Project Details

Developing Teachers, Developing Futures

Teacher professionalism is grounded in the context of education that constantly evolves around multi-faceted changes in all directions. Teachers are increasingly expected to meet diverse and sometimes competing needs emerged from not only local situations and policies, but also global developments and concerns. The high expectations of teachers in fulfilling local and global responsibility to construct new imaginaries and better futures have serious implications for teacher education and professional development. This points to the importance of a continuous and critical inquiry of what constitutes the basic professional capacity of new teachers and how this capacity can be developed and shaped to move towards desirable directions so as to transform practice and cultivate passionate leadership for upholding teacher professionalism and realizing educational aspirations and innovative ideas. The overall purpose of the proposed project is to generate research-teaching impact on practice and policy through teacher education and professional development by establishing momentous cycles of inquiry and change. The project weaves together the context of education like the above-mentioned, knowledge transfer of staff research, international collaboration, capacity building of staff and students, and support for new research to expand impact. It engages both academic and teaching staff within and across departments. The project involves both preservice and in-service teachers, as well as serving teachers, principals and other related stakeholders. The research-teaching impact cycle established through the project can facilitate further enhancement of courses and programmes that benefit students, schools, and society.

Commencement Date : 2020/1
Completion Date : 2023/3
Chief Investigator(s) : Dr YUEN, Wai Kwan Gail 袁慧筠 [EPL]
Prof TANG, Yee Fan Sylvia 鄧怡勳 [EPL,FEHD]
Keyword(s) : teacher education   professional development   school engagement  

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