International Conference on Education, Psychology and Society
January 22-26, 2018 Hong Kong
Vocational and Professional Education Training (VPET) Forum
Dr Ricky, Yuk-Kwan Ng is the Head of the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT) of the Vocational Training Council (VTC), Hong Kong. With research interests in pedagogies in vocational and professional education and training (VPET), staff development in higher education institutions and organizational studies, he has published over 40 papers in Europe and Asia’s international conferences, journals and books. Dr Ng is also the Principal Investigator of a HK$21 million cross-institutional project funded by the Education Bureau of Hong Kong.
Ms Rechell Yee Shun LAM is a Senior Education Development Officer in the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT) of the Vocational Training Council (VTC), Hong Kong. She provides support on professional development for vocational teachers, project management and learning programme accreditation, including sharing on Outcome-based Teaching and Learning and instructional design. She received a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Master of Arts in English Language Studies from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is currently a candidate of Doctor of Education at The University of Hong Kong.
Ms Patsy Pui Sze LEUNG is an Education Development Officer in the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT) of the Vocational Training Council (VTC), Hong Kong. She offers professional development training to vocational teachers on learning and teaching strategies and provides support on educational resources development as well as different educational projects. She was awarded a Master of Arts in Linguistics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education with distinctions in coursework component from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Development of Effective Pedagogical Practices and a Cross-Institutional Online Sharing Platform for Hong Kong’s Vocational Education and Training
(A Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) Project Sponsored by The Education Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
With an aim to identify suitable pedagogical practices to devise suitable e-learning means for more effective learning and teaching in Vocational Education and Training (VET), this study used questionnaire surveys, focus group interviews and class visits with a range of VET stakeholders for the identification of specific instructional strategies to derive innovative pedagogical practices. Curricular and instructional materials from the participating institutions were also collected for comparison and analysis to generate innovative instructional strategies for the enhancement of teaching and learning packages (TLPs), specifications and design of the online sharing platform. Findings revealed that flexibility, guidance, collaboration and training would be able to accommodate VET students, teachers and workplace mentors’ learning and teaching needs. It is suggested that technology enhanced learning (TEL) would be the most appropriate innovative pedagogical practices for VET. Furthermore, using various kinds of media and representations, such as text, graphs, tables, audio, videos, animations, and interactive dynamic visuals would accommodate learning and teaching needs for students with different learning styles. It is also important to make use of new technologies to blend face-to-face teaching with e-learning or mobile learning to further enhance students’ motivation and interaction. Last but not least, coaching, feedback, cases and real-life examples, experience sharing, self-evaluation, target setting, multimedia materials, blended-learning etc. are identified as specific instructional strategies for effective learning and teaching in VET.