Walter King Yan HO, Ph.D. 何敬恩

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education

Associate Master, Choi Kai Yau College

University of Macau









Room 2020, Faculty of Education,

University of Macau, E33,

Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China


(853) 8822 8734

(853) 8822 2402




1.        PhD, University of Sydney, 2002

2.        MEd, University of Sydney, 1993

3.        BEd, (Physical Education) Edith Cowan University, 1990

4.        ACTE Advanced Course of Teacher Education (PE), Grantham, 1988

5.        Refresher Course for Primary Teachers (Chinese), Institute of Language in Education, 1987

6.        Teacher's Certificate, Northcote College of Education, 1984






1.        Ho., W., Ahmed, D., Keh, N.C., Khoo, S., Tan, C.H., Dehkordi, M.R., Gallardo, M., Lee, K.C., Yamaguchi, Y.S., Tao, Y.P., Shu, C.N., Schaefer, U., Huang, F. & Wong, B. (2017). Issues and development of Quality Physical Education in schools – The Asian voice. Cogent Education (Accepted)

2.        Ahmed, D., Van Nielerk, R.L., Morris, T., Ho, W., Baker III, T., Khan, B.A. & Tetso, A. (2017). Female student athletes’ perceptions and the occurrence of sexual abuse by their coaches in India. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice. Vol.2017, Article ID 1316661, 21 pages. DOI: 10.1080/01924036.2017.1310661.

3.        Ahmed, D., Ho, W., Van Niekerk, R.L. Morris, T., Elayaraja, M., Lee, K.C. & Randles, E. (2017). The self-esteem, goal orientation, and health-related physical fitness of active and inactive adolescent students. Cogent Psychology, vol. 2017, Article ID 4: 1331602, 14 pages.

4.        Ho, W., Ahmed, D., De D’Amico, R.L., Antala, B., Dinold, M., Wong, B., & Huang, F. (2016) Quality Physical Education and Global Concern Ways Ahead and Future Development. Actividad Fisca y Ciencias. 8(1), 60-70.

5.        Wong, B. & Ho, W. (2016). Macau women sport and inspiring female athletes. In C. Koca (ed.). Inspirational Women in Asia: Making a Difference in Physical Education, Sport and Dance. Juiz de Fora: NGIME. pp.163-180  

6.        Ahmed, D., Ho, W., Zazed, K., Van Niekerk, L. & Lee, J.Y. (2016). The adolescent age transition and the impact of physical activity on perceptions of success, self-esteem and well-being. Journal of Physical Education and Sport. 16(3), 776-784.

7.        Ahmed, D., Ho, W. & Lee, K.C. (2015). Ballgames and burnout. Journal of Physical Education and Sport. 15(3). 378-383.

8.        D’Amico, R., Ho, W.K.Y., Branislav, A., Dinold, M., Benn, T. & Holzweg, M. (2014). Voces acerca de la educación física en América Latina. Des-encuentros, II, 6-14.    

9.        Ahmed, D., Mladenovic, M., Ho, W., Lee, K.C. & Khan, B.A. (2014). Exploring the perception of self-esteem among high school athletes. SportLogia. 10 (2), 81-88.

10.    Ho. W., D’Amico, R., Dinold, M., Benn, T., Antala, B., Wong, B., Huang, F. & Holzweg, M., (2014). Quality development and reform in physical education. In C. Scheuer, B. Antala & M. Holzweg (eds.). Physical Education: Quality in Management and Teaching. Berlin: Logos Verlag. pp.46-61.

11.    Holzweg, M., Ho, W.K.Y., Antala, B., Benn, T., Dinold, M., de D’Amico, R., Saunders, J. and Bumm, K. (2013). Sharing global voice: perception of physical education and school sport worldwide. International Journal of Physical Education. L (3). 29-39.

12.    Ho. W. (2013). When countries meet – dilemma and review of sport and peace. In J. Saunders, M. Holzwegm, W. Ho, & L. Housner (eds.). Current Issues in Contemporary Comparative Physical Education and Sport. Berlin: Logos Verlag. pp.67-74.

13.    Ho, W. (2010). Geographical mapping in the teaching of physical education. In W. Ho & H, Ren (eds.). Sport Education, Teaching of PE and Curriculum Studies. Aachen: Meyer & Meyer Sport. pp. 139-148.

14.    Ho, W. (2009). Social Perspectives in Physical Education – Foundations and Experiences in Chinese Soil. Berlin: Logos Verlag.

15.    Ho, W. (2009). Western philosophy and eastern practice in physical education – a study of the games teaching approach in Sydney and Hong Kong. International Journal of Physical Education. 3 (3). 28-38.

16.    Ho, W. (2009). Application of sport science into physical activities and sport for health. Journal of Heath, Physical Education and Recreation. 35 (3), 17-31.

17.    Ho, W. (2009). Colonial effects and equilibrium setting – development of physical education in Hong Kong. Pan-Asian Journal of Sports and Physical Education. 1 (1), 1-10.

