Welcome to the Department of Special Education and Counselling
The famous Tang Dynasty scholar Han Yu once defined the role of a teacher as the one who transmits knowledge, facilitates studies and dispels confusion in his essay ( <師說>:師者，所以傳道、授業、解惑也). In the 21st century, other than transferring knowledge, a teacher should also be equipped with better understanding towards students’ growth and their learning needs. Promoting special inclusive education, nurturing excellent educators and carrying high quality academic studies are the ultimate goals of the Department of Special Education and Counselling. Our department collaborates with a group of professionals specializing in the field of special education and counselling to offer full support to students with special education needs, their teacher, parents and supporting staffs in the front-line, such as positive education, inclusive education, family support and parent education, school guidelines and counselling etc.
The academic and teaching staffs of the Department of Special Education and Counselling are specializing in works and projects related to fields like special education, educational speech-language pathology and learning disabilities, school guidance and counselling, neuroscience of the brain and education. Our Department has strong academic atmosphere, which provides high quality education as well as valuable contribution to related science studies.
Although the Education University of Hong Kong is a tertiary education organization specializing in teacher trainings, we consist of the vision of promoting the concepts and knowledge of special education needs to the public. Our colleagues collaborate with various local academic, NGOs and educational organizations actively to expand different social services and seminars for parents, hoping to pass on our power to every social class of society.
Moreover, our department often expand qualified areas of studies with international researchers in order to guide educators to love and care our next generation by provoking enlightening suggestions and ideas throughout mutual studying and research.
To conclude, our department will work harder and aim to achieve the above goals, as well as to enhance the quality of research, learning and teaching, contributing to the well-being of the teaching industry and our society as a whole.
Head, Department of Special Education and Counselling