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Jockey Club “Gifted in Bloom – Harmony in Heart & Mind” Programme Kickoff Ceremony cum Mini Symposium


Date: 12 March, 2018  (Monday)
Time: 14:00 – 17:00pm
Target Group: Parent of HKAGE Members, Educators, Psychologists and Social Workers
Venue: Admiralty Conference Centre [1804, 18/F., Tower 1, Admiralty Centre,18 Harcourt Road, Admiralty]

Programme Rundown

Time Content

13:30 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:05

MC Opening

14:05 - 14:10

Opening Remarks - Officiating Guest from Education Bureau

Officiating Guest: Dr Choi Yuk Lin, JP, Under Secretary for Education, Education Bureau

14:10 - 14:15

Opening Remarks - Officiating Guest from The Jockey Club Charities Trust

Officiating Guest: Ms Winnie Ying, Head of Charities (Grant Making – Youth, Education & Training, Poverty), The Hong Kong Jockey Club

14:15 - 14:20

Introduction of Jockey Club “Gifted in Bloom – Harmony in Heart & Mind” Programme

Speaker: Prof. Ng Tai Kai, Executive Director, The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education

14:20 - 14:23

Kickoff Ceremony and Group Photo

14:23 - 14:30

Souvenir Presentation to Symposium Speakers and Group Photo
14:30 - 15:15

Keynote Address: 

Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Students: Recent Advances and Needed Research

Speaker: Prof. Jonathan Plucker, Julian C. Stanley Professor of Talent Development, School of Education, Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth

15:15 - 16:00

Panel Discussion 1:

Affective Education for Teachers and Parents and Q&A Session


1/ Dr Ricci Fong, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, EdUHK

2/ Mr Simeon Brodsky, Director, International Initiatives, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

3/ Ms Tiffany Sin, Programme Manager of Affective Education Division, HKAGE


Ms Melanie Cheung, Head of Affective Education Division, HKAGE

16:00 - 16:45

Panel Discussion 2:

Topic: Affective Education programmes for Students and Q&A Session


1/ Dr Chan Lai Kwan, Programme Director, Program for the Gifted & Talented, CUHK

2/ Prof. King Chow, Director, The Center for the Development of the Gifted and Talented, HKUST

3/ Ms Shirley Kwok, Head of Advanced Learning Experiences Division, HKAGE


Ms Emily Lily Ngai, Researcher, Jockey Club “Gifted in Bloom – Harmony in Heart & Mind” Programme

16:45 - 16:50 MC Closing