Professor LAU Siu Ying Patrick

Department of
Educational Psychology


Prof. Patrick Siu Ying LAU is Associate Dean (Education) of Faculty of Education and Associate Professor of the Department of Educational Psychology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include teacher stress, burnout and wellness, adolescents’ life skills development, connectedness and Comprehensive School Guidance Program, and positive youth development. Professor Lau is the recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award in 2000 and 2005.



How to Prepare for a Lecture in Teacher Education: Some Practical Suggestions

Among the many strategies, serious preparation is the most important in designing a lecture for teacher education. Some practical suggestions will be shared in preparing for a lecture. They are “what to teach?”, “how to present the topic?” and “how to put theory into practice?”. “What to teach?” addresses the choice of content knowledge that is going to be delivered to the students in a lecture room. “How to present the topic?” refers to the usage of audio-visual materials for stimulating the learning of students and enhancing the quality of teaching. “How to put theory into practice?” pertains to a teacher integrating theoretical ideas with real-life happenings or experiences of the students so that what they learn becomes more worthwhile and applicable. Concrete examples will be presented to elaborate these practical suggestions.