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Personal profile

Professor Christina Yu Wai-mui is currently Professor (Practice) of the Social Sciences Department and Warden of the Grantham Hall at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). She completed her BEd (Business Studies) and MA (Educational Management) degrees in UK. She further completed her PhD Study in Australia.

Professor Yu has been developing business-related programmes and courses in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She co-led the undergraduate common core curriculum review and the internationalization of curriculum in her capacity of being the Associate Vice President (Student Learning) from 2017-2020. Her major teaching areas are pedagogical content knowledge and contemporary issues in business-related disciplines including entrepreneurship, personal finance, workforce competence and organizational performance management. Her teaching focuses on stimulating students’ active learning and knowledge transfer in the real context through the use of blended learning.

Professor Yu’s research and publication cover a wide range of areas including competence development, pedagogical strategies, business education, entrepreneurship education, personal finance education, gender in education, field experience and career education. She successfully led the projects on ‘Using E-Portfolio in Advancing Field Experience Learning’, ‘School-University-Reaching-Enterprises Partnership Project (SURE)’, ‘Development of the Hong Kong Financial Competency Framework 1.0 & 2.0’ and ‘Adapting the FoolProof Curriculum to promote Personal Finance Education in the Hong Kong Community’. Currently, she is advocating a new consumer and financial education via an online learning platform, the ‘Facts and Figures Generation (FFG)’.

Prof Yu received the Certificate of Merit of the Distinguished Teacher’s Award in 2003-2004, the Certificate of Merit of the Scholarship of Teaching Award in 2009-10, the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching (Team Award) and a nomination of UGC Teaching Award in 2017-18, and Outstanding Performance in Administrative Services (Team Award) in 2019-20 at EdUHK. On behalf of EdUHK, Prof Yu and the team won the Financial Education Champion and Quality Award 2021 from the Hong Kong Investor and Financial Education Council.

Research interests

Research Areas

  • Business,Entrepreneurship and Personal Financial Education
  • Career and Life Planning Education
  • Field Experience in Teacher Education
  • Pedagogical Strategies and Online Learning Activities
  • Human Competence Conception, Development and Assessment

Teaching Areas

  • Contemporary context of Businessand Management Education
  • Pedagogical Issues in Business and ManagementEducation
  • Curriculum and Instruction of School Business Education
  • Human Resources Training and Development
  • Measuring and Improving Human Performance
  • Employability Skills and Workforce Education

Special Projects and/or Projects before 2005

  • 2006-7 School-based Business Curriculum Design, Principal Investigator, Donation from Shing Hang Industrial Ltd, HK$72,000
  • 2005-8 VITAL Project Evaluation, Co-investigator (PI Prof John Elliot), Funded by CLASP, HKIEd
  • 2005-6 How textbook pictures describe gender roles: case studies of General Studies and Technology Studies, Co-investigator (PI, Dr Celeste Yuen), Self-funded
  • 2005-6 Development of Instructional Materials, Co-investigator (with Dr Thomas Man and Miss Zoe Lam), Self-funded
  • 2004-5 Allowing alternative learning conceptions to grow through an experiential base of four online modules, Co-investigator (PI, Dr Lee Kar Tin), Internal IT Development Grant, HK$150,000
  • 2004-5 A review of professional teaching standards for secondary school business teacher, Principal Investigator, Departmental Small Research Grant,HK$10,000
  • 2003-4 An investigation of business teacher trainees’ conceptions and ways of teaching business subjects, Principal Investigator, Internal Research Grant, HK$50,790
  • 2003-4 The effective teaching approaches to developing business teachers’ competence, Principal Investigator, Teaching Development Grant, HK$24, 201
  • 2002-3 Strategies and good practices of interdisciplinary activities across subjects within the technology education key learning area (TE KLA): A preliminary study, Co-investigator (PI Mr Lo Tan Kau), Departmental Small Research Grant, HK$7, 230

External Appointments

Visiting Professor

  • 23 Dec 2019 to 20 Mar 2020 Tokyo Gakugei University

Editorial Review Board Member

  • 2013-present Alberta Journal of Educational Research
  • 2013-2017 Education and Training
  • 2012-2015 International Journal of Mentoring & Coaching in Education

