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Tracy has been working on teaching and learning initiatives in higher education with a focus on problem-based learning and generic skills development. Before joining HKU, she developed innovative cooperative learning strategies in collaboration with engineering faculty members in a common core course at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She also designed approaches for assessing graduate attributes (e.g., teamwork and leadership skills) in programmes, courses and across departments. Some of her other interests include experiential learning and team dynamics. She is currently involved in the study of assessment practices.
Area of Expertise
Problem-based learning; Cooperative learning; Assessment of experiential learning; Knowledge management
Highly Commended Paper Award – International Journal of Market Research
Co-investigator, Service leadership practices in the service industry of Hong Kong (Lingnan Service Leadership Initiative Project Grant)
Researcher, Students as Learning Experience Designers (Student-LED) Project (in collaboration with Education Bureau of the Government of HKSAR and the Hong Kong Association of the Heads of Secondary Schools)
Project Member, Authentic design experiences in a capstone design course for engineering identity development (HKUST Teaching Development Grant 2013-15)
Project Member, Team-based supplemental instruction in an engineering course on grand challenges (HKUST Teaching Development Grant 2011-13)
Zou, XT (2018). Community-based professional development for academics: a phenomenographic study. Studies in Higher Education, 2018, p. 1-15.DOI:10.1080/03075079.2018.1477129
Zou, XT, & Lee, WB (2016). Eliciting and mapping tacit knowledge on teamwork success of Six Sigma teams. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 2016, v. 14, p. 246-255.DOI:10.1057/kmrp.2014.27
Zou, XT, & Mickleborough, NC, & Ho, SSM, & Yip, SYW (2016). Students as learning experience designers: the effect of student-driven approaches in a Hong Kong study. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 2016.DOI:10.1080/22040552.2015.1135497
Zou, XT (2015). Nurturing Future Engineers: The New Four-Year Tertiary Education in Hong Kong. International Journal of Chinese Education, 2015, v. 4, p. 180-206.DOI:10.1163/22125868-12340051
Zou, Tracy X. P., & Mickleborough, Neil C. (2015). Promoting collaborative problem-solving skills in a course on engineering grand challenges. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2015, v. 52 n. 2, p. 148-159.DOI:10.1080/14703297.2013.866591
Zou, Tracy X. P., & Ko, Edmond (2012). Teamwork development across the curriculum for chemical engineering students in Hong Kong: Processes, outcomes and lessons learned. Education for Chemical Engineers, 2012, v. 7, n. 3, p. e105-e117.DOI:10.1016/j.ece.2012.04.003
Zou, Tracy X. P., & Lee, W.B (2010). A study of knowledge flow in Six Sigma teams in a Chinese manufacturing enterprise. VINE, 2010, v. 40, n. 3, p. 390-403.DOI:10.1108/03055721011071485
Zou, Tracy X. P., & Lee, W.B (2007). Development of a research tool for the elicitation of consumer response. International Journal of Market Research, 2007, v. 49, n. 5, p. 613-631.
Zou, XT (2017). A study of academics’ perceptions of knowledge sharing on teaching and research. The 17th Biennial EARLI Conference, Tampere, Finland, 29 August-2 September 2017.
Zou, XT (2017). Using the double-edged sword: Instructors’ approach to diversity at a University in Hong Kong. The 17th Biennial EARLI Conference, Tampere, Finland, 29 August-2 September 2017.
Zou, XT, & Chan, BYB (2016). Developing professional identity through authentic learning experiences. The 39th International Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), Fremantle, Australia, 4-7 July 2016. In Research and Development in Higher Education: The Shape of Higher Education, 2016, v. 39, p. 383-391.
Snell, RS, & Chan, MYL, & Zou, TXP (2016). Key Practices of Leadership for Service in Hong Kong. International Conference on Service Leadership Education in Service Economies, Hong Kong, 6-7 January 2016.
