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UNESCO Chair on Digitalization in TVET

Programme Overview

As the human society is now stepping onto a new historical stage, on which digitalization becomes the major power of productivity, TVET shall undergo proactive transformation to serve the digital economy and the future world of work. The UNESCO Chair on Digitalization in TVET aims to close digital divides, ensure equitable quality education, promote lifelong learning, and promote global socioeconomic sustainable development.


Objectives

Long-term objective of this UNESCO Chair
The Chair will initiate close cooperation between the education and private sectors, develop TVET programmes in digital technologies and T&L resource databases, and facilitate digital transformation of traditional TVET programmes, aiming to promote Digitalization in TVET in developing countries, close the digital divide in developing countries, drive both digital transformation of traditional industries and industrialization of digital technologies, and finally foster global digital economic growth and sustainable development globally.
Specific objective
(1) Governance and T&L Capacity Building for Digitalization in TVET in developing countries;
(2) Framework and Ecosystem Development for Digitalization in TVET;
(3) Programmme and Curriculum Development for Digitalization in TVET;
(4) T & L Innovation for Digitalization in TVET.




UNESCO Chairs

The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme mobilizes expertise of higher education and research institutions to address the interdependent challenges of today’s increasingly complex world. It was established in 1992 with the vision to advance an integrated system of research, training and activities in diverse fields by building university networks and encouraging inter-university cooperation through the transfer of knowledge and expertise across borders.


The UNITWIN Programme is a unique intellectual and strategic resource of some 900 institutions from over 120 countries aimed at strengthening connections between research and development policy and practice at country, regional and global levels. It has contributed to strengthening higher education systems and fostering collaborative research partnerships and networks. Through its integrated approach that combines research, teaching and training, as well as community engagement, the Programme has proven value in advancing UNESCO’s interdisciplinary knowledge generation and the Organization’s role as global observatory and as a laboratory of ideas. It has established new teaching programmes, generated novel ideas through research and dialogue, and contributed to the enrichment of existing higher education partnerships and networks. Mostly, it has inspired generations of students and researchers to align their work with UNESCO in support of the ideals of the Organization.


A UNESCO Chair is a team led by a higher education or research institution that partners with UNESCO on a project to advance knowledge and practice in an area of common priority. The partnership is formalized through an agreement between the Director-General of UNESCO and the head of the institution hosting the UNESCO Chair (Rector, President, Vice-Chancellor). Established within a teaching or research unit/department/faculty of the higher education or research institution, the UNESCO Chair is led by an academic head referred to as the Chairholder. The Chairholder is supported by a team of faculty members, lecturers, researchers and students from the host institution(s) and personnel from other partner organizations (e.g. other institutions, NGOs, public private sector, authoroties) in the host country and in other countries who are associated with the activities of the Chair.



The Chairholder

YANG Xinbin


Professional Experience

Positions

2019.11- President/Board Chairman, Shenzhen Polytechnic

Be in charge of Administration of Shenzhen Polytechnic, be responsible for Institutional Governance and Audit Supervision.

2019.1-2019.11 President, Shenzhen Polytechnic

Be in charge of Administration of Shenzhen Polytechnic and Auditing Supervision.

2011.10-2019.1 Vice President, Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology

Be responsible for Teaching, Research and International Exchanges in SIIT.


Positions held in Professional Organizations

2020

Chairman of the Steering Committee of Cultural Quality Education in Vocational Colleges of the Ministry of Education of the PRC

2020

Chairman of the Steering Committee of Teaching Management of Guangdong Society of Vocational and Technical Education

2020

Expert in the Expert Database of “1+X” Certificate System Pilot of the Department of Education of Guangdong Province


Research Projects

Projects Independently Undertaken

2020.3-

“Key Intelligent Laboratory of Big Data on Vocational Education” (2019GKSYS001), Project sponsored by Department of Education of Guangdong Province

2017.8-2020.8

“Guangdong Center for Research on Glasses Creative Design and Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering”,Project sponsored by Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province

