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Chinese Name: 姚偉梅

Variants: Yu, W. M. C.

Professor Christina Yu Wai-mui is currently Professor (Practice) of the Department of Social Sciences, Associate Vice President (Student Learning) and Warden of the Grantham Hall at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). She commenced her teaching career in secondary business education in 1986 after receiving her initial teacher training at the Hong Kong Technical Teachers’ College. She completed her Bachelor of Education (Business Studies) degree at the University of Wolverhampton in 1993. She further developed her teaching career in business teacher education by joining EdUHK (the then Hong Kong Institute of Education) in 1995 and completed her Master degree on Arts (Educational Management) at the Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education in 1996 (being renamed as Gloucestershire University in 2001), and her PhD study at the Queensland University of Technology in 2003.

Professor Yu has been heavily involved in developing and teaching Business Studies Courses in a whole range of pre- and in-service teacher education programmes at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. 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. She received the Certificate of Merit of the Distinguished Teacher’s Award in 2003-2004 and the Certificate of Merit of the Scholarship of Teaching Award in 2009-10 at HKIEd.

Professor Yu research and publication covers a wide range of areas including competence development, pedagogical strategies, business education, entrepreneurship education, personal financial education and gender in education. In recent years, Professor Yu played a leading role in creating an evidence- and technology-based learning framework to advance student teachers’ learning in field experience. She has further extended her research interest in Career and Life Planning Education (CLPE). Currently, she is leading a project, “School-University-Reaching-Enterprises” Partnership Scheme (the SURE Project) in response to the tremendous demand for CLPE in schools.

Research interests

Research Areas

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

Teaching Areas

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

Professional information

Scopus ID: 16033716300

ORCID: 0000-0002-0551-7098

Researcher ID: F-4712-2013 

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Research Outputs 1996 2019


李子建, 姚偉梅 & 許景輝, Mar 2019, 《21世紀技能與生涯規劃教育》. 李子建, 姚偉梅 & 許景輝 (eds.). 台北市: 高等教育出版公司, p. 223-239

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


李子建, 姚偉梅 & 許景輝, Mar 2019, 台北市: 高等教育出版公司.

Research output: Book/ReportBook


李子建, 姚偉梅 & 許景輝, Mar 2019, 《21世紀技能與生涯規劃教育》. 李子建, 姚偉梅 & 許景輝 (eds.). 台北市: 高等教育出版公司, p. 1-26

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


姚偉梅, Mar 2019, 《21世紀技能與生涯規劃教育》. 李子建, 姚偉梅 & 許景輝 (eds.). 台北市: 高等教育出版公司, p. 129-146

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


姚偉梅 & 林沛鎔, Mar 2019, 《21世紀技能與生涯規劃教育》. 李子建, 姚偉梅 & 許景輝 (eds.). 台北市: 高等教育出版公司, p. 147-168

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter