LU Jiafang earned her PhD in Applied Psychology from Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She is Associate Professor at the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership (EPL) and Associate Director (Change Research and Development Programmes) for the Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Center for Leadership and Change (APCLC), The Education University of Hong Kong. She is fascinated with studying emerging phenomena in school leadership teams, leadership development, as well as factors enabling teacher collaboration and innovation. Her research projects have been funded by highly competitive grant schemes such as Early Career Scheme and General Research Fund of the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong. She shares her interest with similar enthusiasm for translating knowledge in these areas into leadership development and school improvement.
School leadership teams
Work-life role interaction
陈湛明博士於1994年由教育署转职至教大。早年分别在葛量洪及柏立基教育学院取得教师资格及特殊教育教师证书，任教於中、小学达十年，并曾任职前教育署特殊教育组督学，协助处理有特殊需要的学生，期间赴笈英伦获取教育荣誉学士，再在香港大学取得社会科学犯罪学硕士，主修青少年犯罪，并於英国布里司托大学 (Bristol University) 修毕教育博士课程。 陈博士担任与训育、课外活动及学校行政工作有关的职前及在职教师培训工作已超过二十五年。近年亦积极参与本地、内地以致海外校长及学校中层老师的培训。并曾兼任香港教育学院持续教育学部之毅进课程训育顾问及担任与教育局合办的训育及辅导教师证书课程导师。
Dr. Gümüş is an Associate Professor at the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership and a Research Fellow of the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change at the EdUHK. Before moving to Hong Kong, he was an associate professor at Aarhus University, Denmark. He has published articles in core international journals of the field such as Educational Management Administration and Leadership, School Effectiveness and School Improvement, Journal of Educational Administration, and School Management & Leadership as well as in other high impact journals such as Compare, European Journal of Education, Educational Studies, Higher Education, Scientometrics, and Teaching and Teacher Education. He currently serves on the advisory board of Rowman & Littlefield School Leadership Book Series, as well as undertakes editorial responsibilities in several academic journals.
Dr. Gümüş defines himself first and foremost as a teacher. He worked around 2.5 years as a math teacher in Turkey before he moved to the USA for his graduate education in 2007. He received his PhD from the Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University, USA in 2012 and his master’s from the same institution in 2010. He was nationally selected for the David L. Clark Graduate Student Research Seminar sponsored by University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) and later became a founding member of the UCEA Graduate Student Council.
Equity in education
Theodore is used to be a secondary school teacher for 10 years before leaving for New Zealand to complete his higher degree in education. He obtained a Master of Educational Leadership (First Honours) and his PhD from the University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Teacher development and leadership
Assessment for learning.
CHENG Yin Cheong is Emeritus Professor and Advisor (Academic Development), EPL of the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). He was Research Chair Professor of Leadership and Change (2014-2016), Vice President (Research and Development) of HKIEd (2008-2014), the immediate Past President of World Education Research Association (WERA) (2014-2016) and the President of Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) (2004-2008). Currently he is the chairman of Advisory Board of the Tin Ka Ping Foundation. Previously he had served as a full member of the University Grants Committee, a panel member of Research Grants Council, and a member of the Quality Education Fund Steering Committee of the Hong Kong SAR Government.
Prof. Cheng holds a doctorate from Harvard University. He has had extensive experiences in both education and research. His research is mainly on education effectiveness, paradigm shift, leadership, management reform, higher education, and teacher education. Prof. Cheng has published 20 academic books and over 250 book chapters, journal articles and other publications. Some of his publications have been translated into Chinese, Hebrew, Korean, Spanish, Czech, Thai and Persian languages. He is at present serving on the advisory boards of 17 international journals. He is also the associate editor of the International Journal of Educational Management (UK) since 2006. Prof. Cheng’s research has won him a number of international awards and recognition including the Awards for Excellence from the Literati Network in UK. In 2008, he was awarded as the Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association in recognition of his excellent contribution to educational research in the Region. He has served as panel member, external examiner or reviewer for local and international universities and research institutions. He has been invited to provide consultancy services to national and international projects in Brunei Darussalam, Saudi Arabia, Gatar, India, Pakistan, Korea, Mainland China, Netherlands, Macao, and Thailand. In these years, Prof. Cheng has been invited to give over 110 keynote/plenary presentations by national and international organizations.
