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Chinese name: 李子建

Variants: Lee, J., Lee, C. K. J., Lee, J. C. K.

Professor John C. K. Lee, JP, Vice President (Academic) and Chair Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, joined HKIEd (now EdUHK) in 2010.  He was Dean of Education and Professor of Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Professor Lee was also the Director of the Centre for University and School Partnership and had served as a Fellow of United College and Morningside College at CUHK. He had worked as a secondary school teacher and a Lecturer at the Sir Robert Black College of Education.

Professor Lee graduated from The University of Hong Kong and received his MSc degree from the University of Oxford, MA (Ed.) and PhD degrees as well as a Diploma in Education (with distinction) from CUHK. His research interests focus on curriculum and instruction, geographical and environmental education, and school improvement. He is active in leading and securing education research and development projects and has a solid track record in securing external grants. One of his projects, The "Accelerated Schools for Quality Education Project", has won the Quality Education Fund Outstanding Project Award in 2008. He has served as the Regional Editor (Asia-Pacific) of Educational Research and Evaluation and Executive Editor of Teachers and Teaching as well as editorial board members or advisory editors of many local, regional and international journals. He is also a prolific writer who has edited and written more than 20 books, and published over 100 journal articles and book chapters.

Professor Lee has actively participated in education and social service in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas. He served as the UNESCO consultant of an environmental education project in China, an executive governing board member of International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement and a technology support committee member of International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, and has served as board members of Geography Teaching Research Association, China Educational Association and the Chinese Association of Higher Education. He has also held many visiting/guest/adjunct professorships at universities overseas and in Mainland China. 

Research interests

Curriculum and instruction theories and their applications to language education, values education and early childhood education; Environmental Education; Geographical Education; School Improvement and School-University Partnerships; Teacher Development; the Use of Teaching Resources; and Educational Evaluation.

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Research Outputs 1996 2019


李子建 & 許景輝, Mar 2019, 《21世紀技能與生涯規劃教育》. 李子建, 姚偉梅 & 許景輝 (eds.). 台北市: 高等教育出版公司, p. 77-98

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


李子建, 姚偉梅 & 許景輝, Mar 2019, 《21世紀技能與生涯規劃教育》. 李子建, 姚偉梅 & 許景輝 (eds.). 台北市: 高等教育出版公司, p. 223-239

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Lesson study: Curriculum management for 21st century skills

CHENG, C. K. E. & LEE, C. K. J., 2019, The SAGE handbook of school organization. CONNOLLY, M., EDDY-SPICER, D. H., JAMES, C. & KRUSE, S. D. (eds.). London: SAGE Publications Ltd, p. 447-464

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Mapping the factors influencing creative teaching in mainland China: An exploratory study

HUANG, X., LEE, C. K. J. & DONG, X., Mar 2019, In : Thinking Skills and Creativity. 31, p. 79-90

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle