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Happiness is key

A top student has turned down law school to pursue music. It’s a gamble but educators find choices based on talent and passion usually pay off.

A top student has turned down law school to pursue music. It’s a gamble but educators find choices based on talent and passion usually pay off.

18 Jul 2017 - 12:40PM
Admission: Impossible

Entry into local universities is tougher than ever as more international school students discover the benefits of Hong Kong.

Entry into local universities is tougher than ever as more international school students discover the benefits of Hong Kong.

18 Jul 2017 - 12:40PM
Why must degrees be useful, India's Ashoka University asks

Institution recently set up in New Delhi has raised the bar on liberal arts studies in India, where, its vice-chancellor says, "many IT people suffer from tunnel vision".

Institution recently set up in New Delhi has raised the bar on liberal arts studies in India, where, its vice-chancellor says, "many IT people suffer from tunnel vision".

16 Oct 2015 - 12:28PM
Hong Kong's first secondary school takes on 'big history': the inter-disciplinary education approach

The first secondary school in Hong Kong takes on interdisciplinary education, enabling students to trace the history of mankind by looking at what science, geography, biology, archaeology and other disciplines have found, beginning from the Big Bang. It's an approach garnering widespread acclaim - and support from the likes of Bill Gates  

The first secondary school in Hong Kong takes on interdisciplinary education, enabling students to trace the history of mankind by looking at what science, geography, biology, archaeology and other disciplines have found, beginning from the Big Bang. It's an approach garnering widespread acclaim - and support from the likes of Bill Gates  

12 Oct 2015 - 12:36PM
Parents best teachers of special needs kids, programme's Hong Kong founder says

Having taught her autistic son, Louis, to read and write after professionals had failed, Yolanda Wong developed a programme to help other parents and named it after him.

Having taught her autistic son, Louis, to read and write after professionals had failed, Yolanda Wong developed a programme to help other parents and named it after him.

28 Sep 2015 - 4:33AM
The Hong Kong pupils taking a gap year to recover from primary school

A group of parents have taken their 12-year-old children out of mainstream education for a year to provide them with alternative, experiential learning 

A group of parents have taken their 12-year-old children out of mainstream education for a year to provide them with alternative, experiential learning 

20 Sep 2015 - 12:08PM
You can't blame the education system once you've reached university

Tertiary students have to  take ownership of their learning and dump the mindset of intensive coaching and drilling they were brought up in.

Tertiary students have to  take ownership of their learning and dump the mindset of intensive coaching and drilling they were brought up in.

31 Aug 2015 - 1:37PM
Mainstream Hong Kong schools failing special-needs pupils

More than a decade after the government opened up mainstream schools to students with special educational needs through special funding, many parents of such children remain deeply frustrated with the lack of real choices available in those schools.

 

 

More than a decade after the government opened up mainstream schools to students with special educational needs through special funding, many parents of such children remain deeply frustrated with the lack of real choices available in those schools.

 

 

20 Aug 2015 - 1:11PM
History shows you can't stop Hong Kong students growing radical

Parents and educators have to come to terms with the fact that today's young people are unlike those of previous generations in that they won't be reined in by mere rules.

Parents and educators have to come to terms with the fact that today's young people are unlike those of previous generations in that they won't be reined in by mere rules.

2 Aug 2015 - 11:46PM
Why Hongkongers need multifaceted training for a complex world

An approach that exposes students to multiple disciplines, experiences and types of knowledge is needed more than ever. It could determine the success of start-ups.

An approach that exposes students to multiple disciplines, experiences and types of knowledge is needed more than ever. It could determine the success of start-ups.

6 Jul 2015 - 6:08AM
Why Hongkongers need to be careful when choosing an overseas university

Britain is the second most popular choice for students studying abroad after the US. The sheer size of the two markets means standards vary considerably. Careful research and a cautious approach will better ensure value for money.

Britain is the second most popular choice for students studying abroad after the US. The sheer size of the two markets means standards vary considerably. Careful research and a cautious approach will better ensure value for money.

8 Jun 2015 - 6:13PM
Why Hong Kong teen science talents are few and far between

Schools with abundant resources have groomed youngsters with a talent for science, some of whom have gone on to medical schools. But what about the rest?

 

Schools with abundant resources have groomed youngsters with a talent for science, some of whom have gone on to medical schools. But what about the rest?

 

25 May 2015 - 1:16PM
Hong Kong schools still emphasise exam scores rather than learning

To the relief of Secondary Six students, the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination has come to an end. The months and years of anxious anticipation for the high-stakes exam are finally over. What remains now is the release of results in early July, when each candidate will find out whether they have made it to university.

To the relief of Secondary Six students, the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination has come to an end. The months and years of anxious anticipation for the high-stakes exam are finally over. What remains now is the release of results in early July, when each candidate will find out whether they have made it to university.

11 May 2015 - 6:02AM
23 Apr 2015 - 9:00PM
Careers guidance for students adds to the teacher's burden

The term "career planning", or "life planning" is a buzzword these days, at least within the education sector. Teachers have been asked to help guide students in choosing a path of study leading to the career that is right for them. Most 16-year-olds don't have a concrete idea of what career they should aim for, yet they are being asked to choose elective courses in senior secondary school years. The responsibility has fallen on teachers to help them chart their future courses.

The term "career planning", or "life planning" is a buzzword these days, at least within the education sector. Teachers have been asked to help guide students in choosing a path of study leading to the career that is right for them. Most 16-year-olds don't have a concrete idea of what career they should aim for, yet they are being asked to choose elective courses in senior secondary school years. The responsibility has fallen on teachers to help them chart their future courses.

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9 Mar 2015 - 6:45AM
The Asian University for Women readies students for leadership roles

Nobel Peace laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai was barely of school age in 2001. when Kamal Ahmad came up with the idea of establishing a tertiary institution for women in Asia.

More than a decade later, the Asian University for Women (AUW) in Chittagong, Bangladesh, has seen more than 100 graduates pass through its doors poised to make a difference in their developing societies. About 20 per cent have gone on to postgraduate studies.

Nobel Peace laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai was barely of school age in 2001. when Kamal Ahmad came up with the idea of establishing a tertiary institution for women in Asia.

More than a decade later, the Asian University for Women (AUW) in Chittagong, Bangladesh, has seen more than 100 graduates pass through its doors poised to make a difference in their developing societies. About 20 per cent have gone on to postgraduate studies.

2 Mar 2015 - 6:21AM
Energy drinks may be linked to ADHD in children, Yale University study says

A new study by Yale University in the US may have found a link between energy drinks and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in middle school children.

A new study by Yale University in the US may have found a link between energy drinks and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in middle school children.

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29 Dec 2014 - 10:58AM
Call to make higher education readily available and affordable

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

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
21 Dec 2014 - 6:01AM
Oncology to encore-logy: cancer patients' choir demonstrates musical therapy with Christmas carols

A group of cancer survivors have taken to song, celebrating Christmas with a choral performance at the Gold Coast Hotel in Tuen Mun.

A group of cancer survivors have taken to song, celebrating Christmas with a choral performance at the Gold Coast Hotel in Tuen Mun.

21 Dec 2014 - 5:13AM
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28 Nov 2014 - 5:23PM
Would be swimmers left high and dry at top international school

Swimming classes at a top international school have been suspended since early last month because its physical education teachers failed to meet safety requirements.

Swimming classes at a top international school have been suspended since early last month because its physical education teachers failed to meet safety requirements.

26 Nov 2014 - 3:31AM
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