Department of Education

Jessica Chan

Research Officer

The massive impacts teachers have on students, learning and in a broad sense, the future of our society have driven Jessica to research pedagogy, theories of learning and teacher professional development.

  • Her research interests and foci can be described as:
  • Vygotskian and post-Vygotskian concepts in human development
  • Pedagogy; educational assessment
  • Teacher education and professional development
  • Methodological issues in Cultural-historical theory
  • Learning in groups; classroom interaction
  • Conditions of effective teaching
  • Slightly crossing the boundary, Jessica is also keen on bringing the fruits of educational research to medicine, especially in medical education and inter-professional work in health services.


  • Conference papers

    • Tolo, A, Chan, J, Hopfenbeck, T (2018) A systematic review of teachers' implementation of technology-enhanced formative assessment: Insights and implications. (American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New York)

    • CHAN, J (2016) Discussing motives in actions: The potential of stimulated-recall interviews in facilitating CHAT research. (American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC)

    • CHAN, J (2016) The impacts of teachers’ professional identity on purposes and organization of group work. (American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC)

  • Journal articles

    • Li, KHC, Kui, C, Lee , EKM, Ho , CS, Sunny Hei , SH, Wu, W, Wong , WT, Voll, J, Li , G, Liu , T, Yan, B, Chan , J, Tse , G, Keenan, ID (2017) “The role of 3D printing in anatomy education and surgical training: A narrative review”, MedEdPublish. 6(2)

    • Lenkeit, J, Chan, J, Hopfenbeck, TN, Baird, J-A (2015) “A review of the representation of PIRLS related research in scientific journals”, EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH REVIEW. 16 102-115.

  • Reports

    • McGrane, J, Chan, J, Boggs, J, Hopfenbeck, T (2017) The assessment and moderation of writing with primary-aged students in contexts where English is the primary language of instruction: A systematic review.. Oxford University Press.

    • Masterman, L, Chan, J (2015) Openness in Teaching and Learning: An Exploration of Principles and Practices at the University of Oxford. Oxford:

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