The curriculum consists of three compulsory modules and three elective modules, with each module taking up 21 contact hours, a total of 126 hours.
This module is designed to familiarize participants with the dominant theories in classroom management and to examine their application in real situations. Topics include: classroom management styles and personalities; building teacher-student relationships; recent local research and reflection on the needs of students; effective teaching and classroom management; and case discussions.
The aim of this module is for teachers to gain more self-understanding and learn new strategies in managing their own emotions appropriately. Topics include: reflection of your own experiences, values and attitude built on discipline; knowing your limits and strengths; and stress management skills. This module consists of three 7-hour workshops arranged on Saturdays or school holidays. Participants can benefit from the most suitable environment for reflecting on new ideas learned from workshops. New perspectives about self and relationships with others can also more readily take shape. Full attendance is required for this module.
This module provides participants with an opportunity to reflect on and explore their own experiences, values, and attitudes built on discipline. Appropriate skills and methods of teaching and parenting will be discussed. Topics include: behaviour management; children's views on the process of discipline; discipline as a constructive reaction to the needs of children and adolescents; enhancing self-management; and mental health of teachers, parents and professional helpers.
This module is designed to introduce the essential elements in guidance and counselling in various contexts including family, school and community. Topics include: definition and aims of guidance and counselling; the importance of the counsellor as a person; core conditions in counselling; and the motivation and self-care of the counsellor and "people-helper".
This module is designed to provide an overview of important elements in group guidance and counselling. Topics include: kinds of groups; group leadership styles and what makes an effective leader; potential group problems; and group processes and dynamics. Special emphasis will be put on suitability and application in the Hong Kong context.
This module is designed to provide an overview of the developmental needs of adolescents. Emphasis will be put on how the adolescent is influenced by family, school, peers and society. Topics include: basic concepts of adolescent development; cognitive development; moral development; social and personality development; factors influencing the adolescent; and specific developmental issues and problems of Hong Kong adolescents.
This module is designed to provide an insight into various ways of enhancing a person's self-esteem and self-image. Topics include: understanding ourselves as humans; feelings and changes; growing towards autonomy; enabling a responsible generation; and a new way to praise and ways to enhance self-esteem in the classroom and at home.
This module is designed to provide basic skills and practice for effective interpersonal communication. Topics include: knowing your own communication styles; awareness of non-verbal language; basic active listening skills; effective responding skills; appropriate assertiveness; and life situation practice. Learning takes place through interaction, experience and trying out new skills.
This module is designed to provide learning and practice in how to effectively manage one's emotions. Topics include: key to emotional intelligence; knowing your limits and boundaries; managing with your heart and mind; and application in classroom and family settings. This module requires participants' active involvement and honest sharing for its best outcome.
This module is designed to empower participants to build a comprehensive student care and support system in order to create a nurturing school environment in which children and young people can make maximum use of the opportunity to learn and grow. Topics include: the basic concepts and principles of a comprehensive student care and support system; its goals and domains, service interfacing and collaboration among key parties; and essential elements and skills to implement such a system.
This module is designed to help the participants with knowledge and understanding to work with young people having problems of identity, intimacy and sexuality predicaments. The module will venture on dilemma and ambivalence of identity formation and intimacy faced by young people in depth. Through close examination of their own values and attitudes in these issues, participants will be equipped to help the youngsters to overcome their developmental hurdles with competence.
This module will closely examine separation and loss in intimate relationship. Participants will learn about the emotional reaction of people to separation and bereavement, and how self may regenerate or stagnate in the dynamic process of attachment, separation, loss and reattachment. It will also introduce methods of intervention to rebuild the sense of connectedness as well as restore the momentum and normal functioning of individual after the change in intimate relationship.
*Full attendance is required for CSD0004.
#Basic training in counselling or the completion of CGC0101 is a prerequisite for this module.