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CWP008 - Certificate in PDP on Integrating Technology in Scientific Inquiry and STEAM Education
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Certificate in PDP on Integrating Technology in Scientific Inquiry and STEAM Education
Programme Code CWP008
[Previous programme code: (BWP109)]
Mode of Study Part-time
Duration 6 Full Days (Saturdays) over a 3-month period
Venue Tai Po Campus
Programme Co-ordinator Dr YEUNG Chi Ho Bill
Programme Enquiries Miss MAN 2948 8972

Previous programme title: Certificate in PDP on Effective Integration of Information Technology in Scientific Inquiry

Programme Aims

The programme aims at equipping secondary school science teachers with the knowledge and techniques to apply information technology in developing STEAM educational activities as well as learners' activities in scientific investigation. The acquired knowledge will be useful for experimental design which combines information technology and laboratory facilities in secondary schools. Examples include the use of computer simulation software to conduct experiments in physics, chemistry and biology, the application of 3D printers and 3D visualisation hardware and software to visualise chemical and biological molecules, the use of appropriate hardware such as digital data-loggers and cameras to facilitate activities in scientific inquiry. The programme will benefit science teachers in secondary schools, including teachers of Physics, Chemistry and Biology in senior secondary level, as well as Science teachers in junior secondary level.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of one 3-credit-point course.

Effective Integration of Information Technology in Scientific Inquiry (3 credit points)

The course aims to develop participants’ capability to make effective and creative ways of using STEAM educational tools, computers and other digital devices to enrich learners’ experience and enhance their abilities in scientific inquiry. It is built upon a seamless integration of participants’ prior subject and pedagogical knowledge and skills in both science and web technology areas. Through inquiry-based and research-based teaching approach as well as a review of relevant literature, it covers a wide range of methods and techniques in computer simulation and modeling, video processing, scientific visualisation and effective use of information technology tools in understanding scientific concepts and conducting science experiments through inquiry-based activities.

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 23 March 2024
13 April 2024
27 April 2024
11 May 2024
1 June 2024
15 June 2024

Remarks: The programme is offered once a year tentatively.

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:

  • in-service secondary school teachers in Science (including junior secondary Science, DSE Physics, Chemistry and Biology), Mathematics and Citizenship and Social Development; and
  • recommended by school principals.


To be awarded a Certificate of Completion, participants must at least obtain a pass in all required course assessment tasks and successfully fulfill the attendance requirement (80%) and/or assessment requirements as stipulated by the programme.


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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