Ms TAM Pik Yee, Cynthia
Chinese Methodist School (North Point)
Ms Tam Pik Yee is committed to enhance the effectiveness of learning and teaching in school. She believes that teaching students how to learn effectively is crucial as it is the foundation of life-long learning. Ms Tam is keen to explore various professional and resource support by the Education Bureau, universities and non-government organisations to implement gifted education. Since 2012, Ms Tam has been leading her colleagues in General Studies to join the Gifted Education Teachers Network (General Studies) of the Gifted Education Section, Education Bureau, which facilitates the further enhancement of learning and teaching in her school.
The teaching of higher-order thinking is a usual practice in schools nowadays. However, the systematic infusion of such teaching strategies in every grade level and KLA requires rigorous, sustainable yet simple planning. The speaker will elaborate how the school absorbs, utilizes and transfers the 13 HOT (Higher Order Thinking) Skills through the Gifted Education Teachers Network (General Studies), which in turn facilitates the school to implement a whole-school approach with different entry points, connections and dimensions to enrich students' learning abilities.