SAVE THE DATE - Final conference in Cambodia, Phnom Penh August 17-18, 2022

Final Conference in Cambodia – August 17, 2022

The University of Cambodia hosted the final CONTESSA conference in Cambodia. Welcoming remarks were made by Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, the President of UC and Dr. Sam-Ang Sam, the Chancellor of PUC. Afterwards, Mr. Bryan Fornari, Head of Cooperation at the EU Delegation, discussed education and the importance of the cooperation between the EU and Cambodia. Project members including Prof. Meas Nearyroth (PUC), Dr. Angus D. Munro (UC), Dr. Thomas Köhler (TUD) and Mr. Orkhan Jalilov (TUD) discussed various aspects of the project such as the overview and development of the project and the joint efforts towards pedagogical professionalization. Members of the Ministry of Education and the Siem Reap Regional Teacher Education Center also spoke about the collaboration beyond just the partner universities.

Enhancing Contemporary Teaching Skills to Address the Changing Role of Teachers as a Results of the Long-term Social Impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Sandra Hummel and Manjula Vithanapathirana published a collaborative research paper titled ‘ Enhancing Contemporary Teaching Skills to Address the Changing Role of Teachers as a Results of the Long-term Social Impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic’. The paper is a product of the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka.

Train-the-Trainer Workshops in Cambodia and Sri Lanka. April 26 – May 5, 2022

After much planning and determination, the Train-the-Trainer workshops were held in person in Cambodia and Sri Lanka. The TUD team together with our partners from PUC, UC, OUSL and UoC led the workshops in the CONTESSA smart classrooms. Teacher trainers from both countries were introduced to the CONTESSA modules and worked through interactive exercises on professional development, mentoring and cross-national perspectives.