11th SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Symposium




 

Click for Free Registration by 17 February 2023

 


A. Background

Since its inception as an Affiliate Member of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) in 2009, the University of Tsukuba (UT) of Japan has been one of the most active SEAMEO Affiliated Members. Through the collaboration with the Center for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development (CRICED) and the Faculty of Education of the University of Tsukuba, SEAMEO and the University of Tsukuba have developed various teacher development programmes, particularly in Science, Mathematics, and Teacher Education, as well as professional and student exchange programmes – that have benefited to teachers and students of Southeast Asian countries and beyond.    

Over ten years, the SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Symposium has been organised annually with the different themes according to the needs and emerging issues in teacher education between Japan and Southeast Asia.  

The last 10th SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Symposium with the theme “Teacher Education in the Past, Current, and Challenges for Future” and the sub-theme on “Reimagining Teachers Education in the New Normal Post COVID-19” which was supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) Japan, was successfully conducted on 10-12 February 2022 with over 19,000 educators participated in YouTube Live.

 


B. 11th SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Symposium

In response to this current challenging situation of the post-COVID 19 pandemic, the SEAMEO Secretariat in collaboration with the University of Tsukuba, Japan and supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Japan will virtually organise the 11th SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba (UT) Symposium on 20-21-22 February 2023.

Theme and Objectives:

Under Industrial Revolution 4.0 with digital innovation, we have been engaging in Educational Reform to cultivate Students Agency that can contribute to societal changes for global, regional and local welfare and development.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed in all countries that teachers and schools have gone through a process of transformation from the conservative modes of teaching to the innovative ways by using the technology.  At the same time, we have also recognised the limitation of current online system in regards to human character formation and reviewed the significance of the onsite education to develop cognitive and non-cognitive competency for the future. On this background, the theme of symposium was set as ‘Technology and Values- Driven Transformation in Education.”

Therefore, the objectives of the Symposium are to: 

  1. Provide a platform to showcase and exchange the best practices from all education levels on Technology and Values-Driven Transformation in Education;    
  2. Identify opportunities and challenges faced by education transformation and issues concerned in Southeast Asia and Japan; and
  3. Consolidate the policy recommendations, best practices and ways forward in education transformation.

 

Learning Event 11th SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Symposium
Theme Technology and Values-Driven Transformation in Education  
Date/Time (GMT+7) Mon. 20 February 2023 at 13.00-15.45 hrs (GMT+7/BKK Time)  
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Policy Discussion
  • Lifelong Learning and Holistic Education
Tue. 21 February 2023 at 09.00-11.30 hrs (GMT+7/BKK Time)  
  • K-12 Education
  • STEM and Innovative Vocational Education
Wed. 22 February 2023 at 09.00-11.45 hrs (GMT+7/BKK Time)  
  • Teacher and Higher Education 
  • Innovative Practices: Learning from Actions
  • Closing Session
Agenda Click to download
Registration Fee No
Participants
  • University Presidents/Vice Presidents
  • Deans, Heads of Departments
  • Lecturers/Teachers
  • Researchers
  • Educators and Ministry Officials
  • Students, and youth
Pre-registration by 17 February 2023 https://link.seameo.org/11SEAMEO-UT_RegisParticipants


How to join the YouTube Live Session
(One link for all sessions) 
Participants can join the live session by clicking the link or scan the QR code below.

https://link.seameo.org/11SEAMEO-UT/Live  

e-Certificate of Participation Provide to the participants who complete the “Certificate Validation Form” of which details will appear at the end of each day.  
More Information secretariat@seameo.org
criced@un.tsukuba.ac.jp

 


C. Programme-At-A-Glance

 

Time
(GMT+7)
20 Feb 2023 21 Feb 2023 22 Feb 2023
AM No programme (09.00-11.30 GMT+7/BKK)

11th SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Symposium
Theme: Technology and Values-Driven Transformation in Education
  • K-12 Education
  • STEM and Innovative Vocational Education
(09.00-11.45 GMT+7/BKK)

11th SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Symposium
Theme: Technology and Values-Driven Transformation in Education
  • Teacher and Higher Education
  • Innovative Practices: Learning from Actions
  • Closing Session
PM (13.00-15.45 GMT+7/BKK)

11th SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Symposium
Theme: Technology and Values-Driven Transformation in Education
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Policy Discussion
  • Lifelong Learning and Holistic Education
No programme No programmme

 


D. Speakers

 

Monday, 20 February 2023
12.30-15.45 hrs (BKK Time/GMT+7)

