Z Q (2008). Application of Adsorption of Di-n-butyl Phthalate(DBP)by Four Different Granule Activated Carbons Water Purification Technology 27. , 2, pp 87
Wu, Xiao Feng, Shi, He Ping* and Tsang, Po Keung Eric (2008). Induction and in vitro Culture of hairy roots of solanum Nigrum L. VAR. PAUCIFLORUM LIOU and ITS SOLASODINE Production. Journal of Molecular Cell Biology 41, 3, pp 183-191
黃虹、曾寶強 (2008)。 室內空氣污染及排放源的類比模型《江西科學》第26期
Tsang, P. K., Fang, Z. Q., Liu, H., & Chen, X. L. (2008). Kinetics of adsprption of di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) by four different granule-activated carbons. Frontiers of Chemistry in China
Tsang, P. K., Wang, B., Lee, S. C., & Huang, H. (2008). Indoor/outdoor carbonyl compounds in Guangzhou residences. Journal of Analytical Science, 24 (1), 42-46
Tsang, P. K., & Zeng, L. X. (2007). Quantitative analysis of nicotinic acid, nicotinamide and 3-cyanopyridine in industrial effluent by high performance liquid chromatography. Frontiers of Chemistry in China, 2 (3), 1-4
Huang, W. J., Fang, Z. Q., & Tsang, P. K. (2006). Study on sequencing batch reactor process. Biotechnology Bulletin, C00, 251-254
Lu, P., Tsang, P. K., Wu, S. Y., Zhu, F. L., & Zang, H. Y. (2006). Study on the treatment of colophony wastewater by inner electrolysis. Journal of South China Normal University (Natural Science Edition), 3, 87-91
Ye, W. Y., Fang, Z. Q., & Tsang, P. K. (2006). New anaerobic treatment technology-ASBR. Guangdong Chemical Industry, 33 (7), 5-7
Zeng, L. X., Zhang, Q. Y., & Tsang, P. K. (2006). Agricultural sustainable development and public participation in environmental protection. Ecological Economy, 9, 93-95
Zeng, L, X., Tsang, P. K., & Chan, L. W. (2006). Optimized cultivation of nicotinamide degradation bacterial strains and degradation characteristics. Techniques and Equipment for Environmental Pollution Control, 7 (1), 34-36
Zeng, L. X., Chan, L. W., & Tsang, P. K. (2005). Determination of nicotinic acid, nicotinamide and 3-cyanopyridine in industrial effluent using high perfomance liquid chromatography. Environmental Monitring in China, 21 (6), 20-22
Lu, P., & Tsang, P. K. (2005). Study on the Treatment of Pistachio nut Wastewater Arid Environmental Monitoring 19. , 2, pp 161
Tsang, P K and Zeng L X (2005). Influence of NGO in Hong Kong on Promotion of Public Participation in Mainland China. Environmental Protection, 6, pp 75
Tsang, P. K., & Zeng, L. X. (2005). Benefit by NGO of Hong Kong in promoting environmental public participation in mainland. Environmental Protection, 6 (332), 75-80

Conference Papers
Invited conference paper
Tsang, P. K. E. (2011, 6). Reflection on State of Public participation in water resources management of Haihe river basin, China: The Way Forward for water-shed Management in China.. International Conference for Environmental Governance, Taiwan
Tsang, P. K. E. (2011, 4). Environmental Education(EE) or Education for Sustainability(EFS)? Bringing EE/EFS from the margins into the formal Curriculum, a case study. Mainland, Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan Environmental Education Cooperation Forum, Macau
Tsang, P. K. E.& Chen, Y. (2010, 12). Development, Conservation and A Sustainable Future: Current Status of Policy & Public Participation in Hong Kong. International Conference for Environmental Governance, Hong Kong
Refereed conference paper
Tsang, P. K. E., Gough, A.& Gough, N. (2011, 4). Programs for the Public Good?—A Evaluation of the Environmental Education Programs of the Environmental Campaign Committee in Hong Kong. American Educationl Research Association (AERA) 2011, U.S.A.
Other conference paper
Fok, Lincoln and Tsang P.K. Eric (2014, 2). Education for Sustainable Development: Hong Kong’s Progress: A Survey on Public Environmental Consciousness in Hong Kong. Paper presented at The Hong Kong Educational Research Association Annual International Conference, Hong Kong