He has been very interested in watercolour painting since the end of 1960s and had invited personal exhibitions in 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2014. He was invited by the Hong Kong Museum of Art to conduct art seminars.
For the details, please see http://home.ied.edu.hk/~yccheng/
Paradigm shift in education
Internationalization of higher education
Teacher education and development
21st century learning
Dr Miron Bhowmik is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), and was previously the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist at the Faculty of Education and Human Development and a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Department of Special Education and Counselling. Prior to joining EdUHK, he was a Programme Officer at the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok, Thailand. He has also worked for the British Council and several universities in Bangladesh. He is particularly interested in the educational policies and practices as they relate to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Diversity, equity and inclusion in education
‘Out of school’/dropout/school failure issues
Ethnic minority education
ICT in education
Acculturative stress and coping behaviour
Joining the Department of Education Policy and Leadership at the EdUHK seems very much like a joyful home-coming after having been away for so long for Dr. Chen. Having taught at middle school and university level in Mainland China, Dr. Chen left to study for a master’s degree in Education at the University of Groningen and then for her PhD at the University of Auckland. During her recent time as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, where the numbers of researchers in education are small and therefore people are strongly tempted to diversify, she is amazed at what she has got herself into. Adding a range of qualitative techniques such as interviews, classroom observations, focus group discussions to her quantitative base skills such as Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Modelling, she has found herself happily struggling to understand Kiwi children’s interesting versions of the English language. Subject-wise, she has been drawn from her work in educational beliefs and teacher effectiveness into other fields, such as effective teaching, assessment, teacher emotions, and emotional leadership. She is willing to apply some of these skills and enlarge her research interest to advance the work of the EdUHK cooperating with colleagues in the coming years. This opportunity to work at EdUHK makes her feel very privileged indeed.
Educational Beliefs on teaching
Learning and assessment
Teacher effectiveness and development
Structural Equation Modelling
Choi Soobin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership. He earned his Ph.D. in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri. His primary research interests include educational leadership, school organization, and policy analysis, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In particular, his research examines how we prepare school leaders and teachers in embracing and valuing diversity as a valuable asset for teaching and learning. He explores the role of schools in fostering the development of students as global citizens who possess a deep understanding and respect for individuals from diverse backgrounds. Ultimately, the objective of his research is to bridge the gaps that exist between educators and students, as well as between students from diverse backgrounds. His scholarly work has been published in high-impact journals, including Educational Administration Quarterly, AERA Open, and the International Journal of Educational Research.
Diversity, equity and inclusion
Mr Chong joined The Education University of Hong Kong in 2007.
He received his Bachelor’s degree at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, majoring in Government and Public Administration. He earned his Master of Law degree at the University of Hong Kong.
After admitting as a solicitor in 2000, Mr Chong handled various significant human rights cases. They included defamation - Albert Cheng v Paul Tse; right of assembly- HKSAR v Leung Kwok Hung; and family violence -the Tin Shui Wai tragedy of 2004.
From 2002, Mr. Chong began conducting seminars on education law.
At EdUHK, he teaches “Education and Law” and “Rule of Law and HK Legal System”. He is also active in the promotion of the right to legal education.
In recognition of his outstanding voluntary legal service to the public and educational sector, Mr Chong was bestowed with numerous awards including the Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award, Distinguished Community Service Award, and Bauhinia the Leadership Volunteer Award.
Human rights education
Rule of law
Rule of law education
Dr Paul Campbell is an experienced senior educational leader and educator having been a Vice Principal, Senior Leader and Primary Teacher in Scotland, Australia, Spain and Hong Kong prior to moving into academia. Paul has always been driven by a belief in the power of education and public services more broadly to transform lives and communities. His research interests focus on the intersection of policy making, leadership, and research engagement, and how this influences educational change. He is particularly interested in the role of power and agency and how this is negotiated in complex systems from school to supra-national levels.
