Shaping the future of education for younger learners to thrive in tomorrow’s world
The pandemic had a profound impact on schools and the future of education. It has sparked conversations and debates on how children learn and educators teach. Specifically, should young learners need to catch up after the pandemic? Are children reaching (or not) their milestones as outlined in the curriculum? Aside from academics, how can teachers build up the soft skills in children to set them up for success in the future? How can educators adapt to changing circumstances? Lastly, how can educators lead and design the future of education now for young learners to be future leaders of tomorrow?
Unpacking child-first approach to learning
There is much discussion over the student-centred approach to learning- viewing children as active participants who are competent learners and educational opportunities to explore, investigate, and seek answers to relevant questions. While student-centred learning is still an emerging teaching concept for most people, it has come a long way over the past few years. This session will discuss the following:
- the benefits and shortcomings of a student-centred approach to learning - how does a child-centred approach shape a child’s learning and development? - how are teachers utilising student-centred learning techniques in their classrooms in Hong Kong?
Chief Executive Officer
English Schools Foundation
ESF Sha Tin College
Senior Content Editor
South China Morning Post
ESF Discovery College
ESF Hillside Kindergarten
ABOUT SCMP CONVERSATIONS: EDUCATION
SCMP Conversations: Education focuses on convening heads of schools, education experts and parenting consultants in informative discussions to help them a nurture a well-informed, all-rounded citizens of tomorrow. This series of short but impactful events is the perfect platform in connecting local and expat parents and their children with leading international and private schools, learning centres, and more. School representatives from international schools will be ready to give practical tips and advice on different curricula, admission tips and interviews, and more. Parents can interact with our speakers in the sessions to gain more understanding of the school curriculum and student character-building strategies.
South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP's vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. Additionally, SCMP publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan,ELLE, Esquire and, Harper’s BAZAAR. SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China's tech industry; Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China's growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China.