Dr Kelly Ku wins a research grant from Quality Education Fund


Date: 14 Feb 2017 (Tuesday)


Education scholar wins Quality Education Fund for research on children


Dr Kelly Ku, Assistant Professor of the Department of Education Studies, received a HK$444,700 grant from the Quality Education Fund for a project entitled: “Promoting Critical Social-Thinking Skills for Positive Interpersonal Well-Being among Hong Kong Lower-Primary School Students”. 
The project will implement and test empirically the effectiveness of an Interpersonal Cognitive Problem Solving training programme among six to eight years old Hong Kong children. The project aims to nurture in the future generation the “thinking child”, who shows concern for others’ feelings, considers alternative solutions to conflicts, reflects on the impact of one’s words and actions, and commits to building harmonious social environments. 
The project brings together researchers of Hong Kong and the United States, educational psychologists and school teachers. Dr Ku viewed the project as a great opportunity to further enhance HKBU’s mission of bridging research, practice and community engagement.