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4 August 2015: Concurrent Session


ICT-Enhanced Innovative Pedagogy in TVET

Date: 4 August 2015

Time: 14:30-16:30




  • To present preliminary findings from a UNESCO research study entitled “Beyond access: ICT-enhanced innovative pedagogy in TVET in Asia-Pacific”, which examines innovative practices of harnessing the potential of ICT in TVET in the Asia-Pacific region; and
  • To gather feedback and suggestions on the key findings through in-depth discussions with the audience, thereby enriching the research study that will be published by the end of 2015.


Key questions:

  • What are the innovative practices that can harness the potential of ICT in TVET in the Asia-Pacific region?
  • What are the key factors for successful and innovative use of ICT in TVET to improve the pedagogical relevance to emerging skills needs due to the changing world of work? What are the remaining challenges?
  • How should policies respond in order for TVET institutions to mainstream the innovative use of ICT to improve quality and relevance of teaching and learning, as well as teacher training?



  • Mr. Miron Kumar Bhowmik, UNESCO Bangkok
  • Prof. Dr. John Arul, AeUniversity Malaysia


  • Mr. Petri Lounaskorpi, DidacTec Ltd, Finland


  • Prof. Dr. Shahrin Bin Sahib, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
  • Dr. Theresa Thang Tze Yian, Educational Design and Technology Division, Institute of Technical Education, Singapore
  • Ms. Jonghwi Park, UNESCO Bangkok



This session aims to stimulate lively discussions around the key findings of UNESCO’s research study entitled “Beyond access: ICT-enhanced innovative pedagogy in TVET in Asia-Pacific”. It will also provide an opportunity to solicit feedback and input from participants and seek concrete policy suggestions to respond to the findings of the study, namely, factors that facilitate/hinder innovative teaching and learning using ICT in TVET.

The facilitator will begin the session with some background information about the research and state the modality of the session. Then, the researcher will present the key findings (20 minutes). Then, three panelists will be invited to provide their reflections on the findings (10 minutes each).  After that, all participants will be divided into three groups for group discussions for about 30 minutes. The researcher will provide a set of guiding questions for facilitating the discussion.  In addition, the researcher and panelists will move from group to group to check if any group needs their support during the discussion. Each group will select a person to summarize comments and feedback from group members. Then, the selected representative from each group will have a chance to present a summary of comments and feedback for about 10 minutes. The researcher will take notes of all feedback and suggestions. At the end, the researcher will debrief on what the key feedback and suggestions are that will be incorporated into the final report (10 minutes).