Having originally studied for a B.Ed. in Primary Education, and subsequently an M.Ed. in Education Studies at the University of Strathclyde, then an Ed.D. at the University of Glasgow, Paul is also interested in the varied and nuanced complexities of education systems across the globe. This is what brought him to Hong Kong, and continues to drive his professional and research work internationally.
Paul is widely engaged in the broader education community. He is an elected board member and director of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) and also serves as a Co-coordinator of their Educational Leadership Network, as well as chair of their Publications sub-committee. Paul also sits on the editorial board of the School Leadership and Management (SLAM) and Management in Education (MiE) journals, and the Publications Committee of the British Educational Research Association (BERA).
His work has been recognised by a number of international organisations, including the 2021 ICSEI/ JPCC Innovation Award, the 2018 BELMAS Research Bursary, the 2017 BELMAS Reflective Practice Award, and the 2016 Scottish Educational Review/ ICSEI Best Paper award.
Vice/ Deputy Principals/ Deputy Head Teachers
Sociology of Education
Maxwell is an experienced educator who has dedicated himself to promoting teacher entrepreneurialism, entrepreneurship education, and financial literacy throughout his career. He earned a Bachelor of Education (Business Studies) degree with first-class honours from the Education University of Hong Kong in 2008, following which he rose through the ranks quickly to become head of technology education (KLA) and administration group as a middle manager. His finance and entrepreneurial curriculum won him the Teacher award for business and financial education in 2016, a recognition from the HKABE, HKEdCity, EDB, and IFEC.
Maxwell continues to contribute to the field of education since joining EdUHK. As a Research Fellow at the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change, he has performed leadership and educational practice research. In 2020, he was awarded the Emerald publishing award for his excellent doctoral research and is now invited to provide leadership training to primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong. He has also been named President of the Hong Kong Association of Business Education, demonstrating his continued commitment to the growth of this sector. Maxwell's teacher entrepreneurialism series has trained over 400 school leaders so far.
In 2021, Maxwell received the Emerald Young Researcher Award for his exceptional contribution to education in Hong Kong, validating his continued research interests in teacher entrepreneurialism, entrepreneurship education, and financial literacy. His efforts were further acknowledged by the Michael Fullan Emerging Scholar award in 2023.
Teacher professional development
Business and personal financial education
Dr Percy Kwok is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership (EPL) in the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). After earning his PhD in 2001, Dr Kwok worked as a senior research assistant and a course tutor at the Centre for Information Technology in Education (CITE) in the Faculty of Education in the University of Hong Kong when joining the interim evaluation project of the First Strategy on IT in Education: Information Technology for Learning in a New Era Five-year Strategy 1998/99 to 2002/03 for the HKSAR government. In 1998-2002, he served several international and local comparative education societies such as the webmaster of World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) and a coopted member of Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (CESHK). He founded the postgraduate research student committee in Faculty of Education in the University of Hong Kong in 1998 and formed a global network of young scholars in comparative and international education and research methodology in 2000s. As an international research consultant, he joined and led some ADB and UNESCO research projects in ICT education and teacher e-leadership in 2000s.
Dr Kwok has extensive experiences in teaching Adv. Dip. Ed., B. Ed., M.Ed., M.Sc. and Ed.D. in several key universities in Australia, Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China and United States of America. Before returning to the teacher education field, he had been engaged in leading one innovative continuing education school for three years and coordinating the IBDP-TOK curricula and chairing the educational self-evaluation team in one through-train IB DSS school for fourteen years. He has been IBDP-examiners of some key subjects in Asia-Pacific rim and an External Reviewer (ER) of External School Review (ESR) under Education Bureau for primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong. Dr Kwok has great research interests in investigating the changing contexts of private supplementary tutoring, self-evaluation mechanisms in schools through action research, ICT integration into school curricula and successful educational leadership and principalship models in basic education in comparative and international perspectives. Noteworthy, he built some innovative inter-regional, inter-school and inter-discipline collaborative e-learning communities among students and teachers in primary and secondary education in Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China, Singapore, United Kingdom and United States of America in 2000s. Dr Kwok earned the world reputation of Outstanding persons in Marquis Who’s Who in Finance and Industry (34th ed., 2004-2005) and Marquis Who’s Who in the World (23th ed., 2006) for establishing and sustaining such communities in the world.
