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UNESCO-MEXT Joint Workshop on Micro-Credentials: Building Consensus for Fair Recognition in Asia and the Pacific

UNESCO-MEXT Joint Workshop on Micro-Credentials: Building Consensus for Fair Recognition in Asia and the Pacific

Online learning has been more prominent as a mode for learning, given the difficulties to hold face-to-face classes under the COVID-19 pandemic. This has shed light on micro-credentials as a valid method for recording the outcomes of online learning and promoting flexible learning strategies.

Taking this opportunity, MEXT and UNESCO will co-host a workshop on micro-credentials, in which the participants will share information on the provision and recognition, accelerate international consensus on the concept of micro-credentials in the Asia-Pacific region.


1. Date / Venue

Date: 24 August 2022 | 10:30-15:20 (GMT+9:00)
Venue: Hybrid (online participation will be available for overseas/distant participants)
   In person: Kansai University of International Studies (Osaka, Japan)
   Online: Zoom (TBD)


2. Host / Co-host

Host: UNESCO, MEXT-Japan
Co-host: OECD, Kansai University of International Studies


3. Agenda (TBD):

1.Opening address

2.Presentations
 1) Introduction
   Mr ASHIZAWA Shingo (Vice-President, Kansai University of International Studies)
 2) Micro-credentials-from OECD report
   Mr Thomas WEKO (Head, Higher Education Policy team, Education Directorate, OECD)
 3) UNESCO work on micro-credentials
   Dr Libing WANG (Senior Programme Specialist in Higher Education, Chief of Section for Educational Innovations and Skills Development (EISD), UNESCO Bangkok)
 4) Case studies from Australia, Malaysia, Japan
   Ms Joanna WILSON (Assistant Director, Qualifications Recognition Policy Section, Australian Government Department of Education, Skills, and Employment)
   Mr Eddy Chong Siong CHOY (Chief Technical Officer (Quality Assurance), Financial Accreditation Agency, Malaysia)
   Mr YONEZAWA Akiyoshi (Professor and Vice-Director, International Strategy Office, Tohoku University)

3.Breakout Session
 Discuss and share information in either two sessions*:
 1) Precedents in Europe and Australia
 2) Case study in Asia-Pacific region
 *Details will be updated in the coming days

4.Panel
 Presenters from the "Presentations" session will come together for a panel discussion.
 Facilitator: Ms KATO Shizuka, OECD
      Mr Wesley TETER, UNESCO Bangkok

5.Closing Address

**Japanese-English translation will be provided for items 1,2,4 and 5. Item 3 will be English only.


4. Registration

Capacity of registration:
 In person: 100 participants
   Online: 1000 participants *First come first served
 Registration fee: Free

To register, please fill out the form below and submit by 17 August 2022, for both in-person and online participation.

You will receive an e-mail about the details on the connection for online participation to your registered e-mail address by the day of the workshop.

Registration Form


Inquiries

Office for International Planning, Higher Education Policy Planning Division, Higher Education Bureau, MEXT
email: kotokoku(at)mext.go.jp


(Office for International Planning, Higher Education Policy Planning Division, Higher Education Bureau)

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