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Dr Raymond Kong is a Lecturer in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. He is the Chairperson of the Departmental International and Local Engagement Committee and is currently a working member of the Dean’s Quality Assurance Team for Self-funded activities. He teaches postgraduate and undergraduate courses in the area of Curriculum and Teaching. Recently taught courses include Curriculum and Assessment, Curriculum Policy, Innovation and Implementation, and Experiencing Films: Classroom Strategies for Engaging Learners.

 

Prior to his current appointment, Raymond served as the Centre Manager of the Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education, the Programme Leader for the Professional Development Programmes in Life Education and the Teacher Development Consultant for the Chinese Department at the University. Raymond had also been a secondary school teacher with a focus on HKASL Chinese Language and Culture. All these experiences have endowed him with a comprehensive understanding of management and curriculum development in a school setting.

 

Raymond has worked extensively with different stakeholders in developing new initiatives in education. He has engaged in dozens of research and knowledge transfer projects, mainly in domains that encompass Life and Values Education, Language Education and Religious and Cultural Education. These experiences were further consolidated in academic publications, such as Life and Moral Education in Greater China [The Routledge Series on Life and Values Education in a Changing World] (Co-edited with Professor John Lee and Dr Stephen Yip) and An investigation of Buddhist Life Education in Hong Kong [CUHK Centre for the Study of Humanistic Buddhism - Studies of Humanistic Buddhism in East and Southeast Asian Series] (Co-authored with Dr Fung Shu Fun).


Raymond earned his Doctor of Education from the University of Bristol. He previously studied at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, holding a Bachelor and a Master’s degree. He also holds a Qualified Teacher Status in Hong Kong.


External Appointments

External Service [Selected]

 

  • School Manager, the Incorporated management committee of the Caritas St. Joseph Secondary School. 2022 – present
  • Member, Executive Committee for the Hong Kong Primary Research Association. 2022-present
  • Honorary Consultant, Hong Kong Moral and National Education Teachers’ Association. 2022 - present
  • External Advisor, TWGHs Moral Curriculum Development Project. 2020 - present
  • Panel Member and External Assessor, TWGHs Teaching Excellence Award [Secondary – Liberal Studies]. 2019 - 2020
  • Panel Member and External Assessor, TWGHs Teaching Excellence Award [Primary - Moral Education]. 2017 – 2019
  • Advisor, Life Education Services for youth, Chinese YMCA (HK), 2016 - 2017
  • Steering Committee Member, Life Surfing - Scheme on Emotional Support and Life Education for Young People (In Chinese: 逆風啟航–青少年情緒支援及生命教育計劃), Chinese YMCA (HK). 2016 - 2017
  • Professional Advisor, Buddhist Chi King Primary School. 2016 - Present
  • Education Advisor of the RANG Social Services Foundation. 2015 - 2019
  • School Development Advisor, C&MA Sun Kei Primary School (Ping Shek). 2015 - Present
  • Project Management Committee Member, QEF sponsored project Integrating Global Ethics in School Education: Primary and Secondary School Support for the Key Area (In Chinese: 融入「全球倫理」於學校教育:協助中小學規劃「德育、公民及國民教育」關鍵項目計劃). Institute of Sino-Christian Studies Limited. 2014-2016
  • Secretary General and Chairman of Executive Committee for the Rational Communication Education Society. 2009-2012



Internal Service (EdUHK) [Selected]

 

