Unesco Bangkok is seeking submissions for an Asia-Pacific-wide contest asking young people and educators how "21st-century skills" can best be promoted among the youth of the region.
Developing these skills, such as critical thinking, creativity, entrepreneurialism and intercultural understanding has been deemed by education experts within and outside Unesco as essential to the region's development.
This is especially the case given the rapid rate of globalisation and the onset of the Asean Economic Community looming in 2015.
Unesco Bangkok, the body's regional centre for education, and Tokyo's Institute for Technology are holding a "Skills for a Better Life" competition to invite feedback on how these principles can best be promoted in the Asia-Pacific region.
Young people and teachers in the region are invited to join the contest by letting Unesco know what innovative ideas and practices they are taking on to promote these skills for a better of life at their school and beyond.
Entries can be made either through video or written submissions.
Winners from each section will receive a digital video recorder or an e-book reader, respectively, and will also be prominently featured in Unesco media.
The submission deadline is Oct 31.
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1aE0fWe.
October 09, 2013 to October 31, 2013
- Open days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
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Unesco Bangkok Office, Sukhumvit Rd., Phra Khanong, Klong Toey, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
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