Professor Lee Chi Kin, John
Professor John C. K. Lee, JP, Vice President (Academic) and Chair Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, joined HKIEd in 2010. He was Dean of Education and a Professor at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He was also a former Director of the Centre for University and School Partnership, and had served as a Fellow of United College and Morningside College at CUHK. He had worked as a secondary school teacher and a lecturer at the Sir Robert Black College of Education.
Professor Lee graduated from the University of Hong Kong and received his MSc degree from the University of Oxford, his M.A. (Ed.) and PhD degrees, as well as, a Diploma in Education (with distinction) from CUHK. His research interests are focused on curriculum and instruction, geographical and environmental education and school improvement. He is active in leading and securing education research and development projects, and has a solid track record in securing external grants. One of his projects, The ‘Accelerated Schools for Quality Education Project’, won the Quality Education Fund Outstanding Project Award in 2008. He has served as co-editor of the Education Journal, regional editor (Asia) of Educational Research and Evaluation, associate editor of Teachers and Teaching and editorial board member or advisory editor of many local, regional and international journals. He is also a prolific writer who has edited and written more than 20 books and published over 100 journal articles and book chapters.
Professor Lee has actively participated in education and social service in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas. He served as the UNESCO consultant of an environmental education project in China, executive governing board member of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement and technology support committee member of the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies. He likewise served as board member for the Geography Teaching Research Association, China Educational Association and Chinese Association of Higher Education. He has also been invited many times as visiting/guest/adjunct professor in universities overseas and in Mainland China.
Dr. Wong Ping Ho
Dr. Wong Ping Ho served as a secondary school teacher for ten years, teaching various subjects, before moving into teacher education by joining the Hong Kong Technical Teachers' College in 1988. He moved over to the Hong Kong Institute of Education in 1994, when it was established through the amalgamation of the Colleges of Education. Dr. Wong's interest in religious and spirituality education began when he attended the HKU M.Ed. program on Moral and Religious Education. He continued to pursue his study of spirituality education through a Ph.D. from the University of Hull. Children's spiritual development and spirituality education have remained his main areas of research. He was also involved in the establishement of the Institute's Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education in 2006, of which he is currently the Director.
Dr. Wong has served as Subject Coordinator of the Institute’s Doctor of Education (Life and Values Education) and Master of Education (Life and Spirituality Education) programmes. For his outstanding contributions to Life Education, he received the Life Education Award (Individual Category) presented by the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation in 2011.