Research Student Profiles

Miss CHAN, Yuen Ki

Social Contexts and Policies of Education

Programme of Study: EdD

Field of Study: Comparative Education; Shadow Education (Private Supplementary Tutoring)

Research Topic: The role of tutoring in shaping students’ learning: Does tutoring experience impact on students' learning attitude formation and learning performance - a case study of Liberal Studies education in Hong Kong

Email Address: cyuenki@connect.hku.hk


About Me:
Claudia is currently an EdD student at the University of Hong Kong.

She obtained her Bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Arts (BA) at HKU in 2005; Master's degree from the Faculty of Education (MEd) at HKU in 2012; Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) at HKU in 2015 and Executive Master of Arts in International Educational Leadership and Change (EMA in IELC) at the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) in 2023 respectively.

Claudia is also a full-time secondary school teacher in Hong Kong. She obtained her Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2008. She has been a Liberal Studies, History, and English teacher for years. She is now teaching Citizenship & Social Development (CS), a school-based subject in lifelong learning and in school.

Her research interest centers around lifelong learning, self-directed learning, students' learner identity, student agency and shadow education.


Primary Supervisor: Professor KOBAKHIDZE, Nutsa

Co-supervisor(s): Dr WONG, Vincent W L


Research Outputs:
Chan, C., & Bray, TM. (2014). Marketised private tutoring as a supplement to regular schooling: Liberal Studies and the shadow sector in Hong Kong secondary education. Journal of Curriculum Studies , 46(3), 361-388.