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STUDENT CONFERENCE 2013 - GIFTEDNESS AND CREATIVITY
In support of the International Year of Giftedness and Creativity advocated by the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC), the HKAGE will hold our signature event, the first HKAGE Student Conference (The Conference) on 23 November 2013 (Saturday).
All secondary school students are welcome to attend the conference to:
- showcase their study projects to demonstrate their learning achievements in various fields;
- facilitate intellectual exchange among students; and
- inspire students to further develop their study projects through exchanging ideas with renowned academics in the field.
|Phase I : Call for Study Projects|
|2 April (Tuesday) – 1 June 2013 (Saturday)||Application and submission of proposals through the HKAGE Online Application Platform|
|1 June 2013 (Saturday)||Deadline for application and proposal submission|
|17 June 2013 (Monday)||Notification of acceptance of proposals with feedback from the Panel of Adjudicators|
|15 August 2013 (Thursday)||Deadline for final paper submission|
|30 August (Friday)||Notification of the mode of presentation (oral presentation / poster presentation) at the Student Conference|
|15 September 2013 (Sunday)||Deadline for presentation materials submission|
|Phase II : Attending the Conference|
|late September 2013||Online Application Platform opens for Conference registration|
|late October 2013||Deadline for online application|
|23 November 2013 (Saturday)||Student Conference 2013: Giftedness and Creativity|
All secondary school students are encouraged to submit their Study Project Proposals in one of the following SIX fields and do the online application from 2 April to 1 June 2013 through the HKAGE Online Application Platform. Students are welcome to submit their proposals on an individual basis or as a group. The submitted proposals could be new study projects or projects in connection with students’ learning experience at or outside school. Study projects that have been released in any journal, newspaper, website, magazine, etc., or have been submitted and awarded in any competition are also welcome. The selected papers will be presented at the Conference through either oral or poster presentation.
The templates and submission instructions are available at below links.
Study Project Submission Instructions:
- Online Application (The Online Application Platform opens from 2 April to 1 June 2013)
- For HKAGE Student Members
- For Non-HKAGE Student Members
- Video Submission Instructions (if applicable)
SIX fields of Study Projects:
1. Creativity in Science and Technology
We understand the world through science. We change the world with technology. “Creativity in Science and Technology” highlights the paramount role of creativity in discovering new scientific knowledge and sparkling ideas for inventions. The aim of this theme is to enrich students with greater knowledge of science as well as enhance their exposure to professional research. Students are expected to choose, organise and undertake a science and technology project of any topics which demonstrates their creativity. Students can also critically review experiments or evaluate the latest development in Science and Technology and suggest ways to improve them.
2. Mathematics in Daily Life
Mathematics is more than just a subject you study in school. It is a tool we use in our everyday life. The aim of this theme is to facilitate students to exchange their creative ideas in mathematics and daily life. Students are encouraged to use creativity and imaginations to turn any observation or problem encountered in daily life into mathematical settings.
3. Innovations in Information Technology
Information technology is indispensible to us and serves to improve the quality of human life. The aim of this theme is to enable students to develop an appreciation of technology research and inspire students to take up further studies in this field. Students are expected to undertake a research project to demonstrate how everyday human problems can be solved or/and improved with IT. Students can also develop an application and demonstrate how it can solve an identified problem.
4. Literature Studies and Creative Writing
Through literature, we learn about different period(s) of history, landscapes, various culture(s), and socio-cultural development. Through creative writing, we can express our thoughts creatively and enable others to have a glimpse into our times.
This theme aims to foster students’ academic development in language and literature by enhancing their aesthetics and critical thinking on literary works and arousing their interest in creative writing.
Students may base their research on Chinese or English literature. They can demonstrate their talents by writing a literature review or composing a piece of creative writing. Their research topics can be about literary works of different eras. Students will critically comment on the main ideas and artistic features of those literary works. For creative writing, students can create a piece of original work in any genre, e.g. poetry, prose, fiction, reportage or internet literature.
