MA Hing Tong 馬慶堂

Research Projects


  • Education for Sustainable Development in Early Childhood Education
  • LEE Chi Kin John, AU Yuet Ying (Ctr for University & School Partnership), CHAN Shuk Yee*, KWAN Siu Kau*, KWOK Chi Tai* LI Mi Ying Natalia (Ctr for University & School Partnership), MA Hing Tong (Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research), YIP Din Yan
    1 January 2008
    Sustainable Development Fund, HKSAR Government

    Education for sustainable development or sustainability education has been an important orientation of environmental education in the 1990s. The UN has declared 2005 to 2014 as the Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (DESD). It is notable that the primary school years are the period for the formation of fundamental environmental knowledge, attitudes and behaviours. The objectives of the project are: (a) to design and develop web-based teaching and learning resources to support the school-based curriculum development framework for sustainable development education in early childhood education (at pre-school and junior primary levels) proposed by the Curriculum Development Institute of the Education Bureau; (b) to heighten the awareness and increase the knowledge of teachers, students, parents and community helpers on issues related to sustainable development education and principles of the Earth Charter; and (c) to facilitate pre-school and junior primary pupils’ interest and commitment in personal lifestyle changes and environmental improvement. It is planned that twenty-five project primary schools would be participated involving their teachers, students and parents. Partnership will also be fostered between schools and university. Collaboration with the government, the Council for Sustainable Development and other non-governmental organizations would be sought. Within the Chinese University of Hong Kong, colleagues from the Faculty of Education, Social Science and Science would work together and university students from different faculties would be encouraged to participate in the Project by acting as tutors and coaches for students in primary schools. (ED07897)


  • In-service Teacher Development Courses on Project Learning in Personal, Social and Humanities Education (PSHE)
  • LEE Chi Kin John, CHENG Kin Yee Daniel (Faculty Office of Education), CHEUNG Wai Chun (Faculty Office of Education)#, CHOW Chun Yi (Ctr For University & School Partnership), FUNG Yee Wang (Faculty Office of Education), KO Mo Lin Regina (Faculty Office of Education), LAM Wing Po (Ctr For University & School Partnership), SHIU Lai Hung (Faculty Office of Education)#, MA Hing Tong (Faculty Office of Education), TUNG Man Chi (Ctr For University & School Partnership), CHEUNG Yuet Sai Louisa (Faculty Office of Education)
    9 February 2002
    Education Department, Hong Kong SAR Government

    The objectives of the courses are:
    (1) to enable teachers to acquire a through understanding of the theoretical basis of project learning, its impact on students’ learning, its application in the Key Learning Area (KLA) of Personal, Social and Humanities Education (PSHE) and school-based implications;
    (2) to provide teachers with the basic knowledge and skills in the design, conduct and assessment of project learning; and
    (3) to motivate teachers and prepare them to play a more active role in collaborating with their colleagues in promoting learning in school.
    Special features of the course content and mode:
    (1) In addition to lectures, experience-sharing and discussion activities, field study will be used to provide participants with some first-hand experience and help them to apply the ideas learnt in the course in a school-based setting.
    (2) An individual assignment will be used to help participants plan the design and implementation of project learning in their own school-based context. Feedback will be given to the participants. (ED01980)


  • Language Enhancement and Educational Development Project (LEED) for New Method College
  • LEE Chi Kin John, CHEUNG Yuet Sai Louisa (Ctr for University & School Partnership), MA Hing Tong (Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research), LI Mi Ying Natalia (Ctr for University & School Partnership), LAW Sin Yee Angelina*, LAU Man Yee*, KO Mo Lin, Regina*
    17 July 2006
    Mr. Eddie Wang, Supervisor of New Method College - Donation

    The Language Enhancement and Educational Development Project (LEED) for New Method College aims to maximize opportunities and achievements of students in language development and provide language teachers, especially new employed teachers, with professional support through workshops, cluster sharing, school visits and collegial lesson planning. This project runs during July 2006 to August 2007. A series of language enhancement programs and activities are delivered to students of the New Method College during the project. Language teachers of the New Method College are also provided with professional support through workshops, collegial lesson planning, classroom observations etc. Mentoring support in the form of workshops and activities are particularly conducted for new teachers. The Project also helps to widen students’ global exposure through overseas study tour. Students’ work and their gains from the study tour will be published for dissemination at the end of the project. (ED06850)


