ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Simon Fraser University. Program: Mathematics Education (January 2016). Dissertation Title: Language, gestures and touchscreen-dragging: Bilinguals’ linguistic and non-linguistic communication in school calculus.

Master of Education, University of British Columbia. Specialisation: Curriculum and Instruction (November 2008)

Bachelor of Education, University of British Columbia. Specialisation: Secondary Mathematics Education (August 2005)

Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia. Major: Mathematics (First Class Graduate) (November 2003)

RESEARCH AND RESEARCH GRANTS

Principal Investigator. (2019-2021). The effects of implementing a ‘learning as Making’ pedagogy on school mathematics learning: Primary students’ inquiry-based Making with 3D Printing Pens. Research Grant Council, Early Career Scheme ($499,381 HKD)

Principal Investigator. (2018-present). Using Video-based Noticing to Develop Pre-Service Teachers’ STEM Conception and Self-Efficacy of Teaching STEM in a Teacher Education Course. Funded by Chinese University of Hong Kong Direct Grant ($80,000 HKD).

Co-Investigator. (2019-2020). Innovating the Mathematics Curriculum in Times of Change: Towards Local and Global Relevance. Funded by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Research Development Fund (£ 26418).

Co-Investigator. (2016–2019). Teacher Interventions in Engaging Students with Dialogic Discourse for Rich Learning Opportunity in Mathematics Classrooms. Funded by University Grant Committee of Hong Kong, General Research Fund ($736,500 HKD). (PI: Dr. Ni Yujing; Co-Is: Dr. Jinfa Cai and Dr. Alan Cheung)

Principal Investigator. (2016). 3D Printing Technology: New Ways of Teaching, New Modes of Learning . University of Calgary. Funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Post-doctoral Fellowship. ($80,000 CAD). Funding awarded for full-time post-doctoral research.

Principal Investigator. (2014–2016). Using Dynamic Geometry to Enhance the Learning of Calculus. Simon Fraser University. Funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship. ($40,000 CAD). Funding awarded for completion of dissertation research study.

OTHER GRANTS

Principal Project Leader. (2018-2019). Teachers’ Noticing as an Action Research Method: A Flipped Classroom Approach for Enhancing Video-based Noticing in Teacher Education. Funded by Chinese University of Hong Kong Micro-module Courseware Development Grant ($40,000 HKD) (Co-leader: Dr. To Chan)

Collaborator. (2017–present). Developing Active Learning Pedagogies and Mobile Applications in University STEM Education. Funded by University Grant Committee of Hong Kong, Teaching and Learning Grant—Innovation ($15,000,000 HKD). (Project leader: Dr. Fridolin Ting)

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2016) – University of Calgary

Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship (2014-2016) – Simon Fraser University

Graduate Fellowship (2012-2014) – Simon Fraser University

Minor Travel and Research Award (2013) – Simon Fraser University

Craig Newell Memorial Mathematics Education Scholarship (2013) – Simon Fraser University

Chan Tat Chee Memorial Education Abroad Scholarship (2003) – University of British Columbia

Dean’s List (2001) – University of British Columbia