Department/ Faculty

  • Member, Dean’s QA Team (Self-funded projects), Faculty of Education and Human Development, EdUHK. 2022-present.
  • Member, Faculty Board / Faculty Management Committee, Faculty of Education and Human Development, EdUHK. 2022-present.
  • Member, Departmental Management Committee, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, EdUHK. 2022-present.
  • Chair, Departmental International and Local Engagement Committee, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, EdUHK. 2022-present.
  • Team leader, Taskforce for development of Bachelor of Social Sciences in Values Education, Faculty of Education and Human Development, EdUHK. 2022.
  • Library Liaison Officer, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, EdUHK. 2021 – present.
  • Subject representative and Board of Examiner, Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Primary and Secondary), EdUHK. 2022 - present
  • Course Coordinator, Curriculum and Assessment (PGDE (P)/(S)), EdUHK. 2022 - present
  • Member and secretary, Review Panel for the upgrade of Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education. Faculty of Education and Human Development, EdUHK. 2020-2021.
  • Working member, FEHD Caring Teacher Award. Faculty of Education and Human Development, EdUHK. 2020-21.
  • Course writer (with Lee, C. K. J. and Yu, W. M. F.), General Education Course (Positive and Values Education) – You Only Live Once, Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education, EdUHK. 2020-2021.
  • Programme Leader / Programme Coordinator for PDP in Hong Kong Life Education - Advanced level for Primary school teacher, Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education / Faculty of Education and Human Development, EdUHK. 2019-2021.
  • Member, Board of Examiner (PDP-LED, PED-LEA and PDP-INFSH), Department of International Education / Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education, Faculty of Education and Human Development. 2018-2021.
  • Programme developer and course writer, PDP in Hong Kong Life Education - Advanced level for Primary school teacher, Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education / Faculty of Education and Human Development, EdUHK. 2018-19.
  • Member, Programme Committee (PDP-LED, PED-LEA and PDP-INFSH), Department of International Education / Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education, Faculty of Education and Human Development. 2018-2021.
  • Programme Leader / Programme Coordinator, PDP in Hong Kong Life Education, Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education / Faculty of Education and Human Development, EdUHK. 2017-2021.
  • Working member and course writer, Taskforce for revamping of Master of Education (Area of focus: Life and Values Education). Department of International Education / Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education, EdUHK. 2017-2018.
  • Centre Manager (CRSE), Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education, EdUHK. 2017 – 2021.
  • Programme Developer and Course Writer, PDP in Hong Kong Life Education, Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education / Faculty of Education and Human Development, EdUHK. 2016-17.
  • Centre Management Committee Member and Secretary (CRSE), Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education, EdUHK. 2014 – 2021.

 

University - Coordination and participation in University-level initiatives

  • EdUHK University Level Project: Teachers of Tomorrow - Life Education and Virtues for Empowerment Leadership (TT-LEVEL+) Programme
  • STEM Education Initiatives at EdUHK (mainly engaged in the subproject: Integration of Life Education in STEM Education: A pilot project)
  • English Education for Learning Diversity in Primary Schools (mainly engaged in the early stage of the project, especially for the school-support initiatives)


Research interests

Academic Interests


Raymond welcomes project collaboration and thesis/research project supervision (Up to EdD). His current academic interests are:

  • School development, curriculum leadership and pedagogical development for Life Education
  • Teacher leadership and parental engagement for Digital, Media and Information Literacy
  • Values Education in emerging themes, such as Digital Citizenship, Sex and Gender Education, teaching Chinese Virtues in modern times, Financial Literacy, and Life-planning Education


Related Research Projects [Selected]

