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[External Event] HKUGAEF Webinar - "Lessons for Hong Kong Education from Big Data"

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Event [External Event] HKUGAEF Webinar - "Lessons for Hong Kong Education from Big Data"
Member Fee Free of charge
Non-member Fee Free of charge
Event date 2021-03-05 17:30


The HKUGA Education Foundation will hold the 1st webinar in a series of talks in 2021 on 5 March 2021 Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm to share good practices and educational ideals, please see the details below.


Guest Speaker: Professor HAU Kit Tai, OECD PISA Technical Advisory Committee Member, Hong Kong Project Manager

Webinar title: “Lessons for Hong Kong Education from Big Data”



Obviously gender differences cannot be examined with girls only. Similarly, despite various challenges, large scale comparison studies across many economies become very important in order to understand the characteristics of students in a certain city or country.  The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) project by OECD that compares 15-year-old students’ academic learning and well-being across economies in the world (79 economies in 2018) and makes Finland education famous, is probably the world most influential educational project. PISA results will be used to show the strengths and weaknesses of Hong Kong students with reference to other high academic performing systems. Various myths such as the importance of e-learning and project learning, as well Hong Kong or Asian students’ low self-concept, meaning of life and high anxiety, will be discussed. We will also draw participants’ attention to other OECD projects such as Learning Compass 2030 and TALIS on their possible impacts on our curriculum design, professional training, and teaching pedagogies.


If you are interested to join this event, please register through this link by 1 March 2021:



Please join the Webinar with your FULL NAME for verification purpose. A Webinar link and passcode will be sent to your registered email in due course.


Should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Annie Wong at 2240 6913.

We wish you a Happy Chinese New Year and look forward to seeing all you via webinar on 5 March 2021!



Sincerely yours

The Secretariat

Hong Kong University Graduates Association Education Foundation

9 Nam Fung Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong