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Professor Doris Cheng
Former Dean at the School of Arts and Humanities, Tung Wah College
Professor Doris Pui Wah CHENG was the former Dean at the School of Arts and Humanities, Tung Wah College. Prior to this, Professor Doris Cheng was the Director of the Centre for Childhood Research and Innovation at the Education University of Hong Kong. Professor Cheng was appointed as Visiting Professors of the Unversity of Toronto and Helsinki, Finland in 2013 and 2015, respectively. Professor Cheng is currently the Consultant of Hong Kong Society of the Protection of Children (HKSPC). She has been serving early childhood teacher education for more than thirty years which has given her extensive knowledge in the field. Professor Cheng's research interest is on the learning and teaching of young children, especially on the enactment of 'learning through play' . She has published extensive in international referee journals and book chapters in the area of play and learning. Professor Cheng was awarded a Public Policy Research funding (008-2010) by the Hong Kong Government Central Policy Unit to work on the quality of implementing "play" in the Hong Kong Early Childhood Education context. She commits herself to international discourse on enhancing the quality of "play-based pedagogy" and was invited by LEGO Foundation to be the core team member in the Global Research & Innovation Network in 2015. Professor Cheng is active in dialoguing with international scholars to promote quality learning environment for children. Professor Cheng has been working with the University of Cambridge and acts as the consultant of a Play, Learning and Narrative Writing project in the University since 2013.