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    Continuous Professional Development Programme

    Using Blogs, facebook, twitter: pedagogy of group and individual work


    Please note that event has been postponed.
    Date:
    Time:
    Part 1
    Saturday, 17 March 2012
    10.00am to 6.00pm

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    Part 2
    Sunday to Friday, 18 March to 6 April 2012 (online)
    Flexible time

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    Part 3
    Saturday, 7 April 2012
    10am to 6pm

    Institute for Adult Learning, 6/F
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    Fees: S$525 for AEN Members
    S$630 for non-AEN Members
    (Price excludes GST)


    If you are interested to attend this seminar, please register!

    About the Workshop
    The course has 3 parts. In the first eight hour module, an overview is presented of the current thinking on the use of Facebook and Twitter in teaching and training. Case studies are presented based on the facilitator’s own research experiences with Facebook. Parallels are drawn from the world of business. This discussion is followed by a hands-on session.

    The second module of the course is conducted online where the participants work on and present cases related to their own training experiences.

    The third module begins with an overview of the participants’ cases with particular emphasis on the techniques that worked and the ones that didn’t work. This is followed with discussion on the use of blogs in training and teaching. A case study is presented encouraging the participants to create exercises making use of blogs.

    Learning Outcomes
    At the end of the course the participants will be able to:

    1. Use Facebook for training and teaching adults
    2. Use Twitter for disseminating information and as a search tool
    3. Use blogs to create Reflection-type exercises
    4. Create a roadmap for a systemic use of social networking tools.

    Who Should Attend

    Adult Educators, professional trainers, teachers, lecturers, allied professionals in the training industry.

    Speaker Profile
    Dr Anil Pathak has been on the faculty of NTU, Singapore for over 13 years. He has trained faculty members from several schools, polytechnics, and universities in Singapore and abroad in the use of social networks. He has researched technology tools extensively and has published his findings in reputed international journals. His published books include ‘Eight Steps to Flexible Learning’ and ‘Communicating and Teaching’. He is the founder president of the Indian Association for Computer Assisted Learning (ICALL).


    Continuous Professional Development Programme

    Digital Storytelling for Personal and Professional Growth


    Please note that event has been postponed.
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    Wednesday to Friday, 21 to 23 March 2012
    9.00am to 5.00pm
    Institute for Adult Learning, 6/F
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    Fees: S$730 for AEN Members
    S$875 for non-AEN Members
    (Price excludes GST)
    Things to Bring:
    • Windows laptop (Win XP, Vista or 7)
      or
    • MacBook (OS X 10.5 or later)


    If you are interested to attend this seminar, please register!

    About the Workshop
    This workshop will help participants produce a 1-2 minute video to powerfully communicate a personal story. Participants typically embark on 3 different journeys in this workshop – a material journey in which they will birth a product – their personal digital story; an inner journey in which they will gain clarity and ownership of something important to them; and a community journey, in which they will find friends and allies in places not looked for.

    Learning Outcomes
    At the end of the workshop, Participants will learn how to:

    1. Script for the digital story genre, using elements related to screenwriting, playwriting, life narrative, journaling, letter writing and memoirs.
    2. Record their voice-over, narrating their stories, using appropriate stress, rhythm, pauses, tone and silence, to present their story.
    3. Use Audacity (for audio recording and editing) and Windows Movie Maker (PC platform) or iMovie (Mac platform), for video editing.
    4. Select suitable music to fit the content, tone, mood, and pace of their stories.
    5. Design – visualizing their stories and selecting suitable images to communicate to their audience. They also learn how to integrate voice, text, sound and image in the production of their story.


    Who Should Attend
    CET Professionals (Adult Educators, Training Managers and HRD Professionals) who want to be deeply refreshed, and learn good skills that can help them professionally as well.
    Training executives who want to learn a powerful way to present their ideas will find this workshop useful as well.

    Speaker Profile
    ANGELINE KOH
    – Her stories have been published in the Today newspaper, The New Paper, and Chicken Soup for the Singapore Soul. Her book, How the Moken Sea Gypsies Got their Book, a biography of a Burmese anthropologist was published in 2006.

    Trained as a graphic designer, Angeline received the Lifelong Learner Award in 2008, deservingly for her continued pursuit of personal development. She was the Head of Communications for an NGO prior to co-founding Digital Storytelling Asia. Angeline was the first Asian invited to give the keynote address at the premier annual International Festival of Digital Storytelling (DS) 2011 organised by the Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University in Wales.

