Higher Diploma in Psychology of Education

Key Features

  • Equipping students with professional knowledge in educational psychology to prepare them in helping others to learn

  • Equipping students with knowledge and skills to assist students with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

  • Providing an 100-hour practicum in kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools or related organizations

Programme Objectives

  • Equips students' knowledge of major concepts and theories in educational psychology

  • Prepares students' employment through training in leading discussions and planning activities

  • Develops students’ ability in analysing learning related issues in daily life

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • explain the relevant psychological concepts and theories about human development;
  • identify fundamental nature, needs and intervention strategies of special educational students;
  • ​apply sociological concepts to understand the world;
  • analyze the relationship between motivation and learning in groups; and
  • apply basic concepts in educational psychology and communication, education policy and administration, negotiation and mediation skills in the educational setting.

Curriculum

General Education (24 Credits)

  • General English

  • English for Oral Academic Communication

  • Business Communication

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication I

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication II

  • Introduction to Information Literacy

  • Free Elective (Details​)

  • Free Elective (Details​)

 

Programme Specific Courses (36 Credits)

  • Introduction to Psychology

  • Understanding Sociology

  • Life-span Development

  • Communication and Interpersonal Relations

  • Introduction to Guidance and Counselling

  • Introduction to Educational Psychology

  • Introduction to Students with Special Educational Needs

  • Motivation and Learning

  • Issues and Practice in Educational settings I

  • Fieldwork Practicum

  • Issues and Practice in Educational settings II

  • Exploring Social Psychology

Articulation Prospects

The College has established an articulation agreement with the following overseas universities for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes.

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Psychology (Year 2), University of Huddersfield

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Business Communications (Top-up), London School of Business and Management

  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education, Wesleyan College (Up to 50% of tuition scholarships will be given based on grades, recommendations and interviews.)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Wesleyan College (Up to 50% of tuition scholarships will be given based on grades, recommendations and interviews.)


The College has established an articulation agreement with Hong Kong Shue Yan University for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Counselling and Psychology (Year 2)

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Psychology (Year 2)


Some recent graduates of this programme were admitted to the following Bachelor’s Degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology, City University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Social Work, City University of Hong Kong

Career Prospects

  • Education Consultants

  • Student Service Officers

  • Teaching Assistants 

Teaching and Learning Support

輔導服務需求殷切 三大心理學課程培育專才

Career Exploration Seminar in Early Childhood Education

The Chief Executive has unveiled plans to implement a free, quality kindergarten-education policy from the 2017/18 school year in the 2016 Policy Address. To provide the latest information about the Early Childhood Education sector, the Division of Social Sciences invited Ms. Au Fung-shan, Principal of Creative Kindergarten (Aegean Coast) and Ms. Ma Wing-sze, kindergarten teacher to give our students an overview of the Early Childhood Education industry and introduce the daily routines of a kindergarten practitioner. 

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Scholarship

The following scholarships were available for students with outstanding performance in academic studies, great achievement in extra-curricular activities and/or valuable contribution to the College/University/Community:

  • Lingnan Club Scholarship
  • Lingnan Education Organization Scholarship
  • Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Scholarship

Graduate Sharing

Lai Ka Lee

Lai Ka Lee

  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in Psychology of Education 2017
  • Year 3, Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Psychology, Lingnan University
I am grateful to all teachers as they have helped me a lot. They are my mentors and have inspired me to be a better individual. The programme I have enrolled in has helped me to understand myself better. It has also helped me develop different skills, like communication, organisation, and thinking skills which are all very useful for further studies. From the courses, I have learned that our behaviors can be explained through psychology. As my understanding of the field of psychology gradually increases, I feel more confident in exploring the subject and decide to further my studies in this field. Other than studying, I have gained a valuable internship experience as well. I have had the opportunity to cooperate with some early childhood educators and handle administrative work. I really enjoyed this two-year Higher Diploma study life a lot.
MOHAMMAD, Waqas Butt

MOHAMMAD, Waqas Butt

  • 2016年教育心理學高級文憑課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港城市大學社會科學學士(社會工作)課程二年級
我叫Waqas,巴裔香港人。在香港,對少數族裔來說,獲取學士學位殊非易事。失意公開考試,我本與升學絕緣,慶幸入讀學院的教育心理學高級文憑課程,重燃力爭上游的鬥志。我為求突破。嚐盡甜酸苦辣,廢寢忘食,務求脫穎而出。皇天不負有心人,有志者事竟成,當年文憑試只有13分的我,在學院取得平均積點達3.83的佳績,最終獲城市大學錄取,有機會修讀社會工作學士課程,一圓大學夢。這歸功於講師悉心栽培與包容,一切自當銘感在心。