Online Regional Program on Strengthening TVET Instructional Management System

PROGRAM CODE: 20-21/OLRP01 (Online Regional Program)
DATE: 13-17 Jul 2020
TARGET GROUP: The participants of this online Regional Program are composed Managers, Principals, Instructional designers and mid- to senior-level TVET trainers from government institutions.

Background

Instructional management in TVET institutions involves process and procedures to make decisions on effective instruction and on delivery of classroom sessions. The instructional management is also a process of monitoring the progress of the students and make decisions on the pace of instruction, monitoring students’ behaviors, the sequence of the lesson, and management of classroom. Classroom management covers all of the things that a teacher does to organize students, space, time and materials so that instruction in content and student learning can take place.

Instructional management helps the teachers to observe the development process of their students and make decisions on improvements of instruction. Students learning is depends upon how a teacher manages the classroom delivery. Therefore, a teacher responsibility is to keep students involved in their work, maximize time on task, prevent confusion or disruption, conduct fair evaluation, and ultimately maximize the academic achievements of students.

Teaching is the process which always needs new and innovative principles, rules, techniques, methods and procedure in order to meet the required needs and desires of the students. Like technological changes and developments at global level, the teaching also needs to change to meet the desired needs. A teacher has to tackle the challenges and move forward to the future.

The teachers who use various strategies, methods, and skills lead to broaden and deepen their repertoire of instructional approaches. Expanding the knowledge and expertise regarding various instructional approaches can enrich the artistry of teaching and, in turn, enhance the effectiveness of instruction. The 5-day online regional program is proposed to equip the TVET teachers with instructional strategies, methods, and instructional skills together with the planning skills, test items development skills, and supervision & monitoring skills. This regional program aims to provide in-depth knowledge and skills on instructional management and high impact classroom delivery.



Objectives

At the end of the program, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of instructional management
  • Develop instructional design and lesson plan
  • Implement effective instruction
  • Understand supervision and monitoring of teaching processes
  • Develop assessment and evaluation plan and Test Items


Expected Outcomes and Outouts

The expected outcomes of RP are to:

  • Strengthen effective teaching learning system in the TVET institutions

The expected outputs of the program are:

  • A matrix for Instructional Strategies, Methods, and Instructional Skills
  • Lesson Plans
  • Supervision and Monitoring Plan
  • Test items for each learning domains


Facilities Required

To join the webinar, each participant should have the following:

  • Minimum 2Mbps Broadband Internet
  • Desktop/Laptop Computer or Mobile Device with Earphones and Mic
  • Chrome Browser or any HTML5 Compliant Browser


Program Contents

The spiral learning approach will be used to deliver the online program, start by mentioning a cluster of rough ideas, including some online applications as well as some fundamental building blocks and finally, a self-directed learning approach through action planning.

The main contents of online RP are:

Theme Papers (online)

  • Special Lecture: Instructional Management in TVET Institutions
  • Theme Paper 1: Concept of Effective Instruction and Instructional Framework
  • Theme Paper 2: Instructional Design and Lesson Plan development
  • Theme Paper 3: Instructional Skills and Vocational Pedagogy for TVET Teachers
  • Theme Paper 4: Assessment and Evaluation Plan and Test Items Development
  • Theme Paper 5: Supervision and Monitoring of Teaching Process

Projects (individual)

  • Project 1: Prepare a Matrix for Instructional Strategies, Methods, and Instructional Skills
  • Project 2: Design and Develop Lesson Plan According to Teaching Subjects
  • Project 3: Develop Test Items According to Teaching Subjects

Online Exam (Individual Participant)



Program Management

Program Supervisor Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane is the first Nepali and the 11th Director General of CPSC. He is also the concurrent President of Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC). He has 30 years of experience in TVET starting as an instructor up to becoming the CEO of Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) in Nepal. He served as Project Manager in ADB projects and Program Coordinator in Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) funded projects. He was a key member in formulating the TVET Policy of Nepal in 2007 and 2012.

He is a dynamic leader, certified project assessor, strategic planner, experienced project manager, TVET Institution Quality Assessor, TVET Expert, and a seasoned manager, attested by the awards received such as the Prabal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu IV from the Late King Birendra Bira Bikram Shah Dev and Global Educational Leadership Award by the World Education Congress; scholarship from Ryutaro Hashimoto Foundation, Japan; and Humphrey Fellowship from Fullbright Foundation, USA.

