TVET Leadership Development and Management Enhancement for the 21st Century

Date: November 23-27, 2020 /
Program Type: Online Program /

Main Contents

  • Special Lecture: Educational Transformation through Leadership in TVET Institutions
  • Online Class 1: Effective Communication and Communication Strategies in a Diverse Workplace Environment
  • Online Class 2: Emerging Trends in TVET
  • Online Class 3: Role of Principals as TVET Manager and Leader
  • Online Class 4: Training Delivery and Learning System
  • Online Class 5: Excellence of Leadership for Change Management through PDCA Cycle in TVET Institute

Projects


  • Project 1: Conduct SWOT Analysis on effectiveness of TVET institution
  • Project 2: PDCA activity
  • Project 3: Prepare an action plan


Strategic Plan Development to Ensure Quality Management System

Date: November 23-27, 2020 /
Program Type: Online Regional Program /

Main Contents

Theme Papers


  • Special Lecture: Overview of Strategic Planning
  • Theme Paper 1: Conducting the SWOT Analysis/Environmental Scanning
  • Theme Paper 2: Formulating the Vision and Mission Statements
  • Theme Paper 3: Formulating the Goals and Objectives Statements
  • Theme Paper 4: Formulating the Specific Strategies and Activities under the Goals and Objectives
  • Theme Paper 5: Formulating the Monitoring and Logical Framework
  • Theme Paper 6: Digital M & E Tool for Strategic Planning

Projects


  • Project work 1: Conduct the SWOT Analysis/Environmental Scanning for your organization
  • Project work 2: Formulate the Vision and Mission Statements
  • Project work 3: Formulate the Goals and Objectives Statements
  • Project work 4: Formulating the Specific Strategies and Activities under the Goals and Objectives
  • Project work 5: Develop the Monitoring and Logical Framework
  • Project work 6: Develop Digitized M & E Tool for Strategic Planning


Teaching and Learning through Blended Methods

Date: November 9-13, 2020 /
Program Type: Online Program /

Main Contents

Presentations


  • Special Lecture: Teaching and Learning System based on Vocational Pedagogy
  • Online Class 1: Concept, Elements and Components of Blended Learning
  • Online Class 2: The platform: Learning management systems
  • Online Class 3: Develop digital contents using Authoring Tools
  • Online Class 4: ICT and Digital competencies for Virtual Learning

Projects


  • Project 1: Conduct SWOT Analysis on digital Learning
  • Project 2: Develop a learning management system using Moodle system
  • Project 3: Develop a course using an Authoring Tool
  • Project 3: Prepare an action plan to design a blended learning course

Online Exam


Results-Based Project Management in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institutions

Date: October 5-9, 2020 /
Program Type: Online Program /

Main Contents

Presentations


  • Special Presentation: Development, Issues and Challenges on Project Management in TVET
  • Presentation 1 Project Cycle and Key Components of Project Proposal
  • Presentation 2: Stakeholders Analysis
  • Presentation 3: Project Problem Tree Analysis, Objective and Solution Tree Analysis
  • Presentation 4: Project Scheduling and Budgeting
  • Presentation 5: M&E Tools and Techniques in TVET project management
  • Presentation 6: The Project Logical Framework
  • Presentation 7: Digitalized technologies in Project Management

Group Work Activities


  • GWA 1: Identify 3 project ideas, Select one and write the reasons of selection
  • GWA 2: Conduct stakeholders analysis
  • GWA 3: Conduct problem tree, objective and solution tree analysis
  • GWA 4: Plan activities using the Gantt Chart
  • GWA 5: Develop monitoring tools
  • GWA 6: Develop project proposal log frame
  • GWA 7: Apply digital technologies in project management

New Normal - SOPs for Opening of TVET Institutions

Date: October 1, 2020 /
Program Type: Webinar /

October 1, 2020 | 9:30am Afghanistan | 10:00am Maldives, Pakistan | 10:30am India, Sri Lanka | 10:45am Nepal | 11:00am Bangladesh, Bhutan | 11:30am Myanmar | 12:00nn Thailand | 1:00pm Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore | 3:00pm Papua New Guinea | 5:00pm Fiji


Webinar Presentation/s







Background


COVID-19 could be the mega maleficent of the 21st Century with almost all countries shutting TVET institutions to break the chain of transmission. However, the training and education of our youth has to continue because staying idle is contrary to the constitutional foundation of civil societies.

The outbreak of coronavirus disease was recorded rising in the world since December 2019. As a result some institutions started offering online education to their students, the majority of the students have not yet benefited from distance learning. Since youth are our human capital, we must use alternative way to offer education to them in order to continue their learning. The new normal brings on different responsibilities for teachers, students and parents. As for teachers, their duties do not significantly differ from before since they were also required to help maintain discipline in institutions and monitor students then. This new normal has, however, allowed us to implement several measures. For instance, we wanted to reduce the number of students per class from the previous 35 to 40 students. This has never materialized before due to limitations in space and teacher availability.

The objective of this webinar is to share the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for opening of TVET institutions. There is an urgent need for all educators to get ready to re-open institutions for which TVET institutions need contextually-relevant SOPs for their effective operations in order to make TVET institutions safe learning places for students, teachers and parents.


