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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 (EdUHK). He is responsible for teaching subjects in life and values education, and in education studies (in the related discipline of philosophical and sociocultural issues in education). His main research interests include life and values education, experiential learning and reflective practice, particularly how participants' values can be transformed in the learning experience from both philosophical and empirical perspectives. He is also interested in developing the educational project of life and values education in a multidisciplinary approach.


He holds a M.Ed. specializing in Life and Spirituality Education from the Hong Kong Institute of Education, a PGCert in Academic Practice from the University of Liverpool, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education (Research, Evaluation and Enhancement) from Lancaster University. He began his teaching journey at the Vocational Training Council (VTC) in 2010 and prior to joining the Department, he had worked for over 10 years in different roles for the UK and Hong Kong teacher education and training programmes.


Dr Cheng is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and an Associate Member of the Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation at LU. He is also a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Social Workers Registration Board. He was awarded the Life Education Personal Excellence Award by the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation in 2016.


Research interests

Teacher education

Life and values education

Experiential learning

Reflective practices 

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In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

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