Date and Time Programme Speaker
13 December 2017
(Wed)
10:30am-12:00pm
Opening Seminar*
Omniscience Learning Space:
A New Dimension of Learning
Dr Ricky Ng
Head
Centre for Learning and Teaching, VTC
13 December 2017
(Wed)
2:00pm-2:15pm
Opening Speech* Professor Christina Hong
President
Technological and Higher Education
Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), VTC
13 December 2017
(Wed)
2:15pm-2:45pm
VPET Seminar*
Medical Technology and Workplace Learning
Mr Howard Waldner
Dean
School of Health and Public Safety
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology,
Calgary, Canada
13 December 2017
(Wed)
2:45pm-3:15pm
VPET Seminar*
From a Failed Flipped STEM
Classroom to a Flipped Students-
Teacher Relationship: Reflections on a
Journey to Student-partnered
Teaching, Research, and Administration
Dr Dave Towey
Director of Teaching and Learning
Deputy Head/Associate Professor
School of Computer Science
The University of Nottingham Ningbo China,
China
13 December 2017
(Wed)
3:15pm-3:45pm
VPET Seminar*
Staff Professional Development at the
First Sino-foreign University in
Mainland China
Dr James Walker
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
The University of Nottingham Ningbo China,
China
13 December 2017
(Wed)
3:45pm-4:15pm
VPET Seminar*
Vocational and Professional Education and
Training (VPET) in European and Irish Context
Dr Aidan Kenny
Assistant General Secretary
Teachers’ Union of Ireland, Ireland
14 December 2017
(Thu)
4:00pm-5:30pm
Colloquium*
Sustainable Development in VPET
Dr Aidan Kenny Dr Dave Towey
Mr Howard Waldner Dr James Walker
Moderator: Dr Ricky Ng
Head
Centre for Learning and Teaching, VTC
15 December 2017
(Fri)
11:00am-11:30am
Sharing Session*
Open Educational Resources (OER) of
VPET Modules,
QESS Funded Project
Ms Rechell Lam
Senior Education Development Officer
Centre for Learning and Teaching, VTC


Ms Patsy Leung
Education Development Officer
Centre for Learning and Teaching, VTC
15 December 2017
(Fri)
11:30am-12:30pm
Seminar*
Edu Tech for VPET
Mr Sunny Mak
Education Development Officer
Centre for Learning and Teaching, VTC


Ms Ciny Lau
Education Development Officer
Centre for Learning and Teaching, VTC
15 December 2017
(Fri)
2:30pm-3:00pm
Sharing Session#
Open Educational Resources (OER) of
VPET Modules,
QESS Funded Project
Ms Rechell Lam
Senior Education Development Officer
Centre for Learning and Teaching, VTC


Ms Patsy Leung
Education Development Officer
Centre for Learning and Teaching, VTC
15 December 2017
(Fri)
3:00pm-4:00pm
Seminar#
Edu Tech for VPET
Mr Sunny Mak
Education Development Officer
Centre for Learning and Teaching, VTC


Ms Ciny Lau
Education Development Officer
Centre for Learning and Teaching, VTC

* The session will be conducted in English.
# The session will be conducted in Cantonese.

Guest Speakers for VPET Seminars and Colloquium
Mr Howard Waldner
Dean
School of Health and
Public Safety
Southern Alberta Institute of
Technology, Calgary, Canada
Dr Dave Towey
Director of Teaching and Learning
Deputy Head/Associate Professor
School of Computer Science
The University of Nottingham
Ningbo China, China
Dr James Walker
Associate Professor of
Civil Engineering
The University of Nottingham
Ningbo China, China
Dr Aidan Kenny
Assistant General Secretary
Teachers’ Union of Ireland,
Ireland


Target Participants

Academic and teaching staff from vocational and professional education and training (VPET) institutions, VPET stakeholders, primary and secondary school leaders and teachers, and general public.

Capacity: 150 for each session

Free admission


LTE 2017 Materials for Download

Prof. Christina Hong, President of THEi, gives an opening speech to kick off the VPET Conference Series.

Dr Ricky Ng, Head of Centre for Learning and Teaching, VTC, delivers an opening seminar to discuss the new dimension of learning.

Mr Howard Waldner introduces the medical technology and its implications for workplace learning in Calgary, Canada.

Dr Dave Towey inspires the audience with his own teaching experience on adopting flipped learning in a STEM classroom in China.

Dr James Walker proposes a framework of staff professional development at the university based on a research project.

Dr Aidan Kenny provides a macro view on VPET development in Europearn and Irish context.




Our honorable speakers reponse to the questions posted on Padlet, an interactive mobile application, during the panel discussion session in the colloquium.

Ms Rechell Lam, Senior Education Development Officer of Centre for Learning and Teaching, VTC, presents the concept of open educational resources and showcases the teaching and learning packages funded by QESS.

Ms Patsy Leung, Education Development Officer of Centre for Learning and Teaching, VTC, shares her experience on developing open educational resources under a QESS funded Project.

Mr Sunny Mak, Education Development Officer of Centre for Learning and Teaching, VTC, presents the latest development of MOOC in VPET context.



Ms Ciny Lau, Education Development Officer of Centre for Learning and Teaching, VTC, illustrates the application of AR/VR for teaching safety in engineering disciplines.

Audience attend the VPET Conference Series at the VPET Theatre and listen to the recent trend of vocational and professional education and training in Hong Kong and other countries.


Enquiries

Ms Annie Lau (Programme Leader) 2836 1312 lau_annie@vtc.edu.hk
Ms Ali Cheung (Project Officer) 2919 1495 alicheung@vtc.edu.hk


Innovative Pedagogical Strategies in VPET Series

Innovative Pedagogical Strategies in VPET Series is funded by the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) on the project of “Development of Effective Pedagogical Practices and a Cross-institutional Online Sharing Platform for Hong Kong's Vocational Education and Training (VET)”. It offers seminars and workshops on a regular basis to keep VPET academic and teaching staff, workplace mentors and VPET stakeholders abreast of the most updated flexible learning, innovative pedagogical practices, competency-based and task-oriented instructional strategies. It also serves the purpose of enhancing peer learning between institutions’ academic and teaching staff and workplace mentors to maximise support to students during their workplace learning and industrial attachment.