On 16 and 17 November, SEAMEO CELLL attended SEAMEO Workshops on the New Education Agenda: 7 Priority Areas in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The participants had an opportunity to share their centres’ flagship projects under the priority areas and were able to gain insights into the Ministry of Education Indonesia’s on-going education initiatives. During the consultation meeting, the centre researchers had the opportunity to develop common research priorities and collaborative research activities, while the secretaries were able to establish meaningful ICT-based communication strategies to support the SEAMEO directors, researchers and knowledge managers in fulfilling activities, projects and programs to achieve the SEAMEO NEW EDUCATION AGENDA: 7 Priority Areas. The meeting resulted in 31 TOR, which will also act as initiatives for Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture.
Previously on 13 September 2014, Education Ministers of SEAMEO member states met in Vientiane, Lao PDR at the SEAMEO Strategic Dialogue of Education Ministers (SDEM) together with observers from Asian Development Bank (ADB), United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat and proposed 7 priority areas for cooperation in SEAMEO in the next twenty years. The proposal was endorsed at 48th SEAMEO Council Conference. SEAMEO Centres have since embarked on projects in these areas.
The Seven Priority Areas are:
1. Achieving universal Early Childhood Care and Education
2. Addressing Barriers to Inclusion
3. Ensuring Resiliency in the Face of Emergencies
4. Promoting Technical and Vocational Education and Training
5. Revitalising Teacher Education
6. Promoting Harmonisation in Higher Education and Research
7. Adopting a 21st Century Curriculum.