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  1. News - Asia

    East Asian students top in math, science, reading: studies

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Pupils in smaller, prosperous nations and territories in East Asia lead the world in math, science and literacy, according to a set of global studies ... Mathematics and Science Study. “At the eighth grade, clearly the East Asian countries... are pulling away from the rest of the world by a considerable margin,” the report said in its executive ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Why many students have trouble grasping abstract science concepts

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari familypost@scmp.com Why many students have trouble grasping abstract science concepts My doctoral studies grew out of my frustrations as a science teacher. In 2002, I was required to teach Grade 6 students both mathematics and science at the Hong Kong International School. Of the large number of English as a Second Language (ESL) students from local schools, I found ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    How to get kids interested in science

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com There are a number of ways for parents to foster aninterest in science in their children, writes Elaine Yau Eureka moments A hinge that serves as a doorstop; ... apart broken toys and make new ones with the components." Promoting interest in science and scientific learning has long been a concern of education officials. But while many schools have ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Bible 'science' claim goes too far for Almitas Academy

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Private academy run by Bernard Chan's wife won't teach that Loch Ness Monster is real Christian school balks at Bible 'science' The Loch Ness Monster has no place in a school science curriculum, according to the head of a Hong Kong school run by the wife of an executive councillor. It does, though, at the Eternity Christian ...

  5. The science of nurturing

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com There's no shortage of home-grown parenting books in the stores. Most, however, tend to be lightweight self-help advice or memoirs. But six experts from local universities have banded together to produce a more authorit ...

  6. Appliance of science

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that many regard the understanding of science and scientific methods as vital components of the innovative thinking process. Walter Isaacson, in his recent book on late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, highlighted the importance of science education, specifically the benefits of pairing that knowledge with humanities. 'The creativity that can occur when a feel for both the humanities ...

  7. Science seen in new light

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Science and Technology. 'He gave me the lowest grade in the subject, but he was very inspiring. That really was the turning point in my life. I became very serious in my studies, whereas before that I had spent most of my time on the soccer field.' Tang's academic performance began improving dramatically and he earned credits in subjects such as science and geography ...

  8. Let's call it pocket science

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at school? My parents are both scientists; my dad was a biochemist and my mother was a physicist. At school, the teachers said: 'You should do science. You're genetically gifted in this area.' But science didn't actually appeal to me that much. I was interested in the business world. I focused more on social sciences- geography and things like that- but also studied ...

  9. Science is for everyone

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by Chris Lau The Hong Kong leg of the global competition, FameLab, will hold its final round on Saturday at the Science Museum. Only one of the seven finalists will win the chance to represent the city to talk about science in Britain under the Science Alive programme, co-organised by the British Council. Our junior reporters, Tam Sum-sze and Winnie Lee Wing-yee, got a sneak ...

  10. Language Central for Science

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the difficulty of the concept that is hindering them. Language Central for Science is an iOS application, created by education publishers Pearson, to provide additional support to readers of basic ... schools worldwide have different standards for science, it is not clear what level of learners can use this app. Language Central for Science is a simple but focused vocabulary education app. ...




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