Borderless Classroom Models - From virtual mobility to real results

Watch a recording of this talk by Ha Anh Phuong looking at borderless classroom models.

About this session

Borderless classroom model (BCL) is also known as Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) - a new teaching approach which enables teachers to connect students and professors in different countries for collaborative projects, activities and discussions as part of their coursework in online way with the help of conferencing websites or applications. The talk focuses on how BCL works and its effectiveness in developing 21st century skills and students’ intercultural awareness. The talk is the result of an action research conducted by the speaker within 1 year to improve her teaching current situation. It also comes up with some challenges and recommendation for teachers when applying this teaching model.

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About the speaker

Ha Anh Phuong is a high school teacher, and a politician in Vietnam. After graduating from her Master's course from Hanoi University, she decided to go back to her hometown - a mountainous area - to be an English teacher. Her teaching methods focus on student’s qualification and ability, the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, and 21st century students skills. She is well-known for the borderless classroom Model and international projects.

Her classes have connected with classes from 51 countries in the world to collaborate. In 2020, Phuong was one of the Top 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize by Varkey Foundation, partner of UNESCO for her great contribution.

In 2021, Phuong was selected as a member of the Vietnam National Assembly and in the top 11 excellent South East Asian teachers for being awarded Princess Thailand Maha Chakri Award.



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