Teaching and Learning: The role of Learning Theory

The Oxford Dictionary defines learning as “the acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience, or being taught”. However, before any teacher even begins to engage in this process with students they must consider learning theory and its effect on the teaching approach they choose. Learning theories allow educators to design learning environments and improve … Continue reading Teaching and Learning: The role of Learning Theory

Are you thinking about doing your IELTS Speaking Test? Here is a helpful YouTube video

Are you considering your IELTS Speaking Test? It can be a challenge. As you practice for it, here is an example to watch. It gives a good idea of the style and the length of the test. If you are thinking of taking the test, good luck! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fKzRGbBePg Dave Horn Kappu Education Blogger and Researcher

Shrove Tuesday a.k.a Pancake Day: Why, When and How

Today is Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day! Shrove Tuesday is much more than simply an excuse to eat a delicious pancake. Pancakes have a long history in the UK; people think that pancakes began as a pagan tradition to use up eggs, flour and milk. It became a Christian tradition, where flour butter … Continue reading Shrove Tuesday a.k.a Pancake Day: Why, When and How

English in Hong Kong: UK or American?

English is a complicated language to learn to begin with, and that is before you consider questions such as which accent to use. In places like Hong Kong it is an important thing to consider. As the vlog and it's research shows it can even make you more or less employable. Exploring the differences between … Continue reading English in Hong Kong: UK or American?

What are the essential qualities of a good teacher?

“When someone takes away your pens you realize quite how important education is.” This is a quote from Malala Yousafzai, who at age 17 became a Nobel Prize winning advocate for education. Indeed, Malala’s life story shows the importance of education and lengths people will go to in its pursuit. At the heart of a … Continue reading What are the essential qualities of a good teacher?

The Deep Think – Taking Hong Kong Education Into The Digital Age

Here is an article in the Comment / Insight and Opinion section of the South China Morning Post.  It talks about secondary education in Hong Kong and the benefits of embracing the digital age in a more serious way.  Speaking about the Diploma of Secondary Education in Hong Kong, Simon Wang says: With the advent … Continue reading The Deep Think – Taking Hong Kong Education Into The Digital Age

The Deep Think – What The Finnish Education System Could Learn From Asia

Here is an insight from a Finnish student who studied in Hong Kong for her a degree.  Hannamiina has first hand experience of the Hong Kong learning system and says there are lessons that the Finnish education system should embrace.  It is an interesting comparison.  What do you think? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXihBgHJelY