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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Children need to grasp basic maths concepts in preschool to be proficient in later life

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 10:30am by Linda Yeung

    ... To American cognitive development psychologist, David Geary, the difference can be avoided. The Thomas Jefferson professor of psychology and interdisciplinary neuroscience at the University of Missouri chairs the learning processes task group under the US National Mathematics Advisory Panel. In a 10-year longitudinal study on children's mathematical development from kindergarten ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Local universities are expanding, and their libraries are growing with them

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:39am by Linda Yeung

    ... and circulation areas were scaled down to provide space for activities such as seminars or exhibitions, including a recent display of paintings featuring life in Myanmar. The most unusual development ... for groups of 15. "We don't have a department of music, but we can play DVDs, documentaries, or organise talks there. We work with faculty to develop programmes for our students," says ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education news

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by Linda Yeung

    ... (HKIEd) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Mental Health Association of Hong Kong to develop courses in mental health training for future teachers in the city. The agreement covers the development of a mental health first aid programme that will be incorporated into HKIEd's bachelor of education programmes as part of students' teaching preparation. Both parties will also ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    A Midsummer Night's Dream come true for Hong Kong teachers

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:54am by Linda Yeung

    ... the opportunity for professional development at the Globe; they will then train others in what they have learned," says the Globe's chief executive, Neil Constable, who was in Hong Kong, en ... students with tailored programmes and Lively Action workshops for preschool to postgraduate. It also develops outreach programmes to meet demand for work that it cannot accommodate on the Globe ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education news briefs

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Linda Yeung

    ... includes converting printed learning materials into accessible electronic or tactile formats. Other Elfa benefits include assistive software development, training workshops, and technical support. ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Overseas universities are happy with HKDSE, but getting a place is still competitive

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Linda Yeung

    ... 3 in Chinese and English. "The HKDSE is developed to give students a range of abilities as a basis to plan for their different pathways in the future, rather than just allowing everyone to enter ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    No let-up in demand for international school places in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:01am by Linda Yeung

    ... P.C. Lau Memorial International School (CAIS) as schools that are undergoing expansion. The latter, divided into two campuses, one in Kowloon City and the other in Lai Yiu, is developing ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education news briefs

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:36am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Linda.yeung@scmp.com HKU interns in Shanghai Thirty-five students from the University of Hong Kong will take up posts at consulting firms, banks, private equity firms, property developers, law firms and mainland enterprises during a seven-week internship programme in Shanghai. The students, selected from 300 applicants, will also take part in CEO discussion forums, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - REFLECTIONS

    Reflections: nurturing creative talent is key to Hong Kong's future

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:36am by Linda Yeung

    ... of income. Ng remarked that research is crucial to higher education development and enhancing the competitiveness of an economy. We can train hundreds or thousands of marketing and business ... all the talk about developing creative industries in Hong Kong, foreign names attract the most attention. The 1,600 paper pandas expected to draw huge crowds during their tour around Hong Kong ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Top marks for Asia in 2014 global education index

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 09:46am by Linda Yeung

    ... for national economic development, notes the report, which also points to the importance of non-cognitive skills, namely communication, working in teams and problem-solving skills, which have been ...




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