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林浩昌,現任香港教育大學幼兒教育學系助理教授、幼稚園教師語文(中文)、非華語幼兒的中國語文教學專業發展課程主任、前副系主任(課程發展)。樂於研究幼兒學習漢字,大學畢業論文即以此為題。博士論文題為《漢字學習的字形覺識》,獲尤德爵士紀念基金研究生獎學金、香港大學傑出研究生奬。林曾任職港大,開發「現龍計劃」,獲不少小學語文教師青睞。現任教教大,具有十五年以上幼稚園教師培育經驗。作品《大同小異:辨識漢字不同處》獲香港出版雙年獎(語文學習類別出版獎)。主要研究領域包括:幼兒字、詞學與教、現象圖析學與變易理論、多元文化教育、教學資訊科技設計。曾於學術期刊出版量、質的研究成果,論文以中、英文撰寫。獲理學士(香港大學,甲級榮譽)、教育碩士(優異)、哲學碩士、哲學博士。

Lam, Ho Cheong is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Early Childhood Education, the Education University of Hong Kong and is the Programme Leader of Chinese Language Enhancement Programme for Kindergarten Teachers and Professional Development Programme on the Teaching of Chinese Language for Non-Chinese Speaking Children. He was also former Associate Head (Programme Development) of the department. He began to work on the area of children’s learning of Chinese characters as a final year project in his undergraduate study. His Ph.D. thesis was titled Orthographic Awareness for Learning Chinese Characters, for which he received Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Fellowship for Postgraduate Research Students and Award for Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student. He was one of the founders of the Dragonwise Projects at HKU, which are widely known by the primary school Chinese language teachers. While at EduHK, he has gained more than fifteen years of experience in teacher education for early childhood education. His recent book Discerning the Differences in Chinese Characters has received Hong Kong Publishing Biennail Awards (Publication award of Language Learning category). His research lies in the areas of the teaching and learning of Chinese characters, phenomenography and variation theory, multicultural education, and designing technology for learning. He has published qualitative as well as quantitative research in a wide range of journals in both English and Chinese. He received a B.Sc. (First Class Honours, HKU), M.Ed. (Distinction), M.Phil., and Ph.D..


My youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/@hocheonglam


Functional posts at EdUHK

2022-2024. Chair of Board of Examiners (Early Childhood Education Programmes). Faculty of Education and Human Development

2017-Present. Programme Coordinator / Programme Leader. Professional Development Programme on the Teaching of Chinese Language for Non-Chinese Speaking Children

2019-2024. Person-in-charge and Programme Leader. SCOLAR Chinese Language Enhancement Programme for Kindergarten Teachers – Foundation and Extended Course

2020-2021. Field Experience Coordinator (B.Ed. (ECE) FT), Faculty of Education and Human Development

2014–2019. Associate Head (Programme Development), Department of Early Childhood Education

2012–2014. Programme Coordinator and Field Experience Coordinator (B.Ed. (ECE) 4-Year FT, Years 3 and 4), Faculty of Education Studies

2010. Associate Head, Department of Early Childhood Education

2009–2010. Chair of Teaching and Learning, Department of Early Childhood Education

2009–2011. Elected Academic Staff Member of Departmental Management Committee, Department of Early Childhood Education

2009–2010. Elected Academic Staff Member of Departmental Review Committee, Department of Early Childhood Education


Invited presentations

2024. Invited talk for parents

Topic: 幼兒語文學習的謬誤

合一堂單家傳紀念幼稚園,2024年1月19日。

2021. Invited presentation.

Topic: 非華語幼兒學習與教學面臨的挑戰:由非華語學中文到多元文化教育

保良局屬下幼稚園教育研討會:「同心同德展未來」,2023年12月1日,保良局總部莊啟程大廈梁王培芳堂,香港。

2023. Invited discussant

Topic: Multicultural Education in Early Childhood

An International Online Forum for Early Childhood Educators, by the Department of Early Childhood Education, The Education University of Hong Kong, 20 Oct 2023, Hong Kong, Zoom.