  • Survey on Information, Media and Digital Literacy Education in Primary School. Principal Investigator (with Co-PI Fok Ping Kwan and Wu Siu Wai). Sponsored by: The Hong Kong Primary Education Research Association.
  • Shared Space: Changing Teacher Practice, Children’s Attitudes and Influencing Policy Nationally and Internationally through the use of a teacher toolkit. Co-Investigator (Co-I, with PI Amanda Williams, Co-I Shelley McKeown Jones and Co-I Janet Orchard). Sponsored by: Economic and Social Research Council (UK) Impact Acceleration.
  • Philosophy for teachers (P4T): fostering Ethical Judgement in Classroom Practices. Co-Investigator (Co-I, with PI Janet Orchard). Sponsored by: British Academy.
  • A Study of Buddhist Life Education in Hong Kong (香港佛化生命教育研探). Co-Investigator (Co-I, with PI: Fung Shu Fun). Sponsored by: Centre for the Study of Humanistic Buddhism, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • Provision of Services for Review on the “Effectiveness of the Implementation of Life Planning Education in Secondary Schools in Hong Kong”. Co-Investigator (Co-I, with PI Lee Chi Kin John). Commissioned by Education Bureau.
  • Children's Buddha - Life Education in Hong Kong Kindergarten and Nursery School (In Chinese: 童子底佛性──香港幼稚園及幼兒園的佛化生命教育). Co-Investigator (Co-I, with PI: Fung Shu Fun). Funding source: Departmental Research Fund.
  • Biography of Life Coaches: Case studies of Two Primary School Buddhist Life Educators in Hong Kong (生命導師的生命傳記──以推動本港佛化生命教育的兩位小學教師個案研究為例). Co-Investigator (Co-I, with PI: Fung Shu Fun). Funding source: Departmental Research Fund.
  • A Study of the Development of Public Sphere during the Transformation of Paradigm in Law by Confucius Scholars in Han China (儒家學者在漢代法律(法典、案例及法律修訂原則)變革中開拓的公共空間). Co-Investigator (Co-I, with PI: Fung Shu Fun). Funding Source: Internal Research Fund.
  • Integrated Database for Cantonese Oral Proficiency Testing (現場粵口語測試整合資料庫). Co-Investigator (Co-I, with PI: Fung Shu Fun). Funding Source: Internal Research Fund.
  • Hong Kong Primary School Students mispronunciation of Cantonese: Based on newly arrived children from Mainland China (香港小學學童粵語詞彙誤讀應用研究——以內地新來港學童為考察中心). Project Manager (with PI: Fung Shu Fun). Funding source: Internal Research Fund.


Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests

  1. Curriculum Policy and Innovation
  2. Creative Teaching and Learning
  3. Curriculum and Teaching for Academic Low Achievers
  4. Emerging themes in Curriculum Reform, such as Life and Values Education, Life-long Planning and Information and Digital Literacy


Related teaching / professional / knowledge transfer works [Selected]