Creative and Literary Works, Consulting Reports and Case Studies
Consulting or contract research report
Maclean, R., Tsang, P. K., & Lee, J. C. K. (2011). Building Capacity for a Low-Carbon Green Economy: Assessing the Adaptive Learning Network Approach to a Climate-Change Responsive Curriculum in Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Hong Kong. . Hong Kong: (Initial Study for PPR: RG 31/2010-2011R. HKIEd. Internal Research Grant)

Project

Self-directed Learning and Curriculum-oriented STEM Education with Progressive Components

Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強
 
From Self-directed Learning to Curriculum-oriented Integrated STEM Education
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Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強
 
University Enhancement of ePortfolio for Reflective Learning Phase II
University Enhancement of ePortfolio for Reflective Learning Phase II
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): LEE, Chi Kin John 李子建, CHENG, May Hung May 鄭美紅, LIM, Cher Ping 林質彬, TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強, KONG, Siu Cheung 江紹祥, LEE, Fung King Jackie 李鳳琼, KAM, Wai Keung Kevin 甘偉強, CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀
 
Promoting AI Literacy and Effective Use of AI in Education
The objectives of this project are twofold: firstly to prepare students with AI literacy and secondly to explore and develop AI tools for teaching and learning in a range of academic disciplines. The project will offer a good opportunity not only to develop the AI literacy of students, but also to promote effective use of AI in education as well as to prepare students to adopt AI-powered technology in their future teaching careers.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): LI, Wai Keung 李偉強 (TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強 as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
From Self-directed Learning to the Integration of STEM into School-based Curricula of Primary Schools (從 STEM的自主學習到與小學校本課程的結合)
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Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強
 
Creating an Impact: Setting up a Green Skills Hub at the EdUHK
The purpose of this project is to support the Hong Kong government’s resolution to green Hong Kong (in order to decrease carbon emissions) by developing human resources that possess the necessary green skills. The project will thoroughly research the current curriculum greening practices among vocational and professional education and training (VPET) providers in Hong Kong and will simultaneously investigate PVE teacher training practices at the EdUHK, and other universities in the region, with the aim to formulate recommendations for VTC and PVE programs at our university. The results of the research will be disseminated well beyond Hong Kong to enable knowledge transfer by training TVET leaders in the region.

The greening of VPET is defined as the development of green skills and the provision of knowledge that eases the transition to green economies and societies (UNESCO, 2016). Greening VPET has been recognized as a means to achieving sustainable development, since professional and vocational education and training underpins many sustainable development goals (SDG) such as UNESCO’s SDGs 4, 6 and 8 that target poverty reduction, job creation and decent work provision.

Our proposal is closely aligned with the strategic development of the University (EdUHK’s Strategic Plan 2016-2025 – Nov 2016 draft), which is to emphasize local and regional knowledge transfer, to strengthen the provision of education leadership training, and also to advance digital tools in order to maximize their significant potential for learning, professional development and teaching.

The proposed project contributes directly to the university’s internationalization policy and supports the internationalization initiatives of the Faculty of Education and Human Development. It is designed to have a visible impact on the Hong Kong VPET community and in the region (particularly through two networks – UNESCO-UNEVOC centers and RAVTE – Regional Association for Vocational Teacher Education in East and South East Asia) in terms of improving the quality of PVE teacher training and helping VPET institutions in Hong Kong to develop an holistic approach towards greening their curriculum and operations, thereby having a positive impact on the lowering of carbon emissions. All programs at the EdUHK can access the materials developed throughout the project, as generic green skills are an essential part of 21st century skills that are targeted by all teacher-training programs at our university.

