Research Student Profiles

Mr HAN, Zeyu

Teacher Education and Learning Leadership

Programme of Study: PhD

Field of Study: Science Education

Email Address: hanzy@connect.hku.hk

Office: Room 525, Meng Wah Complex


About Me:
B.Sc. in Physics (Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, China); M.Ed. in Science Education (Distinction, The Education University of Hong Kong).
Research Assistant (Full-time, The Education University of Hong Kong, 2022-2023).
Exchange student at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) & Intern science teacher at a local American secondary school (2017, sponsored by Excellent Teachers Overseas Studies Program, Shaanxi Normal University).
Member of the 15th Sino-Singapore Excellent Undergraduate Exchange Programme (2018, Government-to-Government Tertiary Exchange Programme spearheaded by the respective Ministry of Education (MOE) of China and Singapore).
Member of the Summer School offered by East-Asian Association in Science Education (EASE, 2022).


Current Research:
Modelling in Physics Education and Beyond; Socioscientific Issues; Nature of Science


Primary Supervisor: Professor CHEN, Logan C

Co-supervisor(s): Professor CHAN, Kennedy K H


Research Outputs:
The publication "Han, Z. Y., & So, W. M. W. (2023). Scientific Thinking and its Level from the Lens of International Science Education and Educational Psychology. Physics Teaching, 45(01), 7-10" was reprinted in full by China Social Science Excellence sponsored by Renmin University of China in the journal High School Education: Physics Teaching and Learning (2023, 04).

Han, Z. Y., & Zhang, H. Y. (2021). The Connotation, Composition and Construction Path of "Energy" as a Big Idea in Physics. Teaching Reference of Middle School Physics, 50(01), 10-13.

Han, Z. Y., & Chan, M. H. (2023). Research on the Assessment of Scientific Reasoning Ability of Junior High School Graduates based on Rasch Model. Bulletin of Biology, 58(01), 21-27.

Han, Z. Y., Wang, J. G., & Wei, B. (2022). The "Big Idea" in Physics and its Instruction from the Lens of International Science Education. Physics Teaching, 44(03), 9-12.

Han, Z. Y., & So, W. M. W. (2023). Scientific Thinking and its Level from the Lens of International Science Education and Educational Psychology. Physics Teaching, 45(01), 7-10.

So, W. M. W., & Han, Z. Y. (2023). A Study on Climate Change Education at the Elementary School Level [Paper Presentation]. The 15th Conference of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA 2023), Cappadocia, Turkey.

So, W. M. W., & Han, Z. Y. (2023). Framework for Cultivating Elementary Students' Climate-friendly Behaviour [Poster Presentation]. The 54th Conference of Australian Science Education Research Association (ASERA 2023), Cairns, Australia.


Awards and Prizes:
Postgraduate Scholarship, awarded by The University of Hong Kong, 2023-2027