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Chinese Name: 陳詠欣

Variants: Chan, W. Y. A.

Dr. Arita Chan obtained her MEd from McGill University and her EdD in educational psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She teaches courses in psychology and education. As a teacher trainer, she also conducts professional development workshops for in-service teachers. Prior to joining the Education University of Hong Kong, she had taught in other local universities and worked as a counselor at community centers and primary schools. 

Dr. Chan’s research interests center on child counseling and positive development in students. Her current projects mainly focus on promoting students’ psychosocial development. She is the principal investigator of “Enhancing students’ personal and psychosocial development with self-learning kit: A Positive Education approach”, which was funded by the Teaching Development Grants (2016-17) and the project leader of “Enhancing students’ capacity to cope with challenges by using strength-based approach”, which is funded by the FEHD Leaders of Learning Cluster Grants. (2017-19). She is also a co-investigator in a QEF project which aims to promote mental health in high school students.



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