Guest speakers share their expertise and experience at the Conference


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Date: 03 Jul 2018 (Tuesday)

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Experts explore children’s growth at HKBU conference

教育專家雲集浸大探討兒童成長

The Centre for Child Development together with the Hong Kong Society of Behavioral and Neural Genetics and Hong Kong Montessori Research and Development Association organised the “Contemporary Parent Education Conference 2018 – Secret to Children’s Growth” on 16 June. The Conference aimed to provide a platform for exploring the influence of nature versus nurture on child development.  
 
The Conference brought together professionals in the fields of medicine, psychology, and education to discuss with the participants if infants should undergo genetic testing, to explore scientifically supported nurturance of newborns and ways to prepare a learning environment in a home setting that would support a child’s physical, emotional and cognitive development.
 
With 110 participants at the Conference, Professor Mary Waye, Research Professor of the Nethersole School of Nursing of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, delivered a keynote speech on the theme of genetic codes in child development. 
 
Three parallel seminar sessions on child development were also arranged. Dr Fanny Lam, a specialist in developmental-behavioural paediatrics, offered tips from her clinical observation and practice for promoting children’s emotional health, while Dr Daisy Lau, Chairperson and Founder of Hong Kong Montessori Research and Development Association, talked about effective parenting strategies for parents of young children.  The third one was held by Mr Ralph Lau, Founder of Infinity Montessori Academy, who taught participants how to practise Montessori methods at home.
 

兒童發展研究中心聯同香港行為及神經遺傳學會與香港蒙特梭利研究與發展學會於6月16日合辦「新世代家長教育會議2018─兒童成長的秘密」,探討先天的因素或後天的培育如何影響孩子的發展。
 
會議聚集了醫學、心理學及教育方面的專家,與參加者探討嬰幼兒應否作基因測試、有科學數據支持的育兒策略,以及如何在家中建立有效的學習環境,以協助孩子身、心、靈健康成長的方法。
 
會議吸引超過100名家長、教師、專業醫護人員和學生參與。香港中文大學那打素護理學院研究教授韋妙宜教授發表了主題演講,探討幼兒發展的遺傳秘密。
 
其後的三個專題討論讓參加者進一步討論相關主題,包括兒童體智及行為發展學科專科醫生林蕙芬醫生向參加者分享促進兒童情緒健康的方法、香港蒙特梭利研究及發展學會創會人暨主席劉詠思博士探討有效育養嬰幼兒的策略、香港兒童無限學校創辦人邱振明先生分享如何在家中實踐蒙特梭利教學法。