The UST College of Education participated in the Southeast Asia (SEA)-Teacher Student Exchange Summit held from March 21 to 22 in Bangkok, Thailand.
The two-day summit was organized by the SEA Teacher Project or the “Pre-Service Student Teacher Exchange in Southeast Asia” under the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO).
It was attended by more than 120 representatives from 63 universities across Southeast Asia.
Delegates from the College included Assistant Dean Asst. Prof. Louie B. Dasas, LPT, Ph.D.; Elementary Education Chair Assoc. Prof. Carmina S. Vicente, LPT, Ph.D.; and Secondary Education Chair Asst. Prof. John Christian C. Valeroso, LPT, Ph.D.
The event was geared towards the (1) sharing and learning the initiatives and innovative approaches of the pre-service student-teacher exchange, implemented by institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic; (2) discussing and planning for the 9th batch of pre-service student exchange; (3) seeking commitments from participating institutions in the implementation of the 9th batch of the SEA-Teacher Project in the middle of 2023; and (4) establishing and strengthening partnerships among participating institutions.
The College has been actively participating in the student mobility programme of the SEA Teacher Project or the “Pre-Service Student Teacher Exchange in Southeast Asia” since 2018.