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Certificate in PDP on New Paradigm of Learning and Teaching in Physical Education
Programme Code BWP092
Mode of Study Full-time Block Release
Duration 5 Weeks
Venue Tai Po Campus
Programme Co-ordinator Mr Chan Ching Yat Roy
Programme Enquiries Mr Oceany Chan 2948 7617

Programme Aims

The programme aims to acquaint serving Physical Education (PE) teachers with theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to design innovative PE curricula and pedagogies for promoting students’ cognitive, social, psychomotor as well as cultural learning in schools in response to current issues in Hong Kong school PE.

Upon completion of the programme, the participants will be able to:

  • demonstrate critical understanding of the development of school PE worldwide;
  • distinguish the strengths and weaknesses of school PE with reference to the current issues in Hong Kong school PE;
  • develop and test curricular plans for the application of alternative curricular and pedagogical PE models to cultivate students’ cognitive, social, psychomotor and cultural learning through PE;
  • appraise critically the feasibility of promoting and implementing various innovative models for teaching PE in response to Hong Kong school PE; and
  • demonstrate professional teaching practice with positive attitude in physical education and a global and multi-cultural perspective.

Programme Structure

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

  1. New Paradigm of Learning and Teaching in Physical Education;
  2. Current Issues and Controversies in Hong Kong Physical Education; and
  3. Physical Literacy and Physical Education.

Major teaching and learning activities include lectures, discussion, practical workshops with lesson analysis and trial teaching, and curriculum planning; course participants may be required to try out the teaching in one of the classes at his/her school. Assessment items include reflection report, design of lesson plan and unit plan, group presentation etc. Topics include:

  • Worldwide development of School PE
  • Current issues and controversies in Hong Kong School PE
  • Critical appraisal of the development of school PE in Hong Kong
  • Physical Literacy Concepts and design of Fundamental Movements for Junior Primary School PE Curriculum
  • Physical Literacy Concepts and the Secondary School PE Curriculum
  • Critical review on the rationales behind pedagogical and curricular advancement in PE
  • Teaching Games for Understanding
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Problem-based Learning in PE
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Fitness and Health Education Model
  • Sports Education Model
  • Mosston’s Spectrum of Teaching Styles in PE

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 27 May to 28 June 2024

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:

  1. in-service primary school and secondary school PE teachers; and
  2. recommended by school principals.


  • Priority of admission will be given to teachers who take charge of relevant education or curriculum reform in school.
  • Each school can recommend more than one teacher for a particular cohort.
  • Applicant’s status as a PE teacher must be clearly indicated in the Principal Recommendation Form for application.
  • Applicants are required to submit evidence / supporting documents on their qualified teaching status (QTS) as a Physical Education (PE) teacher for verification, such as Graduate Certificate, Transcript of Undergraduate / Postgraduate study and Certificate of Registration as a Teacher. Failing to submit such documents will hinder the application process.


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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