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  1. Debate on class size a close tussle

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Small-class teaching has stirred controversy in Hong Kong's education sector. Recently, HKSYCIA Wong Tai Shan Memorial College beat Pentecostal School in a debate on whether the class size of secondary schools should be limited to 30 students. The event was part of the Nesta/SCMP Inter-school Debating Competition, which is organised by the Native English ...

  2. No debating the Net's benefits

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... to benefit from this technology- students are taking part in online school-to-school debates. With support from the Joint School Information Technology Association, the first Hong Kong and Inter-City Schools Real Time Debate on Net was held in 2001. That contest was between 16 local schools, but in its third year the competition began to include teams from outside the city. In online debating ...

  3. Training hones skills

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui The number of entries to the Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition has tripled in the last three years. The contest is jointly organised by the Native English Speaking Teachers' Association and the South China Morning Post. More than 50 school teams have registered for this year's eight rounds of debates. Competition co-ordinator Stan Dyer said: 'The ...

  4. Turning the tables on your opponents

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... examples to support [their arguments],' he said. MacLean cited a recent inter-school debate on the topic of fung shui in which students referred to the court battle over late tycoon Nina Wang ... Ilona Pochwyt said after debaters have a firm grasp of the motion and its different facets, they need to check if their ideas are still relevant and follow up with some research. 'Wikipedia ...

  5. Debaters lock horns on adoption

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei On April 1 CCC Ming Kei College and Ho Lap College battled in the second round of the Nesta-South China Morning Post Inter-school Debating Competition on whether adoption of Chinese children is best done domestically or abroad. The CCC Ming Kei College team, which had two victories in the preliminary rounds, won the debate with the position that adoption domestically ...

  6. War of words, British style

    Posted Aug 10th 2007, 12:00am by Jocelyn Heng

    ... Jocelyn Heng Students crossed swords over key international issues, such as the Beijing Olympics, immigration policies and gay rights, during a debating competition based on the British parliamentary model. The third Hong Kong Parliamentary Debating Society (HKPDS) Summer Workshop was held at New Asia College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, from July 30 to August 3. Four teams ...

  7. Young ones debate

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Debating in English will no longer be the preserve of secondary and university students. Some local primary schools are getting their students to start debating in English. The first primary debating tournament was organised on June 30 by the Native English Speaking Teachers' Association at Kwun Tong Government Primary School. Eight schools took part. St ...

  8. Strengths and flaws of our city

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei CUHKFAA Chan Chun Ha Secondary School and Po Kok Secondary School battled in the second round of the 13th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition. The schools debated the motion: 'Hong Kong is a great place to live.' Chan Chun Ha argued for the motion and Po Kok was against it. The debate took place on May 7 at Chan Chun Ha and was adjudicated by Wendy Ng from Po ...

  9. Methodist remains unbeaten

    Posted May 25th 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Methodist College beat Shek Lei Catholic Secondary School in the third round of the Nesta-SCMP Inter-School Debating Competition last Wednesday. The motion was: Hong Kong secondary schools should be allowed to choose their medium of instruction. Shek Li supported the motion. Methodist College, which argued against the motion, won the debate to stay undefeated through ...

  10. Debate draws students together

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei The Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition is on a summer break but local debaters are not taking any time off. They welcomed six Shanghai secondary schools to the Shanghai-Hong Kong Debating Competition 2011 last week. Students took part in three days of competition at Hong Kong Baptist University, where they debated topics including social values, technology ...




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