144 instructors complete 4-day workshop

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

ONE hundred and forty-four instructors from the Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) yesterday received certificates for successfully completing a ‘Professional Development for Technology Enriched Instruction (TEI) for 21st Century Skills Development in TVET’ workshop.

The four-day workshop, which ran from May 9 to 12, was organised in collaboration with Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education (SHBIE) and Microsoft Brunei.

The workshop aimed to raise participants’ understanding of the technologies that can be used to positively impact teaching and learning, and to promote awareness and familiarity of the resources available to educators for technology integration.

Among the technology utilised at the workshop were the Technological, Pedagogical And Content Knowledge (TPAK) framework, the 21st Century Learning Design (21CLD) rubrics, OneNote, SkyDrive, web applications, Skype, Yammer, Padlet, Office 365, as well as technology embedded in other tools such as translation, video editing and broadcast applications.

IBTE Director and Chief Executive Officer Dr Chin Wei Keh, who presented the certificates to the workshop participants yesterday, called the workshop “timely” as the curriculum division of IBTE recently revised its life skills curriculum.

“I believe the 21CLD rubrics and TPAK framework used in this workshop fits in nicely to complement and support the new life skills curriculum, especially in the implementation perspective,” he said.

Dr Chin said that IBTE will be adopting the 21CLD rubrics and TPAK framework in stages, with the aim of improving its students’ 21st century skills.

“IBTE recognises that continuous professional development of our teaching staff is paramount for us to achieve quality teaching and learning for our students,” he said.

As part of the event, SHBIE Deputy Dean Dr Hajah Sallimah Hj Mohd Salleh gave a presentation on some of the TEI pedagogy and techniques discussed during the workshop.

The Brunei Times