Establishing a Quality Education Development Centre in Jubail Technical Institute: Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

Clayton, John (2013) Establishing a Quality Education Development Centre in Jubail Technical Institute: Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia. In: Sino/New Zealand Research Forum: Excellence in Vocational Teaching Symposium, 23-24 September, 2013, Qingdao, China.

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In this pervasive global economy educational providers, industry bodies and government agencies have recognised the level of work-ready skills, knowledge and competence of graduating learners is the key to remaining globally competitive. To maintain, and ultimately improve, the work-readiness of their learner’s educational institutions are demonstrating a commitment to educational renewal. As part of a national drive within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to improve educational outcomes, Jubail Technical Institute (JTI), in con-junction with New Zealand Institutes of Technology, undertook a comprehensive review of the achievement based curriculum currently delivered and their traditional teaching practices. During this review JTI recognised their approach to educational provision should be re-focused on, and be defined by, the successful demonstrations of work-ready skills knowledge and competence of each learner. Recognising New Zealand Institutes of Technology had successfully adopted learner centric competency-based educational practices they approached Wintec to help in the establishment of a Quality and Educational Development Centre at JTI to lead the adoption of competency-based educational practices. This presentation will explain the four-step process used in the creation and establishment of this centre; • Step 1: The conceptualisation, promotion and establishment of the JTI Education and Training Excellence Centre. • Step 2: The provision of training and certification in competency-based curriculum development and learner centric teaching practices for foundation staff of the centre. • Step 3: The development of training modules and manuals in competency-based instruction for all JTI instructors. • Step 4: The development of training modules and manuals to aid in the conversion of all JTI curricula to competency-based formats.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords that describe the item:quality assurance, curriculum development, professional development
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Research Facilities > Emerging Technologies Centre
ID Code:2770
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