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In recognition of the importance of building a culture of reflective professional learning, this year’s UNESCO Resource Distribution and Training Centres (RDTC) Regional Seminar aims to provide the Members with a venue to actively exchange different views, strategies and institutional experiences in reflective teaching.

The Seminar intends to help the RDTC members strengthen their capacity in cultivating a culture of reflective practices, promote teachers’ lifelong professional learning and eventually serve as frontier in advocating the reflective teaching practices for the effective ICT-pedagogy integration in the region.

A number of techniques and approaches have been developed to promote teachers’ reflective practice for effective ICT-pedagogy integration. For example, self-reflection, teaching journals and action research are strategies and tools for individual reflection, whereas lesson study, participation in a network of teachers, mentoring and/or peer observation or coaching are collaborative approaches to professional learning. The core idea of being a reflective practitioner, whether it is individual or collaborative, is to learn to develop a habit of documenting one’s own practices and seeking evidence of improved practices and impact on student learning outcomes. Reflective practices, after all, are a vital trait of lifelong learners. Through making reflection on and in teaching as habit, teachers can grow to be lifelong professional learners.

The Regional Seminar will be co-organized by UNESCO, Chiang Mai University and Microsoft in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Chiang Mai University on 10 – 12 November 2014 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Presentations

Keynote Presentation

Reflective Practices

RDTC Activities

Planning session of the RDTC Network - pdf, 490kb

Workshop Session: Capacity Building on Reflective Teaching