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Dr. Wong Mun’s research interests lie in young children’s social and emotional well-being, including children's concept of distributive justice, how children cope with (1) issues associated with death, (2) stress associated with bullying, peer conflicts, learning, and academic achievement. Her recent longitudinal study examines (1) parents’, teachers’ and children’s role in helping children to cope with stress during the transition from preschool to school; and (2) the links between coping strategies and depressive symptoms among girls and boys during the transition to school. Dr. Wong is the Field Experience Coordinator for the Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Early Childhood Education, 3-year Part-time) Programme from 2008-2015. She is also the Project Leader of Zippy’s Friends at School and at Home Project, an emotional education programme for children and parents in Hong Kong (2006-present). With the sponsorship of Hong Kong Bank Foundation, Zippy's Friends Programme has been launched in 551 kindergartens and 150 primary schools (N=701). More than 2,000 teachers have been trained as Qualified Zippy's Friends teachers. More than 93,000 5-7-year-old children have been benefited from the programme with significant improvement in expressing emotions, solving problems and learning attitude. Dr. Wong has been invited to the Department of Education, University of Oxford as a Visiting Research Fellow from 25 April 2010 to 19 June 2010. Dr. Wong is also the project leader of the Engaging the victimizer, victim and bystander with the aim of reducing bullying among young children- “ECE Peace Ambassador Project” (GRF) and Life Education in Preschool: Child Resilience Nurturing Programme (QEF). She has also been invited by the Education Youth Affairs Bureau in 2007-2015 to conduct inspections and provide consultancy work on the plan and work of the Integrated Evaluation of School (Kindergarten sector) in Macau. In 2015 (Oct), Dr. Wong was invited to be one of the Symposium panelists to present her research on distributive justice at the Asian Conference on Education in Kobe, Japan. Dr. Wong has been invited by the Department of Infant and Child Care, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences to work as visiting scholar and conduct seminars and workshops for students taking The International Dual Master Degree Program( with Montessori Teacher Certification)(2018-2020). She also worked as the Project Consultant for the Caritas Little Angel Project (2016-2019): A Supportive Developmental Project for Enhancing Children's Coping Strategies and Mental Health. Recently, she is appointed as a Specialist of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (2017-2022).

Research interests

"Young children's stress and coping" "Young children's concept of fairness"

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Teaching Interests

Child development, Childhood Stress and Coping


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