Navigating Today: SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Teacher e-Training Series 2024

Tuesday, 02 July 2024 |

Navigating Today:
SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Teacher e-Training Series 2024

 

The wait is finally over for the highly anticipated online courses. This year, the annual SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Teacher e-Training Series 2024 continues its tradition of offering free and innovative professional development and certification opportunities for educators in Southeast Asia. With a record-breaking number of registrants, this year’s programme promises to be more impactful than ever.

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For 2024, the e-Training series presents four courses covering a range of topics including: international baccalaureate (IB), geographic perspectives and thinking, computational thinking, and mathematical thinking. These courses aim to equip educators with the skills and strategies needed to enhance student learning outcomes and adapt to evolving educational paradigms. Facilitators of the courses include experts from University of Tsukuba: Dr Carol Inugai Dixon, Dr Hyunjin Kim, and Dr Masami Isoda.

 

The IB course, for instance, focuses on holistic education approach that addresses intellectual, personal, social, and emotional development. It fosters critical thinking by encouraging students to ask questions, conduct research, and reflect on their learning.

The course on geographic perspectives and thinking stands out as many may not consider geography education when thinking about inquiry-based learning. However, inquiry-based learning within geography education can enable students to truly understand the interactions of human societies and their surrounding environments.

Annually, before the courses begin, SEAMEO Secretariat and the University of Tsukuba conduct an orientation session to introduce participants to the course offerings and expectations. This session serves as a vital starting point for participants to familiarise themselves with the content and structure of the e-Training Series.

The popularity of the e-Training Series is evident from the overwhelming response to this orientation session. Last year, it attracted over 3,600 registrants and nearly 4,000 viewers after approximately one year of its livestream on YouTube. The enthusiasm remains high this year, with over 7,600 registrants, a new record in the history of the e-Training Series. It has also attracted 3,000 viewers after only one day of its livestream on YouTube and Facebook.

The SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Teacher e-Training Series reaffirms a commitment to empowering educators with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to thrive in an ever-changing educational landscape. By fostering a culture of continuous learning and innovation, the series aims to shape the future of education in Southeast Asia and beyond.