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Chinese Name : 蘇詠梅

Variants : So, W. M. W.

Prof. So has been a science teacher educator since the 1990s. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Science and Environmental Studies, as well as the Director of the Centre for Education in Environmental Sustainability. She has rich experience in undergraduate, postgraduate diploma, Master of Education, Doctor of Education and PhD programmes, in the areas of Science & Environmental Education, General Studies and Liberal Studies.

Prof. So’s main research areas are: STEM education, inquiry learning in science and environmental education, as well as teacher development in Science/ General Studies/ Liberal Studies. She has been the principal investigator of various research projects funded by the General Research Fund, Public Policy Research Funding Scheme, Quality Education Fund and the Education Bureau. Prof. So has extensive academic articles, chapters, books and multimedia publications on science and STEM learning. She is now on the editorial board of the South African Journal of Education and the Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, and as reviewer for several international journals.

Internationally, she was the President of the Asia Pacific Educational research Association (APERA) 2014-2016, an executive member of the East Asian Science Education Association (EASE) till 2016 and a serving executive member of the World Education Research Association (WERA). She has rich experience in organizing/hosting various educational and science education conference, including the Asia Pacific Educational Conference, the Global Chinese Conference on Science Education and the East Asia in science Education.

Locally, she has been appointed member of the Humanities and Social Science Panel of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong since 2011, member of the steering committee of the TIMSS since 2013, member of the Food Wise Hong Kong Steering Committee, Environment Bureau since 2014, member of Endangered Species Advisory Committee since 2016, co-opted member of the Scientific Sub-committee (SSC) of Ocean Park Conservation Foundation since 2017, member of the Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (2014-2016), and member of the Science Museum Advisory panel, Home Affairs (2014-2016). Prof. So has been the executive member of the Hong Kong Educational Research Association for more than 10 years. She is also the convenor of a large scale inter-school event “Primary STEM Project Exhibition” since 1998.

Prof So has extensive contribution to the school curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment.  She has contributed to school management of local schools. She also contributed as a member of the Assessment Working Group of the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CEATE) (2012/2013), and as a Chairperson of the CEATE for Liberal Studies (2019-2020), General Studies (2018-2019) and Science Education (2012-2013). In previous years, she served as a member of the Curriculum Development Council since the 2000s (Science Education and Liberal Studies since 2010 and General Studies in the 2000s).

 

Research interests

  • STEM education
  • Inquiry Learning in Science/ General Studies/ Liberal Studies
  • Integrating IT in Science/ General Studies/ Liberal Studies
  • Teacher Development in Science/ General Studies/ Liberal Studies

Professional information

Scopus ID : 8559812200

ORCID : 0000-0003-3376-523X

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