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Hang Khong is a Research Assistant for the Q Project and Teaching Associate at Faculty of Education, Monash University. She earned her Master of Educational Studies and PhD in education at the University of Queensland. Her research interests include teacher professional development and professional learning, teacher education, classroom talk, lesson study, school reform, school leadership, and technology integration. She is passionate about supporting teacher learning both formally and informally, particularly in school-based contexts through Lesson Study for Learning Community. She is a highly popular speaker at international conferences in Asian countries, such as Japan, South Korea, China, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Hang Khong has solid experience working for various projects to enhance in-service teacher capacity in Southeast Asia. Since 2007, she has been a pro-bono consultant to schools and teachers in Vietnam to implement Professional Teachers’ Meetings based on Lesson Study for Learning Community, a model that has become a national policy. Her ability to influence policy making is also demonstrated in her frequent interactions with school and system leaders, her past consultancy work for the Department of Education and Training, Victoria, and local governments in Vietnam.

Hang Khong has published articles in highly regarded international peer-reviewed journals, such as Cambridge Journal of Education, Educational Review, Journal of Educational Change, and Professional Development in Education, and book chapters under prestigious publishers including Routledge and Springer. Particularly, one of her papers was awarded the Most Read Article throughout 2014 of Educational Review, making it to Class of 2015 which includes free articles in 2015. She has also served a reviewer for renowned international journals. As a devoted early career researcher and committed educator, she is highly trusted by colleagues and appreciated by students.

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 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Teaching and Learning for Higher Education, Graduate Certificate, University of Notre Dame (Australia)

Jul 2020Dec 2020

Award Date: 29 Mar 2021

Education, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland


Award Date: 6 Jul 2020

Learning Support, Master of Educational Studies, University of Queensland

Feb 2012Jul 2013

Award Date: 18 Jul 2013

Research area keywords

  • Teacher Professional Development and Learning
  • Teacher education
  • Classroom talk
  • School reform
  • Lesson study for learning community
  • School leadership
  • Technology integration

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