Skills for Cooperative Management

Date: May 11, 2021 /
Program Type: Webinar /





Background


The establishment of Cooperative societies were created long before the advent of the fair trade movement to help workers improve their livelihoods and protect their interests. Cooperatives are organizations of people who have the same needs. Cooperatives are operating in an environment that requires exceptional or transformational leadership qualities and changed management systems for the success of associations of cooperatives today.


Transforming federations requires change. One of the perceived bottlenecks in effecting change in federations relates to the lack of change leaders and a lack of capacity to develop a vision and implement change. Transformative leaders need to have a clear vision, a solid target objectives for the federation and have the strong motivation and leadership skills to drive change.


Leadership is about managing change and guiding growth in fluid environments. Leadership requires a ‘change capable culture’ that gives space to lead. Moreover, to sustainably grow, federations or cooperatives are shifting from viewing leadership development as a “nice to have” to a “need to have”. Leadership development programs are mission critical to federations’ or cooperatives’ organizational success.


Thus, CPSC is conducting the webinar to make aware and realize the need of having outreach programs in each subject, manage it, and obtain the results from it.



Focus


The webinar session is designed to provide a pIatform for reflecting on the principles of cooperatives/federations and discuss how the leadership and management dynamics and skills can contribute to achieving the objectives/targets of the cooperative/federation.



Objective


The program aims for participants to:

  • reflect on the principles of cooperatives/federations;
  • apply methods on how the leadership and management dynamics and skills can contribute to achieving the objectives/targets of the cooperative/federation;
  • identify issues and goals of managing change and improving adaptability through managing skills and strategies.


Outreach Program in TVET

Date: May 6, 2021 /
Program Type: Webinar /

May 6, 2021 | 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 Presentations

Presentation
View Presentation File
by Ramhari Lamichhane, PhD

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (Video)


Presentation
View Presentation File
by Engr. Sanyog Bhattarai





Background


This concept paper is prepared for the CPSC webinar on the topic “Outreach Program in TVET”. The three main goals of an outreach program are to improve learning, promoting community engagement, and strengthening communities through addressing their needs. An outreach program creates a partnership between the communities and the TVET institutions. Such programs build on each other's strengths and develop their roles as change agents for improving TVET students’ knowledge, civic responsibility, and providing solutions to communities’ problems and needs.


The outreach program provides students with an opportunity to better understand their course content, make them aware of the real world problems, valuing the inputs provided by multiple teachers and also developing their career. Students are always found to be enthusiastic for training in an outreach program with a sense of growing confidence in their abilities and development of skills practices. It is well known fact that the opportunity to apply learned knowledge and skills in real world settings will enhance the students’ occupational competencies.


Outreach programs are now incorporated within the TVET curricula in the most of the TVET systems in the Asia and The Pacific. The outreach program strengthen knowledge and skills gained in the institutions by providing different kind of services to the communities. This will also ultimately enhance the TVET institutions image and gain respect and recognition from the stakeholders and the community people. It is also important for the TVET institutions to evaluate the impact of an outreach program on academic development, personal development, and civic responsibility of TVET students.


Assessing the real needs of community and addressing them, is one of the important tasks for TVET institutions. TVET educations becomes successful, if only those needs identified in the community is addressed by the outreach program.


Thus, CPSC is conducting the webinar to make aware and realize the need of having outreach programs in each subject, manage it, and obtain the results from it.



Focus


This webinar session is designed to provide concept and knowledge on outreach program, its management, and conduction. It will also provide step by step guidelines to conduct outreach program, collecting data of program and skill & knowledge transferred to the community, linking community with the TVET students, and preparing outreach program report.



Objective


  • Sharing the concept and management guidelines on conducting outreach program for the TVET institutions.


Teaching and Learning Through Blended Methods

Date: May 3-7, 2021 /
Program Type: Online Program /

Main Contents

Online Classes


  • Online Class 1: Teaching and Learning System Based on Vocational Pedagogy
  • Online Class 2: Concept, Elements and Components of Blended Learning
  • Online Class 3: The Platform: Learning Management Systems
  • Online Class 4: Develop Digital Contents Using Authoring Tools
  • Online Class 5: ICT and Digital Competencies for Virtual Learning

Projects (Individual)


  • 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

An online Exam (Individual Participant)


Developing Context Based Vocational Pedagogy

Date: April 26-30, 2021 /
Program Type: Regional Program /

Main Contents

Theme Papers


  • Special Lecture: Result-Based Instructional Management System
  • Theme Paper 1: Concept of Pedagogy, Vocational Pedagogy, and Context-Based Vocational Pedagogy
  • Theme Paper 2: Development of a Lesson Plan Incorporating Contextual Vocational Pedagogy
  • Theme Paper 3. Use of ICT & Digital Technology for Context-Based Vocational Pedagogy
  • Theme Paper 4: Selection and Application of Context-Based Vocational Pedagogy

Project Tasks


  • Project work 1: Identify 5 Vocational Pedagogy, Write the Purpose, and Context of Application
  • Project work 2: Develop a Lesson Plan Incorporating Contextual Vocational Pedagogy and ICT Tools