Collaborative learning communities
Comparative and international education
Policy analysis in education
Private supplementary tutoring in basic education
Project-based learning and electronic portfolio in ICT education
Research paradigms and research methodology
School principalship and educational leadership
Social cartography in educational and social research
Teacher professional development through action research
Dr. Chrysa Keung has worked in various school development projects which across different educational settings. She received her PhD in Education, Administration and Policy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has been a Graduate Teacher in secondary school, Teaching Associate in HKUST and Postdoctoral Fellow in CUHK. Dr. Keung has her expertise in educational inequality, parental involvement and teacher development. In recent years, she engages in the early childhood studies, with a focus on the areas of leadership practices, play-based learning and positive education. Her research has spanned the fields of education, social psychology and sociology of education, with an interest in using large-scale data to investigate educational transitions and pathways.
Sociology of education
Early childhood education
Child and family studies
Martin is a lecturer in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership (EPL) at the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). He received his Bachelor of Education (Majoring in Business Studies) at EdUHK, Master of Education (Majoring in Child and Adolescent Development) at HKBU and Master of Arts (Majoring in Christian Studies) at CUHK. He taught Business-related subjects, Biblical Knowledge and Life Education in secondary school for over 10 years before joining EdUHK.
Being the Subject Coordinator, KLA Coordinator and Career and Guidance Coordinator in Secondary School, he has extensive experience facilitating students’ development and broadening their exposure beyond the classroom with positive values. He was invited to different teachers’ sharing on topics like business education and value education. He was awarded twice in the Teacher Award for Business, and Financial Education (2017 & 2019), organised by the EDB, HKABE, IFEC and HKEdCity, in recognition of his school-based curriculum development and leadership.
He has served as the executive committee of the Hong Kong Association of Business Education to promote business education and has been invited to share on entrepreneurship in schools.
Business and Personal Financial Education
Dr. Lee Trevor Tsz-lok is an assistant professor in Department of Education Policy and Leadership at the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). Dr. Lee is a sociologist working on the field of education, particularly inequality and stratification, parenting, and policy. Before joining EdUHK, Dr. Lee was an adjunct assistant professor in Department of Sociology and a postdoctoral fellow in Faculty of Education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research is often located at the intersections of traditional research agenda in sociology and educational studies, among other (sub-) fields, and involves quantitative and qualitative methodologies. His work has been published in Educational Review, Educational Management, Administration & Leadership, Current Sociology, and Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, among others. Dr. Lee serves on the Editorial Board of Current Sociology, the official journal of the International Sociological Association.
His recent research projects address questions concerning (1) the intricate ways that interrelationships between home, school and culture shape and reproduce social positions in the stratification system; (2) the middle-class alternative choice of homeschooling in Hong Kong and Taipei; and (3) online learning of Hong Kong primary school students during school closures in time of COVID-19. His future research agenda attends to digital inequality through family socialization and parent leadership among disadvantaged families.
Dr. Leung Wing Tat worked as a secondary school teacher for more than 27 years. During this long period of service in the secondary school setting, he made particular efforts in his post to enhance civic education and experiential learning for the young generation. Meanwhile, he completed several postgraduate programmes, including MPhil in Chinese Language and Literature, MA in Religious Studies and MSocSc in General Education. With this academic scope, he has a conviction to foster and facilitate youngsters’ learning in humanities and cross-disciplinary studies, so to broaden their outlook and develop their holistic worldview.
He earned his EdD degree in 2020. Through his doctoral studies, with reflection on teaching as a vocation, he felt the calling to expand his mission to the field of teacher education. Thus, he joined the teaching staff of the University in January 2022, aspiring to share his frontline experience and academic insights with prospective and in-service teachers of the new generation.
