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Certificate in PDP on Organization and Management of Life-wide Learning Activities (FULL)
Programme Code BWP130
Mode of Study Full-time Block Release
Duration 5 Weeks
Venue Tai Po Campus
Programme Leader Mr Wong Wai Hung
Programme Enquiries Mr Chan 2948 8476

Programme Aims

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

  • define the different forms of out of classroom learning activities and spell out their aims, function and value in schools;
  • critically reflect different strategies in organising and managing different Life-wide Learning activities in schools;
  • realize the responsibility and legal accountability of teachers in leading Life-wide Learning activities; and
  • develop a series of skills in organising Life-wide Learning activities for students in schools.

Programme Structure

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

The Principles of Life-wide Learning Activities in Schools

Together with formal school curriculum, life-wide learning activities have been one of the integral components of schools to fulfill their educational aims. Life-wide learning activities have been taken place in various forms in schools, to list a few, such activities including extra-curricular activities, co-curricular activities, field trips and study tours outside Hong Kong. It is termed differently across countries, however, referring to similar context. This course aims to equip serving teachers, in particular, teachers responsible for managing and organizing such activities, to comprehend and critically evaluate the aim and principle of these activities to enhance learning of students.

Designing and Implementing Life-wide Learning Activities

Most teachers and parents will agree that education for our next generations should be a balanced and whole person education. It has been widely acknowledged that different forms of after school or co-curricular activities had been conducive to students’ whole person development. Life-wide Learning Activities (LWL) are conducted by schools outside classrooms that play an important supplementary role to formal school classroom education and thus help to achieve the above-mentioned aim. This course will stimulate participants' awareness and enhance the competence of managing and organizing such activities in Hong Kong schools with particular reference to the teachers who are responsible for leading the management and organization of LWL in primary and secondary schools.

Understanding different forms of Life-wide Learning Activities

Life-wide Learning Activities (LWL) include a wide spectrum of different activities in schools. They can take different forms and can varies from, indoor to outdoor, static to dynamic, local to overseas, student lead, teacher lead to expert lead, school hour to after school, public-funded to self-funded, aesthetic to sports development, self-interested to service learning etc. They are all conducted by schools outside classrooms to supplement or complement formal school classroom-based education. This course will help participants' to understand these different activities and thus enable them to better design and select relevant activities for the school students.

Participants will be assessed with either assessment task:

  • Individual assignment of each course with about 3000 words; or
  • Cross-courses assignment of about 5000 words and an oral presentation of the assignment.

Medium of Instruction

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

Programme Duration

5 Weeks

Cohort(s) Period of Study
1 (FULL) 17 April to 20 May 2023

Remarks: The programme is offered once a year tentatively.

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:

  • in-service teachers primary, secondary and special schools, preferably those responsible for organizing or implementing Life-wide Learning Activities in schools; and
  • recommended by school principals.

Remarks: Each school can 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 and curriculum changes.

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