  • 21-hour Certificate Course on Life Planning Education. Course tutor (With PI Lee Chi Kin John, Hui King Fai Sammy and Fok Ping Kwan). Commissioned by: Education Bureau.
  • Life Education and Core Competency in the 21st Century: a Summarisation of Good Practices in the Greater China Region. Co-Investigator (With PI Lee Chi Kin John). Sponsored by: Tin Ka Ping Foundation.
  • Self-directed Learning and Curriculum-oriented STEM Education with Progressive Components. Network Coordinator (With PI TSANG Po Keung Eric). Funded by: Quality Education Fund Thematic Network.
  • From Self-directed Learning to the Integration of STEM into School-based Curricula of Primary and Secondary Schools. Network Coordinator (With PI TANG Po Keung Eric). Funded by: Quality Education Fund Thematic Network.
  • Animated Life Education Teaching and Learning Resources Development Project. Working member (with PI Lee Chi Kin John and David KUNG). Sponsored by Tin Ka Ping Foundation.
  • Thematic Seminar on Life Planning Education and Career Guidance Services. Principal Investigator. Commissioned by: Education Bureau.
  • Life Education Training Programme for Government Primary Schools. Co-Investigator (Co-I, with PI Lee Chi Kin John). Commissioned by: Education Bureau.
  • “Heart-to-Heart Connect” Programme for Two Generations of Teachers in Caring Quality Development. Co-Investigator (Co-I, with PI Lee Chi Kin John). Sponsored by: Wong Shek Yung Charitable Foundation.
  • “Life Long Events” Life Education Project. Co-Investigator and Executive Secretary (Co-I, with PI Lee Chi Kin John). Sponsored by: Board of Management of Chinese Permanent Cemeteries.
  • EdUHK University Level Project: Teachers of Tomorrow – Life Education and Virtues for Empowerment Leadership (TT-LEVEL+ ) Programme. Executive Secretary (with PI Lee Chi Kin John). Sponsored by: Wo Foo Social Enterprises and The Education University of Hong Kong.
  • Development of Teaching and Learning of Resources of Religious Building for Humanistic Cultures and Values for PSHE curriculum. Co-Investigator (Co-I, with PI Lee Chi Kin John). Commissioned by: Education Bureau.
  • Chinese Culture-based Life Education Project (返本開新,安身立命:植根中華文化的生命教育). Co-Investigator (Co-I, with PI: Lee Chi Kin John). Sponsored by: Fung Sun Kwan Chinese Arts Foundation Limited.
  • Life Education Curriculum Development Programme (Phases 1 and 2). Principal Investigator (PI). Sponsored by: e-give For You Charity Foundation Ltd.
  • Visit and Study of Buddhist Temples in Hong Kong for Primary Students (香港佛寺之參訪與探究). Principal Investigator (PI). Sponsored by: Hong Kong Buddhist Association.
  • Development of School-based Teaching and Learning Resources and School Support Service of Life Education for HKSKH. Co-Investigator (Co-I, with Lee Chi Kin John). Sponsored by: Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui.
  • Professional Series for Enriching Life: Embracing Life Challenges Together with our Children and Adolescents with Positive Attitudes (「點亮生命:以正面態度與兒童及青少年迎向人生的挑戰」專業發展系列). Principal Investigator (PI). Sponsored by: Lau Chor Tak Foundation Ltd.
  • Overseas / Mainland Teachers’ Professional Development Programme in Life Education. Principal Investigator (PI). Various funding sources.
  • School-based Life Education Projects. Principal Investigator (PI). Various funding sources.
  • EdUHK-School Partnership Schemes for the Development of Students’ Chinese Language Proficiency. Programme Developer and Chief Instructor (with PI: Fung Shu Fun). Various funding sources.
  • EdUHK / Rational Communication Education Society: the Hong Kong Oral Competition for Primary and Secondary Students (善言巧論:全港學生口語溝通大賽). Executive Chairman (with PI: Fung Shu Fun) and Chief Examiner. Various funding sources.
  • Enhancing Students’ Well-being and Life Values: Perspectives of Life Education and Positive Education. Coordinator (With PI Lee Chi Kin John and Chan Ka Shing Kevin). Funding source: Community of Practice Fund.
  • Life and Character Leadership Programme for Pre-service and In-service Teachers and FEHD Caring Teacher Award. Co-Investigator (Co-I, with PI Lee Chi Kin John). Funding source: Strategic Development Fund of Faculty of Education and Human Development


Related Media Interviews [Selected]