Zou, XT, & Bilbow, GT (2016). Unearthing Treasures and Building a Community:A Case Study from the University of Hong Kong. 2016 Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) Annual Learning and Teaching Colloquium, Suzhou, China, 7-8 April 2016.
Zou, XT (2016). What motivates academics to contribute knowledge in teaching-focused communities of practice?. The 39th International Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA 2016), Fremantle, Australia, 4-7 July 2016.
Zou, T, & Woo, TKT, & Yuen, WSM, & Ho, ELT (2015). Do students really possess the competencies? Assessing generic skills through scenarios. The 2015 CELT International Conference on Assessment for Learning in Higher Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 14-15 May 2015.
Zou, XT, & Hounsell, DJ, & Bilbow, GT, & Cheung, WLS (2015). Enhancement and Innovation in ‘Wise Assessment': A Community of Practice Project. International Conference on Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education, Glasgrow, UK, 9-11 June 2015.
Zou, XT, & Woo, KT, & Yuen, SM, & Ho, LT (2014). Service learning in engineering: Integrating experiences in competitions and community services. The 2nd University Social Responsibility Summit cum Inaugural International Service-Learning Conference (USR-SL 2014), Hong Kong, China, 19-21 November 2014.
Chan, BYB, & Mickleborough, NC, & Zou, XT (2013). Effective multidimensional learning and advising community: Design and development. Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES 2013), Putrajaya; Malaysia, 4-6 July 2013, p. 475-481.
Leung, F, & Ko, E, & Zou, XT (2012). Helping First-Year Engineering Students in Transition: Promoting Transformative Learning in Student and Faculty Development. The 1st I E E E International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE 2012), Hong Kong, China, 20-23 August 2012. In the Proceedings of I E E E International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, 2012, p. H1B-6 – H1B-10.DOI:10.1109/TALE.2012.6360321
Zou, XT, & Ko, E, & Li, C, & Zhou, C (2012). The Systematic Development of Rubrics in Assessing Engineering Learning Outcomes. The 1st I E E E International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE 2012), Hong Kong, China, 20-23 August 2012. In the Proceedings of I E E E International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, 2012, p. T1A-1 – T1A-5.DOI:10.1109/TALE.2012.6360364
Zou, XT, & Lee, WB (2010). A study of the similarity in mental models and team performance. Tthe 7th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning, Hong Kong, China, 11-12 November 2010. In the Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning, 2010, p. 536-546.
Bilbow, GT, & Hounsell, D, & Zou, XT (2017). Fostering dialogue about practices. In Stensaker, B … (et al) (Eds.), Strengthening Teaching and Learning in Research Universities: Strategies and Initiatives for Institutional Change, p. 161-185. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-56499-9_7
Hounsell, D, & Zou, TXP (2017). Surfacing and sharing advances in assessment: A communities-of-practice approach. In Carless, D … (et al) (Eds.), Scaling up Assessment for Learning in Higher Education, p. 33-48. Singapore: Springer, 2017.DOI:10.1007/978-981-10-3045-1_3
Smith, KA, & Matusovich, H, & Zou, TXP (2015). Constructive Controversy in Engineering Undergraduate, Masters, Doctorate, and Professional Settings. In Albert Vollmer, Michael Dick, Theo Wehner (Eds.), Konstruktive Kontroverse in Organisationen: Konflikte bearbeiten, Entscheidungen treffen, Innovationen fördern, p. 109-130. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler, 2015.DOI:10.1007/978-3-658-00263-3_6
Professional Community Services
Editorial Advisory Board Member of the Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems
Full member of the Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS) (Member of the Special Interest Group Innovation and Entrepreneurship under HKCS)
Reviewer of Knowledge Management Research and Practice
Invited speaker and judge to the Student-LED network events and students’ poster presentations, 23 January 2014
Invited speaker to the seminar “Team-based Supplemental Instruction” by Centre for Enhanced Learning and Teaching, HKUST, Hong Kong, 14 March 2014
Publicity co-chair of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE2013), Bali, Indonesia, 26–29 August 2013