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Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel, Thailand

20-21 July 2022

Micro-Credentials
in Thai Higher Education

Opportunities, Challenges, and Outlooks from ASEAN and Europe

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The SHARE National Seminars explore current Higher Education (HE) developments and their relation to Qualifications Frameworks (QF) / Quality Assurance (QA) by engaging national education stakeholders of ASEAN Member States and in Europe through dialogue.  

Particularly during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the higher education sector has demonstrated a need to address quality in HE from a new perspective. The prevalence of online learning has contributed to renewed attention on the future of teaching and learning. Against this background, micro-credentials have gained increasing salience in HE globally. Micro-credentials—which enable a flexible, bite-sized, and targeted approach to learning—offer the opportunity to acquire specific skills and competences for both personal and professional development, encouraging an outcomes-based approach to teaching and learning as well as commitment to lifelong learning. With micro-credentials gaining further ground, its consequences to ‘traditional’ HE and opportunities to bridge HE with the industry’s needs are worth further exploration.  

The “Micro-Credentials in Thai Higher Education: Opportunities, Challenges, and Outlooks from ASEAN and Europe” Seminar is being convened for this purpose. It will explore the opportunities and challenges micro-credentials pose to Thai Higher Education and offer perspectives from ASEAN and Europe.  
KMUTT is well known as the top science and engineering universities in Thailand through following the belief in hands-on approach, research excellence, and responsibility to society. Realising the need to create more effective approaches to standout in today’s competitive environment, slow but steady movement in the KMUTT education landscape has started to show signs of the readiness of people who notice and understand the implications of the changing world. With engineering attitudes at the core of the university culture, KMUTT has proven that it can persevere through adversity by thinking outside-the-box, working around the traditional processes and not giving up on things that remain the core principles. With ideas from many well established programs and projects — such as the establishment of research schools,   practice   schools,   work   integrated   learning,   Darunsikkhalai   School, Engineering-Science Classroom (ESC), Science Based Technology School (SBTS), Junior Science Talent Project (JSTP) and a residential college — which are now widely adopted by the educational community, the university is convinced that it is ready to embrace the next big changes and to position itself to meet the greater challenge of the new era.

Committed to our new and challenging journey of KMUTT education reform through micro-credentials, we strive to build an eco-system for micro-credentials that would allow earners, issuers, and recognisers to work together to provide better employability for a rapidly-evolving work landscape.
The Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region (SHARE) Programme is the European Union’s flagship higher education programme with ASEAN. The SHARE Programme has been in operation since 2015 and an agreement for a programme extension until the end of 2022 has been reached between the ASEAN Secretariat and the European Commission. The SHARE Extension will see the programme continue its support of the ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN stakeholders   to   enable   greater   harmonisation and   internationalisation   of   ASEAN   higher education. A central aim of the SHARE Programme Extension is to catalyse the transfer of ownership of programme outcomes to ASEAN entities and nominated organisations to be embedded within sustainable ASEAN-led structures and processes.

The SHARE Consortium is comprised of the British Council, the DAAD, ENQA, and Nuffic. There are three main components (so-called Result Areas) during the implementation of SHARE: (1) Policy Dialogue, (2) Qualifications Frameworks (QF) and Quality Assurance (QA), (3) Credit-Transfer and Mobility.

Coordinated by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and ENQA, Result Area 2 (QF/QA) aims at strengthening and further disseminating the ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF) and the ASEAN Quality Assurance   Framework (AQAF), including supporting the work of related EQAAs with a focus on higher education. Within the frame of bi-regional dialogue and mutual exchange, the European partners share their experiences and good practices from the European Higher Education Area and build on the work already underway across the ASEAN region, especially on the achievements by the AQRF Committee and the ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN).For more information on the SHARE Programme, please visit www.share-asean.eu

What to Expect

The “Micro-Credentials in Thai Higher Education: Opportunities, Challenges, and Outlooks from ASEAN and Europe” seminar aims to:
  • Enhance the resilience of the higher education system in delivering skills-based outcomes
  • Explore post-pandemic opportunities in international higher education cooperation between Europe and Southeast Asia

  • Discuss opportunities associated with digital learning

  • Facilitate sharing of perspectives and good practices between Thai stakeholders and ASEAN and European peers on general higher education related matters of interest

Micro-Credential Perspective

A EUROPEAN APPROACH TO MICRO-CREDENTIALS
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SHARE Study on Digital Credential Recognition (2022)
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UNESCO: “Towards a common definition of micro-credentials”
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KMUTT's Micro-Credentials on 4LifelongLearning
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Schedule

