Dr KOBAKHIDZE, Magda Nutsa has issued a paper with Maka Eradze to summarize how Georgia has responded to the educational challenges presented by the COVID19 pandemic.

More details: Schole- Journal of Education and Cultural Studies. Special issue “Pandemie Rotture Epistemologiche”.

Dr Juuso Henrik Nieminen has published a new paper about theory in assessment research in higher education. He and Dr Joanna Tai call for reflexive discussions about where this field wants to go, and which theories might contribute to its future directions.  More information: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02602938.2022.2047154

Dr Frank Reichert has published an article about the measurement of digital competences during the pandemic through onsite, online supported, and online self-directed modes. It states that using smartphones for testing can affect the performance, and that self-directed testing may work for older cohorts of students but might be problematic among younger students. For more details, please visit: http://doi.org/10.1111/emip.12498

Our member, Dr Frank Reichert has written a paper (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lanwpc.2022.100382) about Digital competence as a protective factor against gaming addiction in children and adolescents: A cross-sectional study in Hong Kong 

A press release (https://www.hku.hk/press/news_detail_24036.html) has also been picked up by the local and international press.


Our new Research Leader, Dr Tan Cheng Yong has published a paper to examine how Singapore school leadership is influenced by different cultural values.  For more detail: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/17411432211073414  

An article was written by Prof David Carless Authentic Feedback: Supporting Learners to Engage in Disciplinary Feedback Practices is now open access: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02602938.2020.1769022

Our new member, Dr Nieminen Juuso Henrik has issued a paper https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13562517.2021.2021395?src= that offers novel theoretical and practical ideas for harnessing assessment as a tool for inclusion in higher education.

Dr Tan Cheong Yong has the latest article “How school leadership practices relate to student outcomes: Insights from a three-level meta-analysis”. Let’s see the findings of this meta-analysis of 20 years of research at https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/17411432211061445

Read for insights on how low-income families adapt in the meritocratic Singapore education system by being self-responsible. 

A book chapter – Social, Political and Cultural Foundations of Educational Leadership in Singapore written by Dr Tan Cheng Yong  has been released.  

A new article “Publication – Self-assessment is About More Than Self: the Enabling Role of Feedback Literacy” written by Prof David Carless has been published https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02602938.2021.2001431?journalCode=caeh20 

Our unit head, Prof David Carless is awarded the Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship 2021-22, University Grants Committee.  

We are so pround of you!

Dr Anatoly Oleksiyenko has published a new paper – Academic freedom and intellectual dissent in post-soviet Ukraine. (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hequ.12362).

The Global Citizenship Foundation has conferred the honour and distinction upon our member, Dr Anatoly Oleksiyenko in recognition of his transformative leadership, unwavering dedication, and outstanding contribution to the field of education.

Dr Nutsa Kobakhidze and Dr Anatoly V Oleksiyenko presented in the 2-day international conference:  The University Purpose and Institutional Autonomy:  Challenges and their Impact on Georgia, organised by East European University & Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University on October 29-30, 2021 (https://conference.edu.ge/post/item/144/en)

Dr Nutsa Kobakhidze

Topic: Less USSR, more democracy please!’: Hopes and discontents in Georgia’s
quest for academic freedom (in Georgian)

Dr Anatoly V Oleksiyenko

Topic: De-Sovietization of higher education in Georgia

Dr Jisun Jung has published a book “Universities in the Knowledge Society – The Nexus of National Systems of Innovation and Higher Education”.  Please visit: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030765781 

Dr Kobakhidze Magda Nutsa would like to share her latest book review “Cambodia for Sale: Everyday Privatization in Education and Beyond”.  

Click here for full text (a view-only).

We would like to share a research paper “Who is feedback for? The influence of accountability and quality assurance agendas on the enactment of feedback processes” published by our Unit Head, Prof David Carless : https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02602938.2021.1980769 

Our Unit Head, Prof David Carless has published a research article “Signature feedback practices in the creative arts: integrating feedback within the curriculum”.  More information: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02602938.2021.1980769 

Dr Anatoly Oleksiyenko is happy to share his paper (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03057925.2020.1838121?journalCode=ccom20) with a colleague from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Please don’t hesitate to send emails with requests for an author’s copy.  

Our member, Dr Anatoly Oleksiyenko was invited to speak in the panel discussion: How can we ensure effective blended-learning? at the 16th Online Educational Leadership Forum, held on September 14, 2021.  


Our member, Dr Anatoly Oleksiyenko has written an article with Prof Liz Jackson: On Academic Freedom: Crisis of Higher Education in the Post-Truth Era”  at https://pesaagora.com/columns/on-academic-freedom/.

Congratulations! Our member, Dr Frank Reichert has received the 2021 Maslovaty Foundation Award for one of his publications in the field of “Moral and Democratic Education”. As a token of appreciation, the publisher has made the awarded article available open access for one month.

Reichert, F., Torney-Purta, J., & Liang, W. (2020). Teachers‘ organizational participation: Profiles in 12 countries and correlates in teaching-related practices. Theory & Research in Social Education, 48(4), 552-582. https://doi.org/10.1080/00933104.2020.1795764

Dr Hugo Horta has recently published an article  “Studies on women academics in Chinese academic journals: A review”.  For details, please visit: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/hequ.12351 

Dr Anatoly Oleksiyenko has published a paper on comparative dynamics/interdependences between world class universities and international student mobility in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. For details, please visit: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/17454999211039298

The Knowledge Exchange Forum: Enhancement of Teachers’ Professional Capacity through Culturally Responsive Teaching

Speaker: Dr Wai Ming Cheung, The University of Hong Kong
Chair: Prof Catherine Ka Ki Chan, The University of Hong Kong
Discussant: Mr Chung Wing Lai, Principal, HKTA The Yuen Yuen Institute No.3 Secondary School and alumni

Co-organizers: SCAPE, Centre for Advancement of Chinese Language Education and Research (CACLER)

Speaker: Prof Marek Kwiek, Director, Institute for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities (IAS); UNESCO Chair in Institutional Research and Higher Education Policy, University of Poznan, Poland

Organizer: Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC)

Publications are a major determinant of successful academic careers. Individual scientists make collaboration and authorship decisions: choosing team or solo publications, same-sex or mixed-sex collaborations, local, national or international collaborations? Past authorship decisions, including the choice of academic journals, bear on the availability of future external research grants as well as on opportunities for employment, promotion and tenure. Different types of collaborations have impact on inequalities as well as on innovation in science. In this presentation, Professor Kwiek will elaborate on dilemmas of collaborations in (1) local-national-international, (2) solo-team, and (3) male-female formats. He will also speak on how these collaborations have been driving innovation in the Polish national system of higher education and academic profession, and contributing to the Polish Excellence Initiative.


Marek Kwiek is the UNESCO Chair in Institutional Research and Higher Education Policy and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities (IAS), University of Poznan, Poland. His research interests are science of science, quantitative science studies, higher education research, and sociology of the academic profession. His current studies focus on research collaboration and social stratification in science. He has published about 200 papers and book chapters and 8 monographs. In 2020, he published in Higher Education, Studies in Higher Education, Scientometrics, and Journal of Economic Surveys. In 2019, he published a book: Changing European Academics: A Comparative Study of Social Stratification, Work Patterns and Research Productivity (Routledge). He has also served as a Principal Investigator in 25 international higher education research projects, and has been an editorial board member for Higher Education Quarterly, European Educational Research Journal, British Educational Research Journal, European Journal of Higher Education and for a Springer book series Higher Education Dynamics. He can be followed on Twitter @Marek_Kwiek