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  1. A gift for HK's bright sparks

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Academy for Gifted Education a valuable lesson. The local academy is finally up and running after being delayed for about a year because an unsuccessful international search for someone to run it. The academy's aim is to increase the territory's talent pool, provide more structured enrichment courses, and promote awareness and the practice of gifted education. It will work alongside ...

  2. Listen to needs of gifted students, expert says

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau HK academy for bright youngsters urged to be bold in organising educational services The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education should act as an 'ambitious and bold' broker to organise educational services for gifted students, the former director of Britain's National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth told trainee teachers. Speaking at the Hong Kong ...

  3. Gifted children are in a class of their own

    Posted Apr 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... single words at about the age of one, and may not put two words together for another year, little Thomas had provided a clear indication that here was a child gifted indeed. His promise ... estimate that about two per cent of children are gifted or talented and perhaps another three per cent have high abilities that go unrecognised. Unfortunately for many of them, schools tend ...

  4. Seven-year-old prodigies for gifted academy

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Children as young as seven will be identified for gifted programmes from next year under a plan to extend the reach of the city's prodigy screening and training body beyond secondary school pupils. Exceptionally able primary pupils are set to benefit from the change, after the Academy for Gifted Education enrolled a record 1,600 secondary pupils ...

  5. Quantum leap into studies

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Liana Cafolla Quantum Academy was founded by its programme director Maggie Chau, who was formerly the deputy principal of St Stephen's College. It's little wonder then that the summer courses it provides are almost exclusively education-centric. ...

  6. It's not easy being smart

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei When you are next stuck on an exam question and wishing you had been born a bit brainier, take some comfort in knowing that even gifted children put their good grades down to sheer hard work. Andy Loo, a Form Six, straight-A student, excels in mathematics and physics. 'I think many people take giftedness for granted. They think a gifted person achieves great ...

  7. A look on the bright side

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the city's gifted children. Schools now have discretion in deciding how to speed up learning for the gifted. Acceleration can take the form of skipping grades or subjects- which means a pupil stays ... teenagers across Hong Kong got a boost with the launch of the Academy for Gifted Education. Set up in response to a call for greater attention to smart youngsters, it runs stimulus courses ...

  8. Courses for gifted pupils raise hopes... and pressures

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... by his Kowloon City school to receive special education at the Academy for Gifted Education two years ago. Ho is one of a rising number of gifted students receiving training at the academy ... studies. Academics working in gifted education said rising parental expectations and awareness of such education had led to a surge in demand for programmes for gifted children. Educational ...

  9. Change of tack urged with gifted children

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Gifted students should be allowed to achieve their own personal best instead of having to meet performance goals, a senior academic said this week . At the Hong Kong Annual Gifted Education Conference 2009, held at St Paul's Convent School in Causeway Bay, Professor Edmond Ko In-ming, senior adviser to the vice-president for academic affairs, warned that being gifted did ...

  10. More students join gifted scheme

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee About a third more students have been admitted to government-subsidised courses for the exceptionally gifted this school year than last year. Some 1,140 students nominated by schools were enrolled this academic year, 36 per cent more than last school year, said Abraham Tang King-hong, the Academy for Gifted Education's associate director (student programmes ...




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