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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong universities still fixated on exam grades

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Linda.yeung@scmp.com A new assessment system aims to make students all-rounders, so why are we still fixated on grades Wide of the mark When Cheng Kai-ming was helping ... a student should excel academically and in other areas. Everyone is different, there should be chance of development and recognition for their individual strengths." linda.yeung@scmp.com ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Pressure points

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Are schools becoming the vibrant learning centres they're meant to be? Linda Yeung takes a look at what a decade of changes has yielded Pressure ... to exist? Why should the public get such kind of education? The government is responsible." linda.yeung@scmp.com   ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education bites

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung CityU lab for apps A new laboratory at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) helps students develop apps for mobile devices, including one that supports organ donations. Through ... info@oxforduchina.org. Linda Yeung ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Poor students can also benefit from the DSS system

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Long division hangs over school's future For all the talk about the rising number of schools joining the Direct Subsidy Scheme triggered in the summer by the elite St Stephen's Girls' College's plan to adopt it, neither supporters nor opponents of the move can claim majority support. On face of it, college alumni and others who ...

  5. Would MOOCs pose a threat to MBA programmes?

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 09:05pm by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung The long-standing model for teaching MBAs and the like has been to bring together aspiring business executives in a classroom setting. But today, the use of technology seems to integrate much into the delivery process of business education. Most would agree that the rising number of what are becoming known as massive open online courses (MOOCs) pose a potential threat ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Why Hong Kong is becoming a hub for educational mobile apps

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda yeung Linda.yeung@scmp.com The city's high penetration of smartphones makes it an attractive hub for app developers to use mobile devices as educational tools, writes Linda Yeung world at their fingertips It's difficult to separate youngsters from their smartphones, as they watch videos, play games and chat with friends. But what you seldom see is children ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Student turns down law school and scholarship to pursue piano dreams

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Iinda.yeung@scmp.com A top student has turned down law school to pursue music. It's a gamble but educators find choices based on talent and passion usually pay off ... subjects like biology or physics. The same kind of expectations prevailed under the now defunct A-level examination." linda.yeung@scmp.com ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Founder of charity caring for retired circus elephants trampled to death

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:30pm by AP

    ... with Opal and Rosie decades ago when he was an elephant handler for the travelling Carson & Barnes Circus. Hope Elephants released a statement saying the organisation was "deeply ...

  9. Yeung puts up GBP5m of 'own money'

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong businessman Carson Yeung Ka-sing has promised to spend up to GBP5 million (HK$64 million) of his own money on new players as he continues his bid to take over English Premier League side Birmingham City. Yeung, whose company Grandtop International Holdings already owns 29.9 per cent of the club after an aborted 2007 bid, said he knew the club needed cash ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS


    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Asian academia excels Asia is home to 26 of the world's top 200 research universities, the Shanghai Jiao Tong Top 200 Research Universities Encyclopedia shows. Japan ... Yeung, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor of the National University of Singapore Business School, has become the first Asian to be given the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award. ...




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