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SHARING   EXPERIENCES: Global Education    Dialogues      (GED)  The Asia SeriesProf.Dr.Aung Tun Thet
Background
“When   the winds of change blows,Some build walls,While others build windmills.”
August 9-10, 2012 Ho  Chi Minh City, Viet Nam “Employability skills in South  East Asia and the needs of  the new econom...
 Current global business environment more  demands on the higher education  systems More productive workforce Graduates...
Higher EducationAdaptMeet  needs of industryBetter prepared graduates
PROCESSCombination   of:Key Note AddressesPresenting case-studiesRound-Table DiscussionsParallel Working Group Sessions
PARTICIPANTSAcademics-economists      and educational specialistsBusiness peopleGovernment officialsWorld Bank economi...
PARTICIPANTS Australia Hong   Kong Indonesia Japan Malaysia Myanmar Philippines UK Viet Nam
Dialogue Uniqueopportunity Exchange
CONTENT
Issues How is employability defined in the  contemporary global context? Why should higher education  address employabil...
IssuesIndustry linksTechnical literate peopleBusiness and enterprise skillsEducated unemployment – national wastage
Issues Educational  Attainment = Skills Cognitive skills + non-cognitive skills  + Technical Skills = Skills Set People...
Issues Manpower    planning versus listening to  signals from labour market Practical application – Theoretical  underst...
The Two WorldsEDUCATION                  WORK
Isolated                MarketUniversity             Oriented  "Ivory               University Tower”             Balance
New Economic Thinking NeedsNew Educational Thinking              Communication                 Work Skills             App...
EMPLOYMENT  Job BarrierEDUCATION
New Economy                                Innovation                                  Driveneconomy                   Eff...
EducatingHeadHandHeart
Triple Helix
Higher Education Trends Massification Vocationalization
Implicationsfor Myanmar
 Rethinking   Education – adapting to new  Myanmar Determining Employability Skills AFTA/AEC Industry-Education partne...
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  1. 1. SHARING EXPERIENCES: Global Education Dialogues (GED) The Asia SeriesProf.Dr.Aung Tun Thet
  2. 2. Background
  3. 3. “When the winds of change blows,Some build walls,While others build windmills.”
  4. 4. August 9-10, 2012 Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam “Employability skills in South East Asia and the needs of the new economy: The challenges for higher education”
  5. 5.  Current global business environment more demands on the higher education systems More productive workforce Graduates need employability skills
  6. 6. Higher EducationAdaptMeet needs of industryBetter prepared graduates
  7. 7. PROCESSCombination of:Key Note AddressesPresenting case-studiesRound-Table DiscussionsParallel Working Group Sessions
  8. 8. PARTICIPANTSAcademics-economists and educational specialistsBusiness peopleGovernment officialsWorld Bank economistsBritish Council staff
  9. 9. PARTICIPANTS Australia Hong Kong Indonesia Japan Malaysia Myanmar Philippines UK Viet Nam
  10. 10. Dialogue Uniqueopportunity Exchange
  11. 11. CONTENT
  12. 12. Issues How is employability defined in the contemporary global context? Why should higher education address employability?
  13. 13. IssuesIndustry linksTechnical literate peopleBusiness and enterprise skillsEducated unemployment – national wastage
  14. 14. Issues Educational Attainment = Skills Cognitive skills + non-cognitive skills + Technical Skills = Skills Set People – Soft skills
  15. 15. Issues Manpower planning versus listening to signals from labour market Practical application – Theoretical understanding; Creativity & Innovation; Team work; Technical Skills; Business skills; Entrepreneurship Intercultural skills Internship Learning how to learn
  16. 16. The Two WorldsEDUCATION WORK
  17. 17. Isolated MarketUniversity Oriented "Ivory University Tower” Balance
  18. 18. New Economic Thinking NeedsNew Educational Thinking Communication Work Skills Applied Knowledge Theoretical Knowledge
  19. 19. EMPLOYMENT Job BarrierEDUCATION
  20. 20. New Economy Innovation Driveneconomy Efficiency Driven Factor Driven time
  21. 21. EducatingHeadHandHeart
  22. 22. Triple Helix
  23. 23. Higher Education Trends Massification Vocationalization
  24. 24. Implicationsfor Myanmar
  25. 25.  Rethinking Education – adapting to new Myanmar Determining Employability Skills AFTA/AEC Industry-Education partnerships

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