A comparison of Staff Professional Development Programmes at the first Sino-foreign University in Mainland China and the Largest Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) Institution in Hong Kong

James Walker, Dave Towey, Ricky Yuk-kwan Ng

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Abstract

It is critical that the management of tertiary level educators is not
compromised by the use of uncalibrated practices. Continuing professional
development (CPD) requires staff motivation to be effective. This study
investigates the influence of two professional development programmes; one
operates at a Sino-foreign university in mainland China and the other at a
vocational and professional education and training (VPET) institution in Hong
Kong Special Administration Region, China. The professional development
programme at the university in mainland China has both voluntary and
mandatory components and is accredited by the UK Higher Educational
Academy. The professional development programme in the VPET institution in
Hong Kong involves in-house mandatory training that is not externally
accredited. This study is unique in that it investigates the effectiveness of a
British professional development intervention in an Asian environment by
comparing it to a staff capability-building programme developed by a VPET
institution in Hong Kong. Through feedback from semi-structured interviews
and questionnaires, staff opinions on both the professional development
interventions yielded insights that can be useful for future proactive
professional development strategies in institutions expanding their global
outreach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE 2018)
EditorsKam Cheong Li, Eva Tsang
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe Open University of Hong Kong
Pages474-486
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9789888439591
ISBN (Print)9789888439591
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2018 International Conference on Open and Innovative Education - The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 4 Jul 20186 Jul 2018
http://icoie2018.ouhk.edu.hk/

Conference

Conference2018 International Conference on Open and Innovative Education
Abbreviated titleICOIE 2018
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period4/07/186/07/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • Professional Development
  • Mandatory Training Programmes
  • Innovative Approaches to Higher Education Management
  • Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET)

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