» KKU administrators, lecturers and staff join in driving the 2021 UNESCO-KNUE: UNITWIN International Conference, aiming to develop education in Asia during the COVID-19 pandemic. (731 Views)

On August 17-19, 2021, KKU administrators, lecturers and staff joined in driving the 2021 UNESCO-KNUE: UNITWIN International Conference, aiming to develop education in Asia during the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss the post-COVID-19 epidemic action plan. The main objectives for driving the project were to focus on expanding education networks in the Asian region, and developing higher quality education teachers to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals: Quality Education SDG-4 

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), France, together with the Korea National University of Education (KNUE), Republic of Korea (South Korea), have organized the UNESCO-KNUE UNITWIN PROGRAM projects for 5 years since 2019 and have jointly driven the projects by 4 universities in 4 countries:

1. Khon Kaen University from Thailand
2. Souphanouvong University from Lao People's Democratic Republic
3. University of Education from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
4. Indonesia University of Education from the Republic of Indonesia
In the year 2021 Mahidol University Kanchanaburi Campus from Thailand has also joined in driving the project.

The cooperating institutions therefore organized the 2021 UNESCO-KNUE: UNITWIN International Conference for the third year in a row. This event has been held from 17 to 19 August 2021 online via Zoom at Khon Kaen University. Conference attendees were the Department of Education and Academic Services, the International Affairs Division, the Institute for Research and Development in Teacher Profession for ASEAN (IRDTP) and the Faculty of Education, who participated in 3 lectures and presentation sessions as follows:

1.   Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maitree Inprasit Vice President for Education and Academic Services gave a special lecture during the Keynote Speech on the topic of Reinventing Teacher Education in Thailand after the COVID-19

2.   Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maitree Inprasit Vice President for Education and Academic Services and Asst. Prof. Dr. Acharawan Topark-Ngarm, Assistant to the President for International Affairs, gave a presentation on the topic of Capacity Building for Teacher Training: Experience Sharing from KKU-Thailand during the Capacity Building for Teacher Training.

3.   Asst. Prof. Dr. Phongthanat Sae-Joo, Acting Deputy Director of the Institute of Research and Development in Teacher Education for ASEAN (IRDTP), Asst. Prof. Dr. Narumon Changsri, Assistant Director of Research and Innovative Development and Asst. Prof. Dr. Jiradawan Huntula, Assistant Director of Professional Development and Academic Services, held a presentation on the topic of Implementing STEAM activity through Blended-learning Classroom model (BLC) during the STEM & STEM Teacher Education.
 

During the 2021 UNESCO-KNUE: UNITWIN International Conference, Prof. Seong Joo Kang, Vice President of KNUE presided over the opening remarks. Prof. Kyung Koo HAN, Secretary-General of the Korean National Commission for UNESCO gave a welcome speech. Prof. Hee-chan Lew, former Chancellor of KNUE gave a special lecture during the Keynote Speech on the topic Educational Innovation in the 4th Industrial Revolution. Also, presentations and discussions were held by university experts about collaboration on various topics:
1.STEM & STEAM Teacher. Education
2.Educational Contents for Teachers
3.Capacity Building for Teacher Training
4.Curriculum Development for Teacher Education
5.Professional Development Practice

More than 50 people were interested in joining the event at KNUE, South Korea, and over 200 online participants from 5 countries joined in the activity.
 

News/Photo: Peeranat Iamthong

Source: https://th.kku.ac.th/73040/


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