Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Saturday, July 4, 2015   




Breaking the ceiling
Leading her group in a presentation, the 11-year-old Hong Kong-born girl delivered her ideas in fluent English with a confidence that made the audience of mostly parents perk their ears.

The trouble with girls...
This week, we will be looking at the issue of women in science. Biochemist Tim Hunt, 2001 winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine, has resigned at University College London after controversial comments he made recently to the World Conference of Science Journalists in Korea.

Mixed bag of goodies
Single-sex schools may be able to deliver when it comes to the ultimate prize - exam results. But what about interaction between boys and girls and preparing children for adult life and the world of work...?

Ditching homework for meditation?
After many inquiries from parents and teachers, we return to the topic of homework, and its potential abolition. The issue remains contentious.

Teaching by robot
There's something about robots that bring out the geek in all of us. So what better way to get kids interested in science than to ask them to make their own robots?

Tackling the dreaded GCSEs
It has been a long time since I wrote my last columns, but it doesn't feel like that.

Making case for single-sex schools in 21st century
Single-sex schools are academic powerhouses with exam results that speak volumes. Is there still a place for single-sex schools in the 21st century?

New vistas from exchanges
Always say yes to opportunities to study abroad - especially if it is in courses like journalism. "Studying abroad changes your life," said former CNN anchor Colleen McEdwards, who is now a lecturer in Georgia State University's journalism department.

What's the point of studying?
What's the point of studying? We're not asking this question to be provocative, contrary or strange. While everyone agrees on the fundamental significance of getting a "good" education, people really don't question enough what that might mean.

Rare vintage years
The School of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University recently announced the launch of a master of science and a postgraduate diploma program in international wine management in the coming academic year.



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