Public Seminar
“The Science of Praising Children” cum PECERA (HK) Annual Meeting 2018

The Yew Chung Education Foundation and Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association – Hong Kong Chapter (PECERA-HK) are very pleased to be co-organizing a public seminar on “The Science of Praising Children”.

“You’re so smart!”, “Well done!” How would you react when your child performs well? Praising children in proper ways can confer tremendous benefits to children; praising children inappropriately, however, may create pressure that deters children from taking on future challenges. Drawing on latest research findings in educational and developmental psychology, the speaker will discuss what effective and ineffective praises entail, and explore the different ways through which parents and teachers can enhance children’s learning motivation and confidence through the use of praise.

Dr. Cecilia Cheung is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. Her research focuses on the role of parents and school in children’s motivation and achievement.

We welcome all education practitioners, professionals from various fields, and interested parents and students to join us. Please visit www.pecera.org.hk for information and updates of the seminar.

Details of the captioned seminar are as follows:

Date and Time:

22 November, 2018 (Thursday), 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
(Registration starts at 6:00 p.m.)

Topic: The Science of Praising Children
Guest Speaker:

Dr. Cecilia Cheung
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


The Auditorium, Yew Chung International School- Secondary
3 To Fuk Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Language: English (Cantonese simultaneous interpretation service will be provided)
Fee: Free admission
Registration: Please register online here. Confirmation of your registration will be sent via email in due course.

Deadline for registration: 19 November 2018 (Monday)

For enquiries, please contact the PECERA (Hong Kong) Secretariat at seminar@pecera.org.hk.