International Conference 2021

9-11 December 2021

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Virtual Conference


The HKERA-APERA International Conference is an important occasion for educational researchers and practitioners in the Asia Pacific and beyond. Through the online platform, this Conference will facilitate a borderless, stimulating and vibrant international meeting. It provides the opportunity for researchers, scholars, early career colleagues, educators, policymakers, practitioners, and research students to:

  • network with both like-minded and non-like-minded friends and colleagues

  • build a community of researchers and practitioners

  • support young scholars and research students for professional and academic development

  • connect with potential collaborators, publishers or funders

  • broaden research horizons and discover new opportunities

  • sharpen intellectual sensitivity and deepen professional commitment

As suggested by this year's theme, our virtual platform provides ample opportunities for engaging dialogues and exchanges on some of the current and pressing issues in education, including (but not restricted to): inclusive and equitable education, digital divide, wellbeing, gender and policy, early years to post-secondary education, value, civic and life education, and the roles of school leaders and teachers in the post-pandemic educational landscape.

This year, we are very honoured to have invited five leading global voices in education as our keynote speakers at the Conference

Prof. A. Lin Goodwin

Prof. Ruth Hayhoe

Prof. Wing-on Lee

Prof. Maria Manzon

Prof. Simon Marginson

(in alphabetical order).


Connectivity, Inclusivity and Sustainability: Generating Changes and Creating Impacts

Sustainability Education

  • Comparative and International Education

  • Creativities in Education

  • Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy

  • Early Childhood Education and Care

  • Educational Effectiveness and Improvement

  • Educational Leadership, Policy and Reform

  • Educational Research and Educational Policy-Making

  • Teacher Education and Development

  • Youth Studies and Informal Education

  • Higher Education and Life-Long Learning

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education (STEM)

  • Mental Health, Wellbeing and Education

  • Civic and Citizenship Education

  • Literacy and Language

  • Physical Education and Sports Pedagogy

Inclusion and Exclusion in Education

  • Race, Ethnicity and Diversity

  • Religions, Values and Life Education

  • Research Methodology in Education

  • Sexualities and Gender

  • Social Justice and Equity Education

  • Socio-Cultural Theory and Education

  • Nature, Outdoor Learning and Play

  • Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education

  • Philosophy of Education

  • Connectedness and Belongingness

Impact of COVID-19

  • Digital Divide

  • Health and Medical Education

  • Learning Motivation and Academic Engagement

  • Educational Leadership and Policy

  • Alternative Education

  • Home-School-Community Partnerships

  • Teaching and Learning



The Hong Kong Educational Research Association (HKERA)

The Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Faculty of Education
Department of Educational Administration and Policy
Centre for University and School Partnership
Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research

Conference Organizing Committee

Committee Chairperson & Vice-Chairperson

Professor Alan Chi Keung CHEUNG
Chair, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Celeste Y. M. YUEN
Vice Chair, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Gordon C. P. TSUI
General Secretary, The University of Hong Kong

Members (In alphabetical order)

The Education University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong

Winnie W. M. SO
The Education University of Hong Kong

Independent Education Consultant, Hong Kong

Hayes H. H. TANG
The Education University of Hong Kong