Workshop on the ECCE Teacher Competency Framework for the Pacific: Working together for Teacher Professionalism in ECCE

Workshop on the ECCE Teacher Competency Framework for the Pacific: Working together for Teacher Professionalism in ECCE

The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok), UNICEF Pacific and Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts (MoEHA) Fiji, will co-organize a Workshop on the ECCE Teacher Competency Framework for the Pacific: Working together for Teacher Professionalism in ECCE from 20 to 22 November 2018 in Nadi, Fiji. This workshop is supported by the UNESCO-Malaysia Funds-in-Trust Cooperation scheme (MFIT).

Under the framework of the project ECCE Teacher Development in Southeast Asia (SEA) and the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS), UNESCO Bangkok and PRCE4ECCE in collaboration with USP and MoEHA, Fiji supported the development of the ECCE Teacher Competency Framework for the Pacific SIDS. The framework aims to enhance the professionalization and capacity development of ECCE teachers in the Pacific SIDS by providing comprehensive descriptions of knowledge, skills, practices and dispositions that ECCE teachers in the Pacific SIDS need to support the holistic development of a child.

The main objectives of this workshop are to present the final ECCE Teacher Competency Framework for the Pacific SIDS; review and reflect on the ECCE Teacher Competency Framework, identifying and discussing noteworthy practices, lessons learnt and remaining challenges among the Pacific SIDS; and draft country roadmaps with advocacy plans for the adoption and implementation of the framework in strengthening pre-primary teacher training, including through strengthened teacher training curricula and teacher management policies.

Meeting Documents

Programme & Presentations

Day 1: 20 November 2018 , Tuesday

09:00 – 09:30

Registration

09:30 – 10:30

Opening

  • Opening Remarks by UNESCO Bangkok and UNICEF Pacific
  • Introduction of participants
  • Overview of the workshop
  • Group photo

10:30 – 10:45

History of the “ECCE Teacher Development in Southeast Asia (SEA) and the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS)” Project

Ms. Kyungah Kristy Bang, UNESCO Bangkok

Modality: Presentation followed by Q&A

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee/tea and snacks

11:15 – 11:40

Introduction to the ECCE Teacher Competency Framework for the Pacific SIDS

Ms. Kyungah Kristy Bang, UNESCO Bangkok

 

Modality: Presentation followed by Q&A

 

11:40 – 12:00

The Pacific Regional Education Framework

Ms. Anna Smeby, UNICEF Pacific

 

Modality: Presentation followed by Q&A

 

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 14:00

Overview of ECCE Teacher Training Curricula and Competencies in the Pacific

Ms. Shantini Saberi, UNICEF Pacific

Modality: Presentation followed by participatory activity

 

14:00 – 15:00

Contextualizing the ECCE Teacher Competency Framework –  1

  • content knowledge, pedagogic practice, and assessment

Moderator: Ms. Kyungah Bang, UNESCO Bangkok

Modality: Brief presentation followed by group Work to review and reflect on the first domain of the framework and draft work plan for domain 1 (60 min).

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee/tea and snacks

15:30 - 16:30

Contextualizing the ECCE Teacher Competency Framework –  1 (continued)

  • content knowledge, pedagogic practice, and assessment

Modality: Share with partner country to get feedback and identify common and unique priorities for reporting in plenary.  (2 min per group)

16:30 – 17:00

Recap and reflection

Moderator: Ms. Ufemia Camaitoga,  Fiji Early Childhood Teachers’ Association

18.00 – 20.00

Welcome Dinner hosted by MoEHA

 

 

Day 2: 21 November 2018, Wednesday

08:30 – 10:30

Contextualizing the ECCE Teacher Competency Framework –  2

  • the learning environment

Moderator: Ms. Shantini Saberi, UNICEF Pacific

Modality: Brief presentation followed by group Work to review and reflect on the second domain of the framework (60 min). Review and reflection with other groups.

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee/tea and snacks

11:00 – 13:00

Contextualizing the ECCE Teacher Competency Framework –  3

  • engagement and collaboration

Moderator: Ms. Kyungah Bang, UNESCO Bangkok

Modality: Group Work to review and reflect the third domain of the framework (60 min).  Review and reflect with other groups.

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch 

14:00 – 16:00

Contextualizing the ECCE Teacher Competency Framework –  4

  • professional development

Moderator: Ms. Shantini Saberi, UNICEF Pacific

Modality: Brief presentation followed by group Work to review and reflect on the first domain of the framework (60 min). Review and reflection with other groups.

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee/tea and snacks

16:30 – 17:00

Recap and reflection

Moderator: Mrs. Vau Peseta, Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture, Samoa

 

Day 3: 22 November 2018, Thursday

08:30 – 10:00

Draft country roadmap and advocacy plan for the adoption and implementation of the framework

Moderator: Ms. Kyungah Bang, UNESCO Bangkok

Modality: Group Work to draft country roadmap for the adaptation and implementation of the framework

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee/tea and snacks

10:30 – 11:15

Finalize country roadmap and advocacy plan for the adoption and implementation of the framework

Moderator: Ms. Kyungah Bang, UNESCO Bangkok

Modality: plenary presentation (5 min per group) for feedback

11:15 – 12:00

Regional activities to implement the framework

Moderator: Ms. Shantini Saberi, UNICEF Pacific

Modality: Group Work to brainstorm regional activities to implement the framework

12:00 – 12:30

Closing

  • Closing Remarks

Mr. Andrew Tabelual, Director of Education, Ministry of Education, Palau

 

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

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