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Cheng Tak Lai, Mic is a Lecturer I in the Department of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong. He is responsible for the teaching subjects in life and values education, and in education studies (in the related discipline of philosophical and socio-cultural issues in education).


He received a MEd with concentration in life and spirituality education at Hong Kong Institute of Education, and holds a PhD in higher education from Lancaster University. He started the teaching journey at Vocational Training Council [VTC] in 2010, and had been appointed as an academic committee member of Childcare, Elderly and Community Services Discipline. Prior to joining the department, he had worked across different roles (academic tutor, dissertation supervisor, fieldwork supervisor, lecturer and project officer) for the teacher education and training in vocational institutes and universities over 10 years.


Dr Cheng is an associate member of the Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation (CHERE) of Lancaster University. He is also a registered social worker (RSW) of Social Workers Registration Board. He was conferred Life Education Personal Excellence Award by China Soong Ching Ling Foundation in 2016.


Research interests

Pre-service teacher education

Vocational education and training

Learning and teaching in higher education

Experiential learning


Teaching Interests

Life and values education

Education studies

Vocational and professional education

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