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Embracing The Landscape Shift in Tertiary Education: Strategies for Holistic, Resilient and Sustainable Growth 30 August, 2022 Malaysia

I was invited to particpatae in a panel on the theme Embracing The Landscape Shift in Tertiary Education: Strategies for Holistic, Resilient and Sustainable Growth 30 August, 2022 Malaysia. The Conference were hosted by NAPEI-APY UNESCO CHAIR webinar. 

Moderator : Prof. Dr. Abtar Darshan Singh, UNESCO Chair, Harnessing Innovation in Technology To Support Teachers & Quality Learning,

Asia Pacific University of Technology &Innovation (APU)

Opening Address : Assoc. Prof. Elajsolan Mohan, President, National Association of Private Educational Institutions (NAPEI), Malaysia

Host: Dr. HC) Aslam Khan, Vice Chairman and Academic Director Erican Education Group NAPEI Exco


Prof. Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson, Vice President Swedish Association for Open,Flexible and Distance Education, International Council for Open and Distance Education

Prof. Datoʼ Dr. Mohammad Shatar Sabran, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Qualifications Agency(MQA)

Prof. Dr. Ho Chin Kuan, Vice Chancellor Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

The discussion were around the folowing themes

  1. Your Personal Experiences

With regards today’s topic on landscape shift in tertiary education, could you share some of your personal experiences that were rather profound.

  1. Learning Loss

Pandemic learning loss can be a post-pandemic opportunity for education reforms. Could you share your thoughts on this? For example, what are your views, on what should be done to overcome the loss and what reforms could be instituted?

  1. Flexibility. Adaptability. Agility

Technology is a great enabler for a more flexible, adaptable and agile learning process. What are some of your concerns in terms of using technology to enable the achievement of sustainability and resilience? How can we address these concerns?

  1. Support for lifelong learning 

Lifelong learning is a huge agenda of a support system that enables education to continue despite disruptions. What are current LLL support systems and how can this be expanded and maintained to reduce any form of learning loss in case of a crises?

  1. Skills Gap

Industry demand versus supply from HEIs. What can be done from a policy/national strategy perspective? Related to this is the role of TVET. Why is there still a significant gap in terms of HEIs producing the TVET skills that is much needed in Malaysia? Is our focus inaccurate or is this due to a lack or coordinated effort between different stakeholders?

  1. Public-Private Partnership

What is the role that Public-Private Partnership can play in making sure we have a sustainable HEI framework in Malaysia? How can this role be achieved?

  1. Last Words of Advice

We may not know exactly what lies ahead, but that doesn’t mean we can’t plan. 

In a nutshell, what is your advice on strategies for a holistic, resilient and sustainable education?

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