PhD/EdD Examiner

  • 2019 Mar, Examiner of a EdD thesis on ‘Teachers’ Entrepreneurial Behavior and its Impacts in School: Case Studies in Hong Kong’ at EdUHK.
  • 2017 Oct, Examiner of a DBA thesis on ‘A Study of Partner Selection in the Internationalization of Higher Education Programmes’ at University of Newcastle.
  • 2016 Jun, Examiner of a EdD thesis on ‘Assessing Chinese Students’ Orientation Towards Corporate Social Responsibility: An Intervention Study’ at the Education University of Hong Kong.
  • 2010 Feb, Examiner of a PhD thesis on ‘Vocational Education and Training Pedagogical Model to Address Student Transition Problems at Secondary School Level in Papua New Guinea’ at the University of Adelaide.

Journal Article Reviewer

  • Yu. W. M.C. (2017 Dec). Review of a journal article for Alberta Journal of Educational Research
  • Yu. W. M.C. (2016 Sept). Review of a journal article for International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education
  • Yu. W. M.C. (2016 July). Review of a Jounal article for Asia Pacific Journal of Education
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2016 March). Reviewer of a journal article for Alberta Journal of Educational Research
  • Yu. W. M.C. (2013, July).Reviewer of a journal article forAsian Education and Development Studies
  • Yu. W. M.C. (2013, Jan).Reviewer of a journal article for Alberta Journal of Educational Research
  • Yu. W. M.C. (2012, September). Reviewer of a journal article for New Horizons
  • Yu. W. M.C. (2012, July).Reviewer of a journal article for Alberta Journal of Educational Research
  • Yu. W. M.C. (2012, June). Reviewer of a journal article for Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
  • Yu. W. M.C. (2011, November). Reviewer of a journal article for New Horizons
  • Yu. W. M.C. (2011, August).Reviewer of a journal article for Asian Education and Development Studies
  • Yu. W. M.C. (2010, October). Reviewer of a journal article for New Horizons
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2010, September). Reviewer of a journal article for Asia Pacific Journal of Education
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2009). Reviewer of a journal article for International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management

Postgraduate Thesis Supervision

  • PhD Dissertation (Asso) Supervisor (2017-present), National aspirations in Higher Education Institutional Partnership: The Case of Kazakhstan and China
  • EdD Dissertation Supervisor (2018-present), ‘An examination of Hong Kong’s banking leadership in ethical practices for global sustainable development’
  • EdD Dissertation Supervisor (2013-2016), ‘Developing an Arts Entrepreneurial Competence Framework - A Study of Tertiary Arts Education in Guangzhou, China'
  • EdD Dissertation Supervisor (2013-2018), ‘Identification of Critical Features of Business Ethics Courses offered in Hong Kong Higher Institutions' (withdrawn due to family issues)
  • EdD Dissertation Supervisor (2010-2013), 'Application of Core Values in the Brand Building Processes in Two Higher Educational Institutions'

Official Committee Membership

  • Member of the Standing Review Committee for Qualifications Assessment (1-/2020-09/2022), Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications
  • Member of the Import/Export and Wholesale Trades Training Board of VocationalTrainingCouncil (2016-2019), VTC
  • Member of special groups on Review of Teacher Competencies Framework, Committee on Professional Development of Teachers and Principals (COTAP) (2015-2016), EDB
  • Member of the Advisory Group – Financial Education Programmes for School Children (2014-2016), The Investor and Financial Education Council (IFEC)
  • Advisor of Hong Kong Association of Deputy Principals (2016-present), HKADP
  • Member of the sub-committee on Initial Teacher Education (ITE) of the Advisory Committee on Teacher Education and Qualifications (ACTEQ), (2011-present), EDB
  • The Final Round Judge, HSBC Young Financial Planner Competition (2009-2012), HSBC
  • Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority Member of CE Travel & Tourism Subject Subject Committee (2010-12), Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
  • Member of CE Word Processing & Business Communication (English) (S4-5) Subject Committee (2001-Present), Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
  • Member of CE Principles of Accounts Subject Committee (2001-2002), Hong Kong Examinations Authority
  • Examination Moderator (Sample Paper) for Word Processing & Business Communication (English) (S4-5) (1999-2000), Hong Kong Examinations Authority
  • Member of Provisional Joint Nuclear Subject Committee for the Development of the syllabus for Word Processing & Business Communication (English) (S4-5) (1998-1999), Curriculum Development Council and Hong Kong Examinations Authority
  • Honorary Auditor of the Association of Lecturers at the HKIEd (1995-Present), HKIEd
  • Member of CE Shorthand & Typewriting Subject Committee (1995-2000), Hong Kong Examinations Authority
  • Member of Sixth Form Principles of Accounts Subject Committee (1995-2000), Hong Kong Examination Authority
  • Member of Textbook Reviewing Panel (1995-1999), Curriculum Development Council

