Symposium on Computational Thinking and Coding Education for Future Teachers

Updated: 4:12pm, 2 May, 2023
1 April 2023 (Sat)
MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node
HKPC Academy, 1st Floor, 78 Tat Chee Ave, Kowloon Tong
(MTR Kowloon Tong Station, Exit C1/G2/H)
Free of charge
160 persons
Centre for Information Technology in Education (CITE), HKU
MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node
Supported by:
Association of IT Leaders in Education (AiTLE)
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Brief of the symposium

The symposium aims to bring educators and technology practitioners together, discuss the importance of computational thinking and coding as future skills, and challenge why all future teachers in Hong Kong should learning how to teach computational thinking and coding as the future problem-solving skills. Teachers in STEAM or languages are often invited in teaching these future skills. In this symposium, we call for all the students in education and non-education to join for a discussion, to learn how they can be well prepared to be a future teacher of future students.

Pre-service Teachers Training at HKU on Computational Thinking Education

Faculty of Education at HKU offers the Master of Education (STEM Education) with courses related to computational thinking and education to prepare both current and future teachers with competence in teaching this problem-solving skill to school students. In 2023, a new credit-bearing course entitled Foundations of Computational Thinking Education in School has been developed and is now being offered to all HKU students. The new course has also led to the revamp of the advanced course on computational thinking education at the postgraduate level in HKU to prepare students in future teaching practices and research.

Certificate of Attendance

Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance from the organizer to prove for the participation. For those who are in-service teachers joining the symposium can use this certificate for fulfilling their professional development (PD) activities.

Event Management

This event is supported and managed by Immersive Learning Lab Company Limited.

Important Dates

8 March 2023Announcement of the Call for Participation
12 March 2023Launch of the Symposium Website
15 – 26 March 2023Open for Registration
27 - 30 March 2023Release of Registration Result
1 April 2023Symposium Event

About the speaker(s):

Mr. John Huen
Hong Kong Representative
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

Mr. Lin Ting Kit, Henry
Chief Curriculum Development Officer (Technology Education)
Education Bureau

Dr. Gary Wong
Director of CITE
The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Charleston Sin
Executive Director
MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node

Professor Charoula Angeli
Professor of Instructional Technology
Department of Education
University of Cyprus

Professor Arnold Pears
Professor and Chair of the Department of Learning in Engineering Sciences
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Professor Kong Siu-Cheung
Research Chair Professor of the Department of Mathematics and Information Technology
Director of Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology
The Education University of Hong Kong

Ir Daniel Lai, BBS, JP
Programme Director

Mr. Kim Au
Caritas Wu Cheng-Chung Secondary School

Professor Ma Xiaojuan
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Dr. Lukas Liu
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Education
The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Rina Lai
Founder, Synergis-ED
Designer & Developer, Computational Thinking Challenge (

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