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Global Symposium on ICT and Education 2013

The 2013 Global Symposium on ICT in Education took place from 22-24 October 2013 at the Conrad Hotel in Seoul, Korea. The theme of the 2013 event was "The Changing Role of Teachers: Policies and Practices".
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background documents from Korea:
 GS2013 - White Paper, Adapting Education to the Information Age (2012)
 GS2013 - KERIS brochure

past global symposia

Global Symposium on ICT in Education 2013
The Changing Role of Teachers: Policies and Practices
22 – 24 October, 2013
Conrad Hotel: Seoul, Republic of Korea

Organizers: Korean Ministry of Education (MOE), The World Bank
Host: Korea Education & Research Information Service (KERIS)
Partner Organizations: UNESCO Bangkok, Intel Asia Pacific


October 22 (Tuesday)

08:30-09:00 : Registration

09:00-10:00 : Opening Ceremony

Opening Remarks
Sungbin Lim, President, KERIS

Welcoming Remarks:
Young Soon Kang, Director General, Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea

Congratulatory Remarks
Anshul Sonak, Director, Intel APAC

Overview of Symposium & Introduction of Participants
Michael Trucano, Sr. ICT & Education Specialist, The World Bank

10:00-10:30 : Group photo & Coffee Break

10:30-11:20 : Keynote Speech I

Smart Media in Education: Is it a blessing or a curse?
Dr. Peck Cho, Distinguished Professor, Dongguk University

11:20-12:00 : Keynote Speech II

Transforming Education for a World of Opportunity
Sam Al-Schamma, Director, Education Sector, Asia Pacific Region, Intel

12:00-13:30 : Lunch

14:00-16:00 : Teacher Policy in the technology enriched environment

Teachers, Teaching and ICTs: What we know, what we believe - and what we don’t
Michael Trucano, Sr. ICT & Education Specialist, The World Bank

Review of National ICT Competency Standards for Teachers of 16 countries in Asia
Jonghwi Park, Programme Specialist, ICT in Education, UNESCO-Bangkok

Tunisia's ICT in education policy, engaging teachers
Dr. Tarek Chehidi, Corodiantor of ICT Task Force, ADEA

How does ICT deployment affect teaching practice?
Javier A Luque, Senior Specialist, The Inter-American Development Bank

16:00-16:20 : Coffee Break

16:20-17:40 : Sharing Experiences of Teacher Policy

Sophea Phan, Ministry of Education, Youth & Sport, Cambodia

Suliaman Wak, Ministry of Education, Malaysia

Claudia Rebesani, Indire, Italy

Francis Kofi Avugbey, Ministry of Education, Ghana

Katsunori Ouchi, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology, Japan

17:40-18:00 : Wrap up of Day 1

18:00-20:00 : Welcome Dinner

October 23 (Wednesday)

09:00–09:30 : Orientation for the Field Visit

10:00–12:00 : Field Visit : Seoul Wonshin Primary School

12:30-14:00 : Lunch

14:00-16:00 : Global Trend of Teacher Professional Development

A Recent Trend of Teacher Professional Development for ICT in Education in Korea
Dr. Hyunjin Kim, Associate professor, Korea National University of Education

The Next Generation of Teachers: Reframing Teachers’ ICT Capacity in Singapore
Dr. Hyo-jeong So, Professor, Phoang University of Science & Technology

Microsoft Partners in Learning Outlook
Olive Eun A. Seo, Partners in Learning Manager, Microsoft

16:00-16:20 : Coffee Break

16:20-17:40 : Global Trend of Teacher Professional Development (Cont’d)

Hands-on Activity of Teacher Professional Development Program

17:40-18:00 : Wrap up of Day 2

18:00-22:00 : Dinner & Cultural Tour

October 24 (Thursday)

09:00-10:00 : Keynote Speech III

Teachers for the Future We Want
Dr. Gwang-jo Kim, Director, UNESCO-Bangkok


10:00-10:20 : Coffee Break

10:20-11:40 : Innovative Teaching-Learning Practices Harnessing ICT: Case Studies


Sanjar Khafizov, Republican Center for Education, Uzbekistan

Mustafa Ilkhan, Ministry of Education, Turkey

Dr. Pornpun Waitayangkoon, IPST, Thailand

Viet Nam
Kieu Cam Nhung, Ministry of Education, Viet Nam

Kimmane Rathnakar, Government of Karnataka, India

11:40-12:00 : Wrap up of Day 3 & Feedback

12:00-12:20 : Evaluation

12:20-12:30 : Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks
Byeong-gil Sohn, Director, KERIS


Farewell Luncheon


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