Snapshots of Learning Beyond Borders

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Snapshots of Learning Beyond Borders

  1. 1. 2012 GLOBAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE SNAPSHOTS OFLEARNING BEYOND BORDERS( A Presentation by Veronica Woo Eu Cheng of Malaysia )
  2. 2. About Me Veronica Woo Eu Cheng ( Malaysia ) TESL Teacher-cum-ICT Coordinator SMJK Poi Lam, Ipoh, Perak. Presently teaching 16 – 17 year old students in a secondary school in Malaysia.The Star, October 2, 1992
  3. 3. Overview of Presentation• How the journey of learning beyond borders began• Snapshot stories of connection, collaboration and communication• The ICT tools used• Learning and cultural awareness• ‘Frog VLE Virtual Learning Environment’ - The Malaysian School ‘1BestariNet’ Project• The Never-ending Journey of Global Collaboration
  4. 4. How The Journey Began Ubuntu : “I am what I am because of who we are.” ~ Leymah Gbowee, Liberian peace activist ~ 20051st connection via www.global-leap.org with Hato Paora College, New Zealand
  5. 5. Snapshot Stories ofConnection, Collaboration and Communication T TOMMOROW’S SCHOOL NEW ZEALAND ‘The Community Is Your Classroom, The Classroom Is Your Community’ MALAYSIA 2005 2005 CYA ‘Tomorrow’s School’ Project
  6. 6. Snapshot Stories of Connection, Collaboration and CommunicationiEARN 6th Asian Student Exchange Programme 2005 Theme : ‘Our Earth, Our Home’ TAIWAN Team Humanity With Taiwanese Project Partner School In Kaohsiung, Taiwan MALAYSIA 2005 Project Title : ‘The Roles of Society In Reducing Poverty’
  7. 7. Snapshot Stories ofConnection, Collaboration and Communication 2007 ‘Tomorrow’s School’ Project’ 1st contact from Anne Mirtschin, Australia 2007
  8. 8. Snapshot Stories ofConnection, Collaboration and Communication Invitation to Anne Mirtschin, Australia 2010 to connect for a collaborative project via Skype (‘e-Intercultural Learning Adventure’)
  9. 9. Snapshot Stories of Connection, Collaboration and Communication Skype Video-Conferencing with Hawkesdale P12 College, AUSTRALIA ‘Getting To Know You’ ( 2010 ) ‘Introducing Malay Customs and Culture’ ( 2010 ) ‘The World Is Your Classroom, The Classroom Is Your World.’ 2010 - Present 2011 Innovations Showcase 2011 Melbourne Writers’ Festival* Acknowledged with thanks photos shown here courtesy of Anne Mirtschin, Australia.
  10. 10. Snapshot Stories ofConnection, Collaboration and Communication Hutt International Boys’ School, NEW ZEALAND ‘E-Intercultural Learning Adventure’via Skype Video-conferencing NEW ZEALAND MALAYSIA 2010
  11. 11. Snapshot Stories of Connection, Collaboration and Communication ‘Visit Perak Year 2012’ – Choral Speaking Presentation• ( School and Local Community )• [ Austria ( Katherine Zatblanik – hlwskypers Founder ) ] 2011
  12. 12. Snapshot Stories ofConnection, Collaboration and Communication Northern Writers’ Event ( School and Local Community )• Christopher Hertz – Author ( The USA ) 2011
  13. 13. Snapshot Stories ofConnection, Collaboration and CommunicationiEARN Learning Circle ‘Green Tourism’ Project• University of Southeastern Philippines ( The Philippines )• Epiphany School, New Bern ( The U.S.A. ) THE PHILIPPINES THE U.S.A. 2011
  14. 14. Snapshot Stories of Connection, Collaboration and CommunicationSkype Video-conferencing (hlwskypers)• Austria ( Katherine Zatblanik – Founder )• Australia• Germany• India• Indonesia• Lithuania INDIA THE U.S.A.• Nepal• Russia• United Kingdom• U.S.A, etc 2011 - Present GERMANY
  15. 15. Snapshot Stories ofConnection, Collaboration and Communication ‘Health and Wellness of Teenagers’ ( iEARN Global Virtual Classroom ) • THE U.S.A. • MALAYSIA 2012 • SPAIN
  16. 16. The ICT Tools Used Early Stage 2005New Zealand connection ( CYA ‘Tomorrow’s School Project’ ) – email and DVD-R recording
  17. 17. The ICT Tools Used Early Stage 6th Asian Student Exchange Programme 2005Taiwan connection – AJET Video-conferencing platform
  18. 18. The ICT Tools Used 2010 - Present
  19. 19. The ICT Tools UsedRecently Added To ‘My Collection’ 2012
  20. 20. The ICT Tools Used Recently Added To ‘My Collection’ 2012The U.S.A and Spain ‘Global Virtual Classroom’ connection – Edmodo, email, Skype
  21. 21. Learning and Cultural AwarenessGlobal Citizenship• Choice and a way of thinking• Self awareness and awareness of others• Practising cultural empathy• Cultivation of principled decision-making• Participation in the social and political life of one’s community Madeleine F. Green, NAFSA – ‘Trends and Insights’ ( NAFSA: Association of International Educators ) http://www.nafsa.org/
  22. 22. Learning and Cultural Awareness Global Competence • Knowledge • Skills • Values and attitudes • Behaviours Dana Mortenson ( 2011 ) ‘Harvard Dialogues of Global Education’ http://www.gse.harvard.edu/blog/think-tank-global-ed/2011/04/defining-and- assessing-global-competence-in-teaching-and-learning.html
  23. 23. ‘Frog VLE Virtual Learning Environment’ –The Malaysian School ‘1BestariNet’ Project 2012 Frog ‘SMJK Poi Lam’ School Dashboard
  24. 24. ‘Frog VLE Virtual Learning Environment’ – The Malaysian School ‘1BestariNet’ ProjectShift 7 Leverage ICT to scale up quality learning across Malaysia. Ministry to expand 1 Bestari (Wifi) to all schoolsShift 9 Partner with parents, community and private sector. Parents will be able to monitor student progress online. 2012 Malaysian Education Blueprint to be tabled in Parliament in December
  25. 25. The Never-ending Journey Of Global Collaboration ‘Leap Forward Towards Educational Transformation’ SMJK Poi Lam ( MALAYSIA ) And P12 Hawkesdale College ( AUSTRALIA )
  26. 26. The Never-ending Journey Of Global Collaboration Some pointers for consideration: • Language and Cultural Awareness • Equity to Access of ICT Learning
  27. 27. The Never-ending Journey Of Global Collaboration Recommendations: • Internationalism ( Pedagogical Approach ) • Expanding the Circle of Global Partnership - Bringing Technology to the Learners - Widening Participation
  28. 28. The Never-ending Journey Of Global Collaboration ‘Every Australian school will be partnered online with one in Asia by 2025 as regional languages become ‘central’ to education reform plans, the country’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard said in Sydney last week….. The Star , Sunday 4 Nov, 2012 http://thestar.com.my/education/story.asp?file=/2012/11/4/education/12244021&sec=education“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” ~ Mother Teresa ~
  29. 29. Contact Me : • veronicawoo09@gmail.com • veronicawoo2002@yahoo.co.uk • Skype : radiant3 You are cordially invited to visit and read :‘The World Is Your Classroom, The Classroom Is Your World’ http://www.scribd.com/doc/100899695/Veronica-Woo- Internationalism Thank you! Terima kasih. xie xie nandri

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