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.

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.

WORK2021-Conference, 14 October 2021

CONTESSA and the Train-the-Trainer program were presented at the Work2021-Conference in Turku, Finland. Andreas Dürrschmidt from the Chair of Adult Education and Continuing Vocational Education at Dresden University of Technology (TUD) was happy to contribute to the conference´s overall topic “Work Beyond Crises”. The presentation dealt with the challenges of education programs that strongly rely…