2021-02-26 GE Insights After serving as Executive Director for the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE) for 6.5 years, I think it’s my responsibility to write down some of my thoughts and recommendations about future gifted education in Hong Kong before returning to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) as a university faculty. I try to position myself as an independent observer (which is of course not quite possible) who has been observing how gifted education has evolved in Hong Kong in the past 15 years, hoping my experiences will be helpful to those who will take up the challenge of further developing gifted education in Hong Kong. Some of the ideas presented in this article have been flowing around in the gifted education sector for many years already (point (1) below) whereas others reflected what I have observed more recently worldwide (point (2) and (3) below).
2020-11-09 GE Insights In this article, the author (Prof Ng Tai Kai, Executive Director, the HKAGE) explains his view about what would be the ‘new normal’ to the education sector after COVID-19. In particular, he points out the importance of developing students’ self-motivated, self-regulated learning abilities, and the need to develop a holistic IT strategy in Education.
2020-11-09 GE Insights The Research Division of the HKAGE and the Department of Educational Psychology of The Chinese University of Hong Kong jointly conducted a study related to empathy and sympathy in 2019. This study aimed at understanding the situation of empathy, sympathy, and prosocialness of Hong Kong adolescents using appropriate self-report instruments. Group comparisons were made with respect to their gender, giftedness, and study interests, and implications of the results were briefly discussed.