Upon completion of the program, students are able to:
Recognize and identify how expectations are generated, contributing factors and influences
Develop deeper understanding and trust of self-competency
Acquire skills to enhance awareness and generate mindful energy to tackle future challenges
Students are supported to explore and delineate how expectations motivate or distress them in terms of learning, social interaction and personal / career development.
When students are able to articulate their own situation, with reflective mind and the practice of mindfulness, they can embrace their feelings and vulnerabilities with enhanced awareness. Students are empowered to be the change agent instead of being prisoned by expectations. Mindfulness practices acquired can apply in various daily situations that support the continuous and whole-person development of gifted students.
Target Participants / Prerequisite
For students completed S1-S3 and are interested in knowing more about expectations
Ms. Jo NG
Ms. Jo Ng 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.