Tuesday, July 5, 2016

[apeid.higher_education.bgk] 18th UNESCO-APEID International Conference, 26-28 October 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

18th UNESCO-APEID International Conference

In Pursuit of Quality Education: The Past, Present and Future

26-28 October 2016, Bangkok, Thailand


Very important date – 15 July 2016!

Everyone wants quality education. But what do we mean by quality education? And how can we deliver it? Can we be sure that everyone can have access to such an education?


Many reports and papers have been written on this topic, offering a variety of opinions and recommendations. So do we need another conference to talk about it?


Absolutely yes! The pursuit of quality education is a continuous and long-term effort. The world is changing rapidly, requiring innovative solutions to meet new challenges. Even countries, institutions and individuals who think they have already achieved quality education could be left behind if they are not vigilant about keeping up with these changes.


The UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok, Thailand, is organizing the 18th UNESCO-APEID International Conference, In Pursuit of Quality Education: The Past, Present and Future to facilitate leading-edge discussions about the quality of education, and to identify gaps where more research and efforts are needed to achieve inclusive and quality education by 2030.


If you would like to share your experiences, research findings and thoughts at this event, do submit an abstract of your paper on the following sub-themes by 15 July 2016.


Sub-themes of the Conference

I.          Getting the Big Picture: Concepts and Frameworks of Quality Education

·      Defining the quality of education in the past, present and future

·      Investigating factors and inputs that lead to quality education

·      Reviewing the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders to ensure the quality of education

·      Examining platforms and channels for effective dialogues about quality education


II.       Putting into Practice: Innovations for Increasing the Quality of Education

·      Promoting good practices that impact stakeholders of quality education (learners, teachers, school leaders, policy makers, families, communities, private sector, development agencies)

·      Developing effective and appropriate curricula, contents, and teaching and learning materials

·      Enhancing innovative learning processes, pedagogies, technologies and tools for quality education

·      Optimizing supportive environment, infrastructures, facilities and resources for quality education


III.    Keeping Track: Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation of Quality Education

·      Establishing standards and competencies frameworks for quality education

·      Identifying indicators, approaches and tools to measure and monitor the quality of education

·      Exploring alternative models for the assessment and evaluation of quality education

·      Building the capacity to assess, monitor and evaluate the quality of education


IV.    Sustaining the Commitments: Effective Policies and Strategies for Quality Education

·      Formulating evidence-based policies and strategies for the effective governance and management of quality education

·      Empowering leadership to foster and improve the quality of education

·      Determining gaps and weaknesses in the provision of quality education for further research

·      Strengthening partnerships, collaboration and networks to enhance the quality of education


Submit your abstracts

The organizers invite papers on the Conference sub-themes. Submit abstracts (in English), no longer than 200 words, at www.apeidconf.org by 15 July 2016.



Register online at www.apeidconf.org, or contact the Conference Secretariat at apeidconf@unesco.org for further information.


Conference fees

International participant     US$ 350

Early bird*                       US$ 250

Full-time student               US$ 150

Resident of Thailand         US$ 150

Group registration**         US$ 250 each

* Payment for Early bird registration must be received by UNESCO Bangkok by 15 September 2016.

** For 5 or more individuals from the same organization/institution.


Send bank draft payable to "UNESCO" at the following address:

UNESCO-APEID International Conference Secretariat

UNESCO Bangkok

920 Sukhumvit Road

Bangkok 10110, Thailand


Important dates

Submission of abstracts                            15 July 2016

Notification of abstract acceptance           15 August 2016

Payment for early bird registration fees     15 September 2016

Payment of registration fees                     21 October 2016



For more information, contact:


UNESCO-APEID International Conference Secretariat

UNESCO Bangkok

920 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong

Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Tel: (66-2) 391 0577

Fax: (66-2) 391 0866

Email: apeidconf@unesco.org

Website: http://www.unescobkk.org/education/apeid/apeid-international-conference/2016



"The right to a quality education is, I believe, the perfect path to bridge the gap between different cultures and to reconcile various civilizations. Without such a right, the values of liberty, justice and equality will have no meaning." - Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al

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