UNESCO ASPNet and the Time Project

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"UNESCO ASPNet and the Time Project"
Wim Didderen

Presentation of the UNESCO ASPNet network of schools and the UNESCO flagship project "This is our Time". Presented at 2nd UNAWE International Workshop.

(Date: October 2006)

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  • 1. Drs. Wim Didderen Fontys University OAS e-linQ Ed-Services Peter Sloep, 2 februari 2006, Hanse Hogeschool,Groningen UNESCO ASP-Net Wim Didderen Peter Sloep, 2 februari 2006, Hanse Hogeschool,Groningen 1
  • 2. UNESCO Associated Schools Network “ASP-Net “ Unesco ASP since 1953 7900 educational institutions 176 countries Wim DidderenUNESCO Associated Schools Network “ASP-Net “ Unesco Associated schools are committed to promote the ideas of UNESCO by conducting pilot projects in favor of better prepare children and young people to meet effectively the challenges of a increasingly complex and interdependent world 2
  • 3. UNESCO Associated Schools Network “ASP-Net “ 4 pillars for learning in the 21st century • Learning to know • Learning to do • Learning to be • Learning to live togetherUNESCO Associated Schools Network “ASP-Net “ International: www.unesco.org/education Netherlands: www.unescoscholen.nl Wim Didderen 3
  • 4. UNESCO Associated Schools Network “ASP-Net “ International, national and local: UNESCO-ASP FlagShip Projects: - Slave Trade Project - Time Project - Other Wim Didderen UNESCO ASP-Net Wim Didderen 4
  • 5. THIS IS OUR TIME Creating a global learning environment IntroductionPhilosophy Practice 1
  • 6. Introduction “This is our Time” is an annual, globaltelecommunications project for secondary schools initiated for the UNESCO Associated Schools Project (ASPnet). “This is our Time” strives to offer young people an integrated, interdisciplinary, electronic learning environment of activities on current world issues. Introduction Time is about... •Young people worldwide •Sustainable school links •Access to new technology •A virtual market place •Educational activities •Current world issues 2
  • 7. Philosophy Students gain knowledge, attitudes, values and skills towards the principals of international understanding, co- operation, sustainable development, peace and human rights. Time aims to:• Set up a network of schools, organisations and youth, working on global citizenship and cultural diversity• Create a flexible, electronic learning environment for intercultural learning activities• Provide a digital forum to share ideas and proposals on the role of youth in contributing to a better world 3
  • 8. • Promote international solidarity by facilitating the participation of schools with few resources• Make a positive, hands-on and innovative contribution to global education PracticeTime is an innovative and dynamic project - Vast package of educational activities 1 - Each school creates its own set - Depending on curriculum and technical capacities - Short term and long term activities 2 - Annual highlight on Time-day - 24 hours online communication - Videoconferencing, chat, Unite the Nations, etc... 3 - Local activities on world issues: global in the local - Such as: Water Project, Cultural Market, Forum on Drugs 4
  • 9. Practice: participants •Primary & Secondary Schools •Youth Groups •Educational organisations In 2005 300+ schools from 99 countries participatedExpected reach 2006 >300 schools direct involvement: 15.000 indirect involvement: 150.000 total reach: 20 million people 5
  • 10. Hola Time We are very pleased to be participating in the Time Project this year and are looking forward to building links with more like minded youth from around the planet. Thank you Time for this opportunity. Peru This was a terrific project unlike anything I have ever experienced in my 10 years of teaching and something I am dying to do again....hopefully dont have to wait 50 more years to do it again. Canada My pupils have worked hard toget in contact not only with there twinning schools but also with more than 30 other schools,sending their opinion of Human Rights, asking question about others´opinions. Sweden Activities Videoconference: House of commons Classroom Twinning Unite the Nations Time Line Lesson on Time Lesson on UN/UNESCO Time Gallery Local Activities Design a Clock 6
  • 11. Time 2006 10 November 2006 “I care” Connected to “Millennium Development Goals”More information http://www.timeproject.org timeproject@antenna.nl 7