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Certificate in PDP for Primary School Teachers (Mathematics Teaching)
Programme Code BWP003
Mode of Study Full-time Block Release
Duration 5 Weeks
Venue Tai Po Campus
Programme Co-ordinator Dr Cheung Ka Luen
Programme Enquiries Miss Vicky Long 2948 8549
Mr Cody Luen 2948 6295

Programme Aims

The programme aims to enhance the subject knowledge and teaching competence of primary school Mathematics teachers through investigation of Mathematics concepts in the primary curriculum, and exposures to new and current approaches to learning and teaching Mathematics and related STEAM education via workshops.

Programme Structure

The programme comprises the following three core courses of 3 credit points each:

Problem Solving and Investigation in Primary Mathematics

This course provides a deeper investigation of knowledge and issues associated with problem solving and investigation in primary mathematics. It develops theories and skills for tackling problems and discusses the methods of assessing problem solving abilities. Examples connecting problem solving and investigation to primary mathematics will be given to arouse participants’ interest and strengthen their abilities in mathematical problem solving and investigation.

Mathematics Curriculum and Teaching in Primary Schools

To provide opportunities for participants to explore the basic concepts of primary mathematics curriculum including related STEAM education, and teaching so as to equip participants with the methods and skills employed by specialist primary mathematics teachers.

Teaching Mathematics with Activities and Games

This course provides opportunities for participants to experience an activities based learning approach and adopt the approach to teach mathematics and also enables participants to appreciate the role of mathematical games in the primary curriculum so that they can help their pupils to explore mathematics through their own experience of investigation. In addition, the design of mathematics learning activities and STEAM activities for enhancing participants’ interest in learning mathematics will also be emphasized.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is mainly Chinese (Cantonese) and will be supplemented by English where appropriate.

Programme Duration

Cohort(s) Period of Study
1 8 January to 9 February 2024

Remarks: The programme is offered once a year tentatively.

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:

  • in-service primary school Mathematics teachers (applicants who are not currently teaching Mathematics but have relevant teaching experience will also be considered); and
  • recommended by school principals.


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 programme.

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.


Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in this website is correct. Changes to any aspects of the programmes may be made from time to time due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and the University reserves the right to make amendments to any information contained in this website without prior notice. The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from any use or misuse of or reliance on any information contained in this website.

Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the course and the manner in which the course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements, curriculum changes, and other factors caused by unforeseeable circumstances. Tuition fees, once paid, are non-refundable.

Probity Requirements: Other than the application fee, applicants are not required to pay any additional fees during the application process. In addition, please be reminded not to offer any advantage to EdUHK staff and/or any person involving admissions at EdUHK in connection with your application. Otherwise, your action may violate Hong Kong's Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201).

In the event of inconsistency between information in English and Chinese version or where an interpretation of the programme content is required, the decision of the University shall be final.

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