The Education University of Hong Kong

Doctor of Education

Course Information

Core Courses

Specialised / Elective Courses Offered Under Specialised Areas

Core Courses

Taught Courses

Host Department: Graduate School

EdD Class

 Course Code 

 Course Title

 EDD8008

 Conceptualizing Research

 EDD8016 & EDD8017 

 Research Methods I & II

 §  Fundamental Concepts of Statistics

 §  Quantitative Research Methods

 §  Qualitative Research Methods

 §  Research Methods in Language Studies and Linguistics 

 §  Research Methods in Literature and Culture

EdD (Chinese class)

 Course Code 

 Course Title

 EDD8008

 Conceptualizing Research 研究構想

 EDD8016 & EDD8017 

 Research Methods I&II 研究方法I&II                                          

Research Seminars /
Thesis Proposal / Thesis

Host Department: Graduate School

EdD Class

 Course Code 

 Course Title

 EDD8012*

 Research Seminars

 EDD8021**

 Seminars for Thesis Writing and Knowledge Transfer 

 EDD8015

 Development of Thesis Proposal

 EDD8011

 Thesis

* For students admitted in 2019/20 and before  

** For students admitted in 2020/21 and thereafter


EdD (Chinese class)

 Course Code 

 Course Title

 EDD8012*

 Research Seminars 研討會

 EDD8021** 

 Seminars for Thesis Writing and Knowledge Transfer 研討會 - 論文寫作與知識轉移 

 EDD8015

 Development of Thesis Proposal 研究計畫的開展

 EDD8011

 Thesis 畢業論文

* For students admitted in 2019/20 and before 

** for students admitted in 2020/21 and thereafter

Specialised / Elective Courses Offered Under Specialised Areas

Asian and Policy Studies (APS)

Host Department:
Department of Asian and Policy Studies

* The offering of course(s) in a semester is subject to departmental decision. 
# Courses are offered for students from the respective Specialised Area only.
^ Please contact the host department for details of course offering.

Creative Arts Education (CAE)

Host Department:
Department of Cultural and Creative Arts

* The offering of course(s) in a semester is subject to departmental decision. 
# Courses are offered for students from the respective Specialised Area only.
^ Please contact the host department for details of course offering.

Civic and Citizenship Education (CCE)

Host Department:
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

* The offering of course(s) in a semester is subject to departmental decision. 
# Courses are offered for students from the respective Specialised Area only.
^ Please contact the host department for details of course offering.

Course Code 

 Course Title

 Pre-requisite(s) 

 CIV7001

 International Perspectives on Citizenship Education

 N

 CIV7002

 Critical Literature Review on Citizenship Education

 N 

 CIV8003

 Researching Citizenship Education: Issues and Directions 

 N 

Curriculum Studies (CUS)

Host Department:
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

* The offering of course(s) in a semester is subject to departmental decision. 
# Courses are offered for students from the respective Specialised Area only.
^ Please contact the host department for details of course offering.

 Course Code 

 Course Title

 Pre-requisite(s) 

 TLS7068

 A Critical Literature Review on Curriculum Studies

 N

 TLS8024

 Contemporary Issues in Curriculum Theory and Practice 

 N

 TLS8069

 Theories and Perspectives in Curriculum Development

 N

Developmental and Educational Psychology (DEP)^

Host Department:
Department of Psychology

* The offering of course(s) in a semester is subject to departmental decision. 
# Courses are offered for students from the respective Specialised Area only.
^ Please contact the host department for details of course offering.

Course Code 

 Course Title

 Pre-requisite(s) 

 EPC7176

 Developmental Psychology

 N

 EPC8178

 Developmental Psychology – A Specific Development Problem 

 EPC7176

 EPC8179

 Motivation for Learning and Teaching

 N

Early Childhood Education (EC)#

Host Department:
Department of Early Childhood Education

* The offering of course(s) in a semester is subject to departmental decision. 
# Courses are offered for students from the respective Specialised Area only.
^ Please contact the host department for details of course offering.

Course Code 

 Course Title

 Pre-requisite(s) 

 ECE7143

 Critical Literature Review in Early Childhood Education 

 N

 ECE7144

 Policies and Practices in Early Childhood Education

 ECE7143

 ECE8145

 International Perspectives in Early Childhood Education

 ECE7143

 ECE8146

 Provision of Exemplary Early Childhood Education

 ECE7143;

 ECE7144;

 ECE8145

Leadership for Future School (LFS)

Host Department:
Department of Education Policy and Leadership

* The offering of course(s) in a semester is subject to departmental decision. 
# Courses are offered for students from the respective Specialised Area only.
^ Please contact the host department for details of course offering.

Educational Measurement & Assessment (EMA)^

Host Department:
Department of Psychology

* The offering of course(s) in a semester is subject to departmental decision. 
# Courses are offered for students from the respective Specialised Area only.
^ Please contact the host department for details of course offering.

 Course Code 

 Course Title

 Pre-requisite(s)

 EMA7001

 Advanced Statistics for Educational Assessment

 N

 EMA7002

 Rasch Measurement for Educational Research I: Scale Building

 N

 EMA8003

 Rasch Measurement for Educational Research II: Advanced Methods 

 EMA7002

 EMA8004

 Applying Multilevel Models to Educational Assessment

 Knowledge in Quantitative Research Method 

Health Studies (HS)#

Host Department:
Department of Health and Physical Education

* The offering of course(s) in a semester is subject to departmental decision. 
# Courses are offered for students from the respective Specialised Area only.
^ Please contact the host department for details of course offering.

 Course Code 

 Course Title

 Pre-requisite(s) 

 HCS7070

 Advanced Systematic Review of Health Research

 N

 HCS7002

 Advanced Research Methodology for Health

 N

 HCS8003

 Ethical Issues in Health-related Research and Practice 

 N

 HCS8004

 Management and Policy in Health

 N

Information and Communication Technology in Education (ICE)

Host Department:
Department of Mathematics and Information Technology

* The offering of course(s) in a semester is subject to departmental decision. 
# Courses are offered for students from the respective Specialised Area only.
^ Please contact the host department for details of course offering.

 Course Code 

 Course Title

 Pre-requisite(s) 

 INT7010

 Critical Literature Review on ICT in Education

 N

 INT7011

 Research on ICT in Education and Related Ethical Issues 

 N

 INT8012

 Technology, Pedagogy and Education

 N

 INT8013

 Leadership and ICT in Education

 N

International and Comparative Education (ICED)

Host Department:
Department of International Education

* The offering of course(s) in a semester is subject to departmental decision. 
# Courses are offered for students from the respective Specialised Area only.
^ Please contact the host department for details of course offering.

 Course Code 

 Course Title

 Pre-requisite(s) 

 PFS7037

 Theories and Methods in Comparative Education Research 

 N

 PFS7038

 Multilingual Education

 N

 PFS7039

 International Education and Development

 N

 PFS7040

 Intercultural Education

 N

Language Education (English) (LE)#

Host Department:
Department of English Language Education (ENG7387, ENG8388)
Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies (ENG7391, ENG8392)

* The offering of course(s) in a semester is subject to departmental decision. 
# Courses are offered for students from the respective Specialised Area only.
^ Please contact the host department for details of course offering.

Language Education (Chinese) (LEC)

Host Department:
Department of Chinese Language Studies

* The offering of course(s) in a semester is subject to departmental decision. 
# Courses are offered for students from the respective Specialised Area only.
^ Please contact the host department for details of course offering.

Life and Values Education (LVE)

Host Department:
Department of International Education

* The offering of course(s) in a semester is subject to departmental decision. 
# Courses are offered for students from the respective Specialised Area only.
^ Please contact the host department for details of course offering.

Mathematics Education (MAE)

Host Department:
Department of Mathematics and Information Technology

* The offering of course(s) in a semester is subject to departmental decision. 
# Courses are offered for students from the respective Specialised Area only.
^ Please contact the host department for details of course offering.

 Course Code 

 Course Title

 Pre-requisite(s) 

 MTH7122

 Research and Issues in Mathematics Learning

 N

 MTH7123

 Curriculum Research and Development in Mathematics 

 N

 MTH8124

 Research on ICT in Mathematics Education

 MTH7122; 

 MTH7123 

 MTH8125

 Research and Issues in Mathematics Teacher Education

 MTH7122; 

 MTH7123

Physical Education and Sports Science (PESS)#

Host Department:
Department of Health and Physical Education

* The offering of course(s) in a semester is subject to departmental decision. 
# Courses are offered for students from the respective Specialised Area only.
^ Please contact the host department for details of course offering.

Science Education and Education for Sustainability (SEES)

Host Department:
Department of Science and Environmental Studies

* The offering of course(s) in a semester is subject to departmental decision. 
# Courses are offered for students from the respective Specialised Area only.
^ Please contact the host department for details of course offering.

Special Education (SPE)#

Host Department:
Department of Special Education and Counselling

* The offering of course(s) in a semester is subject to departmental decision. 
# Courses are offered for students from the respective Specialised Area only.
^ Please contact the host department for details of course offering.

 Course Code 

 Course Title

 Pre-requisite(s)

 EPC7172

 Critical Literature Review in Special Education 

 N

 EPC7173

 Policies & Practices in Special Education

 EPC7172; 
 EDD8008; 
 EDD8016; 
 EDD8017 

 EPC8174

 International Perspectives in Special Education

 EPC7172; 
 EDD8008; 
 EDD8016; 
 EDD8017

 EPC8175

 Evaluating Effective Special Education Support

 EDD8008; 
 EDD8016; 
 EDD8017 

Social Sciences in Education (SSED)

Host Department:
Department of Social Sciences

* The offering of course(s) in a semester is subject to departmental decision. 
# Courses are offered for students from the respective Specialised Area only.
^ Please contact the host department for details of course offering.

 Course Code 

 Course Title

 Pre-requisite(s) 

 SSC7247

 Sociology of Education

 N

 SSC7248

 Geographies of Education

 N

 SSC7249

 The Politics of Education

 N

 SSC7250

 Social Sciences Education in Schools 

 N

 SSC7251

 Gender and Education

 N

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