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Programme Information

Certificate in Professional Development Programme on Positive Psychology in School Settings: Promoting Mental Health and Creating Positive Learning Environment

[Previous programme title & code: (BWP101 Certificate in Professional Development Programme on Enhancing School Leaders' Positive Psychological Health and Well-Being)]

(Full-time Block Release)
Programme Code: BWP127


Programme Code: BWP127
Mode of Study: Full-time Block Release
Duration: 5 Weeks
Venue: Tai Po Campus
Programme Co-ordinator: Ms Kwok Yee Tak Esther
Programme Enquiries: 2948 8676 (Miss Suen)

Programme Aims

This programme provides an introduction to the study of topics related to youth mental health, psychological well-being of teachers and positive pedagogy. Teachers will be equipped to analysis and obtain necessary knowledge and skills in developing positive education strategies in their school systems. The first part of the course will focus on youth mental health, the second part will broaden the focus to the concepts of positive psychology and teachers’ well-being, and the third part will emphasise on positive pedagogy through introducing an applied framework for positive education.


Programme Structure

The programme comprises the following three courses:

Course 1: Youth Mental Health First Aid for Teachers (3 credit points)
Course 2: Positive Psychology and Teachers’ Well-Being (3 credit points)
Course 3: Positive Pedagogy: An Applied Framework for Positive Education Curriculum (3 credit points)


Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is Chinese.


Programme Duration

20 April 2020 to 22 May 2020


Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:

  1. In-service teachers in primary and secondary schools
  2. recommended by school principals.

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 programmes.


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.

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.

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