World Teachers' Day open Forum "Teaching Today"
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 www.worldteachersday.org 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 prize giving ceremony for the UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers and a concert by Toumani and Sidiki Diabate, a father and son duo that embodies perfectly the transmission of knowledge and the beauty of teaching.
On 7 October a webcast will take place from 10:30 a.m. -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||07.10.2014 20:30 local time|
|Date to be fixed||1|
|Focal point||Migeon, Florence|
|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|
|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 4||Upload the poster|