Panel Speakers

Workplace Learning
and Assessment
Pedagogy and
Educator Capability
Development
C​urriculum
Development and
Employability
Graduates'
Employability

Professor
Stephen BILLETT

Professor
Adult and Vocational Education
School of Education and Professional
Studies,
Griffith University,
Australia

Professor
Christina HONG

President
Technological and
Higher Education Institute of
Hong Kong,
Hong Kong,

Professor
Vesa TAATILA

Rector/President
Turku University of Applied Sciences,
Finland

Professor
Susana YUEN

Professor cum Dean
School of Business and
Hospitality Management,
Caritas Institute of Higher Education,
Hong Kong
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About The Colloquium

The global vocational and professional education and training (VPET) sector has undergone rapid changes in the past decade. VPET aims to develop skills that help to engage people in useful endeavours and, at the same time, address the manpower needs of society. VPET recognises that people have different talents – some geared more towards professional study, and others towards vocational hands-on dexterities – and offers them an education that suits their attributes. The above signify a growing anticipation of the possible contribution of VPET to a number of societal and economic issues. The salient issues are then the development of work-oriented curricular, appropriate pedagogical approaches that balance theory, hands-on practice and workplace learning to ensure employability. This colloquium provides a platform for researchers, academics, mentors and industry practitioners to exchange views on the current issues of VPET and plays the role of think tank, enabling us to explore and generate insights from a global perspective.

The seminar will be conducted in English.


Rundown

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Networking Session with light breakfast*
  *Served with coffee, tea and Chinese dim sum
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Opening Speech by
  Ir Dr Lawrence Chan
Executive Vice President of Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Presentation by
Panel Speakers

Panel discussion and dialogue with participants, moderated by
Dr Ricky NG
Head of Centre for Learning and Teaching, Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong


Closing Remarks by
Prof Ronald CHUNG
Deputy Executive Director, Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong


Target Participants

Academic and teaching staff from vocational and professional education and training (VPET) institutions and higher education institutions, VPET workplace mentors, VPET stakeholders​ and interested members of the public are welcome.

Capacity: 100

Free admission


Seminar Materials for Download



From left to right: Prof Stephen Billett, Prof Vesa Taatila, Prof Christina Hong, and Prof Susanna Yuen, four honorable speakers of the Colloquium, Ir Dr Lawrence Chan, Executive Vice President of THEi, Prof Ronald Chung, Deputy Executive Director of VTC, and Dr Ricky Ng, Head of Centre for Learning and Teaching, VTC.

Ir Dr Lawrence Chan, Executive Vice President of THEi gives an opening speech to the Colloquium. 
 





Our honroable speakers response to audience’s questions during the panel discussion session. Dr Ricky Ng, Head of Centre for Learning and Teaching, VTC, leads as a moderator in the session.

Prof Ronald Chung, Deputy Executive Director of VTC delievers closing remarks in the Colloquium.


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.