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WAN Zhihong is an Associate Professor at The Education University of Hong Kong. Dr. Wan obtained his PhD degree from the University of Hong Kong. Before starting his research in science education, he had taught middle school science for 5 years. Cultivating STEM talent is a long-standing research interest of Dr. Wan with an emphasis on interdisciplinary STEM learning. Extensive topics about STEM education have been investigated in his projects, including the relationship between STEM learning and STEM career aspiration, the impacts of designed-based STEM learning, understanding the integration in STEM, and cultivating students with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) through STEM robotics. Recently, he is conducting a PPR (Public Policy Research) project to investigate STEM majors’ intention to work in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. A series of STEM robotics textbooks have been published. He is the EES (Education for Environmental Studies) theme coordinator of the CEES (Centre for Education in Environmental Sustainability). He once served as the Secretary of East-Asian Association for Science Education and is now serving as the Chair of the sub-committee of STEM Education &Thinking of the Association of Teaching for Thinking. His research works have been widely published in top international journals, including Computer & Education, Science Education, Studies in Science Education, International Journal of Science Education, Thinking Skills & Creativity, and etc. 

Research interests

Design-based STEM learning

STEM creativity

Attitude towards STEM

STEM career aspiration

STEM robotics for students with ADHD 

Nature of Science

Critical thinking

Professional information

Teaching Interests

Design-based STEM learning

Cross-disciplinary teaching and learning

Assessment for learning

Designing school tests and examinations


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