SEA-TVET Workshop on Integrating Digital Learning and Entrepreneurship in Hospitality and Tourism

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 |

The SEAMEO Secretariat in collaboration with the SEAMEO Regional Open Learning Education Centre (SEAMEO SEAMOLEC) and the Technical and Vocational High School Malang (SMKN 2 Malang) organised a SEA-TVET Workshop on Integrating Entrepreneurship and Digital Learning in Hospitality and Tourism on 14 – 15 December 2016 at SMKN 2 Malang, Malang, Indonesia.

This workshop was conducted in response to the regional policy directions by the 2nd SEA-TVET High Officials Meeting, in Bali - May 2016, to promote quality and standard of TVET through developing and sharing innovative teaching and learning practices for improving students’ global competitiveness.

The workshop aimed to: 1) discuss on curriculum and skills development for TVET students in the areas of Hospitality and Tourism; 2) embrace entrepreneurship, creative skills, and digital learning in teaching and learning practices; 3) establish collaboration among the TVET institutions for improving teaching and learning practices of Hospitality and Tourism; and 4) develop an Education Hotel (EDOTEL) Network among TVET institutions who own Edotel/Hotel/Hostel at the institution.

Teachers and Students Activities

Several activities had been conducted during the workshop held including observed the digital class implementation in SMKN 2 Malang; signing the cooperation among schools; learning to integrate the entrepreneurship in student activities at SMA Selamat Pagi Indonesia; products presentation produced by students of SMA Selamat Pagi Indonesia; and group discussion to develop the action plan among the schools.

Sharing Sessions

In sharing session there were Mr Bagus Gunawan, Principal of SMKN 2 Malang that shared the Digital Class implementation at his school, moreover there was a presentation from Ms Mercya Soesanto, Component Manager Education & Training, Swiss Contact WISATA, Bali related to the Strategies to Develop the Hospitality and Tourism Network. During the visitation programme, there was also a student presentation on how to manage the hotel at SMA Selamat Pagi Indonesia.

With the participation of approximately 40 School Principals/Directors and Heads of the Programme/Academic Affairs on Hospitality and Tourism, the EDOTEL (Education Hotel) Network was agreed to establish among the participating schools/colleges. Besides, the action plan to integrate the digital learning and entrepreneurship in teaching and learning of hospitality and tourism was discussed and planned during the workshop.

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