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CWP017 - Certificate in PDP on Rebuilding Children's Power of Play
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Certificate in PDP on Rebuilding Children's Power of Play
Programme Code CWP017
Mode of Study Part-time
Duration 5 full days (Saturdays)
Venue Tai Po Campus
Programme Leader Dr Chan Po Lin
Programme Enquiries Miss Yim 2948 6790

Programme Aims

The programme is designed for in-service teachers in Hong Kong kindergartens. Upon completion of the programme, participants are expected to demonstrate an understanding of play theories, especially through learning local and global practices. The programme will also provide an opportunity for participants to practice skills for conducting successful play activities in their classrooms and to integrate play practices into their pedagogies to embrace children’s characteristics and diverse needs.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of one 3-credit-point course with a total of 39 hours.

This course will focus on:

  1. Identifying the definitions, perspectives and diversity of play;
  2. Explaining the role and importance of play in early childhood education;
  3. Employing different play pedagogies and play theories when designing playtime and observing children’s play behaviours; and
  4. Evaluating and reflecting on the appropriateness and effectiveness of different play pedagogies.

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 14 October 2023 (Saturday);
21 October 2023 (Saturday);
4 November 2023 (Saturday);
11 November 2023 (Saturday);
25 November 2023 (Saturday)

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:

  1. in-service teachers currently working in a local preschool; and
  2. recommended by their school 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.

Other Information

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, 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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