Educator and Meditator
Cong is a self-driven systems thinker who is passionate about contributing to social well-being and development.
Cong has extensive training in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. His background is in applied linguistics, where he explored the process of second/foreign language acquisition and its psychological and contextual influences. During his training, he won the Education Faculty’s 3MT (Three Minutes Thesis) competition and the prestigious Postgraduate Publication Award (PPA).
Cong’s research explores the interplay among human cognition, emotion and agency, and how this produces personal growth and social/institutional change. His research has been published in journals such as the European Journal of Psychology of Education (SSCI, Springer), Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science (SSCI, Springer), Language Learning and Technology (SSCI), and The Educational and Developmental Psychologist (ESCI, Taylor & Francis). See his Google Scholar for a full list of publications.
In his free time, he likes practising mindfulness and meditation and has recently completed a training course, accredited by the Mediation Association of Australia (MAA), to become a meditation teacher.
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