  • 當價值觀教育遇上STEM. In EdPost (by HK EdCity) (2022-09). Link: https://www.edcity.hk/hq/zh-hant/content/%E7%95%B6%E5%83%B9%E5%80%BC%E8%A7%80%E6%95%99%E8%82%B2%E9%81%87%E4%B8%8Astem
  • 調查指47%受訪小學生近乎每日打機 逾四成人不能控制使用時間. In TVB (2022-09-15). Link: https://news.tvb.com/tc/local/6322edac9bb230c9ab8e102f/%E6%B8%AF%E6%BE%B3-%E8%AA%BF%E6%9F%A5%E6%8C%8747%E5%8F%97%E8%A8%AA%E5%B0%8F%E5%AD%B8%E7%94%9F%E8%BF%91%E4%B9%8E%E6%AF%8F%E6%97%A5%E6%89%93%E6%A9%9F-%E9%80%BE%E5%9B%9B%E6%88%90%E4%BA%BA%E4%B8%8D%E8%83%BD%E6%8E%A7%E5%88%B6%E4%BD%BF%E7%94%A8%E6%99%82%E9%96%93
  • 調查:逾半學生6歲前接觸手機 近5成常打機 4成不能自制. In Singtao Daily (2022-09-15). Link: https://std.stheadline.com/realtime/article/1872875/%E5%8D%B3%E6%99%82-%E6%B8%AF%E8%81%9E-%E8%AA%BF%E6%9F%A5-%E9%80%BE%E5%8D%8A%E5%AD%B8%E7%94%9F6%E6%AD%B2%E5%89%8D%E6%8E%A5%E8%A7%B8%E6%89%8B%E6%A9%9F-%E8%BF%915%E6%88%90%E5%B8%B8%E6%89%93%E6%A9%9F-4%E6%88%90%E4%B8%8D%E8%83%BD%E8%87%AA%E5%88%B6
  • 【資訊素養】調查揭近半小學生幾乎日日打機 資訊素養納小學課程成效難評. In Hong Kong Economic Times (2022-09-15). Link: https://topick.hket.com/article/3354060/%E3%80%90%E8%B3%87%E8%A8%8A%E7%B4%A0%E9%A4%8A%E3%80%91%E8%AA%BF%E6%9F%A5%E6%8F%AD%E8%BF%91%E5%8D%8A%E5%B0%8F%E5%AD%B8%E7%94%9F%E5%B9%BE%E4%B9%8E%E6%97%A5%E6%97%A5%E6%89%93%E6%A9%9F%E3%80%80%E8%B3%87%E8%A8%8A%E7%B4%A0%E9%A4%8A%E7%B4%8D%E5%B0%8F%E5%AD%B8%E8%AA%B2%E7%A8%8B%E6%88%90%E6%95%88%E9%9B%A3%E8%A9%95
  • 調查指逾半學生6歲前接觸手機等裝置 近5成經常用於打機. In Oriental Daily (2022-09-16). Link: https://hk.on.cc/hk/bkn/cnt/news/20220915/bkn-20220915143942887-0915_00822_001.html
  • 調查揭37.8%受訪小學生斷網感失落 倡增撥資源予學校. In HK01 (2022-09-15). Link: https://www.hk01.com/sns/article/815157?utm_source=01articlecopy&utm_medium=referral
  • 【調查結果】近5成小學生欠自制能力每日打機 初研團隊倡增教學支援. In Hong Kong Economic Times (2022-09-15). Link: https://topick.hket.com/article/3354135?r=cpstni
  • 近四成學童若「斷網」感失落. In Wenweipo (2022-09-16). Link: https://www.wenweipo.com/a/202209/16/AP63238d74e4b033218a62cf17.html
  • 調查:處無網環境 38%小學生失落. In Ming Pao (2022-09-16). Link: https://m.mingpao.com/pns/%E6%95%99%E8%82%B2/article/20220916/s00011/1663265442902/%E8%AA%BF%E6%9F%A5-%E8%99%95%E7%84%A1%E7%B6%B2%E7%92%B0%E5%A2%83-38-%E5%B0%8F%E5%AD%B8%E7%94%9F%E5%A4%B1%E8%90%BD
  • 四成小學生用數碼裝置欠自制. In Takungpao (2022-09-16). Link: http://www.takungpao.com.hk/news/232109/2022/0916/765129.html
  • EdUHK launch Life Education Advance Programme under the pandemic (新冠肺炎|教大推生命教育深造班.疫境中網絡開堂.可學分轉移). In HK01 (2020-05-20). Link: https://www.hk01.com/社會新聞/471664/新冠肺炎-教大推生命教育深造班-疫境中網絡開堂-可學分轉移?utm_source=01webshare&utm_medium=referral.
  • Sharing of quality education experiences in TWGHs join school professional development day (東華三院聯校專業發展日屬校齊分享優質教育經驗). In Tai Kung Pao (2018-04-06). Link: http://paper.takungpao.com/resfile/PDF/20180406/PDF/b6_screen.pdf. 2018-04-06
  • Are you ready for the Life-wide Learning Grant? (9億元「全方位學習津貼」老師,準備好了嗎?) In Education Profession, (2019-06). Link: https://media.goodschool.hk/storage/upload/ebook/2019-07-02-154259-454464.pdf


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