Faculty of Education and Human Development

Teaching Team

Programme Leader & Tutor

Prof. TSUI, Kwok Tung is Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Advisor to Dean of the Faculty of Education and Human Development at The Education University of Hong Kong. Prof. TSUI received his Bachelor of Education (First Class Honours), PhD and Certificate in Teacher Education from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He started his career as a special education and secondary school teacher in Hong Kong, and then shifted to teacher education at the Northcote College of Education, where he worked for over 10 years prior to joining the University (the then Hong Kong Institute of Education) in 1994.  


Prof. TSUI’s research interests include curriculum leadership, reform and innovation, teacher leadership and effectiveness, and teacher professional development. He has extensive experience in consultancy work and training in the local and international contexts. Prof. TSUI was appointed by the World Bank as an international consultant for two nationwide education projects in Vietnam in 2000 and 2008. He undertook consultancy work for UNESCO Bangkok in 2014 and 2015. In 2017-18 the Education University of Hong Kong was commissioned by the World Bank a consultancy project on Capacity Building for Lead Teacher Training Universities in Vietnam and Prof. TSUI was the associate leader of this project. Locally, he has led a training programme for primary school curriculum leaders commissioned by the Education Bureau for more than ten years. 


Prof. TSUI also takes an active role in serving the teacher profession and the wider education communities in various capacities. He was appointed by the Education Bureau as a member of the Assessment Panel on Curriculum Leadership for the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013/2014 and as Panel chairman in 2015/2016. Currently he is serving as Independent School Manager of 3 primary schools in Hong Kong. Prof. TSUI has been appointed by the Education Bureau as member of the High-level Advisory Panel of the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence 2021/2022.



Dr. CHENG, Chi Keung Eric earned his Doctor of Education in education management from the University of Leicester. He served as a secondary teacher, subject panel chairperson, career master, school development officer of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, part time lecturer of Institute of Vocational Education, tutor and course coordinator of Open University of Hong Kong, Subject Committee member of Hong Kong Examination Authority and Former Curriculum Development Council. His research publication covers the areas of school management, Learning and Lesson Study, and knowledge management including school self-evaluation, management strategies, shared decision making, teacher leadership, teacher collective learning, teacher emotional competency, teacher personal knowledge management, communities of practice, self-regulated learning and knowledge strategies. He is experienced in conducting teacher professional development workshops and supporting school improvement projects. He has conducted a lot of projects that funded by Quality Education Fund and Education Bureau including school self-evaluation, organizational learning, metacognitive teaching and Learning Study. He is also an experienced instructor in various leadership training and development programmes including preparation for principalship training programme, vice-principal (PGM) training programme, school manager training programme, and mentors training programme.


Dr. KONG, Suet Yee Suria is an experienced educator with over two decades of experience in teacher professional development across higher education, governmental institutions, and frontline school settings. Currently, she holds the position of Senior Lecturer II at the Faculty of Education and Human Development, The Education University of Hong Kong, and serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. During her tenure as a Senior School Development Officer in the Education Bureau, Dr. Kong dedicated a dozen years to school-based curriculum development, particularly in the field of General Studies in primary education. Her expertise extends to various domains, including AI for Territory Education, STEAM Education, Health Education and Health Promotion, Science Inquiry, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Curricular Approach, Self-Directed Learning, and Issue Inquiry. Dr. Kong has made substantial contributions to teacher professional development through her involvement in numerous initiatives. She actively participated in teaching the annual Training Course for new PSMCD organized by the Kindergarten and Primary Section of the Education Bureau. Additionally, she provided training to General Studies panel heads through diverse learning communities and conducted workshops on STEAM education and science inquiry for schools. She also facilitated frontline teachers to disseminate exemplary curricular initiatives through presenting at different international education conferences. Her contributions also extend to academic channels, including academic book chapters, journal papers, international conference round-table meetings, online articles and textbooks. Over the course of her extensive career, Dr. Kong has played a pivotal role in nurturing a cadre of curriculum leaders for Hong Kong. Her dedication to advancing teacher professional development and curriculum enhancement has left a lasting impact on the education landscape.


Dr. LEUNG, Ka Wai holds dual master degrees from the Chinese University of HK in the field of Educational Psychology and the University of HK for Social Science Studies in Family Therapy respectively. She also gained a Specialist degree at the University of Virginia which focused in the area of Special Education and completed her Doctor of Education in the Chinese University of HK with her research interest in Lewinian Topological Psychology and the identification process of autistic adolescents and their mothers. Her research interests are in the areas of differentiation of instruction for academically diverse learners including teacher attitudes and practices related to academic diversity, and the change process in schools moving toward more academically responsive classrooms.



Prof. YAN, Zi is a Professor and Acting Head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the Faculty of Education & Human Development at The Education University of Hong Kong. He obtained his PhD from James Cook University and joined C&I in 2011. His main publication and research interests are in educational and psychological assessment and Rasch measurement. 


Dr. YIP, Yam Wing Stephen is the Director (Schools) of the “CLAP@JC” project under the Research and Development Office, the Education University of Hong Kong. He is also the Co-director of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT). From 2016-20, he was a Senior Lecturer II at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Before joining the university, he was the Chief Executive of the Curriculum Development Institute (CDI), (also titled as Principal Assistant Secretary (Curriculum Development) of the Education Bureau, EDB) in the HKSAR Government (2013-16), taking the responsibility of curriculum development in Hong Kong primary and secondary schools as well as kindergartens. Throughout the serving period in CDI since 2002, Dr. YIP, as the Chief Curriculum Development Officer and as the head of CDI, participated in a number of leadership roles to promote and review key policies related to whole person development, Life-wide Learning (LWL), Textbook Review, School Library services and the New Senior Secondary curriculum and the ‘334’ multiple exit pathways. He led the formulation of the recent curriculum reform impetus, namely the ‘Learning to Learn 2.0+’ that advocates the consolidation and deepening of the previous ‘Learning to Learn’ reform as well as the promotion of STEM education, Language across the curriculum, values education (including Basic Law Education), career and life planning education, and e-learning in schools.

Dr. YIP’s main research interest is experiential learning (including community service, career-related experiences) in schools, of which it is called 'Life-wide Learning' or 'Other Learning Experiences' (OLE) in Hong Kong contexts and he published many influential articles promoting quality practices of OLE for whole person development. Other research interests are curriculum leadership and change, inter-disciplinary learning and values education. Recent research focuses on whole-school innovative change for students’ career and life development, and educational benchmarking in international contexts.

Dr. YIP gained his PhD degree in education and Master of Education (MEd) degree from the University of Cambridge, U.K.. He also has a joint-honors degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Imperial College London, U.K. and was awarded Associateship of Royal College of Science. In 2019, he was awarded the Faculty’s Teaching Award.



Dr. ZHANG, Yuefeng Ellen is currently an Assistant Professor of Teaching of Department of Curriculum and Instruction in The Education University of Hong Kong, Vice President of Hong Kong Society of Small Class Teaching, and a Council member of The World Association of Lesson Study. She is also serving as Independent School Manager of a primary school in Hong Kong. Her main research interests include curriculum leadership, effective learning and teaching, teacher professional development and positive education mindfulness. She has led many school-support projects which aimed to enhance teaching and learning, promote teacher professional development and develop schools, such as Learning Study projects and learning circles, in Hong Kong schools and in mainland China. She is currently teaching courses on effective learning & teaching and positive education for pre-service and in-service teacher programs in Hong Kong. She has taught many school leader/ teacher training programmes in the area of effective learning and teaching in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Sweden, Singapore, Indonesia, Austria, Italy, Kazakhstan and Poland.    


Dr. ZHU, Jinxin is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the Faculty of Education & Human Development at The Education University of Hong Kong. Before this, he worked as a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Education Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University, a manager at the Assessment Technology & Research Division in the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, a post-doctoral fellow at Assessment Research Centre at EdUHK, and a mathematics teacher at Fuyong Secondary School in Shenzhen, Guangdong, Mainland China. His research focuses on digital assessment and learning, aiming to reduce teachers’ workload with digital tools allowing them to have more time and energy to help students to take an active role in the assessment and feedback process and become self-directed learners and thereby lifelong learners.