2023. Invited workshop for teachers

Topic: 教師專業發展活動(非華語幼兒中文教學)

崇真會白田美善幼稚園,2023年3月18日。

2022. Invited workshop for teachers

Topic:「幼師教授語文須注意的事項」教師工作坊

聖公會聖基道幼兒園(葵涌),2022年12月23日。

2022. Invited workshop for teachers

Topic: 教師專業發展活動(非華語幼兒教學)

路德會利東幼兒園,2022年8月19日。

2022. Invited talk for parents

Topic: 家長工作坊:孩子學語文,父母有方法。

聖公會聖基道幼兒園(葵涌),2022年3月12日。

2021. Invited talk for parents

Topic: 孩子學語文,父母有方法

和富社會企業,賽馬會社區持續抗逆基金—家校小一銜接學堂,阿媽ICU網上研討會,2021年11月24日,香港。

2021. Invited presentation.

Topic: 教師的行動研究

Po Leung Kuk Child Care Services Development Day for teaching staff of 26 Kindergarten-cum-Nursery and Day Creche, 19 Nov 2021, Heung Yee Kuk New Territories Building, Hong Kong.

2021. Invited symposium discussion by SCOLAR

Topic: Evolving Pedagogical and Subject Training Needs of Frontline Teachers on Supporting NCS Students Learning Chinese

The 25th Anniversary Conference of the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR), 25 June 2021, The Hong Kong Science Park, Hong Kong

2021. Invited presentation by the Education University of Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates University, & University of Finland

Topic: Mixed methods? But the methodological assumptions of qualitative and quantitative research are different

International Graduate studies’ Seminar 2021: Innovative Approaches in Teaching, Learning and Research, 26-28 Jan 2021, Zoom

2019. Invited seminar by Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong

Topic: The phenomenography of Chinese characters: children’s and teachers’ ways of seeing and their implications to teaching

21 February 2019, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2016. Invited presentation by National University of Singapore

Topic: Engaging teachers in identifying learners’ ways of seeing for improving their teaching of Chinese characters and words

Asia-Pacific Symposium for the Teaching of Asian Languages, The Seventh CLS International Conference, 1-3 December 2016, National University of Singapore, Singapore

2016. Invited presentation by Munsang College

Topic: How do children see the object of learning? An example sharing on teaching Chinese characters and words

Conference on Revisiting Kindergarten Education: Succession of its Values and Practices, 23 April 2016, Munsang College, Hong Kong

2014. Invited presentation by National University of Singapore

Topic: Learning Chinese characters, phenomenography, and Dragonwise projects

Asia-Pacific Symposium for the Teaching of Asian Languages, The Sixth CLS International Conference, 4-6 December 2014, National University of Singapore, Singapore


Media interviews/articles

2024年4月2日

教大GPS:分析文字部件

https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/family/parentchild/20240402/1711992775344/

2023年12月26日

教大GPS:教語文形式勿忘意義

https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/family/parentchild/20231226/1703522276649/

2023年9月19日 明報

教大GPS:語文教學的形式與意義取向

https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/family/parentchild/20230919/1695055678211/

2023年8月8日 明報

教大GPS:填詞學粵語字調

https://m.mingpao.com/ldy/family/parentchild/20230808/1691432333041/

2023年7月25日 明報

教大GPS:為何要為非華語學生改規矩?

https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/family/parentchild/20230725/1690222881963/

2023年6月13日 明報

教大GPS:學習——提升能力與培養興趣

https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/family/parentchild/20230613/1686593725506/

2023年5月16日 明報

教大GPS:拜神、戒口、印巴籍、包容

https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/family/parentchild/20230516/1684174100051/

2023年4月18日 明報

教大GPS:反思「文化回應教學」

https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/family/parentchild/20230418/1681754499339/

2023年3月21日 明報

教大GPS:非華語學生學中文

https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/family/parentchild/20230321/1679336467526/

2023年1月24日 明報

教大GPS:再談非華語學生的中文教學

https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/family/parentchild/20230124/1674495725302/

2022年12月27日 明報

教大GPS:聖誕當然要慶祝?

https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/family/parentchild/20221227/1672079525997/

