|Theme||Climate Change and Biodiversity: How They Are Connected and the Impact of Biodiversity Loss in the Community in Asia and Europe|
|Date||12 - 16 November 2010|
Gurgaon, NCR of Delhi, India
In conjunction with the 2010 “International Year for Biodiversity”, the 9th ASEF ClassNet Conference on 12 - 16 November 2010 in Gurgaon, NCR of Delhi, India, enabled teachers and students to learn the value of, and share methods for, promoting biodiversity conservation in their respective communities.
In conjunction with the 2010 “International Year for Biodiversity”, 84 participants from 50 schools across 28 ASEM partner countries participated to learn the value of, and methods for, promoting biodiversity conservation in their respective communities.
Following presentations on “Environment and Sustainable Development in India and Indonesia”, teachers participated in workshops on “Capacity Building in the School Community” and “Easing or Preventing Biodiversity Loss through the Schools in Asia and Europe.”
A total of 33 new Online Collaborations were co-designed by participants to be coordinated by teachers from schools across Asia and Europe. 6 of the previous year’s Online Collaborations were presented with ASEF ClassNet Awards in recognition of their outstanding work to facilitate better intercultural understanding and use of ICT in education.
For the first time, student representatives attended an ASEF ClassNet Conference, as a reward for participating in an award-winning Online Collaboration. Students showcased their Online Collaborations and experienced life at a local Indian school; their teachers also had the opportunity to learn about, and experience, a different education system through presentations, and by visiting local Indian schools, respectively. This introduction of students to an ASEF ClassNet Conference represented a deepening of the network; such developments were acknowledged and advanced during interactive plenary sessions on “Strengthening the ASEF Classroom Network.”
Excellence Award Certificates:
• Chain Stories 2009