External Examiners

Prof. Leung Bo-Wah

Programme examined: Music (Bachelor's degree)

Professor Leung Bo-Wah is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts and Associate Dean (Quality Assurance & Enhancement) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences at The Education University of Hong Kong. He is an award-winning professor for his research in incorporating Cantonese opera into formal music curriculum. He received the prestigious Musical Rights Award from the International Music Council (founded by UNESCO) in 2011 and the Knowledge Transfer Award from the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) in 2012 for his leadership in a research project entitled “Collaborative Project on Teaching Cantonese Opera in Primary and Secondary Schools”. Professor Leung has developed a teaching kit, Teaching Package on Creative Music Making in Schools, and a series of music textbooks for the general use of all schools in Hong Kong.

He has published different research papers in leading journals and edited books. His Chinese book Teaching Creative Music Making: New trend for the new century (Excellence Pub., 2005) is Hong Kong’s first publication of creativity in music teaching and learning. A revised version of this book has been published in Beijing tackling the music curriculum reform of mainland China (People's Music Publisher, 2014). His edited book Creative Arts in Education and Culture: Perspectives from Greater China (Springer, 2013) features the development of creative arts in the transforming region influencing the globe. Other than his professional practice with HKIEd, Professor Leung is at present co-chair of the Research Commission of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) and Board Member of Asia-Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research (APSMER), Adjunct Professor of Music at the Northeast Normal University, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, and Guangzhou University, co-editor of the International Journal of Music Education and Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education, and Subject Specialist (Education and Performing Arts) of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications. He was elected thrice as a Board Member of the ISME, and the chair of the Music in Schools and Teacher Education Commission of ISME.