Kai Fai Ho  from Murdoch University in Perth Australia.
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    Dr Kai Fai Ho

    Lecturer in Education

    About me

    My academic work is in Education, with a focus on Mathematics. I teach pre-service teachers mainly in Units related to Mathematics, in domains of pedagogy and content. My other content area is in Physics.

    My research includes classroom practices, the mathematics curriculum, the teaching and learning of mathematical problem-solving, action research, etc. Previously I was a teacher for many years at the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels in Singapore. I was also once an entrepreneur for some years providing educational and consultancy services.

    In seeking renewal, I ventured forth from Singapore leaving the familiar for the novel, to experience what it means to live and work in another culture. For some time now, I found the straddling of the old and the new rejuvenating; differences can lead to new ways of being while sameness can bring stagnation. If anything, a dynamic balance appears more generative of renewal and less life-denying.

    For mind-body balance I practise Tai Chi (太极) daily.

    Teaching area

    Presently I teach mainly Mathematics for Teaching, Thinking Mathematically and Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools.

    Research areas

    I have experience researching with teachers in areas of classroom practices.

    My other research interests include students’ experience of school mathematics, the mathematics curriculum and lesson study.

    Publications

    Chapters

    • Kissane, B., Jacob, L., Ho, K., (2013),Adapting an online learning system for school mathematics to mathematics teacher education,In: Teaching Innovations Supporting Student Outcomes in the 21st Century, Oxford University Press, pages 82 to 96.
    • Ho, K., Tan, P., Hedberg, J., (2007),An Understand, Strategize, Execute and Reflect (USER) Approach to the teaching of mathematical problem solving - one teacher's experience,In: Redesigning Pedagogy: Voices of practitioners, Pearson Longman, pages 147 to 156.
    • Lioe, L., Ho, K., Hedberg, J., (2006),Students' Metacognitive Problem-Solving Strategies in Solving Open-ended Problems in Pairs,In: Redesigning Pedagogy: Reflections on Theory and Praxis, Sense Publishers, pages 243 to 259.

    Journals

    • Ho, K., Tan, P., (2013), Developing a professional vision of classroom practices of a mathematics teacher: Views from a researcher and a teacher, Teaching Education, 24, 4, pages 415 - 426.

    Conference

    • Ho, K., (2008),Two Grade 5 teachers' enactment of mathematical problem solving and their classroom talk: contrasting approaches,In: 11th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME) (2008).
    • Ho, K., Tan, P., (2008),Teacher change: modifying word problem-solving instructional practice in a primary mathematics class,In: Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) Conference (2008).
    • Ho, K., Lio, L., Fang, Y., (2008),Designing Web-based Video Cases for Teacher Learning and Teacher Development - The Singapore Experience.,In: American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting (2008).
    • Ho, K., (2006),Teachers' Pedagogies and Mathematical Problem Solving in Classrooms,In: American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting (2006).
    • Ho, K., (2006),An Activity Theoretic framework to study practices in mathematics classrooms.,In: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) International Education Research Conference (2006).
    Refereed Journal Articles
    • Ho, K.F. & Tan, P. (2013). Developing a professional vision of classroom practices of a mathematics teacher: Views from a researcher and a teacher. Teaching Education, 25. DOI: 10.1080/10476210.2012.727179
    • Ho, K.F. (2009). Two grade 5 teachers’ enactment of mathematical problem solving and their classroom talk: contrasting approaches. Quaderni di Ricerca in Didattica (Matematica), Supplemento n.4 al n. 19.
    • Ho, K.F., & Hedberg, J. (2005). Teachers’ pedagogies and their impact on students’ mathematical problem solving.  Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 24 (3&4), 238-252.
    Books
    • Ho, F., Ho, K., & Neo, C. (2002). A-level statistics with TI-83 plus.Singapore: Learning Interactive Pte Ltd.
    • Ho, F., Ho, K. , & Ong, C. (2001). A* mathematics problems for upper primary.Singapore: OxfordUniversity Press.
    • Ho, F., Ho, K., & Neo, C. (2001). A companion to further mathematics (pure math): TI-83 plus.Singapore: OxfordUniversity Press.