Learning In A Real World Context
Douglas Kidd is Deputy Head of School and Teacher of Human Technologies Human beings evolved to live outdoors, and many of the ways in which we think and sense the world around us are calibrated to the outdoor life. A good example with a great deal of relevance to education is our ability to...
The Great Story
Douglas Kidd is Director of Out of Class and Experiential Education and Teacher of Human Technologies In a book written in 1988 called The Dream of the Earth, Thomas Berry wrote about the need for a new story. What he meant was that humans need a story that they feel part of, that tells them
The Values of Character Education
Raymond Chan is Head of PE and Activities at ICHK Although there has been renewed interest in Character Education within recent years, it is certainly nothing new. Aristotle, a major influence on western education from over 2000 years ago, tells us how forming character can lead to human...
Teaching Via Storytelling
Chris Holland is a teacher of Maths at ICHK Secondary. As an engineer, it comes naturally to me to make theory transcend textbooks to real-world connections. Cultivating curiosity can be as simple as crafting an amusing story involving the students themselves. I mean, who wants to read about Joe...
The Benefits of Learning in a Green Space
Susanna Lynam is a teacher of Year 6 at ICHK Hong Lok Yuen. ICHK Hong Lok Yuen has a very rare commodity in this urban landscape that we call Hong Kong. It has ‘Green Space’ that students can explore and learn in. As a teacher, I’ve always loved the green space that is available for
The Key Is Motivation
Ross Parker is Technology Director, and teachs ICT, at ICHK HLY & Secondary. For those of us who received our formal education in the last millennium, we will most likely recall learning that was highly structured and prescribed. Lessons appeared orderly, with everyone moving through the same...