Beyond Access: ICT-enhanced Innovative Pedagogy in TVET in the Asia-Pacific


Posted:
02.06.2021 by SEA-VET Admin

Author:
heresa Thang Tze Yian and Jonghwi Park

Publisher:
SCO Bangkok Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education

Year of Publication:
2018

Country in Focus:
Global

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Description

UNESCO (21 Feb 2018) - The Education 2030 Agenda highlights the need to rethink technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and skills development. Out of the seven targets to achieve by 2030, two are directly linked to TVET. They aim to “ensure equal access to affordable and quality TVET for all” (SDG4.3) and to “increase the number of youth and adults with relevant skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship (SDG4.4). In light of this, what can the global community learn from the promising cases in the Asia-Pacific region where ICT has been used to enhance teaching and learning for skills development?

This publication is an attempt to respond to these needs, more specifically to improve the pedagogical relevance of TVET in meeting the changing skills demands of a digital society. It documents some of the promising and innovative practices where various forms of ICT were harnessed to enhance teaching and learning practices in TVET institutions from six countries across the region: Australia, Hong Kong SAR of China, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Korea and Singapore. Along with an analysis of key success factors and challenges in each of the cases, the publication provides policy recommendations for organizations and countries to avoid common pitfalls and to strengthen their implementations with a greater chance for success.  

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