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ASEF ClassNet School Collaborations 2019

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Angie Toh Education Department ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet) Education



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Various ASEM countries

 

 

 

 

ASEF ClassNet School Collaborations 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTS AND CULTURE

 

Around the World in 70 Days - The Backpackers

“Around the World in 70 Days - The Backpackers” is a sequel School Collaboration from 2018 that creates a backpacker trip itinerary across both Asia and Europe. Students will plan a detailed journey in their own countries based on a 7-day schedule and link it with the itinerary of school peers abroad. The itinerary will include routes, modes of transportation, hotels, must visit places, local cuisine and a sightseeing programme.  The final product will be a travel guide book published on a travel blog, and maybe inspire students and teachers for their future holiday plans.The final product will be a travel guide book published on a travel blog, and maybe inspire students and teachers for their future holiday plans.  Read more...

 

Coordinator: Mr Eko HENDARTO  (Indonesia) / Ms Valentina VASILKOVA (Russian Federation)
Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries

 

 

Cultural Immersion

The School Collaboration "Cultural Immersion" invites students to collaborate with global peers to chalk out cultural changes and developments in their respective local communities and societies. Students will learn and share similarities and differences of their countries & cultures, ranging from daily lifestyle to traditional beliefs and celebrations. By using pictorial depictions, photo stories, facts and personal experiences, students are invited to exchange views and conclude whether geographical boundaries are only a cartographer’s creation.  Read more...

 

Coordinators: Ms Geeta RAJAN (India), Ms Seema ARORA (India)

Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries

 

My Travel Postcard

“My Travel Postcard” revives the communication medium of postcards and the excitement of sending and receiving them. The first postcard dates to the late 18th century. With the advent of technology, the use of postcards and their significance are slowly diminishing, and, likewise, their evidences are vanishing. This School Collaboration invites students to create digital postcards, to showcase places of historical/cultural significance and to write a short story. Weekly online quizzes will be conducted based on the cards posted online. All digital postcards will be collected for a digital photo album.  Read more...

 

Coordinator: Ms Ritu KHURANA  (India)

Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries

 

 

Postcards from the Edge

“Postcard from the Edge” engages self-identified student writers in a global writing community to write for pleasure and share their thoughts with peers in Asia and Europe. This School Collaboration builds empathy and a sense of urgency among young writers to develop a greater understanding of themselves within their culture but also the commonalities they share with others. Digital tools will be used to enhance the collaboration and communication, including face-to-face communication, reflections and responses. The writing journey begins with postcards and ends with stories, poems, and an understanding of those they share the world with.  Read more...

 

 Coordinator: Ms Juliette BENTLEY (Australia)

Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries

 

 

Our Stories in Photographs

“Our Stories in Photographs” provides students the opportunity to develop photographic skills and to express themselves and their views through photography. The Students will explore three domains: 1) home/personal, 2) school and 3) public. They decide on the focus, location and perspective and produce photo storyboards with captions and/or short narratives. All photos will be shared on a joint e-platform to create a large photo collage. The photo collage will be transformed into postcards, and the students are invited to send them to their partners as a symbol of friendship or to be collated collectively to create a walk-through gallery at the end of the project.  Read more...

 

Coordinators: Ms Nur Aida Md Khalid (Singapore) / Mr Nurfazlin Bin Junidi (Singapore)
Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries  

 

 

 

EDUCATION 

 

Asia-Europe Wildlife Heroes

“Asia-Europe Wildlife Heroes” is a School Collaboration that creates awareness about the current condition of wildlife in Asia and Europe. The destruction of natural habitats, illegal poaching, the spread of invasive species and diseases are examples of anthropogenic activities that greatly contribute to the dwindling of wildlife. Our wildlife provides ecosystem services such as pollination, control of pests, nutrient cycling and decomposition. As active participants of a global community, students will be challenged to participate in contributing to smart solutions to this worldwide challenge.  Read more...

  

Coordinator: Mr Rodel PENDERGAT  (Philippines)

Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries  

 

 

The World is a Big Classroom – Season 2

This School Collaboration is the sequel to “The World is a Big Classroom” from 2018. Students will describe and illustrate their daily lives and daily life lessons in multimedia products such as videos, photos, and graphic designs. The project will sensitise the students to detect similarities and differences amongst them, and to learn how to develop mutual respect through sharing personal learning stories. Read more...

 

Coordinator: Ms Geeta RAJAN (India)
Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries  

 

 

What Makes a Happy Life?

This School Collaboration will combine various tasks and methods to equip students with practical life lessons “What makes a happy life”? In today’s work, individuals and societies often focus solely on success and money. In the school context, educators prepare students for exams and mainly teach them how to deal with professional problems. They often forget and underestimate the importance of teaching about values to build a happy life. Shouldn’t teachers also be guides for their students and help them stay happy and fulfilled?  In this School Collaboration teachers will help students explore questions about happiness and teach them necessary soft skills to improve their self confidence. Read more...

