Learning Cognition and Development Team

Team Members

Shirley  Yuen-Man Tsang 

Senior Research Assistant

My research interests include examining the use of various games and pedagogies to support young children's mathematical learning across contexts. I am also an experienced teacher in Hong Kong kindergartens and tertiary institutions of early childhood education. 

My teaching perspectives and experiences contribute to research through data collection and analysis. I collaborate with local kindergarten principals and teachers to support children's mathematical learning and to explore the boundaries around applying supportive teaching methods in the local context. 

Valerie Yi-Jie He

Research Assistant

Working with children presents a unique opportunity to have a profound and lasting impact on their lives. The formative years are critical in shaping a child's future, and the experiences, guidance, and love they receive during this time can greatly influence their development.

By collaborating closely with experienced researchers and educators, collecting and analyzing data, and participating in research endeavors, I not only deepen my knowledge of ECE theories and methodologies but also have the chance to make a positive difference in the lives of young children.

 Winne Yan-Ping Chan

Research Assistant 

Working with children brings immense joy and fulfillment. Witnessing the progress and growth that children make, seeing their faces light up when they grasp a new concept, and knowing that I played a part in their journey is incredibly rewarding.  

Mandy Pui-Man Chan

Research Assistant 

I love being with kids because I believe that children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. 

Hailey Hoi-lam Cheng

Research Assistant 

I enjoy playing with kids. Gaining happiness and being a witness to children's growth keeps reminding me of my educational philosophy which is to construct knowledge by thinking out side the box.  

 Hermione Tsang Cheng

Research Assistant 

I have always wanted to work with kids and am interested in knowing more about how they learn and acquire knowledge as they grow up. I would like to gain more research and hands-on experiences to explore the field of child development and math learning. 

Cherry Wing-Ha Chong

Research Assistant  

I am an SEN student counselor who is responsible for organizing training groups and individual sessions to improve SEN children’s self-care and social skills.  

Rachel Wing-Tao Kwan 

Research Assistant 

As someone who loves being with kids, I want to know more about child development and learning and work with children. I believe children are unique and capable.  

 Yi-Qi Mai

Research Assistant 

I enjoy working with children. My undergraduate major is Early Childhood Education. I am pursuing a master's degree in Positive Psychology in Education at the Education University of Hong Kong. I hope to continue to learn more about education awareness and methods that can promote education development. 

Angel  On-Ki Wan  

Research Assistant 

I have been a kindergarten teacher for 5 years. I am currently studying for a master's degree in educational counseling.