10th SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Symposium

Teacher Education in the Past, Current and Challenges for Future: Reimaging Teacher Education in the New Normal Post-COVID-19


Organized by SEAMEO & University of Tsukuba, Supported by MEXT, Japan


10-12 Feb. 2022: Free of Charge


This 10th SEAMEO-UT Symposium aims to:
  • Provide a platform to showcase the best practices of teacher education and training in responding to the pandemic and school closures in the region;
  • Identify opportunities and challenges faced by teacher education and training institutions in Southeast Asia during the pandemic period; and
  • Consolidate the policy changes and ways forward for “New Normal” in teacher education and training institutions.

Under the sub theme ‘Reimagining Teacher Education and Training in the New Normal Post-COVID-19,’ this symposium intends to cover issues surrounding, but not limited to:

  • Pre-service teacher education: Before, during, and after COVID-19.
  • In-service teacher training: Before, during, and after COVID-19.
  • The policies, tools, and strategies that could be suggested to policymakers to improve pre-service and in-service teacher education/training in the New Normal way of life.
  • The contribution of education stakeholders in shaping pre-service and in-service teacher education/training practices in Southeast Asia and beyond in the post COVID-19.

Background

For almost two years the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented conditions in all areas of social life and changed the educational landscape globally. As the pandemic is still on-going and has created such a “New Normal” ways of life, there is one source of light played by our teachers – the real super heroes. They keep playing their extra-ordinary role through continuing their mission to educate students during the challenging academic atmosphere of COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the start of the pandemic in the month of March 2020 till today, the teachers had gone through a process of transformation of their teaching styles through adopting the online mode of teaching with putting extra efforts and hard work. Due to this total and abrupt change, teachers faced several vicissitudes: using new technology for teaching, tutoring, and motivating students from a distance; significant technology-mediated learning, implementing instruction with technology, and effective communication in virtual environments. Yet, most of the teachers began to provide educational care in a virtual mode without experience and prior training for this challenge.

After the reopening of the educational institutions in a ‘new normal’ setting, they are keeping both online and physical classes schedule side by side for the safety of students, giving extra time to cover up the syllabus. Adaptations and innovations were required at the university and teacher training institution to prepare the teachers to cope with the challenges. The year 2022 still poses many challenges for education due to the prolonged impact of COVID-19.

In addition, the year of 2022 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Center for the Center for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development (CRICED – the University of Tsukuba (UT)) – one of the most active SEAMEO Affiliate Members since 2011. In response to this current challenging situation, the SEAMEO Secretariat in collaboration with the University of Tsukuba and supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Japan will convene the 10th SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba (UT) Symposium on 10-12 February 2022, under the theme ‘Teacher Education in the Past, Current and Challenges for Future,’ and sub-theme ‘Reimagining Teacher Education in the New Normal Post-COVID-19’.

The 10th SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Symposium will be convened as a part of the CRICED 20 Years Anniversary Events. Apart from the Symposium, the Anniversary Events will include the interesting sessions such as JICA Malaysia-Tsukuba Project, MEXT-Tsukuba Inter-University Exchange Project, APEC-Tsukuba International Conference XVI, and International Cooperation Development in Mathematics Education.

CRICED 20 Years Anniversary Events: back to back with the 10th SEAMEO-UT Symposium

Tentative Programme

*GMT +7: BKK (GMT +9: JPN)

07 February 2022 updated

DAY 1: Thursday, 10 February 2022 

Date/Time

Agenda

0800-0900

(1000-1100 )

Participants log-in/ on-site registration

0900-0950

(1100-1150 )

Opening Ceremony

  • SEAMEO Colours
  • Welcome Remarks by Dr Kyosuke Nagata, President, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Remarks by Dr Ethel Agnes Pascua Valenzuela, Director, SEAMEO Secretariat, Thailand
  • Opening Remarks by H E Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Education, Singapore, and SEAMEO Council President
  • Keynote Speaker from Japan: Prof Teruyuki Fujita, School of Human Sciences, College of Education, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Keynote speaker from Southeast Asia:“Developing Future-Ready Teachers: Professionalism, Pedagogies, and Perspectives” Assoc Prof Liu Woon Chia, Dean, Teacher Education, National Institution of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

MC: Prof. Dr. Nakao Nomura, University of Tsukuba/ Ms. Phurichaya Songyai, SEAMEO Secretariat

0950-1030

(1150-1230 )

