A technical training workshop on costing and simulation modelling was held from September 9th to 12th in Yangon, Myanmar. Conducted by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the workshop is part of UNESCO’s support of Myanmar’s education reforms under Phase Three of the Comprehensive Education Sector Review (CESR). Covering education policy cycles, education indicators and key concepts in education costs and finance, the four-day workshop was attended by more than 30 participants from Myanmar’s Ministry of Education.

Through the workshop, participants were trained in the Education Policy and Strategy Simulation Model (EPSSim) and drafted sub-sector policy targets and indicators for Myanmar’s National Education Sector Plan (NESP).  Daw Yee Yee Cho of the Education Management Information Systems Working Group explained, “The advantage of simulation modelling is that it is intricately linked to policy goals, and clearly lays out the financial implications of policy options for policy-makers to consider.”

UNESCO’s costing team also designed a prototype of education simulation model specifically for Myanmar, and through working with Myanmar’s CESR Office, the team expects that it will serve as a guide for Myanmar’s education sector development in the short and medium term.

Additionally, the UNESCO team met with Director-General of the Department of Myanmar Education Research Bureau (DMERB) Dr Myo Thein Gyi, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Education Planning and Training (DEPT) Daw Khin Myo Myint Kyu and Task Manager of the CESR Office Daw Tin Tin Shu. Expressing their appreciation of UNESCO’s continued support in the CESR process, Dr Myo Thein Gyi and Daw Tin Tin Shu has invited UNESCO to conduct two other technical workshops for other ministry officials in the last quarter of 2014. 



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APCEIU 안과밖2014.07.03 09:18


Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) organized two workshops on Education for International Understanding (EIU) and Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in Myanmar.

The first one was the Sub-regional Workshop 2014, which was co-organized by APCEIU and UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok). Under the theme, ‘EIU: Global Citizenship Education for a Culture of Peace and Sustainability’, the Workshop was held from 17 to 19 June in Yangon, Myanmar, with 30 professional educators from 6 different countries (i.e. Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) in the Mekong Cluster.

The Workshop was of special interest to the Director-General of UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bokova, stemming from her visit to Myanmar in August 2012, where she gained an aspiration toward education within the country. During her visit to the Republic of Korea in February 2014, Ms. Irina Bokova requested APCEIU to organize training opportunities for educators in the region of Mekong Cluster on education for peace and conflict resolution. She mentioned her previous discussion with the President Thein Sein from the Republic of the Union of Myanmar regarding potential peace education programmes to be organized by UNESCO in Myanmar. Ms. Bokova asked for APCEIU’s assistance with the endeavor in recognition of APCEIU’s expertise in the field of education for peace, human rights, cultural diversity and sustainable development.

During the Workshop, the educators of the Mekong region congregated and contextualized EIU with local needs and educational environments within specific, field circumstances. They also identified the contemporary challenges on EIU and explored priority areas for active implementation of EIU/GCE. In addition, the Workshop was an active venue for the participants to understand each other, share their substantial experiences on EIU/GCE, and ultimately learn about other Mekong countries’ cultures and educational situations. Furthermore, they were given the opportunity to build an enhanced sub-regional teacher educator network dedicated to the promotion of EIU/GCE. 

After the successful workshop, APCEIU, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education Myanmar, held the National Capacity-building Workshop on 20 June for 20 educators in Myanmar. This workshop was a meaningful event for the participants, who were teachers in local, less-urbanized districts, as it was their first in-depth introduction and discussion on the topic of EIU/GCE. It provided them with key concepts and broad perspectives on EIU in order to help deepen their understanding on the topic. The participating educators were truly inspired to increase their efforts to promote EIU within their local educational curriculum.

The results of the two workshops were participants possessing a better image and understanding of EIU following the lines of UNESCO’s mandate. Through the workshops programmes, the local educators were introduced to transformative EIU/GCE pedagogies that can be applied to their daily lesson plans in their local school system. From these workshops, we strongly believe that they will be able to cooperate with one another in order to promote EIU, and will also gradually increase influence and awareness in their respective environments to efficiently achieve a Culture of Peace. Discussions and suggestions made in the workshops are expected to be reflected on for the future development of EIU/GCE at local levels, which will hopefully lead to a positive impact on education in Myanmar and the Mekong Cluster.
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APCEIU 자료실2014.06.20 13:22

The [Sub-regional Workshop in Mekong Cluster] was held from 17 to 19 June in Yangon, Myanmar. This workshop was jointly organized by APCEIU and UNESCO Bangkok in partnership with the UNESCO Myanmar, Ministry of Education of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Myanmar National Commission for UNESCO. Under the theme of 'EIU: Global Citizenship Education for a Culture of Peace and Sustainability' the workshop commenced with opening ceremony on 17 at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel. 

 During the ceremony, H.E. Dr. Aung Tun Thet, Advisor to the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, Director General of the Ministry of Education (on behalf of H.E. Dr. Daw Khin San Yee, the Minister of Education) delivered congratulatory remarks. Opening and welcome remarks were given by Utak CHUNG, Director of APCEIU and Gwang-Jo KIM, Director of UNESCO Bangkok. U Win Mra, Chairman of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission delivered keynote speech entitled '#EIU: Global Citizenship Education for a Culture of Peace and Sustainability.' The worshop was attended by 35 professionals in teacher education and educators from the Mekong region. 

 [메콩 지역 소지역연수]가 지난 17일부터 19일까지 미얀마 양곤에서 열렸다. 아태교육원과 유네스코 방콕사무소가 함께 주관한 이번 워크숍은 유네스코 미얀마 사무소, 미얀마 교육부, 유네스코 미얀마위원회의 협력 하에 개최되었다. ‘평화의 문화와 지속가능성을 위한 글로벌시민교육(EIU: Global Citizenship Education for a Culture of Peace and Sustainability)’을 주제로 한 이번 소지역 연수는 가운데 칸도지 팔레스 호텔에서 열린 개회식으로 시작되었다. 

개회식에서는 미얀마 대통령 고문 아웅 툰 뎃 박사(Dr. Aung Tun Thet)와 미얀마 교육부 묘 씬 지 국장(Dr. Myo Thein Gyi)이 참석해 축사를 했으며, 아태교육원 정우탁 원장과 유네스코 방콕사무소 김광조 소장이 각각 개회사와 환영사를 했다. 미얀마 국가인권위원회 우 위 므라(U Win Mra) 의장이 '국제이해교육: 평화의 문화와 지속가능성을 위한 글로벌 시민교육'(EIU: Global Citizenship Education for a Culture of Peace and Sustainability)을 주제로 기조연설을 했다. 이번 워크숍에는 메콩지역 핵심 교육가 및 전문가 35명이 참가했다.








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