 

Coordinator: Mr Adam STEPINSKI  (Poland)

Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries  

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

 

Be the Change - An Effort

“Be the Change - An Effort” discusses the responsibility of everyone towards the environment and society. It gives students the opportunity to understand that community service is an essential part of life and prepares them to take responsibilities by inculcating in them the will to contribute positively to their societies. Following the strategy “Learning by doing,” students will be engaged in a plethora of activities online and on-site. During this School Collaboration, students will tackle societal conditions in their countries - how societies are changing with time and formulate ways to bring positive changes. They will also conduct research on the formulated laws and necessary frameworks by governments to create better and safer societies.  Read more... 

 

Coordinators: Ms Anjali  HANDA  (India), Ms Shruti SHARMA (India)
Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries

 

 

Ecobrick: Beat the Plastics!

The "Ecobrick: Beat the Plastics!” School Collaboration invites students to take actions to protect the environment by making Ecobricks. An ecobrick is made of clean and dry plastic bottles to create a building block that can be used repeatedly. Plastic water bottles, straws, crisp packets, and bags have become a part of our daily lives. As they are not biodegradable, excessive use and improper management of them is now a major environmental threat. Ecobrick is one of the solutions to this threat as it can be used to make modular furniture, garden spaces, walls and even full-scale buildings. Building an ecobrick simply requires non-biodegradable plastic bottles and a stick to pack them together. Everyone can use ecobricks as it does not require any technical skills. Through the process of learning how to build and use ecobricks, this project allows students and school communities to gain awareness and take personal responsibility for their own use of plastic.  Read more...

 

Coordinators: Mrs Yuni Ifayati (Indonesia) / Mr Miftahuddin (Indonesia)
Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries

 

 

Everybody must be GREENed

“Everybody must be GREENed” is a School Collaboration that raises awareness on sustainability. First, students approach the concept of sustainability at an individual level by filling in a checklist on their own sustainable lifestyle. Findings are shared with students from other countries through Instagram. Then, students interview school management teams and teachers to understand sustainability at the school level, which will be shared through a short video. Finally, by researching, observing and analysing similarities and differences of sustainable practices in various countries, students will compare the concept of sustainability at a national level. The students present their findings in an online magazine with URLS to Instagram and YouTube videos. Read more..

 

Coordinators: Ms Daniëlle STROOMBERG  (Netherlands) / Mrs Sarah KOOPMANS (Netherlands)

Project Status: Open to new members from al51 ASEM countries

 

 

Make Every Drop of WATER Count! 

The objective of this School Collaboration is to raise awareness on water conservation at home, at school and in their local communities and to share ideas on how to save water. Students experiences will be published on BlogSpot, which allows all participants to learn about different approaches towards water conservation in Asian and European countries. Furthermore, students will take pictures and videos of water facilities at home and produce videos based on their observations of how water is produced, used, and conserved in both regions. Read more...

 

CoordinatorsMs Marcella VAN VLIET (The Netherlands) Ms Sarah KOOPMANS (The Netherlands) 
Project Status: Open to new members from all 
51 ASEM countries 

 

 

Project GIFT 2 – Green Is For Tomorrow 2

“Project GIFT 2 – Green Is For Tomorrow 2” is a continuation of the 2018 School Collaboration “GIFT”. Based on estimates, the world cities generate 1.3 billion tonnes of waste annually, with Asia accountable for 1 million tonnes per day. With the current urbanisation and population growth rate, the global waste generation is estimated to rise to 2.2 billion tonnes by 2025. This School Collaboration focuses on raising students’ awareness on waste management and the amount of waste produced around the world. Students will research, learn and share the waste management initiatives taken in their home countries with each other through online platforms such as Facebook and Instagram (#projectgift2018). Students will also come up with ideas to foster meaningful initiatives such as creating upcycled products, educational resources or even hosting an event like campaigns on responsible recycling or plastic bottles collection to raise awareness about waste management in their schools and communities.  Read more...

Coordinators: Ms Nur Syamira Rosidi  (Singapore) / Mdm Lai Sizhen Ester (Singapore)
Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries 

 

Sustainable Development: Marine and Freshwater Resources

“Sustainable Development: Marine and Freshwater Resources” creates awareness among students about the importance of marine and freshwater resources. For millions of people, healthy oceans provide food and livelihood. The global community under the United Nations has a major plan for alleviating poverty. Healthy oceans play a key role in that plan as they are  sources of food, jobs, and ample economic opportunities with big potentials to uplift the poor. During virtual interactions and knowledge sharing this School Collaboration helps participants improve their digital competences and understanding of one another’s cultural values.  Read more...

Coordinators Dr Adrian ELANGOVAN (Singapore) / Ms Anjali HANDA (India) 
Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries

 

Teens in Action for Change

“Teens in Action for Change” invites students to support the Global Goals for Sustainable Development by embedding GSD principles. Participants will take actions by joining and participating in National and Global campaigns and initiatives within the vision of a Human Rights-based approach and the Paris Agreement on climate change. Inspired by global programmes like Design for Change, Global Youth Service Day, Apps for Good, this School Collaboration helps students to find inspiration, information, identify problems, get involved and, finally, act to solve these problems and improve their local communities. The project is also about enabling participants to develop creative thinking and entrepreneurial skills for life and learn to be culturally sensitive and globally aware of their abilities to make the world better.  Read more...