Democratization of schools
Teacher professionalism and agency
Jiahui is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership. She holds a PhD from the University of Hong Kong and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge. Her current research focuses on learning-oriented assessment and feedback in the higher education context, in particular the assessment of holistic competencies (21st century skills), evaluative judgement development, and teacher professional development in an AI-mediated assessment landscape. She mainly approaches these topics from pedagogical and social lenses. Jiahui’s research has been published in international journals such as Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, Educational Research Review, and Teaching in Higher Education.
Learning-oriented assessment and feedback
AI implications for higher education/teacher education
Adam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership. Before moving to Hong Kong, he was an Assistant Professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University. Prior to becoming an academic, Adam worked as an English teacher in various international schools in Shanghai. As a research bricoleur, Adam focuses on a number of research interests, including international schools in China, teachers in international schools, professional development for language teachers, working-class academics, and the funds of identity approach. Adam has published in international journals including Educational Review, Journal of Education for Teaching, and Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education.
Teachers’ lived experiences
Teacher professional development/teacher research
Social class and social inequality
Funds of identity/knowledge
Poon Yu-Hin is currently a Lecturer at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership of The Eduation University of Hong Kong. He taught Liberal Studies, Ethics and Religious Studies in secondary school for about 12 years, and he has been actively engaged in educational research in the past 10 years.
Sociology of education
Educational policy and equality
Qian Haiyan is an Associate Professor at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership and Director of The Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change. She studied in Mainland China, UK and HK and worked in tertiary institutions in Mainland China and Hong Kong for accumulatively seven years. Before joining the Institute in 2012, she worked at the Institute of Higher Education, Fudan University at Shanghai, China.
Her research interests include education leadership; school principalship in China and influence of the social and cultural context on schooling across Chinese societies.
A sociologist, Dr Hayes Tang is interested in the fields of education policy, higher education, academic profession and youth studies. His research focuses on the sociological role of higher education in entrepreneurial society and global city. He is committed to create new knowledge in application for better education governance and policy innovation in East Asian entrepreneurial societies, amidst the age of global inequalities, populism and authoritarianism. Currently he conducts academic researches on 'entrepreneurial universities', academic profession and institutional ethnography, as well as youth engagement, higher education and global citizenship. He aspires to build lifelong partnership with students and professionals so as to enlighten his analysis on educational development and policy anew with fresh perspectives, along with greater social impact and professional relevance. Presently involving in two GRFprojects (General Research Fund by Hong Kong Research Grants Council), he is now Assistant Professor of Department of Education Policy and Leadership at The Education University of Hong Kong and serves on the Editorial Board of Chinese Education & Society (Taylor & Francis).
On top of scholarly research, he considers education a commitment imperative to an academic life. Championing the spirit of liberal arts education, Hayes was presented at the start of his academic career the Outstanding Teacher Award by the School of Professional and Continuing Education, The University of Hong Kong in 2012. On issues about Hong Kong-Mainland China dynamics, he was interviewed by journalism including ARTE (Association relative à la télévision européenne) (Franco-German channel), The Straits Times, South China Morning Post (SCMP),Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK, Radio 3), China Daily and D100 Radio. Upon invitation, he delivered a Fulbright-Hays seminar entitled "Seeing China's Governance from Hong Kong Youth Perspective" for a delegation of American school teachers during their visit to The University of Hong Kong in August 2015. The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad are hosted by the National Committee on United States-China Relations, USA.
In service of knowledge exchange and transfer, Dr Hayes Tang welcomes media consultation, external membership, community/professional seminars and commissioned R&D projects. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sociology of Education (especially Sociological Role of Education in Entrepreneurial Society and Global City)
Youth Engagement, Educated Youth and Public Policy
Academic Entrepreneurialism ('Entrepreneurial Universities'), Scholarship of Application and Impact of Universities
Academic Profession and Its Connections with Other Professions (including Teaching Profession/ Schools)
Education Governance and Policy Innovation in the Age of Global Inequalities, Populism and Authoritarianism
Nationalism, Internationalism and Global Citizenship in Education
Dr. Kwok Kuen Tsang is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership at the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). Before joining the EdUHK, Dr. Tsang was an Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Education Administration at Beijing Normal University, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and an Assistant Professor at Caritas Institute of Higher Education, respectively. He is a member of the editorial advisory board of the British Journal of Sociology of Education and an Associate Editor of the Beijing International Review of Education. His research covers teachers' work and emotions, education policy and governance, and school leadership.
