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.

Key Tasks

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.

Research Agenda

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.