2016.2-2018.6

“Shenzhen Platform for Glasses Creative Design and Public Technical Service”,Project sponsored by Shenzhen Science and Innovation Commission

2013.10-2015.9

“Research on Intelligent Semantic Mining Algorithm for Teaching Resource Database”,Project sponsored byGuangdong Natural Science Foundation

2016.11-2019.11

“Construction Project for High-quality Online Open Curriculum of Guangdong Provincial Higher Vocational Education”, Project sponsored by Department of Education of Guangdong Province

2013.9-2015.8

“Research on the Development Method of Teaching Resource Database”, Project sponsored by Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology

2012.6-2013.10

“Research and Practice of Talent Training Mode Based on Professional Competitiveness”,Project sponsored by “Twelfth Five-year Plan” of Science of Education of Guangdong Province

2013.7-2015.6

“Research on the Whole-process Multi-dimensional High-quality Course Evaluation System Based on Professional Competitiveness”,Project sponsored by Department of Education of Guangdong Province

2013.1-2014.4

“Research and Practice of Talent Training Mode Based on Professional Competitiveness”,Project sponsored by Shenzhen Planned Philosophical Project


Publications


Papers & Articles

2019

Exploration of School-Enterprise Dual Talent Cultivation Model Based on Distinctive Industry


Colleges,Chinese Vocational and Technical Education,Volume 31.

2019

How Does Shenzhen Polytechnic Become the “Tsinghua” in Chinese Vocational Education,


Southern Think Tank Special Newspaper of Guangdong Social Sciences Association,


Volume 121.

2015

Focus on Regional Development Needs to Build Shenzhen Characteristic Higher Vocational College,Chinese Vocational and Technical Education, Volume7.

2014

Research on Typical Task Analysis Method Based on Delphi Method,Chinese Vocational and Technical Education.

2014

Perception Simulation of Virtual Human in Virtual Environment,Application Research of


Computers, Volume31(12).

2014

Research on the Ability Model of High-end Skilled Professionals Based on Professional


Competitiveness,Education and Vocation,Volume29.

2013

Exploration and Practice of Engineering-case-based Teaching Mode in Higher Vocational


Education,Education and Vocation.

2013

Development and Implementation of Comprehensive Training Project,Chinese Vocational and


Technical Education,Volume29.

2005

Research on Fault Diagnosis Based on Outlier Mining,Journal of Educational Development,


Volume8.

2005

Overview of Data Mining,Scienceand Technology Information. Volume.23.

2004

Research on Fault Identification Based on Ant Colony Algorithm,Journal of East China


University of Science and Technology (Natural Science Edition),Volume30(2).

2003

A New Clustering Method Based on Evolvement,Computer Engineering and Applications,


Volume39 (15).

2003

A Fast and Parallel Algorithm for Mining Association Rules Based on PC Cluster,Journal of


East China University of Science and Technology (Natural Science Edition),Volume29 (3).

2003

Processing Method of Incomplete Data with Discrete Attribute,Journal of East China


University of Science and Technology (Natural Science Edition),Volume29(6).

2003

Research on Fault Diagnosis Based on Outlier Mining, Computer Engineering and


Applications,Volume39(9).

2002

Research on Chemical Process Fault Diagnosis Technology Based on Knowledge Sharing and


Reuse & Incomplete Data Processing Method Based on Bayesian Network,Journal of East


China University of Science and Technology (Natural Science Edition),Volume28(SP).


Monographs &Textbooks


2018

Innovative Research and Practice of the Talents Training System of Digital Media Professional Group Based on Big Data Analysis, [M], 2018, Posts and Telecom Press Co., Ltd.


