Dr. Chunlei Lu

Faculty of Education




Dr. Chunlei Lu

Associate Professor (PhD)
Department of Teacher Education

Chunlei Lu is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education, Faculty of Education, Brock University. He is also the Co-Director of Confucius Institute at Brock University. He obtained a B.Ed (Shandong Normal University, China), M.Ed (Zhejiang University, China), M.Sc (State University of New York at Brockport, USA), and Ph.D (University of Alberta, Canada). He has teaching experiences in seven universities in the three countries. Based on these cross-cultural experiences, his research interests have concentrated on the overlapped areas of culture, education, and health. He has published one book, six book chapters, and 45 refereed articles.

Course Taught

EDUC 8Y36 – Primary/Junior Health and Physical Education in BEd programs
EDUC 8Y26 – Junior/Intermediate Health and Physical Education in BEd programs
EDUC 8P82 – Intermediate/Senior Health and Physical Education in BEd programs
EDUC 8L09 – Principles and Practices for Professional Certification in BEd programs
EDUC 5P57 – Physical education in the curriculum in MEd programs
EDUC 5P98 – Independent Study in MEd programs
EDUC 5P51 – Specialization Elective (Direct Study) in PhD programs

Graduate Students supervised

 

1. Nicoleta Woinarosky. (Master of Arts completed in 2007). The effect of exercise/physical activity on chronic pain and pain-related mental health issues among computer workers with repetitive strain injuries. School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa, Canada.

 

2. Dengshu Chen. (Master of Arts completed in 2009). Exploring Chinese-Canadians’ perspectives on health: A quantitative study. Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University, Canada.

3. Linda Thomas. (Master of Education completed in 2010). Health literacy: A concept redefined for school education. Faculty of Education, Brock University, Canada.

4. Chris McLean. (Master of Education completed in 2010). A critical analysis of health education curricula across Canada. Faculty of Education, Brock University, Canada.

5. Stefanie Pavlovich. (Master of Education completed in 2011). Developing enjoyable experiences for students in physical education. Faculty of Education, Brock University, Canada.

6. Kyle Steele. (Master of Education completed in 2012). Adult participants’ experiences of a sport program implementing the easy-play Model: Implications for an active lifestyle. Faculty of Education, Brock University, Canada.

7. Yuming Xu. (Master of Education completed in 2012). Teaching Chinese as an additional language: A handbook for classroom teachers outside China. Faculty of Education, Brock University, Canada.

8. Deanna Douglas. (Master of Education completed in 2013). Developing PA habit in school for active lifestyle among children and youth. Faculty of Education, Brock University, Canada.

9. Nina Lee. (PhD in progress). Preparedness for learners of English as an additional language: Toward a re-conceptualization of teacher development in the midst of a growing linguistic mosaic. Faculty of Education, Brock University, Canada.

10. Robert Blom. (Master of Education in progress). Mindfulness: An ancient wisdom for the reconceptualisation of modern education in the complex world. Faculty of Education, Brock University, Canada.

 

Research Interests

  • Critical issues in curriculum studies and teacher education
  • Cross-cultural studies, multicultural education
  • East-West discourses in education, health, and sports
  • Qualitative-quantitative mixed research methodology
  • Curriculum and instruction in health and physical education
  • Eastern and Western approach to health and physical education
  • Wholistic health, mindfulness
  • Comprehensive school health,
  • Comprehensive school physical activity programs
  • Children and adolescent enjoyment and habit development in physical education and physical activity
  •  Easy-play sport model
  • Chinese immigrant health
  • Language teaching and learning (e.g., English as an additional language, Chinese as an additional language)

Research Methodology
Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods.

 

Research Theoretical Frameworks
Hermeneutics, yin-yang theory, post- theories (e.g., postcolonialism, postmodernism, post-structuralism), and complexity theory.

Research Grants
2010-2011 (Principal Investigator). Child and youth development beyond age 6—Transitions to adulthood: Research synthesis in physical and movement domains (Age 7-25). Ontario Ministry of Children & Youth Services ($43,900.80 CAD).

2007-2010 (Principal Investigator). Chinese-Canadians’ perspectives on health and fitness. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and Sport Canada Joint Initiative Grant ($121,000 CAD)

2007-2010 (Co-Investigator). Socio-behavioral determinants of bone health in adolescent females. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) ($130,675 CAD)

Selected Publications
Book (refereed)

Lu, C. (1993). Games in physical education. Jinan, China: Jinan Publishing.

