|Certificate in PDP in Visual Arts Teaching in Primary Schools
|Mode of Study
|Full-time Block Release
|Tai Po Campus
|Dr. Wong So Lan
|Dr Wong 2948 8750
Ms Mak 2948 7098
The programme aims to strengthen participants’ understanding of the three learning domains, i.e. visual arts knowledge, visual arts appreciation and criticism in context, and visual arts making, of the Visual Arts curriculum. In the programme, through group discussions and hands-on activities, participants will learn about relevant visual arts knowledge and skills of art appreciation in the contexts of 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional and media art, as well as designing learning activities for enhancing the effectiveness of implementing the primary Visual Arts curriculum.
The programme comprises the following three core courses of 3 credit points each:
Visual Arts Knowledge in Two-Dimensional Art
This course aims to enhance participants’ visual arts knowledge, i.e. visual elements and design principles, with a focus on two-dimensional (2D) art. Through learning in the context of artworks and hands-on art making experience, the course will help participants acquire a better understanding of visual arts knowledge, and apply relevant skills and knowledge to make 2D artworks for conveying specified message(s)/ self-selected theme(s). With enhanced knowledge, participants will also design relevant learning activities for primary students.
Visual Arts Knowledge in Three-Dimensional Art and Media Art
This course aims to enhance participants’ visual arts knowledge, i.e. visual elements and design principles, with a focus on three-dimensional (3D) art and a touch on media art. Through learning in the context of artworks and hands-on art making experience, the course will help participants acquire a better understanding of visual arts knowledge, and apply relevant skills and knowledge to make 3D artworks supplemented with technology for conveying specified message(s)/ self-selected theme(s). With enhanced knowledge, participants will also design relevant learning activities for primary students.
Teaching Strategies of Art Appreciation and Criticism in Context
The course aims to develop participants' abilities of art appreciation and art criticism. Through observation and direct experience from visiting an exhibition, participants can analyse, interpret and judge the aesthetic values of artworks in social, cultural and historical contexts. With the theoretical knowledge gained in art appreciation and criticism, participants will be able to review, analyse and design classroom activities exploring the relationship among the visual arts, societies and cultures for the purpose of enriching primary students’ visual arts learning.
Medium of Instruction
The medium of instruction is mainly Chinese (Cantonese) and will be supplemented by English where appropriate.
|Period of Study
|8 April to 10 May 2024
To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:
- in-service primary school Visual Arts teachers; and
- recommended by school principals (Priority of admission will be given to applicants who are Panel Chairpersons, Curriculum Leaders, or teachers responsible for the development of school-based Visual Arts curriculum. Please specify in the recommendation letter.)
Priority of admission will also be given to applicant who is a holder of a bachelor’s degree in art-related subjects from a recognised university or comparable institution (please upload your academic transcript to the online admission system).
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.
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.