2017

Web Creative and Artistic Design, [M], 2017, Higher Education Press


2015

Static Website Construction (4th edition), [M], 2015, Dalian University of Technology Press


2010

Modern Procurement Management and Practice, [M], 2010, China University of Petroleum Press


2008

Theory and Practice of the Construction of Methodology System of Higher Vocational Education, [M], 2008, China University of Petroleum Press


2008

Basic Principle and Practice of Manufacturing Execution System (MES), [M], 2008, China University of Petroleum Press



Policy Documents

2019

Plan for the Development of Higher Vocational College and Education Programs with Chinese Characteristics at Shenzhen Polytechnic

2019

Artificial Intelligence Action Plan of Shenzhen Polytechnic

2019

Opinions on the Implementation of Teaching Reformat Shenzhen Polytechnic

2019

Plan for the Construction of Guangdong Provincial First-class Higher Vocational College at Shenzhen Polytechnic

2018

Measures for Ideological Examination and Management of Information-based Teaching Resources

2018

Further Construction Plan of Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology

2017

Implementation Plan for Internal Quality Assurance System of Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology

2016

Measures for the Implementation of Scientific Research and Innovation at Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology

2015

Measures for the Implementation of Professional Title Appraisal at Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology

2014

Implementation Plan for Personnel System Reform at ShenzhenInstitute of Information Technology


Patents and Copyrights

2013

NationalInventionPatent: A Separate Display System and Its Display Method,


Patent No.: ZL 2013 1 0086284.6


Awards and Honors

2019

Honor ofPrincipal Contributor to Talent Production for China-German Intelligent Manufacturing and Industrial Cooperation awarded by German Federal Ministry of Economy and Industry and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China

2018

Second Prize inNational Teaching Achievement awardedby Ministry of Education

2017

First Prize of Teaching Achievement in Guangdong Province awardedby Department of Education of Guangdong Province

2014-2017

National Teaching Resources Database for the Digital Media Program Clusterrecognized by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China

2016

Excellent Open Course in Guangdong Province (“Web Creative and Artistic Design”) awarded by Department of Education of Guangdong Province

2015

TVET Program in Computer Multimedia Technology awarded asCharacteristic Program in Guangdong Province (YANG Xinbin as program leader)

2012-2014

National Teaching Resources Database for the Network Technology Programrecognized by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China

2012

Honor of The Municipal-Level Leading Talent of Shenzhen awarded by Shenzhen Municipal Government

2011

Third Prize of Shandong Province Computer Application Excellence Achievement (“Research and Development of the Fault Diagnosis Expert System for Top Drive Drilling Equipment”)

2011

Honor of National Prominent Teacher by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China

2011

Honor of Shandong Province Top Ten Morality Protector awarded by Department of Education of Shandong Province

2010

First Prize of Science and Technology Advancement of Dongying (“Personality Characteristic Evaluation System for Party and Government Officials of Dongying”)

2009

Second Prize of Higher Education Achievement in Shandong Province awarded by Department of Education of Shandong Province (“Design-oriented Research and Practice of Curriculum Development in the Field of Systematic Learning of Work Process”)

2009

Excellent Digital Media Application Technology Teaching Team in Guangdong Province awarded by Department of Education of Guangdong Province (YANG Xinbin as team leader)

2009

National Teaching Team recognizedby Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (“Course Team for Installation and Debugging of Network Equipment”, YANG Xinbin as team leader)

2009

National High-quality Courseawarded by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (the course “Web Design and Production”)

2008

National High-quality Courseawarded by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (the course “Installation and Debugging of Network Equipment”)



UNESCO Chair on Digitalization in TVET

Programme Overview

Based on the principles of Extensive Consultation,Joint Contribution and Shared Benefits, the UNESCO Chair on Digitalization in TVET will initiate south-south cooperation, multi-partner cooperation and conduct six sub-programmes. Specifically, it will develop the theories of Digitalization in TVET, develop education programmes and T&L learning resources in the discipline of digital technologies, promote digital transformation of traditional TVET programmes, develop generic digital skills qualification and thereupon update curriculum syllabuses, create the smart campus and virtual training ecosystem, develop new TVET T&L technologies and pedagogies enabled by digitalization. It will foster teachers’ capacity on digitalization by training and build capacity for digitalized governance and teaching in TVET. With all efforts above, the Chair aims to close digital divides, ensure equitable quality education, promote lifelong learning, and promote global socioeconomic sustainable development.


