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Professor CHUN Ka Wai, Cecilia ÇؼһÛ

 
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502, Hui Yeung Shing Building,
Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T.

 
Phone (852) 3943 6975
Fax (852) 3942 0918
E-mail kawaichun@cuhk.edu.hk

 

 

 
  • Qualifications
  • Background
  • Research
  • Publications

Qualifications

2000 PhD in Education University of Hong Kong
1986 M.Ed. (Distinction Merit) University of Hong Kong
1985 Adv. Dip. Ed. University of Hong Kong
1981 Dip.Ed. (Distinction in Teaching Practice) Major: English CUHK
1976 B.A. (Honours) Major: English CUHK

Teaching Awards

2009 Exemplary Teaching Award of Faculty of Education CUHK
2005 Exemplary Teaching Award of Faculty of Education CUHK
2001 Exemplary Teaching Award of Faculty of Education CUHK

Background

Upon obtaining a B.A. degree in English, Professor Cecilia Ka Wai Chun worked as a school teacher of English. Then, she worked as a Teaching Consultant in the Faculty of Education of the University of Hong Kong for 11 years. In 1994, she joined the Faculty of Education of CUHK as a lecturer, then assistant professor and associate professor.

At CUHK, Professor Chun was the co-odinator of a double-degree programme in English language education. She served as the Associate Dean (Student Affairs), Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies) and Director of Undergraduate Studies of the Faculty of Education.

Professor Chun has over 30 years¡¯ experience in teacher education, working with teachers of various levels of schooling on local and non-local initial teacher education and continuing professional development programmes.

Professor Chun has been involved in a number of Education Bureau committees, for example, Advisory Committee on Teacher Education and Qualifications (ACTEQ), committees and working groups under the Chief Executive Award for Teaching Excellence (CEATE) and CDI. Recently she has been appointed as a member of the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR).

Research

Her research interests include second language reading, using English as a medium of learning, English across the curriculum, academic literacy in a second language, pedagogical content knowledge of teachers of English and second language teacher education.


Publications

(updated as at Aug 2015)  
A. Journal articles, book chapters and books
B. Consultancy reports
C. Teaching packages


A. Journal articles, book chapters and books
1.

Li, J. and Chun, C.K.W. (2015). Metacognitive knowledge of tertiary-level EFL reading: Case studies in an acquisition-poor context. Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics, 38 (2), 166-188.

2.

Chun, C.K.W., Sze, P.M.M. and Ho, E.S.C. (2013). Reading habits, reading attitudes and literacy performance. In Ho, E.S.C. (Ed.) Multilevel Analysis of the PISA Data Insights for Policy and Practice. Hong Kong SAR: Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research CUHK.

3.

Tang, E.L.Y., Lee, J.C.K. and Chun, C.K.W. (2012). Development of teaching beliefs and the focus of change in the process of pre-service ESL teacher education. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 37 (5), 90-107.

4.

Li, J and Chun, C.K.W. (2012). Assessing the roles of metacognitive knowledge and vocabulary size in EFL reading comprehension. The Journal of Asia TEFL, 9 (4),1-26.

5.

Li, J and Chun, C.K.W. (2012). Effects of learning strategies on student reading literacy performance. The Reading Matrix, 12 (1), 30-38.

6.

Chun, C.K.W. (2011). Reading performance of Hong Kong¡¯s 15-year-old students in PISA 2009. In The Fourth HKPISA Report. Hong Kong: HKPISA Centre.

7.

Chun, C.K.W. (2009). Evaluation on the Impact of the ¡°Seed¡± Project Entitled ¡®Joining the Learning Dots: Connecting Learning Experiences in English Language with Other KLAs through Reading across the Curriculum¡¯. Hong Kong: Faculty of Education. (Report submitted to Education Bureau)

8.

Chun, C.K.W. and Sze, P.M.M. (2008). First Language Reading Literacy Assessment in PISA and Second Language Reading Curriculum and Instruction in Hong Kong. In Fok, P. K,, Yu, J.Y., Xu, H.X. and Chu, K.W. (Eds). Curriculum and Instruction: The journey of Research and Practice. China: CQUP.

9.

Wong, S.L., Chun, C. K.W. and Mak,, S.Y. (2007). Odysseus¡¯s sailboat dilemma. In Physics Education, 42, 1-5

10.

Ho, S. C., Chun, K. W. C., Yip, D. Y., Wong, K. M., Sze, M. M. P., Man, Y. F. E., Lo, N.K. L., Chung, Y. P., Tsang, W. K., Chiu, M. M. and Ho, W. K. (2005). The Second HKPISA Report: Monitoring the Quality of Education in Hong Kong from an International Perspective. Hong Kong SAR: HKPISA Centre.

11.

