Provision of Teacher Professional Development Course Series on Optimising Secondary Chinese Language

Impact: Public policy impacts, Cultural impacts, Social impacts

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As the government initiates refinement in the new senior secondary curricula in 2024, it has heralded a new direction for the professional development of local teachers. Commissioned by the Education Bureau (EDB), CAH has rolled out the Teacher Professional Development Course Series (TPDCS) for Chinese Language teachers from local secondary schools since 2021. It was well-regarded by 1,616 participating teachers and received recognition from the EDB in the first year.

This TPDCS, comprising 10 three-hour courses held from August 2021 to February 2022, is set out in response to the implementation of optimising measures of senior secondary Chinese Language curriculum and assessment, which will be effective at Secondary 4 from the 2021/22 school year. Designed and delivered by seven faculty members of CAH, two scholars from other local tertiary institutions and nine senior secondary school teachers, the series integrates professional knowledge and practical teaching experience that will provide valuable resources for secondary Chinese Language teachers to adapt to the new changes of the curriculum.

The topics covered include curriculum planning, school-based assessment, the teaching of practical writing and recommended passages, integrating the elective part of the curriculum into the compulsory part, and school-based Chinese Language learning activities.

CAH does not rest on its laurels. The department is further scaling up TPDCS, launching another round from October 2022 to June 2023 to deliver 10 three-hour courses that expound on planning and implementing curriculum and assessment at senior secondary schools.

Category of impact

  • Public policy impacts
  • Cultural impacts
  • Social impacts