The 8th Sino-New Zealand Higher Vocational Education Conference

Online Learning and Teaching:

Challenge • Discovery • Innovation

第八届中国-新西兰高等职业教育研讨会 — 线上学习与教学:挑战 • 发现 • 创新 

November 30 – December 2 2020

This virtual symposium showcases best practice in the delivery of vocational teaching. It demonstrates a shared commitment to ensuring technical and vocational education and training practices, programme design and delivery, teaching and learning, and evaluation in New Zealand and China are informed by applied research.

We are now calling for papers from New Zealand experts and practitioners for the virtual symposium to be hosted by Tianjin Light Industry Vocational Technical College. The symposium is scheduled over three half-days, Monday, November 30 to Wednesday, December 2.

We are particularly interested in hearing from submitters with papers exploring:

  • Innovations in combining online and offline teaching and learning;
  • Innovation and collaboration in international teaching online; and
  • Practical case studies of online teaching and learning, incorporating perspectives from learners and teachers.

This call for papers closes on Monday 2 November, and successful abstracts will be confirmed by 9 November.  There may also be an opportunity for some submitters to contribute as exhibitors as well as speakers during scheduled networking opportunities over the course of the virtual event.

Sponsors: Tianjin Education Commission and Education New Zealand

Supporters: Central Institute for Vocational and Technical Education

Organisers: Tianjin Light Industry Vocational Training College; Waikato Institute of Technology; Qingdao Technical College

Co-Organiser: Skills International

Abstract Submission Form

  • Presenter Details

  • Additional presenter(s)/author(s)
  • Abstract

  • Additional Notes

  • All submitters will be advised of the outcome of the Abstract Evaluation Committee’s deliberations by November 9 2020.

Background to the China-New Zealand Model Programme

The New Zealand and Chinese Ministries of Education signed a strategic educational partnership in 2013 to strengthen the links between the two countries. The agreement launched the Sino-New Zealand Vocational Education and Training Model Programme. An ‘Arrangement to Operationalise’ the programme was signed on 20 November 2014 at the 8th Joint Working Group meeting in Wellington and a commitment was made to deliver an annual symposium, showcasing best practice in the delivery of vocational teaching.

Both countries agreed to host an annual symposium, showcasing best practice in the delivery of vocational teaching. This symposium demonstrates that a shared commitment to ensuring technical and vocational education and training practices, programme design and delivery, teaching and learning, and evaluation in both countries are informed by applied research.

Vocational education and training focus on the acquisition, application and transfer of knowledge and skills. The depth, breadth and scope of the annual presentations demonstrate how evaluation, reflection and research has been used to inform best practices. They illustrate how the vocational sector of our education system provides a fertile area for further in-depth evaluation and how that acquired knowledge can be shared to improve our common practice and inform the development of model programmes in both countries.