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The article introduces Inquiry-based learning (IBL) by providing examples of IBL classrooms, analysing the process of IBL, and explaining how it might benefit children’s learning skills. An IBL classroom is a student-centred classroom and aims to improve students’ self-learning skills. Unlike traditional acquisition style of learning, IBL enables students tolearn and practice not only knowledge […]

Electronic toys and digital games expand the forms of playing for our children nowadays. Evidence shows that it won’t replace the traditional activities and playing materials of early childhood, such as reading and playing sand. Technology enhances the affordances of traditional play and has the same basic functions as other media in serving children’s development […]

Creativity is an essential skill for the 21st century. However, unlike academic skills, such as Chinese, Maths and English, it is not something that can be taught in a large scale and be assessed by standardized tests in schools. This is also why the cultivation of creativity is such a challenge for parents and educators. […]

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