20th Anniversary of CRICED 

  • Remarks by Dr Caroline F Benton, Vice President, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Remarks by Mr. Yasushi Taguchi, Director General for International Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan
  • On behalf of Ms. Sachiko Imoto, Senior Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), remarks by Mr. Takeshi Watanabe, Director General, JICA Tsukuba Centre.
  • Remarks by Dr Ethel Agnes Pascua Valenzuela, Director, SEAMEO Secretariat, Thailand
  • Remarks by Assoc Prof Dr Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, MD, President, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
  • 20th Anniversary of CRICED: Video presentation
  • Official Photo Session

MC: Prof. Dr. Masami Isoda, Director of CRICED, University of Tsukuba

1030-1040

(1230-1240 )

Coffee/Tea Break

1040-1140

(1240-1340 )

Panel 1: Roundtable Discussion: Reimagining Teacher Education and Training in Post COVID-19

  • Dr Carlos Vargas Tamez, Chief of Section for Teacher Development and Head of the Secretariat, International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 (UNESCO TTF), France
  • Ms Natalia Amelina, Senior National Project Officer in Education and Chief of Unit, UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies Education (IITE), Russia
  • Prof Masami Isoda, Director, CRICED, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Mr Wilfredo E Cabral, Regional Director, DepEd NCR and Officer-inCharge Office of the Undersecretary, Human Resource and Organisational Development, Department of Education, Philippines

Moderator: Dr Kritsachai Somsaman, Deputy Director for Administration and Communication, SEAMEO Secretariat

DAY 1: Thursday, 10 February 2022 

Date/Time

Agenda

1140-1330

(1340-1530 )

Lunch

1330-1430

(1530-1630 )

Panel 2: Pre-service Teacher Education and In-service Teacher Training: Response to COVID-19 for K-12 Education

  • “SEAMEO CECCEP Support for In-Service Teacher Training for Early Childhood Care”: Mr Ith Vuthy, Deputy Director for Programme, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP), Indonesia
  • “Learning Through Making - A Proposed Sustainable Learning Education”: Dr. Shah Jahan bin Assanarkutty, Centre Director, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (SEAMEO RECSAM), Malaysia
  • “SEAQIS’s Efforts in Improving Science Teacher to Keep Learning Continuity During and Post”: Dr Indrawati, Centre Director, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel (SEAMEO QITEP in Science), Indonesia
  • “STEM Education: SEAQiM's Response during Covid-19 for InService Teachers”: Dr Sumardyono, Centre Director, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel (SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics), Indonesia
  • University of Tsukuba: Dr Masashi Asakura, Junior Assistant Professor, Division of Education, Japan

Moderator: Dr Wahyudi, Deputy Director for Programme Development, SEAMEO Secretariat

1430-1440

(1630-1640 )

Coffee/Tea Break

1440-1540

(1640-1740 )

Panel 3: Pre-service Teacher Education and In-service Teacher Training: Response to COVID-19 for TVET and Higher Education

  • “Assessing the Curriculum Implementation Effectiveness at General and Technical High”: Dr Songheang Ai, Centre Director, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Technical Education Development (SEAMEO TED), Cambodia
  • “Preparing TVET Teachers in Response to COVID-19 and Industry 4.0”: Dr Paryono, Deputy Director, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Vocational and Technical Education and Training (SEAMEO VOCTECH), Brunei Darussalam
  • “SEA-EU Mobility Programme for Sustainable Development: Reimagining and Reconfiguring Mobility for the Future”: Asst Prof Dr Romyen Kosaisanont, Centre Director, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (SEAMEO RIHED), Thailand
  • Indonesia University of Education: Prof Dr H M Solehuddin, Rector (TBC)
  • University of Tsukuba: Prof. Nakao Nomura, Regional Director of South East Asia and Taiwan Office

Moderator: Mr Ansgar Schaefer, Integrated Expert TVET, SEAMEO Secretariat

DAY 2: Friday, 11 February 2022 

Date/Time

Agenda

1330-1430

(1530-1630 )

Panel 4: Pre-service Teacher Education and In-service Teacher Training: Response to COVID-19 for Language and Culture Education

  • “Teacher Professional Development: SEAMEO RELC’s Response to COVID-19 for Language Education”: Ms Susan Leong, Centre Director, SEAMEO Regional Language Centre (SEAMEO RELC), Singapore 
  • “SEAQIL Training Designs Response to COVID-19: Different Designs to Meet Respective Needs”: Dr Luh Anik Mayani, Centre Director, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel (SEAMEO QITEP in Language), Indonesia
  • “SEAMEO SPAFA Training the Trainers Programmes on Cultural Management and Conservation”: Ms Somlak Charoenpot, Centre Director, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SEAMEO SPAFA), Thailand
  • University of Tsukuba: Prof Yoshiyasu Ida, Dean of Faculty of Human Sciences 

    Moderator: Prof. Nakao Nomura, Regional Director of South East Asia and Taiwan Office, University of Tsukuba

