The HEAD Foundation at the TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) Workshop

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The HEAD Foundation, in partnership with National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore and Sebelas Maret University, Solo, Indonesia recently conducted an ICT professional development workshop, entitled TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) in Solo City, Indonesia between 23 and 26 November 2016.

The training workshop was facilitated by Dr Chai Ching Sing and Dr Joyce Koh from Singapore’s National Institute of Education (NIE), along with Dr Uma Natarajan from The HEAD Foundation.

The workshop focused on several aspects of TPACK – an introduction to TPACK, meaningful 21st learning, adaptation of content and importance of school context, the scaffolded TPACK design model, evaluation of a sample lesson, and designing a lesson based on TPACK.

The hundred Indonesian participants included pre-service and in-service teachers and other higher education educators. At the end of the workshop, all participants produced a TPACK designed lesson that they can take back to use in their respective classrooms and also peer-evaluated others’ lessons. Participants were also surveyed on their knowledge and beliefs about ICT before and after the workshop.

The Foundation also organised TPACK workshops in Indonesia in 2017 and 2018.

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Mr Ho Swee Huat

Mr Ho Swee Huat is the Founder and Managing Director of Abacus Assets Advisors Pte Ltd. Before starting the company, he had an established career in the banking industry, with 20 years of experience in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York.

He was an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CapitaCommercial Trust Management LTD from 2004 to 2013.

He is the current Chairman of Autism Association (Singapore) which he co-founded with a group of parents in 1992. He is also Vice-Chairman of Eden School, a special school for children with autism.

Mr Ho holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Liberal Arts degree in Economics from Hamilton College, USA.

He has been a member of the Board of the Foundation since its incorporation.