The Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) designed and organized a two-week program focusing on the development of a National Diploma Curriculum and the subsequent training of trainers on TVET pedagogy. The program was participated by eight officials from the Ministry of Labor and Human Resources (MoLHR), Bhutan from June 5-17, 2017.
This program recognizes that in order to coordinate theory with practice, relate technical knowledge with work in industry and elaborate the functions of TVET institutes and industry, enhanced efforts are needed terms of curriculum development and delivery of instruction.
The program was planned to apply the process of curriculum development for a national diploma level and help the participants develop a structure for a diploma program. The tasks are designed for them to be able to design and develop modules, as well as to benchmark on best practices in TVET on curriculum development. The participants of the program are expected to train trainers, describe the concept of transformative pedagogy and develop research and development capability in their ministry. It is expected that they will be knowledgeable on national diploma curriculum development and are trained in TVET trainers pedagogy.
Topics tackled in the program include: (1) Concept of Curriculum Development and Process; (2) Needs Assessment/Curriculum Design and Development; (3) Development of Curriculum Structure; (4) Knowledge, Skills and Attitude Combination in TVET Curriculum; (5) Planning and Facilitating Curriculum Development Process; (6) ICT Implication in Design, Delivery, and Evaluation of Curriculum; (7) Skills for Global Competitiveness; (8) Advance Training of Trainers Pedagogy Modules; (9) Master Trainer and Qualities; (10) Concept of Transformative Pedagogy in TVET; (11) Research Design and Development; (12) Thesis Writing in TVET and (13) Evaluation of the TVET Program.
The program is being supervised by Dr. Ram Hari Lamichhane, CPSC Director General, and being coordinated by Dr. Romulita Alto, CPSC Faculty Consultant. Additional resource persons for the program include Dr. G. Kulanthaivel, CPSC Faculty Consultant and Chairman of Projects and Consultancy Division, and Mrs. Marjorie Mendenilla, Head of Academic Affairs, MFI Foundation, Inc.
Study visits to several institutes are also planned including the Dualtech Training Center, Don Bosco Technical Institute – Makati, SEAMEO INNOTECH Headquarters in Quezon City and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).