Webinar Series on SEAMEO's Response to COVID-19 Pandemic




 

The Webinar Series on SEAMEO Response to COVID-19 addresses the need to have a platform where key players and education stakeholders can discuss and share initiatives and efforts taken to address education disruptions during the pandemic in Southeast Asia. It shall also feature international experts who will give a snapshot of how the global education community has been addressing COVID-19 challenges thus far.

Specifically, the webinars aim to:

  • Share the COVID-19 responses of education policymakers, SEAMEO Centres and international development organizations, and educational institutions in Southeast Asia;
  • Explore scalability of national response and existing solutions at the regional level that may help contribute to the post-COVID plans of actions and agenda;
  • Discuss the situation of learning and learners in a case where there is total lockdown and how SEAMEO Centres are providing immediate and long-term programmes; and
  • Discuss recommendations on Post -COVID-19 rehabilitation initiatives.

 

SEAMEO WEBINAR 1

Emotional & Psychosocial Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic
29 April 2020, 10.00AM GMT+7

Scope of Presentation

  • As educators, how do we deal and manage emotional and psychosocial health issues brought by the prolonged school closures and lockdown?
  • What existing strategies can we utilize to deal with learners with emotional and psychosocial concerns due to COVID-19?
  • How can we promote and enhance emotional and psychosocial health during and after the COVID-19 pandemic?

Moderator

  • Prof Dr Ma Sandra B Tempongko, Deputy Coordinator, SEAMEO TROPMED Network, Thailand

Keynote Speaker

  • Professor John Chi Kin LEE, Vice President (Academic) and Provost, UNESCO Chair in Regional Education Development and Lifelong Learning, Chair Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, Director of Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Assoc Prof Dr Pratap Singhasivanon, Secretary- General/Coordinator, SEAMEO TROPMED Network, Thailand

Panel Speakers

  • Dr Muchtaruddin Mansyur, Director, SEAMEO RECFON, Indonesia
  • Pn Hjh Salmah binti Jopri, Director Director SEAMEO SEN, Malaysia
  • Ms Erin Tanner, Education Specialist, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO)

 

SEAMEO WEBINAR 2

Learning Continues: Making Distance Learning, Open Education Resources, and Online Resources Matter during COVID-19 Education Disruption
30 April 2020, 10.00AM GMT+7

Scope of Presentation

  • In what better ways can we sustain and enhance learning during school lockdowns?
  • What are the available education resources that may best respond to the needs of my learners?
  • How can we best contribute to the various distance learning options to ensure acquisition of knowledge and competencies?

Moderator

  • Dr Ho Thanh My Phuong, Centre Director, SEAMEO RETRAC, Vietnam

Keynote Speaker

  • Ms Torunn Gjelsvik, Secretary General, International Council for Open and Distance Education, Norway
  • Mr Chor Meng Tan, Director Asia Pacific, Knowledge and Learning, Wiley, Singapore

Panel Speakers

  • Prof Dr Melinda dP Bandalaria, Chancellor, University of the Philippines Open University, Philippines
  • Mr Hassan Shehzad, Programme Specialist, UNESCO-ICHEI, China
  • Dr Steven Mckee, President of WorldDIDAC, President and Founder of Labtech International Ltd
  • Dr Dhruv Patel, CEO and Founder, Nisai Group, UK

 

SEAMEO WEBINAR 3

Learning and Mobility in Lockdown: Snapshots of COVID-19 Effects on Student Mobility and Exchange
7 May 2020, 10.00AM GMT+7

Scope of Presentation

  • How will learning and mobility programmes change after the challenges brought by COVID-19?
  • What alternatives do we have in terms of learning and mobility programmes?
  • What are the best practices and lessons learned from the academic mobility programme in Southeast Asia and how can we use such as we design a post-COVID-19 scenario for learning and mobility programmes?

Moderator

  • Dr Paryono, Deputy Director, SEAMEO VOCTECH, Brunei Darussalam 

Keynote Speaker

  • Dr Libing Wang, Chief of Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Thailand. 
  • Mr Darren J McDermott, Team Leader, EU Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region (SHARE), Indonesia

Panel Speakers

  • Dr Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO Regional Centre for Higher Education (SEAMEO RIHED), Thailand
  • Atty Lily Freida M Milla, Deputy Executive Director IV, Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Philippines
  • Dr Nakao Nomura, Regional Director of South East Asia and Taiwan, Office of Global Initiatives, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Dr Le Nguyen Tue Hang, Vice Provost, Duy Tan University, Vietnam
  • Prof Dr Anak Agung Istri Ngurah Marhaeni, Chief of Institute of Instructional Development and Quality Assurance, Ganesha University of Education, Indonesia
  • Mr Brad Ker, Digital Programs Executive & Blended Learning Specialist, Labtech International., Ltd, Indonesia.

