Clarence Ng (Australian Catholic University, Australia)
Dr. Clarence Ng is Associate Professor and Research Director for the ‘Learning and Learners’ concentration at the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education, Australian Catholic University. Prior to this appointment, Clarence was a senior lecturer and director of primary education programs at Griffith University. Clarence has internationally recognised expertise on a number of research fields including learning, motivation, pedagogy and educational reforms. His research has won funding support from the Australian Research Council and Queensland Department of Education. His current research focuses on promoting literacy engagement for disadvantaged students in Australia. His recent books, published by Springer, include Empowering Engagement: Creating learning opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds (2018), Improving Reading and Reading Engagement in the 21st Century: International Research and Innovations (2017) and Reforming Learning and Teaching in Asia-Pacific Universities: Influences of globalised processes in Japan, Hong Kong and Australia (2016).