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ASEFClassNet17 School Collaboration

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April to November 2024
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Background of the ASEFClassNet Project Series

For over two decades, the ASEF Classroom Network has been providing capacity-building opportunities for collaborative teaching and learning and a platform to explore the potential of cutting-edge EdTech tools and the integration of ESD in secondary, high, and vocational schools in Asia and Europe. Its target group is broad, given its intergenerational & multi-stakeholder outreach. It ranges from students, teachers, school leaders, teacher trainers, researchers, policymakers, and to EdTech experts. Since its inception, more than 2,100 teachers from Asia and Europe have participated in various activities and become members of the ASEF Classroom Network. As a result, more than 35,000 students have been engaged in 430 Asia-Europe School Collaborations and local spin-off activities. Learn more about the Project series here.

ASEFClassNet17 School Collaboration

ASEFClassNet17 School Collaboration is a capacity-building project for teachers and trainee teachers at the secondary education level. It aims to enhance teaching & learning environments in secondary, high, and vocational schools across Asia and Europe on the topic of “Learning about AI and Learning with AI”.

About the Topic

Building up on the last edition ASEFClassNet16 that focused on “Leading Change: Digital Transformation of Education in the Era of AI”, the 17th edition project series will focuses on the topic “Learning about AI and Learning with AI”.  It will allows us to dig deeper into issues on AI&ED and AIED, considering the significance and transformative role of AI in education. It will explore two distinct yet interconnected dimensions of AI in education:

Learning about AI

This theme will look at  equipping teachers and students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand, utilize, and contribute to the evolving field of AI. Some of the key aspects include AI Literacy, AI Ethics, AI Industry, Skill needs. ASEFClassNet17 will also explore building awareness, knowledge, and competencies of both the human and technological dimensions of AI, to understand what AI is and what it is not, how it works and how to create it, and its social, ethical, and human implications.

Learning with AI

Learning with AI refers to the integration of AI technologies into teaching and learning practices. It focuses on building knowledge and understanding to critically evaluate the relevant use of AI and issues that concern the use of AI such as purpose, pedagogy, privacy, security, and ethics. ASEFClassNet17 will showcase such tools and the critical thinking skill necessary for teachers before applying any of these tools.

Participants

Citizens from Asian and European countries* who are:

  • Teachers, school leaders, and any educators at the secondary, vocational, or high school level
  • Trainee teachers, who are currently students at a university to become teacher
*Asia: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. *Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Programme Design

Programme of the ASEFClassNet16 School Collaboration consists of 2 key stages:

The virtual knowledge and capacity-building stage of the School Collaboration takes place in 2 Phases:

a. Self-Learning [6 Weeks; 24 April – 29 May 2024]:
Participants will learn from and interact with experts on the thematic/technical areas to build relevant knowledge on the project themes to improve their knowledge and understanding. They will take part in self-reflective exercises on the lessons learned from thematic and/or technical sessions.

b. Team Learning [7 Weeks; 05 June – 17 July 2024]:
Based on the knowledge participants acquired in the self-learning stage, they will exchange ideas and critically reflect on the topic during team discussions. Participants will be paired up to work together on designing an Innovative Teaching Practice (ITP), that will become an Open Education Resource at the end of the programme.

During Team Learning phase, participants will work together with their mentors. The mentors pool consists of teachers and experts who are either ASEFClassNet alumni or are currently mentoring with Open Education for Better World (OE4BW) founded by UNESCO Chair for Open Education Resources and it is based at the Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The hybrid implementation stage is designed to bring the best Innovative Teaching Practice Ideas forward, and test them in classroom and evaluate them in 2 Phases:

c. Action Learning [12 Weeks, 31 July – 16 October 2024]:
After the self and team learning stages, participants will further strengthen their knowledge and pedagogical skills by putting their knowledge into action. They will implement their designed Innovative Teaching Practice (ITP) in their own classrooms/schools, with the support and advise from the Mentors.

d. Conference [Late Oct/Early Nov 2024, Philippines (tbc)]:
A 4-5-day long on-site conference will be organised to bring the best performing teams of ASEFClassNet17 together. Participants who successfully complete the Virtual Knowledge & Capacity Building Phase and show outstanding  commitment and results will have the opportunity to receive an invitation an onsite conference in Asia in November 2024 (venue and date TBC). This is a “by invitation only” event to showcase and further develop the selected Innovative Teaching Practices.

Outcomes

The School Collaboration aims to achieve the following key outcomes:

  • Raise awareness and promote meaningful discussions on the significance of AI&ED and AIED in a peer-to-peer environment
  • Innovation for effective quality teaching and learning at the secondary education level
  • Enhance participant teachers’ leadership and decision-making competencies for significance of ethical AI innovation for effective quality teaching and learning
  • Provide a peer-to-peer learning platform for teachers to critically reflect on ongoing AI innovation in K-12 education
  • Provide an intergenerational and intercultural platform and bring together expert teachers and trainee teachers to have multifaceted conversations on the project topic
  • Promote Asia-Europe cross-cultural cooperation among teachers in Asia and Europe
  • Empower participants to independently co-initiate and co-implement spin-off activities and produce innovative examples on effective and ethical teaching with AI tools
  • Inform education policymakers in Asia and Europe with relevant insights gathered from teachers to improve secondary-level education scenarios in Asia and Europe
  • Contribute to the field of AI&ED and AIED through creating Open Education Resources.
Testimonials from the ASEFClassNet16 Participants

Learn more about the previous edition #ASEFClassNet16 School Collaborations here:

Thank you for your interest in our programme. The Open Call for
Application is already Closed!

 

Express Your interest in joining the programme Now!

If you are a secondary, high or vocation school teacher/trainee teacher and looking for a platform to collaborate and work with peers in Asia and Europe, then this opportunity is just for you! 
Check out the Open Call to participate in the Virtual Knowledge and Capacity Building Stage of ASEFClassNet17 here. 
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