2022年9月20日 明報

教大GPS:錫克伊斯蘭分不清

https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/family/parentchild/20220920/1663611886479/

2022年6月14日 明報

教大GPS:「少數族裔」還是「非華語」?

https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/family/parentchild/20220614/1655142719121/

2022年4月5日 明報

教大GPS:來自香港的非華語學生

https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/family/parentchild/20220405/1649095109024/

2022年3月8日 明報

教大GPS:由支援非華語學生 到促進多元文化學習

https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/family/parentchild/20220308/1646676753110/

2022年1月4日 明報

教大GPS:生活中欣賞非華語文化

https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/family/parentchild/20220104/1641232529896/

2021年12月7日 香港電台 CIBS節目:幼教「知」「行」

快樂共融

https://www.rthk.hk/radio/pth/programme/g1121_earlychildhood_education/episode/783732

2021年11月24日 賽馬會社區持續抗逆基金—家校小一銜接學堂: 阿媽 ICU 網上研討會

孩子學語文,父母有方法

https://www.facebook.com/thewellnessjourney.hk/videos/418289729939957

2021年5月25日 明報

教大GPS:幼園生已有膚色既定印象

https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/family/parentchild/20210525/1621881352291/

2021年2月16日 明報

教大GPS:多元文化教學實踐

https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/family/parentchild/20210216/1613412190298/

2020年10月27日 明報

教大GPS:3本繪本 提升種族多元意識

https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/family/parentchild/20201027/1603736459823/

2020年7月12日 商業電台 叱咤903 兒童適宜

Topic: new book introduction and children's learning of Chinese

2020年06月23日 明報

教大GPS:再談幼園教師的非華語文化覺醒

https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/family/parentchild/20200623/1592851459859/

2020年04月21日 明報

教大GPS:幼稚園教師的非華語文化覺醒

https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/family/parentchild/20200421/1587409293299/

2017年02月05日 蘋果新聞

【教你寫字】教局字表玩殘家長老師 專家:應參考主流寫法

https://collection.news/appledaily/articles/RJWYYULK6MW7SVL5OQKIISFFPQ

2016年3月20日 新城數碼生活台 爸媽・寶寶・遊樂園

Topic: learning simplified Chinese characters

2015年4月23日 BBC News

Toddlers prepare for their first big interview

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32040752


Previous Projects:

現龍第二代 2001-2002:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XskNqLaJiCo

現龍樂在詞中 1999-2001:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdfWZ2evlso&t=151s

漢 1990-1991:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gmwu2Nn6wo

Research interests

Learning and teaching of Chinese characters, phenomenography and variation theory, multicultural education, and designing technology for learning

Teaching Interests

Learning and teaching of Chinese, research methods in education, and multicultural education


External Appointments

2023-2027. External Examiner of Certificate in Child Rights and Safeguarding, Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education

2023-2025. External member of Programme Advisory Panel. School of Arts & Humanities, Tung Wah College.

2022-2026. External Examiner for the School of Early Childhood Education (Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education Programme), Gratia Christian College.

2021. 外部審核員 of 「已離校非華語人士職業中文—學校助理」證書課程(資歷架構第一級和第二級), 浸信會愛群社會服務處。

2016-present. Editorial board member, Education and Information Technologies http://www.springer.com/computer/general+issues/journal/10639/PSE

2016-2023. External examiner of 7 Doctor of Education or Doctor of Philosophy (Education) candidates of the Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong

2019-2024. Advisor, Kowloon City District Kindergarten Heads Association 九龍城區幼稚園校長會顧問

2020. External reviewer of two SCOLAR Research & Development projects

2020. External reviewer of an FDS (Research funding scheme for self-financing sector) proposal for OUHK

2020. External reviewer of a basic research project, National Science Centre, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland

2017-2019. Reviewer (Language Education). A learning package for kindergarten children entitled 活學探未來. Oxford University Press.

2015-2016. Leader of Professional development project for kindergarten teachers at GaoPi Zhen, Guangdong China. Funded by Tin Ka Ping Foundation.

2011-2015. Leader of Professional development project for kindergarten teachers at Yun County, Yunnan, China. In collaboration with Sowers Action 苗圃行動.

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