Application of ICT in Vocational Education in the Asia-Pacific Region

Date :

2017-02-27 (Monday)

Time :

15:00 - 17:00

Venue :

Room 701, 7/F., VTC Tower


2 hours

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Category :

Pedagogy and Assessment - Education/Information Technology

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About the Event :

For a better understanding of various pedagogical approaches to integrating technologies in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)* to enhance students' learning in a digital society, the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT) has invited e-Learning specialists from Educational Design and Technology Division, Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore, to provide a seminar to share innovative practices of using ICT in curriculum delivery in the Asia-Pacific region (Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Korea and Singapore). A workshop will also be provided to introduce the concepts of participatory and collaborative learning together with hands-on practice on how to adopt appropriate ICT tools and applications to engage students' learning.

* Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is a widely used term in the vocational training and education sector in Singapore.

Facilitator(s) :

Dr Theresa Thang
Divisional Director, Educational Design and Technology Division, ITE, Singapore

Dr Theresa Thang has been engaged in e-learning endeavours for the past 16 years. Her earlier career as an educator in diverse educational contexts has helped to shape her conviction in the way she drives organisation-wide ICT strategies to develop the e-education culture in the Institute of Technical Education. This is also evidenced in her research interest, which is in the social behaviour of students when they collaborate in an ICT-enabled environment. Theresa has also just completed a research project with UNESCO, entitled “Beyond Access: ICT-enhanced Innovative Pedagogy in TVET”, where data were collected from six countries in the Asia-Pacific region. She hopes to share the findings of this research with policy makers so that ICT implementation will have real benefits and impacts on the ground.

Intended Learning Outcomes :

Upon the completion of the seminar, the participants would be able to:

  • reflect on the implications of technological advances on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)  
  • use the ICT Integration framework to discuss the next step of ICT implementation in education  
  • suggest promising practices to ascertain initiatives that are pedagogically relevant to learning and teaching  
  • review existing policies to determine their relevance and adequacy 

Target Audience :

All VTC Staff

Enquiry :

Ms LAU Wing Yee
Senior Project Officer
Tel: 2919-1460