Dr. HUI Na Na Anna (許娜娜)

BA, DipEd, MPhil, PhD (CUHK)

MAPA, MAPS, MBPS, MGSA

Visiting address
YEUNG-Y7509
Phone: +852 34428260

Author IDs

Biography

Creativity has been a fascinating research topic for me as it often opens up new opportunities for interdisciplinary as well as cross cultural study.

Dr. Anna Hui is currently an associate professor and also the coordinator of the BDSS First Year Experience at the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, City University of Hong Kong. Research interests include creativity and innovation; motivation and self-regulation, gifted and creativity education, lifespan development in creativity. She also servesd as the Chairperson of the Ad Hoc Committee of Reviewing the Curriculum Guide of Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development Council of the Education Bureau, HKSAR. 

Qualifications/Experiences

  • Coordinator of BDSS First Year Experience

Previous Experience

  • 1991 - 2008, Assistant Director, Center for Child Development, Hong Kong Baptist University.

 

Research Interests/Areas

Creativity and Innovation; Motivation and Self Regulation; Gifted Education; Lifespan Development

Services outside CityU

Public Service

  • Jan 2015 - Dec 2016, Chairperson, Ad Hoc Committee on Reviewing Early Childhood Education Curriculum Guide, Curriculum Development Council, Education Bureau.HKSAR.
  • Sep 2012 - Aug 2015, Chairperson, Curriculum Development Council - Gifted Education Committee.HKSAR.

Community Service

  • 2019 - Now, Member, Board of Directors, Heep Hong Society, Hong Kong.
  • 2008 - Now, Vice-Chairperson, Treats, Hong Kong.
  • 2008 - Now, Chairperson, Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education, Hong Kong.
  • 2008 - Now, Executive Committee Member, Hong Kong Committee on Children's Rights, Hong Kong.

Services in CityU

Administrative Assignment

  • Jul 2017 - Now, BDSS, Program Leader.
  • Jul 2016 - Now, Convener, Project X.
  • Jul 2013 -  Jun 2016, MSSPSYED, Program Leader.
  • Sep 2008 - Jun 2012, SS Dept, Foundation Year Coordinator.

Research / Thesis Supervision

  • Sep 2017 - Now, Supervisor of Doctoral Student - Miss Priscilla Ip.
  • Sep 2015 - 2018, Supervisor of Doctoral Student - Ms. Yifan Lyu.
  • 2013 - 2016, Co-Supervisor of Doctoral Student - Miss Sharon Ingrid Kwok.

Teaching

  • 2014 - 2018, Postgraduate, SS5762 Managing the Inclusive Classroom.
  • 2013 - 2018, Postgraduate, SS5760 Foundations of Inclusive Education.
  • 2012 - 2016, Bachelor, CLA1601/1602 Individuals and Society.
  • 2009 - Now, Bachelor, SS2023 Basic Psychology I.
  • 2009 - 2013, Bachelor, SS2028 Basic Psychology II.
  • 2009 - Now, Postgraduate, SS5755 Applying Psychology to Contemporary Issues.
  • 2008 - Now, Bachelor, GE2203 Psychology for Young Professionals.

Activities

Conferences Attended

  • Hui, A. N. N. (2013, June).Creativity & leisure: An activity and engagement perspective. In A. N.N. Hui (Chair), Creativity & leisure in Asian societies: An interdisciplinary and lifespan approach. Symposium conducted at the 20th IAGG World Congress for Gerontology & Geriatrics, Soeul, Korea.

     

    Sue-Chan, C., Lam, J. H. M., Lu, L., & Hui, A. N. N. (2013, August 9-13). Antecedents and consequences of team engagement. In M. J. Woodwark & G. H. Seijts (Chair), International perspectives on the relationship between leadership and employee engagement. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, FL.

     

    Hui, A. N. N. (2014, Jan. 9-10). Positive behavior support in family and children's faith development: A case sharing of AWANA program in a Protestant church. Symposium presentation in Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Positive Psychology 2014, Hong Kong.