Professional Development Workshops/Presentations

  • Yu, W. M. C. (2020, Aug 31). Invited speaker on ‘Assessment in Service Learning: A Case of Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)’, Community of Practice for Service-learning in Hong Kong Higher Education, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2020, Aug 20). Keynote speaker on ‘Embracing Millennials in Hall Life Education:
    Core Elements in the Hong Kong Context’, International Conference on the 21st Century Residential Education 2020, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2019, Apr 2). Keynote speaker on ‘Innovations in Teacher Education: Field Experiences and Entrepreneurship Education’, Thai Nguyen University International Conference, Vietnam.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2019, Feb 2). Keynote commentator in an Education Submit on ‘Building Character’ 創造品格2019教育峰會, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2017, Dec). Invited commentator in a Symposium on Challenges in Providing Christian Faith Education in Schools, Christian Faith Development Centre, EdUHK, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2017, Nov). Invited commentator in a Symposium on School Leadership and Capacity Building, School Partnership and Field Experience Office, EdUHK, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2016, Mar 19). keynote speaker in 'lifelong Planning' Seminar, YoungDMC,Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2015, Apr 25). Response speaker on ‘Teaching Business Ethics’, Higher Education: Worldview beyond Knowledge. Logos International Forum. Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2015, Mar 16). Reflective Learning: A Key to Developing a Professional eProtfolio. Speaker in the Learning and Teaching @HKIEd Festival 2015: Emerging Practices Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. HKIEd, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2015, Mar 6 & 13). 漫遊路得記 (Wandering the Book of Ruth). Speaker in the Lunch Seminar of Christian Faith and Development Centre. HKIEd, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2014, Oct). 從教學實習中實踐「教師教育與平等」. Invited Speaker in a Symposium on Education for Equality: Challenges and Strategies「邁向平等的教育:挑戰與策略」專題研討會. HKIEd, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2013, Oct). Trends and Issues in Secondary School Business Education: International vs Local. Keynote Speaker in the Seminar for Secondary School Business Teachers. Hong Kong Business Teachers’ Association. Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2013, Mar & 2012, June). UNESCO Meeting on Entrepreneurship Education. Hangzhou, RPC.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2012, 4 Dec). Promoting Reflective Dialogue via Elearn Platform and Collegial Support, presented at the Departmental Meeting, Social Sciences Department, HKIEd.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2012, 22 Nov). Engaging Students into Reflective Dialogue in the Social Sciences Courses, presented at the Learning and Teaching Forum 2012-13, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, HKIEd.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2012, 6 Nov). Overview of Human Resources Management. Guest lecture to the officers of the Customs and Excise Department, HKSAR.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2012, July). Curriculum Design. Teachers’ Training Seminar at Hong Kong College of Technology, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2012, April). Constructivist Teaching Practices in Business Classes for Effective Learning. Nottingham University Business School China, Ningbo.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2012, February). Lesson Observation, Analysis and Mentoring skills. Teachers’ Training Seminar at Hong Kong College of Technology, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2012, February). Teacher Education Programmes in Hong Kong Institute of Education. Symposium 2012 Nara University of Education, Nara, Japan.
  • Lo, S. H. S andYu, W. M. C. (2011, Nov). Organizational Alignment towards Organization Goals’ for Subordinate. Guest lecturers to the officers of the Fire Services Department, HKSAR.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2011, July). Curriculum and Lesson Planning. Teachers’ Training Seminar at Hong Kong College of Technology, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. and Man, T. W. Y. (2011, June). Entrepreneurship Education: From Teen Entrepreneurship Competition to Future. Presentation at the Symposium of Enterprise Education 2011, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. & Ng, W. F. J. (2010, June). Current and Future Trends in Business and Vocational Education in Hong Kong. Keynote speech at the 7th Business Education Seminar: Business Education in Hong Kong and Guangdong Province – Putting Theory into Practice, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. & Yuen, L. H. F. (2009, Aug). Small Class Teaching Strategies in Mathematics Lessons. Subject-based Sharing Session on Pedagogical Strategies to Enhance Learning Effectiveness in a Small Class Setting, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. & Yuen, L. H. F. (2008, Aug). Small Class Teaching Strategies in Mathematics Lessons. Subject-based training sessions in A 3-day Teachers’ Training Programme on Pedagogical Strategies to Enhance Learning Effectiveness in a Small Class Setting, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2008, Aug). School-based Curriculum Design on BAFS: Myth and Break Through. Keynote speech at the 6th Secondary School Business Education Seminar: School-based Curriculum Design on BAFS, Hong Kong.
