Education

Management of Technical and Vocational Education
INTRODUCTION

Technical and vocational education training is to prepare the individual for employable skills. However, with the fast development of new technologies comes the development of new wants and needs leading to further technological in our everyday lives, and this may create a market demand that will indicate the direction of future technical and vocational training in a country.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of the course, the participants will be able to understand the best practices in the management of any technical and vocational education programmes. The knowledge will be particularly useful to government and private learning institutions, government agencies and private industries who are directly involved in the process of training future technical manpower for the country.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Educators
  • Ministry of Education Officers
  • Principles
  • Teachers
  • Instructors
  • Executives in the industries
English Camp
INTRODUCTION

This 4-week programme is designed to help participants activate and extend their knowledge of English Language. This programme is also designed to enhance the participant’s receptive skills of listening and reading as well as their productive skills of speaking and writing.

This programme will also help to expose participants to various situations and cultures where they need to communicate in English, as well as to create an atmosphere of shared learning in which the differences between participants and the locals are valued and appreciated. In addition, by participating in this programme, participants will be able to acquire ‘communicative competence’ whereby they have the situations, purposes and roles appropriately.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

This programme will help you:

  • To improve your English language through a wide variety of stimulating and challenging tasks.
  • To expand your vocabulary
  • Develop your grammatical understanding
  • To be aware of ways which you can become more effective in your use of English

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Primary school students
  • Secondary school students
Change Management and Quality Assurance of Higher Education Institutions
INTRODUCTION

Higher Educational Institution administrators and managers are facing increasing pressure to manage their academic programmes due to changes in demand, technology and globalization. These managers often lack the experience, training and exposure in formulating required strategies, policies and action plans. This course is tailored to expose administrators to current thinking and provide training so that they can be able to formulate and manage effective programmes.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the major issues currently affecting Higher Educational Institution world wide
  • Relate these issues to their local environment
  • Formulate policies and strategies to implement required changes
  • Define performance measures in monitoring progress of their work
  • Implement continuous quality improvement in all aspects of their administrative tasks

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Persons who have a basic degree and involved in management and teaching in higher education institutions
  • Academicians who are targeted/groomed to be future leaders of higher education institutions
Introduction to Academic Auditing
IN BRIEF

Currently, all academic programmes are required to undergo evaluation by a regulatory body. In the case of professional programmes, evaluation is carried out by the professional body. For other programmes not affiliated with any professional body, evaluation is carried out by the MQA. In meeting the requirements of evaluation, all professional and non-professional programmes MUST adhere to the requirements stipulated by MQA and MQF. Prior to the accreditation visit, a self-assessment report of the programme by the institution must be submitted to the accrediting body, and preparation for the visit will then commence. One of the approaches the institution may need to undertake is to have an academic audit. An academic audit is similar to an internal audit where assessment of documentation and evidences that are supposed to have been prepared are checked, to ensure sufficiency of the self-assessment report and preparedness of the management in facing the assessors. This workshop enlightens participants on how an academic audit is carried out, based on the institutional self-assessment report. It will also include training the basic requirements on auditing to the participants, and a hands-on or mock audit by the institution’s own auditors on their own documents. Some of the best practices in/during academic audit are also highlighted and shared.

COURSE BENEFITS

Upon completion of the three-day course, participants should be able to:

  • Be aware of the MQA requirements on self-assessment report.
  • Coordinate self-assessment report with objective evidences required.
  • Conduct an academic audit on one programme.
  • Develop summary report.
  • Present findings and recommend CQI for the programme.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS          

  • Familiarization of the MQA Code of Practice – Process, Requirements, Standards and Criteria.
  • Checking the essentials in the self-assessment report – document review.
  • Preparing the Audit Plan and Audit Checklist.
  • On-site Audit.
  • Developing summary report, Presenting Findings and CQI.
Introduction to Outcome-Based Approach in Education (OBE)
Nvivo8 Software Training Workshop Qualitative Research Workshop
IN BRIEF

This workshop provides an introduction to qualitative methodology, including concepts and techniques. Concepts include symbolism and a holistic perspective. Methods and techniques include fieldwork participant observation, informal interviewing, triangulation and unobtrusive measures.