Defining “Digitalization in TVET”

As the human society is now stepping into a new historical stage, on which digitalization becomes the major power of productivity, TVET shall undergo proactive transformation to serve the digital economy and the future world of work. This UNESCO Chair defines “Digitalization in TVET” at eight dimensions:

(1) Research on theories and practices of Digitalization in TVET to incubate and advocate the concept of “Digitalization in TVET”;

(2) Development of the Digitalized TVET Governance Framework to facilitate digital transformation of governance in TVET institutions;

(3) Development of the TVET Teacher Digital Competency Framework to improve capacity building and performance appraisal for teachers;

(4) Creation of teaching & learning (T&L) resource databases for programmes in digital technologies to prepare students for the digitalized world of work;

(5) Digital transformation of traditional TVET programmes to match sustainable development needs and future skills needs;

(6) Development ofprofessional and generic digital skills qualifications to facilitate digital upskilling among the workforce;

(7) Digital transformation of T&L techniques and methods to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of TVET;

(8) Support to digitalization in developing countries to help close the digital divide for south-south cooperation, multi-partner cooperation and wider sustainable development benefit.


Sub-programmes

As shown below, the Chair will conductsix sub-programmes (a-f), which are in alignment with the corresponding UN, UNESCO and UNEVOC strategies.

No.

Sub-programmes

Details

a

Research on Theories and Practices of Digitalization in TVET

To analyse the roadmaps for both industrialization of digital technologies and digital transformation of traditional industries and forecast digital skills needs of the future world of work, to develop the concepts, approaches and methodologies of Digitalization in TVET, to produce the TVET-Digitalization coupling theory and practices, to eventually lead the future TVET innovation.

b

Development of TVET Programmes in Digital Technologies

To develop emerging TVET programmes in digital technologies in response to the skills needs arising from industrialization of digital technologies, to conduct studies in the field of digital technologies covering artificial intelligence, intelligent manufacturing, electronic information technology, communication technology, smart car technology, financial technology, and digital cultural creation technology and identify skills needs in the emerging digital sector, to develop syllabuses for education programmes in digital technologies and corresponding T&L resource databases, to eventually offer education and training programmes with coupling model of curricula and qualification.

c

Digital Transformation of Traditional TVET Programmes

To promote digital transformation of traditional TVET programmes in response to the skills needs arising from digital transformation of traditional industries, to embed advanced technologies into education programmes and curricula, to iteratively update curriculum syllabuses, T&L processes and contents, to eventually prepare students with digital and technical skills for industrial digitalization and the broader digital economy.

d

Development of Generic Digital Skills Qualification and T&L Solutions

To develop generic digital skills qualification, to update curriculum syllabuses with inclusion of skills assessment indicators in the qualification, to organize regional/international generic digital skills competitions, to eventually foster T&L and enhance TVET students’ generic digital skills.

e

Transformation of TVET T&L Technologies and Pedagogies Enabled by Digitalization

To construct a smart campus with smart classrooms and a virtual training ecosystem by leveraging digital technologies such as AI, 5G, VR and AR, to promote AI-empowered innovation in T&L technologies and pedagogies, to build teacher competency for digitalized T&L, to eventually enhance efficiency & effectiveness of TVET. To share online education resources with developing countries through digital platforms, to eventually close digital divides, ensure inclusive and equitable quality TVET, contribute to lifelong learning and sustainable development.

f

Capacity Building for Digitalization in TVET

To offer an annual TVET Digitalization Leadership Programme for International TVET policy makers, institution leaders and programme directors, with training fees and international transportation feesfinanced. To annually offer 1-2 teacher training workshops on Digitalization in TVET, with training fees financed. The leadership programme and teacher training would cover the theoretical framework of Digitalization in TVET, digital transformation of TVET governance, solutions to Digitalization in TVET, development of digital skills qualification, distance learning assessment, etc.



UNESCO-UNEVOC Skills for Innovation Hubs (i-hubs) Project