e-Learning: Teachers Count (UNESCO) – WSIS 2011

May 16- 2011: 16:30 – 18:00 hrs- Interactive Facilitation Meeting- C7 – E-Learning: Teachers Count (UNESCO)

Within the framework of Action Line C7 e-learning, this year’s facilitation meeting will focus on the impact of ICTs on teaching and on the role of teachers in applying ICTs in their work. Special consideration will be given to the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (ICT CFT). The implications for governmental policy makers, teachers, and teacher training providers will be discussed, with particular reference to the interaction among the international and national competency standard setters and standards implementers, by probing the following interrelated questions:

  • Are teachers assuming their appropriate roles in enabling effective e-learning?
  • How and to what extent can teachers be groomed to be a qualified e-learning enablers?


  • Gonzalez Jose Fernando, Vice Minister of Basic Ministry of the Public Education , Mexico Education
  • Bart Dewaele, Director General VVOB HQs in Brussels
  • Hans Laugesen, International Secretary and Senior Educational Policy Officer, The Danish National Union of Upper Secondary School Teachers, GL, Denmark
  • Fengchun Miao or Mr. Peter Schioler, UNESCO



Fengchun Miao or Mr. Peter Schioler, UNESCO

Using ICT to manage knowledge. Revising the framework.

  • Create a standard
  • Give the standard legal power.
  • Reform and improve quality of public training provider [teacher training]

What UNESCO should do and will do:

  • Helping states understand
  • can provide tech assistance
  • localizing CFT
  • helping them develop their own standards.
  • Unesco can provide teachers.
  • standard setting and capacity building
  • strengthening national capacity in localizing or developing their own ICT competency standards for teachers.
  • Capacity building for teachers
  • training institutions in adapting curriculum and improving the capacity of teacher educations;
  • advocacy of enabling policy environment.