|Mode of Study||Two-year Part-time|
|Programme Leader||Mr Li Chin Wa|
This programme caters for professionals involved in pathways that offer an alternative to academic studies such as career-oriented studies, associate degrees, vocational professional training and re-training. The programme aims to enable students to develop and integrate the professional knowledge, skills and attitudes required for effective teaching and learning of professional and vocational education (PVE) in different settings, with Applied Learning as an area of focus.
Upon completion of the Programme, students will be able to:
|Demonstrate a high level of professional knowledge and pedagogical competence both in theory and practice in designing, managing and critically evaluating a range of learning and teaching practices within PVE secondary and post-secondary contexts, with Applied Learning as an area of focus;|
|Demonstrate capacity to critically analyze and reflect on their teaching experiences and practice so that they can articulate and evaluate their own theoretical perspective on teaching and learning;|
|Demonstrate a critical understanding of contemporary issues in local and global PVE contexts pertinent to current practical knowledge, policies and practices, with Applied Learning as an area of focus; and|
|Demonstrate a practical understanding of ethical issues in PVE practice to contextualize the learning and its application to one’s own professional practice and conduct.|
Remark: The curriculum of this programme is currently under review and is subject to revision.
This is a two-year part-time programme comprising 30 credit points (cps). The programme curriculum covers the following four components:
|1. General Methods||6 cps|
|2. Education Studies||12 cps|
|3. Elective Studies||6 cps|
|4. Field Experience||6 cps|
|Year - Semester||General Methods||Education Studies||Elective Studies||Field Experience|
|Year 1 - Semester 1||Strategies for Learning and Teaching in Applied Learning (3 cps)||Understanding Learning in PVE Contexts (3 cps)||
Combination 2: Independent Project (3 cps) + 1 Elective Studies (3 cps)
|Field Experience I
|Year 1 - Semester 2||Assessment
|Combination 1: 2 Elective Studies
(6 cps in total)
|Principles and Practices of Instructional Design
|Year 2 - Semester 1||Contemporary Issues in PVE (3 cps)||Developing Resources to Support Effective Learning in PVE
|Field Experience II
|Year 2 - Semester 2|
Remark: The structure of this programme is currently under review and is subject to revision.
All students must attend a programme orientation which includes information sessions about the curriculum, campus facilities and services.
The General Methods and Education Studies components provide students with a substantial grounding in the principles and practices of teaching and assessment relevant to the education of young adults in the professional and vocational education (PVE) context. These include a broad understanding of human development and the learning process; theories of adolescent and adult learning; approaches to teaching strategies; instructional design and assessment; developing learning resources and contemporary issues in the whole field of PVE. The courses include:
The Elective Studies component offers students with the extended studies that may be curriculum related or professional development oriented. Students are required to choose two out of the following courses according to their own professional needs and/or interests.
The Field Experience component, as a platform for further professional development, builds on students' existing teaching experience and knowledge of their work settings. Students are expected to use relevant professional and vocational education practice to demonstrate the integration of skills and knowledge from other courses and their competence as teachers. Consistent with the University's practice in Field Experience, students will be visited and provided with feedback on their work by their University Supervisors and colleagues in the workplace.
The courses are:
The Programme is delivered through face-to-face teaching, non-face-to-face (online and/or supervised) study and independent learning. The ratio of face-to-face teaching to non-face-to-face study is normally 6:4. Each 3-cp course includes 21-24 hours of face-to-face teaching, 15-18 hours of non-face-to-face study, and 78 additional hours of other independent learning, making 117 hours of total student effort. Classes are normally held in weekday evenings and/or on Saturdays in Tseung Kwan O Study Centre/Satellite Study Centre in urban locations/Tai Po Campus, while other arrangements will be made when necessary as decided by the University.
A variety of teaching approaches, such as lectures, case studies, discussions, presentations, experiential activities, problem-solving activities and directed study, will be adopted. All teaching and learning activities emphasise inquiry, application and reflection.
A range of assessment strategies will be used throughout the courses to facilitate and monitor students' professional development. These strategies include: case studies, field studies, online discussions, instructional planning, projects, review reports and presentations. All assessments are criterion referenced.
The medium of instruction is mainly Chinese. English and/or Putonghua is adopted as the language of instruction for relevant courses, as appropriate.
Participants who are enrolled in education programmes [leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)] are required to complete the IT e-Portfolio for checking and pass all the required courses in the programme to demonstrate the attainment of Information Technology Competency in Education (ITCE) before graduation. For detailed information, please refer to www.eduhk.hk/mit/view.php?secid=3022.
The programme recognises students' prior learning and grants block credit transfer on an individual basis. Block credit transfer may be granted up to 50% of the total credit requirements for award. Applicant who has completed the following VTC Training Programme(s) may apply for Block Credit Transfer and applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis:
To be eligible for admission, applicants should normally:
Priority will be given to applicants already teaching Applied Learning subjects.
Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview.