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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Art teachers in Hong Kong face a dual challenge

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:15am by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead Teachers are slowly getting to grips with the new visual arts curriculum, but changing the views of parents who doubt the value of the subject is proving more challenging, writes Kate Whitehead When everyone's a critic The new visual arts curriculum introduced five years ago for senior secondary students in the public sector made some teachers anxious. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1526797/art-teachers-hong-kong-face-dual-challenge
  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Individual care pays off for award-winning French-language teacher

    Posted May 05th 2014, 09:42am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Linda.yeung@scmp.com Focusing on the needs of individual students pays off for award-winning French-language teacher Svetlana Grier, writes Linda Yeung In a class of her own When news broke early this year that she had won an international teaching award, Svetlana Grier had no idea who had nominated her. The Russian-born French teacher at the Chinese International ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1502650/individual-care-pays-award-winning-french-language
  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - Reading

    Hong Kong follows Taiwan's lead by teaching life skills alongside academic subjects

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:00pm by Linda Yeung

    ... its own curriculum for Primary One to Six, covering 12 themes with associated activities. A theme for upper primary students, for example, focuses on strengthening bonding with teachers and peers. In groups, students designed posters with information about their teachers for display on campus. They also stacked their shoes to build a tower resembling the Eiffel Tower in Paris. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1546568/hong-kong-follows-taiwans-lead-teaching-life-skills
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - REFLECTIONS

    Reflections: why teachers make good role models for young people

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:30pm by Linda Yeung

    ... billionaires. Teachers have not enjoyed a very high social status and deserve more respect Hong Kong's examination-oriented, high-pressure education system does little to encourage deviance from ... of the Year awards ceremony. Sixth-Former Tam Pok-man, from Sing Yin Secondary School, won the grand prize for his all-round development and passion for physics. He was surrounded by teachers equally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1442729/reflections-why-teachers-make-good-role-models-young
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - BEHAVIOUR

    Your six-year-old knows when you're lying, study shows

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:50am by LA TIMES

    ... a "teacher" puppet demonstrated only one function to another puppet: the purple twist knob. For the single-use toy, this didn't matter. For the multifunctional toy, however, this meant there were three other uses that the teacher was leaving out. Then the researchers asked each group to rate the teacher on a scale of 1 to 20. Those who had a multifunctional toy gave the teacher a much ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1532593/your-six-year-old-knows-when-youre-being-economical-truth-study
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Don't lose sight of the goal when it comes to education reform

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:01pm by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... and drilling are still the main modes of teaching and public exam results and university admissions remain the overarching goal. For curriculum reform to work as it should, teachers need to learn ... sustained changes to exam formats or the types of exam questions set can shift the mentality of teachers and their teaching to a more open-ended, multiperspective, application-sensitive mode. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1546567/dont-lose-sight-goal-when-it-comes-education-reform
  7. Lifestyle - Books - SINGAPORE

    Book review: The Leader, the Teacher and You, by Lim Siong Guan and Joanne Lim

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 03:49pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The Leader, the Teacher & You: Leadership Through the Third Generation by Lim Siong Guan and Joanne Lim Imperial College Press 3.5 stars Toh Han Shih In Singapore during ... their KPIs. The experiment was abandoned when it became obvious some units had perpetually young papaya trees. This episode is described in The Leader, the Teacher & You: "The experiment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1432581/book-review-leader-teacher-and-you-lim-siong-guan-and-joanne-lim
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    How to choose the right kindergarten

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Julie Mcguire

    ... be important. Student-teacher ratio is crucial at this age so look at the actual size of classrooms and the quality and accessibility of resources within them. The availability of up-to-date technology ... in activities? Do the teachers care for the children and positively interact with them? Are there colourful, interesting displays on the walls? Find out about parental involvement and what expectations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1543648/how-choose-right-kindergarten
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Want your bilingual kids to get ahead? Teach them a third language: computer code

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09am by CHRIS LAU

    ... September, setting aside £500,000 (HK$6.6 million) to provide teachers with special training for the scheme. Vietnam has embraced early code education, as has Estonia, the country which gave birth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1551146/coding-skills-crucial-hong-kong-students-say-tech
  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Tai Po’s indie star in the making

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:11pm by RACHEL MOK

    ... assistant, kindergarten teacher (and now a babysitter for an Austrian family during the day), Tsui went on to win the Sony-sponsored O.U.R. Works music competition early last year, and later ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1548811/tai-pos-indie-star-making

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