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MEd Student and Graduates’ Sharing
Bu Linghua (Graduated in 2012)
By studying the MEd in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, I discovered my interest and talent in teaching Chinese. The learning of pedagogical knowledge and teaching attachment enabled me to become a professional Chinese teacher with international mindedness and the IB teacher award.
Carol Au (Graduate in 2017)
When I heard from the news that HKU Faculty of Education ranks the fourth globally in Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2018, I was glad that I did make a wise choice to study the MEd programme at HKU.
The teachings were great and indeed very useful in my life! Up-to-date international conference findings connect us to the education world and broaden our horizons - providing an invaluable global understanding of education. Discussions on the latest educational trends shaping the future of education prepared us for the challenges ahead and equipped us with the expertise to become professionals who can make substantial contributions to education.
Er Kim Hoe (Graduate in 2014)
"The two-year Master in Education programme (TLCL) offered by HKU-SCCL is both challenging and enriching. In the classrooms in Singapore and Hong Kong, the excellent team of teachers challenges our assumptions, deepens our pedagogies and broadens our horizons. Their deep knowledge in the profession and care for the students make this demanding programme an enjoyment. Apart from intensive stay-in learning in June, the class had fun and bonded with many outings when we studied in the campus and stayed in Robert Black College."
Fung Po Yi (Graduated in 2017)
Having been in the media industry for 5 years, I think taking the MEd course in HKU was definitely the turning point in my life which facilitated the development of my education career in a tertiary institution after the graduation from the programme.
During the 2-year-study in this MEd programme, what I had gained was not only about the knowledge of global trends in today’s youth education, but a valuable network with my professional classmates. Moreover, I had conducted a research project related to both media and education aspects. I am glad that I was able to combine my professional skills and knowledge I had learnt from the course into the paper. Finally, I would like to take this chance to appreciate the professors who taught me in these two years. They have really inspired me a lot.
Jordana Iu (Graduated in 2015)
The education profession needs not only quality educators, but quality leaders too. This is what prompted me to join the MEd programme in HKU. The journey I had over the past two years has been very fruitful. I learned a lot from talented and dedicated professors who walked me through education management from different perspectives. I was able to apply what I learned at work and to reflect on what I could do better. The MEd programme has taught me how to think out of the box, rather than relying solely on what I was taught in the classroom.
Kohei Takagi (Graduate in 2014)
"The MEd in Higher Education programme offered great learning experiences, which enhanced both my professional competence and academic capacity. An intense year of study and research helped me gain basic understanding of current issues in higher education, insights into my research area, and invaluable connections with classmates, faculty and other professionals in the field.
I personally recommend those with professional experience to consider undertaking this programme. In my case, background as a university administrator helped me grasp study subjects as well as utilize resources and opportunities available at HKU. Through this postgraduate experience, they too may gain new perspectives, which would benefit their careers as higher education professionals."
Man Yik Chung (Graduated in 2015)
This Master's program emphasizes a methodological foundation with a specialism for Teaching Chinese as a Second Language and provides a wide range of modules in different areas of the pedagogy and practice of Chinese Language teaching and the theoretical aspects of education. It definitely allows me to translate my qualifications, expertise and skills, and adapt to global changes in education where routines and boundaries are often challenged. I have explored the relationship between research and practice, encouraging me to analyze issues of interest to me for career aspirations.
Michael Lanford (Graduated in 2011)
Coordinator / Professional Tutor, Department of Writing and Rhetoric, University of Central Florida
“Through the MEd programme in higher education, I not only had the opportunity to develop my writing and researching skills, but I have professionally benefited from Hong Kong’s reputation as a hub for Asian higher education. Over the past year, I have been invited to give several lectures at American universities about cultural and social issues in Southeast Asia, and I feel that my teaching and tutoring sessions are consistently enriched by my experiences in Hong Kong. With its impressive facilities and internationally-renown academic staff, I sincerely believe that the University of Hong Kong is an ideal location from which to study the world’s most dynamic region.”
Ng Sio Hoon (Graduate in 2016)
Being an educator in Singapore for 10 years, the MEd Youth Studies programme gave me an insight on the issues and challenges faced by our youths today. The committed and passionate professors helped us see youth issues from different perspectives and encouraged me to link what I have learnt to the context of Singapore. I am able to apply what I have learnt from my MEd courses to my work now and I am grateful to have the opportunity to study in HKU.
Rhoda Wang (Graduated in 2009)
I embarked on a wonderful journey of career in Education since I enrolled in the Master of Education programme offered by the University of Hong Kong in 2007.
I was once a Primary and Secondary school teacher. From my teaching experience, I realized the importance of having a good foundation in the early years of a child’s life. So I decided to pursue further studies in this field and joined the Early Childhood Education specialism of the MEd programme. During the course of study, not only had I gained theoretical understanding on early childhood development and education, more importantly, I was equipped with solid research skills through completing a dissertation. In fact, one of the most valuable experiences I earned throughout the programme was the opportunity of learning from a team of the world’s leading researchers in the field of early childhood education. From their expertise, I acquired numerous inspirations in this research area; and from their enthusiasm, I developed passion towards this field of education.
After a few years of relevant working experience upon graduation, I am now very much honored to join back this excellent team in HKU, working as a Teaching Consultant. I am continuously striving to excel in the field, my experience in the MEd programme is evidently crucial to me. Thus I would also like to invite you on board to this wonderful journey by joining our MEd programme!
Ros Vutha (Graduated in 2014)
Bachelor's Programs Coordinator, Department of English, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
“The Master of Education in Higher Education at the University of Hong Kong has equipped me with profound understanding and sound knowledge of higher education. I have gained significant insights into such aspects of higher education as the aims of higher education, the academic profession, professional development of academic staff, organizational theories and strategies in higher education and comparative higher education. Such a great learning experience would not have been possible without the excellent world-class university facilities and the caring and internationally renowned professors. I highly recommend this program to academics who are keen on working in the higher education sector.”
Wong Ka Ho Denis (Graduated in 2016)
The MEd (English Language Education) programme enriches me to become a more professional English teacher by equipping me with updated English language teaching issues and pedagogies. Through participating in a lot of discussions with professionals, including in-service teachers, professors, etc., I have been inspired and my horizons broadened. I am now more confident in contributing my professional knowledge to the optimization of the school-based curriculum. Also, by doing the dissertation, I have learnt so much about conducting a research study with the guidance of the supervisor and the research team.