  • Professional Enhancement Programme on Environmental Education for Primary School Teachers
  • LEE Chi Kin John, WU Kam Wah, LAM Kin Che (Dept of Geography & Resource Management), SIU Lai Ping Teresa, YIP Din Yan, FUNG Yee Wang (Faculty Office of Education), MAK CHAN Shuk Yin, CHUI Ching Ying, L AI Man Hong (Dept of Educational Administration & Policy), LAM Wing Po (Ctr For University & School Partnership), MA Hing Tong (Faculty Office of Education), TANG Yiu Nam CHEUNG Tsui Man (Faculty Office of Education)#, Tang Mei Sin*, LAI Tak Fai Larry*, Prof Moira Chan-Yeung*, Dr Daniella TILBURY*, WONG Hin Wah
    1 December 2001
    Education Department, Hong Kong SAR Government

    This project aims at providing a pioneering professional enhancement programme on environmental education for the Curriculum Development Institute of the Education Department, HKSAR. The aims of the project are:
    (1) To empower teachers to become curriculum leaders in environmental education with a view to enhancing their competency and confidence to develop school-based curriculum programmes relating to environmental education in the context of moral and civic education;
    (2) To enhance teachers’ motivation, capacity and skills in using the life event approach; and
    (3) To develop teachers’ action research skills. The project team will develop web-based self-access materials and provide face-to-face sessions including seminars, workshops, field studies and laboratory work. Participants are required to submit an action research report. Assessment of the participants will also be conducted upon the completion of the programme. (ED01686)


  • Provision of Services by External Agencies for Conducting External School Reveiws 2007
  • LEE Chi Kin John, CHEUNG Yuet Sai Louisa (Ctr for University & School Partnership), LAW Hing Lun*, KO Mo Lin, Regina*, LAW Sin Yee Angelina*, MAK CHAN Shuk Yin, LO Chuk Ching (Ctr for University & School Partnership), MA Hing Tong (Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research), NG Ka Kit Clement (Ctr for University & School Partnership)#, CHENG Kin Yee Daniel (Ctr for University & School Partnership), LI Mi Ying Natalia (Ctr for University & School Partnership)
    28 February 2007
    Education and Manpower Bureau, HKSAR Government

    In this project the Centre for University and School Partnership (CUSP) as a contractor, will provide services for conducting External School Reviews in secondary/primary schools in Hong Kong and compile relevant reports to schools and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The External School Review is tasked to validate the school self-assessment, to review the school self-evaluation mechanism and process and give strategic advice to school on sustainable development A Review Team composed of Lead School Reviewers, School Reviewers and External Reviewers will totally conduct five Reviews in 1 long Kong during the period of 28 February 2007 to 28 February 2008. Two Reviews will be conducted in secondary schools and three in primary schools. (ED06708)


  • Workshop on Curriculum Development and Catering for Student Diversity
  • LEE Chi Kin John, CHENG Kin Yee Daniel (Faculty Office of Education), CHEUNG Wai Chun (Faculty Office of Education)#, CHEUNG Yuet Sai Louisa (Faculty Office of Education), CHOW Chun Yi (Ctr For University & School Partnership), CHUI Chau Sui (Faculty Office of Education), FUNG Yee Wang (Faculty Office of Education), KO Mo Lin Regina (Faculty Office of Education), MA Hing Tong (Faculty Office of Education), TUNG Man Chi (Ctr For University & School Partnership)
    6 February 2002
    Education Department, Hong Kong SAR Government

    The main objective of the workshop is to heighten junior secondary school teachers’ awareness of issues related to curriculum and education reforms approaches in catering for student diversity. The features of the workshops include:
    (1) An inside or inside-out perspective: involvement of frontline middle managers and teachers to provides insights and share experiences on how secondary school can handle recent changes in curriculum reforms as well as adopt varied teaching approaches in catering for student diversity.
    (2) An outside-in perspective: involvement of curriculum specialists and School Development Officers (SDOs) to provide insights on how secondary school practitioners can handle recent changes in curriculum reforms and adopt varied teaching approaches in catering for student diversity.
    (3) A mixed approach delivery: including lectures, constructivistic activities, and group discussions. (ED01982)



Research Publications


  • Challenges and opportunities of the Hong Kong credit union movement. (co-authored with Lucas C.C. Poon) Hong Kong : Credit Union League of Hong Kong, 2008.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies HG2039.H6 P66 2008)



  • "Early Childhood Environmental Education: A Hong Kong example" (co-authored with LEE Chi Kin John). Applied Environmental Education and Communication vol.5 no.2, United States of America: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), 2006.10. pp.83-94.



  • 《幼儿环境教育 : 校本课程的经验》(與李子建及黃群英合編),南京市:南京师范大学出版社,2005。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies GE90.H65 L433 2005)


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