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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、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 ten 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, 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/channel/UCCW_cMwyCtAns7hirl50M_A

Functional posts at EdUHK

2020-2021. Field Experience Coordinator (B.Ed. (ECE) FT), 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

2019-2021. Person-in-charge and Programme Leader. SCOLAR Chinese Language Enhancement Programme for Kindergarten Teachers – Foundation and Extended Course

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

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

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://hk.lifestyle.appledaily.com/lifestyle/realtime/article/20170205/56258082

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

Research interests

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

Teaching Interests

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

External Appointments

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

2016, 2019, & 2020. External examiner of three Doctor of Education candidates of the Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong

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.

2019-2021. Advisor, Kowloon City District Kindergarten Heads Association 九龍城區幼稚園校長會顧問

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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