The MEd specialisation in Educational Leadership provides students with the core skills and competence to conceptualise and lead 21st century schools in the rapidly changing context. This specialisation combines contemporary research and practice from relevant fields to prepare students to lead for-profit, non-profit, international and non-traditional educational organisations. It is designed for those who have leadership experience in educational organisations as well as those with an academic interest in studying educational leadership.
The specialisation draws on the expertise of EPL in educational leadership, education policy and teacher and school development. It reflects these important aspects valued by the Department, i.e. leadership and change, professionalism and quality, policy and social context and school collaboration with families and communities. Students will acquire a sophisticated understanding of organisational development, leadership theory, policy production, school evaluation and change management, while developing their critical thinking, research and leadership skills.
The MEd specialisation focuses on building professional capacity, positioning current and future leaders in relation to schools, education policy, communities and the larger society. The courses emphasise applying course content to real-world problems and issues, allowing students to acquire both theoretical and practical knowledge.
Upon completion of the MEd specialization, students should be able to:
The specialisation explores and critiques educational leadership theory, research and practice and examines the context within which educational leaders enact their roles. The framework below spells out the relations of the six courses within the specialisation:
Dr. Qian Haiyan
General infromation of MEd Programmes: https://www.eduhk.hk/fehd/en/programmes.php?id=132
^Course code will be provided later.
* The course is subject to approval.