Research at the Faculty of Education informs theory, pedagogy/practice and policy. All academic staff are engaged in research; and this engagement is recognised in the Faculty’s stated aim to serve as an educational/research ‘nexus’ between China, Asia and the rest of the world. As a large, unitary Faculty, our research is described as interdisciplinary but with a strong basis in academic disciplines allied with education, pedagogy, professional development, and speech/hearing sciences. Research is organised via: Divisions; within our 6 Research Centres and 2 Consortia; and as an individual focus. In addition, the Faculty hosts the Education Policy Unit. The Laboratory of Neuroscience for Education is an interdisciplinary unit that crosscuts the traditional boundaries among education, cognitive neuroscience, and other scientific disciplines. At any point in time there are a large number of on-going funded research projects, seminar series, international visitors and distinguished lectures. As researchers, we are actively engaged in local, regional and international collaborations. We maintain an active programme of funded/self-funded research studentships within our MPhil/PhD and EdD programmes.
- Apr 26 2018 >
Our PhD Student has been awarded a Croucher Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research MoreClose
We are very pleased to announce that Mr William Choi Tsun Man, a PhD student in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences of the Faculty of Education, has been awarded a Croucher Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research.
The award offered by the Croucher Foundation Ltd. was set up to enable applicants who are permanent residents of Hong Kong to undertake full-time research in natural sciences, medicine or technology in approved academic institutions outside Hong Kong.
William was also awarded a Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Scholarship in 2017 and has been continuing work, begun in the Faculty, on psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic aspects of lexical tone perception at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA since September 2017. He will be submitting his thesis this month.
Further information about the Croucher Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research can be found at: https://croucher.org.hk/funding/study_awards/postdoctoral_fellowships
Many congratulations on his outstanding achievements!
- Apr 20 2018 >
Recipients of an AERA Outstanding Publication Award 2018 MoreClose
On April 16, 2018, Miss Keisha Siriboe, our PhD student, and Dr Gary Harfitt received an Outstanding Publication Award 2018 from the Narrative Research Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) during the AERA Annual Meeting in New York, USA.
The Outstanding Publication Award was established to recognize national and international scholars whose research publication contributes to narrative research in terms of the research design and research methodology.
Their article entitled, A Parental perspective of school and familial curriculum making: a narrative inquiry of early childhood education planning in Hong Kong, was selected by the Outstanding Publication Award committee for its excellent contribution to narrative research, and it is clear how it contributes not just to research in general, but to the specialist field. The paper is drawn from Miss Siriboe's doctoral research and it is the first paper that she has had accepted by a refereed authority. A signal achievement for a first publication.
Congratulations to Miss Siriboe and Dr Harfitt!
Miss Keisha Siriboe (centre) and Dr Gary Harfitt (left) received the award at the Narrative Research SIG Business Meeting.
- Apr 10 2018 >
Dr Samuel Chu becomes an incoming editor of the re-launched Emerald Publishing Journal - Information and Learning Sciences MoreClose
We are glad to share with you the news that Dr Samuel Kai Wah Chu will be the incoming editor of the re-launched Emerald Publishing Journal - Information and Learning Sciences, with effect from Volume 120, 2019. He will co-edit with Dr Rebecca Reynolds of The State University of New Jersey, USA.
The journal builds upon the growing recognition of the ways in which active and innovative research that explicitly draws upon the intellectual heritage of both Information Science and the Learning Sciences stands to enrich people’s understanding of phenomena involving inquiry, learning, and system design.
The journal will re-launch with an inauguration issue in January 2019, followed by a special issue on "Learning to Code, Coding to Learn: Youth and Computational Thinking" in March 2019. Open issues and further special issues will follow. For more information on this re-launched journal, please visit http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=ILS.
Congratulations to Dr Chu!