Objectives


  • To share the post COVID-19 SOPs for operating TVET institutions.
  • To describe the social distancing policy related to students, parents and teachers;


Effective Methods of TVET Curriculum Development to Integrate 21st Century Skills

Date : September 21-25, 2020 /
Program Type: Online Program /

Main Contents

Theme Papers


  • Special Lecture: Ensuring 21st Century Skills for the Global Competitiveness and Innovation in the TVET
  • Theme Paper 1: Concept of Curriculum and development process
  • Theme Paper 2: Effective Methods of Curriculum Development
  • Theme Paper 3: ICT & Digital Technology in Course Development Processes
  • Theme Paper 4: Curriculum Design and Framework incorporating 21st Century Skills

Projects Tasks


  • Project work 1: Develop a curriculum structure (format) to be adopted by TVET institutions
  • Project work 2: Examine different methods of curriculum development to be selected for the TVET program
  • Project work 3: Use ICT to develop TVET courses
  • Project work 4: Develop a curriculum framework integrating 21st century skills
  • Project work 5: Develop action plan to integrate 21st century skills

Online Exam



APACC Accreditors’ Training

Date : September 7-10, 2020 /
Program Type: Online Program /

Main Contents
  • Overview of APACC and Status Report
  • Orientation and Workshop on APACC Criteria
    • Criterion I: Governance and Management
    • Criterion II: Teaching and Learning
    • Criterion III: Human Resources
    • Criterion IV: Research and Development
    • Criterion V: Image and Sustainability
    • Criterion VI: Other Resources
    • Criterion VII: Support to Students
  • Desirable Characteristics of APACC Team and Rules in On-Site Visits
  • Roles and Responsibilities of APACC Team before, during, and after on-site visits
  • Parts of On-Site Visit/Revisit Report and Tips in Report Writing

TVET Education in the Context of COVID-19

Date: September 2, 2020 /
Program Type: Webinar /

September 2, 2020 | 8:00am Nepal


Webinar Presentation/s







Background


The society is facing an unprecedented crisis due to threats of a global health pandemic. At the beginning of 2020, an unprecedented blow due to COVID-19 has affected the health of hundreds of thousands of people. It continues to claim the lives of people in many parts of the world. Perhaps this is the biggest crisis of the 21st century, with a high number of recorded deaths. As a result, there is a widespread learning crisis due to the school closures in many countries. According to UNESCO Global monitoring of schools closures caused by COVID-19 188 countries are affected by school closures. As a result, 1.54 Billion learners are unable to attend school and learning activities. The scale of impact is also reflected in the TVET sector. With a sudden halt in normal running of technical and vocational schools and training institutions, students, trainees and apprentices, are systematically unable to continue planned learning and training processes.


Figure 1. Global monitoring of school closures. Source: UNESCO


In efforts to mitigate the short term and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments have deployed strategies and approaches corresponding the preparedness of countries to tackle the issue in different fronts. For example, efforts are in place to promote self-isolation of people at home, social-distancing, the closing of shared frontiers, the strict observance of sanitary measures, the restriction of some labour activities, accelerated testing, the closing of schools, universities and prevention of social gatherings All these urgent measures are applied to prevent the worsening of the state of pandemic. However, long-term measures also need to be commenced to manage the serious consequences on the economy, society, culture and education worldwide.


Education and training systems around the globe have started to respond to the situation. Under the circumstances, TVET, an important subset of education and which takes place in secondary, post-secondary and tertiary levels, including work-based learning, continuing training and professional development , cannot be a silent spectator. The essence of how TVET can play an important role in the time of crisis, is discussed in this paper.


How TVET institutions are responding to the crisis


Broadly speaking, the response of education and training systems to the crisis carries two levels of responsibility. The first one acts upon the urgency of the situation (emergency) to avert the occurrence of more serious crisis, with immediate negative effects such as learning interruption that can delay education targets, and systematic entry to the next level of learning or the labour market. The second one acts upon the situation with some stability evidenced in the way temporary measures are working and there are more long-term solution in sight to be developed, to mitigate the far-reaching impact of the crisis. Either way, systems are expected to reach a level of stability with the employed measures, whether they are temporary or long-term to appreciate if the right solutions are meant to stay in place for a long time. In the context of varied developmental structure with specific economic, social and cultural characteristics, the degree of response of institutions is a reflection of their ability to discern the urgency and stability of approach, capacity, the readiness of systems and institutional actors, and availability of resources that suit emergency situations.



Objective


  • How to bridge the ongoing interruptions of learning due to the closure of schools
  • How to prepare for mindset changes in the post COVID-19 recovery
  • How Vocational Excellence approaches are validated even in the time of COVID-19?


Equipping Digital Competencies in TVET to Address IR 4.0

Date : August 24-28, 2020 /
Program Type: Online Program /

Main Contents

Theme Papers


  • Special Lecture: Fostering 21st Century Skills to Address Global Needs
  • Theme Paper 1: Concept, Stages and Elements of IR 4.0
  • Theme Paper 2: Challenges & Opportunities of IR4.0
  • Theme Paper 3: ICT and Digital competencies for Dynamic TVET
  • Theme Paper 4: Develop digital contents using Authoring Tools

Projects Tasks


  • Project 1: Practice online collaborative tool to improve teaching and learning
  • Project 2: Conduct SWOT Analysis on IR 4.0
  • Project 3: Develop a Learning Management System
  • Project 4: Prepare an action plan towards readiness of TVET for IR 4.0

Online Exam