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Distinguished Lecture Series

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About the SeriesPrevious EventsResources of the EventsContacts

About the Series

In the last decade, educational reforms in Europe and Australia begin to bring academic and vocational education and training (VET) into a “unified curriculum”.  There is a view that these higher levels of vocational qualifications, new kinds of knowledge and skills will transcend the dichotomy between academic and VET.  However, some say that the new moves affect both academic and vocational tracks, and gradually vocational education loses its distinctive identity (Raffe, 2002).  Given the above, it is interesting to look into the global trends of VET for a better understanding of VET’s current positioning and issues on teaching practices for insights.  It is hoping that seminars/workshops of the Distinguished Lecture Series would be able to shed light on strengthening VTC’s position in the overall education and training landscape.

 

Aims and Objectives

The series aims at providing participants the opportunity to keep abreast of the latest practices in the vocational education and training (VET).  Participants will be able to actively engage in discussions that will deepen their understanding of the learning and teaching related issues in VET.  In this series, our distinguished speakers representing an exciting diversity of regions and cultures will express their valuable ideas and views on the current practices and way forward in VET, as well as sharing their extensive experiences by adopting different approaches in learning and teaching in different regions.

 

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. address new paradigms in vocational education and training including linkages with the world of work and contemporary issues
  2. discuss practical tips for making referrals to appropriate strategies and resources across the world
  3. exchange ideas and views in a seminar that encouraging respectful dialogue

Previous Events

Date Time Event Location
2017/08/21 (Monday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Distinguished Lecture Series: Seminar on “The Role of Interdisciplinarity in the Academic Sector – HKUST’s Experience” Room LT01, IVE(MH)
2017/08/17 (Thursday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Distinguished Lecture Series: Workshop on “Teaching with Technology: Using Active Learning Instructional Strategies to Create Excitement and Enhance Project Learning” Room 1107, VTC Tower
2017/08/16 (Wednesday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Distinguished Lecture Series: Seminar on “Facilitating Project Learning to Articulate Students' Higher Order Thinking” Room 701, Yeung Kai-yin Memorial Lecture Theatre
2017/06/14 (Wednesday) 9:30 am - 11:30 am Distinguished Lecture Series: Seminar on “A Quest for Innovation: Singapore Polytechnic’s Design Thinking Journey” Room 701, Yeung Kai-yin Memorial Lecture Theatre, VTC Tower
2017/02/27 (Monday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CLT Distinguished Lecture Series: Seminar on “Mystery of Learning Fields and Diagnostic Teacher-competence” Room 701, Yeung Kai-yin Memorial Lecture Theatre, VTC Tower
2016/12/15 (Thursday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Distinguished Lecture Series: Workshop on “The Development of Academic Practice at Institutional Level” Room 806, 8/F., VTC Tower
2016/12/15 (Thursday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Distinguished Lecture Series: Seminar on “Learning in the 21st Century” Jockey Club Lecture Theater (IVE/MH)
2016/02/16 (Tuesday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Discipline-based Distinguished Lecture Series: Workshop on “Learning Through Play: From Museum Interactives to Board Games” Room 1014, 10/F, VTC Tower
2016/02/15 (Monday) 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Discipline-based Distinguished Lecture Series: Lecture on “Reconstructing Internationalisation: How Does Expo Nurture Global Citizens?” Room 701, Yeung Kai-yin Memorial Lecture Theatre, VTC Tower
2015/11/04 (Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Distinguished Lecture Series: Workshop of “What Do Educators and Their Institutions Need to Make Mobile Learning a Reality? An Introduction to the iPAC Toolkit and Mobile Learning Resources Network” Room 1104, 11/F, VTC Tower


 

Resources of the Events


DDLS_21August2017

Seminar on “The Role of Interdisciplinarity in the Academic Sector – HKUST’s Experience”

Posted: August 22, 2017

Technology advancement and new industry ecosystems appear to blur the boundaries between industries, and offer the future workforces in any economy new unprecedented challenges, which demand an organic combination or integration of knowledge and skill set to solve.

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Seminar on “Facilitating Project Learning to Articulate Students’ Higher Order Thinking”

Posted: August 22, 2017

Higher education institutions are continuously searching for new teaching strategies and ways to help student learn. It is important to understand students’ backgrounds and their attitudes toward both academic and social life in order to engage a group of students.

