The Research Division of The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE) serves the following major aims:
- To provide high quality information and research results in gifted education;
- To collaborate with stakeholders in gifted education;
- To promote the awareness and better understanding of gifted education in Hong Kong.
The key tasks of the Research Division in accomplishing its aims are to:
- Develop a prioritised research agenda that is responsive to the needs of the HKAGE and different stakeholders in Hong Kong;
- Provide regular statistics and reports reflecting the quality of ongoing activities and services provided by the Academy;
- Conduct both theoretical and applied research projects in a sound and rigorous manner;
- Identify opportunities for research collaboration with local and overseas institutions on gifted education issues of common interest;
- Disseminate evidence-based findings through publications, knowledge sharing and academic exchanges.
The major components of the Division’s research agenda include:
- A series of ongoing needs analysis of students, teachers and parents;
- Programme evaluation;
- Learning impact studies;
- Collaboration with other institutions and organisations to study the performance of gifted education students;
- Developing and implementing an effective mechanism to track student progress.
These activities are designed to address both the short- and long-term information needs of the HKAGE, which are essential to the planning, implementation and improvement of the Academy's services.