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  • Jan 27 2017 >

    Our PhD Student has been awarded 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 and Hearing Sciences, has been awarded a Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Research Scholarship. 

    The Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Research Scholar Award Programme was launched in the 2006-07 academic year by the Research Grants Council (RGC) and the Consulate General of the United States in Hong Kong, to support Hong Kong PhD students who wish to undertake research work in the USA.

    The competition is always very keen.  William was selected on the strength of his application and an interview. He will start his half-year stay in the USA from September 2017.

    We are glad that William has decided to further his career in research, having graduated from our Faculty, which has the only Bachelor's degree course in Speech and Hearing Sciences in Hong Kong.  Many congratulations on his achievement.

  • Jan 27 2017 >

    Our PhD graduate wins Gail Kelly Award for the PhD thesis MoreClose

    We are delighted to announce that the PhD thesis of Dr Nutsa Kobakhidze, our PhD graduate, has won the Gail Kelly Award from the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).

    The award is indeed a significant honour within the comparative education community for an outstanding work that addresses social justice and equity issues in an international context.  The selection criteria demand academic excellence; originality; methodological, theoretical, and empirical rigor; and the international selection committee reads and debates each submission with care. 

    The thesis is entitled Teachers as Tutors: Shadow Education Market Dynamics in Georgia. The electronic copy is accessible through the HKU library here.

    Dr Kobakhidze will receive the award on the evening of March 7, 2017 (Tuesday) during the CIES annual conference in Atlanta, USA.  Please join us in congratulating her!

  • Jan 18 2017 >

    Professor Jimmy de la Torre becomes a co-recipient of the 2017 Bradley Hanson Award given by the National Council on Measurement in Education of USA MoreClose

    We are delighted to share with you news that Professor Jimmy de la Torre has been selected as a co-recipient of the 2017 Bradley Hanson Award given by the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME).

    The NCME has the mission to advance the science and practice of measurement in education. The Bradley Hanson Award has been established to honor Bradley Hanson's contributions to the field of educational measurement and to further advance the goals embodied in his work.

    The award is presented to a candidate who have completed, is working on, or is proposing a project that makes a substantive contribution to the field of educational measurement or the development, instruction or mentoring of new professionals in the field.

    The award will be presented to the recipient at the NCME Annual Meeting on April 26 – 30, 2017 in San Antonio, USA.

    Let us join in congratulating Professor de la Torre on this achievement.

  • Jan 16 2017 >

    Our PhD Graduate won the 3 Minute Thesis Video Competition 2017 organized by the inaugural Comparative and International Education Society's New Scholars Committee MoreClose

    Congratulations to Dr Du Xiaoxin, our PhD graduate, who has been selected as the first place winner in the 3 Minute Thesis Video Competition 2017 organized by the inaugural Comparative and International Education Society's New Scholars Committee.

    The reviewers praised Dr. Du's  presentation about her PhD Thesis entitled “Role Split Phenomenon in Chinese Higher Education” and regarded it as a clear, concise, and well-explained one.

    Dr Du was also the Champion and People’s Choice Award Winner in the 3 Minute Thesis Competition 2016 at the University.

    To watch the video and review the transcript of the video, please visit https://vimeo.com/192188866

  • Jan 10 2017 >

    Conferment of the title of Chair Professor upon Professor Frederick Leung MoreClose

    We are delighted to bring you the exciting news that Professor Frederick Leung, Kintoy Professor in Mathematics Education, has just received the University title of Chair Professor.

    In the University, the title of Chair Professor is reserved for world-class scholars with distinctive accomplishments. Professor Leung is not only a world-class scholar in his area of research, but also a distinguished academic leader within the University and in the wider academic community. We are sincerely happy that the University counts Professor Leung as one of its foremost scholars.

    We express our warmest congratulations to Professor Leung!

  • Dec 21 2016 >

    Dean's Innovation Fund to Ideal School Travel Prize MoreClose

    We are pleased to announce that a group of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education (Chinese) final year students was awarded the Dean's Innovation Fund Ideal School Travel Prize, which is part of a pilot project, “Internationalizing the Curriculum” initiative with our Universitas 21 (U21) partner, Lund University.

    The winning team consists of five members: Miss Candy CHEUNG Man Ching,, Miss CHIU Wai Yee, Miss MOU Ka Fan, Miss TANG Hoi Yau and Miss YIP Kim Hoi. Their proposal, entitled "UNESCO (Hong Kong Branch) Experiential and Exemplary (Understanding) Enlightenment Primary School (EEE)", provided a unique vision and indicated not only the depth of the group's thinking but also their creativity. The internal and external judging panels were deeply impressed with their teamwork and critical engagement with the challenges of exploring the key intersection between curriculum planning and larger social and philosophical issues.