Chun, C.K.W., Tong, C.W. and Sze, P.M.M. (2003 / 2004). Reading performance of Hong Kong¡¯s 15-year-old students in PISA 2000. Education Journal (31), 2 / (32), 1, 57- 89.

12.

Ho, S.C., Chun, C.K.W., Yip, D.Y., Wong, K.M., Sze, M.M., Chiu, M.M., Lo, N.K., Chung, Y.P. and Tsang, W.K. (2003). The First HKPISA Report: Monitoring the quality of education in Hong Kong from an international perspective. Hong Kong: Hong Kong PISA Centre, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

13.

Lee, J.C.K., Sze, P. and Chun, C.K.W. (2001). Hong Kong Primary English Teachers¡¯ selection of coursebooks. Journal of Basic Education (10), 2/ (11) 1, 47-72.

14.

Lee, C.K., Sze, P. and Chun, C.K.W. (1998). Teachers¡¯ use and adaptation of TOC English textbooks. Journal of Basic Education, 8 (1): 1-20.

15.

Tse, S.K., Chan, W.S., Ho, W.K., Law, N., Lee, T., Shek, C.K.W., Wong, C. and Yu, F.Y. (1995). Chinese Language Education for the 21st Century: A Hong Kong Perspective. Hong Kong: Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong.

16.

Johnson, R.K., Shek, C.K.W. and Law, E.H.F. (1993). Using English as a Medium of Instruction. Hong Kong: Longman.

17.

Shek, C.K.W., Johnson, R.K. and Law, E.H.F. (1991). ¡®Survey of the language policy and practice in 193 Hong Kong secondary schools¡¯. New Horizon,32 : 1-10.

18.

Johnson, R.K., Shek, C.K.W. and Law, E.H.F. (1991). ¡®Implementing Hong Kong¡¯s proposed language policy for secondary schools : research and its implications¡¯. In N.B. Crawford and E.K.P. Hui (Eds.) The Curriculum and Behavioural Problems in Schools : A Response to Education Commission Report No.4. Hong Kong : Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong.

19.

Cooke, B. Pang, K.C., Kan, F. and Shek, C.K.W. (1990). ¡®Research on beginning teachers in Hong Kong¡¯. Educational Research Journal, 5: 65-80.

20.

Johnson, R.K., Shek, C.K.W. and Law, E.H.F. (1989). ¡®Text processing: investigating L2 strategies and styles¡¯. In Verner Bickley (Ed.) Language Teaching and Learning Styles Within and Across Cultures. Hong Kong : Hong Kong Education Department.

21.

Johnson, R.K., Chan, R.M.K. and Shek, C.K.W. (1986). ¡®Teacher education and teacher-talk¡¯. In M. Tickoo (Ed.) Language in Learning. Singapore:SEAMEO Regional Language Centre.


B. Consultancy reports
1.

Chun, C.K.W. (2009). Evaluation on the Impact of the ¡°Seed¡± Project Entitled ¡®Joining the Learning Dots: Connecting Learning Experiences in English Language with Other KLAs through Reading across the Curriculum¡¯. Hong Kong: Faculty of Education. (Report submitted to Education Bureau)

2.

Chun, C.K.W. (2004). Language for Academic Purposes: Final Report. Report submitted to District Teacher Network, Education and Manpower Bureau, HKSAR.

3.

Chun, C.K.W. (2002). Strengthening Immersion Programmes for Language Teacher Training. Hong Kong: Faculty of Education, CUHK. (Report submitted to Language Fund, HKSAR)

4.

Chun, C.K.W. (2001). Project Review Final Report - Chatteris Schools English Development Programme. (Report submitted to Quality Education Fund)

5.

Shek, C.K.W. (1994). ¡®Issues in using Chinese as the medium of instruction in secondary schools¡¯. In Critical Review of Literature on Language in Education in Hong Kong (Chinese Focus) - A Report Prepared for the Working Group on Language Proficiency of the Education Commission, Hong Kong.


C. Teaching packages
1.

Shek, C.K. W. (1997). Read to Learn: A programme on text-structure related reading strategies (Arts/Social Science) ¡ª Student¡¯s Book. Hong Kong: Language Fund.

2.

Shek, C.K. W. (1997). Read to Learn: A programme on text-structure related reading strategies (Science) ¡ª Student¡¯s Book. Hong Kong: Language Fund.

3.

Shek, C.K. W. (1997). Read to Learn: A programme on text-structure related reading strategies (Arts/Social Science) ¡ª Teacher¡¯s Manual. Hong Kong: Language Fund.

4.

Shek, C.K. W. (1997). Read to Learn: A programme on text-structure related reading strategies (Social Science) ¡ª Teacher¡¯s Manual. Hong Kong: Language Fund.

5.

Shek, C.K. W. (1997). Read to Learn: A programme on text-structure related reading strategies - Teacher¡¯s Guide. Hong Kong: Language Fund. (a video programme)



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