18.    Ho, W. (2007). Sport globalization – the Asian experiences. International Journal of Eastern Sports and Physical Education, 5(1), 9-25.

19.    Ho, W. (2007). Physical education development in Macao – is the society ready to adopt the change in physical education? International Journal of Eastern Sports and Physical Education, 5(1), 59-67.

20.    Ho, W. (2005). Integrated learning in physical education – a comparative study of the social situation in Hong Kong and Macau. Dialogic, 2(1), 165-187.

21.    Ho, W. (2004). The physical education development in Hong Kong prior 1997 – a reflection to the development of local practice under a dependent situation. In H. Okubo (ed.). Local Identity and Sport – Historical Study of Integration and Differentiation. Sankt Augustin: Academia Verlag. 40-45.

22.    Ho, W. (2004). Teaching games for understanding – model rethinking from the integrated perspective. In R. Light, K. Swabey & R. Brooker (eds.). Teaching Sport and Physical Education for Understanding. Melbourne, Australia: University of Melbourne 26-33.

23.    Ho, W. (2001). A reflective analysis of the sports development experiences in China: implications for the development of modern sports culture in the globalized world. Journal of International Sports Studies. 23(1/2), 124-136.

24.    Ho, W. (2000). Convergent process and diversified growth of national sport experience in this global village. In J. Tolleneer and R. Renson (eds.) Old Borders, New Borders, No Borders – Sport and Physical Education in a Period of Change. Aachen: Meyer & Meyer Sport. 71-82.

25.    Ho, W. (1999). British colonization and modern sports education development – the case of Hong Kong. In G. Pfister and Y.Y. Liu (eds.) Sports – the East and the West. Sankt Augustin: Academia Verlag. 72-76.




1.        何敬恩、黃善嫻、趙夢賢、梁子茵、李揚、鄺銘璋、張健智、賴燕廣、徐雪瑩、陳俊堯、董曉曦、張文娟 ()  (2013)H. Haag 編。科學與實踐體育與運動研究。台北:師大書苑。

2.        何敬恩編 (2010)。攀岩運動機遇與挑戰。武漢:中國地質大學。

3.        何敬恩、張健智、黃靜 (2010)。攀岩運動與教育取向。機遇與挑戰。武漢:中國地質大學。頁52-62

4.        何敬恩 (1998)(英國殖民地教育政策和體育教育發展) 載《體育資訊》第1期頁20-28

5.        何敬恩 (1997)(英國殖民地教育政策和香港的體育教學) 載《體育科學》第17卷第4期頁22-29




External Grants

1          Supervisor – Living in Motion 123 (2016 to present; Formerly known as Active 123; Macau DSEJ funded project for health development of students in Macau Schools) 

2          Supervisor – Active 123 (Primary) & Active 123 (Secondary) (2015 to 2016; DSEJ, Macau SAR funded project; Research and developmental project for health development of students in Macau Schools)

3          Supervisor – Active Kid 123 (2011 to 2015); DSEJ, Macau SAR funded project; Research and developmental project for health development of students in Macau Schools)

4          Coordinator – Certificate Program for School Leisure Activities (SLA) Specialists (2008 to present; DSEJ, Macau SAR funded project; Training & developmental program for Macau School Leisure Activities Specialists)

5          Principle Investigator - PE Key Learning Area Review (2011 to 2013; Curriculum Development Institute, EDB, HKSAR funded project; Research and evaluation for the physical education curriculum review in Hong Kong)

6          Project Supervisor - Fitness Award Scheme (Pilot Project) (2008 to 2011; DSEJ, Macau SAR funded project)


Internal Grants (UM)

1          Principle Investigator – Designed to Move – Asian Study for Active Lifestyle Development in Students (2015 to present) 

2          Principle Investigator – A Research on Quality Physical Education and Sport – Benchmarks, Strategies, Improvement and Global Development (2011 to 2015)




1.        Immediate past President (2017 to present) – International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sports

2.        President (2008 to 2016) – International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sports

3.        Vice-President in education (2009 to 2016) – International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education

4.        Vice- President in Asian Region (2008 to 2012) – Federation Internationale d’Education Physique FIEP

5.        Member (2010 to present) – International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport Editorial Committee

6.        Executive Editorial Board member (2009 to present) – Pan-Asian Journal of Sports & Physical Education

7.        Editorial Board Member (2008 to present) – International Journal of Eastern Sports & Physical Education

8.        Member (Editorial Board) (2008) – International Convention for Science, Education and Medicine in Sport 2008 (Guangzhou)

9.        Association Representative (2007 to 2008 & 2017 to present) – International Committee for Sport Pedagogy (ICSP)

10.    Executive Board Member (2006 to 2008) – International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport

11.    Secretary (Local Organizing Committee (2006 to 2008) – 16th Biennial Conference of International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport 2008

12.    Secretary – Scientific Committee (2006 to 2008) – 16th Biennial Conference of International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport 2008