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  • Sep 11 2017 >

    Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award 2017 MoreClose

    Dr Patcy Yeung (Division of Learning, Development and Diversity) and team members – Miss Po Yin Tsang and Miss Yan Lee Chan (Centre for Advancement in Inclusive and Special Education); and Miss Peggie Chan (Division of Learning, Development and Diversity) won the Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award 2017.

    The winning project entitled “Supporting Struggling Writers: From Theory to Practice” aims to develop evidence-based support for students (with and without diverse learning needs) in learning to write in Chinese. Based on a series of basic research examining the cognitive-linguistic skills and affective-motivational factors contributing to Chinese writing development among typically developing children and children with developmental dyslexia, the project has been developing a Chinese writing curriculum for supporting students with writing difficulties in upper primary schools within a Response to Intervention (RTI) framework.

    Our hearty congratulations to the colleagues concerned on their achievements in KE.

  • Aug 28 2017 >

    A Research Opportunity Captured - Our PhD Student wins a Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Research Scholarship MoreClose

    We are pleased to announce that Mr William Choi Tsun Man, a PhD student in the Division of Speech & Hearing Sciences (SHS), was one of six HKU students to be awarded a Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Scholarship in the last round. William will be working on psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic aspects of lexical tone perception at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA for 10 months starting from September 2017. 

    He recently also received awards for the Faculty's Best Research Postgraduate Student Publication (co-authored with Dr Shelley Tong in the Division of SHS) and a Research Postgraduate Student Teaching Award. William’s PhD project is being supervised by Dr Shelley Tong and Professor Lena Wong. 

    Further information about William’s Fulbright award can be found at: http://web.edu.hku.hk/news/2017-01 or http://www.slhclinic.hku.hk/news/shs-phd-student-awarded-fulbright-rgc-hong-kong-research-scholarship/

  • Jul 21 2017 >

    Faculty Research Awards MoreClose

    We are delighted to announce the results of the latest round of Faculty Research Awards.

    Among the high quality nominations, Professor Li-fang Zhang has been selected for the Faculty Outstanding Researcher Award, and the Faculty Outstanding Young Researcher Awards go to Dr Dennis Fung and Dr Yuen Yi Lo.

    Congratulations to the three awardees. Each of them will receive HK$20,000 from the Faculty to support their research, together with a certificate, at the Faculty Graduation Ceremony.

  • Jul 7 2017 >

    Achievements in General Research Fund, Early Career Scheme and Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme (2017/2018) MoreClose

    The Research Grants Council (RGC) has announced the results for the General Research Fund (GRF), Early Career Scheme (ECS) and Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme (HSSPFS) exercises for 2017/2018. Congratulations to all of our staff who have been successful in this year's exercises!

    The list of successful GRF, ECS and HSSPFS projects are listed below:


    Dr Kennedy Chan            
    “Use of a video-based approach to enhance dynamic pedagogical content knowledge development in pre-service science teachers”

    Dr Margaret Lo 
    “Interrogating student-teachers’ development of social justice pedagogies through youth mentoring as service-learning”



    Professor David Carless
    “Theorizing feedback processes in higher education”

    Dr Yongyan Li    
    “Linking the academic and professional worlds: Written assignments and feedback in a Master’s-level postgraduate professional development programme“

    Professor Nirmala Rao  
    “Early childhood development, preschool quality, school readiness and early achievement:  A longitudinal study in China”

    Dr Carol To         
    “Using differential response-to-treatment to inform diagnosis of childhood apraxia of speech – evidence from Chinese“

    Professor Rui Yang         
    “(Re)Conceptualizing Chinese education: China’s educational traditions and their modern transformation”

    Dr Xiao Zhang   
    “Why is subtracting different from adding? Examining the role of mental rotation in performance and strategy use”



    Professor Nirmala Rao
    “Assessing early childhood development and learning: The first step to building human capital in one belt one road countries” 

  • Jul 3 2017 >

    Hong Kong Special Administrative Region awards the Bronze Bauhinia Star to Professor Frederick Leung MoreClose

    Professor Frederick Leung has been awarded the Bronze Bauhenia Star in the  2017 Honours List gazetted by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government on June 30th, 2017.  The award recognises his scholarship and long-time contributions to and achievements in Mathematics Education which have already been well recognised locally and internationally.

    The 2017 Honours List is the 20th full Honours List since Hong Kong's return to China. Honours are awarded in recognition of significant contributions to Hong Kong or for dedicated public and community service. Recipients are from all walks of life. Awards are usually presented by the Chief Executive, sometimes by a respected representative of the National Government. The presentation ceremony for these awards will be held later this year. 

    Our heartiest congratulations to Professor Leung for this prestigious recognition!


  • Jul 3 2017 >

    Promotion and Tenure MoreClose

    We are delighted to bring you a piece of news regarding the latest promotion and tenure exercise.

    Dr Liz Jackson, Dr Shelley Tong, and Dr Dennis Fung have been promoted to Associate Professor and awarded tenure.

    These promotions are richly deserved. Please express your warmest congratulations to our colleagues!


  • 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)

  • May 18 2017 >

    Opening Ceremony for the new extension of the Clinic for Speech, Language, Communication, Swallowing and Hearing Disorders MoreClose

    The Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences (SHS Division) held the opening ceremony for the newly extended Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic in Kennedy Town on May 17, 2017. The University's Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), Professor Ian Holliday; the Associate Director of Knowledge Exchange Office, Professor John Bacon-Shone; the Dean of Education, Professor Stephen Andrews; the Dean of Education designate, Professor Lin Goodwin; the Head of SHS Division, Professor Thomas Klee; and the Clinical Education Director, Dr Anita Wong, performed the opening.

    The Clinic was established along with the SHS Division in the Faculty in 1988. It provides a state-of-the-art facility for speech therapy and audiology students' clinical education in the SHS Division’s degree programmes. Over 900 students have gained valuable experience in the Clinic becoming qualified speech therapists and audiologists. Clinical services have also been provided to over 5,000 individuals in Hong Kong.

    In 2016, financial support was provided from the Faculty to expand the facilities at the Kennedy Town Centre from one floor to two. This extension includes state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment that allows unobtrusive but high-quality recordings to enhance students’ clinical education as well as client service.  At the opening ceremony, the use of the new audio-visual equipment was demonstrated through the live broadcast of a treatment session conducted by the clinical educator, Ms Ada Chu, and her client, Mr Wong. 

    The Clinic provides diagnostic evaluation, individual and group therapy to individuals with speech, language, communication, swallowing and hearing disorders of all ages and accepts self- and professional referrals. For more information about the Clinic, please visit: http://www.speech.hku.hk/clinics_speechandlanguage.html

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