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DDLS_14June2017

Seminar on “A Quest for Innovation: Singapore Polytechnic’s Design Thinking Journey”

Posted: June 21, 2017

This seminar introduces the Design Thinking (DT) journey of Singapore Polytechnic (SP). Mr Hee will talk about Singapore Polytechnic’s rationale for embarking on DT in 2010 and how SP have made great stride in DT. Mr Hee will also explain how DT has transformed their students and teaching and learning approach in SP and how we used DT to redefine Engineering Education.

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Seminar on “Mystery of Learning Fields and Diagnostic Teacher-competence”

Posted: March 3, 2017

Learning fields are a symbol for the dogmatic change from a subject- and scientific-oriented education to an orientation on vocational activities. Trainees learn in so-called learning situations and combine different competences in a complex network. The educational objective is to develop occupational competence. Well trained vocational teachers support this objective with their diagnostic competence.

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DDLS_16Feb2016

Workshop on “Learning Through Play: From Museum Interactives to Board Games”

Posted: April 7, 2016

One of the fundamental pleasures that make us human is our sense of play. We play for fun, we play to learn, and often we play together. However in a highly digitised world of digitised play or gaming, there are growing concerns about how this may affect young adults. This workshop will consider how non-digital games can be usefully developed to enable ‘learning through play’ for students. With an emphasis on collaboration, we will consider the process of how educational games or ‘interactives’ are designed in the museum environment and how many of these processes translate to games elsewhere. The workshop brief will also consider how games can be exploited in the classroom to create fun and provide collaborative learning experiences for students. The workshop will offer the opportunity to apply the principles discussed to the design of a non-digital game.

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DDLS_15Feb2016

Lecture on “Reconstructing Internationalisation: How Does Expo Nurture Global Citizens?”

Posted: April 7, 2016

Set against a historical backdrop, this lecture will illustrate how expositions and world fairs reflect the political, social, creative and technological changes of their time. They present an unique mirror image, captured in time, of national and international identities, ambitions and development. Often described as the cultural and economic equivalent of the Olympic Games, expositions have historically enabled countries from all over the world to gather together for a set period of time to share ideas and developments. In essence, they are about ‘showing off’. In an ever-connected world, expositions appear to still have relevance and play their part in internationalisation and education. An ambition of most participants is to positively influence the beliefs, understanding and behaviour of visitors towards the nations themselves and in more recent years, the themes of the event. This lecture will explore the notion of internationalisation and the nurturing of global citizens for the 21st century in the context of Expo.

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Workshop of “What Do Educators and Their Institutions Need to Make Mobile Learning a Reality? An Introduction to the iPAC Toolkit and Mobile Learning Resources Network”

Posted: January 22, 2016

As mobile devices continue to shrink in size and cost, their functionality and potential for learning is expanding, mediated through their various affordances which include more powerful multimedia, social networking, communication and geo-location capabilities. Hence Dr Burden thought that educators are increasingly seeking ways to exploit the appeal and growing ubiquity of mobile devices and the learning which is associated with it (m-learning), although their use and appropriateness in formal contexts, such as schools is relatively unknown and under-theorised.

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Lecture of “Situated Knowledge Building and Mobile Technologies in the Third Space: Moving Beyond 21st Century Learning”

Posted: November 10, 2015

This lecture will explore the changing landscape of learning where mobile and other emerging technologies (e.g. Augmented Reality (AR) and immersive visualisation) are blurring the boundaries between what was once regarded as formal and informal learning. The speaker will argue that digital technologies (particularly mobile ones) and ubiquitous connectivity to the Internet are challenging many of the binaries we take for granted in education (e.g. formal and informal learning; virtual and face-to-face learning, etc.), leaving us to reconsider what we mean by learning in a digital world.

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DDLS_7July2015

Lecture of “Internationalization in Post-Secondary Education: Implications for 
In and Out of the Classroom”

Posted: June 29, 2015

Global forces have brought significant change to post-secondary education over the past twenty years. The movement of students and faculty amongst countries has never been greater, and at the same time, the challenges associated with those movements have never been greater. This training will illustrate the origins of the internationalization of higher education, its current state, and implications for both faculty members in the classroom and students as they pursue their dreams in institutions around the world.

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Lecture of “Mobile Design: Teaching Language & Literacy with Mobile Technologies”

Posted: June 24, 2015

In order to create the most appropriate mobile learning experiences for our students, we as educators must see ourselves as learning designers working at the intersection of content, pedagogy and technology.

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Contacts

For enquiries, please contact us for details:

 

Dr Ricky Ng

Tel: 2836 1237

E-mail: rickyng@vtc.edu.hk

 

Ms Gloria Chung

Tel: 2919 1557

E-mail: gloriac@vtc.edu.hk