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  • 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

  • Nov 14 2016 >

    Recipient of a University Outstanding Teaching Award 2016 MoreClose

    Congratulations to Professor David Carless who has been awarded a University Outstanding Teaching Award for 2016.

    The Selection Panel was deeply impressed by Professor Carless’ dedication and passion in teaching, his tireless and creative efforts to make learning enjoyable and challenging, and the impact that he has made on his students’ learning.

    This is the sixth 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.

    The presentation ceremony will be held on March 27, 2017 (Monday). Please go to applaud Professor Carless and other awardees  at the ceremony.

  • Nov 10 2016 >

    The Bachelor of Science in Applied Child Development [BSc(ACD)] receives recognition as an approved training course for Child Care Workers and Child Care Supervisors in Hong Kong MoreClose

    We are glad to announce that our full-time top-up degree programme, the Bachelor of Science in Applied Child Development [BSc(ACD)] has been approved as a training course for child care workers (CCW) and child care supervisors (CCS) by the Social Welfare Department. Students admitted to this programme in the 2016/17 school year and thereafter will be eligible for registration as CCW and CCS upon successful completion of this programme.

    The BSc(ACD) is now accepting applications for admission in September 2017 until 12:00 noon, December 30, 2016 (Friday).

    For more information about the BSc(ACD), please visit http://web.edu.hku.hk/programme/bsacd

  • Oct 28 2016 >

    Dr Gary Wong received an award for an Outstanding Journal Article Published in the International Review of Education Technology Research and Development MoreClose

    Dr Gary Wong received an Outstanding Journal Article award for an article published in the International Review of Education Technology Research and Development (ETR&D) this year. The article “The Behavioral Intentions of Hong Kong Primary Teachers in Adopting Educational Technology” was published in volume 64 of the journal early this year. For details of the article, please see http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11423-016-9426-9.

    The award was created by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) and is given in recognition of a researcher’s achievement where their fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on the field of educational communications and technology in an international setting and who are expected to continue to produce cutting-edge achievements in the future. The committee was impressed with Dr Wong’s contribution and effort in working with in-service teachers in Hong Kong.

    Dr Wong received the award at the International Division Award Dinner of the 2016 AECT International Convention on October 19, 2016 at the Westgate Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, at a gathering of about 200 academics.

    Congratulations to Dr Wong!


    For details, please visit the following websites:

    About ETR&D: http://link.springer.com/journal/11423

    About AECT: http://aect.site-ym.com/

    About 2016 AECT International Convention: http://www.aect.org/events/Las%20Vegas/

  • Sep 30 2016 >

    Professor Lena Wong is elected President of the International Society of Audiology MoreClose

    We are pleased to announce that Professor Lena Wong has been elected President of the International Society of Audiology (ISA).

    ISA was established to facilitate protection and rehabilitation of human hearing, inclusive of the effects of pharmacological and surgical measures, but exclusive of matters relating to the techniques of these measures.  It serves as an advocate for the profession and for the hearing impaired throughout the world. 

    Professor Wong will begin her two-year term as President in 2018, but will serve as President-Elect immediately and then as Past President after her presidential term. The total commitment is for six years.

    This is a great honour for Professor Wong and we congratulate her on her achievement.

    For more information of the ISA, please visit http://www.isa-audiology.org/.

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