In order to mitigate the negative impact of disinformation in the ASEAN member states, the ASEAN Foundation, with the support of Google, is rolling out the “ASEAN Digital Literacy Programme” to build resilience against misinformation and disinformation for communities in the region. To this end, Asia Centre, a research institute in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (UN ECOSOC), was appointed by the ASEAN Foundation to implement the training program for Youth, Teachers, Parents, Elderly, Government Officials, People with Disability and Community Leaders.
2. Project Objectives
Asia Centre will work with local partners in Thailand to implement the following project objectives:
- Recruitment of Master Trainers
Identify and recruit 80 Master Trainers (MTs) who fall into the following 6 target groups: Youth (63 MTs); Teachers (5 MTs); Parents (3 MTs); Elderly (2 MTs); Government Officials (3 MTs) and People with Disability (2 MTs) and Marginalised Communities (2 MTs).
- Training of Master Trainers (ToTs)
Execute a 20-hour training of Master Trainers (ToTs), divided into 14 hours online and 6 hours onsite, consisting of:
- a 4-hour Pre-Training – online
- 6-hour Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Training – onsite
- 5 hours Self-Study – online
- 3 hours Preparation for End Beneficiaries Training – online
- 2 hours Post-Training Evaluation – online
- Training of End Beneficiaries
Ensure Master Trainers, following the ToTs, each conduct a 3-hour training for at least 100 End Beneficiaries. The 3-hour training consists of an 1-hour pre-training assignment, 1-hour online training on MIL; and an 1-hour post-training evaluation [End Beneficiaries should be Youth, Parents, Elderly and other Vulnerable Groups].
3. Tasks and Benefits of Master Trainers
Participate in 20-hour training (ToTs), divided into 14 hours online and 6 hours onsite:
- Pre-Training Reading Assignment (3 hours) – online
- Pre-Evaluation Questionnaire (1 hour) – online
- Training on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Part 1 (3 hours) – onsite
- Training on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Part 2 (3 hours) – onsite
- Online Self-Study – Video Lessons from Media Civics Lab (5 hours) – online
- Preparation for End Beneficiaries Training (3 hours) – online
- Post-Training Evaluation Questionnaire (2 hours) – online
Once completed the training, each Master Trainer is required to conduct and coordinate the 3-hour End Beneficiaries training sessions for at least 100 End Beneficiaries:
- Pre-Reading Assignment (1 hour) – online
- Online Training on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) (1 hour) – online
- Evaluation Questionnaire (1 hour) – online
After the End Beneficiaries Training, MTs are to submit a final report to Asia Centre. The report must include the following details:
- A. List of participants with the following details: 1. Name; 2. Gender; 3. Age; 4. Education Level; 5. Income.
- Write 1-2 paragraphs on their story/experiences as a Master Trainer
- Master Trainers participate in the training program for free of charge.
- Master Trainers will develop their knowledge on issues related to media such as mis/disinformation, hate speech, cyber security and increase their media information literacy level.
- A certificate with Google, ASEAN Foundation and Asia Centre’s logo and signed by the relevant representatives
4. Project Timeline
|Contents||Start Date||End Date|
|MTs complete 20-hour training sessions||12 September 2022||12 November 2022|
|MTs conduct 3-hour End Beneficiaries for at least 100 end beneficiaries and submit a report to Asia Centre's secretariat team||13 November 2022||31 January 2023|
|MTs submit a 1-2 paragraph describing their stories, impressions or experience being a Master Trainers.||1 February 2023||28 February 2023|
5. Project Outline
This project is implemented by Asia Centre through in-country partners. Asia Centre will begin by contacting potential partners to discuss their interest to collaborate. Once this interest is established, the local partner will identify and recruit 20-25 persons to attend Master Trainers Training (ToTs) and fix the date at their institution for the onsite Master Trainers Training (ToTs). Thereafter Asia Centre will provide the training to the Master Trainers based on the curriculum the Centre has compiled from the ASEAN Foundation. Following the training, Asia Centre will liaise with the Master Trainers to support them in the implementation of the training to End Beneficiaries and collect their final reports.
a) Asia Centre’s Responsibilities
- Develop Curriculum for the Master Trainers Training (ToTs) and End Beneficiaries Training
- Provide 2-3 Trainers to Conduct Master Trainers Training (ToTs)
- Conduct Onsite Master Trainers Training (ToTs)
- Support Catering for Onsite Master Trainers Training (ToTs)
- Arrange Certificate for MTs (with Google, ASEAN Foundation and Asia Centre’s logo and signed by the relevant representatives)
- Monitor the Progress of all Master Trainers and End Beneficiaries Training
b) Local Partner’s Responsibilities
- Identify and Recruit Master Trainers (More than 10 Master Trainers, ideally between 20-25 Master Trainers) : Target Profile of Master Trainers: Youth (63); Teachers (5); Parents (3); Elderly (2); Government Officials (3) and People with Disability (2) and Marginalised Communities (2)
- Provide venue and date for Asia Centre to conduct onsite Master Trainers Training (ToTs)
- Communicate with Asia Centre to receive updates throughout the implementation of Master Trainers Training (ToTs) and End Beneficiaries Training conducted by Master Trainers
c) Master Trainer’s Responsibilities
- Participate in a 20-hour (14 hours online and 6 hours onsite) Master Trainers Training (ToTs) conducted by Asia Centre with the Support of Local Partner
- Conduct and Coordinate the 3-hour End Beneficiaries Training for at least 100 End Beneficiaries
- Submit a final report to the Asia Centre. The Report must include:
- a list of participants with the following details: 1. Name; 2. Gender; 3. Age; 4. Education Level; 5. Income.
- 1-2 paragraphs on their story/experiences as a Master Trainer
Asia Centre invites interested applicants to join the Asean Digital Literacy Programme. Register here: https://bit.ly/3BVAQKN
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