Opening of the Teachers' Professional Development Centre at the University of Saint Joseph
"Inauguration of Teachers’ Professional Development Centre in The University of Saint Joseph" on Official USJ Website
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The Teacher's Professional Development Centre of University of Saint Joseph was opened on 28 March 2023, and the first batch MOU signing ceremony was held at 3 p.m. at the Auditório Centenário de Fátima of the Ilha Verde Campus in which collaborative memoranda were signed between the University and eight local schools together with one research centre in the Greater Bay Area. The ceremony was officiated by Mr. Li Xuefei, Director of the Department of Education and Youth Affairs of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR; D. Stephen Lee Bun-Sang, Reverend Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Macao; Mr. Kong Chi Ming, Director of the Education and Youth Development Bureau (D.S.E.D.J.); Professor Stephen Morgan, Rector of University of Saint Joseph; Ms. Chan Hong, President of the Chinese Educators' Association of Macau; and Father Chow Pak Fai, President of Macau Catholic Schools Association.
In his speech, Mr. Kong stressed that D.S.E.D.J. strives to promote the quality of teaching and learning in all aspects and to develop and support diversification of training activities for local teachers. It is believed that the establishment of the Centre will provide necessary conditions and venues for schools and institutions to receive quality professional training, so as to promote the development of education both locally and in the Greater Bay Area, sufficiently strengthening the links, collaboration and exchanges between tertiary and non-tertiary education.
Professor Isabel Tchiang, Director of the Centre, revealed that their School of Education had nurtured over 1,200 graduates through the offering of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Education Programme over the past decade. The Centre will set out to provide designated courses, activities, seminars and resource sharing to support the professional development of teachers and to establish a platform for the continuous development of professional in-service teachers in Macao and the Greater Bay Area.
Source: Macao Daily (Chinese version only) and Macao Radio News
Link to the Teachers' Professional Development Centre of University of Saint Joseph