    The certificate presentation ceremony was held on December 12, 2016. The winning team was awarded a travel prize to Lund University, Sweden, in January 2017.

    Congratulations to the winners!

  • Dec 12 2016 >

    Dr Susan Bridges’ Project receives an international award on innovative education MoreClose

    An international team, led by Dr Susan Bridges of the Faculty of Education and the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning with a project entitled “Problem-based learning and Educational Technologies in Clinical Education – An Interactional Ethnography”,   won the bronze prize in the international “Reimagine Education Awards 2016” under the category of Regional Awards (Asia) (see the official winner e-badge below).

    The organisers, ranking publisher Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, received over 500 entries for this contest. Shortlisted candidates from around the world gathered in Philadelphia, USA on December 5 to 6, 2016 to showcase their projects for innovative higher education pedagogies.

    The winning project is cross-institutional and international. The pedagogy features heightened technological interactivity during face-to-face problem-based tutorials through the use of mobile devices and the Internet, which created just-in-time and rich learning resources for all participants. Through the careful study of peer-to-peer and peer-to-facilitator conversations, collaboration and the use of learning tools, the winning team has contributed valuable qualitative data to the field of problem-based learning research.

    To learn more about the project, please see the video at https://youtu.be/xcoDMxUnG8U.

    Please also see the related press release at:
    http://hku.hk/press/news_detail_15681.html (English Version)
    http://hku.hk/press/c_news_detail_15681.html (Chinese Version)

    Many congratulations to Dr Bridges and her team!

    From left to right: Dr Fraide A. Ganotice, Jr. (Faculty of Medicine, HKU), Mr Nunzio Quacquarelli (CEO and founder of Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd.), Dr Susan Bridges (Faculty of Education, HKU), Professor Judith Green (University of California, Santa Barbara; collaborator)

    The 2016 QS Wharton winning team (Principal Investigator: Dr Susan Bridges) getting together in Hong Kong during Professor Green’s visit to the Faculty on May 12 - June 15, 2017 under the Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme.


    Reimagine Education Official Winner e-Badge: Regional Awards - Asia Bronze Award

  • Dec 5 2016 >

    Research Output Prize for Education 2016 MoreClose

    We are very pleased to announce that Professor David Carless has been selected for the Research Output Prize this year, resulting from his excellent 270 page publication entitled:

    “Excellence in University Assessment: Learning from award-winning practice” published by Routledge in 2015.

    This faculty-based award accords recognition to an author (or team of authors) of a single research output item published or created in the preceding calendar year.

    Congratulations to Professor Carless!

  • Dec 2 2016 >

    Faculty Teacher Effectiveness Awards MoreClose

    We are delighted to announce the awardees for the Faculty Teacher Effectiveness Awards (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)  2015-16.

    Based  on average teacher effectiveness score in the Student Evaluation of Teaching and Learning (SETL) over the 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years, the awardee of the Teacher Effectiveness Award for Undergraduate teaching is Dr Kennedy Chan of the Division of Mathematics and Science Education and the awardee for the Teacher Effectiveness Award for Postgraduate teaching is Dr Cheri Chan of the Division of English Language Education.

    The Teacher Effectiveness Awards were set up in 2013-14 to recognise colleagues in the Faculty who excel in teaching and are rated highly by students.   The awards are based solely on the attainment of consistently excellent SETL scores: the awardee in each category is the teacher who has achieved the highest average SETL teacher effectiveness scores at the relevant level over the past three years, with the requirement that he or she must have taught at least five courses at the particular level during that period.  Colleagues may only be awarded a Teacher Effectiveness Award on one occasion so that over a period of years, a number of different staff members may be recognized in this way. 

    Warmest congratulations to Kennedy and Cheri for their well-deserved awards!

  • Nov 21 2016 >

    The New Full-time Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education) receives recognition as an approved training course for Kindergarten Teachers, Child Care Workers and Child Care Supervisors in Hong Kon MoreClose

    In response to the Government’s implementation of free kindergarten education and its initiative in upgrading the academic qualification of early childhood practitioners, the University Grants Committee has approved the launch of a new full-time mode for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education) [PGDE(ECE)] effective from the 2016 academic year, in addition to the well-established part-time PGDE(ECE) offered since 2007.

    We are pleased to announce that the new full-time PGDE(ECE) has been approved as a training course for kindergarten teachers, child care workers (CCW) and child care supervisors (CCS) as with the part-time PGDE(ECE). Graduates of this programme will be eligible for registration as kindergarten teachers with the Education Bureau, and as CCW and CCS with the Social Welfare Department.

    The PGDE(ECE), in both full-time and part-time modes, will be accepting applications for admission in September 2017 from 12:00 noon, December 1, 2016 (Thursday) to 12:00 noon, January 6, 2017 (Friday).

    For more information about the programme, please visit: http://web.edu.hku.hk/programme/pgde

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