Overview of ICDE meetings and speaking engagements in China, July 2017


Overview of ICDE meetings and speaking engagements in China, July 2017

The ICDE Secretary General is currently on mission to meet with ICDE members and undertake a number of speaking engagements within China. 

From the 5-8 July, the ICDE Secretary General will be in Beijing and meet with ICDE members Beijing Normal University and with the Open University China.

This will be followed by a presentation at the 2017 International Forum on ICT and Education 2030.

The ICDE Secretary General will focus his talk on the theme  of Promoting Digital Innovations for SDG 4: Global Partnership of UNESCO International Forum on ICT and Education 2030 under the heading “To be the global facilitator for inclusive, flexible, quality learning and teaching in the digital age”. The Forum is a follow up on the Qingdao International Conference on ICT and Post-2015 Education May 2015 after the Incheon forum on SDG 4 - Education 2030.

The Forum seeks to reaffirm the commitments made in the ‘Qingdao Declaration’ and reinforce the inter‐sectoral and multi‐stakeholder platform that was fostered during the Conference in 2015. It will also work to deepen North‐South knowledge exchange, facilitate the design of cooperation strategies, and outline action plans to scale up the digital innovations and capitalize on best practices that accelerate progress towards Education 2030. To this effect, concrete proposals on a global action network and pilot test projects for leveraging ICT to achieve Education 2030 will be presented and discussed. 

The objectives of the Forum are to:

  1. share national policies and programmes that aim to capture digital innovations to accelerate the achievement of SDG 4

  2. explore the digital innovations and best practices that could be scaled to enable new school models and transform the education provision

  3. formulate partnerships and develop action plans around flagship projects on leveraging ICT to take forward SDG 4”

For further reference and supporting documents please see: http://en.unesco.org/themes/ict-education/international-forum-2017

On the 13-14 July, the ICDE Secretary General will participate and speak at the 2017 Dujiangyan International Forum, invited by the UNESCO IITE director Tao Zhan, and the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO. The ICDE Secretary General will speak in a panel focusing on ICT-enabled innovative pedagogy and best practice. New innovative practices on the agenda of ICDE. For further information 

Presentations and or notes will be made available in the coming weeks on the ICDE website. 

NewsRita Chan