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Motivating your children to learn

A nice short overview of top-end research from Harvard concerning what motivates children to learn, along with some clear advice for parents. Scientists have identifies both approach and avoidance motivations and . . .

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Loneliness at school

Many Hong Kong parents feel that they have succeeded in taking care of their children once they achieve a good place at university, especially if the uni is abroad. On the flipside, more universities have lifted t . . .

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Making long queues a thing of the past

Everyone hates joining a long queue, so it was refreshing to read a recent article about the efforts of two HKU masters students. The pair have received funding to develop “real-time human traffic flow . . .

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Pre-teens now most at risk age group in Hong Kong

In a study conducted last October by researchers at CityU, almost a third of students aged between 10-14 years old (making up the transition population of Primary 5 — Form 2 pupils) were identified as being . . .

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Are the English textbooks for Hong Kong students' responsible for poor DSE results?

While it is true that speaking skills are not easily improved by completing exercises written in textbooks, Hong Kong is actually a good environment for the student of English. There is free to air English languag . . .

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Corporations paying their staff tuition fees. Great idea!

This recent article on the BBC tells how Starbucks in the UK has started paying for it staff to study online courses from Arizona State University. This is a great example of how corporations can take social respo . . .

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Get out of the city. Really.

When students first start thinking about studying overseas, they naturally tend to rely on their existing general knowledge and perception about a country in general. And this often means they begin their search i . . .

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Why everything you think you know about school is wrong

A nicely controversial piece about choosing schools here but it’s from Harvard so we have to at least read it. The researchers find a host of problems with ranking or evaluating schools but they pe . . .

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