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.










Friday, 7 November 2014

32nd AUN Quality Assessment at Universitas Gadjah Mada

The 32nd  AUN Quality Assessment for programme level at Universitas Gadjah Mada was held from 21 - 23 October 2014 at Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The assessment of the Psychology study programme was led by Mr. Johnson Ong Chee Bin with Dr. Brian Gozun from De La Salle University, The Philippines. 



Opening Ceremony

Central Library

Gym

Stakeholders Interview

Stakeholders Interview

Stakeholders Interview

Stakeholders Interview

Stakeholders Interview

Monday, 6 October 2014

AUN-ADB QA Documentation Project@Lao PDR

The AUN-ADB QA documentation project on “Quality Management of Educational Programmes in CLM Universities” is part of Phase 3 of the AUN-ADB Project on Strengthening Capacity of University Quality Assurance System towards Uplifting Higher Education Quality in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar (CLM) Countries.

The project complements the Phase 3 of QA training workshops designed for participating universities in CLM countries from 2014 to 2016.

The objectives of the documentation project are to:
  • enhance and strengthen the basic QA management system at the programme level based on the ASEAN-QA project site assessment results,
  • establish a documentation system for existing QA management system at programme level based on AUN-QA model,
  • provide a common reference for QA management system planning, implementation, monitoring and improvement,
  • provide a common source for QA management system training, communication, standardisation and review
The first meeting of the QA documentation project in Lao PDR was held from 25 - 27 September 2014. The meeting was hosted by the National University of Laos. The meeting was attended by the core teams from the National University of Laos and University of Health Sciences. The meeting was led and facilitated by Mr. Johnson Ong Chee Bin, AUN-QA expert from Singapore.



Sunday, 21 September 2014

AUN-ADB QA Documentation Project@Myanmar

The AUN-ADB QA documentation project on “Quality Management of Educational Programmes in CLM Universities” is part of Phase 3 of the AUN-ADB Project on Strengthening Capacity of University Quality Assurance System towards Uplifting Higher Education Quality in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar (CLM) Countries.


The project complements the Phase 3 of QA training workshops designed for participating universities in CLM countries from 2014 to 2016.

The objectives of the documentation project are to:
  • enhance and strengthen the basic QA management system at the programme level based on the ASEAN-QA project site assessment results,
  • establish a documentation system for existing QA management system at programme level based on AUN-QA model,
  • provide a common reference for QA management system planning, implementation, monitoring and improvement,
  • provide a common source for QA management system training, communication, standardisation and review
The first meeting of the QA documentation project in Myanmar was held from 18 - 20 September 2014. The meeting was hosted by the Myanmar Maritime University. The meeting was attended by the core teams from Myanmar Maritime University and University of Yangon. The meeting was led and facilitated by Mr. Johnson Ong Chee Bin, AUN-QA expert from Singapore.

Kick-off Meeting by Dr. Myat Lwin, Rector of MMU

Participants from MMU and UY at the Kick-off Meeting

1st Meeting with the Core Teams of MMU and UY

Sharing of QA Practices by MMU and UY

Sharing of QA Practices by MMU and UY