PGDE (Full-time) EL Block

Joint-University Student Experiential Learning Programme in Lanzhou and Hong Kong (PGDE)

The project will offer students the chance to undertake experiential learning through extended participation in inquiry activities in Gansu. By engaging in the project activities, students will expand their understanding and practice as future education professionals beyond the formal classroom and school context. They are encouraged to establish a model of teacher and curriculum development which benefits schools/social groups in mainland China. They will have the chance to work alongside Mainland University teachers and students and apply the knowledge and skills that they have learned on Education courses at HKU. They will be engaged in in-depth research study and field enquiry of the education and societal issues in both Gansu and Hong Kong. With the authentic experiences, they can also learn more about China’s education system, make comparison with what are practicing and those observed in Hong Kong and broaden their perspective on the world. All students who select this course will be engaged in projects supported by Tin Ka Ping Foundation and China Vision and closely supervised under the guidance of faculty members. Students’ performance in the course will be evaluated through a variety of means including reports, online reflections and an end-of-course multimedia presentation.


Phase 1: HKU-based workshops

December 1 and 8, 2018

Phases 2 and 3: NWNU-based programme (overseas trip to Lanzhou)

December 23, 2018 – 7 January, 2019

Phase 4: HKU-based workshops and presentation

January 9-16, 2019 and February 14/15, 2019

(All dates are tentative, which could be re-arranged to fit your timetable)


Northwest Normal University

Lanzhou, Mainland China


PGDE students from all majors

Students are expected to communicate in Putonghua during the trip to Lanzhou

(No. of places: 5)


Application Deadline

1 September 2018


Dr. Eva Chan [Email:]