Module 3

Module 3: Education Leaders’ Innovation Forum (ELIF)

Through a blended learning approach, the platform aims to enable innovative practices and approaches to enhance teaching and learning for education practitioners and administrators of primary, secondary and tertiary education who will, in turn, become the catalysts for education innovation in Southeast Asia.

Module 3: Education Leaders Innovation Forum and Learning (ELIF)

Venue:

SEAMEO RETRAC
35 Le Thanh Ton Street
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Lead Centre SEAMEO RETRAC
Contact person and information: Dr Ho Thanh My Phuong
Director
SEAMEO RETRAC, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Dr Anita Clapano- Oblina
Senior Education Specialist
SEAMEO RETRAC, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Indicative date: 9– 11 July 2014
 

I. Background

Module 3 Education Leaders Innovation Forum and Learning (ELIF) falls within the framework of SEAMEO College to promote education and social development in Southeast Asia Region. Due to the rapidly changing demands in education, administrators and practitioners in the region are facing with overarching issues such as, new and innovative teaching methods and approaches, life skills, 21st century skills in the workplace, school and community-based innovation and practices, new education technologies, and ASEAN content in curricula for a more integrated ASEAN community. These issues lead to a need for education administrators and practitioners to meet together enabling them to communicate, function and create changes and innovation in education. It is in this premise that Module 3 ELIF is developed.

ELIF is designed for administrators and practitioners of primary, secondary, and tertiary education in Southeast Asia Region. It focuses on innovative practices and approaches to enhance teaching and learning. It convenes two forums, one in 2014 and another in 2015, respectively. Each forum has its focal theme and focus areas in innovations in education. It attempts to develop about 10 innovative solutions to ASEAN- wide issues in education and Human Resource Development (HRD). It is a blended approach of face-to-face and online modes.

ELIF will produce innovative solutions of the overarching key issues of education in the Region for an integrated ASEAN community and these will be made available for use in Southeast Asia Region. Foremost, it will form the education administrators and practitioners adept in addressing ASEAN-wide issues in Education and Human Resource Development (HRD), and boosts their creativity and innovation skills in teaching and learning approaches. In turn, they become the catalysts for education innovation in Southeast Asia Region.

II. Overall Objective

The overall objective of Module 3 ELIF is to address ASEAN-wide issues in Education and Human Resource Development (HRD) and design creative and innovative solutions for an intergraded ASEAN community to be used in Southeast Asia Region. It employs a blended learning approach.

Specific Objectives Main Activities Indicators of achievements

Objective 1

  1. To provide education administrators and practitioners with the current best practices and innovative approaches to teaching and learning

Focus Areas:

  1. Life Skills and 21st Century Skills
  2. Innovative teaching and learning methods, including the use of new education technologies
  3. School and community- based innovations and good practices

• Face-to-Face learning session

Large group

    • Resource persons presentation of the three focus areas of Forum1
    • Q&A
    • Sharing of best practices and experiences in innovative teaching approaches of these three focus areas
    • Identifying key issues

• Oversee, monitor and evaluate the forum session throughout



  • Records of attendance
  • Presentation materials
  • Written discussion results
  • Copy of best practices and experiences in innovative teaching and learning
  • Identified key issues
  • Survey forms & results
  • Interview results
  • Participants feedback
  • Participants reflection statement
  • Group learning session pictures
  • Video clips

Objective 2

To provide a venue for education administrators and practitioners to share their experiences in education, especially in the field of teaching and learning, and design creative and innovative solutions of these key areas in ASEAN context for implementation in SE Asia Region

• Face-to-Face learning session

Small group

  • Small group discussions by level (primary, secondary and tertiary education) with the facilitators addressing these key issues
  • Designing creative and innovative solutions to these key issues in ASEAN context

• Oversee, monitor and evaluate the forum session throughout



  • Records of attendance
  • Documents of the level’s activity and participation
  • Copy of 5 or more innovative solutions addressing these key issues
  • Survey forms & results
  • Interview results
  • Participants reflection statement
  • Small group learning session pictures
  • Video clips

Objective 3

To assist in maintaining an on-going “learning community” focused on innovations in teaching and learning among participants/graduates from Module 3, and establish a network of education administrators and practitioners for innovative teaching approaches in the Region

• Online learning session

  • A pre-forum engagement and preparation – participants orientation on the nature (blended learning) and the expectation of Module 3 implementation
  • An ongoing learning community sharing and deepening forums 1and 2 f2f sessions
  • Linking forum 1 and forum 2 sessions

