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Certificate in PDP on Organization and Management of Life-wide Learning Activities
Programme Code BWP130
Mode of Study Full-time Block Release
Duration 5 Weeks
Venue North Point Study Centre
Programme Leader Mr Wong Wai Hung
Programme Enquiries Miss Annie Wu 2948 7610

Programme Aims

This programme aims to help in-service school teachers to:

  • understand different forms of life-wide learning activities and spell out their aims, functions and values in schools;
  • reflect on different strategies for organizing and managing life-wide learning activities in schools;
  • realize the legal accountability of teachers in leading life-wide learning activities; and
  • develop skills in organizing life-wide learning activities for students in schools.

Programme Structure

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

The Principles of Life-wide Learning Activities in Schools

Complementary to classroom learning, life-wide learning activities have been widely accepted as an integral component of school education for fulfilling the educational aims. All along, life-wide learning activities have been taking place in various forms in schools, such as extra-curricular activities, co-curricular activities, field trips and study tours outside Hong Kong. It is termed differently across countries, however, referring to similar meaning. This course aims to equip serving teachers, in particular, teachers responsible for managing and organizing such activities, to comprehend and evaluate the aim and principle of these activities to enhance learning of students.

Designing and Implementing Life-wide Learning Activities

Most teachers and parents agree that education for their next generation should be balanced and whole person education. It has been widely acknowledged that different forms of after school or co-curricular activities are definitely conducive to students’ whole person development. Life-wide Learning Activities (LWL), connecting learning inside and outside the classroom, play an important role in achieving the above-mentioned aim. This course aims to facilitate participants, particularly the co-ordinators of LWL in primary and secondary schools, to enhance their competence of managing and organizing such activities.

Understanding different forms of Life-wide Learning Activities

Life-wide Learning Activities (LWL) cover a variety of activities, from indoor to outdoor, stationary to active, local to non-local, aesthetic to sports, etc. They are all conducted by schools outside classrooms to achieve targets that are more difficult to attain through classroom learning. This course will help participants' understand different forms of activities and thus enable them to better select and organize appropriate LWL activities to suit  their students’ need.

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 15 April to 18 May 2024

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:

  • in-service teachers in primary, secondary or special schools, preferably those responsible for organizing or co-ordinating life-wide learning activities in schools; and
  • recommended by their school principals.

Remarks: Each school may recommend more than one teacher.


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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