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Areas of Study
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 Student are required to choose one of the following specialisations:
  • Curriculum and Instruction

    This specialization is designed for education practitioners and professionals who aspire to conduct research into curriculum and instruction. It aims at guiding students to understand issues surrounding the design, implementation and evaluation of curriculum and instruction from multiple perspectives, to explore the theoretical foundations of effective strategies for curriculum development, and to conduct systematic inquiry on the social and individual factors influencing curriculum and instruction in schools. This specialization attaches great importance to the connection between theory and practice. Students will be required to develop their rigorous theoretical exploration based on solid school practice and robust research data. Major areas of inquiry include curriculum development, instructional design, curriculum reform and implementation, curriculum evaluation, assessment in learning, and subject curriculum and teaching.

    Required Courses
    - Teaching: Theory, Design, Research and Application
    - Curriculum Organisation
    - Curriculum Inquiry: Paradigms

  • Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

    Education is having profound changes and challenges at many different levels. These changes have inevitably brought a paradigm shift in educational policies and governance, as well as in educational administration, management and leadership. This specialization is designed for experienced professionals who are leaders, or aspiring to be leaders in education-related institutions, and policy makers, or students who are interested in educational policy studies. It offers a well-structured and integrated coursework to students, to support them to have high levels of understanding of the foundations of educational leadership and policy studies. It also aims to equip candidates with advanced skills and knowledge in theoretical enquiry and educational research, to allow them to formulate their own proposals and investigations into important and critical educational issues. The Department can offer supervision for the following major areas of inquiry: policy analysis and studies, higher education, comparative education, economics of education, sociology of education, , educational administration, management and leadership, school improvement and change, and other related fields or issues.

    Required Courses
    - Foundations of Educational Administration and Policy
    - School Reform in a Global Context
    - Educational Organisation and Leadership

  • Educational Psychology

    As the highest professional degree in educational psychology, DEd in Educational Psychology provides training in some of the major knowledge domains and specializations constituting the field. These include learning and instruction focusing on the cognitive and motivational processes of student learning and classroom teaching, child and adolescent social and academic development including parenting and other socialization and acculturation influences, student counseling and guidance and helping students with special needs, and psychological and educational testing and assessment. Students are expected to take courses in most of these specialty knowledge domains and are expected to conduct research in one of these or other areas of specialization.

    Required Courses
    - Selected Topics in the Science of Learning
    - Organisation and Implementation of School Guidance and Counselling
    - The Developmental Process of Motivation and Its Role in Human Development