Book chapters (refereed)

1. Lu, C., Lodewyk, K., Francis, N. (2014). Movement domain. In D. Robinson & L. Randall (Eds.), Teaching physical education today (pp. 208-225). Toronto, ON, Canada: Thompson Educational.

Lu, C. (2011). Overview of body-mind exercise. Fundamental movement skills: Alternatives and pursuits (13-14). Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: PHE Canada.

Lu, C. (2011). Qigong. Fundamental movement skills: Alternatives and pursuits (31-37). Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: PHE Canada.

Lu, C. (2011). Martial arts. Fundamental movement skills: Alternatives and pursuits (135-142). Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: PHE Canada.

Lu, C. (2006). Eastern and Western approaches to physical and health education. In E. Singleton & A. Varpalotai (Eds.), Stones in the sneakers: Active theory for secondary school physical and health educators (pp. 71-85). London, Ontario, Canada: The Althouse Press.

Lu, C. (1995). Curriculum design. In Zhang, Z. & Wang, B. (Eds.), School Physical Education (pp.77-138). Jinan, China: Jinan Publishing Co.

Lu, C. (1993). Creative mechanism in sport science. In Z. Han (Ed.), Science of Sport Science (pp. 38-58), Beijing, China: Hongqi Publishing Press.

Papers in journals (refereed)

Lu, C., & Buchanan, A. (in press). Developing student emotional well-being in physical education. JOPERD.

Lorusso, J., Pavlovich, S., & Lu, C. (in press). Developing Enjoyment in Physical Education. PHE Journal.

Lu, C., & Steele, K. (accepted).Easy-play model: An inclusive approach to enjoyable sport participation. PHE Journal.

Lu, C. (2012). Integrating mindfulness into school physical activity programming. Teaching and learning, 7(1), 37-46.

Lu, C., & Lodewyk, K. (2012). The Physical Education Profession in Canada. Journal of Physical Education & Health, 1(1), 15-22.

Webster, N., Lu, C. (2012). “English Language Learners”: An Analysis of Perplexing ESL-Related Terminology. Language and Literacy, 14(3), 83-94.

Lu, C., & McLean, C. (2011). Health education curricula in Canada: A critical analysis. Physical & Health Education Nexus (PHEnex) Journal, 3(2), 1-20.

Lu, C., & Jiao, J. (2011). Developing mindfulness-based school physical activity programs. uOttawa Education Review, 1(2), 4-5.

Lu, C. (2011). How China plays the games: A cultural perspective on sports in China. Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, 2, 1-17.

Melnychuk, N., Robinson, D., Lu, C., & Chorney, D., & Randall, L. (2011). Physical education teacher education (PETE) in Canada. Canadian Journal of Education, 34(2), 148-168.

Lu, C. & Han, W. (2010). Why don’t they participate? A study of Chinese graduate students’ classroom involvement in North America. Brock Education Journal, 20(1), 80-96.

Lu, C., Tito, J., & Kentel, J. (2009). Eastern movement disciplines (EMDs) and mindfulness: A new path to subjective knowledge in Western physical education. Quest, 61(3), 353-370.

Lodewyk, K., Lu, C., & Kentel, J. (2009). Enacting the spiritual dimension in physical education. The Physical Educator, 66(4), 170-179.

Francis, N., & Lu, C. (2009). The conceptual framework of the Eastern approach in physical education: Ancient wisdom for modern times. ACHPER Healthy Lifestyles Journal, 56(2/3), 23-27.

Lu, C., & Xu, X. (2009). The effect of the student teaching experience on selected personality traits in physical education. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 15(3), 442-458.

Lu, C., & De Lisio, A. (2009). Forget the physical and the difference is clear! Confronting the confusion surrounding Physical Education and Physical Activity. Physical and Health Education Journal, 75(4), 6-11.

Lu, C., & De Lisio, A. (2009). Specifics for generalists: Teaching elementary physical education. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 1(3), 170-187.

Lu, C., Sylvestre, J., Melnychuk, N., & Li, J. (2008). East meets West: Chinese-Canadians’ perspectives on health and fitness. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 99(1), 22-25.

Lu, C. (2008). How to integrate tai ji quan into physical education programs. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (JOPERD), 79(2), 20-25.

Lu, C. (2008). Eastern martial arts and violence prevention: Reversing a stereotype. Archives of Budo, 4(4), 32-36.

