Charlotte Chang

Economist Intelligence Unit report commissioned by newly launched Yidan Prize Foundation stresses need to integrate technology in classrooms, and prioritise vocational training and adaptability

Catalina Parentini designs custom-made plans for children as young as 6 months old to learn through play. Many parents and carers don’t know how to stimulate young kids, says the educator.


The venture, Dubai-based Esol Education’s first in East Asia, will operate a kindergarten and elementary, middle and high schools, and teach Common Core, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programmes

It can be hard for smaller expatriate communities to pass their culture on to the next generation, but some find ways to address this challenge 

From professionals upgrading their skills, to working adults seeking intellectual fulfilment, retirees attending tertiary classes, and home learners studying online and via MOOCs, there's been an explosion in lifelong learning. Policymakers need to take note.

The programme, which has backing from Google, aims to inspire social awareness in the city's children and empower them to contribute to the places they live in by using their ingenuity.

At theHKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity in Kowloon City, students can enrol in a "double track" curriculum, allowing them to obtain both the standard Diploma of Secondary Education and the recently accredited Diploma in Creative Arts.