VOCATIONAL


 

VOCATIONAL, Tuesday 9 October 2018

08:50

Chairperson’s opening remarks

08:59

BIG PICTURE

Sameer Rawjee
09:00

Education at the edge: Advancing the classroom and changing the way we learn, forever

  • The scale and pace of digital innovation
  • Out with the old, in with the new skills and creative problem solving
  • The drivers of change – where can we go that we aren’t today?
  • A new digital age in education
  • Where we are, where we are going and how we will get there
Chris Rodgers
09:20

Makerspaces, coding and robotics: transforming education for today’s student

  • Delivering immersive experience to drive learning forward
  • How to take your makerspace, coding and robotics to the next level
  • Igniting and activating creative design thinking
  • True learning – failure as part of the process
  • Don’t ignore it, harness it. Here’s how…
Wangeci Kanjama
09:40

Education at the speed of light: Accelerating the digitization of education

  • Investing in effective solutions: Education’s knight in shining armour
  • Rethinking digital education as an era of new services
  • Digital education: Using connectivity as the driver for an innovative new world
  • The future is now: how digitisation is changing the delivery of education
  • What is coming next?
Honourable Mohamed Surty
10:00

Reserved for the Department of Basic Education

10:20

Speed Networking

10:40

Exhibition viewing, Networking and Refreshments

11:19

GLOBAL INITIATIVES AND TRENDS

Hussainatu Blake
VOCATIONAL
11:20

Local vs. Global: Are we ready for the new world

  • How, why and what we learn?
  • Encouraging a worldwide exchange of ideas
  • Participating in global conversation and exchange
  • Students turning to the global community for knowledge information
Drik Greeff
VOCATIONAL
11:40

Making students career ready in a connected world

  • Tools to help reimagine learning experience for students
  • Using tech to close opportunity gaps and increase student engagement
  • Transformative ways of using tech
  • Ensuring experiences to prepare students for success
Frantisek Trapl
VOCATIONAL
12:00

Why VET is leading the way to 21st century education

  • Providing students with general development skills to cope more effectively
  • Promoting the access of girls and women to vocational education
  • Measures to promote VET to enhance rural development
  • Co-operation between VET institutions and the world of work
12:19

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

12:20

Driving Adoption in EdTech

12:20

Driving content co-authorship

12:20

Learning spaces – next gen classroom

12:20

Mobile technology as a learner support tool

12:20

PR and marketing for educational institutions

12:20

School and classroom design that enables learning

12:20

Social media in education

13:00

Networking Lunch and Exhibition Visit

14:19

ACCREDITATION

VOCATIONAL
14:20

Accreditation in a rapidly changing world

  • Could accreditation be a barrier to innovation and affordability?
  • Curriculum: What should we teach?
  • What does accreditation truly mean?
  • How to secure accreditation for your institution?
Mike Thoms
VOCATIONAL
14:40

Rethinking accreditation to best serve institutions

  • Working towards a world-class accreditation system
  • Comparing accreditation goals, operations and achievements to the international sector
  • The design of accreditation for new Edtech approaches
  • A useful management tool for continuous improvement
14:59

ACCREDITATION

Lenka Gulova
VOCATIONAL
15:00

Accreditation and quality assurance in vocational education

  • Why accreditation matters
  • The benefits of having an accredited qualification
  • What happens when an institution loses its accreditation?
15:19

CHANGING INDUSTRY NEEDS

Zelda Fynn
VOCATIONAL
15:20

VET: leading the way to education in the 21st century

  • Cultivating the habits that reinforce skills in vocational education
  • What does the future of VET look like?
  • Lessons learnt from success stories
Anju De Alwis
VOCATIONAL
15:40

The impact of technology in vocational education

  • Tech competency - Putting the students first
  • The management processes and feasibility
  • Incorporating tech to emphasize real world activities
  • How sustainable are these tech inventions in VET
Enoch Mankune
VOCATIONAL
16:00

Putting relevancy first: the impact of changing industry needs on course offerings

  • The quality of content and how to keep up
  • Will VET become outdated with all the latest interactive apps
  • New methods of delivery
  • Learning strategies and how to implement them
16:20

Exhibition Visit, Networking and Refreshments

16:59

KEYNOTE PLENARY SESSION

Panel discussion
17:00

The effectiveness of e-Learning: Technology and Education working together

  • The future of EduTech strategies in South Africa
  • The most suitable technology, keeping in mind investments and costs
  • Integrating e-Learning techniques into existing systems
  • Taking a deeper look into the role of the teacher
  • How will this impact actual 21st century skills in South Africa: Successful case studies
17:40

Chairpersons closing address and close of day one

last published: 18/Sep/18 13:28

 


