Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
Wednesday, October 14, 2015   

What are dreams? What is art? Considering one in five children in Hong Kong lives in poverty, some may not be able to answer these seemingly simple questions.

Sad decline of Japanese humanities
LAST MONTH IT was announced that more than 50 Japanese universities would be either closing or downsizing their humanities and social science departments after education minister Hakubun Shimomura called for "more practical, vocational education that better anticipates the needs of society."

How not to sabotage your college application
YEAR AFTER YEAR students make easily avoidable mistakes in their US college applications. They risk having their candidacy rejected - wasting their hard work and effort put into the application.

Just the job with IB
Ib is the BUZZWORD in education these days. The number of institutions, both in the international school and direct-subsidy school sector, that offer International Baccalaureate programs is rapidly growing.

INSTEAD OF BUCKLING under the weight of large-scale reform, which is still being carried out in phases, A-Levels still reign supreme in the tradition and "gold standard" stakes.

A cut above the rest
The doors to an international career are now opening for young and aspiring Chinese fashion designers, but the road to stardom requires more than a good education. So says Fabio Piras, the course director who heads the Master of Arts in Fashion program at Central Saint Martins, a renowned public tertiary art school in London.

Grand designs for grander minds
MANY TEACHERS WOULD argue, as they often have to share classrooms and have very little spare time for design projects, that what they can do with their learning spaces is limited.

Looking for all-rounders
Online fashion retailer Zalora has taken the initiative to nurture young talent by launching a merit-based scholarship for tertiary students.

Michel de Montaigne's guide to university
AS THOUSANDS OF Hong Kong students either return to school, head off for Fresher's Week or go back to university or college to pursue their studies, we at Smart Lessons are choosing to spend this week in the company of Michel de Montaigne, a 16th-century French philosopher who encourages us all to think deeply about education, academic culture and its role in our lives.

New beginnings
THOUSANDS OF HONG Kong students have started their first semesters abroad. Many face the challenge of excelling in their studies while also trying to settle in to a foreign environment.

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