  • Records of participation
  • Survey results
  • Reflection Journal
  • A Network Chart of Education Administrators and Practitioners in the Region
 

III. Methodology

Module 3 uses a blended learning approach, a combination of face-to-face (f2f) and online learning modes. F2F learning mode constitutes the lecture/presentation of the resource persons, Q&A/video clips, group discussions by levels, and interactive roundtable discussions. The resource persons’ presentation of the focus areas of module 3 provides the participants with the knowledge of key issues in the Region and the skills in designing creative and innovative solutions of these issues in ASEAN context. Q&A/Video clips session provides the participants with opportunity to gain ideas and insights from the resource persons and from one another of the diverse best practices and creative and innovative teaching and learning approaches in different contexts of the Region. The small group discussions by levels, primary, secondary, and tertiary education aim at generating creative and innovation solutions of the identified key issues that education administrators and practitioners in the Region are faced with. The interactive roundtable discussion with the consultants, resource persons, and facilitators will help the participants see the strengths and weaknesses of their innovation solutions for improved outputs. Online learning mode consists of 3 parts, as follows: Part 1 is a pre-forum engagement and preparation where participants are provided with information about the nature and the expectations of module 3 and the instructional materials for the f2f and online learning sessions are available; part 2 is an ongoing learning community activity deepening forum 1f2f acquired knowledge and skills and linking forum 1 and forum 2 sessions, and part 3 is an ongoing learning community deepening forum 2 acquired knowledge and skills and completing the two forums.

IV. Outputs and Outcomes

The project constitutes at least 30 administrators and practitioners from different levels of education (primary, secondary and tertiary) in the Southeast Asia Region.

The project envisions the following outputs and outcomes:

1. Participants will enhance their skills in addressing ASEAN-wide issues in Education and Human Resource Development (HRD) for an integrated ASEAN Community.

2. Participants will improve their creativity and innovation skills in teaching and learning approaches in ASEAN context.

3. Participants will develop the culture of creativity and innovation among education administrators and practitioners in SE Asia Region during the 2-year project implementation, and pass it on to their own community of educators.

4. Participants will establish a network of innovations in education in Southeast Asia Region using ICT, and share this new knowledge and skills in their institutions and beyond.

5. Participants will be empowered to learn innovations in education beyond the region and engage in the globalized world.

The table below shows methods and tools to be used to measure these changes. SEAMEO RETRAC will assign contact office to monitor and check these changes.

Changes on behavior and attitude Methods/tools to be used to measure these changes
Participants have enhanced their skills in addressing ASEAN-wide issues in Education and Human Resource Development (HRD) for an integrated ASEAN Community. Survey form. SEAMEO RETRAC will conduct an online survey to see the changes the beneficiaries have made in their work.
Participants have improved their creativity and innovation skills in teaching and learning approaches in ASEAN context. Survey form. SEAMEO RETRAC will monitor the behavior and attitude of the beneficiaries in terms of their performance output in innovation in education.
Participants have developed the culture of creativity and innovation among education administrators and practitioners in SE Asia Region during the 2-year project implementation, and pass it on to their own community of educators. Participatory approach. SEAMEO RETRAC will communicate the heads of schools of the beneficiaries online in terms of the extent of the beneficiaries’ teamwork in innovative teaching and learning within their institution during the project implementation.
Participants have established a network of innovations in education in Southeast Asia Region using ICT, and share this new knowledge and skills in their institutions and beyond. Individual contact. Using ICT, SEAMEO RETRAC will monitor the operation of the beneficiaries networking through sending quick emails, instant messaging, online chats, and forums.
Participants are empowered to learn innovations in education beyond the region and engage in the globalized world. ICT. SEAMEO RETRAC will track the beneficiaries in terms of their level of commitment and passion to engage in professional development in education innovation and go beyond to learn more.
 

VI. Target Participants

The target beneficiaries are the administrators and practitioners from the three levels of education, namely, primary, secondary, and tertiary learning institutions in Southeast Asia Region. Each region will nominate three representatives, one nominee from each level of education. The expected total number of participants is 30 administrators and practitioners from the member countries. These target beneficiaries are expected to have a good knowledge on the key issues in education and human resource development in the region, and they are conversant to find creative and innovative ways to solve these issues in ASEAN context.