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  • Jun 3 2016 >

    Dr Jan van Aalst becomes Co-Editors-in-Chief of Journal of the Learning Sciences MoreClose

    The International Society of the Learning Sciences recently appointed our Dr. Jan van Aalst as one of two Co-Editors-in-Chief of Journal of the Learning Sciences (JLS) for 2017-2020. JLS is a high-impact journal that publishes research on how learning works in real-world contexts like classrooms, museums, kitchens, and so on. Dr. Van Aalst will share the job with Dr. Susan Yoon at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Apr 20 2016 >

    The Dedication Ceremony for the Kintoy Professorship in Mathematics Education and The Ninth Inauguration of Endowed Professorships MoreClose

    The Dedication Ceremony for the Kintoy Professorship in Mathematics Education in honour of the donor, Kintoy Die-Casting Manufactory Limited, was held on the evening of March 30th, 2016 at the University Lodge. Professor Frederick Leung, our former Dean and an acknowledged world expert in mathematics education would be installed as the first Kintoy Professor at the forthcoming Endowed Professorships' Inauguration ceremony on April 15th.   Ms Sherley Lam, the Managing Director of Kintoy Die-Casting Manufactory Limited, shared her wish to support mathematics education and Professor Peter Mathieson, the President and Vice-Chancellor, gave a vote of thanks. This enjoyable event was well-attended by around 50 guests and Faculty members.

    As noted above, at The Ninth Inauguration of Endowed Professorships, Professor Frederick Leung was inaugurated as a University Endowed Professor with the title of Kintoy Professor in Mathematics Education. Endowed Professorships are established in support of distinguished professors for academic purposes. They are the most significant awards bestowed upon eminent academics within the University.

    For highlights of the inauguration, please visit the Endowed Professorships website at http://www.daao.hku.hk/ephku/en/Ceremony-Detail/10-The-Ninth-Inauguration-Of-Endowed-Professorships.html.

  • Apr 15 2016 >

    One of our Faculty's students shone in the University Undergraduate Research Fellowship Programme Poster Presentation Session MoreClose

    The Undergraduate Research Fellowship Programme (URFP) offers opportunities for academically outstanding undergraduate students to undertake research under the guidance and supervision of academics who have a strong research track record and experience in training research postgraduate students.

    As one of the URFP awardees in 2015-16, our Year 4 BSc(SPEECH) student, Miss NG Ka Hei, Heidy, outshone other URFP award holders and won the Best Poster Award in the Programme's Poster Presentation Session held on April 12th, 2016.

    Heidy’s project, entitled "Understanding the Relationship between Executive Functions and Reading in School-age Children", examined the relationship between executive functions, which are congnitive functions thought to affect language, and Chinese and English reading in Hong Kong bilingual students. She will give an oral presentation of her study at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading which will be held in July, in Porto, Portugal.

    Congratulations to Heidy!

  • Apr 1 2016 >

    Our PhD student becomes Chairperson-elect of AERA Graduate Student Council MoreClose

    Congratulations to Miss Keisha Siriboe, our PhD student, who has been elected as Chairperson-elect of the American Educational Research Association Graduate Student Council (AERA GSC). The mission of the GSC is to facilitate and promote the transition from graduate student to professional researcher and/or practitioner by providing opportunities within AERA for growth, development and advancement. Her term will begin at the conclusion of the AERA 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in April 2016.

    For more information about the AERA GSC, please refer to http://www.aera.net/AboutAERA/MemberConstituents/GraduateStudentCouncil/tabid/10180/Default.aspx

  • Mar 23 2016 >

    No. 6 in the world again - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 MoreClose

    In the most recent QS subject rankings, the Faculty of Education at HKU has been ranked number 6 among Schools of Education around the world. This is the second year that our Faculty has achieved this level, the Faculty’s highest ranking to date. The five universities above HKU for Education in this year’s exercise are: 1) University College London, 2) Harvard University, 3) Stanford University, 4) the University of Cambridge, and 5) the University of Oxford.

    QS uses four criteria for its ranking system – Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Citations per paper, and H-index, which is a way of measuring both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scholar. The relative weightings of these criteria vary slightly from discipline to discipline. For Education, the weightings are 50% Academic Reputation, 10% Employer Reputation, 20% Citations, and 20% H-index. They reflect what our academic peers and employers think of us, and they also reflect colleagues’ achievements in research (citations and impact). Our Faculty scored very strongly on all four criteria, endorsing colleagues’ sterling efforts over the past year; not only in research but also in teaching and community engagement.

    For the full set of rankings for Education, please refer to http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2016/education-training

  • Mar 21 2016 >

    Recipient of a University Outstanding Teaching Award 2015 MoreClose

    Congratulations to Miss Nicole Tavares who has been awarded a University Outstanding Teaching Award for 2015.

    The Selection Panel was deeply impressed by Miss Tavares’ dedication and passion in teaching, her tireless and creative efforts to make learning enjoyable and challenging, and the impact that she has made on her students’ learning.

    This is the fifth consecutive year in which a colleague from the Faculty of Education has won an award. It is extremely encouraging for everyone in the Faculty who can draw continuing inspiration from our colleagues’ successes.

  • Mar 14 2016 >

    Professor Mark Bray becomes President of the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) MoreClose

    The CIES, based in the USA, is the oldest and largest of the world’s professional bodies of this type. As President-Elect, Professor Mark Bray led the organization of the 60th anniversary conference in Vancouver, Canada. The conference was held from March 6 to 10, 2016, and attracted 2,800 people, including 30 from HKU Faculty of Education plus many Faculty alumni.

    The Faculty and its Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC) had great visibility. The Dean joined Professor Bray at the opening ceremony, emphasizing HKU’s history and global outlook, and the University and CERC logos were prominent on the conference bags, signs for the Faculty-sponsored opening reception, on the CERC book table and elsewhere.

    The Vancouver conference was a historic occasion for the Faculty. The event and Professor Bray's continued leadership of the CIES reflect the Faculty's decades of leadership in the domain of comparative and international education.


  • Mar 7 2016 >

    HKU awarded an Innovation Award for Inclusive Organization MoreClose

    We would like to share a piece of good news regarding an award received by Dr Carol To.

    As a result of Dr To’s proposal, The University of Hong Kong was awarded an “Innovation Award for Inclusive Organization” by the Labour and Welfare Bureau. 

    The Innovation Award for Inclusive Organisation has been established to give recognition to the Inclusive Organisations which introduce innovative measures to enhance the employment opportunities of persons with disabilities, or implement innovative measures for establishing new posts, creating new jobs, or re-engineering work process for persons with disabilities, thereby enhancing their employment opportunities.

    The award presentation ceremony for the 2015-16 Talent-Wise Employment Charter and Inclusive Organisations Recognition Scheme was held on February 29 at the Central Government Offices, Tamar.

    This is an important pillar of the knowledge exchange work in HKU. We would like to offer hearty congratulations to Carol and her team.

  • Mar 4 2016 >

    Our Student and Teachers to receive a Distinguished Paper Award from an AERA Special Interest Group MoreClose

    Congratulations to our PhD student, Yuqin Yang, and the co-authors, Dr Jan van Aalst, Professor Carol Chan, and Wen Tian, who will receive a Distinguished Paper Award from the American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group on Classroom Assessment for the paper, "Self-directed Reflective Assessment in Knowledge Building among Low-achieving Students”. 

    Yuqin and the co-authors will receive the award at the SIG business meeting on April 9, 2016 (Saturday). Please go to applaud them if you will be at AERA.

  • Mar 2 2016 >

    University Research Awards 2015 MoreClose

    We are delighted to share with you good news about our achievements in the last round of the University’s internal awards for research excellence:

    Outstanding Young Researcher Award
    Dr Cecilia Chan
    Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

    Outstanding Research Student Supervisor Award
    Professor Mark Bray
    Division of Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education

    Research Output Prize
    “Muslims and Islam in U.S. Education: Reconsidering Multiculturalism”, Routledge, Oxon, New York & London, 2014, 184pp.
    Dr Liz Jackson
    Division of Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education

    Congratulations to the three awardees, each of whom richly deserves such recognition!

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