10th SEAMEO - University of Tsukuba Symposium




 


 

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Background

For almost two years the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented conditions in all areas of social life and changed the educational landscape globally.

Since the start of the pandemic in the month of March 2020 till today, the teachers had gone through a process of transformation of their teaching styles through adopting the online mode of teaching with putting extra efforts and hard work. Due to this total and abrupt change, teachers faced several vicissitudes: using new technology for teaching, tutoring, and motivating students from a distance; significant technology-mediated learning, implementing instruction with technology, and effective communication in virtual environments. Yet, most of the teachers began to provide educational care in a virtual mode without experience and prior training for this challenge.

After the reopening of the educational institutions in a ‘new normal’ setting, they are keeping both online and physical classes schedule side by side for the safety of students, giving extra time to cover up the syllabus. Adaptations and innovations were required at the university and teacher training institution to prepare the teachers to cope with the challenges. The year 2022 still poses many challenges for education due to the prolonged impact of COVID-19.

In addition, the year of 2022 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Center for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development (CRICED) – the University of Tsukuba (UT) – one of the most active SEAMEO Affiliate Members since 2011.

  

10th SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Symposium

In response to this current challenging situation of COVID-19 pandemic, the SEAMEO Secretariat in collaboration with the University of Tsukuba and supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Japan will convene the 10th SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba (UT) Symposium on 10-12 February 2022.

Event Name: 10th SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Symposium
Date/Schedule: 10 February 2022:  09.00-15.40 hrs (GMT+7)    
11 February 2022:  13.30-15.40 hrs (GMT+7)
12 February 2022:  13.30-15.00 hrs (GMT+7)
Theme: Teacher Education in the Past, Current and Challenges for Future
Sub-theme: Reimagining Teacher Education in the New Normal Post-COVID-19.

 

Objectives of the 10th SEAMEO-UT Symposium:

  1. Provide a platform to showcase the best practices of teacher education and training in responding to the pandemic and school closures in the region;
  2. Identify opportunities and challenges faced by teacher education and training institutions in Southeast Asia during the pandemic period; and
  3. Consolidate the policy changes and ways forward for “New Normal” in teacher education and training institutions.

Under the sub theme ‘Reimagining Teacher Education and Training in the New Normal Post-COVID-19,’ this symposium intends to cover issues surrounding, but not limited to:

  1. Pre-service teacher education: Before, during, and after COVID-19.
  2. In-service teacher training: Before, during, and after COVID-19.
  3. The policies, tools, and strategies that could be suggested to policymakers to improve pre-service and in-service teacher education/training in the New Normal way of life.
  4. The contribution of education stakeholders in shaping pre-service and in-service teacher education/training practices in Southeast Asia and beyond in the post COVID-19.

 

The 10th SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Symposium will be convened as a part of the CRICED 20 Years Anniversary Events.

CRICED 20 Years Anniversary Events: back to back with the 10th SEAMEO-UT Symposium

10 Feb. 2022 11 Feb. 2022 12 Feb. 2022
AM 10th SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Symposium Opening Session and 20th  Anniversary Ceremony for CRICED JICA Malaysia- Tsukuba Project: Promotion of Non-Cognitive Skills Kickoff Symposium MEXT-Tsukuba Inter-University Exchange Project: For East-Southeast Asia Kickoff Symposium.
PM 10th SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Symposium
Theme: Teacher Education in the Past, Current and Challenges for Future
Sub-theme: Reimagining Teacher Education in the New Normal Post-COVID-19
Evening APEC-Tsukuba International Conference XVI:
AI for Educational Research
International Cooperation Development in Mathematics Education (ICDME)
For establishment of an international study group under the experience of TSG61 on International Congress of Mathematics Education at Shanghai, 2021.

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Participants

The organisers would like to invite University Presidents/Vice Presidents, Deans, Heads of Departments, Lecturers/Teachers, Researchers, Educators and Ministry Officials to participate in the symposium from Southeast Asian countries, Japan and beyond.

 

Pre-Registration

The symposium is offered with free of charge, however the pre-registration is required for all participants before 7 February 2022.

 


before 7 Feb 2022

 

Speakers

DAY 1: Thursday 10 February 2022

Opening Ceremony
0900-0950 hrs (BKK Time/ GMT+7) 

  • Welcome Remarks by Dr Kyosuke Nagata, President, University of Tsukuba, Japan
 
  • Opening Remarks by H E Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Education, Singapore, and SEAMEO Council President (TBC)
 
  • Remarks by Dr Ethel Agnes Pascua Valenzuela, Director, SEAMEO Secretariat, Thailand
  • Keynote Speaker from Japan: Prof Teruyuki Fujita, School of Human Sciences, College of Education, University of Tsukuba, Japan
 
  • Keynote Speaker from Southeast Asia: National Institution of Education, Singapore (TBC)

 

 

20th Anniversary of CRICED  
0950-1030 hrs (BKK Time/ GMT+7) 

