FLS in Action: Regional Planning Workshop to Expand Flexible Learning Strategies for Out-of-School Children in ASEAN


ognizant of the need to expand the provision of FLS in the ASEAN region, UNESCO Bangkok will organise a two-day regional planning workshop inviting Ministry of Education representatives. The meeting will take place on 11-12 June 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. It should be noted that the focus of the workshop is on the primary education level.

The objective of the workshop is threefold:

  • To facilitate a sharing of country experiences in developing, implementing and scaling up FLS;
  • To support Ministries of Education in drafting a three-year national FLS action plan, and;
  • To identify potential areas requiring UNESCO Bangkok’s and/or other ASEAN countries’ technical support.

The sharing of the country cases as well as the presence of government representatives from other countries in the ASEAN region will allow for critical consideration of the applicability and feasibility of FLS in other country contexts. The workshop will also provide the participants with the opportunity for peer learning and networking. Most importantly, it will allow for a dialogue on how UNESCO Bangkok and governments of neighbouring ASEAN countries can support them in expanding FLS at the primary level.