     

    Hui, A. N. N. (2014, Jan. 27). Application of research on gifted education in Hong Kong. Invited address in Po Leung Kuk Conference on Gifted Education in Cross Strait & Four Cities, Hong Kong.

     

    Chow, W. Y. B., & Hui, A. N. N. (2014, May 7-9). Enhancing positive reading attitudes through interactive classroom literacy activities in children learning English as a second language. Poster presentation in British Psychological Society Annual Conference 2014, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

     

    Hui, A. N. N. (2014, May 17). Character and life education in preschool education. Invited address in a series for Professional Development in Life Education, Centre for Religious & Spirituality Education, The Hong Kong Institute of Education.

     

    Hui, A. N. N. (2014, June 28-29). Reframing creativity in older adulthood. Invited plenary presentation in Reframing Creativity Conference, Tokyo, Japan.

    He, M. W., Wong, W. C., & Hui, A. N. N. (2014, June 28-29). Gender differences in means and variability on creative thinking: Patterns in childhood, adolescence, and emerging adulthood. Invited symposium presentation in  Reframing Creativity Conference, Tokyo, Japan.

    Leung, S. Y., & Hui, A. N. N. (2014, June 28-29). A recent look: Advertising creatives’ perceptions of creativity in Hong Kong/China. Invited symposium presentation in  Reframing Creativity Conference, Tokyo, Japan.

     

    Hui, A. N. N., & Kwan, S. H. (2014, Aug. 3-6). Parenting style, social axiom of parents, and creativity in gifted children. Paper presentation in the 13th Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness, Beijing, China.  

     

    Hui, A. N. N., Yeung, D. Y. L., Sue-Chan, C., Cheng, S. T., & Sam, C. T. (2014, Aug. 6-8). The mediating role of team processing on individual creative characteristics and team creative performance in Hong Kong creative professionals. Paper presentation in International Conference on Business, Information, Culture and Creative Industry, Taipei, Taiwan.

     

    Hui, A. N. N., & Chan, A. (2014, Aug. 8-10). Dialogic inquiry with arts specialists, creativity and collaborative dialogues in preschool classrooms. Paper presentation in the 15th Conference ofPacific Early Childhood Education Research Association, Bali, Indonesia.

     

    Hui, A. N. N., Chan, A., & Cheung, K. (2014, Aug. 8-10). Integrated Arts Learning Experience and Creativity in Young Children. Paper presentation in the 15th Conference ofPacific Early Childhood Education Research Association, Bali, Indonesia.

     

    Hui, A. N. N., Chow, W. Y., Hon, B. Y. C., Cheung, R. C. C., & Leung, K. (2014, Dec. 3-5). Pedagogical innovation in the discovery-enriched curriculum: Gains in university students’ objective creativity, creative self-efficacy, and deep learning strategies. Paper presentation in the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning Conference on Education Innovation for the Knowledge-Based Economy: Curriculum, Pedagogy and Technology, Singapore.

     

    Hui, A. N. N. (2015, Aug. 10-14). Formulation of policy and strategy in developing gifted education in Hong Kong: A policy analysis. Paper presentation in a symposium organized by A. Hui on “Policies, research and Effective Practices of Gifted Education in Hong Kong” in the 21st Biennial World Conference of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Odense, Denmark.

     

    Hui, A. N. N. (2015, Oct. 19-22). Healthy aging beyond frontiers – Psychological perspective: Maintaining cognitive and creative functioning in older adults with mild cognitive impairment in a community collaborative arts program. Paper presentation in a symposium organized by A. Hui on “Healthy aging beyond frontiers: An integrated perspective from psychology, social participation, art and educational gerontology” in the 10th International Association of Geriatrics & Gerontology Asia/Oceania Regional Congress, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

     

    Hui, A. N. N., Chow, W. Y., Leung, M. T., & Chan, E. (2016, April 26-28). Enhancing language development through dialogic reading with creative literary texts in young children. Paper presentation in 2016 Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society, Nottingham, U.K.

