Programme Information

Programme Information

2020/21
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Certificate in Professional Development Programme on Hong Kong Life Education

(Part-time)
Programme Code: CWP012


Programme Code: CWP012
Mode of Study: Part-time
Duration: 5 days (Weekdays or Saturday)
Venue: Tai Po Campus
Programme Co-ordinator: Dr Kong Ho Man Raymond (Project Manager, CRSE)
Programme Enquiries: 2948 7589 (Ms Li)

Programme Aims

Through lecture, workshop, school visiting, in-service teacher sharing, school support and teacher group activity, the program aims to facilitate teachers to understand the ideas and practices of Life Education (LE), including experiences in developing relevant concepts and professional trainings for teachers in LE in the neighboring regions as well as Hong Kong, so that the teachers could be equipped to effectively foster and implement LE in schools, and eventually to enhance the children and teenager’s resilience to cope with various challenges with different life skills.


Programme Structure

The 3-credit-points program comprises the following contents:

  1. Ideas of LE in international and regional contexts in response to the needs and challenges of the new generations.
  2. The localization of international and regional LE concepts and elaboration of contextually local interpretation.
  3. The good practices of LE in Hong Kong through case studies, for example, Life and Death Education, Adversity and Resilience, Emotional Management, Positive Peer-relationship Building, Cultivating Self-esteem and Life-long Planning etc.
  4. Essential approaches for practices of LE: Intellectual, Emotional, Volitional and Practical Dimensions.
  5. Essential strategies and skills for practices of LE: Story-telling by Picture books, Life Story Sharing, Movies, Multimedia, Drama etc.
  6. Resources for LE developed by schools, education institutions, colleges and NGOs.

In addition to the 30-hours classes, 9 hours of independent study on campus (e.g. group work, individual or group consultation and project preparation in library) will be offered.


Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is Chinese (supplemented by English where appropriate).


Programme Duration

The program is offered once a year tentatively:

31 March 2021 (Wednesday)
1 April 2021 (Thursday)
8 April 2021 (Thursday)
9 April 2021 (Friday)
10 April 2021 (Saturday)


Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:

  1. In-service teachers in primary, secondary and special schools, preferably being a team member in moral and civic education panel / life and religious education panel / committees for students support (such as life skills education, discipline, counseling, home-school collaboration, service learning and other learning experiences etc.) ; and
  2. Recommended by school principals.

Remarks: Priority of admission will be given to applicants who are the team member in moral and civic education panel / life and religious education panel / committees for student support (such as life skills education, discipline, counseling, home-school collaboration, service learning and other learning experiences etc.). Please list the working experience related to the fields above in Principal's Recommendation Letter.


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 program.


Other Information

Participants who complete our PDPs are eligible to apply for credit transfer if they enroll in our postgraduate programs. Their applications will be considered on an individual basis.

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