|Certificate in PDP on Promoting Socioemotional Competence: Family and School Practices|
|Mode of Study||Part-time|
|Duration||5 full days (Saturdays)|
|Venue||Tseung Kwan O Study Centre|
|Programme Leader||Ms. LEUNG Tuen Yung Iris|
|Programme Enquiries||Miss Yim 2948 6790|
Participants are able to:
- Understand what constitutes child socioemotional competence;
- Recognise family and school factors that may positively and negatively affect child socioemotional competence in preschool years;
- Understand concepts and principles from positive psychology, and apply them in early childhood education to support the development of child socioemotional competence through everyday interactions and structured activities; and
- Generate initiatives to educate parents about the importance of whole-child development, and engage parents in home-school co-operation to support child socioemotional development.
The programme consists of one 3-credit-point course with a total of 39 hours.
This course will focus on:
- understanding what constitutes child socioemotional competence;
- recognising family and school factors that may positively and negatively affect pre-school child's socioemotional competence; and
- applying principles of positive psychology and early childhood education to support the development of child socioemotional competence through everyday interactions, learning activities, and home-school co-operation.
Medium of Instruction
The medium of instruction is Chinese (Cantonese).
The 5-full day programme is tentatively offered once a year as follows:
|Cohort(s)||Period of Study|
|1||7 January 2023 (Saturday);
14 January 2023 (Saturday);
28 January 2023 (Saturday);
4 February 2023 (Saturday);
11 February 2023 (Saturday)
To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:
- school leaders, head teachers, or senior teachers working in the pre-primary settings; and
- recommended by their principals.
To be awarded a Certificate of Completion, participants must obtain a pass in all assessment tasks required and successfully fulfill the attendance and/or assessment requirements as stipulated by the programme.
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.