Lu, C. (2008). Modern wushu: When Chinese martial arts meet Western sports. Archives of Budo, 4(4), 37-39.

Lu, C. (2008). Martial arts, violence, and public schools. Brock Education Journal, 18(1), 68-78.

Lu, C. (2008). Health education re-conceptualized and its implications for Ontario school health education curriculum. Teaching & Learning, 4(3), 1-7.

Lu, C., & De Lisio, A. (2008). Exploring the relationship between physical education and physical activity. Teaching & Learning, 4(3), 8-15.

Figg, C., Griffin, S., Lu, C., & Vietgen, P. (2008). New faculty cross borders through self-study in teacher education: Global horizons. Brock Education Journal, 18(1), 17-32.

Lu, C. (2007). Re-think PETE programs: Physical education teacher educators’ perspectives on Eastern movement disciplines. AVANTE, 11(3), 77-86.

Liang, G., Walls, R. T., & Lu, C. (2005). Standards and Practice for Physical Education in China. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 76 (6), 15-19.

Lu, C. (2003). An understanding of body-mind relation based on Eastern movement disciplines and its implication in physical education. AVANTE, 9(3), 67-74.

Xie, H., Lu, C., & Yiao, L. (1998). National fitness movement and school physical education programs. Journal of Nanjing Institute of Physical Education and Sports, 33(2), 90-93.

Zhang, J., Lu, C., & Meng, Y. (1997). Teaching methods and assessment of games. Shandong Institute of Physical Education and Sports, 13(3), 76-78.

Xie, H., Lu, C., & Yiao, L. (1997). The modern values of traditional Chinese sports. Shandong Institute of Physical Education and Sports, 13(2), 16-19.

Lu, C., Xu, X. (1996). Introduction and analysis of fitness programs in the United States. Journal of Physical Education, 4(4), 107 109.

Lu, C. (1995). The tendency and exchange between Chinese and Western physical activity and sport. Journal of Shandong Sport Science and Technique (Symposium), 14 16.

Xu, X., & Lu, C. (1995). Quantitative approach to sport science. Journal of Shandong Institute of Physical Education and Sports, 11(3), 17 21.

Lu, C. (1994). Historical analysis of facilities and equipment development of school physical education and sports. Sport History, 11(4), 25 26.

Lu, C. (1993). Critical issues in sport sciences. Journal of Shandong Sport Science and Technique (Symposium), 13 14.

Lu, C., &You, D. (1993). The structural analysis of game texts. Journal of Shandong Institute of Physical Education, 9(4), 66 70.

You, D., Lu, C., Sun, J., & Zheng, S. (1993). Evaluation of volleyball learning in physical education. Journal of Shandong Institute of Physical Education and Sports, 9(3), 59 63.

Lu, C., & Yuan, L. (1993). Foundations of sport pedagogy. Journal of Shandong Institute of Physical Education and Sports, 9(1), 62 65.

Xu, X., & Lu, C. (1992). Quantitative research in sport sciences. Journal of Shandong Institute of Physical Education and Sports, 8(2), 1 3.

Lu, C. (1992). Research methods in physical education and sport. Research on Sport Science, 11(1), 1 4.

Lu, C. (1991). East-West cultural influence on physical education and sports. Journal of Shandong Medical University, 5(4), 64 67.

Lu, C. (1991). Critical analysis of the reform in physical education and sports in higher education. Journal of Shandong Institute of Physical Education and Sports, 7(1), 22 27.

Lu, C. (1991). The Fundamentals of physical education and sport programs in higher education, Journal of Research on Physical Education in Higher Education, 2(1), 56 59.

Lu, C. (1991). Promoting appropriate basketball games in schools. Shandong Education, 16(1), 61 62.

Lu, C. (1990). An investigation of facilities and equipment in school physical education. Journal of Shandong Institute of Physical Education and Sports, 6(2), 47 52.

Zhang, Z., Song, H., Wang, B., Ma, G., & Lu, C. (1990). Exploration of reform of sport pedagogy courses. Journal of Shandong Institute of Physical Education and Sports, 6(1), 50-54.

Lu, C. (1990). An analysis of games teaching in schools. Shandong Education, 15(5), 47 48.

Lu, C. (1987). A comparison study of Chinese and Western physical cultures. Graduate Symposium, 3, 28-32.

 

 

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Dr. Chunlei Lu
Faculty of Education

Brock University
St. Catharines, On.

Office: WH 268
T: 905 688 5550 x5343
E: lu@brocku.ca

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