|Mode of Study:||Full-time Block Release|
|Venue:||Tai Po Campus|
||Dr So Chi Fuk Henry|
|Programme Enquiries:||2948 8061 (Miss Man Lam) or 2948 6294 (Miss Conny Liu)|
The programme aims to equip primary school teachers with sound knowledge and hands-on practices of coding for computational thinking development, with the aim of strengthening both teachers’ competence and confidence in the delivery of coding education in primary classrooms.
On successful completion of the programme, participants will be able to:
The programme comprises the following three core courses of 3 credit points each:
This course will start with a discussion about the knowledge of computational thinking. It will then discuss the method of teaching students coding by mirroring examples from various perspectives and provide hands-on practices in comparing and contrasting of codes by given programming scripts to identify similarities and differentiate different programming structures. It will then focus on the design and practice of pedagogies such as learner-centered approaches of asking students yes/no questions with justification and peer assessment that are specially for coding in primary classrooms environments for computational thinking abilities development. A project-based approach will be thoroughly discussed to integrate coding skills with the goal of computational thinking development for students.
The medium of instruction is Chinese.
To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:
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.
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.
Participants who complete our PDPs are eligible to apply for credit transfer if they enroll in our postgraduate programmes. Their applications will be considered on an individual basis.