Many parents give their children a small treat, or a gift, when they do well in school as encouragement. Some resort to giving cash or a coveted gadget as an incentive to work harder.Sunday, 24 February, 2013, 5:08pm
You do not have to be a budding Einstein to be considered gifted. "Giftedness" is a term that has been around for centuries and, like many features of education that refer to a minority, is shrouded in myth and misunderstanding.28 Oct 2012 - 3:26pm
An early childhood surrounded by books and educational toys will leave positive fingerprints on a person's brain well into their late teens, a 20-year research study has shown.16 Oct 2012 - 4:19am
It's a popular subject for school essays: My Dream Job. More often than not, youngsters' compositions are based on what they might glean from books or television and movies.10 Sep 2012 - 9:32am
A survey by recruitment firm Robert Half of more than 500 employees in Hong Kong about their thoughts on career coaching has revealed that 88 per cent indicated that career coaching helped improve their job performance.27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
As students examined their exam results yesterday, many who scored low marks noticed an odd pattern - their marks for liberal studies were unexpectedly high, even when they failed to answer all the questions.21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Last month, I was invited to give a talk on 'How to facilitate the academic development of children with dyslexia' to parents and teachers of dyslexic children.
As I prepared, I discussed with my husband how we had tried to help our son with the challenges of dyslexia. Since he started primary education, my husband and I have shared supervising his homework and revision.15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Most teachers are spoon-feeding students in liberal studies classes, a University of Hong Kong study has found, despite this method being discouraged in a subject that was a key component of education reforms.6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Jennifer Fenton (below), Grade 6 leader at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CISHK), aims to create a classroom environment which supports and challenges pupils. Central to this is giving them the skills and awareness to make the best use of technology. She talks to John Cremer
In this area, what is your basic approach?29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
When Anne Damrall's elder son was two years old, he was returning from a trip to the beach with his father when he said: 'You know, Daddy, I think the world is made up of numbers and letters.'
'That's what he told my husband,' said mother-of-two Damrall. 'We were a bit dumbfounded. But we didn't think much more about it, he was our first child.'25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am