Upon completion of the program, students are able to:
Respect and appreciate human qualities and contributions
Discover and acknowledge personal qualities
Integrate and embrace personal qualities to support talent development
Guiding gifted / highly able students to recognize and embrace their personal qualities is essential along the talent development since it helps them build self-confidence and self-acceptance that can support their career aspiration.
In this workshop, students are asked to explore, recognize and show appreciation to human qualities. Through observing and examining ordinary people who have tried their best to make contribution to family, community and society, participants can look more deeply and identify different personal qualities or attitude shining from within. The generated insights allow students to value and appreciate everyone’s contribution.
Linking the above premises with their own experience, participants are encouraged to discover the qualities or attitude they could have had. Self-understanding and confidence are developed during the enquired, reflective and deliberate process. Participants are supported to embrace both bright and dark sides of self so they can feel happy and peaceful with who they truly are. Finally, participants are given space to joyfully connect, integrate and embrace their newly acknowledged qualities with self that can support talent development and career aspiration.
A short presentation will be arranged in the end of the course that participants can share their personal growth journey as well as gain mutual support. Assessment details will be discussed in the course.
Session 1: Cultivating sense of appreciation in mundane
Session 2: Looking deeply what’s within and the interconnected community
Session 3: Self-discovery: What could I have if …
Session 4: Embracing both bright and dark sides of self
Session 5: Connecting with self + Presentation
Target Participants / Prerequisite
Primary school students who would like to recognize and embrace their personal qualities in order to further development their talents are welcome.
NG Man Kit Jo
Ms. Ng Man Kit Jo is a registered social worker, a teacher, and the Academic Advisors of Hong Kong Gifted Education Teachers’ Association. She received her Master degree with Gifted Education Concentration in the University of British Columbia in 2010. She previously worked as an English and Liberal Studies Teacher, a program assistant of a summer residential camp for highly able high school students across Canada; and a Professional Development Officer of Teacher Professional Development Division of The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education
Ms. Ng stretches herself and currently works as a part-time Learning Support Specialist in an international school. For the rest of time, she provides consultation services to teachers and parents. She also offers counselling service such as enhancing parent-child relationship, handling social-emotional or motivational issues of students with diverse learning needs as well as providing guidance for individuals who seek for personal growth. Ms. Ng is also highly experienced in planning and running developmental groups in schools and summer camp with gifted education elements both locally and overseas.
Her recent sharing, “Getting Along with Peers”, was published in The Gifted Bulletin (Issue 14, 2015 Feb) of The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education.
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