Speech by Mrs Fanny Law, JP Permanent Secretary for Education and Manpower at Knowledge Fair on "Learning to Learn" 2002
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Today is a school holiday and I am deeply moved by the overwhelming attendance at this Knowledge Fair. The Fair is well supported by about 600 schools and more than 3 000 teachers. We also have more than a hundred teachers coming from around 80 schools and organisations to share their experiences with us. Indeed, the Knowledge Fair has become a significant annual professional development event for the education sector. The schools, teachers, colleagues of the Curriculum Development Institute and academics from the tertiary institutes who have helped to put together the Knowledge Fair surely deserve our appreciation and respect for the time and support they have devoted their work over the years. Let us give them a big hand!
2. Today, we are also much honoured to have Professor Maurice Galton of the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, to deliver the keynote speech. Professor Galton is well known for his research on classroom practices in primary schools as well as the transition from primary to secondary schools. The theme of his speech is "Learning to Learn: Teaching for Learning". I am sure we will all benefit from his extensive knowledge and experience.