Singapore’s coding education shows how much HK is lagging behind

Earlier, we talked about a team in Singapore that develops teaching resources on computer coding, which were then localized and introduced in Hong Kong. Many people are curious to know: why do these people choose Singapore as a base for a coding project? The answer cannot be simpler: in terms of startup spirit and emphasis on computer coding, Singapore is far ahead of Hong Kong. When I met with people from the Consulate of Singapore for lunch, I listened to their ambitious plans about the future – that all civil…

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The Soul of University Education

Dr Winnie Tang, Harbour Times columnist. Universities in Hong Kong and abroad are hard-pressed to prove their worth to students – through dramatically improved job prospects – and to society, through ‘quality of life’ improving policy and scientific breakthroughs. While those goals are eminently worthy and necessary, they must be achieved while also delivering the deeper mission of promoting our core values as a society and elevating mankind. Fortunately, we can do it all – if we avoid narrow thinking and keep the big picture in mind. Delivering the goods…

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For The Love of Reading and Learning

Teachers use a range of approaches to teach reading and the best teachers use an arsenal of techniques in order to keep their students engaged. There’s no doubt that helping to instill a love of reading is a very significant accomplishment for a teacher, as any student who begins to engage with books has a good chance at becoming a highly engaged and accomplished student. Many Approaches To Engaging Students The truth is that children do have different styles of learning, but ultimately, it’s important that a child be able…

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