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Dr. Eric Chong is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Social Sciences, Chair of Deparmental Learning and Teaching Committee, and Programme Leader of Professional Development Programme on Enhancing Curriculum Planning and Teaching of Life and Society in Junior Secondary Curriculum (since 2011). He was the Associate Chair of SSC Departmental Learning and Teaching Committee (2015-17) and Associate Programme Leader of Master of Social Sciences in Global Hong Kong Studies (2018-2020). He was previously social sciences subject representative of Postgraduate Diploma in Education(Primary) General Studies(2009-19), Field Experience Coordinator of PGDE(P) General Studies(2009-19), and internship coordinator of Bachelor of Social Sciences in Global and Environmental Studies.

He obtained his B.Soc.Sc. (1996) and MPhil (1998) in Government and Public Administration from the CUHK. Then, he studied for an MBA (Public Service) at the University of Birmingham, U.K. in 2001. He obtained his PGDE in Liberal Studies at the HKU in 2007. He completed a part-time PhD in Education (2013) at the University of York, U.K., under the supervision of Prof. Ian Davies, with a focus on citizenship education. His thesis is about Hong Kong secondary school teachers’ perceptions of national identity and National Education. Previously he worked as Senior Research Assistant, Curriculum Developer, Teaching Fellow II, Senior Teaching Fellow, and Lecturer at the HKIEd. Once he worked at the Curriculum Development Institute, Education Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government.

His career focuses on citizenship education, global citizenship, Liberal Studies, and General Studies at Hong Kong schools. He is now expanding his expertise into citizenship education in China and Macau, as well as Hong Kong and Macao politics. His teaching and research interests are citizenship education, national identity, and politics of Hong Kong and Macao. He is also interested in school-based partnership projects on topics of Liberal Studies, General Studies, Civic Education and global citizenship education. He is now working on a paper about interdisciplinary curriculum, as well as implementing a General Research Fund project (2018-20) on investigating perceptions of Hong Kong secondary school teachers on their national identity and national education. He has finished a Teaching Development Grant project (2017-18) on implementing social justice education in undergraduate curriculum and a publication is forthcoming. Currently, he is interested in teaching and research about global citizenship education and digitial citizenship education. He has been involved in both pre-service and in-service teachers’ training. He serves the community as a scout leader during his free time.

Research interests

Citizenship education, PSHE curriculum development, national identity, global citizenship, digital citizenship, politics in Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR.

Teaching Interests

Citizenship education, global citizenship, digital citizenship, school improvement, interdisciplinary curriculum and methods, national identity, politics in Hong Kong SAR.

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