Welcome A.Prof. Lan Yang from The Education University of Hong Kong, China to be committee member!

A.Prof. Lan Yang (Joy), Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I), The Education University of Hong Kong, China


Research Area:

Her research interests focus on in-depth understanding students’ self-concept, achievement emotions, emotion regulation strategies and well-being for better development of interventions to enhance positive and adaptive functioning of these key psychological factors.


Research Experience:

Dr. Lan Yang (Joy) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I). She is also a co-leader of the Key Research Area on Assessment Research into Enhancing Learning and Teaching at the Department of C&I and co-director of Centre for Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education at The Education University of Hong Kong. She obtained her PhD from The University of Hong Kong and her doctoral dissertation on a longitudinal intervention on promoting Chinese students’ academic self-concept and academic achievement was awarded the "Highly Commended Dissertation Award" by the Global SELF Research Network (2012). 

She is the Principal Investigator (PI)/co-PI/Co-I of over 12 research projects (including extremely competitive external funds like Early Career Scheme fund, General Research Funds awarded by University Grants Committee, Hong Kong SAR). She has over 60 publications (including chapters and refereed conference papers) in the fields of educational and positive psychology as well as inclusive education. Her publications have appeared in top-ranked journals, such as Educational Psychology, Journal of Educational Technology & SocietyThe Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, International Journal of Disability, and International Journal of Inclusive Education.

Most recently, Dr. Yang received the “Best Paper Award” issued by The Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research (HKERA) for her paper entitled: Perceived usefulness of teacher feedback, school engagement, and psychological well-being of Chinese students: The self-system processes perspective.  According to HKERA, high scoring papers signpost originality, rigour and significance. For details please visit https://www.eduhk.hk/ci/en/highlights.php?id=4201&s=news_event

Currently, she is the chief editor of a special issue on the Power of Teacher Feedback in Affecting Student Learning and Achievement: Insights from Students’ Perspective in Educational Psychology (forthcoming, 2019) and she is also co-editing a book on Social and Emotional Development of Diverse leaners with her colleague Dr. Ricci Fong. This book is to be published by Springer, an internationally recognized publisher, in 2019.



For more details of Dr. Joy Yang’s work, please visit https://oraas0.ied.edu.hk/rich/web/people_details.jsp?pid=152193