In 2009, the ASEAN University Network (AUN), the Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), the University of Malaya, the East- West Center (EWC) under support of USAID, co-hosted the ASEAN Studies Curriculum Design Workshop to examine the state of ASEAN Studies programmes /courses in higher education in the ASEAN region and consider how existing programmes could be expanded and coordinated. The workshop was attended by experts in ASEAN Studies and related fields from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam. It came out with the consensus on the following regarding an undergraduate ASEAN Studies Course:
Workshop on the Development of ASEAN Studies Course for Undergraduate Level, 1-3 August 2011, Bangkok
The 3-day workshop was held by the AUN Secretariat with the support of ASEAN-US Technical Assistance and Training Facility (TATF) on 1-3 August 2012 at Amari Watergate Hotel Bangkok. The workshop invited experts who have different expertise on ASEAN to join the course development team.
The team is comprised of:
Advanced Workshop on ASEAN Studies Teaching for Lecturers, 24-27 April 2012, Kuala Lumpur
The 4-day workshop entitled, “Advanced Workshop on ASEAN Studies Teaching for Lecturers” was organised by the ASEAN University Network (AUN) Secretariat in cooperation with ASEAN Secretariat and the Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya with the support of ASEAN-US Technical Assistance and Training Facility (TATF). The workshop was attended by 40 participants (21 lecturers from AUN Member Universities, 7 ASEAN experts, representatives from ASEAN-USTATF, ASEAN Secretariat, AUN Secretariat and AEI).
The workshop aims to advance knowledge and expertise on ASEAN Studies for lecturers. It also aims to promote ASEAN Studies teaching at respective universities. During the 4-day programme, 21 lecturers of various background in relevant to ASEAN Studies were trained by 7 experts who developed the ASEAN Studies study companion. 22 training subjects and reference materials under training kits were embedded with ASEAN knowledge and perspectives in political, economic and socio-cultural aspects. Lecturers also learned how to use all the teaching materials to conduct ASEAN Studies course at their respective universities.