Chitat Larry CHAN, Dr

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narrative practices, digital storytelling, ICT for psychosocial interventions

20062022

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Chinese Name

陳智達

Biography

Dr Chitat Chan is an associate professor at the Department of Social Work of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), his research and teaching have centered around narrative practices, digital technology, and identity construction. Dr Chan worked in school social work in the 1990s, in secondary school education and educational technology in the 2000s, and has been teaching in tertiary education since 2010. He received his social work degree, theatre studies diploma, and MPhil in Hong Kong; and his PhD from UCL Institute of Education. A number of Dr Chan’s research projects have been funded by the RGC of the UGC, or by large charity foundations. These projects include a digital storytelling project exploring diverse identities of Hongkongers, a civic education program developing open-mindedness and social inclusiveness, and the human libraries hub project addressing social prejudices.

 

Major Research Grants Received:

  • PI: Chan, C. The tendency of closed-mindedness in different web-based project learning designs in civic education – Argumentative writing, propaganda production, and scoping review. Funded by RGC GRF Funding, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong (Project Number: 15604018). Approved amount: HK$466,200. Starting date: 1 January, 2019 (2 years).
  • PI: Chan, C. Nurturing adolescents’ critical thinking disposition through youth media practice: A randomized controlled trial. Funded by RGC ECS Funding, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong (Project Number: 25605317). Approved amount: HK$472,600. Starting date: 1 January, 2018 (2 years).
  • PI: Chan, C.; Co-I: Leung, C. Y.; Chan, V. H. Y.; Fung, H. Y.; Ng, V.; Chau, D.; Hoo, C. Y. W.; Lin, A.; & Lee, W. F. The Human Libraries Hub: A practice research project. Funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Approved amount: HK$11,000,000. Starting date: 1 February, 2018 (3 years).

Research Interests

narrative practices
digital storytelling
ICT for psychosocial interventions
social work practice
identity construction
youth development

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, Hong Kong Baptist University

Mphil, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Uiversity

PhD, University of London

Keywords

  • HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
  • social work
  • narrative practices
  • information and communicaton technology
  • digital storytelling
  • identity
  • youth

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