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Thomas Chiu is assistant professor of STEM education with specific focus on mathematics and technology in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, associate director of the Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies, and a member of Policy Research @ Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prior to this he was a Lecturer and School-university Partnership Director in the Faculty of Education at The University of Hong Kong. He has a strong academic background in mathematics, engineering, and technology, with extensive teaching and leadership experience in schools.
His research interests include STEM Education, Digital Education, and Teacher Education. His research aims to advance theory and influence educational policy and contemporary pedagogy, which makes theoretical and practical, and local and international impact. He has expertise in quantitative, and design-based research methodologies. Moreover, he has served on a few advisory panels for IT in education policy and curriculum development, and the Steering Committee on Strategic Development of Information Technology in Education (Education Bureau, Hong Kong). He is associate editor of Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET), and book review editor of Interactive Learning Environments (ILE), and a member of editorial board of seven journals in STEM and educational technology, and is a reviewer for more than 20 international journals. He is an international scholar of Centre for Self-determination Theory (SDT). He is also the recipient of and teaching awards from the University of Hong Kong, and Hong Kong Education Bureau.
He has been successful in winning grants exceeding USD$8.08m as PI/Team leader, and USD$ 10.08m as CO-I. These include AI for The Future, Jockey Club Self-directed Learning in STEM Programme - Inspiring Self-directed Learners for The Future, The Curriculum Development of Artificial Intelligence and Education in Hong Kong Schools.
Thomas's teaching expertise is in STEM subjects, with specific emphasis on mathematics and technology curriculum development, digital technology, multimedia learning, and research method. He recently proposed a pedagogical model of design thinking for STEM education and a model of student engagement for online learning.
Outside of work, he is an avid chess, tennis, and football enthusiast.
To collaborate with Thomas in any of these professional or personal areas, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thomas also provides consultancy services to design and organize school-based staff development activities.
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