COURSE BENEFITS

Upon completion of the two-day course, participants should be able to:

  • Have a better understanding of qualitative research design.
  • Explain the qualitative research process.
  • Posses knowledge and skill to carry out research project (qualitative or mixed method research project).
  • Summarize the strengths and limitations of qualitative methods.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Introduction
  • Identifying a Topic for Your Research and Developing Your Theoretical Framework.
  • Use Mind Map in Arranging a Literature Review.
  • Method in Qualitative Research and Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis.
  • Writing Up Your Qualitative Research.
Nvivo8 Software Training Workshop Analyzing Qualitative Data
IN BRIEF

This course will provide an overview of the software, show how to set up a research project, and demonstrate some of the analytical capabilities of the software. This will be a hands-on course, where participants will have a chance to use the software. A two-day thorough introduction of the main features of NVivo 8 is shown using a sample project data or you will work with your own data. The teaching method is mainly hands-on, supported by presentation, demonstration, reflection, insightful exercises, discussions, questions and answers, opportunity for participants to share tips and insights, clinic session for advice on own data. The course is designed for the complete novice as well as those who have used previous versions of the software: NVivo7, N6, NVivo 2.

COURSE BENEFITS

Upon completion of the two-day course, participants should be able to:

  • Learn how to: efficiently and effectively manage, code and analyze your semi structured, unstructured interview, video and audio data sources; structure your thematic node system supported by your chosen methodology; set-up the demographic information to aid profiling your data; use queries to seek answers to research questions as well as formulate new questions and explore new ideas; use the NVivo modeling facility to capture the big picture of your data.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Getting started with NVivo: Gathering Your Source.
  • Materials, Nodes and Coding.
  • Creating Cases and Attributes and Create or import Memos and Annotations.
  • Using the Search Tool and Using the Model Function.
  • Reports
Preparing For an Accreditation Exercise – Documentation and Evaluation Visit
IN BRIEF

Malaysia currently holds a Provisional Membership of the Washington Accord, an accord which recognizes the substantial equivalency of engineering degree programmes accredited by the responsible regulatory bodies in each of the signatory countries. In meeting this requirement, all new engineering accreditation exercise must be based on the EAC manual 2007. Likewise, under the new MQA Act 2007, all other programmes not affiliated with any professional body, need to fulfill the requirements stipulated by the MQA Code of Practice 2007. Both require the implementation of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) approach. This workshop enlightens participants on the experience of UTM in getting full accreditation for all its 21 engineering programmes in 2005. This also includes all the preparations that need to be in done prior to the accreditation visit, the visit itself and what to expect from the assessors during the visit. Some tips or best practices are also highlighted

COURSE BENEFITS

Upon completion of the three-day course, participants should be able to:

  • Be aware of the EAC requirements on documentation.
  • Coordinate documentation with objective evidences required.
  • Prepare the framework of documents for submission to EAC.
  • Get some ideas on what to expect from the assessors.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Familiarization of the MQA Code of Practice or the EAC Manual 2007 – Process and Criteria.
  • Preparing Objective Evidences.
  • Preparing the Checklist or Appendix C.
  • Familiarization of Assessment criteria or Appendix D.
  • Preparing for the visit – documentations, opening and closing meetings, students and staff interviews, visits to facilities (laboratory, classrooms and library, etc.).
Research Methodology
IN BRIEF

This course is aimed to provide the candidate with fundamental knowledge of research and methodology commonly practiced in engineering field.

COURSE BENEFITS

Upon completion of the three-day course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe what research is, its importance, and its philosophy.
  • Critically review relevant literature, reasoning and justification for the research problem and research methodology.
  • Formulate research problem, objective and scope of project.
  • Plan research activities and perform research design.
  • Prepare initial research proposal.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Philosophy and Overview of Research.
  • Problem Formulation.
  • Literature Review.
  • Research Design.
  • Data Gathering and Analysis