|Programme Code||Venue||Programme Leader|
|C3B003||Tseung Kwan O Study Centre (some courses may be delivered in satellite study center at urban locations / Tai Po campus / North Point Study Centre as decided by the University)||Mr Cho Hoi On Andy|
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This programme aims to provide practitioners or aspiring practitioners in Professional and Vocational Education (PVE) with the skills, understandings, and aptitudes to work effectively, efficiently, and confidently as professional teachers, instructors, trainers, educational designers, and/or change agents, with knowledge in Applied Learning contexts. The students can build upon their existing disciplinary expertise, integrating it with the pedagogical knowledge from this programme.
The programme raises students' knowledge and skills in Professional and Vocational Education (PVE) and Applied Learning contexts.
Choices of Electives
- Students may undertake elective courses according to their professional needs and interests.
- Students may complete their final year project based on their learning, professional needs, and interests.
Variety of Learning Modes
- Students are encouraged to reflect and build on their professionalism via flexible teaching-learning approaches, including face-to-face classes, online classes, teaching-learning engagements, and/or practical examples from the industry and other workplace settings.
Contextualised Field Experience
- The Field Experience is contextualised to each student's professional and vocational area, enabling tailor-made supervision.
This 3-year part-time in-service programme consists of 60 credit points (cps). The programme is delivered through face-to-face teaching, online teaching and/or individual / small group supervision. Classes are generally held on weekday evenings and/or Saturdays, while other arrangements will be made when necessary. The programme is structured based on 5 domains as follows:
|Domain||Credit Points (cps)|
Final Year Project (Honours Project / Capstone Project)
|Common Core||Language Enhancement*||3|
* English as the Medium of Instruction.
This domain aims to broaden students’ educational values, interests, and skills by learning from psychological, sociological, philosophical, pedagogical, and other perspectives. Students will develop a range of skills necessary for professional practice, such as problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, communication, social interaction, ethical decision, and global perspectives. The ES courses are:
- Understanding Learning in PVE Contexts
- Assessing and Recognizing Learning in PVE
- Strategies for Learning and Teaching in Applied Learning
- Designing Effective Instructional and Curriculum Plans in Professional and Vocational Education
The Core courses equip students with theoretical, philosophical, and research-based knowledge in PVE and Applied Learning settings, enhancing the students’ professional practices by understanding the social, political, ethical, contextualised, and experiential backgrounds. The courses are:
- Applied Learning in the School Curriculum
- Ethical Practice in PVE
- The Policy Context in PVE
- The Professional PVE Teacher
- The interdisciplinary course, “Rethinking VPET’s Present and Future,” helps students develop socio-historical and lifelong learning perspectives to reflect on the contemporary issues in VPET.
Electives Note 1
This domain offers specialised study in the areas in PVE and related pedagogy depending on the learning interest, professionalism, and career aspirations. Students are required to study a total of 5 courses (15 cps). The courses are:
- Career Guidance and Counselling
- Developing Collaborative Networks for Enhancing Applied Learning Curriculum Development in PVE
- The Reflective Practitioner in PVE
- Developing Resources to Support Effective Learning in PVE
- Learners with Specific Learning Needs
- Enhancing Participation and Engagement in Learning
- Mastering Problem-based Learning in Professional and Vocational Education
- The Self as a Lifelong Learner in PVE
- Life Skills Education
Note 1: Certain elective courses will be offered occasionally or on an alternative-year basis.
The course prepares students to develop a proposal for conducting a research-based project (Honours Project) or an inquiry-based project (Capstone Project) in their chosen areas. It introduces fundamental knowledge and principles of research, ethical issues in the research process, and methodology for conducting research in education and related disciplines.
Final Year Project (Honours Project / Capstone Project)
The Final Year Project requires students to utilise all their learning and experiences acquired in the programme to complete a research-based project grounded on their personal and professional interests. Students can opt for Honours Project or Capstone Project in their Final Year Project study to be supervised by a University academic staff.
Field Experience provides students with supervised teaching experiences under their PVE contexts to develop teaching capabilities in 2 components: Teaching Practice and Field Experience Portfolios. Students will need to put theories learned in the programme into practice in addressing their weaknesses and strengthening their expertise in designing, implementing, and evaluating their teaching.
General education courses provide knowledge related to well-being, positive thinking, stress management, and healthy living to broaden students' perspectives on personal and professional development. Students are required to take one general education course (3 cps).
The compulsory 3-cp English Enhancement Course aims to help students acquire linguistics skills in both academic and social contexts. It prepares students to write coherent and organised academic texts by developing essential skills in critical thinking, reading, and writing. In addition, the course will enhance students' ability to make appropriate correspondence in the workplace.
Medium of Instruction
The medium of instruction is mainly Cantonese. English or Putonghua is adopted as the language of instruction for relevant lectures and/or courses, as appropriate.
Field Experience (FE) Requirements
About teaching setting and periods
Students are required to have a relevant full-time teaching post in a local education institution(s) offering PVE related course(s) to fulfil the following FE requirements:
- To teach in PVE related discipline Note 1;
- To have a minimum of 8 periods of teaching for 8 to 12 consecutive weeks with not less than 36 teaching hours in total during the Field Experience Supervision Period Note 2 for FEI in Year 2 and FEII in Year 3, respectively;
- To conduct teaching in regular class settings with at least 8 learners in a class
Note 1: the relevancy of the teaching subject / area is subject to review by FE Coordinator, and supporting document(s) about the subject curriculum information may be required.
Note 2: FE Supervision Period is normally from October to April of the academic year.
About teaching mode
All students are required to conduct teaching / teaching practice in simulated mode, virtual mode (synchronous and/or asynchronous modes), and authentic mode of classroom teaching for FE. In case of prolonged class suspension that the requirements of the authentic mode of classroom teaching cannot be fulfiled, an Extended School Attachment will need to be arranged.
Professional Qualifications / Career Prospects
The BEd(PVE) programme enhances graduates' competence and professionalism in PVE-related education, with knowledge in Applied Learning contexts.
An Academic Upgrade and Further Development
Graduates who work in a PVE institution (e.g., tertiary institution, training centers, etc.) can gain a Bachelor of Education Degree in Professional and Vocational Education to advance their academic background upon completing the programme. This Bachelor's degree with honours provides an opportunity for graduates to continue their academic development through postgraduate studies in relevant PVE-related specialties.
A Professional Advancement
Upon fulfilling the graduation requirements from the programme, graduates are eligible to apply as a Registered Teacher (RT) through the Education Bureau (EDB), subject to EDB's final decision. Please refer to the EDB website for teacher registration-related matters (https://www.edb.gov.hk/en/teacher/qualification-training-development/qualification/teacher-registration/index.html).
To be eligible for admission, applicants should:
- hold qualifications pertinent to PVE at Qualifications Framework Level 4*; and
- have at least two years of working experience that includes, preferably, workplace learning in, and pertinent to, the teaching practices in a PVE setting.
*Applicants without a QF level 4 certificate, please visit the QF "Recognition of Prior Learning" website to check eligibility to apply for one: https://www.hkqf.gov.hk/tc/rpl/index.html
All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview to demonstrate their suitability for the programme. Priority of admission will be given to applicants teaching Applied Learning subjects.
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