ASEF Classroom Network

Description of the Initiative

Since its establishment in 1998, the ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet) project has been providing opportunities for collaborative learning and intercultural exchanges through the use of ICT among secondary, high and vocational schools in ASEM partner countries.

Its activities are both face-to-face and online, and are built on 2 core elements:

  1. ASEF ClassNet Conferences:  The ASEF ClassNet Conferences take place on an annual basis alternating between Asia and Europe. With over 120 school principals, teachers, experts, professionals, and business representatives in the field of ICT and education in attendance, the conference acts as a gateway both to the wider ASEF ClassNet, to new education technology, and to the plethora of Online Collaborations and school exchanges in which the teachers and their students from 51 countries are engaged.
  2. School Collaborations: Developed and led by ASEF ClassNet teachers, the School Collaborations bring together teachers and students from across Asia and Europe to explore a mutually significant subject of their choice. Using ICT and teamwork, students and teachers share their knowledge of a subject and, in doing so develop a deeper appreciation of each other’s cultures.

More information on the ASEF ClassNet Website 

Aims and objectives

  • Platform for exchange and collaborations among secondary, high and vocational school teachers and students in Asia and Europe
  • Capacity training for teachers in the field of edutech
  • Foster teacher mobility and creation of bi-regional school and teacher networks

ASEM Partners and Stakeholders involved

ASEF as main organiser, supported by civil society partners and hosting ASEM partner country.

Progress and Achievements

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  • 14 editions organised of the ASEF Classroom Network Conference
  • 14th ASEF Classroom Network Conference on “Gender Equality: Reprogramming STEM Education”, 27-30 November 2018, Helsinki, Finland.
    • About 100 secondary, vocational and high school teachers and educators from 46 ASEM Partner countries
    • 19 school collaborations organised by 57 schools from 26 countries contesting for ASEF ClassNet Awards, engaging 78 teachers and 1110 students
    • 22 project collaborations initiated by Asian and European schools for 2019
    • Video and photo productions on theme for ASEM visibility and promotion of theme
    • Revamp and maintenance of ASEFClassNet website

Status

Overall project ongoing

Plans and expected outcomes

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  • Organisation of 15th ASEF Classroom Network Conference “Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and AI: The Role and Readiness of Teachers” 
    25-29 November 2019, Tokyo, Japan
    • The initiative contributes 5-day conference, including capacity trainings, for about 100 teachers from high schools and technical & vocational schools from 51 ASEM partners
    • Spin-off activities and collaborations among participants facilitated in form of school exchanges and school collaborations
    • Research and ASEM wide survey on school leadership in the digital era 
  • Organisation of the 16th ASEF Classroom Network Conference (ASEFCLassNet16)
  • 5-day conference, including capacity trainings, for about 100 teachers from high schools and technical & vocational schools from 51 ASEM partners
    • Spin-off activities and collaborations among participants facilitated in form of school exchanges and school collaborations
    • Research and ASEM wide survey on school leadership in the digital era
    • follow up conference on ClassNet15
  • More info on the ASEF ClassNet website

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