APEC CHALLENGE CURRICULUM
VTM Major Project Challenge:
Design an APEC Commercial and Civic Opportunities
Tour to Three Member Economies Themed on One APEC Sector
Time: 2 days. Each APEC Learning Team will present
its Tour Design to the @APEC 2002 Review Board on the afternoon
of Friday, December 14. Each presentation will be for 5 minutes.
The APEC Learning Teams in Mexico, Brunei and
New Zealand will work on the following project simultaneously albeit
in different time zones. At the end of each day in Mexico, the Teams
in Monterrey will email their work to the Teams in Brunei and New
Zealand, who, in turn, during their workday, will both respond to
the Monterrey Teams work and continue their own. Then, as
they leave their classrooms, the Brunei and New Zealand Teams will
email their work to Monterrey. And, when the Santa Catarina campus
lights come on the next morning, the Monterrey Teams keep the interaction
going. Via this global classroom cyber cycle, the first 24 hour
APEC classroom will be streaming towards collaborative success.
CONCEPT: To have the APEC
Learning Teams plan a sector-themed "learning tour" through
three Member Economies that identifies three venues, sites and/or
experiences that correspond to three of the key focuses of Mexicos
- The "Infrastructure
of Trade" (e.g., ports, airports, "smart valleys").
- The development and globalization
of "Small Businesses."
- The increased role of
"Women in APEC."
Also, given the new "9-11 World", to have the APEC Learning
Teams consider how to maximize the collaborative benefits of APECs
many cultures and religions. (The Major Project will have a list
of APEC "Sectors", e.g., Automotive, Energy, Environment,
E-Commerce, Capital Markets and Finance, Communications and Information
Technologies, etc. for the students and educators to use in focusing
Each of APECs 21 Member Economies has an
important role to play in many of the key Economic Sectors that
are the focus of APECs goal of trade liberalization and expansion.
And each of APECs 21 Member Economies has one or more exemplary
venues and/or experience centers that can showcase one of the three
following focuses of Mexicos APEC Year: (1) The "Infrastructure
of Trade"; (2) The development and globalization of "Small
Business"; and (3) The role of "Women in APEC".
Your Teams Challenge is to Design a Learning
Tour through Three Member Economies that focuses on One Sector
e.g., Automotive, Energy, Environment or Capital Markets and Financial
Services and selects a site or experience in each of the
Three Member Economies that addresses at least one of the following
(1) The "Infrastructure of Trade"; (2) "Small Business";
and (3) the increased role of "Women in APEC".
As a Bonus Point, you may also select one site
or experience in one of the Three Member Economies that can show
the participants on the tour how to maximize the collaborative benefits
of APECs many cultures and religions. Please be prepared to
discuss how your selection reflects your thinking about the events
and aftermath of September 11, 2001.
Presentation Guidelines: In your Teams 5
Minute Presentation please discuss:
- Why your Team selected the Sector.
- The importance each of the selected Member
Economies to the Sector.
- How the selected sites or experiences showcase
the targeted focus topics of Mexicos APEC Year.
- Two ideas your Team has for making APEC a "smarter"
or "better" trade group.
- You Bonus Point if you chose to do this.