Interactive Facilitation Meeting (IFM): "e-Learning: Teachers Count" (C7)

16 May 2011 (16:30-18:00), International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva, Switzerland

Within the framework of action line C7 e-learning, this year’s facilitation meeting will focus on the impact of ICTs on teaching and on the role of teachers in applying ICTs in their work. Special consideration will be given to the UNESCO ICT-Competency Framework for Teachers (ICT-CFT). The implications for governmental policy makers, teachers, and teacher training providers will be discussed, with particular reference to the interaction among the national competency standard setters and standards implementers, by raising the following interrelated questions:

  • Are teachers assuming their appropriate roles in enabling effective e-learning?
  • How and to what extent can teachers be groomed to be effective e-learning enablers?

Provisional Programme

  • 16:30-16:35: Introduction by moderator
    Mr. Janis Kārkliņš, Assistant Director-General, Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO, Paris, France
  • 16:35-16:50: Presentation of UNESCO ICT-CFT: Main Outputs and Implementation Plan
    Mr. Fenghum Miao and Mr. Peter Schioler, UNESCO
  • 16:50-17:10: ICT-Competency Standard Framework for Teachers: The Governmental Perspective and National Initiatives
    Mr. Gonzalez José Fernando, Vice Minister of Basic Education, Ministry of the Public Education, Mexico or his representative
  • 17:10-17:25: Teachers' Perspective: What ICT-Competency and Professional Development Supports, Do We Need?
    Mr. Hans Laugesen, International Secretary and Senior Educational Policy Officer, The Danish Union of Upper Secondary School Teachers, GL, Denmark
  • 17:25-17:40: Teacher Training Providers' Perspective: How Can We Groom Teachers and Motivate Talents? 
    Mr. Bart Dewaele, Director-General, WOB Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium
  • 17:40-18:00: Open debate
  • 18:00: Closing


The meeting will be moderated by Mr Karklins, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information of UNESCO and facilitated by a multi-level stakeholder panel consisting of: UNESCO, national government, teachers’ unions, and teacher training providers.

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