Opening Ceremony
  • Welcome Remarks by

    Dr BENTON Caroline Fern
    Vice President
    University of Tsukuba
    Japan  
  • Remarks by

    Dr Ethel Agnes Pascua-Valenzuela
    Director
    SEAMEO Secretariat
    Thailand
  • Remarks by

    Mr KITAYAMA Koji

    Deputy Assistant Minister / Director International Affairs Division
    Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
    Japan
  • Opening Remarks by

    HE Ms Sara Zimmerman Dulterte
    Vice President and Secretary of Education, Department of Education
    Philippines (TBC)   
Session 1: Policy Discussion: Technology and Values-Driven Transformation in Education
  • The Digital Transformation of Education: Towards Public Digital Learning

    Dr Fengchun Miao

    Chief
    Unit of Technology and Artificial Intelligence in Education
    UNESCO Headquarters
    France
  • Dr Randall Martin
    Executive Director
    British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE)
    Canada (TBC) 
  • Dr Atthaphon Sangkhawasee
    Permanent Secretary
    Ministry of Education
    Thailand (TBC)  
  • Dr Ir Suharti
    Secretary-General
    Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology
    Indonesia (TBC)      
Session 2: Technology and Values-Driven Transformation in Lifelong Learning and Holistic Education
  • Building Holistic and Future-Oriented Lifelong Learning Systems

    Ms Edith HAMMER
    Programme Specialist
    UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
    Germany (TBC)   
  • Mr Khau Huu Phuoc
    Research and Training Manager
    SEAMEO Regional Centre on Lifelong Learning
    (SEAMEO CELLL)
    Vietnam 
  • YBHG. DATO' HJ. PKHARUDDIN BIN HJ. GHAZALI
    Director General of Education Malaysia
    UT-JICA-Malaysia Holistic Education Project (TBC)

 


 

Tuesday, 21 February 2023
08.30-11.30 hrs (BKK Time/GMT+7)   

Introduction and Recap of Day 1
Session 3: Technology and Values-Driven Transformation in K-12 Education
  • Dr Dionisio B. Siglos
    School Principal IV
    La Fillipina National High School
    Philippines
    (The 1st winner of 2023 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award)
Session 4: Technology and Values-Driven Transformation in STEM and Innovative Vocational Education
  • Dr Paryono
    Deputy Director for Professional Affairs and Research Manager
    SEAMEO Regional Centre for Vocational and Technical Education and Training (SEAMEO VOCTECH)
    Brunei Darussalam
  • Evolution of STEM Education amidst the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Dr Kritsachai Somsaman

    Centre Director
    SEAMEO Regional Centre for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Education
    (SEAMEO STEM-ED)
    Thailand

 


 

Wednesday, 22 February 2023
08.30-11.45 hrs (BKK Time/GMT+7) 

Introduction and Recap of Day 2
Session 5: Technology and Values-Driven Transformation in Teacher and Higher Education
  • Dr. J. Prospero E. De Vera III
    Chairman, Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
    Philippines (TBC)           
  • Assoc. Prof. Bundit Thipakorn
    Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
    King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
    Thailand (TBC)         
Session 6: Innovative Practices in Technology and Values-Driven Transformation in Education: Learning from Actions
  • Lessons from Lockdown: Relational Pedagogy in Online Teaching

    Dr Sean Sturm

    Associate Professor
    School of Critical Studies in Education, Faculty of Education and Social Work University of Auckland
    New Zealand
  • Ms Fezny Othman
    Programme Officer
    SEAMEO Regional Centre for Special Educational Needs
    (SEAMEO SEN)
    Malaysia
  • Mr Tan Chee Wee Desmond
    Head of Department
    Kranji Secondary School
    Ministry of Education
    Singapore
    (The 1st winner of 2021 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award)  
  • Drs I Solihin, M. Ag.
    School Principal
    SMA 6 Bandung
    Indonesia           
    (The 2nd winner of 2022 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award)


  • Mr TATEMOTO Yoshikazu
    Teacher
    Senior High School of Sakado , Department of International Education and Program Development,
    University of Tsukuba, Japan


  • Mr YOSHIDA Kenichi
    Teacher
    Senior High School of Sakado, Department of International Education and Program Development
    University of Tsukuba, Japan
Closing Session
  • Way Forwards and Closing Message by

    Dr Ethel Agnes Pascua-Valenzuela

    Director
    SEAMEO Secretariat
    Thailand
  • Closing Message by

    Prof Masami Isoda
    Director of CRICED
    University of Tsukuba
    Japan

 


E. References