A Kinet-Affective Learning Model for Experiential Learning in Smart Ambience

With the increasing development and implementation of 3D visualization and interactive media technologies in education under the auspices of game-based [1], experiential, virtual reality (VR) [2] or smart ambience [3] (defined here as a VR environment that is responsive to user’s natural motion/gesture within it) learning, students and teachers are increasingly exposed to new and unique forms of learning experiences that go beyond those possible with traditional teaching methods.

Interactive Sensory Program for Affective Learning (InSPAL): An Innovative Learning Program Combining Interactive Media and Virtual Reality for Severely Intellectually Disabled Students

2013               Ip, H. H. S., Byrne, J., Lau, K. S. Y., Li, R. C., Tso, A., & Choi, C. Interactive Sensory Program for Affective Learning (InSPAL): An Innovative Learning Program Combining Interactive Media and Virtual Reality for Severely Intellectually Disabled Students. In Hybrid Learning and Continuing Education (pp. 199-207). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

The life Garden Project Art Therapy Intervention for Depressed Elderly in Hong Kong: A communal Support Approach; in Art Therapy in Asia

As art therapy rapidly makes its mark across Asia, this book documents how the field of art therapy is taking shape as both a profession and a discipline in this region. It looks at how art therapists in Asia are assimilating Western models and adapting them to create unique home-grown practices. Building on theory, research and practice that has been developed in the West, practitioners throughout Asia are creating innovative art therapy programs that reflect cultural diversity and draw on ideas from Chinese medicine and Eastern philosophy, spirituality and art traditions. With chapters from leading art therapists and community artists in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Cambodia, Thailand, China, India, The Philippines and Singapore, this book pulls together thought-provoking perspectives and effective approaches from which East and West can both learn. The first of its kind, this book will be an informative and inspiring addition to the bookshelves of all art therapy professionals and students, as well as anyone with an interest in Eastern cultures and cross-cultural working.

Additional Publications

2011           Horace Ho-Shing Ip, Julia Byrne, Shuk Han Cheng, Ron Chi-Wai Kwok and Maria Sau-Wai Lam, “Smart Ambience for Affective Learning (SAMAL): An Innovative Exploration for Integrating Immersive Virtual Reality in Education”, Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and E-Learning (IC4E 2011).             2010             Horace H. S. Ip, Julia Byrne, Shuk…

Virtual reality meets art therapy in pioneering psychotherapy project

By Michael Gibb 10 January 2006 Researchers at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and their collaborating partners from the Hong Kong Association of Art Therapists (HKAAT) have unveiled Smart Ambience Therapy (SAT). SAT is a pioneering application of interactive media and virtual reality technology in art therapy, particularly for the psychotherapy of children who…