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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: Curriculum evolves for a brave new world

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Julie Mcguire

    ... the new generation for a world that, in many ways, will be more demanding and faster paced than ours, requiring a good deal more flexibility than the one we, as parents and educators, were ... Julie McGuire familypost@scmp.com How curriculums are evolving for a changing world When I was at primary school lessons such as history and geography were called by their proper names, ...

  2. Old world, new knowledge

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and 'clean-tech' innovation set to increase in Asia, Castillo says huge demand can be expected for specialist skills and knowledge in these areas. Castillo says that, as well as world-class academic ... a competitive edge over their peers who had studied elsewhere. 'Through studying at universities in the EU, graduates demonstrate to employers they are curious, adaptable and open to new ideas ...

  3. University opens up new world for HK students

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... experience has shown me a new world and a different perspective of life.' Ms Fong, who is from Macau and works for law firm Heller Ehrman in Hong Kong, enrolled in the bachelor ... With more than 125 nationalities, the campus in New South Wales offers a vibrant and multicultural experience, writes Wilson Lau Reflecting on her five years at the University of New South ...

  4. Learning in a brave new e-world

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... has been gradually entering the brave new world of technology-based learning. In 2009, a working group under the Education Bureau endorsed e-learning as the way of the future. Then, in January ... Bureau has ruled out a mandatory e-learning policy but is due to announce in the coming months measures to promote the development of e-books. 'Schools interested in adapting the new ...

  5. Brave new world for engineers

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis Among engineering professionals, it is said that while scientists discover the world that exists, engineers create the world that never was. Engineers proudly claim ... transform the region into the world's major exporter of electronic products. The change in manufacturing dynamics has generated a strong demand for engineering services, such as in areas ...

  6. A brave new world

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the 1980s, new technologies also have the potential to transform the ways in which subjects are taught. But teachers are needed to make this happen. Technology skills were traditionally taught ... to seamlessly access technology whenever it is needed. 'Adopting new technology keeps students and educators fluent in the new digital literacies, and therefore more able to adapt ...

  7. Brave new world of academia

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... inclined individuals. Nirmala Rao, executive graduate dean of the University of Hong Kong Graduate School, believes mere knowledge of research methodologies is not enough. 'The world has ... A developmental psychologist in her own right, Rao stresses the importance of communication in today's world, even within academia. On top of spending long hours in a lab or poring over raw data, ...

  8. Discovering a new world at the edge of the Earth

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... I can do anything.' Adds Jack: 'One of our roles was to take care of students who were new to the trip. After going to both poles, we could share our experience with other ... but nature,' Clara says. 'It gave me a deeper understanding of the world, the environment and myself.' Jack plans to study environmental policy at university and pursue a career in the field ...

  9. Course aims to bring world to China and China to the world

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Executive MBA The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong's economy is closely tied to the mainland and the rest of the world. This being so, executives must combine the best of Chinese and Western management cultures to excel. 'Our goal is to bring the world to China, and China to the world,' says Professor Andrew Chan Chi-fai, director ...

  10. Something old, something new

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... Michelle Chan Good Hope School celebrates 50th anniversary with a different kind of concert, featuring African music The Good Hope School Choir says it's a new experience to be part ... is used to singing melodic songs. 'But this time we need to mimic the African style and sing as if we are shouting. At first, we found the new style quite a challenge. But we're enjoying ...




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