Professor LEONG, Samuel
Professor and Head of Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, Associate Dean (Quality Assurance and Enhancement) of Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Director of UNESCO Observatory for Research in Local Cultures and Creativity in Education
Area of Expertise :
Arts education / Interdisciplinary art / Music / Music education
Professor Samuel Leong joined The Hong Kong Institute of Education in early 2006 after completing the National Review of School Music Education (2004-05) for the Australian government as the project co-director. Over the past 30 years, he has had a multifarious career working in range of positions including at the Singapore Ministry of Education, Singapore Broadcasting Corporation, Centre for Life Enrichment, University of Michigan, Edith Cowan University and the University of Western Australia. He has authored and edited a number of publications including Using Music Technology in Music Education, Music in Schools and Teacher Education: a Global Perspective, and Musicianship in the 21st Century. He has also given invited presentations in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
Professor Leong has worked collaboratively with researchers from Human Movement, Engineering, Computer Science and Neuro-psychiatry, and has more than 17 years of experience supervising and examining master's and doctoral research projects. He has been awarded competitive grants from the Australian Research Council, the Hong Kong Research Grants Council and Hong Kong Arts Development Council and serves on the boards of seven refereed journals.