Christina Hong | President
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong | Hong Kong

Christina Hong, President, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

Professor Christina Hong, PhD, is President, Technological and Higher Education Institute, Hong Kong (THEi). Christina has a strong background in educational management and leadership with an emphasis on organizational change management, curriculum transformation, technology enhanced learning, and teacher praxis across the school, VET and higher education sectors. Christina's prior roles have included senior executive roles in the TAFE and university sectors in Australia as well as national educational reform and leadership roles in New Zealand.  Christina is particularly interested in how tertiary institutions foster C21st employability skills, the dynamic of innovation ecosystems and collaboration through internationalization and applied research activities.


EduTECH Asia 2017 - Day One @ 15:10

Fostering new generation VET educators: How do we get there from here?

  • The changing world of work
  • New generation VET – value proposition
  • VET Educator competencies (to address above)
  • Knotty problem – How do we get there from here?
  • Question for discussion and networking through professional conversations.

EduTECH Asia 2017 - Day One @ 16:10

Assessing the role of the learning space in the age of evolving VET pedagogy

  • As a result of lower barriers to entry and commercialization, a new ecosystem of educational players is emerging, largely independent of the traditional educational landscape. What does this mean for traditional players like institutions, publishers and training providers and the educational landscape? 
  • What types of innovations are emerging from this new learning ecosystem and how does VET fit in this new scheme of things?
  • In Today’s new economy, formal education can become obsolete before it is even completed. Traditional educational goals such as mastering a major subject or earning a degree that provides a narrow route to a particular profession or job will be deemphasized, while broader preparation that is more attuned to a globalized economy may predominate. So are apprenticeships whereby students spend years learning a particular trade still relevant in today’s new economy?
  • Institutions tend to undermine the value of unlearning to make way for new learning, but unlearning is unlikely to happen in a learning context where the same methods of delivering content have been in use for the past century. What types of immersive experiences can higher institutions or training providers adopt to help individuals adopt a new lens or frame of reference? What kind of societal support should we provide?

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