Professor Atara SIVAN

Professor Atara SIVAN

Head & Professor, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University


Biography

Professor Atara Sivan is Head of the Department of Education Studies of Hong Kong Baptist University. She is the President and Senior Fellow of the World Leisure Academy and the Editor-in-Chief of the World Leisure Journal. Her research interests are in the areas of leisure education, youth development, learning environments, learning communities and teacher education. She has published extensively and has been invited as keynote speaker to international conferences on her areas of academic endeavour. Professor Sivan is the recipient of numerous international awards including the George Torkildsen Literary Award and Hillel Ruskin Memorial Scholar for her contribution to the advancement of concepts related to leisure and leisure education internationally. She was also awarded the 2015 Knowledge Transfer Award for her leadership of transdisciplinary intergenerational learning community in Hong Kong.