Official Title: Assistant Professor

Faculty: School of Education


Short Bio

B.A.(Hons.), P.G.D.E., M.Phil., M.Ed., Ph.D.

Her research interests are in examining factors affecting students’ critical thinking (e.g. learning environment), teaching creative and critical thinking skills, career development of youth, students’ special educational needs, and out-of-class experiences of university students. She has published journal papers and books, and presented papers in international conferences in these areas.


Selected Refereed Journals (in recent five years)

Sivan, A., Cohen, A., Chan, D. W. K., & Kwan, Y.W. (2017) The circumplex model of the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction among Hong Kong students: A multidimensional scaling solution. Learning Environments Research, 20(2), 189-198.

Kwan, Y.W. (2017). Making senses of out-of-class experiences in university: A study of student- faculty interaction of year-one students using a phenomenological approach (in Chinese). Taiwan Educational Review Monthly, 6(5), 95-111.

Sivan, A., Tam, V.C., Tam, E., Ho, M., Kwan, Y. W., Louie, L., Ng, J., Ng, P., Wong, O., & Yeung, S. W. (2016). Building learning community through a transdisciplinary multi-layered approach. Learning Communities Journal, 8(1), 71-97.

Kwan, Y.W., & Wong, A.F.L. (2015). Effects of the constructivist learning environment on students’ critical thinking ability: Cognitive and motivational variables as mediators. International Journal of Educational Research, 70, 68-79.

Kwan, Y.W., & Wong, A.F.L. (2014). The constructivist classroom learning environment and its associations with critical thinking ability of secondary school students in Liberal Studies. Learning Environments Research, 17, 191-207.

Sivan, A., Chan, D.W.K., & Kwan, Y.W. (2014). Psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (C-QTI) in Hong Kong. Psychological Reports, 114(3), 823-842.


Selected Paper Presentations

Lam, F., Li, O., Kwan, Y.W., & Chiu, A. (2016, June). Exploring the relationship between leisure participation and career development of youth in Tung Chung. Paper presented at the 2016 Career and Life Adventure Planning (CLAP) Annual Conference on Towards Meaningful Engagement: Connecting Youth to Stakeholders and Careers, Hong Kong.

Kwan, Y.W., & Wong, A.F.L. (2015, April). Secondary school students’ critical thinking ability: Association with their perceptions of the classroom environment, cognitive strategies, motivational beliefs, and subject knowledge. Paper presented at 2015 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Kwan, Y.W., & Wong, A.F.L. (2013, September). The relationships between critical thinking ability, subject knowledge, and background factors in Liberal Studies students in Hong Kong. Paper presented at 2013 Joint SELF Biennial International Conference and Educational Research Association of Singapore (ERAS) Conference, Singapore.


Year 1 Master
3.00 credits
3.00 credits
3.00 credits
Year 1 PGDE
3.00 credits
Year 3 Bachelor
Year 4 Bachelor
3.00 credits