The 4th Asia-Europe Classroom (AEC) International Teacher’s Conference was co-organised in collaboration with Kreisgymnasium Neustadt from 27 September to 1 October 2004 in Groemitz, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
The conference gathered 65 teachers to initiate eight promising new online projects. These projects will be implemented by the participating schools over a span of eight months, after which they would be assessed for the AEC Award, a cash prize of USD 2,500.
As with past AEC International Teaches’ Conferences, the AEC conferred AEC Awards on three of the most outstanding online collaborative learning projects completed from the last AEC International Teachers’ Conference in Bogor, Indonesia in September 2003. The winning groups of the AEC Award 2004 were:
- Peace Project
- The Students’ Online Magazine’s
The finalists contending for the AEC Award at the 4th AEC International Teachers’ Conference included `Ndolalak and Hambo’, a joint project among the high schools in Indonesia and Sweden, and `Science Beyond the Classroom’, a collaboration among the high schools in Finland, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.
Beside providing an opportunity for the teacher participants to share in ICT projects, the conference enabled participants to better understand of the different aspects of the host country, Germany, through visits to cultural sites and local schools in Schleswig-Holstein.