Professional Development Schools Scheme & University-School Support Programmes

Professional Development Schools (PDS) Scheme
School Year Professional Development School Programme
2016/17 Aberdeen Technical School Promoting STEM education: Maker makes things GREAT
Ho Yu College and Primary School (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen) Promotion of STEM education through the school-based Science and Biotechnology curriculum
Lok Sin Tong Yu Kan Hing Secondary School Promoting STEM education through enriching school-based curriculum
Maryknoll Fathers’ School Promoting STEM education through developing cross-curricular learning activities and refining school-based curriculum

Enquiry
For enquiries, please contact School-based Professional Support Section at 2152 3219.

University-School Support (USP) Programmes
For Primary and Secondary Schools
Multilevel Leadership Network for SDL Innovation to Advance STEM Development (SDLS-MLN)
(Centre for Information Technology in Education (CITE), Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong)
  • To enhance teachers’ understanding of the guiding and underlying principles of STEM education and SDL
  • To enhance teachers’ mastery of related learning, teaching, assessment and lesson design strategies, and to use them effectively to promote STEM
    education through students’ engagement in SDL
  • To provide an e-learning support system for teachers to design, implement and share SDL practices in STEM-related subjects
  • To raise students’ awareness of and engagement in STEM-related activities and to enhance their understanding of the links between the
    STEM-related areas
Self-Directed Learning as a Strategy to Promote STEM Education
(e-Learning Development Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong)
  • To develop teachers’ professional capability to adopt SDL as a strategy to promote STEM education
  • To help teachers to set clear learning outcomes in terms of concepts, practices and attitudes when designing activities and lessons in STEM education
  • To provide support to schools on strategically developing and implementing school-based STEM-related activities and curriculum
  • To strengthen students’ ability to integrate and apply knowledge and skills across different subject disciplines to unleash their innovation and nurture their entrepreneurial spirit
Promoting STEM education at the upper primary and secondary levels by using self-directed learning as a strategy
(Department of Science and Environmental Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong)
  • To enhance teachers’ understanding of the underlying principles of STEM education and SDL
  • To enhance teachers’ mastery of related learning, teaching, assessment and lesson design strategies, and to use them effectively to promote STEM education through students’ engagement in SDL
  • To facilitate schools to strategically adopt an interdisciplinary approach to organise learning activities that integrate the key components of SDL into everyday learning and teaching processes to enhance students’ learning in STEM education
  • To help students to apply SDL strategies in STEM 17 learning activities e.g. setting learning goals, laying plans to achieve the goals and evaluating the learning progress

Enquiry
For enquiries, please contact School-based Professional Support Section at 2152 3212.