 

SEAMEO WEBINAR 4

Resilience and Connectivity during the COVID-19 Outbreak: Snapshots of Good Practices
14 May 2020, 10.00AM GMT+7

Scope of Presentation

  • How did countries in Southeast Asia respond to COVID-19?
  • How can educators in countries prepare for education disruptions in the future?
  • In what ways can education stakeholders contribute to shaping the future of education in Southeast Asia post-COVID-19?

Moderator

  • Dr Suhaidah Tahir, Centre Director SEAMEO RECSAM, Malaysia

Keynote Speaker

  • Prof Dr Masato Noda, Associate Professor, Ibaraki University, Japan
  • Dr Jose Roberto Guevara, Associate Professor at RMIT University, Australia and the President of International Council of Adult Education (ICE)

Panel Speakers

  • Dr Lian Hui, Assistant Director, International Relations, Planning Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore
  • Dr Joyce Andaya, Director IV, Bureau of Curriculum Development, Department of Education, Philippines
  • Dr Dy Samsideth, Deputy Director General of Education, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia
  • Assistant Professor Dr Athpol Anunthavorasakul, Director ESD Centre Division of Curriculum and Instruction Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Mr Renar  Berandi, Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist, Plan International Asia Pacific Hub, Jakarta, Indonesia.

 

SEAMEO WEBINAR 5

OED-OPSD-CHEDROs SEAMEO Joint Webinar on Developing Learning Management System (LMS) and Open Educational Resources (OERS)
22 May 2020, 10.00AM, GMT+7

Scope of Presentation

  • Share the SEAMEO experience in developing OERS and LMS
  • Provide overview of setting up learning spaces such as the use of Moodle platforms for teacher training programmes
  • Provide key features of SEAMEO Flexible Learning courses
  • Examine OERs and designing pedagogical activities using the OERs

Opening Remarks

  • Dr Aldrin Arenas Darilag, Phd, CHRP, RMT,RN, Commissioner, Commission on Higher Education, Philippines 

Speakers

  • Dr Ethel Agnes Pascua-Valenzuela, Director, SEAMEO Secretariat
  • Dr Juan Robertino Macalde, Senior Specialist, Flexible Learning Solutions Unit / Instructional Design and Development Unit, SEAMEO INNOTECH, Philippines
  • Mr Abdul Rizal Adompo, IT Content and Knowledge Management Manager, SEAMEO SEAMOLEC, Philippines
  • Dr Fengchun Miao, Chief, Unit for ICT in Education, UNESCO Headquarters, France
  • Mr Wang Zhiqian, General Manager, Weidong Cloud Education Group, PR China

Closing Remarks

  • Atty Cinderella Filipina Benitez-Jaro, Executive Director, Commission on Higher Education, Philippines

 

SEAMEO WEBINAR 6

Quality Learning and Assessment during the COVID-19 Pandemic
28 May 2020, 10.00AM, GMT+7

Scope of Presentation

  • How does the COVID-19 pandemic affect SDG goals, especially on promoting quality education and inclusion?
  • What are current initiatives to ensure quality learning and inclusion is achieved during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • How can we manage the impact of COVID-19 on prolonged school closures and its possible effect on high stakes examinations timeline and processes?
  • How can we ensure the effectiveness of formative and summative assessments during and after the global pandemic crisis?
  • Which mechanisms can be applied to improve remote assessment and academic integrity?
  • What are compensatory assessment policies to ensure the equity of disadvantaged children in newly developed assessment methods?

Moderator

  • Dr Ethel Agnes Pascua Valenzuela, Director, SEAMEO Secretariat

Opening Remarks

  • Mr Francisco Benavides, Regional Education Adviser, UNICEF EAPRO, Thailand  

Keynote Speakers 

  • Dr Manos Antoninis, Director, Global Education Monitoring Report, UNESCO Headquarters, France    
  • Ms Maki Katsuno-Hayashikawa, Chief, Section for Inclusive Quality Education, UNESCO Bangkok, Thailand    
  • Dr Habibah Abdul Rahim, Director-General of Education, Ministry of Education, Malaysia    

Panel Speakers

  • Mr Ung Chinna, Director, Education Quality Assurance Department (EQAD), Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS), Cambodia
  • Dr Le Thi My Ha, Director, Center of Education Quality Evaluation, The Vietnam Education Quality Management Agency, Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam
  • Mr Antoine Marivin, SEA-PLM Project Manager, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO), Thailand
  • Mr Francis Jim Tuscano, Digital Learning and Innovation Specialist and Coordinator, Xavier School, Philippines
  • Dr Indrani Bhaduri, Professor and Head, Educational Survey Division, National Council of Educational Research & Training, India

Closing Remarks

  • Ms Erin Tanner, Education Specialist, UNICEF EAPRO, Thailand

 

SEAMEO WEBINAR 7

SEAMEO-UNESCO Joint Webinar on World Environment Day: Biodiversity in the New Normal - Science Education Reimagined
5 June 2020, 10.00AM, GMT+7

Scope of Presentation

  • What are the on-going environmental programmes support to sustainable human living, biodiversity, and ecosystems?
  • What are challenges/concerns that would happen to the global environment and biodiversity in the post COVID-19?
  • What will become the new normal or trends in protecting biodiversity and environment? 
  • What are the educational solutions/initiatives for promoting and protecting biodiversity and environment that educators can adapt and adopt to the learners in the post COVID-19?

