1st Edition

Educating Teachers Online in Challenging Times The Case of Hong Kong

Edited By Kevin Wai Ho Yung, Hui Xuan Xu Copyright 2023
    272 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This edited collection documents the challenges experienced by teacher educators, in-service teachers and student teachers in Hong Kong triggered by protests, civil unrest and the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and identifies innovative practices in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment that have enabled them to overcome the challenges in online teaching. It offers implications for teacher professional development through reflective practices and the enhancement of the scholarship of teaching and learning in the teacher education sector in Hong Kong and beyond.

    Teaching and learning in various education sectors in Hong Kong experienced unprecedented challenges starting in late 2019. The suspension of face-to-face teaching resulted in the reliance on e-technology and online teaching and learning. Many teachers and students felt unprepared and thus experienced emotional distress. However, the challenges opened up opportunities for teacher educators to revamp their instructional and assessment practices to cater for students’ learning needs in the online environment. The chapters are split into five sections, covering the situation of teacher education in challenging times, stakeholders’ experiences and challenges in teaching and learning, curriculum and pedagogical innovations, assessment and feedback practices and finally scholarship of teaching and learning.

    The book will be of particular interest to those who are committed to professional development through strengthening their reflective practice, online teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning. It will also be an ideal text for education scholars and postgraduate students in curriculum planning, innovative online pedagogies and assessment practices in teacher education and the broader higher education context.

    1.Educating teachers in challenging times: An introduction, Kevin Wai Ho Yung and Hui Xuan Xu 2. A review of the research on teaching practicum during the lockdown of schools, Huixuan Xu, Fengmei Zou 3. How do pre-service language teachers engage in online teacher education during the COVID-19 pandemic? An exploratory study, Rui Yuan, Kailun Wan, Min Yang 4. Facing Change in Challenging Times: The Experiences of Hong Kong Mathematics Teachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Qiaoping Zhang 5. Understanding non-local PhD students’ agency in the time of crisis, Chun Zeng, Kevin Wai Ho Yung 6. An Experiential Learning Approach to Capacity Building of Higher Education Teaching Staff for the Enhancement of the Online Learning Experience, Yuen Man Tang, Danlin Yang, Cher Ping Lim 7. Teacher preparation in times of crisis and change: from Values Education to "You Only Live Once" Wai Ming Yu, John Chi-Kin Lee, Ho Man Kong 8. Building communities of inquiry for student teachers: A pedagogical perspective, Min Yang, Ying Zhan, Ngok-Cheng Chan, Lai Mui Lee, Kam Wing Chan, Kevin Wai Ho Yung, Zhi Hong Wan 9. Exploring gamification as a teaching strategy in changing times, Ka Wai Marina Leung, Terri Ngok Cheng Chan 10. Empowering student teachers’ autonomy through an Innovative Formative Feedback Schedule at the time of a global pandemic, Lam Bick Har 11. Enhancing communication through formative assessment and feedback in an online "academic conference" Denise WU, Kevin Wai Ho YUNG 12. From Scholarship to Leadership of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. John Chi-Kin Lee 13. Continuous challenges and ongoing innovations in teacher education, Huixuan Xu, Kevin Wai Ho Yung


    Kevin Wai Ho Yung is an Associate Professor at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The Education University of Hong Kong. He mainly teaches postgraduate programmes in the areas of learner motivation, language education, curriculum and assessment. He is currently the Chair of the Departmental Research and Higher Degree Committee. His research interests include shadow education, language learning motivation, washback of high-stakes assessment and teaching and learning in higher education.

    Huixuan Xu is an Assistant Professor and Associate Head at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The Education University of Hong Kong. She works in the field of curriculum studies and service-learning. Her research interests include effective service-learning programme design and development, integrated curriculum, experiential learning, adolescent identity formation and students’ self-regulated learning. Xu is currently the programme leader of the Master of Arts in Leading Experiential Learning Activities programme.