Faculty of Education and Human Development, EdUHK

Minor / Department of Education Policy and Leadership (EPL)

Teaching and Learning in International Schools

Description

The Minor in Teaching and Learning in International Schools aims to engage the Bachelor of Education Programmes' (BEd) students in developing a critical understanding of international education, international schools, their students, teachers, communities and cultures.

This Minor is only for EdUHK Bachelor of Education Programmes' undergraduate students.

[No credit transfer will be granted for courses in the Minor in Teaching and Learning in International Schools. Please consult the specific Minor Coordinator for questions relating to the Minor.]

Coordinator
Dr Adam Poole
Tel: 2948 7622

To attain this Second Major, you are required to take 10 courses (3 credit points / course) listed below:

To attain this Minor, you are required to take 5 courses (3 credit points / course) listed below:

Courses
Code
Course Title
Course Outline
FEX4142
Field Experience in International Schools $

- Students must have completed the four foundational courses in the Minor in Teaching and Learning in International Schools programme.

- Students will be interviewed by the Programme Leader after enrolment and prior to the start of the sessions.

- Students must demonstrate proficiency to teach in the target language of the designated school placement.

- Students should consult with the Programme Leader regarding placement matters at least one semester before undertaking field work.

- Students are reminded that the course is run at the departmental level and not through the field study office.

- Students should obtain a Sexual Conviction Record Check (SCRC) letter before commencing their placement. It may not be possible to do the placement without one.

PFS2043
International Schools in Global Context ?

This is a Restricted Elective course which can be used to fulfil both the requirements of the Minor and the elective component of the Education Studies domain. Double counting of 6 credit points can be claimed if two electives among the five courses of the Minor are Restricted Elective courses. [For BEd students only]

PFS3032
Learning and Teaching in International Schools ?

This is a Restricted Elective course which can be used to fulfil both the requirements of the Minor and the elective component of the Education Studies domain. Double counting of 6 credit points can be claimed if two electives among the five courses of the Minor are Restricted Elective courses. [For BEd students only]

$- Students must have completed the four foundational courses in the Minor in Teaching and Learning in International Schools programme. - Students will be interviewed by the Programme Leader after enrolment and prior to the start of the sessions. - Students must demonstrate proficiency to teach in the target language of the designated school placement. - Students should consult with the Programme Leader regarding placement matters at least one semester before undertaking field work. - Students are reminded that the course is run at the departmental level and not through the field study office. - Students should obtain a Sexual Conviction Record Check (SCRC) letter before commencing their placement. It may not be possible to do the placement without one.
?This is a Restricted Elective course which can be used to fulfil both the requirements of the Minor and the elective component of the Education Studies domain. Double counting of 6 credit points can be claimed if two electives among the five courses of the Minor are Restricted Elective courses. [For BEd students only]
Career / Study Progression

This Minor paves the way for BEd students to pursue teaching careers in international schools in Hong Kong and abroad, in local schools with internationalised curricula, in schools across Asia that are opening international sections, and in international schools globally.

Although the courses can be studied in any order (with the exception of FEX4142), the recommended course sequence is as follows.

  1. PFS2043 International Schools in Global Context
  2. PFS3032 Learning and Teaching in International Schools
  3. TLS3057 Curriculum and Assessment in International Schools
  4. EDA4102 Teacher Development in International Schools
  5. FEX4142 Field Experience in International Schools

BEd students who successfully complete the Minor in Teaching and Learning in International Schools can earn the International Baccalaureate (IB) Certificate in Teaching and Learning.

 

  • Pre-registration with the IB is required. 
  • A fee for the IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning will be payable to the IB upon graduation.

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