SEAMEO Schools' Network Summit (Virtual) on “The Future of Teaching and Learning”


A. Background

The SEAMEO Schools’ Network was first established since 2015 and has been re-launched since October 2020 as part of the contribution to the Southeast Asian community and the celebration of SEAMEO 55th Anniversary. The Network aims to serve as a “Network of Sharing and Development” platform among public and private educational institutions at all levels from kindergarten, primary, secondary, vocational and technical, polytechnics, universities, special needs education, and non-formal education in 11 SEAMEO Member countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam). Currently, the number of member institutions is 2,973, mostly is secondary schools from the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia (as of Dec 2022).

As the Network is established during the COVID-19 period, the members benefit the virtual programmes/activities developed by the SEAMEO Centres and SEAMEO partners. For educational leaders, school administrators, teachers and students in the network, they have a chance to access to the capacity development and innovative educational programmes/activities, webinars, competitions, training courses, and upcoming events that cover various topics within the fields of education, science, and culture. The network also provides partnership development to raise the member’s international profile with other educational institutions in the region through SEAMEO online communication platforms.

While the world has recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic in 2023, new technological advancements are still being made to make teaching and learning easier. Additionally, new mindsets and skill sets are being developed to equip educators and learners with the high-demand abilities they will need to succeed in the new world.

The SEAMEO Secretariat realizes these trends and thus collaborates with our global educational partners who are government/development agencies as well as private enterprises in organising the SEAMEO Schools' Network Summit (Virtual) on the Future of Teaching and Learning on Thursday 9 March 2023 at 14:00-15:45 hrs (GMT+7, Bangkok Time) exclusively for the SEAMEO Schools’ Network members.


B. Objectives

The SEAMEO Schools' Network Summit (Virtual) seeks to:

  • Provide educators and education leaders with a common understanding of the trends informing the future of education;
  • Share technology advances and up-to-date solutions from the SEAMEO Partners to help future generations embrace global mindsets and skill sets; and
  • Offer the SEAMEO Schools’ Network members free new educational programmes, training courses, services, products, and learning materials from SEAMEO Partners.
Learning Event SEAMEO Schools' Network Summit (Virtual)
Theme The Future of Teaching and Learning
Date 9 March 2023, Thursday
Time 14:00-15:45 hrs (GMT+7, Bangkok Time)
Registration Fee No
Participants The members of SEAMEO Schools' Network
Agenda Click to download

How to join the YouTube Live Session Participants can join the live session by clicking the link or scan the QR code below.

e-Certificate of Participation The e-Certificate of Participation will be provided to the participants who fill-up the “Certificate Validation Form” which will be announced at the end of the event.


C. Speakers


Welcome Message
Dr Ethel Agnes Pascua-Valenzuela
Director, SEAMEO Secretariat
The Future of Teaching and Learning
Ms Margarete Sachs-Israel

Chief of Section for Inclusive Quality Education
UNESCO Bangkok, Thailand
The Implications of VR, AR and AI on Embedding Digital Skills across the Curriculum
Dr Kathryn MacCallum
Associate Professor of Digital Education Futures
Director of Te Puna Rangahau i-Ako | Digital Education Futures Lab
President of the International Association of Mobile Learning (IAmLearn)
Faculty of Education, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Future of Education – A Global Perspective
Mr Chris Harte

ANZSEA Government and Academic Engagement Lead
Google for Education, Singapore
Enhancing learning through simulation, virtual reality and the Metaverse
Mr Jason Holt CBE
CEO & Co-Founder
Metaverse Learning, United Kingdom
Education Transformation in the Age of Advanced AI and Automation Technology
Dr Kritsachai Somsaman
Centre Director
SEAMEO Regional Centre for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Education (STEM-ED), Thailand
Envisioning and Implementing the Future of Learning - Our Covid Experience
Mr Goh Soon Hoe
1st Winner of the 2021 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Securing Educational Opportunities in COVID-19 Crisis)
School Principal
Kranji Secondary School, Singapore


D. Focal Person

Ms Pitchayawadi Arreenich
Knowledge Management Officer
SEAMEO Secretariat