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Professor Ting Wang is Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Canberra (UC). Prior to joining UC in 2000, she was a lecturer in English as a Second Language at Beijing International Studies University for over ten years. She has a PhD degree specializing in Educational Leadership and a Master Degree of Educational Leadership from the University of Canberra. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Language and Literature from Shanghai International Studies University, China.

Professor Wang has occupied a range of leadership roles in the Faculty, with years of significant experience in leading transnational education programs and postgraduate courses in education and educational leadership. Her sustained contributions to student learning, educational innovation and research excellence have been recognised through major institutional, national and international awards, including the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, a Hangzhou Municipality Distinguished Qianjiang Scholar Award, and a High End Foreign Expert Award from the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, China.

Professor Wang is internationally recognized for her research in educational leadership development in cross cultural settings, professional learning communities and teacher professional development, international and transnational education. She is a founding member of the Global PLC Network which researches PLC (Professional Learning Community) policies and practices in schools across six educational systems. She is now affiliated with Beijing Normal University and Hangzhou Normal University as a Distinguished Adjunct Professor. She is also a member of the Board of the Australian Capital Territory Teacher Quality Institute.

Research Interests

*          Educational leadership in cross-cultural settings

*          Higher education in a globalized context

*          Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

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Projects 2008 2008

Research Output 2005 2019

Chinese teachers’ imaginaries: Comparing the pros and cons of Chinese education and other education systems

Wang, X. & Wang, T., 7 Oct 2019, In : Compare. p. 1-20 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

education system
social media
full-time school

System-wide educational reform agenda in Shanghai Supporting leadership for learning

WANG, T. & Pang, N. S., 2019, Perspectives on School Leadership in Asia Pacific Contexts. Salleh, H. & Goh, J. W. P. (eds.). 1st ed. Singapore, Singapore: Springer, p. 61-77 17 p. (Perspectives on School Leadership in Asia Pacific Contexts).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

educational reform
1 Citation (Scopus)

Discourse on Nationalism in China’s Traditional Cultural Education: Teachers’ Perspectives

Wang, X. & WANG, T., 15 Oct 2018, In : Educational Philosophy and Theory. 50, 12, p. 1089-1100 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

primary school teacher

Global Perspectives on Developing Professional Learning Communities

Sun-Keung Pang, N. (ed.) & WANG, T. (ed.), 2018, New York, United States: Routledge. 130 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book

South Korea
education system
Open Access
moral philosophy

Activities 2009 2009

  • 1 Oral presentation

University Seminar series (3)

Ione LEWIS (Speaker), Thomas NIELSEN (Speaker), Ting WANG (Speaker)
Mar 2009Jun 2009

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation