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  • Jun 14 2017 >

    Farewell to Professor Stephen Andrews MoreClose

    Professor Stephen Andrews, the Dean of the Faculty of Education, will retire effective from August 1, 2017 after 26 years of dedicated service to the University.

    Joining the Faculty in September 1990, Professor Andrews was a Lecturer in English Language Education. He was promoted to professor in 2007 and took up the Deanship in 2010. The Faculty is immensely grateful to Professor Andrews for his long and dedicated service as well as distinguished contributions to the Faculty and the University.  Under his inspiring leadership, the Faculty has achieved renown and is regarded as one of the best places to study education in the world. Professor Andrews was awarded the Medal of Honour for services to education by the Hong Kong Government in 2014.

    A farewell reception was held for Professor Andrews on June 9, 2017 to express our gratitude for his confident leadership of the Faculty. More than hundred guests and colleagues in the Faculty, the University and the community joined the reception. Professor Andrews shared his feeling with pieces of music chosen from a song, Old Friends, by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel from their album, Bookends. Professor Peter Mathieson, the President and Vice-Chancellor, and Professor Frederick Leung, Kintoy Professor of Mathematics Education both spoke to thank Professor Andrews, expressing their appreciation of his work.

    We wish Professor Andrews a happy and relaxing retirement.

  • Jun 13 2017 >

    Congratulations to the former Head of the former Department of Education in the Faculty, Professor John Biggs MoreClose

    The Head of the former Department of Education from 1987 to 1991, before the Faculty became a single unit, Professor John Biggs, has been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list for Australia, announced recently by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. Professor Biggs is now a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia, which is the principal and most prestigious means of recognising outstanding members of the community at the national level in Australia and carries the honorific (AM).  Professor Biggs was conferred the title of Honorary Professor by HKU when he retired in 1991.

    Professor Biggs earned the award for his significant service to tertiary education, particularly in the fields of curriculum development and assessment. He saw service at the University of New England (Australia), Monash University (Australia), the University of ­Alberta (Canada), and the University of Newcastle (Australia) as well as at HKU. He was also a researcher associated with the National Foundation for Educational Research in the United Kingdom.

    Among his career highlights was the development of the structure of the observed learning outcome (SOLO) taxonomy for assessing the quality of learning outcomes.

    Professor Biggs has also written many academic books including Changing Universities: A Memoir about Academe in Different Places and Times and Teaching for Quality Learning at University. He delved into fiction writing too, with Black Dog: A Marriage in Ashes and The Girl in the Golden House.

    Many congratulations to Professor Biggs for his remarkable achievements!

  • Jun 9 2017 >

    Long Service Awards 2017 MoreClose

    The Long Service Awards Presentation Ceremony 2017 was held on Tuesday, June 6th this year in Loke Yew Hall, the President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Mathieson presented the awards . Twelve Faculty colleagues were honoured. Warmest congratulations to all.

    Colleagues who have served the University for 35 years:
    Professor Gerard Postiglione (Chair Professor)

    Colleagues who have served the University for 25 years:
    Dr Cheung Chi Kim (Senior Lecturer)
    Dr Tammy Kwan (Associate Professor & Assistant Dean (School-University Partnerships))
    Ms Margaret Li (Clerk)
    Mr Raymond Wu (Senior Technician)

    Colleagues who have served the University for 15 years:
    Miss Crystal Chan (Administrative Assistant II)
    Dr Lee Yeung (Assistant Director of Centre for Information Technology in Education)
    Dr Arthur Lee (Lecturer)
    Dr Margaret Lo (Assistant Professor)
    Ms Suzanne Nicholson (Lecturer)
    Miss Nicole Tavares (Senior Lecturer)
    Mr Wong Ka Lok (Senior Lecturer)

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