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English in Action presents its success at the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Forum on ICT in Education

English in Action one out of the seven projects around the Asia Pacific region selected to present its experience at the gallery walk in the ‘Asia-Pacific Ministerial Forum on ICT in Education, 2013’ which was held on 26-28 November 2013 at Shenzhen, China. UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Intel Corporation, and the Government of the People’s Republic of China were the co-organizers of this year’s conference.

UNESCO Asia Pacific Regional Bureau for Education invited English in Action for this prestigious event with participants around over 25 countries. Two members from English in Action, Prof. Shahidul Amin Chowdhury and Mr. Bikash Chandra Sarkar, represented EIA in the conference for its Gallery Walk sessions on Day 1 and 2.

The project station at the conference enabled ICT policy makers to come across unique approaches EIA is taking to transform classrooms; particularly it’s success of teacher training model where use of mobile technology is the core for teaching and learning English—interested many delegates.

“EIA project is really good example for countries to follow, this can be replicated and localized in their own context.” said an UNESCO representative.

The platform provided opportunities for many country delegates to learn and use the best methods from EIA in similar developing countries like Bangladesh.

The Forum is an annua lconference of the UNESCO member countries of Asia Pacific region on ICT in Education. The Forum is a regular platform to share experience and discuss strategies on the roles and uses of technology in education in the region. ‘The Asia Pacific ministerial Forum on ICT in Education’ first started in the year 2010. This year, the theme of the Forum was “Fostering Favorable Policy Environments for Mainstreaming Sustainable Innovations”. Ministerial level representatives of Education from 27 countries across the region attended the conference of 2013.

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English in Action programme is a UK Government
funded programme implemented by the
Government of Bangladesh and managed by
Cambridge Education, a member of Mott MacDonald.