World Teachers' Day open Forum "Teaching Today"

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Open Forum on "Teaching today: an international overview of professional development and conditions of work" for the 20th anniversary of World Teachers' Day.

The Day commemorates the adoption of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendations concerning the Status of Teachers. UNESCO encourages local activities which can be promoted on map
The forum will bring together teachers, researchers, experts (including UNESCO Chairs and university professors), students (teacher training institution, Education Sciences), representatives from teacher training institutes, education and teacher organizations, specialized media.

It aims to provide as much discussion between speakers and participants as possible. The forum will include four parallel participative workshops:
. Teachers’ living and working conditions
. Teachers’ continuous professional development
. How ICT can support teacher training
. Pedagogical innovations in education.

At the end of the two-day open forum there will be a free concert by Toumani and Sidiki Diabate, a father and son duo that embodies perfectly the transmission of knowledge and the beauty of teaching.

Webcast will be available place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on «Teachers for the 21st century» and at 3-4:30p.m. for the conclusions of the workshops and forum.


Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 06.10.2014 10:00 local time
End 06.10.2014 17:30 local time
Date to be fixed 1
Focal point Migeon, Florence
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 125 avenue de Suffren
Room Room I, Room IV, Room VI, Room VII, Salle Pas Perdus, Foyer Room I, Room II, Room IX
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 1000
Official Website Register online to attend the event at UNESCO House, Paris, France
Link 1 Statistics on teachers from UNESCO's Institute of Statistics
Link 2 World Teachers' Day events around the world
Link 3 World Teachers' Day 2014
Link 4 Upload the poster