Moderator

  • Dr Jesus Fernandez, Deputy Director, SEAMEO Regional for Food and Nutrition (SEAMEO RECFON), Indonesia   

Keynote Speakers 

  • Dr Yiu Evonne, Researcher, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), Japan

Panel Speakers

  • Dr Glenn B Gregorio, Director, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEAMEO SEARCA); Professor of College of Agriculture and Food Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños and Academician, Member of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Philippines
  • Dr Sri Sudarmiyati, Scientist and Herbarium Curator, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Tropical Biology (SEAMEO BIOTROP), Indonesia
  • Assoc Prof Dr Krisanadej Jaroensutasinee, Director of CoE for Ecoinformatics, Assisting Dean on Research of School of Science, and NASA Scientist Fellow on Southeast Asia Composition, Cloud, Climate Coupling Regional Study Campaign, Walailak University, Thailand
  • Dr Jestoni Babia, Dean, College of Education, University of San Jose- Recoletos, Philippines and SEAMEO ESD Fellow, Philippines

Synthesis 

  • Dr Ethel Agnes P Valenzuela, Director, SEAMEO Secretariat 

 

SEAMEO WEBINAR 8

Embracing a New Normal in Early Childhood Education (ECCE) and Parenting
9 June 2020, 10.00AM, GMT+7

Scope of Presentation

  • Drawing on each speaker’s national context, what are current lessons learned and best and practices concerning ECCE and Parenting?
  • How can we manage the impact of COVID-19 on prolonged school closures and its possible effect on ECCE?
  • Social distancing and rules against large-scale public gatherings may be here to stay for a while.  What does this portend for learning and for play?
  • How will parents strike a balance between work and child-raising?
  • What will the new normal look like for children of marginalized populations, for instance, and how do we leave that less to chance?

Moderator

  • Dr Syifa Andina, Early Childhood Development and Parenting Consultant, National Representative for ARNEC in Indonesia 

Keynote Speakers 

  • Assoc. Prof. Marek Tesar, Ph.D., SEAMEO CECCEP Advisory Board and the University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Dr. Sheldon Shaeffer, ARNEC

Panel Speakers

  • Assoc Prof Dr Nguyen Thi My Trinh, SEAMEO CECCEP Governing Board Members and
    Ministry of Education and Training, Viet Nam
  • Dr. Bui Thi Lam, Professor at Hanoi National University of Education, and Dean of Faculty of Early Childhood Education, Vietnam
  • Dr Vina Adriany, SEAMEO CECCEP Advisory Board Member, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
  • Dr Christine Chen, President of Association for Early Childhood Educators Singapore
  • Dr Sandy Sanchez Montano, Philippines Commission on Women, Philippines  
  • Dr. Lee-Hew Chan, Former President, Korea National University of Education, South Korea 
  • H.E Prak Kosal, SEAMEO CECCEP Governing Board Member, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport Kingdom of Cambodia

 

SEAMEO WEBINAR 9

SEAMEO-ALCU Joint Webinar on Developing Flexible and Technology - Mediated Learning Programmes
22 June 2020, 10.00AM, GMT+7

Scope of Presentation

  • How can education institutions mainstream and institutionalize flexible and technology-mediated learning, given the available technology and infrastructure challenges?
  • How can teachers and facilitators reposition and prepare themselves in their new/evolving role as facilitators of learning in a flexible learning/technology-mediated learning environment?
  • What are the key considerations in ensuring successful complementation between traditional learning vis-à-vis technology mediated learning? 
  • In what better ways can education institutions leverage from existing traditional resources and converting them to flexible learning education resources?

