CONTESSA officially recognized by MoEYS Cambodia

In Cambodia, CONTESSA has already been officially recognized by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS). Additionally, the Cambodian National Institute of Education (NIE), the Phnom Penh Teacher Education Center (PTEC) and the Cambodian Department of Pedagogical Training have all integrated the CONTESSA programme into their current teacher training curriculum and is now being…

CONTESSA Project Meeting in Dresden, October 4-7, 2022

From October 04-07, project members of the TU Dresden welcomed their guests for a project meeting. The meeting took place hybrid, so that participation was also possible online. Together, numerous project-relevant topics were discussed, such as the implementation and sustainability of the developed educational modules, their further development and editing, but also questions regarding final and financial reports, and much more.
Furthermore, we took a field trip to the Königstein Fortress in Saxon Switzerland and went back to Dresden by paddle steamer. Finally, we participated together in this year’s GENEME 2022 conference and held an open meeting.

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.