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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Teach English for the real world to Hong Kong's struggling students

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 02:43pm by Philip Yeung

    ... Philip Yeung Philip Yeung says HK's one-size-fits-all curriculum is failing our youth Teach English that's actually of use to struggling students Former chief secretary Sir David ... death. It makes little sense to teach university-bound students in top schools and those who struggle academically exactly the same programmes, at the exact same rate. Shouldn't we be giving ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: the importance of teaching children good social skills

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:44am by JESSICA OGILVY STUART

    ... to teach children how to make a positive impact from the very first meeting. Older children can respond to discussions about the effects of their behaviour and can work with parents to develop new ... You can also teach him that if he is offered something, he should say thank you before taking the item. Not only does thanking the giver always result in positive feedback, but also the pause ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    How horticulture therapy can teach life skills to those with special needs

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:44am by Bernice Chan

    ... Bernice Chan Bernice.Chan@scmp.com A local association is spreading the word on how looking after plants can teach valuable skills to those with special needs, writes Bernice Chan Garden ... Fung. When that happens, Fung teaches the students to pick out the seeds, beginning with large ones and moving on to those as small as sesame seeds. Some students may lack the motor skills ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Teaching critical thinking helps children develop an open mind

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:33pm by Paul Stapleton

    ... Paul Stapleton Paul Stapleton says that teaching young children to think critically could help them become better at accepting a diversity of views An open mind In education circles, the term "critical thinking" has become one of the buzzwords of our times. More often than not, the term is used to lament the lack of good-quality thinking among the current generation ...

  5. 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

    ... to be accepted. It is important to teach children to be compassionate, not just about skin colour but any kind of difference. Annie Ho is board chairwoman of the non-profit organisation Bring Me a Book ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    What Thailand's deeply divided society can teach Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:26am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says society here is more cohesive despite recent friction What Thailand's deep divisions can teach HK I closely follow events in Thailand in the news and through updates from extended family in Bangkok. The two sources increasingly seem to disagree. It is as if the international press and the people there are discussing two different places. ...

  7. 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

    ... Chris Lau life@scmp.com In our computerised world, code literacy is becoming essential. A group of tech pioneers aims to teach children the basics... Get with the program Whether ... code literacy. Ray Cheung Chak-chun, an assistant professor at the City University Apps Lab, has been running a series of workshops called "We Can Code", to teach secondary school ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    High-achieving teachers lead education revolution

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Wilby

    ... Peter Wilby An innovative scheme is encouraging top graduatesto teach in deprived areas, writes Peter Wilby Only the best will do Brett Wigdortz, the 39-year-old founder and chief executive of Teach First, believes he is the leader of an educational revolution. In his new book, Success Against the Odds, he declares that lack of opportunity for young Britons from low-income ...

  9. 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

    ... The programme is finally seeing signs of success as more teachers integrate into their teaching such themes as the value of life, caring for others and sharing with others. In visual arts lessons, ... be rushed," she says. "Initially they had some resistance because they thought there would be difficulties." The school started training its teachers in 2007, teaching them skills ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Medical simulation centres teach doctors how to cope with a crisis

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:01am by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead life@scmp.com Medical simulation centres aim to teach doctors and nurses how to cope with a crisis before it occurs in the operating theatre, writes Kate Whitehead Stress ... of health care, but it's most effectively used to rehearse for crisis situation and to teach critical skills and important interpersonal skills, says Tung, who has worked in Accident ...




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