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  • Jul 10, 2014
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Educational Philosophy

Tree of knowledge has ancient roots

In Hong Kong, all children have to go to school. That is the law. If you drop out of school, your parents can get into trouble. Hong Kong citizens are entitled to 12 years of free education.

Wednesday, 23 May, 2012, 12:00am

Inquiry-based learning fosters creative and critical thinking skills

My child has just started a new school where they say they do the inquiry approach to learning. This all seems a bit vague to me. I would prefer proper subjects to be taught like in my day.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Study for fun

Many students say that they do not know why they need to study; some of them think studying is not important. But studying is for a better future and realising our dreams. When we have this chance to study, why we don't treasure it?

19 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Focus on critical, independent thought

Liberal studies is the centrepiece of the new senior secondary curriculum and will take up at least 10 per cent of the school timetable.

But unlike other academic subjects, it does not involve the study of specialist knowledge. Instead, teachers draw on knowledge and ideas from across the curriculum to help students explore contemporary issues.

18 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Useful contacts

Australia

Australian Consulate General Hong Kong Education section, 28275475, www.studyinaustralia.gov.au

IDP Education Australia 28276362, www.idp.com

Britain

4 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

HKBU ambassadors to broaden horizons through travel

More than 200 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) student ambassadors will be going on tours to the mainland and other countries to broaden their experience and show a sense of caring.

1 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Don't take your education for granted

Almost every child in Hong Kong can go to school, but unfortunately a lot of children do not like to study.

They complain about the heavy workload and the pressure.

We gain a lot from learning. We can learn about Chinese culture by reading books. We can also learn about history and other subjects.

6 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Q & A

My 10-year old daughter has special needs help in school for reading. Her reading is below standard so she also finds it difficult to do other subjects like maths because she cannot read the questions very well. She has been withdrawn from class by the special needs teacher for extra help along with several other children.

2 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Have your say

Is the death sentence acceptable?

We all know that Saddam Hussein did some terrible things. He abused his power and people died because of him.

He was executed for his crimes. But was this the right thing to do? Did he deserve forgiveness?

Some international groups, such as the United Nations, are against capital punishment.

16 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

CHOICES, CHOICES - The Basics

Hong Kong has a dizzying choice of schools for the parent with children approaching school age.

Information is now more abundant and accessible than ever. Schools produce brochures and many have useful websites. But the task of choosing is still time-consuming and potentially overwhelming.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

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