APCEIU 안과밖2017.08.17 11:38


Korean teachers’ dispatch to Vietnam and Mongolia for 2017 Asia-Pacific Teacher Exchange for Global Education (APTE)  was launched, starting with its pre-departure training workshop on 25-28 July and official launching ceremony on 28 July. The Programme is sponsored by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and organized by APCEIU, in cooperation with the respective ministry of education of the partner countries.

The 4-day pre-departure training was comprised of various lectures and workshops for broadening teachers’ understanding of partner countries, lesson plan development, global education competencies, and so forth. At the launching ceremony, the participating teachers also shared their expectations about the local activities and their resolutions for the successful completion of the programme.

These 49 teachers will be dispatched to local host schools in Vietnam and Mongolia for the next three months starting late August, to teach students in collaboration with local partner teachers, exchange knowledge and perspectives on education as well as innovative teaching methods. These exchanges and cooperation between teachers will contribute to the enhancement of global competencies of teachers, schools, and pupils, and thereby to the quality of education in all the participating countries.

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APCEIU 안과밖2016.08.05 10:26


The 2016 Korea-Australia Teacher Exchange Programme ended after 3-weeks of activities in Korea, lasting from 4 July to 22 July. The programme was hosted by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and organized by APCEIU.

Last February 2016, Korean teachers were dispatched to schools in the state of Victoria, Australia during winter vacation while at the same time teachers from Victoria were sent to Korean schools as a part of the exchange programme. Building upon positive outcomes from cooperating during the last exchange programme, 10 Australian teachers started their educational activities at the Korean host schools shortly after orientation.

During the 3-week programme, teachers observed school activities, taught subjects alongside Korean teachers and participated in extracurricular activities in order to understand Korean education and its settings. After wrapping up activities, teachers from Victoria, as well as the participating Korean teachers, shared about their experiences and outcomes at the Final Presentation on 21 July.

Since 2013, the Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea, and the Department of Education and Training in Victoria State, Australia have cooperated for the Korea-Australia Teacher Exchange Programme. This programme pursues the following visions; to strengthen teachers’ capacity to deliver global citizenship education, to nurture students as global citizens, and to foster understanding and cooperation among teachers from different educational backgrounds and cultures.

The teacher exchange programme is a part of the larger programme: ‘Teaching Abroad for Global Competency’. ‘Teaching Abroad for Global Competency’ is a programme that was implemented in 2013 to enhance teachers’ global educational capacity, cross-cultural communication skills, and enable teachers to share common values and diverse cultures by connecting classrooms of different countries. As of August 2016, APCEIU has previously organized these exchange programmes with the following countries: Finland (January), Germany (April) and Singapore (May). 


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APCEIU 안과밖2016.04.11 11:55



Launched in 2012, the Asia-Pacific Teacher Exchange for Global Education has grown into a well-recognized bilateral teacher exchange programme between the Republic of Korea and other Asia-Pacific countries. The Programme 2016 was also launched, organized by APCEIU and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea, in collaboration with the Ministries of Education and culture of Indonesia, the Ministry of Education of Malaysia, the Ministry of education and Science of Mongolia, the Department of Education of the Philippines, the Ministry of Education of Thailand and the Ministry of Education and Training of Viet Nam.

From March 29th to 31th 2016, as the kickoff meeting with partner organizations, '2016 Asia-Pacific Teacher Exchange Programme' consultation meeting was held at APCEIU and Marriott Hotel. This meeting, attended by eight delegates from four partner countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia and Thailand, aimed to share evaluation of the past Programme and explore a better path to implement the Programme in 2016. The meeting was particularly meaningful as it provided a venue for four partner countries to gather and learn from each other.

Director ROH Jin-Young of Education ODA and Mobility Team from the Korean Ministry of Education and Director CHUNG Utak of APCEIU graced the occasion by delivering the welcoming remarks.  Ms. Tuya Narantuya, the Head of External Cooperation Division of the Ministry of Education and Science (MECS), Mongolia and Ms. Oyuntungalag, the Vice Director of Institute of Teacher's Professional Development (ITPD), Ms. Dian Wahyuni Soenardi, the Deputy Director of the Ministry of Education and Culture(MOEC) Indonesia, Ms. Siti Mariam, the Assistant Director of the Ministry of Education(MOE), Malaysia and Ms. Darakorn Phensiri, a foreign relations officer from the Ministry of Education (MOE), Thailand contributed to lead a successful meeting with their active participation. 

On 29 March, the delegation from each country shared their own unique experiences and know-hows to seek possible ways to bring about an improved Programme this year. Especially, the participants enjoyed watching a video clip including the activities of the exchange teachers at various countries and the reaction of the students in classrooms all over the Asia-Pacific region. The meeting reminded the participants of the necessity and importance of the Programme.

