Grow, Glow and Let’s Go – Supporting Talented Students’ Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Development

Secondary 1-3 Students

24-28 Jul 2017: 2pm - 5pm

HKD 3300

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Course Objectives
  • identify personal strength along talent development
  • examine how emotion affect thinking, behaviour and talent development
  • nourish inner joy and peace to accept ups and downs in life breakthrough self-set limit and develop talent / interests
Course Description

Guiding gifted / highly able students to recognize their affective needs is critical as this can support their whole-person development. When students are more willing and ready to face any issues arise, they can generate the wisdom, courage and techniques (e.g., practicing stress management or mindfulness skills) to soothe negative emotions as well as cultivate their inner joy and peace. Also they can shed light on themselves, become more stable and positive to overcome upcoming challenges.


Course Outline

Session 1:  Hide-and-seek: Understanding the operation of emotion and its influence

Session 2:  Tip 1: Indication of Failure

Session 3:  Tip 2: Recognizing your own drive: Digging out your intention

Session 4:  Give it a try: Self-acceptance and Taking care of inner worries

Session 5:  Tip 3: Self-unleash and extension  



Target Participants / Prerequisite
  • econdary school students who are interested in personal growth and breakthrough self-set limit are welcome.


Course Instructor

Ms. Jo NG

Ms. Jo NG is a developmental consultant, a teacher and a registered social worker. She received a master's degree in Special Education with Gifted Education Concentration from the University of British Columbia. She has been working in local and international schools. She also worked at the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education as a professional development officer in the Teacher Professional Development Division for 3 years.


Currently Jo provides consultation service related to special educational needs in local primary schools. She has also been an instructor in the Centre for Advancement in Inclusive and Special Education (CAISE) at the University of Hong Kong since 2015, and served as the Academic Advisor of Hong Kong Gifted Education Teachers’ Association.


Jo is keen to support the growth and well-being of children, adolescents, parents and educators through providing case consultation, developmental groups and professional development training. She has been practicing mindfulness under the tradition of Plum Village since 2013 and completed the one-year Mindfulness Teachers Training Program by The Mindfulness Academy in 2015. She has initiated a quarterly Day of Mindfulness for Children with Plum Village monastics and HKU CAISE since March 2016.


Her aspiration is to cultivate joy and happiness in children, family, schools and the society.

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