The area of greening skills is gaining momentum throughout the globe. Green skills projects that have been established in different parts of the world highlight an increased interest in researching this area for the purposes of both knowledge generation and its application to policy and practice. The Third International Congress on TVET in 2012 (Shanghai Consensus) made an explicit recommendation to “include education for ‘green’ economies and ‘green’ societies as a part of TVET qualifications and programs, and advance the ‘greening TVET’ agenda towards low carbon and climate-resilient growth and development”.

This project will set up a green skills hub at the UNEVOC Centre (Hong Kong) that will be hosted by EdUHK in order to further advance green skills research and development in Hong Kong and the wider region.

Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): PAVLOVA, Margarita (TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強 as Collaborator)
 
Provision of Services for Review on Environmental Education Programme of Hong Kong Wetland Park
The proposed project aims to assess the level of awareness and participation of various groups of people in the HKWP’s environmental education programmes, and evaluate the performance of the HKWP’s environmental education programmes. Areas for future improvement would be identified and recommendation on enhancements to the HKWP’s environmental education programmes would be given accordingly.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強
 
Cultivating a Blended Learning Environment in Promoting One Course One Online Lesson: Pedagogical Use of LMS Moodle
Blended learning has potential in enhancing students’ learning outcomes and satisfactions. The goal of this project is to encourage blended learning for students’ reflective engagement and deep learning. Since 2011, the Learning Management System (LMS) Moodle has been adopted as an e-Learning platform at the Institute. By encouraging the pedagogical use of the features of LMS Moodle, this project aims to promote one course one online lesson for enriching the learning process with the ultimate goal of enhancing students’ learning outcomes. This project is to provide supporting staff at faculty/departmental levels to offer direct support to academic/teaching staff in planning and implementing the pedagogical use of LMS Moodle. These supporting staff will be developed with knowledge about the e-Learning framework and policies of the Institute as well as the capacity in using the pedagogical features of LMS Moodle for promoting reflective engagement and deep learning of domain knowledge. The target of this project is to encourage academic/teaching staff to consider offering blended learning courses with quality online lessons using pedagogical features of LMS Moodle such as online discussion forum and peer assessment workshop to replace one to a few lessons in the face-to-face mode of learning and teaching with the goal of enriching the learning process for deep learning.
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): LIM, Cher Ping 林质彬, LEE, Chi Kin John 李子建 (TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強 as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
Greening Skills in Hong Kong: Effective Partnerships between Vocational Education, Government and Industry to Support the Greening of the Economy
The importance of transitioning towards a greener economy has been recognised globally by different regions and countries (e.g., The European Comission, 2010; The Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China, 2011). Challenges associated with the current and future shortage of resources, their inflating prices, technological development and innovation, new markets, and changes in industrial practices and consumer demands (OECD, 2011; UNEP, 2011) have led to structural economic changes, towards ‘greening’ in business and industry. Issues of climate change, health, and other aspects of personal and social well-being that are closely related to the quality of environment, have become a primary concern for governments globally, including the government of Hong Kong.

The purpose of this project is to examine governments’ influences on new skills requirements, employers’ needs, and the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector’s responses, with the aim of supporting skills development towards greening economy in Hong Kong. Its focus is on the improvements of collaboration between government, TVET and industry. The project employs a theoretical base developed from the Triple Helix models of Academe-Industry-Government relations (Etzkowitz and Leydesdorff, 2000) that illustrate a diversity of relationships between the entities that can range from a strong separation, to overlapping of institutional spheres. This will guide the analysis of data and development of new frameworks.

Outcomes of the project, which contribute to both theory and improved policy and practice include a conceptualisation of current practices in Hong Kong that enable skills training to adapt to changing economic needs and policy initiatives towards greening; models that consolidate current partnerships pertaining to the greening of skills development; new, forward looking and innovative frameworks which seek to improve collaboration between government, industry and TVET providers towards strengthening and upgrading greening skills; and identification of patterns of TVET greening for countries at different stages of economic development.

Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): PAVLOVA, Margarita (TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強 as Co-Investigator)
 
Inclusion of Green Competencies in the Recognition of Prior Learning: A Comparative Study of Eight Countries in the Asia and Pacific Region (UIL)
This study examines the issue of skills recognition and is aimed at improving environmental and sustainable development in four industries (Service sector: catering, automotive and waste management; and Manufacturing sector: PVC production) in the formal and informal settings. The objectives of the study are:To map the situation in eight countries and territories (Hong Kong SAR China, China, India, Thailand, Philippines, Kazakhstan, Nepal and Bangladesh) in order to (a) identify environmental friendly practices in respective industries; (b) identify mechanisms in use to recognize/assess existing skill. “Skills” are interpreted broadly and include knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and behaviours. To evaluate a potential for green skills inclusion in recognition of prior learning (RPL) based on comparison against countries with a higher standard of green skills inclusion (e.g. Australia); To identify factors contributing to models development for effective green skills inclusion in RPL and set-up at least one pilot to evaluate a model.
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): PAVLOVA, Margarita (TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強 as Co-Investigator)
 
A Review on the Implementation of the Restructured Green School Award in Hong Kong
This project involved a systematic review on the implementation of the revised structure of the green school award in Hong kong. A critical approach was adopted and the methodolgy employed was a mixed one. This included questionnaire surveys as well as focus group interviews.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強
 
Inclusion of Green Competencies in the Recognition of Prior Learning: A Comparative Study of Eight Countries in the Asia and Pacific Region (EdUHK Faculty Fund)
This study examines the issue of skills recognition and is aimed at improving environmental and sustainable development in four industries (Service sector: catering, automotive and waste management; and Manufacturing sector: PVC production) in the formal and informal settings. The objectives of the study are:
• To map the situation in eight countries and territories (Hong Kong SAR China, China, India, Thailand, Philippines, Kazakhstan, Nepal and Bangladesh) in order to (a) identify environmental friendly practices in respective industries; (b) identify mechanisms in use to recognize/assess existing skill. “Skills” are interpreted broadly and include knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and behaviours.
• To evaluate a potential for green skills inclusion in recognition of prior learning (RPL) based on comparison against countries with a higher standard of green skills inclusion (e.g. Australia);
• To identify factors contributing to models development for effective green skills inclusion in RPL and set-up at least one pilot to evaluate a model.

Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): PAVLOVA, Margarita (TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強 as Co-Investigator)
 
Implementation of New Structure and Mechanism of Hong Kong Green School Award
This project aims at implementing and evaluating the new green school scheme in Hong Kong based on the findings on an earlier review study by the same team of researchers from Hong Kong and Australia in 2009-2010.This is an unprecedented change in the structure of the green School award scheme initiated back in 1999. This project is commissioned by the Environmental Campaign Committee and funded by the Environment and Conservation Fund
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強
 
Provision of Services to Conduct the Survey on Public Environmental Consciousness in Hong Kong
This project aims to evaluate the environmental awareness of Hong Kong citizens through a structured survey. This project is tjhe first of its kind commissioned by the environmental campaign committee and funded by the environmenta and conservation fund(ECF)
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強
 
Provision of Services to Conduct the Survey on Public Environmental Consciousness in Hong Kong
This project aims to evaluate the environmental awareness of Hong Kong citizens through a structured survey. This project is tjhe first of its kind commissioned by the environmental campaign committee and funded by the environmenta and conservation fund(ECF)
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強
 
Building Capacity for a Low-Carbon Green Economy: Assessing the Adaptive Learning Network Approach to a Climate-Change Responsive Curriculum in Vocational Education and Training(VET) in Hong Kong.
Climate change is generating economic and environmental dislocations with pressures set to increase in coming years. But, these threats also provide opportunities to those cities and regions that address climate change by pursuing lower emission technologies. There will be re-engineering of established production techniques and increased demand for climate-compatible goods and services. This research will develop a professional development framework for enhancing the capacities of policy makers, managers and staff in vocational education in Hong Kong so that they can respond effectively to the curriculum planning and teaching challenges being brought about by climate change and the emerging carbon-constrained economy. The framework will be based upon the adaptive learning network approach that has proven successful in building individual, team and organizational capacity to manage sustainability issues in teacher professional development and the wider work place. Professional development through adaptive learning networks is a transformative organizational learning strategy that results in individual and team learning, directed at long-term changes in practice. The outcome of the research will be an integrated suite of changes in campus management operations, new and revised curricula, teaching packages and pedagogical approaches that will enhance the employment skills of Hong Kong technical students in a carbon-constrained future.
Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): MACLEAN, Rupert 馬敬言 (TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強 as Co-Investigator)
 
Conducting a survey on Bicycle parking for Tai Po District Council
In view of the serious problems arising from illegal bicycle parking in Tai Po, the district council commissioned the HKIEd to conduct a survey on the current situation of bicycle parking in tai Po with a view to iron out possible means to solve the issue. Methodology included on-site inspections and interviews with stakeholders
Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強
 
Strategic development and implementation of OBL modules in General Studies and Liberal Studies
This TDG project is a continuous part of the previous TDG project on “Blueprint – Departments’ Special Initiatives for Strategic Development on OBL” (project code - H052) which consisted of three stages and to be completed in December 2009.

The present TDG project will base on the outcome of “stage 3 – piloting of OBL embedded modules” of the previous TDG project (Semester 1 of 2009-2010). The suggestions and recommendations resulted from the data collected on student learning outcomes by trial tracking of their performance in assessment tasks, as well as teaching colleagues’ and students’ feedback will be taken into consideration for strategic development and implementation of the selected OBL module in semester 2 of 2009-2010.

This TDG project will comprise 4 stages. First, feedback from teaching colleagues and students on the first pilot OBL embedded module in Semester 1 of 2009-2010 will be reviewed. This is followed by the development of OBL teaching in a teaching-related module and an academic studies module in semester 2 of 2009-2010. The feedback from teaching colleagues and students on these two OBL embedded modules will be studied for planning of full implementation of OBL teaching in the subsequent semesters.

Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): SO, Wing Mui Winnie 蘇詠梅 (TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強 as Co-Investigator)
 
Provision of Services for Conducting Consultancy Study on the environmental Programmes of the Environmental Campaign Committee
To conduct a evaluation study on the Environmental Programmes of tHe ECC with a view to revamp the structure and contents of the ECC. The research involves qualitative technique mainly focus group interviews
Project Start Year: 2009, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強
 
Integration and Evaluation of school-based educational activities with environmental infrastructure" A Train the Trainers Approach"
Develop a Training Strategy with a view to assist practioners to integrate and evaluate educational acitivities related to infrastructures such as green-roofs and renewable energy resources
Project Start Year: 2009, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強
 
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 (TSANG Po Keung Eric as Co-Investigator)
 
Problem-based Learning in Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences and Technology
The proposed project aims to enhance the effectiveness of teaching and learning in the subject areas of MSST and to extend staff's repertoire of teaching strategies through trialing of the problem-based learning approach (PBL). The strengths of PBL in enhancing the quality of knowledge acquisition and development of higher order skills are well documented in some educational contexts like medical education. The project is structured in several coherent phases which progressively lead staff through the processes of professional development, planning, piloting, implementation, evaluation and generation of deliverables. The project will be evaluated through focus group interviews, staff and student surveys, and continuous assessment to examine student perceptions of PBL and the degree of improvement of students' ability to solve PBL cases. The outcomes of the project will be disseminated through publication of PBL materials and evaluation outcomes, and staff seminars or symposia.
Project Start Year: 2007, Principal Investigator(s): LEE Yeung Chung (TSANG Po Keung Eric as Co-Investigator)
 
Does Air Pollution Compromise Respiratory Health, Pulmonary Function or Exercise Capacity in Primary School Children in Hong Kong? Implications for the Physical Education Curriculum
The project investigated more than 3,000 primary school children in 4 Hong Kong primary schools. This occurred in both in "high" and "low" pollution regions. Direct measurement of pulmonary function and fitness were made in the schools as well as by questionnaire.
Project Start Year: 2006, Principal Investigator(s): WILKINSON John George (TSANG Po Keung, Eric as Co-Investigator)