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CWP001 & CWP002 - Certificate in PDP for Teachers (Catering for Diverse Learning Needs)
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Certificate in PDP for Teachers (Catering for Diverse Learning Needs)
Programme Code CWP001 / CWP002
Mode of Study Part-time
Duration 3 months for Basic Level
1 academic year for Advanced Level
Venue Tai Po Campus / Tseung Kwan O Study Centre
Programme Leader Ms Lau Suk Han Polly
Programme Enquiries Ms Suen 2948 8676
Ms Yiu 2948 7298

Programme Aims

The programme aims to enhance the professional knowledge, skills and attitude of teachers in understanding the wide range of special needs and using whole school approaches and effective strategies to support students with special needs in mainstream inclusive or special education settings. At the Basic Level of the programme, participants will recognise the diverse needs of different learners, develop appropriate attitude and acquire the necessary skills in classroom practices. At the Advanced Level, participants will further examine different types of special needs and evaluate the effectiveness of relevant strategies of learning support and intervention. They are expected to review, plan, implement and evaluate their school work in addressing students’ special needs, particularly in relation to the whole school perspective. After the study, the participants should be competent in taking initiative to help schools achieve the goals of catering for learning diversity, in response to the contextual development in Hong Kong schools.

Programme Structure

The programme offers two levels of training to cater for different professional needs of teachers.

The Basic Level consists of one course of study with three hours per week. The study will last for three months.

The Advanced Level consists of three courses of study with two to three hours per week. The study will last for one academic year (two semesters).

Participants can choose to attend both levels to complete the four courses of study or take either one level to suit their professional development and school needs. Nevertheless, participants are encouraged to take the Basic Level before they enroll in the Advanced Level in order to have a comprehensive learning of the subject knowledge.

Programme Name (Programme Code) Basic Level (CWP001) Advanced Level (CWP002)
 
No. of study hours 39 hours 91 hours (TBC)
No. of courses Core course: 1 Core course: 1
Elective courses: 2
Core course Catering for Classroom Diversity Whole School Approaches to Inclusive Practices
Elective courses N/A

(Study any 2 of the 13 elective courses from the list below) (TBC)

 

Theme 1: Sensory, Physical, Motor and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

  • Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Supporting Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Supporting Students with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Supporting Students with Learning Difficulties
  • Supporting Students with Physical Disabilities
  • Overview of Language, Physical and Sensory Difficulties
  • Supporting Students with Communication & Language Disorders
 

Theme 2: Specific Disabilities and Exceptional Potentials

  • Supporting Students with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Understanding Students with Giftedness
 

Theme 3: Emotional, Behavioural and Mental Well-Being

  • Supporting Students with Emotional Behavioural Challenges
  • Supporting Students with Mental Illness
 

Theme 4: Supporting Systems of Whole School

  • School-Family-Community Partnership
  • School Guidance and Counselling

 

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is mainly Chinese. English may be used in elective courses.

Programme Duration

There will be six cohorts for the Basic Level and five cohorts for the Advanced Level in 2022/23.

Basic Level

Cohort(s) Period of Study Venue
1 (FULL) 11 October to 17 December 2022
Every Tuesday evening
from 6:30 pm to 9:20 pm
Tai Po Campus
2 (FULL) 5 October to 17 December 2022
Every Wednesday evening
from 6:30 pm to 9:20 pm
Tseung Kwan O Study Centre
3 (FULL) 6 October to 17 December 2022
Every Thursday evening
from 6:30 pm to 9:20 pm
Tai Po Campus
4 (FULL) 7 October to 17 December 2022
Every Friday evening
from 6:30 pm to 9:20 pm
Tseung Kwan O Study Centre
5 (FULL) 27 February to 10 June 2023
Every Monday evening
from 6:30 pm to 9:20 pm
Tseung Kwan O Study Centre
6 (FULL) 2 March to 10 June 2023
Every Thursday evening
from 6:30 pm to 9:20 pm
Tai Po Campus

 

Advanced Level

Cohort(s) Period of Study Venue
1 (FULL) 3 October 2022 to 22 July 2023
Core course: 3 October to 17 December 2022
Every Monday evening
from 6:30 pm to 9:20 pm
Elective courses*: 3 January to 22 July 2023
Tseung Kwan O Study Centre
2 (FULL) 11 October 2022 to 22 July 2023
Core course: 11 October to 17 December 2022
Every Tuesday evening
from 6:30 pm to 9:20 pm
Elective courses*: 3 January to 22 July 2023
Tseung Kwan O Study Centre
3 (FULL) 5 October 2022 to 22 July 2023
Core course: 5 October to 17 December 2022
Every Wednesday evening
from 6:30 pm to 9:20 pm
Elective courses*: 3 January to 22 July 2023
Tai Po Campus
4 (FULL) 6 October 2022 to 22 July 2023 
Core course: 6 October to 17 December 2022
Every Thursday evening
from 6:30 pm to 9:20 pm
Elective courses*: 3 January to 22 July 2023
Tai Po Campus
5 (FULL) 7 October 2022 to 22 July 2023 
Core course: 7 October to 17 December 2022
Every Friday evening
from 6:30 pm to 9:20 pm
Elective courses*: 3 January to 22 July 2023
Tai Po Campus

 

* Elective courses will be offered during weekday evenings or on Saturday from January to July 2023 at Tai Po Campus, Tseung Kwan O Study Centre, or satellite study center at urban locations as decided by the University. The schedule and venue of elective courses may be different from the core course. Details of the course arrangement will be announced by December 2022.

Remarks:

  • Participants are required to participate in the online orientation in September 2022 (for Cohort commenced in October 2022) and in February 2023 (for Cohort commenced in March 2023). Details are to be confirmed.
  • Participants of Basic Level and Advanced Level are required to attend a seminar of the core course arranged during weekday evenings or on Saturday at Tseung Kwan O Study Centre or Tai Po Campus.
  • The University reserves the right to change the above schedule and venue.

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission into Basic Level (CWP001), applicants should be in-service teachers in primary, secondary or special schools/special education settings.

To be eligible for admission into Advanced Level (CWP002), applicants should 1) be in-service teachers in primary, secondary or special schools/special education settings; and 2) have successfully completed Basic Level programme (or equivalent, e.g. Basic Course on Catering for Diverse Learning Needs of the BAT programme).

Remarks:

  • Priority of admission for Basic Level (CWP001) and Advanced Level (CWP002) will be given to applicants 1) who are responsible for supporting students with diverse learning needs; and 2) with Principal’s recommendation. 

Award

To be awarded the Certificate of Completion, participants must obtain satisfactory results in all assessment tasks required and successfully fulfill the attendance requirements as stipulated by the programme.

Other Information

Graduates who have satisfactorily completed both levels of this programme are eligible to apply for credit transfer in the Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Special Needs) Programme or Master of Education Programme (Area of Focus in Special Needs, Giftedness and Counselling) offered by the University. The applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Disclaimer
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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