     

    Lee, M. W. W., & Hui, A. N. N. (2016, July 7-9). Enhancement of Quality in Early Childhood Education: Using the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale- Extension (ECERS-E) & Revised (ECERS-R) as Formative Assessment Tools for Professional Development: An experience from Hong Kong. Paper Presentation in 17th Annual Conference of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association, Bangkok, Thailand.

     

    Hui, A. N. N., He, M., Kuo, C. C., Tan, A. G., Lyu, Y. F., & Chan, L. K. (2016, July 12-15). Gaps and go in policy, practice and research of gifted education in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. Paper presentation in 14th conference of the Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness, Macau.

     

    Gonzalez, O., Sam, C. T., Lo, K. Y., Hui, A., & Wagner, C. (2016, Nov. 10-12). Hedonic or utilitarian pedagogical design: The relevance of individual immersion for learning. Paper presentation in Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association-Taiwan Education Research Association 2016, Kaohisung, Taiwan.

     

    Hui, A. N. N. (2017, May 17-19). Creativity and play in young children: A neuropsychological and
    sociocultural perspective
    . Plenary presentation in the OMEP Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2017, Hong Kong.

     

    Hui, A. N. N., Chow, B. W. Y., Leung, M. T., & Chan, E. S. M. (2017, May 26-28). Enhancing English language development through dialogic reading with creative literary texts in young children. Paper presentation in 62nd Annual Conference of International Linguistic Association on Language and the brain: Coding, understanding, and processing, Hong Kong.

     

    Liu-Au, E. S. C., Hui, A. N. N., Lam, S. H. P., & Busiol, D. (2017, June 21-22). Awareness and implementation of children’s participation rights: An experience in Hong Kong for research and practice. Paper presentation in the International Conference on Global Challenges: Facing Social Welfare Policy, Education, Research and Practice, Hong Kong.

     

    Lee, M. L. W., Hui, A. N. N., & Yeung, P. S. C. (2017, July 7-9). Using the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale- Extension (ECERS-E) & Revised (ECRES-R) as formative assessment tools for professional development in Hong Kong. Paper Presentation in 18th Annual Conference of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association, Cebu, Philippines.

     

    Hui, A. N. N., Au Liu, E., Lam, S., & Busiol, D. (2017, Sept. 7-8). Awareness and implementation of children’s participation rights in Hong Kong. Paper presentation in the International conference on New perspectives for outcome-based evaluation and research on family and children’s services, Hong Kong.

     

    Hui, A. N. N. (2018, April 8). Creativity across the lifespan. Invited speech in the 2018 International Research Association for Talented Development and Excellence (IRATDE) Symposium, Taiwan.

     

    Cheung, A. C. K., Shek, D. T. L., Chan, L. K., & Hui, A. N. N. (2018, June 14-16). The Jockey Club “Giftedness ito flourishing talents” project and teachers’ positive well-being. In A. C. K. Cheung & L. K. Chan (Chair), Hong Kong Teachers’ Well-being: Lessons learnt from The Jockey Club “Giftedness Into Flourishing Talents” Project. Symposium conducted at Symposium in the  16th International Society for Quality of Life Studies Annual Conference: Promotion of Quality of Life in the Changing World, Hong Kong.

     

    Hui, A. N. N., Shek, D. T. L., Wu, J. K. F., & He, M. (2018, June 14-16).  Do demographic characteristics make a difference to psychological well-being among secondary school teachers in Hong Kong? In A. C. K. Cheung & L. K. Chan (Chair), Hong Kong Teachers’ Well-being: Lessons learnt from The Jockey Club “Giftedness Into Flourishing Talents” Project. Symposium conducted at the  16th International Society for Quality of Life Studies Annual Conference: Promotion of Quality of Life in the Changing World, Hong Kong.

     

    Lee, M. L.W., Hui, A. N. N., Yeung, P. S. C., & Kam, S. S. W. (2018, July 6-8). The new Kindergarten Education Curriculum Guide and using the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale- Extension (ECERS-E) & Revised (ECRES-R) in Hong Kong. Paper Presentation in 19th Annual Conference of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association, Sarawak, Malaysia.

