On-going Research &
Educational Projects

 

Cultivating Students' Critical Thinking and Creativity through Classroom-based and Web-facilitated Inquiry
Funded by Teaching Development Grant (University Level), Hong Kong Education University, 2018
Ku, K. Y. L. (Co-I), Lee, J. C. K. (PI), Wan, Z. H. (PI)
Exploring the Roles of Digital Technologies for University Students
Funded by Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2017
Ku, K. Y. L. (Co-I), Deng, L. (PI)
University Students' Critical News Literacy: Perceived Cognitive Control and Awareness
Funded by Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2017
Ku, K. Y. L. (PI)
Effects of Mood on Critical Thinking
Funded by General Research Fund, Research Grants Council, 2017
Ku, K. Y. L. (Co-I), Lun, V. (PI)
Investigating Hong Kong Students’ Critical News Literacy in the age of Social Media
Funded by Public Policy Research Funding Scheme, Central Policy Unit, 2017
Ku, K. Y. L. (PI)

The project aims to observe the usage, preferences, and information-seeking motivation of social media as news source among Hong Kong students age 12 to 18, assess their critical news literacy in four areas (Authors and Audiences, Messages and Meaning, Representation and Reality, and Media Locus of Control), examine the relationships between reading news on social media and critical evaluation of local news of current news, and inform policy makers specific needs of news literacy education for Hong Kong students.

Identity Crisis in Hong Kong University Students: A Study of the Psychological Problems in the Search for National Identity
Funded by Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2016
Ma, H. K., & Xu, Z. X.
The project aims to explore the real identity problems that our adolescents are facing in this complicated political environment. The findings may cast some light on the education of our next generation. This study investigates intensively the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral aspects of identity development and proposes to integrate these different aspects with four identity statuses including Achievement, Foreclosure, Moratorium and Diffusion, into a single theoretical model. A new instrument National Identity Interview will be constructed to test the proposed theoretical model. The respondents’ perception of parental, peer, and teacher influences on the adolescents' search for national identity will also be investigated. Findings of this study will provide insight into the thinking, feeling, and behavior of adolescents in different identity statuses in the search of national identity.

 
 
Completed Research &
Educational Projects

How Human Relationship Affects Moral Decision in Hypothetical Dilemmas?
Funded by Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2015
Ma, H. K., & Xu, Z. X.
Whole Person Development of Children: An Integrated Approach to Moral and Emotion Education in Kindergarten
Funded by Quality Education Fund, 2014
Ma, H. K.
Talent for Leadership Through Loving & Concerned Service: A Leadership Development Programme for the Gifted
Funded by Quality Education Fund, via Maryknoll Fathers’ School, Primary Section, 2013
Lau, S., Tong, T., & Au, A.
Career Decision Making Self-Efficacy: The Role of Creativity and Hope in University Students
Funded by Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2013
Lau, S., Tong, T., Li, W. L., & Shum, M.
Creativity Education from the Start: Strategies in Nurturing Kindergarten Children's Creativity
Funded by Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2012
Lau, S., Tong, T., Au, A., & Poon, J.
A School-based Inquiry Learning and Teaching Training Program for Kindergarten Teachers
Funded by Quality Education Fund, 2012
Lau, S., Tong, T., Li, W. L., & Yuen, S. Y.
A Study of Hope: The Role of Creativity and Humor in Children and Adolescents
Funded by Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2011
Lau, S., Tong, T., Li, W. L., & Shum, M.
Evaluation Study of the Use of Storytelling Services in Building Parents’ Confidence in Story-telling, Children’s Creativity and Confidence, and Parent-Child Relationship
Funded by Hans Andersen Club Limited, 2011
Lau, S., Tong, T., Au, A., & Ma, M.
A Study of the Psychological Adjustment of Creative Children
Funded by Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2010
Lau, S., Tong, T., Li, W. L., & Poon, J.