My fellow educators and policy makers,
Welcome to the official webpage for the “Hong Kong Gifted Education Summit and Exhibition – STEM Policies and Practices”.
In the 2015 Policy Address, Mr C Y Leung, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, put forward the idea of enriching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education in primary and secondary schools. To be in line with the government policy to promote STEM education, the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE) has especially organised this two-day “Hong Kong Gifted Education Summit and Exhibition – STEM Policies and Practices”, allowing educators and policy makers around the world to discuss how STEM education could help to facilitate the development of gifted education in terms of policies and practices. In the meantime, participants may exchange ideas on various topics with the platform provided by the Summit, for instance, on how to provide STEM education for gifted students effectively, how to help young, gifted students with STEM potential to develop their interest, etc.
The theme of this Summit is STEM Policies and Practices. We have invited educators and policy makers from Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Mainland China, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom come to share the relevant policies and school practices of STEM education around the world.
Mr Eddie Ng Hak Kim, Secretary for Education, will be the Officiating Guest of the Opening Ceremony, and Mr Nicholas W Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, will be the Officiating Speaker of the Summit. They will share with us the overview of innovation and technology in Hong Kong.
Six local universities (including the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Hong Kong Baptist University, the City University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University) are also invited to this event to showcase their achievements on STEM.
This is a golden opportunity for participants of the Summit to have a thorough understanding of STEM and gifted education by learning from world-class scholars and specialists. You are advised to apply early as seats are limited. Interpretation services will be provided in the Summit.
We cordially invite you to join us in the Summit.
Professor NG Tai-kai
Executive Director of The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education