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Ricky Yuk-kwan Ng
Vocational Training Council
12Publications
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#1Ricky Yuk-kwan Ng (Vocational Training Council)H-Index: 3
#2Kwan-Keung Ng (University of Sunderland)H-Index: 1
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Open educational resources (OER) is increasingly popular amongst all levels of educational institutions. However, it is noticed that adaptability of OERs for in-service training in specific industry is a major factor. Training managers, trainers and trainees also have concerns on the training packages’ practicability developed by vocational and professional education and training’s (VPET) subject teachers and academics. Although advice and consultancy were obtained from industry practitioners du...
#1Dave Towey (UNNC: The University of Nottingham Ningbo China)H-Index: 11
#2James Walker (UNNC: The University of Nottingham Ningbo China)H-Index: 2
Last.Ricky Yuk-kwan Ng (Vocational Training Council)H-Index: 3
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Purpose Embracing reflective practice and retrospection, with a goal of identifying commonalities, this paper aims to examine delivery of engineering subjects in both traditional higher education (THE) and technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Design/methodology/approach Reflections on actions and autoethnography were used to examine the teaching and learning experiences of three educators across two higher education (HE) institutions (HEIs) in the greater Chinese context. Lite...
#1Tianchong Wang (CUHK: The Chinese University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 3
#2Ricky Yuk-kwan Ng (Vocational Training Council)H-Index: 3
Last.Dave Towey (UNNC: The University of Nottingham Ningbo China)H-Index: 11
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Open Educational Resources (OERs) represent an opportunity to enhance quality access to education. However, OER adoption has not yet made as substantial an impact as might have been expected. This case study identifies strategies for effective OER adoption that can support quality access in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). We conducted a critical landscape review of existing activities, identifying “what works” and “what doesn't work”, noting both enabling and hindering fa...
#1Ricky Yuk-kwan Ng (Vocational Training Council)H-Index: 3
#2Rechell Yee-Shun Lam (Vocational Training Council)H-Index: 1
Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) emphasises in-class hands on practice and face-to-face theory delivery, e-learning and e-pedagogies are less common. The resistance normally rises from the argument of VPET’s focuses on trade-specific hands on skills in authentic workplaces and the motto of ‘practice makes perfect’. Nonetheless, with students’ changing learning preferences and behaviours, the high accessibility of online and web-based information; VPET teachers are now co...
#1Ricky Yuk-kwan Ng (Vocational Training Council)H-Index: 3
#2Rechell Yee-Shun Lam (Vocational Training Council)H-Index: 1
This paper discusses the possibilities of using mobile and flexible technologies to enhance workplace learning in vocational education and training (VET). It also proposes a number of innovative pedagogical practices enabled by technologies to facilitate better learning and teaching experiences for VET students and mentors in workplaces. While mobile and flexible technologies emphasise self-paced online and virtual learning experiences, VET stresses the mastery of hands-on skills and practices i...
#1Ricky Yuk-kwan Ng (Vocational Training Council)H-Index: 3
#2Rechell Yee-Shun Lam (Vocational Training Council)H-Index: 1
Last.Ivan Ka Wai Lai (Caritas Institute of Higher Education)H-Index: 11
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Blended learning has been widely adopted by higher education institutions. With purpose for effective learning and teaching by allocating face-to-face contact and online time, blended learning initiates a range of pedagogical practices such as flipped and self-regulated learning, to name just a few. Effective blended learning in higher education institutions requires a good balance between theoretical lessons, online lectures and face-to-face tutorials. However, debate rests on the blended deliv...
#1Ricky Yuk-kwan Ng (Vocational Training Council)H-Index: 3
#2Rechell Yee-Shun Lam (Vocational Training Council)H-Index: 1
Last.Ivan Ka Wai Lai (Caritas Institute of Higher Education)H-Index: 11
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The appropriate technology enhanced pedagogical approaches ultilising mobile and flexible technologies would generate better learning and teaching experiences in workplaces. However, there is a lack of in-depth study of Vocational and Professional Education and Training’s (VPET) students, teachers and workplace mentors’ teaching needs. With an aim to identify suitable pedagogical practices to devise suitable e-learning means for more effective learning and teaching in VPET’s workplaces, 26 inter...
#1Ricky Yuk-kwan Ng (Vocational Training Council)H-Index: 3
#2Rechell Yee-Shun Lam (Vocational Training Council)H-Index: 1
Last.Ivan Ka Wai Lai (Caritas Institute of Higher Education)H-Index: 11
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Questionnaires surveys were conducted to 343 students and 20 teachers from three of the largest Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) institutions in Hong Kong for the identification of specific instructional strategies to derive innovative pedagogical practices for effective learning and teaching in VPET. Findings revealed that in current learning and teaching practices, lecture and the use of lecture notes were prevailing while the least conducted learning and teaching acti...
This study aims to explore the current challenges that teacher trainers are confronting and their training needs. Looking particular into the professional competencies and psychological qualities that teacher trainers need to possess, this study further examines the perceptions of the trainers' changing roles from subject teachers to teacher trainers. Interviews were conducted to collect data and Dempster's "expert judgment" technique was adopted as an evaluation method. Findings showed that 'fa...
#1Ricky Yuk-kwan Ng (Vocational Training Council)H-Index: 3
#2Lai-fong Lau (Vocational Training Council)H-Index: 1
Background This paper aims for an understanding of the learning needs of students from mainland China and their perceptions of self-identity and sense of belonging during their study in Hong Kong. Seeing the chances to promote internationalization, and with Hong Kong being one of the major Asian educational hubs, the Hong Kong government initiated higher education reform in early 2000 to widen the participation rate in higher education to cope with the acute demand for life-long learning in high...
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