Moderator

  • Ms Aline Almandha, Marketing & Publication Division Manager, SEAMEO SEAMOLEC, Indonesia

Opening Remark

  • Dr Rene Colocar, President ALCU, Philippines

Keynote Speakers 

  • Dr Eun Young Kim Research Fellow, Office of Higher Education Policy Research
    Korean Educational Development Institute, Republic of Korea
  • Dr Carlo Magno, President, Philippine Educational Measurement and Evaluation Association, Philippines

Panel Speakers

  • Prof Dr Paulina Pannen, Interim Director of Innovation System, Ministry of Research and Technology, National Agency for Research and Innovation, Indonesia
  • Assoc Prof Dr Kamolrat Intaratat, Chair & Founder of the International Online Program of ASEAN Communication under the Faculty of Communication, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand
  • Dr Edizon Angeles Fermin, Vice President, National Teachers’ College, Philippines
  • Dr Dinh Tuan Long, Director of Technology and Learning Material Center, Hanoi Open University, Vietnam

Closing Remarks

  • Dr Raymuns P Arcega, Executive Director, ALCU

 

SEAMEO WEBINAR 10

Southeast Asian Youth during COVID-19 Pandemic: Embracing the “New Normal” and the Future Work
25 June 2020, 10.00AM, GMT+7

Scope of Presentation

  • What are the impacts of the current pandemic on youth and employment in Southeast Asia?
  • How do the young generation deal with and cope with the New Normal way of life?
  • What are the policies, tools and strategies that we can suggest to policy makers to improve youth situation in the New Normal way of life?
  • In what ways can education stakeholders contribute to shape the future of cultural learning and practices in Southeast Asia post-COVID-19?

Moderator

  • Ms Linh Anh Moreau, Programme Officer, SEAMEO SPAFA

Keynote Speakers 

  • Mr Stig Arne Skjerven, Director of Foreign Education in NOKUT (the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education) and Elected President of the NIC Network
  • Dr Duong Bich Hanh, Chief of Culture Unit, UNESCO, Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Thailand 
  • Ms Mary Anne Therese Manuson, Assistant Director and Head of Education, Youth and Sports Division, Department of ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community, The ASEAN Secretariat, Indonesia

Panel Speakers

  • Mr Pachara Aungsusuknarumol, Thailand
  • Mr Dandy Rafitrandi, Researcher, Department of Economics, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, (CSIS), Indonesia
  • Dr Sok Soth, Dean, Faculty of Education, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Mr Rigoberto D Banta Jr, Programme Specialist, Office of External Relations and Information, UNESCO, Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU), Republic of Korea
  • Dr Jerome Buenviaje, Dean College of Education, University of the Philippines, Philippines
  • Mr David Young, Consultant for Social and Human Sciences, and Communication and Information, Social and Human Sciences (SHS) Unit, UNESCO, Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Thailand

 

SEAMEO WEBINAR 11

Special e-Forum on Reaching the Unreached and Teachers Call to Action during COVID-19 Pandemic
30 June 2020, 10.00AM, GMT+7) 

Scope of Presentation

  • What existing strategies can we utilize to deal with the out of school children and youth or marginalised children due to COVID-19?
  • How can we promote and bridge the gap during and after the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • How did countries in Southeast Asia respond to COVID-19 to reach the unreached children?
  • In what ways can education stakeholders contribute to shape the future of education in Southeast Asia post-COVID-19?

Moderator

  • Dr Luh Anik Mayani, Centre Director, SEAMEO QITEP in Language, Indonesia

Keynote Speakers 

  • Dr Dennis Sinyolo, Senior Coordinator, Education International, Belgium
  • Dr Ichiro Miyazawa, Programme Specialist in Literacy and Lifelong Learning, UNESCO Bangkok, Thailand

Panel Speakers

  • Ms Duriya Amatavivat, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Education, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Thailand
  • Assoc Prof Dr Silinthone Sacklokham, Director-General, Department of External Relations, Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR
  • Mr Aliuddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Core Education), Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam
  • Fr Benigno P Beltran SVD, Sandiwaan Learning Centre, Philippines
  • Ms Lee Saw Im, Head Chemistry Panel, SMK Seri Bintang Utara, Malaysia

 

SEAMEO WEBINAR 12

Lifelong Learning and Literacy in the Changing World
11 August 2020

Scope of Presentation

  • Given the impact of COVID-19, how can schools best address the social and financial literacy of educators, education stakeholders and learners in Southeast Asia? How can they best move forward in these uncertain times?
  • What learning environment would foster lifelong learning for all despite the challenges brought by COVID-19? 

Moderator

  • Mr Sukich Udindu, Director, SEAMEO SEPS

Welcome Remarks

  • Dr Ethel Agnes Pascua-Valenzuela, Director, SEAMEO Secretariat

Keynote Speakers 

  • Dr Roeland Monasch, Chief Executive Officer, Aflatoun International
  • Dr Johann Helimann, Regional Director, South-East Asia, DVV International

Panel Speakers

  • Ms Jenelle Babb, Regional Advisor, Education for Health and Wellbeing, Section for Inclusive and Quality Education, UNESCO Bangkok
  • Dr Samsideth Dy, Deputy Director General of Education, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia
  • Ms Sylvia Paraguya, Chief Executive Officer, National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO), Philippines
  • Dr Khin Lay Soe, Director, SEAMEO CHAT, Myanmar
  • Dr Sumardyono, Director, SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics