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ALiTE Leadership Series - Nurturing Students' Talent and Career Development: Whole-school Approach

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January 11, 2023 (Wed)


2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

ALiTE Leadership Series - Nurturing Students' Talent and Career Development: Whole-school Approach


Nurturing talent and career development for all students is an important aim in education. This workshop adopts a positive psychology approach and targets school leaders as change agents. Facilitated by exposure to case studies, experiential exercises and group discussions, participants will investigate the following issues: What are the aims of career and talent development programmes? How may our schools deliberately and proactively encourage their students’ talent development? At organisation level, what policies and resources are needed to support students’ talent and career development in schools? What is needed at individual teacher and classroom level? What effective strategies can be used to enhance career and talent development of all students, including those of high ability? What additional challenges are faced by talented learners? What particular considerations are required for students with special educational needs and disabilities?

Participants will be engaged actively in group activities. Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended. 


Mantak YUEN (Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Creativity and Talent Development, Centre for Advancement in Inclusive and Special Education, the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Yuen is a registered counselling and educational psychologist, a global career development facilitator, and a certified international laughter yoga leader. His professional interests are in gifted education, guidance and counselling, inclusive education, students’ well-being, life career and talent development. He coordinates the HKU Faculty of Education MEd course in Guidance and Counselling as well as Gifted Education and Talent Development programmes. He served as a member of the management committee of a primary school. He is the Vice-President of the Asia-Pacific Federation on Giftedness.   

Target Participants: Principals, Vice Principals, Assistant Principals, Panel Heads and Middle Leaders in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools

Medium of Instruction: English

Venue: Main Campus of The University of Hong Kong

Fee: HKD$700 / Participant

Quota: 30 Participants

Certificate: Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participants with 100% attendance


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