Prof. Catherine K K Chan
Professor of Practice, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong
Before re-joining the Faculty of Education, HKU, Prof Chan had served as Deputy Secretary and Principal Assistant Secretary in the Education Bureau, Hong Kong SAR. She led the Learning to Learn primary and secondary school curriculum reform that started in 2001, bringing about paradigm changes in curriculum design, learning and teaching, and assessment.
Since 2004, she has co-ordinated the coherent changes and support measures of the New Academic Structure (NAS) in senior secondary education, as well as the interface with higher education pathways at local, national, and international levels. She had conducted the interim review and impact study for the NAS. These have shed lights for strengthening strategic initiatives such as gifted education, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (STEM), reading and values across the curriculum since 2012. Prof Chan started her career as a teacher, school inspector, and an Associate Professor. In her current position, she is aspiring to advance education development by using and conceptualizing the valuable experiences, enriching theories and the teaching profession, informing and catalyzing research, and enabling knowledge sharing and transfer beyond boundaries.