SEAMEO CELLL ATTENDS REGIONAL EXPERT MEETING TO DEVELOP REGIONAL STANDARDS FOR COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTRES AND AN ASIA-PACIFIC COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK FOR LIFELONG LEARNING (19-20 November, Bangkok)
Within the framework of the project “Transforming Education and Training Systems to Create Lifelong Learning Societies in the Asia-Pacific”whose overall objective is to assist countries in the region in reorienting their education and training systems towards creating lifelong learning socities, national experts from seven countries in the region (Bangladesh, China, Japan, Nepal, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Vietnam) were invited to participate in national education sector reviews and a research framework as well as research methodology development (30 April – 1 May, 2015 at Novotel Ploenchit, Bangkok.)
To initiate the second phase of the project, UNESCO Bangkok organised a two-day expert meeting on 19-20 November 2015 at Pullman Sukhumvit Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. An eminent panel of lifelong learning experts based in the Asia-Pacific region representing various sectors (research and academia, private sector, development partners, UN agencies, CSOs) were invited to participate in this regional consultation.
The main objective of the meeting is to design a preliminary version of the regional CLC standards and the Asia-Pacific Competency Framework for Lifelong Learning. The meeting also provides a platform for the national experts to discuss substantive issues related to lifelong learning that could impact the development of these regional instruments.