Transforming Teaching and Learning through New Digital Technologies
Organized by the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok) with the support of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, the Thai National Commission for UNESCO, the UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education (INRULED), the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO).
This panel session will share findings and insights gained from case studies conducted in late 2021 and early 2022 in primary and secondary schools on the uses of new digital technologies in teaching and learning. The case studies were carried out in 22 schools in six countries – Bangladesh, China, India, Kazakhstan, Philippines and Thailand – under the project ‘Situational analysis on the use of frontier technologies in teaching and learning in primary and secondary education’, implemented by the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education with the financial support of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan. Employing semi-structured interviews conducted with teachers, students and school leaders, researchers collected data and information on teaching and learning practices that use new digital technologies in regional schools by asking two fundamental questions: 1. How are new digital technologies used and making impacts in teaching and learning in the school?; and 2. What helped, enabled or supported the school to generate such impacts through this technology?
The session will feature three among the 22 interviewed schools: an urban primary school in China, a rural primary school in Thailand, and a federal government school in India. Examples of innovation in teaching and learning practices arising from the use of new digital technologies in these schools will be shared; in addition, the factors and conditions that foster such practices will be considered by the panelists. Through the discussion of what is actually happening in schools and classrooms around new digital technologies, the session hopes to contribute to the regional discussion on transforming teaching and learning towards 2030 and beyond.
Ministry of Education officials, school leaders, teachers, teacher educators, and education researchers.
Dates and Format
Date: Monday, 6 June 2022
Time: 12.55 – 13.55 hrs., Bangkok time (GMT+7)
Format: Hybrid combining on-site participation and online participation via Zoom
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12.55 – 13.05 Introduction
- Welcome – Ushio Miura, Programme Specialist, UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education
- Opening remarks – OKAMURA Naoko, Assistant Minister/Director-General for International Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan
13.05 – 13.35 Presentation of School Case Studies
- A case of an urban primary school in China – Xiaodong Zeng, INRULED
- A case of a rural primary and lower secondary school in Thailand – Wanwisa Suebnusorn Klaijumlang, Kasetsart University
- A case of a central government-funded school in India – Pranati Panda, NIEPA
- Synthesis of the school case studies – Tianchong Wang, the Education University of Hong Kong
13.35 – 13.40 Comments
- LIM Cher Ping, Chair Professor of Learning Technologies and Innovation, Education University of Hong Kong
- Ethel Valenzuela, Director, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat
13.40 – 13.50 Q&A
13.50 – 13.55 Closing remark
- Representative of the Thai National Commission for UNESCO
For the event's report, please see the attached file below.
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