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Certificate in PDP on e-Learning in Primary Schools
Programme Code BWP021
Mode of Study Full-time Block Release
Duration 5 Weeks
Venue Tai Po Campus
Programme Co-ordinator Dr Sun Daner
Programme Enquiries Miss Vicky Long 2948 8549
Mr Cody Luen 2948 6295

Programme Aims

The programme aims to allow the primary school curriculum leaders and IT panel chairs/coordinators/responsible teachers to reflect on the value of e-Learning and its alternative role (not replacing classroom teaching) in teaching and learning. It also enables the participants to explore the pedagogies of e-Learning and the current trend of educational technology that can be applied to a number of subjects such as language, mathematics, and general studies.

On completion of the programme, participants should be able to:

  • examine the value and importance of e-Learning in teaching and learning;
  • analyse the issues concerning the design and implementation of e-Learning in primary schools;
  • develop e-Learning pedagogy for a number of subjects in primary school curriculum;
  • reflect on the effective practices of e-Learning for as well as the current trend of applying educational technology in primary school education;
  • familiarise with the characteristics of latest e-Learning technologies used in teaching and learning;
  • adopt proper e-Learning technologies to achieve different educational goals; and
  • gain pragmatic skills in integrating the e-Learning technologies into different teaching and learning scenarios.

Programme Structure

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

e-Learning in Primary Schools

The course provides both theories and practices for participants to understand the issues, opportunities and challenges related to electronic learning (e-Learning). Specifically, the blended pedagogy and immersion experience enable participants to gain a deeper understanding of sound knowledge and effective strategies to implement e-Learning in primary schools.

Managing and Teaching in an IT-rich Classroom

The course provides pragmatic experiences for participants to explore the latest development of e-Learning technologies that help to enhance the quality of learning and teaching in a number of key learning areas such as language, mathematics, and general studies as well as the development of generic competencies for individual students.

Coding Literacy for Teachers

This course enables the participants who may have some or entirely no computing background to develop the fundamental knowledge and skills in creating mobile computer application for educational purpose. Based on theoretical development models and design principles of educational application, participants will have the chance to create mobile apps for their students in today's mobile platforms so as to support in-class learning activities and after-class explorations. Furthermore, the fundamental concept of coding literacy which relates to the enhancement of students’ personal skills like critical thinking, computational thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration and the ways how it is integrated in the school curriculum will also be explored.

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 9 October to 13 November 2023#
#No Class on 23 October (Public Holiday)

Remarks: The programme is offered once a year tentatively.

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:

  • primary school curriculum leaders, teachers coordinating IT or IT panel chairs, or any primary school teachers interested in e-Learning in school education; 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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