Estonia was invited to innovate European and Asian education together with United Kingdom and Japan at the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) meeting in Singapore. The joint initiative focuses on IT, including artificial intelligence.
“The AI and technological solutions in education becomes more common and education is the frontrunner of innovation. Estonia’s leading education and our technological solutions have not gone unnoticed – this is the reason why our European and Asian partners invited us to innovate education,” said the Estonian representative at ASEF and the Secretary General of the Ministry of Education and Research, Mr Mart Laidmets.
“Estonian schools do not accept mediocre solutions, rather they expect innovation that enables education to empower students. The new initiative helps to support our schools even more thoroughly in teaching and learning as well boosts our edtech companies,” noted Laidmets. “The Estonian effort in the joint initiative helps to support our schools even more and it boosts our edtech companies,” noted Laidmets. According to him, the initiative differs from other due its includes practical experience and knowledge from teachers and students.
The first meeting takes place this autumn in Japan and next year in United Kingdom. ASEF, established in 1996, is intergovernmental organization, that promotes development of relations through different projects between European and Asian countries. To date, ASEF has helped to facilitate more than 650 projects. Estonia is part of ASEF from 2004 and there have been number of projects – summer schools, lectures and youth exchanges.