Frugal Education at the International TS25 Colloquium 2021

I was honoured to be invited to speak at the International TS25 Colloquium 2021 this month as part of a discussion panel on frugal education and playful learning towards building resilience in 21st Century classrooms. The colloquium was delivered in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Research and Sarawak State Education Department, Malaysia.

Chaired by my colleague Professor Sylvester Arnab, I kicked off the session by introducing the concept of Frugal Education, detailing its origins, the rational behind it, the concepts, processes, and frameworks that have informed its development thus far, and outlining the three guiding principles.

These principles and their respective aspects provided the three themes of our discussion session, through which our ACES project partners in Malaysia, Indonesia, and the UK discussed their experiences applying frugal and playful aspects within various ACES case studies and how their activities are impacting on resilience and 21st century skills and competencies development.

The session went great and I’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone involved! πŸ™Œ It was a great opportunity to introduce my research and a powerful platform to raise awareness of the ACES project.

I was relieved to be able to take part in the end, as I was connecting via 3G in the welsh countryside. I wasn’t sure I would be able to speak, let alone share my screen for an hour. Thankfully all went well and the two bars of signal held their own! πŸ“Ά πŸ€™

Below is a recording of the session if you’re interested in taking a look (Starts at the 25min mark). πŸ‘‡