 

Coordinators: Mrs Maria SILVA  (Portugal) / Mrs Arpita DUTTA  (India)

Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries

 

 

 

HEALTH

 

Project Healthy Living Phase 2

“Healthy Living Phase 2” is the second phase of a previous School Collaboration that creates intuitive awareness about healthy living, promotes physical exercises in day to day life, and meals. Students realise the significance of the choice of healthy foods and the importance of mental health. In this modern world, people, especially students and professionals are constantly engaged with disruptive social media and digital technologies, neglecting taking care of their health. Referring to Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3), students develop new ICT skills to interact with each other on online platforms and understand the importance of working in teams with others. Most importantly, students will have ample opportunities to understand cultural diversity and values in Asia and Europe.  Read more...

 

Coordinators: Ms PHAM Ha Chau (Viet Nam) / Dr Adrian ELANGOVAN (Singapore)

Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries

 

 

 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

 

Great Minds in STEM

“Great Minds in STEM, Bridging the Gap” invites students from Asia and Europe to share the application of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in schools. Rather than teaching the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world. Students and teachers from Asia and Europe will be able to get a better understanding of the STEM by sharing information on the importance of STEM subjects and how they are taught in the schools. The collaboration will tackle any misconceptions on STEM and create conducive and a happy learning environment for students in the schools.  Read more...

 

CoordinatorMr Seppe HERMANS  (Belgium)

Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries

 

 

Hacking Our Spaces

“Hacking our spaces” is a School Collaboration designed for students to learn and practice solving real-world problems using STEM and a Design Thinking approach. Participants research on how STEM has impacted their lives and explore how STEM solutions can be leveraged to improve spaces like homes, schools, and communities around them. This will be achieved by either acquiring some (block) programming using Microbits through an online platform, learning about different types of smart materials and their applications, or exploring other areas of STEM. Through a common online sharing platform, participants share and collaborate with each other to study the different spaces of their partners and work on solutions to hack the spaces with creative solutions to have useful functionalities. Read more...

 

Coordinators: Ms Felicia TAY (Singapore) / Ms Sarah WONG (Singapore) / Mdm Siti Aishah ZAHARA (Singapore)

Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries

 

 

Let’s Turn into Something Beautiful

“Let’s Turn into Something Beautiful” includes two project components: 1) learning session and invention of chemical products that enable us to reduce the use and generation of hazardous substances at a low cost; 2) generation of ideas on how to turn waste into beautiful handicrafts. This project will enhance  students’ knowledge in green technology. The outcome will be posted on a blog/website to be shared with the local community.  Read more...

 

Coordinators: Mrs Noor Azizah BINTI SABALI  (Malaysia) / Mrs Masinah BINTI SAHID (Malaysia) 
Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries

 

 

Mathematics Mystery Unveiled

“Mathematics Mystery Unveiled” invites students from Asia and Europe to explore the unknown areas of mathematics and its applications in their daily lives. Teachers will share the latest research of how mathematics has always amused people with the beauty of its method, results, experience, philosophy, information theory and arts. The students and teachers from Asia and Europe will be able to get a better understanding of the subject and tackle misconceptions on various topics we deal with. The students are encouraged to set a project based on mathematics and share it among the peers by producing videos, articles, graphics and publish it through multimedia platforms.  Read more...

 

CoordinatorsMs Monika SEHGAL  (India), Ms Anjali HANDA (India)
Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries

 

 

Space Exploration Buddies

“Space Exploration Buddies” School Collaboration is inspired by Valentina Tereshkova’s statement: “Once you’ve been in space, you appreciate how small and fragile the Earth is.” By 2050, the world’s population will reach 9.1 billion, as reported by the Food and Agricultural Organization. The United Nations is working with the European Space Agency on space solutions such as Galileo system or Earth Observation technologies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). This project encourages students and teachers across Asia and Europe to create a “space network” on space technologies and developments. Students conduct research and interviews to understand the challenges of space exploration and find out ways to expand this knowledge to their peers such by creating videos and sharing them on online platforms.  Read more...

 

Coordinator: Ms May Ling ONN (Malaysia)

Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries

 

 

The Gallium Spoon

“The Gallium Spoon” School Collaboration is designed to celebrate 2019 as the International Year of Periodic Table of Elements. It will explore interesting facts about various chemical elements. Every school will choose one or several elements to  develop its history, main characteristics, applications, and some experiments with it. Students will prepare reports, videos, pictures, presentations, etc. Furthermore, students will design fun games on the Periodic Table  in different forms depending on the resources  available in their schools (table game, scratch coding game, an app for a mobile phone, etc.). The project is adaptable to different levels of technical knowledge of the teachers and school infrastructure. All work results will be featured on an Augmented Reality (AR) app (Aurasma, a very easy-to-use software to create AR), where every school will see the work done by others.  Read more...

Coordinator: Mr Daniel AGUIRRE (Spain)
Project Status: Open to new members from all 51 ASEM countries