Public Lecture: 資優課程的實踐與家校合作
The School of Education will hold a public lecture about the Development of Gifted Education Curriculum & Home School cooperation
Speaker: Miss Yu Tak Chi, Christine
Date & Time: 4th April 2019, 18:30pm
Venue: University of Saint Joseph, Don Bosco Auditorium, Ilha Verde Campus
About the talk
Though students with giftedness have had higher learning capacities, they also need school and family to work together to bring out their potentials. Teachers do not play only the role of an educator but also as a facilitator for their potentialities. Thus, schools should provide education opportunities for this group of students with higher learning capacities so that they can realise their potentials in a learning environment signified by flexible pedagogies. Gifted education is actually a strategy that helps nurture multi-facetedness of the development of students with giftedness. It could systematically help nurture them in a decent way and take good care of their learning needs.
Parent education is one of the important factors in facilitating gifted education because parents play a significant role in children’s development. Research findings demonstrate that the parenting style is a key factor affecting children’s development and their achievement in future. If parents can thoroughly understand the traits of children with giftedness, assisting them to cope with emotional problems and master well the skills of nurturing them, it will certainly strengthen their learning capacities.
In this seminar, the speaker will share with audience the policy of gifted education in Hong Kong and the curriculum development of gifted education in school so as to assist teachers in Macau to promote the curriculum of gifted education and facilitate students with giftedness to demonstrate and maximize their talents.
About the speaker
Miss Yu is the Coordinator of Curriculum Development in a primary school. She was awarded teaching certificate in Robert Black College of Education and received her Bachelor Degree in Education in Baptist University and later was granted the Master of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature in Polytechnic University of Hong Kong.
She has been working with gifted education since 1999. She was deployed the Division of Gifted Education Curriculum Development of the Education Department as Curriculum Development Officer from 2002 and 2005 during which she had assisted primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong in developing curricula in gifted education and helping realize the three tier framework of gifted education. From 2006-2008, funded by Quality Education Fund regarding HK$400,000, Miss Yu helped develop and promote gifted Education in primary schools. She had helped 8 primary schools to apply for and eventually granted HK$2 million for development of a network of 63 schools concerning gifted education.
Miss Yu had also collaborated with Baptist University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Division of Gifted Education of the Hong Kong Education Bureau to promote gifted education to teachers and parents. She has been working with teachers, parents and school professionals with regard to gifted education for over 20 years and assisting students of giftedness to be provided with more resources for their better development.