Successful Use of ICT in TVET: Lessons from the Asia-Pacific Region

Date :

2019-01-21 (Monday)

Time :

14:30 - 16:30

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2 hours hours

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Category :

Pedagogy and Assessment - Education/Information Technology

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About the Event :

VPET (Vocational and Professional Education and Training) better known as Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Asia-Pacific has been undergoing significant changes in the region, including the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Use of ICT in TVET is commonly associated with the need to achieve a more responsive, demand-driven TVET system and to meet learners' needs for more flexible, individualised learning and training. There is increasing evidence that the application of ICT has a significant impact on learning and teaching, education management, planning and helping disadvantaged groups. To achieve effective integration of ICT into teaching there is a need for strategic planning, organisational, technical, pedagogical and operational strategies.

This seminar analyses some achievements and challenges related to ICT use in TVET in Asia. It will present a framework designed as a set of conditions critical for ICT's effective integration in TVET that has been developed following an examination of promising practices in the region. During the seminar each condition will be illustrated by ICT-related practices from different countries in the region, thereby presenting an overview of the ways learners' development of digital literacy and ICT technical skills can be supported in TVET in order to meet the requirements of a modernised, rapidly changing world.

Facilitator(s) :

Dr. Margarita Pavlova (PhD Australia; PhD Russia; MEd USA; BEd Hons Russia) is the Director of the UNEVOC Centre (Hong Kong), which is a member of the global UNESCO-UNEVOC network, and an Associate Professor at the Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning, the Education University of Hong Kong. 

Her research focus is on policy, planning and curriculum development in vocational education at both national and international levels, with a particular emphasis on green skills development and greening of the vocational education sector. Dr Pavlova's regional research and development projects in Asia have been funded by different agencies including the Asian Development Bank, The World Bank, UNESCO and the European Training Foundation (ETF). Currently she is a consultant for The SkillsFuture Singapore Agency on Training and Adult Education Landscape in Singapore study. Dr Pavlova has published widely in the fields of her expertise. She currently serves on the editorial advisory boards of two book series published by Springer: Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects, and Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects. Dr Pavlova is holding a Visiting Researcher position at the Institute for Adult Learning, Singapore.

Intended Learning Outcomes :

Upon completion of this seminar, the participants will be able to:

  • Interpret digitalisation as a megatrend;
  • Recognise multiple facets of ICT use in TVET and conditions essential for effective use of ICT in TVET based on experience from the Asia-Pacific region; and
  • Identify factors enabling better learning via ICT.

Target Audience :

All VTC Teaching and Instructing Staff

Enquiry :

Ms CHENG Winnie Annie
Project Officer
Tel: 2836-1808