  • Anita Chan, Theresa Lai-Yeung and Christina Yu, W. M. (2008, May). Gender in Education: Pedagogical Practices and Research Directions. Presentation at the WSRC 2008 Spring Workshop on “Research Matters: The Production of Knowledge in Hong Kong “, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2007, June). Assessment Strategies of New Senior Secondary Reform: Business, Accounting and Financial Studies. Keynote speech at the 5th Secondary School Business Education Seminar: Assessment, Hong Kong.
  • Man W. Y. T., & Yu, W. M. C. (2006, June). Empirical Study in Enterprise Education. Keynote speech at the 4th Secondary School Business Education Seminar: Advancing Quality Teaching Through Educational Research, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2006, Feb). Quality Teaching and Diversity. Presentation at the North District Secondary School Headmaster’s Conference - Teacher Development Day (Technology Education), Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2005, June). The Latest Trends in Teaching Methodology of Business Education. Keynote speech at the 3rd Secondary School Business Education Seminar: Quality Teaching, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. and Man, T. W. Y, (2005, June). Effective Teaching of New Senior Business Curriculum: Compulsory & Business Management Studies. Presentation at the 3rd Secondary School Business Education Seminar: Quality Teaching, Hong Kong.
  • Man, T. W. Y. and Yu, W. M. C. (2005, April). Findings of a Survey of the Participants of the Teen Entrepreneurs Competitions 2005. Presentation at the Symposium of Enterprise Education 2005, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2005, March). Curriculum Studies and Teaching Methods (Commerce/Accounting). 8-hr Guest lecture for the Professional Development Course for Secondary School Business Graduate Teachers at The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2004, Nov). Using commercial knowledge effectively. Presentation at Po Leung Kuk Ngan Po Ling College.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2004, August). Enhancing teaching and learning effectiveness by using 'Collaborative Approach'. Teachers’ training workshop at C & M A Chui Chak Lam Memorial School, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2004, July). Teaching methodology - Theory and practice. Teachers’ training workshops at LaSalle-DHU International Design College, Shanghai, PRC.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2004, June). Be a Strategic Business Curriculum Changer. Keynote speech at the 2nd Secondary School Business Education Seminar: Curriculum Reform, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2004, March) The latest trends in vocational education. Keynote speech at the Teachers' Annual Assembly, Hong Kong College of Technology, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2003, June). What is Business Education Today and Tomorrow? Keynote speech at the 1st Secondary School Business Education Seminar: Vision and Mission, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2002, June). How can we meet workforce demand in our daily teaching 如何讓我們的教學切合勞動市場的需要? Guest lecture at Hong Kong College of Technology, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2001, February-March). Curriculum Design and Teaching Strategies; Teaching Approaches and Instructional Strategies; Assessment Strategies and Organization of Teaching Environment. Guest lectures at the Enrichment Course for Word Processing and Business Communication (English), Curriculum Development Institute, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (2001, January). Collaborative learning: Secondary business curriculum in Hong Kong. Lesson demonstration at CeLTS, HKIEd for a special project of Teaching and Development Grant, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C.(2000, November). Implementation of Assessment Strategies at School for the subject Word Processing and Business Communication (English). Presentation at a Teacher Seminar, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (1999, June). Curriculum Rationale of Word Processing & Business Communication (English) (S4-5). Presentation at a workshop on the Latest Development of Commercial Studies, Curriculum Development Council, Hong Kong.
  • Yu, W. M. C. (1997, June). Co-operative Learning. Presentation at a workshop on the Development of Commercial Studies, Curriculum Development Council, Hong Kong.

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Scopus ID: 16033716300

ORCID: 0000-0002-0551-7098

ResearcherID: F-4712-2013

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