Times are in UTC+7
(Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Vientiane)
F2F = Physical attendance / V = Virtual attendance
8:30
-
9:00

Participants enter the (online) meeting room

Technical checks conducted and protocols announced

8:30
-
9:00

Master of Ceremonies

Dr. Plaiphan Seupsook (F2F)

Plan and Policy Analyst, Professional Level , MHESI

9:00
-
9:45

Opening/Welcome Remarks

Prof. Dr. Sampan Rittidech (F2F)

Secretary-General of Higher Education Commission 

Francesca Gilli (F2F)

Attaché – Cooperation, EU Delegation to Thailand

9:00
-
9:45

An Introduction to the Seminar Programme and the Topic

Michael Hörig (F2F)

SHARE Programme Director for German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Darren McDermott (F2F)

SHARE Team Leader, British Council 

9:45
-
10:30

Session 1: Micro-credentials
- the future of higher education for lifelong learning

Sawit Soothipunt (F2F)

Client Solutions Executive IBM Thailand Ltd.

Isara Vongkusolkit (F2F)

Chairman of National Economic Reform Committee, Member of the Higher Education Commission, Honorary Chairman of The Thai Chamber of Commerce, Honorary Chairman of Mitr Phol Group

9:45
-
10:30

Followed by Questions & Answers Chair:

Assoc. Prof. Bundit Thipakorn (F2F)

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, King Mongkut's University of
Technology Thonburi

10:30
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11:00

Coffee Break

11:00
-
12:30

Session 2: Panel discussion on Thailand Micro-credentials outlook

Micro-credentials - KMUTT perspectives

Dr. Klangjai Sithitavorn (F2F)

Assistant to the president for educational development, Head of
Education Technology Development and Integration Support (ETS), KMUTT

Naowarat Bumrungchit (V)

Former Senior Vice President, Former Director of Academic for the C.P. Leadership Institute

Gittitouch Apisaksirikul (F2F)

Chief Executive Officer at Globish Academia (Thailand)

11:00
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12:30

Followed by Questions & Answers
Chair:

Assoc. Prof. Bundit Thipakorn (F2F)

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, King Mongkut's University of
Technology Thonburi

12:30
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14:00

Lunch Break

14:00
-
15:30

Session 3: Micro-Credentials – the European Perspective (I)

A European Approach to Micro-Credentials

Kinga Szuly (V)

HDG EAC, European Commission

Results of the Microbol Project

Magalie Soenen (F2F)

Policy Advisor Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Training, Flanders,
Belgium

Thérèse Zhang Pulkowski (V)

Deputy-Director Higher Education Policy Unit, European University
Association (EUA)

14:00
-
15:30

Followed by Questions & Answers
Moderator

Michael Hörig (F2F)

SHARE Programme Director for DAAD

15:30
-
16:00

Coffee Break

16:00
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17:30

Session 4: Micro-Credentials – the European Perspective (II)

DAAD: Survey on Micro-Credentials

Tim Maschuw (V)

Team Leader - “ASEM & Int. Relations of the EHEA”, Erasmus+ National
Agency Higher Education, DAAD

Micro-Credentials in the European Higher Education Landscape Practical Experience with Micro-Credentials  

Dr. Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl (V)

Director of Micro-Credential Strategy & Innovation, Dublin City University The European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU)

Sorcha Mulcahy (F2F)

Senior Project Manager, MicroCreds, University College Dublin

16:00
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17:30

Followed by Questions & Answers
Chair:

Sebastian Gries (F2F)

SHARE Programme Manager

8:30
-
9:00

Participants enter the online meeting room

Technical checks conducted and protocols announced

8:30
-
9:00

Master of Ceremonies

Dr. Plaiphan Seupsook (F2F)

Plan and Policy Analyst, Professional Level , MHESI

9:00
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9:15

Synthesis of Discussions from Day 1

Dr. Hazman Shah Abdullah (F2F)

Member of the SHARE ASEAN-European Expert Advisory Group

9:15
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9:45

Session 5: Recognising the dynamic landscape of competency and experience transfer

Clinical Professor Emeritus Udom Kachintorn, M.D. (F2F)

Chairman of the National Reform Committee on Public Health

9:45
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10:30

Session 6: Micro-Credentials in ASEAN

Dr. Roger Yap Chao Jr. (F2F)

Head of Education, Youth and Sports Division, ASEAN Secretariat

Dr. Carmen L. Padrón-Nápoles (F2F)

SHARE Expert on Digital Credentials

Prof. Dr. Paulina Pannen (F2F)

Chair, Indonesia Cyber Education Institute (ICE)

9:45
-
10:30

Chair:

Dr. Eddy Chong Siong Choy (F2F)

Chief Technical Officer, Financial Accreditation Agency Malaysia
Member of the SHARE ASEAN-European Expert Advisory Group

10:30
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11:00

Coffee Break

11:00
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11:40

Session 7: ASEAN Case Studies
(Plenary Session) 

Datuk Shahul Dawood (F2F)

Chief Executive Officer, Human Resource Development Corporation (HRD Corp.),
Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia

Dr. Melinda Dela Peña Bandalaria (F2F)

Chancellor and Professor, University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU)

Suresh Punjabi (F2F)

Associate Dean (Executive & Professional Development), National University
of Singapore School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (NUS SCALE)

Dr. Diah Wihardini (F2F)

Director of BINUS Global, Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia
Member of the SHARE ASEAN-European Expert Advisory Group


11:40
-
12:45

Session 7: ASEAN Case Studies
(Parallel and Q&A Sessions) 

11:40
-
12:45

- Eternity Ballroom, 1st Floor

Malaysia and the Philippines

Datuk Shahul Dawood 
Dr. Melina Dela Peña Bandalaria 
11:40
-
12:45

Facilitator: 

Dr. Hazman Shah Abdullah (F2F)

QA Expert & Member of the SHARE ASEAN-European Expert Advisory Group 

11:40
-
12:45

- Beta Room, 2nd Floor 

Singapore and Indonesia 

Suresh Punjabi 
Dr. Diah Wihardini 
11:40
-
12:45

Facilitator: 

Sebastian Gries (F2F) 

SHARE Programme Manager 

12:45
-
14:00

Lunch Break

14:00
-
15:00

Session 8: Quo Vadis – Micro-credentials in Southeast Asia

Dr. Kampon Ruethaivanich (F2F)

Senior Executive Vice President-Human Resources Group, Mitr Phol Group

Assoc. Prof. Bundit Thipakorn (F2F)

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti (V)

Executive Director AUN Secretariat

Dr. Kanjana Hongrat (V)

Director of Human Resource Development Policy Centre, Office of the Education Council, Ministry of Education 

14:00
-
15:00

Chair:

Philip Masterson (F2F)

Senior Programme Officer, SEAMEO RIHED

15:00
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Closing Remarks

Michael Hörig (F2F)

SHARE Programme Director for German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Assoc. Prof. Bundit Thipakorn (F2F)

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi

Speakers

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Prof. Dr. Sampan Rittidech
Francesca Gilli
Michael Hörig
Darren McDermott
Sawit Soothipunt
Isara Vongkusolkit
Assoc. Prof. Bundit Thipakorn
Dr. Klangjai S. Tawornpichayachai
Naowarat Bumrungchit
Gittitouch Apisaksirikul
Kinga Szuly
Magalie Soenen
Dr. Thérèse Zhang Pulkowski
Tim Maschuw
Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl
Sorcha Mulcahy
Sebastian Gries
Dr. Hazman Shah Abdullah
Clinical Professor Emeritus Udom Kachintorn, M.D.
Dr. Roger Yap Chao Jr.
Dr. Carmen L Padrón-Nápoles
Prof. Dr. Paulina Pannen
Dr. Eddy Chong Siong Choy
Datuk Shahul Dawood
Dr. Melinda Dela Peña Bandalaria
Suresh Punjabi
Philip Masterson
Dr. Diah Wihardini
Dr. Kampon Ruethaivanich
Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti
Dr. Kanjana Hongrat
Prof. Dr. Sampan Rittidech
Francesca Gilli
Michael Hörig
Darren McDermott
Sawit Soothipunt
Isara Vongkusolkit
Assoc. Prof. Bundit Thipakorn
Dr. Klangjai S. Tawornpichayachai
Naowarat Bumrungchit
Gittitouch Apisaksirikul
Kinga Szuly
Magalie Soenen
Dr. Thérèse Zhang Pulkowski
Tim Maschuw
Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl
Sorcha Mulcahy
Sebastian Gries
Dr. Hazman Shah Abdullah
Clinical Professor Emeritus Udom Kachintorn, M.D.
Dr. Roger Yap Chao Jr.
Dr. Carmen L Padrón-Nápoles
Prof. Dr. Paulina Pannen
Dr. Eddy Chong Siong Choy
Datuk Shahul Dawood
Dr. Melinda Dela Peña Bandalaria
Suresh Punjabi
Philip Masterson
Dr. Diah Wihardini
Dr. Kampon Ruethaivanich
Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti
Dr. Kanjana Hongrat

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Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel, Thailand
8/2 Rangnam Road, Thanon-Phayathai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand.

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