14.30-14.40

(16.30-16.40 )

Coffee/Tea Break

14.40-15.40

(16.40-17.40 )

Panel 5: Pre-service Teacher Education and In-service Teacher Training: Response to COVID-19 for Specialised Education

  • “Ensuring Continuity of Learning for Learners with Disabilities”: Dr Hanani, Harun, Rasit (Centre Director), SEAMEO Regional Centre for Special Educational Needs (SEAMEO SEN), Malaysia
  • “Teacher Training in Response to COVID-19: Case of Vietnam”: Dr Le Thi My Ha, Centre Director, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Lifelong Learning (SEAMEO CELLL), Vietnam
  • “SEPs Adaptive Learning Platforms in Responding to the COVID-19”: Mr Sukich Udindu, Centre Director, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Sufficiency Economy Philosophy for Sustainability (SEAMEO SEPS), Thailand
  • University of Tsukuba: Prof. Jun Kawaguchi, Associate Professor, School of Human Sciences, College of Education

Moderator: Prof. Jun Kawaguchi, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba

 

Day 3: Saturday, 12 February 2022 

Date/Time

Agenda

13.30-14.30

(15.30-16.30 )

Panel 6: Innovative Education Platform for Pre-service Teacher Education and In-service Teacher Training

  • “SEAMOLEC Journey on Providing Professional Development for Teachers in ICT Integration into Teaching”: Ms Cahya Susuma Ratih, Acting Deputy Director for Programme, SEAMEO Regional Open Learning Centre (SEAMEO SEAMOLEC), Indonesia
  • “What Crucial Competencies are Necessary for Southeast Asian Teachers to Succeed Now and in the Future?”: Dr Sharon Chao, Manager of Learning and Development and Management, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH), Philippines
  • “Innovations in In-service Teacher Training in the while and post COVID-19 Pandemic at SEAMEO RETRAC”: Dr Ho Thanh My Phuong, Centre Director, SEAMEO Regional Training Centre (SEAMEO RETRAC), Vietnam
  • “What Platform to Use? A Perspective on Pre-Service Teacher Education and In-Service Training”: Assoc Prof Dr Regidor G Gaboy, Dean, College of Education, Central Luzon State University, Philippines
  • Khon Kaen University: Asst. Prof. Dr. Phongthanat Sae-joo, Acting Deputy Director of Institute for Research and Development in Teaching Profession for ASEAN
  • University of Tsukuba: Prof Ryosuke Ohniwa, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, JV-Campus MEXT-Tsukuba

Moderator: Mr. Alejandro Ibañez, SEA-PLM Policy Programme Specialist, SEAMEO Secretariat (TBC)

14.30-15.00

(16.30-17.00 )

Synthesis and Closing

  • Synthesis by Dr Kritsachai Somsaman, Deputy Director for Administration and Communication, SEAMEO Secretariat, Thailand
  • Way Forwards and Closing Message by Dr Ethel Agnes Pascua-Valenzuela, Director, SEAMEO Secretariat, Thailand
  • Closing Message by Prof Dr Masami Isoda, Director, CRICED, the University of Tsukuba, Japan

Moderator: Prof. Nakao Nomura, Regional Director of South East Asia and Taiwan Office, University of Tsukuba

End of Programme

Documents



Registration & Certification



The symposium is offered with free of charge, however the pre-registration is required for all participants before 7 February 2022.

https://link.seameo.org/10SEAMEO-UT_RegisParticipants


The e-Certificate will be provided and generated by the SEAMEO Secretariat as follows:

• “Certificate of Appreciation” will be provided to the Speakers

• “Certificate of Participation” will be provided to all participants who attend the Symposium and complete the Certificate Validation and Assessment Form.

Hosts & Sponsor

Host Institutions:
  • Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat
  • CRICED, University of Tsukuba, Japan(The University of Tsukuba is an affiliate member of SEAMEO)
Supported by:
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan.
Managed by:
  • SEAMEO Secretariat, Bangkok, Thailand:
    • Dr Kritsachai Somsaman, Deputy Director for Administration and Communication
    • Dr Wahyudi, Deputy Director for Programme Development
  • CRICED, University of Tsukuba, Japan
    • Prof Dr Masami Isoda, Director, CRICED (isoda@criced.tsukuba.ac.jp)
Coordinated by:
  • SEAMEO Secretariat, Bangkok, Thailand:
    • Ms Piyapa Su-angavatin, KM Manager (piyapa@seameo.org; secretariat@seameo.org)
    • Ms Phurichaya Songyai, Secretary for Administration and Communication (phurihaya@seameo.org)
  • CRICED, University of Tsukuba, Japan
    • Ms Hitomi Saito (criced@un.tsukuba.ac.jp)

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