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Dr. Lau, Chung Yim studied Fine Arts and received his initial teacher education in the National Taiwan Normal University. He obtained his Master of Visual Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts of the University of Melbourne, and Certificate in Arts Administration in Grant MacEwan Community College. He completed a PhD at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. Before joining the institute, he had taught art in kindergarten, junior and senior high schools in Taiwan for eight years. In 1998, he received an Art Teacher Award from the Taipei Municipal Bureau of Education. Dr. Lau is currently Associate Professor of the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts at the Education University of Hong Kong. His research interests include investigations concerning issues in postmodernist pedagogy, understanding images of young adolescent, creativity, visual culture in art education, and art teacher education. Dr. Lau’s publications are mainly related to visual culture in art education, creativity, teaching art in the postmodern era, contemporary art curriculum. His publications can be found in international journals such as International Journal of Art and Design Education (IJADE); Visual Arts Research; Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies (ACCESS); Research in Arts Education; Australian Art Education; The International Journal of Arts Education; Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education; Studies in Art Education; Arts Education Policy Review, etc.

Research interests

Visual culture in art education, popular visual culture, research methods in art education, contemporary art curriculum, art teacher education

External Appointments

External examiner, Open University (2011-12). Invited speaker of the “Seminar on Contemporary Art and Cultural Theories”. Topic of lecture: “Feminist’s Perspective on Art”, organized by the Business College, Beijing Union University (April 8, 2008; June, 2012) Invited speaker of the “Teaching Art when Art is everywhere, Secondary and Tertiary Art Education in Hong Kong”. Topic of lecture: “How We Understand Visual Culture in Art Education”, organized by the CUHK (May 19, 2007) Invited speaker of the “Seminar Graduate Institute of Visual Art Education National Hualien University of Education December 13-24, 2007 Invited speaker of the “Seminar on Issues and Reflections of Contemporary Art Education Symposium”. Topic of lecture: “Understanding Young Adolescents’ Popular Visual Culture”, organized by Graduate Institute of Art Education, National Changhua University of Education (December 26, 2006) Invited scholars and speaker of the World Creativity Submit (5-7 June, 2008), organized by International Society for Education through Art (InSEA), Taiwan

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Teaching Interests

Contemporary art curriculum

Visual culture in art education



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