5. Social and Cultural Issues
Social and cultural issues stem from how individuals perceive and response to situations and conditions at different times. The aim of this theme is to arouse student’s awareness of local issues in the society and to understand the community in a hands-on practical manner. Students are encouraged to conduct a research on a social issue by reviewing literature critically and propose various ways to address the issue as well as to solve the identified problems.
6. Creative Social Service Projects
Social service is an organised activity to improve the condition of disadvantaged or deprived people in a society. Through social service project, students learn how the community is set to function and develop stronger political and civic awareness. The aim of this theme is to encourage students to understand the needs and concerns of a deprived group in the society and organise a creative social service project to make your community a better place.
Academics and professionals in the above-mentioned fields are invited to form the Panel of Adjudicators to select the best proposals and papers. Feedback will be given to the selected proposals to facilitate the preparation of the final papers.
|Fields of Study Project||Adjudicators|
|Creativity in Science and Technology||
Mr LEUNG Wang Yue, Former Physics Panel Chairman, Lok Sin Tong Ku Chiu Man Secondary School
Dr Karen MAK, Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong Baptist University
Dr Jimmy K.Y. WONG, Centre Director, Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association Science Innovation Centre
|Mathematics in Daily Life||
Prof. AU Kwok Keung, Thomas, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr CHEUNG Ka Luen, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and IT, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
Dr LAW Ka Ho, Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, The University of Hong Kong
Dr LEUNG Tat Wing, Visiting Fellow, Department of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong
Dr LI Kin Yin, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dr SHIU Wai Chee, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong Baptist University
|Innovations in Information Technology||
Dr CHEUNG Chi Chung, Lecturer, Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr MAK Man Wai, Associate Professor, Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
|Literature Studies and Creative Writings||
Dr Vichy HO, Language Instructor, School of Chinese, The University of Hong Kong
Dr Serina LAI, Principal Lecturer, Arts & Communication Section, School of Continuingand Professional Education, City University of Hong Kong
Dr Amy LEE, Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University
|Social and Cultural Issues||Prof. Wilson WONG, Associate Professor, Department of Government and Public Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong|
|Creative Social Service Projects||
Mr Wayne CHAU, Founding Vice President, The Outstanding Givers
Ms Rita YIP, Professional Counselor, Stewards Limited
*Names in alphabetical order
|Date:||23 November 2013 (Saturday)|
|Venue:||The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, Sha Kok Estate, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong|
|Language:||Cantonese / English|
|Target:||All secondary school students|
|Registration Fee:||No registration fee required|
Online Application Only (Application Deadline: 31 Oct 2013)
(a) For school-based application
(b) For individual-based application
0930 – 1000
1000 – 1020
1020 – 1120
Keynote Address (1): “Creative Leadership: Towards a Brighter Future for HK Youth”
by Mr Erwin HUANG, Chief Executive Officer, WebOrganic
1120 – 1145
1145 – 1230
Concurrent Session (1)
1400 – 1445
Concurrent Session (2)
1445 – 1545
1545 – 1645
Keynote Address (2): “Creativity and Giftedness: Learning in Schools or Elsewhere?”
1645 – 1715
Mr HUANG is a serial entrepreneur and a pioneer in eLearning. He has run an extensive range of enterprises, including start-ups, listed companies and social enterprises. He is highly dedicated to improving the underprivileged children’s learning environments with technology in cooperation with the education and the social welfare sectors. He is the founding CEO of WebOrganic, a social enterprise project designed to bridge the digital gap in Hong Kong. Its mission is to deliver hope through providing low cost PCs and networks for 300,000+ poor families, and also to create a level playing field for them.
Professor HAU Kit Tai is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. As a renowned educational psychologist, Professor Hau's research interest includes academic motivation, self-concept and quantitative methods. He is currently the President of the Educational Psychology Division of the International Association of Applied Psychology, and he has published extensively in major international academic journals. Professor Hau spares no effort in enhancing education in Hong Kong by actively serving on various government and community advisory boards of curriculum and youth development. Over the last 15 years, he has conducted over 100 national advanced applied statistics workshops in mainland China to promote empirical research in social sciences and education.
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Last updated on 15 Nov 2013