Programme Information

Programme Information

2020/21
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Certificate in Professional Development Programme for Secondary School Teachers (Mathematics Teaching)

(Full-time Block Release)
Programme Code: BWP012


Programme Code: BWP012
Mode of Study: Full-time Block Release
Duration: 5 Weeks
Venue: Tai Po Campus
Programme Co-ordinator: Dr Cheung Ka Luen
Programme Enquiries: 2948 7598 (Miss Cherry Chan) or 2948 8061 (Miss Man Lam)

Programme Aims

The programme aims to develop participants’ pedagogical knowledge and competence in teaching secondary school Mathematics through investigation of Mathematics concepts in the secondary curriculum, together with exposure to new and current approaches to learning and teaching Mathematics and related STEM education. Participants will also be provided with opportunities to engage in workshops and exchange ideas through group discussions during the programme, and they are encouraged to share and try out those new ideas and teaching approaches in their schools.


Programme Structure

The programme comprises the following three core courses of 3 credit points each:

  • Learning and Teaching of Selected Topics in Mathematics
    This course is designed to enhance participants’ ability in teaching mathematics and related STEM education through a consideration of designing learning environments, followed by discussions of teaching strategies for different topics in mathematics and related STEM education.

  • Learning Theories and Curriculum in Mathematics
    This course will address popular issues in secondary mathematics education with a focus on developing participants’ mathematical thinking capacity, teaching skills and methodologies of knowledge delivery. Related contemporary teaching and learning theories will be introduced to enable participants to design and execute relevant teaching and learning activities for various learners in diverse situations.

  • Developing ICT Resources for Secondary Mathematics

    Using quality multimedia resources can increase the flexibility, adaptability and connectedness for the learning and teaching of mathematics. This course is designed to enhance participants’ ability in integrating multimedia ICT resources into the learning and teaching of secondary mathematics through hands-on experience in developing them, which embrace audio-visual teaching aids, web-based materials, computer software packages, online learning platforms, learning and teaching apps etc. This will enable participants to design multi-sensory and interactive learning packages and teaching aids so as to cater the needs of different learners and facilitate effective mathematics learning.


Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is Chinese.


Programme Duration

The programme is offered once a year tentatively from 31 May to 6 July 2021. #

#No class on 14 June and 1 July (Public Holidays)


Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:

  1. in-service secondary school Mathematics teachers (applicants who are not currently teaching Mathematics but have relevant teaching experience will also be considered); and
  2. recommended by school principals.

Remarks: Priority of admission will be given to applicants who are Panel Chairpersons, Curriculum Leaders, or teachers responsible for the development of school based Mathematics curriculum.


Award

To be awarded a Certificate of Completion, participants must obtain a pass in all assessment tasks required and successfully fulfill the attendance requirements as stipulated by the programme.


Other Information

This Government-funded programme is supported by the Education Bureau (EDB). Schools which release teachers to take this programme are eligible for supply teachers, if deemed necessary. Government and aided schools shall contact the EDB for detailed arrangements. Private and DSS schools shall make their own arrangements for the employment of supply teachers.

Graduates who have satisfactorily completed the programme are eligible to apply for credit transfer of the course, "Instructional Design in Mathematics" in the Master of Education programme offered by the University. Their applications will be considered on an individual basis.

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