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12th ASEF Classroom Network Conference (ASEF ClassNet)

News 2015/09-10 ・ 2041



Launched in 1998, the ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet) fosters collaborations among secondary and high school teachers and students in Asia and Europe. Harnessing the potential and opportunities of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for education, the ASEF ClassNet comprises of three activities:

1. ASEF ClassNet Website to connect schools and teachers through one online platform
2. ASEF ClassNet Online Collaborations jointly developed and run by Asian and European schools to
facilitate and promote inter-cultural exchanges between teachers and students
3. ASEF ClassNet Conferences for teachers to network and to train their professional skills

Coding has become part of the current generation’s literacy. With technology shaping our world learning coding empowers people to participate in and contribute to today’s developments. In many Asian and European countries, the subject of Coding has therefore been more and more integrated into the curriculum: The question of “How to work with a computer” has been expanded to “How does a computer work and how can you make the computer work for you”.

The 12th ASEF Classroom Network Conference will take place from 16-20 November 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Tackling “Coding for Education”, the Conference will promote the topic of coding and usage of technology and online-based tools in secondary and high-school education through the sharing of good practices, case studies and the training and guidance by technology & education experts. Attracting about 100 teachers from 51 ASEM member countries, the conference is also a platform for teachers to initiate collaborations and jointly develop online projects across both regions.

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) organises the 12th ASEF Classroom Network Conference in cooperation with 32 Secondary Language School "St. Kliment Ohridski”. The Conference is supported by the Sofia Municipality, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.


The 4.5 day programme consists of 4 building blocks:

1. Enrichment
Expert talks and panel discussions on coding, technology and its possible application in the classroom
Get inspired by best practices and learn about the many facets of technology and coding in education!

2. Development & Training
Practical workshops and trainings on computer literacy, digital literacy and coding
Get feedback from experts how to integrate ICT and programming in your educational setting!

3. Showroom & Awards
Presentations of 6 outstanding Online Collaborations to compete for the 2015 ASEF ClassNet Awards
Vote for the most outstanding ASEM Online Collaborations in 2015!

4. Networking & New Collaborations
Working groups to develop ASEF ClassNet Online Collaborations 2016

Meet your Asian and European counterparts, jointly brainstorm and create an ASEF ClassNet Online
Collaboration for 2016!


Participate in the 12th ASEF Classroom Network Conference! And apply if you are/have
A citizen of any of the 51 ASEM countries
School based in any of the 51 ASEM countries
A secondary/high school teacher or educator
Proficient English skills (verbal and written)
Basic knowledge of ICT and/or coding and a keen interest in expanding it
Curious about the integration of ICT and coding in your school
Interested in sharing, exchanging information and best practices on coding for education
Ready to cooperate with schools in Asia and Europe in an Online Collaboration and/or to propose
new collaboration ideas!

The Organisers will cover the participants’ accommodation, meals and local transportation in connection to the conference programme. Participants are responsible for their airfare fees. In case of financial needs, the Organisers offer travel subsidies subject to review and approval on a case-by-case basis.

More information about the Conference is available on the ASEF website. Should you require further information, please contact Ms Angie TOH, Project Manager, Education Department, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), E: info@aec.asef.org


Please send us your application by Tuesday, 25 September 2015.
Applicants will be notified on the result of their application in early October 2015

Click here to submit your application 


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