Greening TVET for Sustainable Development

Date: April 19-23, 2021 /
Program Type: In-Country Program /

Main Contents

Theme Papers


  • Special Lecture: Greening TVET for Sustainable Development
  • Theme Paper 1: Strategies and Practical Approaches for Greening Campus
  • Theme Paper 2: Integrating Green skills in TVET Curriculum
  • Theme Paper 3: Greening Community to ensure Entrepreneurship and Sustainability
  • Theme Paper 4: Greening Research to respond Sustainable TVET
  • Theme Paper 5: Greening Culture to develop Institutional Commitment

Project Tasks


  • Task 0. Structured Learning Exercises: Levelling of Experience @ Sustainable Development
  • Task 1. Identification of Major Issues and Challenges of Greening Campus for Sustainable Development
  • Task 2. Developing Curriculum of TVET with Green skills
  • Task 3. Focus Group Discussion on Promoting Green Community for Entrepreneurship and Sustainability in TVET System
  • Task 4. Identify Themes/Topics on Greening Research to respond Sustainable TVET
  • Task 5. Live Exercise for Evaluating TVET Institution using specified Green Index Criteria
  • Project Work. Action Plan on Promoting Greening TVET for Sustainable Development.


Research Methodology in TVET

Date: April 12-16, 2021 /
Program Type: Online Program /

Main Contents

Presentations


  • Online Class 1: Research in TVET – An Important Aspect of TVET
  • Online Class 2: How to Conduct Research in TVET Concepts, Types and Process of Educational Research
  • Online Class 3: Concepts, Types and Process of Educational Research
  • Online Class 4: Develop Research Methodology with Tools
  • Online Class 5: Data Analysis and Findings of Research
  • Online Class 6: Referencing and Citation in Research

Project Tasks


  • Project 1: Analyze the table of contents of a paper/thesis, and show where the paper/thesis is located in the research cycle.
  • Project 2: Develop a draft research proposal
  • Project 3: Develop set of questionnaire


Effective Implementation of Co-Curricula and Extra Curricular Activities

Date: April 8, 2021 /
Program Type: Webinar /

April 8, 2021 | 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

Presentation
Importance of Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities in Training Process

by Engr. Abdul Ghani Rajput


Presentation
Co-Curriculum Activities in Politeknik Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah (POLISAS), Kuantan, Malaysia
(Impact on Students Development)

by Mohd Azman bin Mohd Alwy





Background


Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities take care of the students’ different developmental needs such as their sense of moral values and attitudes, skills and creativity. Through their participation in Co-curricular activities, students can learn to communicate, to cooperate with other people and in addition to enrich their life experience. The co-curricular and extra-curricular activities have also facilitated brain development, knowledge acquisition, personality development, and civic development of the students.


Co-curricular Activities or CCAs (sometimes known as Co-curricular Education) refer to those activities and programs that complement the formal education of the students in educational institutions. These activities are usually connected with academic matters and are organized or designed to help the students to have a better understanding of the course, and facilitate their diverse skill development tasks.


Extra-curricular Activities or ECAs (sometimes known as Extra-academic Activities) usually refer to those activities performed by the students that take place outside the regular school curriculum. These activities are generally voluntary and the students do not receive any academic credit or grades out of their participation.


This concept paper is prepared for the CPSC webinar to share knowledge on effective implementation of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in TVET institutions. Thus, CPSC is conducting the webinar to make aware and realize the need of having co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in TVET school to fulfill the aims and objectives of life.



Focus


This webinar session is designed to provide understanding and knowledge on the importance of CCA & ECA, effective implementation and organization. Webinar will also discuss the role of Principal and teacher in CCA & ECA.



Objectives


  • Share the concept, good practices, and management of Alumni
  • Provide strategies on maximizing the relationship between the Alumni and TVET institutions


Training of Trainers for the Future Movers Programme

Date: April 6-8, 2021 /
Program Type: Online Program /

Main Contents

Theme Papers


  • Theme Paper 1: Effective Teaching and Learning Management of TVET Trainers
  • Theme Paper 2: Vocational Pedagogy Based Instructional Methods and Processes
  • Theme Paper 3: Application of ICT Tools in Effective Training Delivery
  • Theme Paper 4: Demonstrate Instructional Competencies to Impart KSA
  • Theme Paper 5: Effective Sessions Plan

Micro-Teaching (Project Work)


  • 5 minutes microteaching by the participants (individual project)


Innovation in TVET Management

Date: March 22-26, 2021 /
Program Type: Online Regional Program /

Main Contents

Theme Papers


  • Special Lecture: Innovation in TVET Management to improve quality of TVET
  • Online Class 1: Concept of Innovation in TVET Management
  • Online Class 2: Innovating TVET – A Framework for TVET Institution
  • Online Class 3: ICT Tools Help to Innovate TVET Management
  • Online Class 4: Innovate Teaching and Learning Process

Project Tasks


  • Project Work 1: Conduct SWOT analysis on innovation in TVET management
  • Project Work 2: Use innovation toolbox to assess TVET institutions readiness towards innovation.
  • Project Work 3: Prepare a presentation to collaborate with staff and students
  • Project Work 4: Prepare an action plan towards readiness of TVET for digitalization of services and products