SEAMEO TED, in collaboration with SEA VoT Network members, co-organized the 4th SEA Vocational-Technical Webinar on the important theme: “School-Based Management Practices Supporting Vocational Instruction” on 25 May 2021 virtually. The webinar was aimed to share the school Based Management Good Practices among the SEA VoT Network members. Four different topics of lesson-learned and good practices were shared by the network members from Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia and the Philippines. 144 participants from different countries in the region including Malaysia (74), the Philippines (34), Cambodia (14), Myanmar (10), Singapore (6), and Indonesia (6) registered in this important webinar.
Mr. Aw York Bin, Chief Officer/Industry-Based Training, Industry Projects & Endowment Fund, Institute of Technical Education, Singapore, was invited to deliver Opening Remarks. He emphasized the important roles of vocational and technical education in the era of Industry 4.0. He noted the fast movement of digitalization in every field of life in the pandemic time, especially in education. He encouraged all SEA VoT Network members to strengthen and move forward even faster to keep the right track with current trends. The presentation of speakers was made in the four different topics as follow:
The topic on Using Git Hub as a Teaching Tool for Programming Courses was presented by Mdm SYARIFAHNOR AMINAH BT ALWI, Lecturer and FARAH ERINA BT RAZALI, Student from Sepang Vocational College, Malaysia. Key points of the session to be lesson-learned for participants were: (1) ALTERNATIVE IDEAS ON TEACHING PRACTICE and STRATEGIES that can help teachers to deliver knowledge and for students to learn effectively online (2) how we use GitHub Classroom to teach students in our programming class, (3) Samples of teachers lesson Activities & students’ work that will be used to illustrate on how GITHUB can assist teachers in teaching coding online and (4) How this application helps programming students in learning coding online afar from the physical teacher.
Topic on Vocational Skill Enhancement (Formal, Non-formal, and Informal) was shared by MR. USMAN, M.Pd , Teacher of Vocational High School 2 LPPM RI Majalaya, Indonesia. Key points of his session were including results of the study, formulation of learning process, and achievements. Formulation of the learning process was explained that Increasing in vocational skills Formal, Nonformal, and Informal education can be realized through enhancing the interaction of learning process; including Major, Student Individual Productivity, Potency, HR and Means. Increasing in vocational skills Formal, Nonformal, and Informal education, learning management system should be the driving factor which is referred to planning, organizing, actualizing and controlling. achievement was demonstrated that Intelligence skills and sustainable life skills through the use of creative and productive resources; creating competencies that can utilize existing resources to build innovation in society to answer current and future challenges, and building vocational discipline skills learned, and Creating reliable & qualified human resources.
Community Resource Mobilization for School Sustainability was presentedby Mr. PRAK YORN, Teacher of Bavet General and Technical High School, Cambodia. Key points in the session was internal and external strategies used in developing his school to participants, the challenges of school management that have to be deal with and several key points of future plan in developing school or school vision.
Implementation of Aquaculture Curriculum was shared by.Mdm. SHIRLEY CANIETE-SIMAN, Ph.D, Vocational School Administrator II of Tanauan School of Fisheries, the Philippines. Key points were shared in the session including : the concept and important process of aquaculture, school Achievements, the key competence of aquaculture NC II holders, and TSF as assessment Center for aquaculture NC II. Aquaculture is the rearing or farming of aquatic organisms like fishes, crustaceans, mollusks, and other different aquatic plants. She pointed out orderly steps in making aquaculture as following- Pond Preparation, Fish Stocking, Feed Formulation, Stock Sampling, and Water Quality Monitoring. More importantly, she demonstrated the process of student’s achieving qualification from her school.
Dr. Sonheang Ai, Director of SEAMEO TED was invited to give the Closing Remarks of the webinar. He expressed his deep thanks to all presenters and participants for their time and effort in making the webinar successfully ended with fruitful result and to Mr. Aw York Binfor his remarkably meaningful Opening Remarks and contribution to the webinar. He strongly hoped that the Webinar topics are applicable for all participants’ instructional work setting context adapting to individual needs of schools. Finally, he asked for their action plans for applying what they have learned today to transform the lessons learned into reality.