Fostering Digital Citizenship Education in Asia-Pacific
When, local time: 16-17 October 2017
Where: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Type of Event: Project Meeting
Today’s digital skills should include competencies beyond basic ICT literacy that enable learners to manage and be resilient to challenges surrounding safety, health, violence, and misinformation, while being aware of one’s rights in the digital world. It is thus paramount for education sectors to provide an enabling environment in policy and practice that fosters digital citizenship among children. For this, the project, funded by Korean Funds-in-Trust and covering 2017-2021, aims to support Member States in building national capacity to make informed policy decisions in fostering digital citizenship in the education setting, with special emphasis on teacher training and development. The project consists of three components: 1) establishment of a comparative framework to help gather baseline information on children’s perception, competency levels, behaviors and use of ICT in education settings, 2) expansion of national capacity building efforts in developing, implementing, and monitoring competency-based ICT teacher training and development programmes, and 3) continued provision of regional platforms for high-level policy dialogues.
The Project Meeting will bring together the advisory committee, country project teams, international experts, and project evaluators to collectively evaluate the progress and achievements of the recently concluded phase. The discussions will logically progress to an examination of the initial design and workplan of the current project. The objectives of the meeting are to 1) evaluate the impact of the previous project phase on the target pilot countries, and 2) enhance the initial design and workplan of the next phase.