Smart Classrooms for Technical Vocational Education and Training

Devotra offers Smart Classrooms for TVET

This Smart Classroom Concept was originally designed in 2010 as part of the Kenya-The Netherlands TVET Project: “Rehabilitation and Upgrading of KTTC and 9 Regional Centers of Excellence (phase 1)”. In 2015 the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (Directorate Technical Education) has reviewed the concept together with Devotra and the Smart Classroom was fully updated based on the latest concepts and technologies available.

The Smart Classroom provides Kenya with world-class learning facilities without any equivalents in the world. The Smart Classroom introduces a unique TVET teaching and learning concept, combining state-of-the-art technologies, software, simulations, experiments and hands-on practical education, making the 10 Centres of Excellence future proof.

The Smart Classroom acts as an incubator area for ideas based on industry and labour market requirements. It will change students and teachers mind-sets and will bring innovation, spur creative and catalytic thinking, triggers students’ exploration skills, enhance problem solving based learning, and provide the opportunity to teach and learn design, programming and production skills.

The Smart Classroom improves the traditional TVET teaching at the 10 Technical Training Institutes that are working with it now, through further introduction of student-centred learning, interdisciplinary work, Competence Based Education and Training (CBET).

Smart Classrooms for TVET education

It also maximizes the use of the existing equipment at the workshops, amongst others, through;
• Presentations
• Digital lessons
• Investigations
• On-screen simulations
• Virtual experiments
• Practical exercises
• Project and group work

Smart Classrooms for TVET education

The Devotra Smart Classroom Concept for TVET includes the following components;
• Project design
• Site-surveys and recommendations
• Creation of a virtual learning environment
• Digital Learning Resources Library
• Small scale practical demo units
• Harnessing emerging technologies
• Integration of ICT based learning in TVET
• Establish IT infrastructure
• Supply, installation and commissioning of equipment
• Training of teachers and IT Classroom managers
• Long term technical support, training and maintenance