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School in the Cloud: a TED prize winner's quest to transform education

Sugata Mitra is a polymath who has studied energy storage systems, designed batteries and worked on computer networking. But for the past 15 years, he has been preoccupied with educational...

27 Jan 2015 - 6:00am
Children who are taught to respect others remain respectful in later life

Julie Fecteau has noticed an interesting development in her four-year-old son Julien. He has started giving up his seat to older people in the MTR. "Hey mummy, I respect him," Julien told Julie,...

27 Jan 2015 - 6:11am
Children who are taught to respect others remain respectful in later life

Standing in the packed library of the Hong Kong International School, visiting poet Naomi Shihab Nye closes her eyes, takes a breath and begins.

27 Jan 2015 - 6:00am
Children who are taught to respect others remain respectful in later life

While the number of international schools in Hong Kong has grown over the past decade, non-Chinese parents, among them long-time residents in Hong Kong, are looking for a bilingual education for...

26 Jan 2015 - 6:15am
Children who are taught to respect others remain respectful in later life

Hong Kong schools are undergoing the second round of external school review (ESR), which serves as a linchpin of the accountability framework.

26 Jan 2015 - 6:12am
Hong Kong's domestic helpers express themselves in Unsung Heroes choir

When not working with children in her day job as head of performing arts at Peak School, Jane Engelmann helps the grown-ups of Discovery Bay express themselves through DB Glee, the community choir...

20 Jan 2015 - 6:02am


Today's Poll

  • Yes: 86%
  • No: 14%
30 Jan 2015
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Total number of votes recorded: 232

It is the middle of the Hong Kong academic year and the mid-year examination season in most schools. Like many of my native English-speaking teacher (NET) colleagues, I am tasting the delights of...

9 Jan 2015 - 5:52pm

Apps, videos and chatrooms are among the tools students now find themselves using in class. But with all the buzz about the growing trend of e-learning in Hong Kong, is education really just a...

9 Jan 2015 - 5:44pm

For the past 16 years, 'home' for Leung Bing-kuen has been a couple of ratty mattresses under the Ferry Street flyover in Yau Ma Tei.

6 Jan 2015 - 4:34pm

The 40-year-old lives the life many people fantasise about - one afternoon she's chopping tomatoes in her farmhouse kitchen, on another she's plucking peaches from the garden...

6 Jan 2015 - 7:19pm

My son is falling behind in maths. I've tried to help him at home, but it always ends up in an argument. His teacher agrees that tuition would be a good idea, but how can we find a reliable and...

5 Jan 2015 - 5:11pm

In an increasing number of Hong Kong schools, film studies are promoting a new kind of literacy.

5 Jan 2015 - 6:31am

Marilyn Monroe may have had a point when she sang "Diamonds are a girl's best friend". That's because, legally, there is little protection for "girlfriends" in Hong Kong, so holding valuable...

6 Jan 2015 - 9:50am

When children are little, part of the process of learning to read involves finding "just right" books. A just right book is one that interests a child and that can be read fluently without...

29 Dec 2014 - 5:15pm

Letters have been written to this paper in response to the issue of university admissions, brought up by this column about a month ago

29 Dec 2014 - 10:58am

Writing workshops for creative types

City University's department of English is holding creative writing workshops open to the public next month.

29 Dec 2014 - 10:58am

When Koko Mueller posted details of her Christmas traditions on the Facebook page of Hong Kong Moms, there was one comment she attracted that must have struck a chord with many of those reading....

23 Dec 2014 - 6:01am

I divorced two years ago and this will be the first Christmas I am not spending time with my children. They will be with my ex and her boyfriend, whom my children hate as our marriage ended due to...

23 Dec 2014 - 12:02am

Creative self-expression is an innate desire and a reason why performing arts are an important part of a well-rounded education. In the case of choir practice, there are also physical benefits.

21 Dec 2014 - 10:00am

The recent Occupy movement has led some to accuse liberal studies as the culprit that instigated the student movement and say it should therefore be scrapped, drastically reformed or made an...

21 Dec 2014 - 9:02am

Investment in PolyU lab Microsoft is backing a new PolyU-Microsoft Smart Computing Laboratory at Polytechnic University by investing HK$10 million in software, cloud and devices support.

21 Dec 2014 - 6:01am

Tis the season to be jolly, right? The holidays are associated with joyful times with friends and family but the festive period can trigger a bout of the blues. Weeks of wall-to-wall cheer can act...

15 Dec 2014 - 5:40pm

If you're expecting a traditional exhibition when you visit the Hong Kong 3D Museum, you're in for a surprise. The 10,000 sq ft space is relatively small for a museum and the exhibits have little...

15 Dec 2014 - 5:40pm

Children need to talk about the books they read to understand them better.

15 Dec 2014 - 5:40pm

What is the purpose of a school education? Ruminations on this question by schools, education officials, intergovernmental organisations and governments have materialised into laudable 21st-...

12 Dec 2014 - 5:44pm

At this time of year, university students are usually busy with examinations and end of term projects. Wang Yu, a second-year student at University of Hong Kong (HKU), is no exception. She is...

12 Dec 2014 - 5:40pm

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