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Teacher Insights

Nov 30
2016
Learning In A Real World Context

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...

Nov 30
2016
The Great Story

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

Nov 30
2016
The Values of Character Education

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...

Nov 15
2016
Teaching Via Storytelling

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...

Nov 15
2016
The Benefits of Learning in a Green Space

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

Nov 15
2016
The Key Is Motivation

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...

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