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Chinese Name : 章月鳳

Variants : Zhang, Y. F. E.

Dr. ZHANG is currently an Assistant Professor of Department of Curriculum and Instruction in The Education University of Hong Kong, Vice President of Hong Kong Society of Small Class Teaching, and a Council member of The World Association of Lesson Study.  Her  main  research  interests  include  efficient and effective   learning   and   teaching, leadership for learning, teacher collaboration,  learning   study,   teacher professional development and positive education (mindfuness). She has led many school-support projects which  aimed  to  enhance  teaching  and  learning,  promote  teacher professional  development  and  develop  schools,  such  as  Learning Study  projects  and  learning  circles,  in  Hong  Kong  schools  and  in mainland  China.  She  is  currently  teaching  courses  on  learning  and teaching, theories and practices on instructional design for pre-service and in-service teacher programs in Hong Kong. She has taught many school leader / teacher training programmes in the area of effective learning  and  teaching  in  Hong  Kong,  Mainland  China,  Taiwan, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Austria, Italy and Kazakhstan.


Research interests

Efficient and Effective learning and teaching (learning strategies, teaching strategies and classroom management)


Effective leadership for learning


Effective teacher professinal development (Learning Study)

優質教師專業發展 (課堂學習研究)

Positive education (mindfulness)


Qualitative research


Professional information

Scopus ID : 56410945800

ORCID : 0000-0001-9918-0280

Researcher ID : I-4149-2014

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Research Outputs

Comparing variation theory with Piaget's theory of cognitive development: More similarities than differences?

HANFSTINGL, B., BENKE, G. & ZHANG, Y. E., 2019, In : Educational Action Research. 27, 4, p. 511-526

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Learning to teach: Pre-service English language teachers' experience of learning study in Hong Kong

    ZHANG, Y. E., Feb 2019, Early language learning and teacher education: International research and practice. ZEIN, S. & GARTON, S. (eds.). Bristol, Blue Ridge Summit: Multilingual Matters, p. 78-97

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Learning to teach in Hong Kong

    ZHANG, Y. E., Feb 2019, Knowledge, policy and practice in teacher education: A cross-national study. TATTO, M. T. & MENTER, I. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 98-116

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    章月鳳, Jan 2019, In : 山西師大學報(社會科學版). 46, 1, p. 102-106

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Curriculum adaptation in small class environment in Hong Kong

    ZHANG, Y. E., LEE, C. K. J. & CHAU, H. F. M., 2017, Class size: Eastern and western perspectives. BLATCHFORD, P., CHAN, K. W., GALTON, M., LAI, K. C. & LEE, J. C. K. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 232-246

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter