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Xia Yang Assistant Professor

Research Interests: 
  • Past research work covered the fields of moral education, curriculum knowledge, and teacher professional development
  • Recent interests include educational values, teaching of values, innovations and reforms in pre-service teacher education, and teacher training curriculum design



Postdoctoral, Research Institute of Curriculum and Teaching Theory


Ph.D., Language and Literature, Nanjing Normal University


M.A., Language and Literature, Nanjing Normal University


B.A., Language and Literature, Changsha University of Science and Technology

Work Experience:

2010 to Present

Assistant Professor, School of Teacher Education, Nanjing Normal University Courses include: Teacher Accomplishment, Teacher’s Language Expression, Moral Education, China’s Education Culture


Lecturer, School of Teacher Education, Nanjing Normal University


Instructor, Teachers' Training School, Liyang, Jiangsu Province Courses include: Chinese, Logic, English, Writing

Professional Affiliation/Membership:

2014 to Present

Member, Higher Education Institute of Jiangsu Province


Convener of Expert Group, Teacher Education Professional Guidance Committee


Member, Poetry Research Association

Awards and Honors:


Third Place, Nationwide Teaching Competition, Xinjiang UygurAutonomous Region Education Department Each year, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Education Department sent a group of bilingual teachers to our school for one year’s training.


“Excellent Teacher (teaching in-ervice teachers from Xinjiang)”,Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Education Department


“Outstanding Teacher”, Nanjing Normal University


Selected trainee of the Blue Project, Nanjing Normal University


“Top Ten Teacher” , Nanjing Normal University


“Excellent Female Employee”, Nanjing Normal University



  • Teachers’ language application, Beijing: Beijing Normal University Press, 2013.
  • China consciousness and national imagination of literature in the end of QING Dynasty,Nanjing: Nanjing Normal University Press, 2012.
  • Teachers’ professional skills, Nanjing: Nanjing Normal University Press, 2009.
  • Persistence and resistance: A critical biography of Han Shaogong, Shanghai: Shanghai People’s Publishing House, 2005.


  • Effects of visualization in teachers’ capability training, Curriculum and Teaching Theory, April, 2013.
  • Political and cultural influences in Chinese calligraphy education, Curriculum and Teaching Theory, April, 2012.
  • The new traditional factors in Chinese literature construction in the twentieth century Journal of Nanjing Normal University, September, 2010.
  • How to avoid the negative influence of news communication education, Media Observation, November, 2009.
  • The construction of teacher education courses focusing on professional abilities Journal of Nanjing Normal University, March, 2007.
  • The construction of a “teacher professional skills training course” for normal university students, the Proceedings of the International Conference on the Integration of Science and Humanities Education and the Cultivation of Multi-skill Teachers, April, 2007.

Research Projects:

  • The  comprehensive  experimental  center  of  teacher  professional  skills The  Jiangsu Provincial Project of Constructing Experimental Demonstration Centers, 2011.9-2013.12
  • The new era of "Chinese" PCK, The Philosophy and Social Science Project of Colleges and Universities ,Jiangsu Province, 2012.9-2014.9
  • Reform and practice of teaching training model of teacher education, The Project of Higher Education, Jiangsu Province, 2013.12-2016.12
  • Research on innovation of the training mode of normal students based on integration of educational resources in university teacher education, The Provincial Education Research Project, Jiangsu Province, 2011.8-2015.8 
  • The construction of outstanding teacher training base, The National Project of Students’Outside-University Teaching Practice Base 2012.12-2015.12