Programme Information

Programme Information

2020/21
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Certificate in Professional Development Programme on Promoting Socioemotional Competence: Family and School Practices

(Part-time)
Programme Code: CWP010


Programme Code: CWP010
Mode of Study: Part-time
Duration: 5 full days (Saturdays)
Venue: Tseung Kwan O Study Centre
Programme Co-ordinator: Dr Lam Chun Bun Ian
Programme Enquiries: 2948 7897

Programme Aims

Participants are able to:

  1. Understand what constitutes child socioemotional competence;
  2. Recognise family and school factors that may positively and negatively affect child socioemotional competence in preschool years;
  3. Understand concepts and principles from positive psychology, and apply them in early childhood education to support the development of child socioemotional competence through everyday interactions and structured activities; and
  4. Generate initiatives to educate parents about the importance of whole-child development, and engage parents in home-school collaborations to support child socioemotional development.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of one 3-credit-point course with a total of 39 contact hours.

Promoting Socioemotional Competence: Family and School Practices (3 credit points)

This course will focus on:

  1. understand what constitutes child socioemotional competence;
  2. recognise family and school factors that may positively and negatively affect child socioemotional competence in preschool years;
  3. apply principles of positive psychology and early childhood education to support the development of child socioemotional competence through everyday interactions, structured activities, and home-school collaborations.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is Chinese (Cantonese).


Programme Duration

The 5-full day programme is tentatively offered once a year as follow:

27 February 2021 (Saturday)
6 March 2021 (Saturday)
13 March 2021 (Saturday)
20 March 2021 (Saturday)
27 March 2021 (Saturday)


Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:

  1. school leaders, head teachers, or senior teachers working in the pre-primary settings; and
  2. recommended by their principals.

Award

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

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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