President of Hong Kong Society for Education in Art
Head of Visual Arts and Head of Arts at Po On Commercial Association Wong Siu Ching Secondary School
KWONG Kai Tak is President of Hong Kong Society for Education in Art (HKSEA), Head of Visual Arts and Head of Arts at Po On Commercial Association Wong Siu Ching Secondary School, currently also a doctoral student in Education at University of Hong Kong (HKU).
Kwong graduated with a Bachelor's degree (Hons.) of Education in Visual Arts from Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd); he was awarded President's Commendation. Later he attained a PGDE at Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Master's degree in Expressive Arts Therapy at HKU; he is a Registered Arts Therapist.
In 2017 he was granted a fellowship for teachers by The Hong Kong Jockey Club. The school at which he has been teaching received the Award for Arts Education of Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2016 from Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
Embracing the struggle in Art Education
(presented in Sharing Session 1: Reimagining Arts Education in Hong Kong)
Art making is no longer confined to conventional materials like paper and canvas. This has made art education more inclusive than ever before, though it can also mean that its borderline has become less clear, leaving art educators confused at times. Constrained by Hong Kong education system as well as new relevant policies (e.g. STEM and life planning), the current art education has come short of social expectations and educational demands. The question is: where should we go?