Education briefs

PUBLISHED : Friday, 29 August, 2014, 3:48pm
UPDATED : Friday, 29 August, 2014, 3:48pm



IBCC debuts in Hong Kong

Renaissance College and Savannah College of Art and Design Hong Kong have jointly launched Hong Kong's first International Baccalaureate Career-Related Certificate (IBCC) programme for students commencing their studies in the coming academic year.

Renaissance students can take Savannah College courses to qualify for the certificate. The IBCC is an educational framework tailor-made for students aged between 16 and 19 who wish to engage in career-related learning while providing them with both IB diploma courses and IB core components.

Buddy to help you brush

A student team at the HKU faculty of dentistry has launched a free mobile app in English and Chinese that helps children learn how to brush their teeth.

The "Brush Buddy" app guides children on how to use toothpaste and a toothbrush, step-by-step through pictures, narration and subtitles.

Snapshots will be taken of the teeth of the kids using the app before and after brushing. The app is both Apple iPhone and iPad compatible.


Learning the landscape

An exhibition of installations made by participants in a summer programme run by the University of Hong Kong's faculty of architecture runs until September 19. It is staged at the top of Sun Yat Sen Steps at the university campus.

The 1:1 scale Playscape installation is intended to bring active participation to public spaces, and features Chinese steamers and plant materials.

Through the themes of "Sit", "Lie", "Step", "Cave", "Reach" and "Pass Through", students have created play spaces that require visitors to perform the themed action in order to interact with selected plants.

The programme, "Career Discovery in Landscape Architecture", has been held annually since 2009 for high school students interested in bringing a more sustainable living environment to the city.