A regional program on developing context-based vocational pedagogy was successfully held on April 26-30, 2021. The program was conducted via Zoom and was attended by 53 participants from Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

The program imparted key information on vocational pedagogy techniques and was designed to develop the skills of TVET teachers on communication, classroom management, session planning and appropriate subject knowledge in different contexts in order to create a positive learning environment. As today’s TVET is technology driven, thus it enhances the effectiveness of teaching learning and supports in maximizing transfer of learning.

The program was supervised by the Director General, Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane and was coordinated by Engr. Sanyog Bhattarai, CPSC Faculty Specialist. Engr. Abdul Ghani Rajput, CPSC Faculty Specialist, also gave his insights as a resource person.

Topics discussed during the program are the following: (1) Result-Based Instructional Management System; (2) Concept of Pedagogy, Vocational Pedagogy, and Context-Based Vocational Pedagogy; (3) Development of a Lesson Plan Incorporating Contextual Vocational Pedagogy; (40 Use of ICT & Digital Technology for Context-Based Vocational Pedagogy and (5) Selection and Application of Context-Based Vocational Pedagogy.

Screenshot of the Participants of the program

The participants were also able to develop their respective lesson plans by identifying the learning objectives and incorporating contextual vocational pedagogy and ICT tools. It is hoped that the participants will apply the context-based vocational pedagogy in TVET institutions in their respective countries.

Engr. Sanyog Bhattarai interacting online with a participant from Pakistan (right)

Participants' Response

Adiya Byamba (Mongolia)
There is an emerging need to improve teaching and assessment methods since the transition of our country towards competency-based learning. The program was helpful in facilitating the program and we will try their best to implement the lessons of the course to their own institutions.
Ms. Durga Kumari Awasti. (Nepal)
Before joining the session my question was will the session be fruitful or not. After joining the program and despite having many issues during the session such as internet connection, we were able to get many ideas and I am very happy for that. The program contents and my fellow participants were excellent. The five topics are essential and we got some experience from some participants and resource persons as well. It was wonderful feeling to express my thoughts and we hope to be invited to other CPSC programs again.
Ms. Aida Azmila bt. Azmin (Malaysia)
On behalf of DPCCE, I would like to congratulate CPSC for successfully organizing this online regional program. As a TVET lecturer, it is expected that we should have a deep understanding of the concepts of vocational pedagogy and its differences from conventional pedagogy. This is for me to be able to choose the most appropriate methods to meet the needs of the students and institution. If we are going to apply the knowledge we have learned during this program, we will not only have achieved the goal of our vocational education in provide employability to the students but we will be able to help our institution and our beloved country in producing a skillful professional manpower that is highly demanded by the industry.
Ms. Jessica Lim (Singapore)
For the past five days, this online training enabled us to share the different types of pedagogy that we teachers have developed to make learning enjoyable and meaningful. Through the various sharing and listening to different approaches, it provided us with valuable insights from other teachers on how competency is being taught. Ultimately, it is for everyone's survival. Moreover, at this time particularly during the pandemic, we value ICT more as it brings us even closer while physical travelling is still impossible.
The template provided in the software is user-friendly and well organized. Despite the adversities, ourselves, the teachers and facilitators does not stop the learners to learn, unlearn and relearn new skills.