     

    Cheng, V. C., & Hui, A. N. N. (2018, August 3-6). Understanding creativity inmaking in STEAM education. Paper presentation in Creativity Conference, Southern Oregon University, Oregon, U.S.A.

     

    He, W. J. M., Wong, W. C., & Hui, A. N. N. (2018, November 8-11). Lifespan creativity: Trends and studies in Hong Kong. In Y.Y. Cheng (Chair), Book-ing your creativity. Symposium conducted at the Taiwan Educational Research Association-Global Association on Chinese Creativity 2018 International Conference, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

     

    Hui, A. N. N. (2018, November 8-11). Arts exposure and creative thinking: New insights on creativity education. In A. N. N. Hui (Chair), Creativity in curriculum and experimental studies on Chinese learners. Symposium conducted at the Taiwan Educational Research Association-Global Association on Chinese Creativity 2018 International Conference, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

     

    Hui, A. N. N., Wagner, C., & Lam, H. S. (2018, November 8-11). Immersive learning in psychology education: An experimental study. Paper presented at the Taiwan Educational Research Association-Global Association on Chinese Creativity 2018 International Conference, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

     

    Hui, A. N. N. (2018, December 12-14). Enhancement of quality in early childhood education (ECE): A challenging experience in Hong Kong, Keynote speech in ECE Theatre of the Learning & Teaching Expo 2018, Hong Kong.

     

    Wong, Y. Y., Wong, K. K.H., Chan, P. P. L., & Hui, A. N. N. (2018, December 12-14). Enlightening free play experience at kindergartens to nourish openness of play, learning and teaching. Paper presentation in ECE Theatre of the Learning & Teaching Expo 2018, Hong Kong.

     

    Chen, H. F., Ho, B. C. H., Au, E. S. C., Chan, N. C., & Hui, A. N. N. (2018, December 14-15). The attitudes of early childhood educators towards mainstreaming in Hong Kong. In A. N. N. Hui (Chair), Early intervention for young children with developmental needs. Symposium conducted at the Hong Kong Educational Research Association International Conference 2018, Hong Kong.

     

    Cheng, A. S. K., Leung, M. T., Li, S. Y., & Hui, A. N. N. (2018, December 14-15).    Evidence-based practice in occupational therapy service for young children with developmental disabilities. In A. N. N. Hui (Chair), Early intervention for young children with developmental needs. Symposium conducted at the Hong Kong Educational Research Association International Conference 2018, Hong Kong.

     

    Hui, A. N. N., Hsieh, W. Y., Siu, A. F. Y., & Yim, K. H. (2018, December 14-15).    A comparison on early intervention services in Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States. In A. N. N. Hui (Chair), Early intervention for young children with developmental needs. Symposium conducted at the Hong Kong Educational Research Association International Conference 2018, Hong Kong.

     

    Siu, A. F. Y., Ye, S. S., Suk, S. T., Lam, H. S., & Hui, A. N. N. (2018, December 14-15).  How do family characteristics influence the well-being and parenting self-efficacy of parents with young children with disabilities? In A. N. N. Hui (Chair), Early intervention for young children with developmental needs. Symposium conducted at the Hong Kong Educational Research Association International Conference 2018, Hong Kong.

     

    Hui, A. N. N. (2019, January 26). Play: Balance between risk and benefit of children in early childhood education. Invited Session in Invest Early: The Role of Schools - KeySteps@JC Teacher’s Professional Development Conference, Hong Kong.

     

    Lee, M. L. W., Kam, S. S. W., & Hui, A. N. N. (2019, July 12-14). Professional coaching: A two layered approach with the use of ECERS-R and ECERS-E scales in early childhood classrooms in Hong Kong. Paper presentation in 19th Annual Conference of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association, Taipei, Taiwan.

     

    Shek, D. T. L. , Cheung, A. C. K., Hui, A. N. N. , Liu, H. M., & Sun, X. Y. (2019, July 24-28). Gifted characteristics and satisfaction with life: Mediating and moderating effect of general self-efficacy. Paper presentation in 23rd Biennial World Conference of the World Council on Gifted and Talented Children: A World of Possibilities: Gifts, Talents, & Potential, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.