Prof. Manjula Vithanapathirana presented her submission titled: “E-readiness and Techno-anxiety of postgraduate teacher trainees: Exploring the psychological climate for introducing Blended Learning through CONTESSA project” at the Annual Research Symposium 2020, Faculty of Education, the University of Colombo on the 18th December 2020.
CONTESSA was presented at the Science Day for the Faculty of Environmental, Regional and Educational Science at Uni Graz.
The University of Graz and University of Colombo presented CONTESSA at the DAAD Conference. It was an online conference ‘Connecting Germany and South Asia – Fostering Partnerships in Higher Education.’ It was the first-ever online meeting to bring together the stakeholders of all DAAD-funded cooperation projects organized by DAAD India to celebrate the 60th Anniversary aimed at facilitating cross-learning and future collaborations. 100-125 people participated.
Thomas Köhler, Orkhan Jalilov, Manjula Vithanapathirana, Shironica P. Karunanayaka, Sandra Hummel, Bridget Sheehan presented CONTESSA at the 23th annual conference GeNeMe on “Communities in New Media” in Dresden with their submission entitles, “EduTech Implementation in a global higher education network. Empirical data from a field study in South Asia”.
The CONTESSA annual meeting was held online with great success! Project members met over the course of two days to discuss the development of the courses and the Train-the-Trainer program, the aquisition of technical equipment, future deliverables and deadlines and public relations opportunities.
Sandra Bohlinger presented CONTESSA at the 18th annual Hawaii International Conference on Education in Honolulu with her submission entitles, “Reforming teacher education by means of learner-centered pedagogy: The case of Cambodia” The goal of the conference was for education professionals around the world to “share their broad array of knowledge and perspectives.”
INTERKOLE – INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION IN TEACHER TRAINING, NOVEMBER 4, 2019
Marc Anton & Christian Müller presented CONTESSA at the International Conference on International Co-Operation in Teacher Training. This goal of the conference was to reflect on the mobility that occured in teaching, studying and practical phases between 2017-2019 in order to develop further international cooperation in teacher training.
The conference brought Cambodian teachers together to discuss pedagogy. Prof. Meas Nearyroth, a CONTESSA project member from the Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, spoke about CONTESSA and the impact it will have on the field of teaching in Cambodia and how others can get involved.
Travis Mitchell, a CONTESSA project member from the University of Cambodia, presented CONTESSA to a group of 90 participants, most of whom were senior officials from the central Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) and the rectors and representatives of public and private universities and higher education institutions. The meeting was led by H.E Dr. HANG Choun Naron, Minister of MoEYS and H.E George Edgar, Ambassador of the European Union to Cambodia.
A presentation event was organized at the Open University of Sri Lanka in July 2019 to publicize the project to all involved parties and stakeholders and to encourage participation. The event was promoted through personal invitations, word of mouth, website banners and social media. The news media was present and CONTESSA received coverage in multiple Sri Lankan newspapers.