Dr. Wong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership. She earned her B.A. (communication) and M.Ed (educational leadership and foundations) from the Brigham Young University, Utah, USA, and Ph.D. (Education) from The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong. Following her Ph.D., she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Education University of Hong Kong. Dr. Wong has participated in various research projects over the past ten years (such as Participatory Citizenship, Applied Learning, Curriculum Reform, Work-Based Learning) and has been involved in international projects (such as research undertaken on a UNESCO project on out of school children, comparison of higher education study for Asia-Pacific region students, teacher preparation programs in Mainland, China). Her work has been recognised by EdUHK through publication awards. She has served as a reviewer of international and local academic journals.
Diversity and Minority Education
Moral and Servant Leadership
Mr. WONG Wai-Hung is currently a Lecturer of the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership of The Education University of Hong Kong. Before joining the HKIED in 2001, he taught General Education courses in Hong Kong Lingnan University. WONG had been a secondary school teacher for over 10 years. He got his MA in Sociology of Culture from the University of Essex in 1993, his MA in Chinese philosophy from the New Asia Institute for Advanced Chinese Studies in 1995, and his PCEd from the Hong Kong University in 1998. WONG is also a sexologist, a psycho-therapist, a school manager, and a film critic. WONG has published 10 books on philosophy, psychology and in some other areas. He always appeared in Hong Kong’s TV and Radio programmes as guest speaker, and writing different kind of articles in local newspapers.
Life and Death Education
Ewan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership. He holds a PhD from the Division of Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education at The University of Hong Kong where he was a recipient of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme. His main research interests are in educational trends and reforms across East Asia. As a sociologist of education, his current research focuses on international education (especially the International Baccalaureate), globalisation and education, university preparation and admission, and inequality in education and social reproduction. He has completed two large-scale International Baccalaureate research projects including “A study of the International Baccalaureate Diploma in China: Program's impact on student preparation for university studies abroad” and “A study of the post-secondary outcomes of IB Diploma alumni in leading universities in Asia Pacific”. His research has been published in international journals such as British Journal of Educational Studies and Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education.
Globalisation and education
University preparation and admission
Inequality in education and social reproduction
Ying Ji (aka. Yumjyi) has a disciplinary background in sociology of education, educational policy studies, and international and comparative education. Prior to joining the EPL, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow/SRA in the Department of International Education, EdUHK.
Sociology of education
Educational policy studies
Equity, diversity and inclusion in education
Teachers’ professional practices & development
汪雅量教授对学校领导研究充满热诚，有关创新的学校领才发展思维、以及学校领袖如何自决自身专业发展和学习的研究及发展工作享誉国际。公元二零一零年，汪雅量教授获澳洲教育领导议会颁受资深研究员荣衔，以表扬汪教授对全球、尤其是东亚及东南亚教育领导研究与发展的贡献。翌年，汪雅量教授获香港教育大学颁受冠名国际教育领导讲座教授衔，用以表彰汪教授在国际教育领导教研的杰出成就。公元二零一五零年，汪雅量教授获「教育行政大学议会」(University Council of Educational Administration) 颁授「布瑞杰兹奖」(The Edwin M. Bridges Award)殊荣，以肯定其在教育领袖培训及专业发展的重大贡献。 汪雅量教授曾六次荣获香港研究资助局资助，并曾二十多次获不同的国际教育科研机构拨款，开展学校教育领导研究。
Darren Bryant is a Professor in the School of Education at Curtin University. Previously he served in EdUHK as the Head of the Department of Education Policy and Leadership and as Associate Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change (APCLC). Darren’s research concerns leader development, middle leadership in schools and how leaders make sense of and enact policies in school.
