Very often, people think that learning is a linear process. Learn a bunch of facts and you get an A. Simplifying the processes of learning seems to check off your list quicker but this reduction learning has been costly.The world is very complex and this linear model of learning seemed to be insufficient in representing…… Continue reading Linear Learning
Vygotsky, a famous cognitive psychologist: “An interpersonal process is transformed into an intrapersonal one. Every function in the child’s cultural development appears twice: first, on the social level, and later, on the individual level; first, between people…, and then inside the child…. All the higher [mental] functions originate as actual relations between human individuals” (1978,…… Continue reading How to know yourself better
Focus not on better writings but on developing into a better writer; not on helping students in getting better grades but in becoming better learners. Focus on making PEOPLE better. And not on what they do or produce.
When do you feel most satisfied? I mean feeling confident after doing something? We can fulfil our desires when having the green tea ice cream with your friends in a long while or buying a new designer handbag or getting a promotion. These things make us happy. But only for a short while. What I…… Continue reading Most satisfied when…
Life isn’t just about hitting the right keys. If you ask young people if they play any instruments (especially in Hong Kong), many of them would say–yes, but not anymore. In fact, you might find many eight graders or diplomers (Is that even a word?). But why don’t they play anymore? Too busy? Our society…… Continue reading One-buttock Player
This blog is to document my changes as a new teacher. I just got accepted to a teaching position at a school of my first choice. But before I start in September, I have packed my last summer holiday with endless trips. Stay tuned for updates!