He has presented papers in a number of international conferences and meetings on TVET. He has authored and co-authored publications on TVET in various thematic areas - accessibility, greening, entrepreneurship, financing, equality, and image building. Dr. Lamichhane earned his PhD and MPhil in Education Leadership from Kathmandu University in Nepal. He has a degree in Educational Administration, Planning and Policy from Peabody College/Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, USA.


Program Coordinator and Resource Person Engr. Sanyog Bhattarai is currently working as a faculty specialist in CPSC. He has started his career with Training Institute for Technical Instruction (TITI)/CTEVT/MoEST, where 12 years was dedicated on research/study on improving technical education and vocational training in Nepal, demand-driven training courses development and implementation.

Under his leadership, 12,163 employment-seeking youths including excluded and vulnerable women of Nepal capacitated in vocational skill development training targeting to provide in-country and/or foreign employment. He has worked under the component of vocational skill development training for EVENT/WBG/MoE (600 trainees), EIG/USAID/Winrock (3000 trainees), SaMi/Helvetas/SDC (1600 trainees), LYDP/WVI (300 trainees), SajhedariBikas/ USAID/PACT (348 trainees), CTIP/World Education (15 all-women trainees), Advancing Women Economic Empowerment-AWEE (2,000 trainees) funded by Government of Finland, Future We Want-FWW (300 trainees) funded by Zonta International and Education Joint Programming-Education JP (4,000 trainees) funded by KOICA.

He has managed all phases; career counseling, trainees selection, vocational training, psycho-social counseling, business & entrepreneurship training, linking trainees with financial institutions for loan to start a enterprise, monitoring of on-going training, managing on-the-job training, linking with potential employers, job placement,establishing micro-enterprises, and income verification.

He has provided Training of Trainers (ToT) to 500 plus technical instructors and teachers in Nepal, Bhutan, Albania, Uganda, and India. He has developed courses like active learners’ methodology, training of trainers, the use of mini-tiller in commercial farming, as well as pesticide management and application. He has experience in capacity building in different areas; TVET, agriculture, trade & fiscal policy, food security, value-chain, pesticide management, and soft-skills training.


Resource Person Engr. Abdul Ghani Rajput is currently working as a Faculty Specialist in CPSC. He is a experienced and visionary TEVT expert with more than 12 years diversified experience in making TEVT/HRD policies, institutional framework and implementation of skills development plans with local and international organizations. He has developed a first ever training manual on Industrial Revolution 4.0 in TVET sector as well as manual on Instructional Design for E-Learning Courses. He is a certified Competency-Based Training and Assessment Trainer and Vocational Counselor. His experties inculde Capacity Development of TVET Stakeholders, Employers Engagement and Project Management.

He was the Director (MIS) of Sindh Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA) and worked as a Focal Person for TVET Sector Support Programe, implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Pakistan. He has been playing key roles in policy and institutional development with NAVTTC and training providers for making TEVT demand led. He has been interacting with various local & international organizations including ILO, World Bank, GIZ, British Council, MTC International USA, Skills International and City & Guilds, UK etc. He has transformed existing supply-based system to demand-driven through Competency-Based Training (CBT) at STEVTA. He presented a paper on "Curriculum Delivery in line Industrial Reveloution 4.0" as keynote speaker in 3rd International Conference and 17th National Conference of PACUIT - Leading the 21st Century Generation Towards a Globalized Industrial Technology on 25 April 2019, Manila Philippines.

He served as a Technical Advisor, Human Resource Development for the GIZ TVET Sector Support Programe for five years. He was responsible for supporting the relevant training providers and enterprises in the selected sector to establish a coordination framework for planning and delivering training under the framework of the National Qualifications Framework (NVQF). He has been playing a key role in the implementation of training for principals, teachers, instructors, assessors and certification of Sindh Trade Testing Board (TTB).

Engr. Rajput is a Professional Engineer of Pakistan Engineering Council and earned his MSc in Information System Engineering from the University of Twente, Netherlands (2009-2011). He studied Master of Engineering in Communiation Systems Networks from Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan (2005-2007) and his bachelor in Computer System Engineering (1999-2002) from Hamdard University, Karachi Pakistan.