Wednesday, 17 December 2014

6th AUN-QA Training Course for Accomplishing Programme Assessment


The 6th “AUN-QA Training Course for Accomplishing Programme Assessment” was organised for AUN-QA members and non-members by AUN Secretariat. The 4-day workshop was held from 8 -11 December 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.


The 4-day course aims to introduce the AUN-QA system and enhance quality assurance practices. It is held for professionals who are in charge of quality assurance in higher education. The content of the workshop focuses on AUN-QA model at programme level and it encompasses:


  • Introduction to quality assurance in higher education
  • AUN-QA model and criteria at programme level
  • AUN-QA quality assessment process
  • PDCA Approach to self-assessment
  • Self-assessment report (SAR) writing
  • Change Management
  • Study visit to Engineering Faculty, Chulalongkorn University


The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Johnson Ong Chee Bin together with Dr. Arnie from De La Salle University. The workshop was attended by 34 participants from Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, State University of Malang, University of Santo Tomas, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Naresuan University, Suranaree University of Technology, Srinakharinwirot University, The University of Danang, Vietnam Maritime University, Water Resources University, Hanoi School of Public Health, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, and Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry.











Thursday, 4 December 2014

The Happiness DNA Workshop - 1 & 2 December 2014


"The Happiness DNA" workshop held on 1 & 2 December 2014 was facilitated by Chief Happiness Coach, Mr Johnson Ong Chee Bin.

The 2-day workshop is based on the principles of positive psychology, and physical, mental and emotional therapies and techniques. It is taught in a unique rediscovery and renewal technique where participants go through a continuous process of creating self-awareness, finding one’s life purpose, making changes, acting upon them, reflecting the lessons learned, and taking conscious effort to progress in fulfilling one’s life purpose.

After completing the workshop, participants will be able to understand the science and facts of happiness, cultivate the happiness DNA and apply the concept to rediscover, renew and sustain happiness.

Below are what some participants said about the workshop.

"Meditation, qigong and laughter yoga are really good."

"Being able to apply to my personal and work life. Brilliant! An excellent choice for a course!"

"Very positive. Delivered a lot of happiness to the class."



Sunday, 30 November 2014

Certified Quality Manager 28th Intake - Training and Development Module

The Certified Quality Manager (CQM) course is hosted by the Singapore Quality Institute (SQI) and Mr Johnson Ong Chee Bin is the appointed trainer for the Training and Development Module. The module for the 28th Intake was held on 29 November 2014 at SQI. The module covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Training and Development
  • Training and Development Process
  • National Models for Training and Development
  • Factors affecting the Future of Training and Development







Saturday, 22 November 2014

PDCA Approach to Curriculum Design and Development

The PDCA Approach to Curriculum Design and Development was organised by Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City for Hanoi School of Public Health.

The 2-day workshop was designed and facilitated by Mr. Johnson Ong Chee Bin, AUN-QA Expert on 21 & 22 November 2014 at the Hanoi School of Public Health in Hanoi, Vietnam. The workshop was attended by more than 50 academic and non-academic staff members of the university. 

At the end of the workshop, participants learn to: 
  • Apply the PDCA approach to curriculum design and development
  • Identify the stakeholders’ needs for curriculum development
  • Apply constructive alignment of learning outcomes, teaching and learning strategies and student assessment
  • Apply Bloom’s taxonomy in learning outcomes
  • Apply appropriate teaching and learning strategies for effective learning
  • Design student assessment and rubrics











The Happiness DNA Workshop

Living Better collaborated with ASK Training Pte Ltd to run "The Happiness DNA" workshop in Singapore on 27 & 28 October 2014. The workshop was facilitated by Chief Happiness Coach, Mr Johnson Ong Chee Bin of Living Better.

The 2-day workshop is based on the principles of positive psychology, and physical, mental and emotional therapies and techniques.  It is taught in a unique rediscovery and renewal technique where participants go through a continuous process of creating self-awareness, finding one’s life purpose, making changes, acting upon them, reflecting the lessons learned, and taking conscious effort to progress in fulfilling one’s life purpose.

After completing the workshop, participants will be able to understand the science and facts of happiness, cultivate the happiness DNA and apply the concept to rediscover, renew and sustain happiness.

Below are what some participants said about the workshop.

"The most useful part of this course is the sharing session about happiness, the goal in life and the direction towards happiness".

'This programme set me thinking about my future".

"Making life happier".














33rd AUN Quality Assessment at De La Salle University

The 33rd AUN Quality Assessment for programme level at De La Salle University was held from 10 - 12 November 2014 in Manila, Philippines. The assessment of the Accountancy study programme was led by Mr. Johnson Ong Chee Bin (AUN-QA Expert) with Prof. Dr. Hanna H. Bachtiar-Iskandar from Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia.

 





2nd AUN-QA Assessors Training Workshop

The 2nd AUN-QA Assessors Training Workshop was held from 6 to 11 November 2014 in Manila, the Philippines. The workshop was uniquely designed to give a "hyper-real" experience by incorporating both "simulated assessment environment" in the classroom and "live assessment" observation at De La Salle University.

The workshop aims to equip participants with the essential competencies to carry out an AUN-QA programme assessment. It covers the following learning outcomes:
  • Apply the PDCA approach in quality assessment;
  • Prepare a quality assessment
  • Conduct a desktop assessment for a programme;
  • Conduct a site assessment including stakeholders’ interviews, site tour and documentation review; and
  • Write assessment feedback, presentation and report
The workshop was jointly organised by ASEAN University Network (AUN) and De La Salle University. It was attended by 19 participants from Universities in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam.