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Chinese Name: 莊璟珉

Variants: Chong, E., Chong, K. M., Chong, E. K. M.

Dr. Eric Chong is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Social Sciences, Head of Resource Centre for Interdisciplinary and Liberal Studies (FLASS), and Center Research Fellow of the Centre for Governance and Citizenship at the EdUHK. He was the Associate Chair of SSC Departmental Learning and Teaching Committee (2015-17), and currently Programme Leader of Professional Development Programme on Enhancing Curriculum Planning and Teaching of Life and Society in Junior Secondary Curriculum (since 2012), social sciences subject representative of PGDE(P) General Studies(since 2009), Field Experience Coordinator of PGDE(P) General Studies(since 2009), as well as Associate Programme Leader of M.Soc.Sci. Global and Hong Kong Studies(since 2018).

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 two papers on Chinese student civic values and attitudes, as well as implementing a General Research Fund project (2018-19) on investigating perceptions of Hong Kong secondary school teachers on their national identity and national education, and just finished a Teaching Development Grant project (2017-18) on implementing social justice education in undergraduate curriculum. He is also involved in both pre-service and in-service teachers’ training. He serves the community as a scout leader during his free time.

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Citizenship Education, national identity, politics in Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR.

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