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Doctor of Education (EdD) (Specialised Area - Science Education and Education for Sustainability)

Hongkong

What will I learn?

Programme Aims and Objectives

The EdD programme is aimed at experienced educators and professionals in education settings who aspire to extend their expertise in a particular Specialized Area, and their professional knowledge in a broad range of educational contexts through core courses.

Upon the completion of the Programme, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate an expert knowledge, understanding and competence in the Specialized Area and in the larger educational context;
  • generate appropriate theoretical frameworks to address, analyse and propose innovative approaches to a broad range of educational issues;
  • develop insights into research trends in the Specialized Area and demonstrate readiness to contribute to the professional literature in that field;
  • effectively communicate concepts and theories within the Specialized Area to an audience of peers both locally and internationally;
  • analyse educational policies, processes or practices from different perspectives critically; and
  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of ethical practices within the Specialized Area.

Science Education and Education for Sustainability

It is well-known that various crisis, conflict, and knowledge gap, coupled with the tension created by the recent educational reform have led to many great and prevalent challenges and opportunities in the science teaching community. Examples include the pioneering use of information technology in science teaching through computer-mediated experiments, Science-Technology-and-Society and constructivist’s approach towards science teaching, inquiry-based learning, problem-based learning, life-wide learning, metacognition in science learning, and school-based assessment etc. Therefore, Science Education is offered as an area of study via Directed Study mode in the EdD programme to prepare future leaders in Science Education with both theoretical and practical competence for initiating and implementing educational reform at the school and community level, and to provide concrete research findings to inform and improve professional practice of the local and regional science teaching communities.

Specialized courses

  • Theories and Practices of Science Learning
  • Technology for Effective Learning and Teaching of Science
  • The Social and Psychological Dynamics of Science Learning
  • Environmental Health Perspectives and Education
  • Field-based Education and Environmental Literacy
  • Education for Environmental Sustainability

Which department am I in?

Graduate School

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
HK$120,000.00 (12,55,230) per year
HK $5,000 per credit, i.e: HK $360,000 for the 72-credit point of EdD programme, which is provisional and subject to adjustment.
Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)

Tai Po Campus,

10 Lo Ping Road,

Tai Po, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a master degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university; or a Bachelor degree with first class honours (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university. English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 with no subtest lower than 6.0; or TOEFL 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test); or Other equivalent qualifications.

For international students

Applicants should normally hold a Master’s degree in the discipline of education or a cognate field relevant to their chosen Specialized Area, plus four years’ professional experience. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a high standard of competence in spoken and written English. Applicants with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a university where the programme was not taught and assessed in English are normally required to demonstrate competency through one of the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.5 with no subtest lower than 6.0; or
  • a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test) ; or
  • other equivalent qualifications.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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