In 2015 the core activities of the ASEF ClassNet include:
1. ASEF ClassNet Website (January-December)
The ASEF ClassNet Website is an online platform that helps connect Asian and European schools and teachers by initiating and promoting online collaborations. Part of the ASEF ClassNet website is the quarterly published ASEF ClassNet e-Newsletter, in which the latest developments of the ASEF ClassNet project are described.
2. 12th ASEF Classroom Network Conference (16-20 November 2015)
The ASEF Classroom Network Conferences allow teachers from secondary and high schools and educators to network by initiating school collaborations & exchanges and online projects with Asian and European schools, as well as train their professional skills by exploring specific topics in the field of education. In 2015 the ASEF ClassNet Conference will focus on the subject of “Coding for Education”, in line with the current global trend in primary and secondary education by private and government schools across Asia and Europe.
The 12th ASEF Classroom Network Conference will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, and is co-organised with the 32 Secondary Language School “St. Kliment Ohridiski”. The 12th edition of the Conference is supported by the Sofia Municipality, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.
3. ASEF ClassNet Online Collaborations (January-July)
Facilitated by the ASEF ClassNet Website and Conference, the ASEF ClassNet online collaborations are jointly developed and run by Asian and European secondary and high schools to facilitate and promote inter-cultural exchanges between teachers and students. The online collaborations cover a period of approximately 6 months.
Every year, 6 collaborations are selected to receive the ASEF ClassNet Awards for their outstanding achievements in advancing the objectives of ASEF ClassNet.
The ASEF ClassNet activities in 2015 aim to:
- Encourage schools to initiate ASEF ClassNet Online Collaborations across both regions in ASEF’s 6 thematic areas
- Promote the topic of “Coding” in secondary and high-school education through case-studies and practical tools
- Enlarge the network with new active members, in particular from not yet represented ASEM countries
- Overhaul of design, content and technical features of the ASEF ClassNet website
- Provide a detailed assessment of the ASEF ClassNet Project and its activities with recommendations on its future development
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