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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Education Bureau puts liberal studies under the microscope

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:49am by Linda Yeung

    ... of the new curriculum, the Education Bureau is seeking views from schools and other stakeholders on improving the subject's curriculum and assessment methods. Students have griped about ... I could not find them after school and I ended up doing it mostly on my own." The bureau is due to make recommendations on refining the IES this July and on liberal studies by July next year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1437231/education-bureau-puts-liberal-studies-under-microscope
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SENSES

    Elephants turn out to be best sniffers, Japanese researchers say

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 03:47am by AFP

    ... receptors detect odours in the environment. That means elephants' sniffers are five times more powerful than people's noses, twice that of dogs and even stronger than the previous known ... how these genes work is not well understood, but they probably helped elephants survive and navigate their environment over the ages. The study compared elephant olfactory receptor genes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1559902/elephants-turn-out-be-best-sniffers-japanese-researchers-say
  3. Lifestyle - Books

    Journalist turns China experience into thriller

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by James Kidd

    ... interest from agents, I took three months' leave to get the second half of the book done. Suddenly I was on my own, having been in this incredibly collegiate environment. Days went by when ... was it inspired by your experiences? I had this weird experience just before I left Beijing as the BBC's correspondent. This guy came to the bureau on a quiet Sunday afternoon [and] pulled out two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1556104/journalist-turns-china-experience-thriller
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: teach your child to celebrate being different

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by Annie Ho

    ... Annie Ho life@scmp.com Books that celebrate being different are crucial for children I recently had coffee with friends who were emigrating to a small town in Australia. Aside from envying how the idyllic environment would influence the positive growth of their young child, we also pondered what it would be like for a Chinese child to grow up in a community where he would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1561210/between-lines-teach-your-child-celebrate-being-different
  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - RELATIONSHIPS

    Relationships: put yourself in your child's shoes to understand bad behaviour

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by LORA LEE

    ... children and your wife) and they feel cared for and loved. Children learn table manners, respect for others and self-control from their parents and caregivers in an environment where they know ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1561208/relationships-put-yourself-your-childs-shoes-understand
  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Simon Birch, 17 years in Hong Kong, is taking his talents elsewhere because of red tape over exhibition spaces

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by Enid Tsui

    ... made me and I'll always for grateful for that. But now, the city is a nightmare Simon birch  Hong Kong has never been known for its nurturing environment for artists, but it seems ... to scraping a living. Hong Kong was in the midst of a historic transformation from British colony to Chinese territory. Birch found the city welcoming, with a "fluid" environment where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1559065/simon-birch-17-years-hong-kong-taking-his-talents-elsewhere
  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong's ethnic minority students lag in Chinese language skills

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by AAYUSH NIROULA

    ... studies and career development. "Although the Education Bureau has introduced some measures to help students from ethnic minority groups in recent years, the survey shows that they have ... Chun-ying launched a Chinese as a second language curriculum for ethnic minority students in his policy address in January. The Education Bureau will launch the Chinese Language Curriculum Second ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1556164/hong-kongs-ethnic-minority-students-lag-chinese-language
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PERSPECTIVE

    Should Hongkongers be taught in single sex schools?

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Perry Bayer

    ... that girls achieve more in mathematics and science in a single-sex environment, other researchers have said that any success has stemmed from a demanding curriculum and an emphasis on extracurricular ... for many years in a co-educational one, and I can testify to the value of gender integration. I noticed more bullying and drama in a single-sex environment. It was a surprise to me as a teacher ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1556165/teachers-nod-co-educational-route
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Equality in schools has a long way to go in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Katelyn Chan

    ... group or a consultation service to be set up by the Education Bureau to address issues such as uniform guidelines or diet for ethnic minority students. "As the Education Bureau understands school management more than the EOC does, they should set up a support group for this," he says. At the moment, the Education Bureau is coordinating a network to promote mutual support among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1556161/equality-schools-has-long-way-go-hong-kong
  10. Lifestyle - Health - FIT & FAB

    Fit & Fab: cyclist Joe Donnelly has overcome many sporting injuries

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:39am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... be successful in our industry, you need to thrive in a team environment, and work hard to get what you want," says the 33-year-old, who's from Australia. You eat a slice of humble pie, put ... of feeling better when exercising, sport gives me the ability to deal effectively with people from all walks of life and integrate quickly into new environments. As sport is a universal language, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1556987/fit-fab-cyclist-joe-donnelly-has-overcome-many-sporting-injuries

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