Educational leadership and educational management
IT in education
Mixed methods methodology
Professor TANG Yee Fan Sylvia is Adjunct Professor (Practice) of the Department of Education Policy and Leadership (EPL) at The Education University of Hong Kong. Previously she had served as Associate Professor and Professor (Practice) of EPL, and Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) of the Faculty of Education and Human Development (FEHD).
Professor Tang graduated from The University of Hong Kong and received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Distinction) and a Master of Education. She obtained her PhD at the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK.
Before working in teacher education, Professor Tang was a secondary school teacher in Hong Kong. She began working in teacher education at the Northcote College of Education and has been a long-serving member of The Education University of Hong Kong. Professor Tang has extensive experience in the field of tertiary teaching and has taught in undergraduate, postgraduate diploma, Master of Education and Doctor of Education programmes; as well as professional development programmes for teachers and school principals in the areas of teacher education and development and qualitative approaches to educational research. She also conducted thesis supervision with doctoral students and teaching supervision of students in Field Experience at undergraduate and postgraduate diploma levels.
Professor Tang’s research interests cover various aspects of teacher education and development, including initial teacher education; student teachers’ learning and professional competence; teachers’ continuing professional development; and mentoring. She has published extensively in internationally renowned journals, and has published book chapters on teacher education. Currently, she serves on the editorial boards of the European Journal of Teacher Education as well as Teaching and Teacher Education.
Professor Tang served as Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) of FEHD from 2013 to 2023, overseeing matters related to learning and teaching at the faculty level. She led faculty-level learning and teaching projects, co-ordinated faculty members in the review and development of the undergraduate curriculum, and initiated and administered faculty-level funding and award schemes on learning and teaching.
Professor Tang has been actively engaging in serving the teaching profession in Hong Kong. She was a member and professional advisor of the Special Meetings on Review of Teacher Competencies Framework, and the Committee on Professional Development of Teachers and Principals from 2014 to 2016. She also contributed to teacher education in her role as a member of the Working Group on Development of a Guiding Framework for Primary and Secondary Teacher Education Programmes, the Education Bureau from 2022 to 2023. Professor Tang has had extensive experience in presentations on topics related to teachers’ continuing professional development in Leadership Training Programmes in Hong Kong and Macau, as well as staff development events in schools in Hong Kong.
Dr. Gail Yuen has worked in a variety of educational settings, both overseas and local. Graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University, Dr. Yuen has her expertise built on child and family development, as well as international educational development specialising in early childhood education. She is particularly interested in policy and advocacy for young children. Her recently completed studies on the voucher scheme and early childhood teacher development in Hong Kong have raised public attention on critical issues concerning the sector. As a key member of the Education Policy Forum, Dr. Yuen works collaboratively with colleagues to promote the development of public discourse on pertinent policy issues. She actively promotes reconceptualising the relation between early childhood and school education. Under her leadership, Dr. Yuen prepared a full proposal on 15-year free education together with a team of comrades. The proposal was submitted to the Hong Kong SAR Government and Legislative Council, as well as widely circulated to facilitate professional dialogues. Dr. Yuen is the convener of the Alliance on the Fight for 15-year Free Education, which is represented by 30 educational bodies in Hong Kong. She was also a member of one of the subcommittees under the Committee on Free Kindergarten Education of the Education Bureau.
Early childhood education and care policy
Colin Beard is a Professor of Experiential Learning (Sheffield Hallam University). He is a National Teaching Fellow (2005), holding previous roles such as External Advisor to the Open University Postgraduate Business School, Visiting Professor @ two leading Universities in Beijing, and at Derby University, UK. He has advised, in various capacities, on learning and development for UK Government Departments (English, Scottish and Welsh), US Government (Foreign Service Institute) & Singapore Governments (Ministry of Education/Ministry of Youth & Culture/NYC). He has delivered 65 global keynotes, written 8 books, 18 book chapters, and 44 refereed journal articles.
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