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11th ASEF Classroom Network Conference

Project Period: Contact: Department: Programme: Theme:
28 Oct - 1 Nov 2013 Angie Toh Education Department ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet) (formerly known as the Asia-Europe Classroom Network (AEC-NET)) Education
Sustainable Development & Environment
Culture

Venue:
Bali, Indonesia

ASEF organised the 11th ASEF Classroom Network Conference (formerly known as the Asia-Europe Classroom Network AEC-NET)) in Bali, Indonesia from 28 October to 1 November 2013.  The conference is supported by the Provincial Office of Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economic of Bali.  Themed "Creative Classrooms Go 4G: Teach Green, Learn Green, Act Green, Live Green".  The objective of the conference was to encourage the integration of ICT, art and local culture in environmental education.  

The conference was attended by 87 participants (including 6 student representatives and observers) from 31 countries.  Other than the insights shared by the invited speakers and experts, the participants also took part in the workshops that demonstrated the use of technology to enhance learning as well as the promotion of practical sustainability actions that can be introduced within and beyond the classrooms.

The project co-ordinators and student representatives from the six shortlisted projects were also invited to the conference.  They co-presented their projects and contended for the ASEF ClassNet Awards.  The Gold and Merit Awards were conferred to the following 2013 ASEF ClassNet project groups:

Gold Awards
*  Dream Tours
*  iMagz – Making Myself Heard
*  International Village – Thumbs Up for SketchUp!

Merit Awards
*  Chain Stories 2013
*  Let's Eat
*  The Time Machine 

The Gold and Merit Award winners each received a cash prize of EUR 2,000 and EUR 500 respectively.  The prize may be used to further develop their project or to create new online collaborations.

38 ASEF ClassNet projects, covering the ASEF themes have also been submitted for 2014 where the teachers and students will start the implementation of these projects after the conference.

In this edition, the ASEF Green Action was integrated as part of the programme.  21 schools from 18 countries submitted entries for the ASEF Green Action Exhibition.  The teachers and student representatives also participated in the bag exchange activity conducted on 30 October 2013 in Pasar Badung, Denpasar.

Launched in 1998, the ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet) is a programme conceptualised to enrich learning and teaching through the use of ICT among secondary and high schools in ASEM countries.  The objective of the ASEF ClassNet is to foster co-operation among secondary and high schools in ASEM countries with a view to promoting collaborative, cross-cultural learning and exchanges through the ASEF ClassNet Projects.

Project Updates

  • Catch the video highlights from the 11th ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet) Conference, which was recently held from 28 October - 1 November 2013 in Bali, Indonesia.  Some 87 teachers and students from Asia and Europe gathered to exchange ideas on how to integrate ICT in environmental education. They also shared best practices on green actions carried out in their respective schools.

    Watch the video here

  • ASEF ClassNet Projects Awarded in Bali

    Published on 04 Dec 2013

    ASEF presented Gold and Merit Awards to 6 ASEF ClassNet projects. Facilitated by secondary and high school educators from Asia and Europe, these online projects involved 73 teachers and 1,233 students from 39 schools in 19 countries.

    The project coordinator and a student representative from each group co-presented their projects during the 11th ASEF Classroom Network Conference, which took place from 28 October to 1 November 2013 in Bali, Indonesia.  The jury included Ambassador SOEMADI Brotodiningrat, ASEF Governor for Indonesia, Ms Edwige ROZIER, Acting Director for Education Department and Ms Deli CONNELL, National UNESCO ASPnet Coordinator in New Zealand.

    During the farewell dinner, the Gold Awards (cash prize of EUR 2,000) were conferred on the project groups: “Dream Tours”; “iMagz – Making Myself Heard” and “International Village – Thumbs Up for SketchUp!”  The other finalists, “Chain Stories 2013”, “Let’s Eat” and “The Time Machine” received the Merit Awards (cash prize of EUR 500). The cash prizes will be used to either further develop the project or initiate a new one. 

  • We are pleased to announce that the following ASEF ClassNet Projects have been shortlisted to contend for the ASEF Awards for 2013.  These six finalists (alphabetical order) are:

    • Chain Stories 2013
    • Dream Tours
    • iMag - Making Myself Heard
    • International Village - ThumbsUp for SketchUp
    • Let's Eat
    • The Time Machine

    Congratulations to these six teams! The main project coordinator, together with a student representative from each group will be invited to co-present their projects at the upcoming conference in Bali, Indonesia from 28 October to 1 November 2013.

    For more information about these award finalists, please click here.


  • The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), in cooperation with the Khatulistiwa Pendidikan Indonesia (KPI), is organising the 11th ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet) Conference, which will take place from 28 October to 1 November 2013 in Bali, Indonesia. The conference will be supported by the Provincial Office of Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of Bali. 

    Secondary and High School teachers from ASEM countries are invited to apply for participation.

    Themed Creative Classrooms Go 4G: Teach Green, Learn Green, Act Green, Live Green, the conference aims to encourage the integration of ICT, art and local culture in environmental education.

    The 11th ASEF ClassNet Conference consists of the following:

    • Professional enrichment for participants

    • Presentations of ASEF ClassNet Projects and Awards

    • Discussion and development of future ASEF ClassNet Projects

    • Exchange of information and best practices on green action

    The participants should:

    • be proficient in both spoken and written English;

    • have a keen interest in integrating ICT, art and local culture in environmental education;

    • willing to share, exchange information and best practices on green actions in the schools and beyond;

    • ready to cooperate with schools in Asia and Europe on a collaborative project and/or to propose new project ideas;

    • possess basic knowledge of ICT

    Online application is now open and the closing date is Saturday, 31 August 2013.