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The Differences in Attitude toward Education in UK and HK


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The Differences in Attitude toward Education in UK and HK

  1. 1. The different attitudes towards education in the UK and Hong Kong By Tammy & Emma Foley (11501340)
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Colonialism affected the method and style of education within Hong Kong, from early education to Higher Education, both sit the same exams at GCSE and A Level, although there is debate as to the difference in value of the grades. </li></ul><ul><li>We will focus on Educational Philosophies and the University life of a student , because although similar, University life is vastly different at the same time due to cultural differences. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Educational Philosophies <ul><li>United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Individualism </li></ul><ul><li>Let the child grow </li></ul><ul><li>Respects the </li></ul><ul><li>children </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong </li></ul><ul><li>Confucianism </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers as a guide and mentor </li></ul>Ideas on Schooling
  4. 4. Educational Philosophies <ul><li>United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Less parental pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Parents are responsible for the child’s education </li></ul><ul><li>Provide education to prepare their kids for life </li></ul><ul><li>Let the child grow through mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>More concerned about the child’s psyche </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure they’re happy </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong </li></ul><ul><li>Strong parental pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Duty to the family to excel academically </li></ul><ul><li>Education is the best way up the social ladder </li></ul><ul><li>More pragmatic, goal - oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Heavy family involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Tutoring industry biggest in the world, at least $400 million (USD 51mn) </li></ul>Role of Family
  5. 5. <ul><li>25% of students in the UK come the 3 lowest social classes, areas that are economically deprived, where parents lack educational qualification </li></ul>
  6. 6. Educational Philosophies <ul><li>United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Stresses independence </li></ul><ul><li>Nurture curiosity </li></ul><ul><li>Learn through play and investigation </li></ul><ul><li>Foster love of reading </li></ul><ul><li>Problem – solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking critically </li></ul><ul><li>Being creative and innovative </li></ul><ul><li>More time for afterschool activities </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on diligence </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese language itself encourages rote learning </li></ul><ul><li>Strong belief in hard work and practice </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of homework to learn through repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Kids killing themselves over homework </li></ul>Learning Styles
  7. 7. A Level Students that go onto University UK government want to see 50% of high school leavers going on to Higher Education. <ul><li>Hong Kong Government claims 60% go onto Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics prove that Only 18% (14,500) of Hong Kong can actually enter a local university at their age of leaving school. </li></ul>
  8. 8. A level students that then go onto complete their degree over seas. Recent Recent Figures indicate that 11% of Hong Kong Students go onto study overseas.
  9. 9. The Students Approach to University Life <ul><li>We have both experienced the Western (European) style of University and the Hong Kong style of University, therefore appreciate both cultures and styles. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The First Week of University in the UK. Fresher's week  allows students to become familiar with the representatives of their Student Union and to get to know the city or town which is home to the university, often through some form of pub crawl. Live music is also common, as are a number of organized social gatherings especially designed to allow Freshers to make new friends and to get to know their course colleagues.
  11. 11. The First Week Of University in Hong Kong
  12. 12. UK students social life. <ul><li>Carnage </li></ul><ul><li>Student Nights </li></ul><ul><li>Student Socials </li></ul>
  13. 14. Hong Kong Students Social Life <ul><li>School Uniform Nights </li></ul><ul><li>High Table Diners </li></ul><ul><li>Movie Nights </li></ul>
  14. 15. Conclusion
  15. 16. Bibliography