On the following days, the details of each country’s meeting agenda were discussed and the feedbacks were shared. Culture-experiencing activities, such as watching the traditional performance in the Korea House and visiting Namsan Tower, was another important part of the Programme.

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EIU in the world2016.04.07 14:06


The consultation meeting took place at UNESCO Headquarters, on 21-22th March, and international experts in education and in the prevention of violent extremism around the world gathered to share experiences and advise to develop the document of the technical guide. The guide will be designed to guide policy-makers of ministries of education to plan and implement the effective and appropriate education-based activities that can deal with the main issues of violent extremism. Also, A Teacher’s Guide on the Prevention of Violent Extremism, a publication made for educators, will be complemented.

The meeting highlighted the role and responsibilities of the educator sector on the topic of prevention of violent extremism, by providing realistic and pragmatic guidelines to policy-makers. To be addressed in the guide, critical issues, such as specific responsibilities of teachers, key skills and competencies that can against violent extremism and effective ways that educational stakeholders and other sectors of society can participate in prevention, were discussed.

This technical guide will be used as a policy tool in the education sectors based on world contexts, and the first draft will be finalized during the Global Meeting on Prevention of Violent Extremism, which will be held in September 2016.


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33th Session of the UNESCO Generral Conference(3-18, November 2015) reaffirmed the Organization's role in the fight against violent extremism and in taking forwrd the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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APCEIU 안과밖2016.03.21 09:21


Consultation meeting on ‘2016 Asia-Pacific Teacher Exchange for Global Education’ took place on 8-9 March at Haeundae Grand Hotel in Busan. Around 130 people attended the meeting, including Ms. Myung-soon Kang, a vice superintendent of Busan Metropolitan Office of Education, officials from Ministry of Education(MOE), Metropolitan and Provincial Offices of Education(MPOE), and representatives from Korean host schools. 

This consultation meeting was held to introduce the detailed plan on ‘2016 Asia-Pacific Teacher Exchange for Global Education’ programme and to call for the officials’ support. Starting from the opening ceremony, the two-day meeting consisted of a special lecture on enhancing global competency, sharing project outcomes of 2015 and future plans of 2016, and a consultation meeting for MPOE officials as well as for Korean host schools. At the special lecture, Ms. A-ram Huh, the founder and chairperson of Indigo Book Company, delivered a presentation on ‘A small lecture for global citizens’ and shared the ideas on global citizenship in a multicultural society.

Representatives of Korean host schools, who participated in this consultation meeting, were principals, vice-principals, matching teachers and administrators who will host the teachers from Vietnam, the Philippines, Mongolia, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia starting from this April. They were briefed on what to prepare before the foreign exchange teachers start their educational activities in Korea. Especially, representatives from newly participating Korean host schools had a chance to understand the purpose and details of this programme through a Q&A session. The MOE, in the meanwhile, informed the MPOE officials of the guideline on the selection process and the duties of Korean exchange teachers who will be dispatched abroad.



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APCEIU 안과밖2015.03.25 10:01



APCEIU is carrying out the ‘Korea-Germany Teacher Exchange Programme’ in Korea for 2 weeks, 15-28 March. This programme aims to contribute in building global capacity of teachers from partner countries. After Korean teachers visited German partner schools last February, 6 German teachers from Marcel-Breuer-Schule, OSZ Kraftfahzeugtechnik, OSZ TIEM in Germany came to teach at partner middle school and high schools in Korea. (Gyeongbuk Science Technology High School, Sanbon Technical High School, Samil Technical High School, Sejong Hi-tech High School, Ulsan Technical High School, Bugye Middle School)

The German teachers had orientation at APCEIU last 16 March. After learning about Korean education system by observing classes, they have been teaching their major subjects at Korean schools. With the experiences they have gained by teaching classes, they will have the final presentation on the report of their activities on 27 March. 

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APCEIU 자료실2014.05.26 18:03

Korean teachers to be dispatched to Malaysia have completed the four-day Pre-Departure training.
From 20 to 23 May, 12 in-service and pre-service teachers took part in a bundle of lectures on International Understanding, Malaysian language and culture, etc. as well as practical sessions including first aid - CPR.

말레이시아에 파견될 예정인 한국 교사들이 지난 20일부터 시작된 4일간의 사전연수를 마쳤습니다. 12명의 현직 및 예비 교사들은 국제이해교육, 말레이시아 언어 및 문화 등에 관한 강연들과 심폐소생술을 포함한 실습 프로그램에 참여하였습니다.



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