VOCATIONAL, Wednesday 10 October 2018

08:50

Chairperson’s opening remarks

08:59

THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Maria Teresa Calderon
09:00

Teachers as brain-changers: Empowering the teacher to teach differently

  • Solving the mystery of how students learn – what can be done differently?
  • The science of learning – engaging students, closing learning gaps and overcoming setbacks
  • How technology complements science and the classroom
  • Imagery and the real world
  • Adopting a “growth mind-set”
Ian Russell
09:20

What works, what doesn’t: Getting students ready for the future of work

  • Effective strategies and techniques: How to isolate what works
  • “Learning fit” so students can thrive in their future careers
  • AI in the classroom and beyond
  • Stretching mind-sets: Developing new skills at a school and university level
  • Make with technology
  • Understanding and capitalising on the concept of employees as a brand
Neelam Parmar
09:40

Integrated learning: An optimal learning experience

  • Changing traditional teaching to transform students into 21st century students
  • Bringing together the classroom and solutions to real-world problems
  • The 4 C’s: Changing how students learn and how teachers instruct
  • Experiential learning: How this benefits the teacher?
  • A new way of learning – The development of future leaders
Mark Lester
10:00

Where is online higher education going?

  • Technology and rapidly changing industry needs are forcing the reimagining of tertiary education
  • Traditional postgraduate degrees are being challenged by emerging credentials and employer attitudes could force a rethink of the traditional undergraduate degree
  • Who are FutureLearn and how do they see the future of online learning in higher education?
  • How might African universities engage with this emerging world?
10:20

Exhibition viewing, Networking and Refreshments

11:19

SUSTAINABILITY

Rowan Thompson
VOCATIONAL
11:20

It’s about the long term: Teaching essential skills and competencies

  • Ensuring sustainability through innovative models
  • The importance of good skills and competencies
  • Becoming a change-maker to thrive
  • Real world experience and how this will sustain students
Johann Ackerman
VOCATIONAL
11:40

Building a sustainable vocational education and training programme

  • Setting goals and gaining buy-in
  • Increase student acquisition through regional intake
  • Learn how to make a positive impact through community engagement
  • Showcasing successes to ensure programme sustainability
Anita Wylie
VOCATIONAL
12:00

Beyond employability: integrating life skills into vocational education

  • Ensuring students deliver what is expected of them
  • Rethinking the role of academics in boosting employability
  • Embedding these skills into course design and delivery
  • Sustaining students through specific skills
12:19

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

12:20

Apps, apps, apps – finding the best and using them to engage and excite

12:20

Education gamification – what will they think of next?

12:20

Finding the balance between future technologies and maintaining fundamental learning skills

12:20

How makerspaces can modernise teaching

12:20

How to encourage students to ask more questions

12:20

Protecting learners from cyberbullying

13:00

Networking Lunch and Exhibition Visit

14:19

FIGHTING POVERTY WITH SPECIALIZED COURSES

George Sono
VOCATIONAL
14:20

From textbooks to workbenches: Closing the skills gap

  • The main challenges young people face and how to overcome them
  • Equipping individuals with specific skills required in jobs
  • Investing in young people’s skills to enable them for the future
Warren Thompson
VOCATIONAL
14:40

Vocational education as the primary tool for poverty reduction

  • Opportunities, challenges, successes
  • Ensuring rural development through vocational skills
  • Training community advocates and active citizens
  • Ensuring the livelihoods of the youth
Ashlynne De Bruyn
VOCATIONAL
15:00

Building skills that ensure growth, development and poverty reduction

  • Skills development strategies that benefit households and communities
  • Contributing to social and economic integration
  • Courses focused on the link between development in education and reducing poverty
Ashlynne De Bruyn, Managing Director, SteveJobsSchools Africa
15:19

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Philip Du Plessis
VOCATIONAL
15:20

How to keep quality management top of mind

  • Identifying and meeting different customer groups and their needs
  • Leadership: Defining a clear direction for the organization
  • Results oriented: Setting clear goals and how to achieve them
  • Continuous learning, innovation and improvement
Grant Penny
VOCATIONAL
15:40

Ensuring quality management through digital transformation initiatives

  • Tips and pitfalls to avoid when implementing digital transformation
  • Learn how to lead digital transformation through effective management and training
  • Examining the impact of digital change in vocational education
VOCATIONAL
16:00

Setting a quality management system for vocational education

  • Focussing on admin and knowledge at the same time
  • Ensuring high quality outcomes for all stakeholders
  • Borrowing from the best and localizing solutions
  • Building a plan that achieves regional and global recognition
16:20

Exhibition Visit, Networking and Refreshments

last published: 18/Sep/18 13:28

 

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