    “Telling the Singapore Story,” (10 August 2011), an article she wrote for the Today newspaper, was quoted by Singapore’s Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day Rally speech on 14 August 2011.


    AURELIA L CASTRO – Aurelia was a journalist at Sun.Star Cebu, a local newspaper in the Philippines. Covering for the business beat, she constantly humanised corporate stories, changing business trends and decisions.

    With degrees in Journalism and Computer Science, Aurelia trained as a facilitator at the Center for Digital Storytelling (USA) and is a member of both the Society of Singapore Writers and the Photographic Society of Singapore. Aurelia developed materials, and facilitated digital storytelling and communication workshops in Singapore, in the Philippines, the USA, and Indonesia. She was with an NGO as part of the Singapore Communications Team before she co-pioneered Digital Storytelling Asia.


    AEN Industry Seminar

    Designing a Verification System for the Quality Assurance of Training and Assessment in Organisations


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    Monday, 26 March 2012
    9.00am to 12pm
    Institute for Adult Learning, 6/F
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    If you are interested to attend this seminar, please register!

    About the Workshop
    Continuing education and training is gaining increasing emphasis with the findings from the Economic Strategies Committee and the introduction of the CET Masterplan. For organisations involved in delivery of training and assessment, quality assurance becomes an important component in complementing the whole system.

    In this session, you can expect to find out more about the importance of designing a robust system of quality assurance for the conduct of training and assessment. The concept of verification will be shared with close reference to the UK National Vocational Qualifications system. You will be provided with an awareness of key concepts related to quality assurance for application into your organisation.

    Learning Outcomes
    Understand concept of internal and external quality assurance and verification
    Obtain ideas on how to design and implement verification system in organisations.

    Who Should Attend

    Adult Educators, Human Resource Managers, Administrative Managers, Operation Managers or support executives in training institutions.

    Speaker Profile
    Mr Ives Tay is currently Principal Manager with the Quality Assurance Division in the Singapore Workforce Development Agency. With over 14 years of experience in training and education, human resource development; and workforce development, he has held senior specialist and managerial positions in local and international organisations like Hewlett-Packard, City and Guilds of London Institute, Raffles Girls School, the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore National Employers Federation and the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises. Ives holds a Master's degree (with Merit) in Training from the University of Leicester and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK).


    AEN industry Seminar

    Rethinking Corporate Training; Learning Beyond Boundaries Skill-Building Workshop


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    Monday, 05 March 2012
    9.30am to 4.30pm
    Institute for Adult Learning, 6/F
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    If you are interested to attend this seminar, please register!

    About the Workshop
    Learning opportunities are already entrenched in work activities and the work environment itself. In this 1 day workshop, learners will understand how to utilise them to make the most of workplace learning in their respective organisations

    Who Should Attend
    CET centres/ AEN members

    Speaker Profile
    Dr Helen Bound is a Principal Research Fellow with the Institute for Adult Learning. She has a background in vocational training and education, having coordinated the Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education at the University of Tasmania. Her research work focuses on learning across a wide variety of contexts, including workplace learning, e-learning, professional learning and learning through collaborative activity.

    She has published on a range of topics including training needs and the development of research instruments.


    AEN industry Seminar

    An Introduction to Using the Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT) for Organisational Transformation


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    Monday, 29 March 2012
    3.00pm to 5.00pm
    Institute for Adult Learning, 6/F
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    If you are interested to attend this seminar, please register!

    About the Workshop
    Progressive organisations are organisations that change not just when there is a crisis but also when they need to transform a good company to a great company. In this interactive session, HR leaders and practitioners will be introduced to the use of Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT) to build a Vision-Guided and Values-Driven organisational culture.

    Who Should Attend
    CET centres/ AEN members

    Speaker Profile

    Khee Lian is Principal Consultant with Black Swan Asia Pte Ltd and is currently an Adjunct Adult Educator with IAL. Prior to this, he was the concurrent Chief Executive of the Singapore Culinary Institute and the Restaurant Association of Singapore. 

    He has been involved with the WSQ framework since 2006 where as Chief Operating Officer of an ATO, he was responsible for the strategy and operations of the Company. Under his leadership, the Company was granted Quality Provider Status in Oct 2008 and included under SPUR in Feb 2009.

    He also has an MSc in HR and Leadership from Baruch College, City University of New York and is certified in CTT, Big Five and DISC psychometric tools.