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Vice President (Academic)

Professor LEE, Chi Kin John, JP

Professor John Lee
Areas of Expertise
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Geographical and environmental education
  • School improvement

Professor John Lee Chi-kin, Vice President (Academic) and Chair Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, joined the University (the then Hong Kong Institute of Education) in 2010. He was Dean of Education and Professor of Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Professor Lee was also the Director of the Centre for University and School Partnership and had served as a Fellow of United College and Morningside College at CUHK. He had worked as a secondary school teacher and a Lecturer at the Sir Robert Black College of Education.

Professor Lee graduated from The University of Hong Kong and received his MSc degree from the University of Oxford, M.A. (Ed.) and PhD degrees as well as a Diploma in Education (with distinctions) from CUHK. His research interests focus on curriculum and instruction, geographical and environmental education, and school improvement. He is active in leading and securing education research and development projects and has a solid track record in securing external grants. One of his projects, The “Accelerated Schools for Quality Education Project”, has won the Quality Education Fund Outstanding Project Award in 2008. He has served as the Co-Editor of Education Journal, Regional Editor (Asia Pacific) of Educational Research and Evaluation and Associate Editor of Teachers and Teaching as well as editorial board members or advisory editors of many local, regional and international journals. He is also a prolific writer who has edited and written more than 20 books, and published over 100 journal articles and book chapters.

Professor Lee has actively participated in education and social service in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas. He served as the UNESCO consultant of an environmental education project in China, an executive governing board member of International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement and a technology support committee member of International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies and has served as board member of Geography Teaching Research Society, China Educational Association and the Chinese Association of Higher Education. He has also held many visiting/guest/adjunct professorships at universities overseas and in Mainland China.

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Phone Number (852) 2948 6311
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Professor John Lee
Areas of Expertise
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Geographical and environmental education
  • School improvement