The HEAD Foundation Organises its Third TPACK Workshop in Solo, Indonesia

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On 4th and 5th May 2018, The HEAD Foundation held an ICT professional development workshop on TPACK in Solo, Indonesia.

The Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) workshop was held in partnership with experts from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Ewha Woman’s University (EWU), Korea and Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS).

This is the Foundation’s third such workshop in Indonesia and was facilitated by Dr Uma Natarajan (THF), Dr Chai Ching Sing (CUHK), Dr Hyo-Jeong So (EWA) and Dr Nur Arifah (UNS).

The workshop was based on the project, ‘Multimodal English Language Learning Using Mobile Phones in Indonesia Classrooms’. This project aims to address the limitations of current literacy and language learning practices in Indonesia that rely on didactic teaching and decontextualised language learning.

Afternoon Lecture On Teaching & Learning English Using Mobile Devices By Prof Hyo-Jeong From Ewha Womans University At The TPACK Workshop

The forty Indonesian participants were in-service teachers.  During the workshop, they were trained to design a series of adaptable lessons to engage students in gamified multimodal English learning that can be implemented using mobile phones. The participants had to design the lessons in a manner that would enhance their students’ English speaking and writing competencies. At the end of the workshop, the participants produced a TPACK designed lesson that they will use in their respective classrooms.

The participants were surveyed on their knowledge and beliefs about ICT and multimodal learning before and after the workshop.

“Certificates of Recognition” were awarded to the best three ICT lesson designs at the end of the workshop.

The inaugural TPACK workshop in 2016 was also held in Solo while 2017’s run of the TPACK workshop was held in Jakarta.

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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.