  • Remarks by Dr Caroline F Benton, Vice President, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Remarks by MEXT Director-General for International Affairs, Japan
  • Remarks by JICA Director-General
  • Remarks by SEAMEO Secretariat Deputy Director, Thailand
  • Remarks by Assoc Prof Dr Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, MD, President, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
  • 20th Anniversary of CRICED: Video Presentation

 

Panel 1: Roundtable Discussion: Reimagining Teacher Education and Training in Post COVID-19
1000-1140 hrs (BKK Time/ GMT+7) 

  • Dr Carlos Vargas Tamez
    Chief of Section for Teacher Development and Head of the Secretariat, International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 (UNESCO TTF), France
  • Ms Natalia Amelina
    Senior National Project Officer in Education and Chief of Unit, UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies Education (UNESCO IITE), Russia  

  • Prof Masami Isoda
    Director, CRICED, University of Tsukuba, Japan 

  • Mr Wilfredo E Cabral
    Regional Director, DepEd NCR and Officer-in-Charge Office of the Undersecretary, Human Resource and Organisational Development, Department of Education, Philippines

 

Panel 2: Pre-service Teacher Education and In-service Teacher Training: Response to COVID-19 for K-12 Education
1330-1430 hrs (BKK Time/ GMT+7) 

  • Dr Dwi Priyono
    Centre Director, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP), Indonesia

 
  • Dr Indrawati
    Centre Director, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel (SEAMEO QITEP in Science), Indonesia

 
  • Dr Masashi Asakura
    Junior Assistant Professor, Division of Education, University of Tsukuba, Japan

 

 

Panel 3: Pre-service Teacher Education and In-service Teacher Training: Response to COVID-19 for TVET and Higher Education
1440-1540 hrs (BKK Time/ GMT+7) 

  • Dr Songheang Ai
    Centre Director, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Technical Education Development (SEAMEO TED), Cambodia

  • Mr Alias Abu Bakar
    Centre Director, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Vocational and Technical Education and Training (SEAMEO VOCTECH), Brunei Darussalam (TBC)

  • Asst Prof Dr Romyen Kosaisanont
    Centre Director, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (SEAMEO RIHED), Thailand

  • Prof Dr H M Solehuddin
    Rector, Indonesia University of Education, Indonesia (TBC) 

  • Prof Nakao Nomura
    Regional Director of South East Asia and Taiwan Office, University of Tsukuba, Japan

 


DAY 2: Friday 11 February 2022

Panel 4: Pre-service Teacher Education and In-service Teacher Training: Response to COVID-19 for Language and Culture Education
1330-1430 hrs (BKK Time/ GMT+7) 

  • Dr Luh Anik Mayani
    Centre Director, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel (SEAMEO QITEP in Language), Indonesia

 
  • “SEAMEO SPAFA Training the Trainers Programmes on Cultural Management and Conservation”

    Ms Somlak Charoenpot
    Centre Director, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SEAMEO SPAFA), Thailand
  • Prof Yoshiyasu Ida
    Dean of Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan 

 

 

Panel 5: Pre-service Teacher Education and In-service Teacher Training: Response to COVID-19 for Specialised Education 
1440-1540 hrs (BKK Time/ GMT+7) 

  • Dr Le Thi My Ha
    Centre Director, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Lifelong Learning (SEAMEO CELLL), Vietnam

 
  • Prof. Jun Kawaguchi
    Associate Professor, School of Human Sciences, College of Education, University of Tsukuba, Japan   

 

 


DAY 3: Saturday 12 February 2022

Panel 6: Innovative Education Platform for Pre-service Teacher Education and In-service Teacher Training
1330-1430 hrs (BKK Time/ GMT+7) 

  • Ms Cahya Susuma Ratih
    Acting Deputy Director for Programme, SEAMEO Regional Open Learning Centre (SEAMEO SEAMOLEC), Indonesia

 
  • Dr Sharon Chao
    Manager of Learning and Development and Management, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH), Philippines

 
  • Prof Ryosuke Ohniwa
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, JV-Campus MEXT-Tsukuba, University of Tsukuba, Japan  
 

 

Synthesis and Closing
1430-1500 hrs (BKK Time/ GMT+7) 

  • Synthesis by Dr Kritsachai Somsaman, Deputy Director for Administration and Communication, SEAMEO Secretariat, Thailand
  • Way Forwards and Closing Message by Dr Ethel Agnes Pascua-Valenzuela, Director, SEAMEO Secretariat, Thailand
  • Closing Message by Prof Dr Masami Isoda, Director, CRICED, the University of Tsukuba, Japan

 

Expected Outputs

It is expected the presentations of speakers will be consolidated for a SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Publication.

 

Certificate
  • “Certificate of Appreciation” will be provided to the Speakers
  • “Certificate of Participation” will be provided to all participants who attend the Symposium and complete the Certificate Validation and Assessment Form.

 

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