SEAMEO-UNESCO-TTF-IITE Experts Forum and SEAMEO WTD e-Festival: Celebrating World Teachers’ Day 2021

Tuesday, 30 November 2021 | Pitchayawadi Arreenich




 

Bangkok, Thailand: To celebrate the values and hard work of teachers for the World Teachers’ Day (WTD) 2021, SEAMEO Secretariat in collaboration with  the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok), the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 (TTF), and the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) organised the virtual Experts Forum followed by the SEAMEO World Teachers’ Day e-Festival under the theme “Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery” on Tuesday, 5 October 2021 at 10:00 – 12:00 hrs (GMT+7/Bangkok Time).

 

Every year on the 5th of October, since 1994, the world has commemorated World Teachers' Day. Global education organizations demonstrate their appreciation to teachers by various advocacies to support teachers. For this year, the focus of support is on the role of teachers in the education recovery. 

Due to the pandemic, the celebration was held online via SEAMEO Secretariat YouTube channel. Over the 2-hour live streaming, viewers could not only learn good practices on teacher-related policies but also attained current issues of teachers and institutional strategies for resilience building presented by the distinguished speakers. The session was participated by approximately 12,389 participants on the SEAMEO YouTube Live.

 

 

The event also featured 10 outstanding and 2 special recognition video clips from Southeast Asian teachers presenting the zero-investment, innovative and practical ideas for successful recovery, resilience-building, and reimagining education in the post-pandemic world. (To view the outstanding video clips and details of SEAMEO Innovative Teaching Festival)

Over 440 entries were received from 8 Southeast Asian countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. The SEAMEO Secretariat would like to express the appreciation to all participating contestants who made the great effort to produce the video clips and share their teaching initiatives.

 

 

The SEAMEO-UNESCO-TTF-IITE Experts Forum and SEAMEO WTD e-Festival: Celebrating World Teachers’ Day 2021 under the theme “Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery” can be viewed from the SEAMEO Secretariat YouTube channel and QR Code as shown below:

https://link.seameo.org/WTD/20211005