Theme : Revitalising Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning Culture towards
Date : 16 – 19 November 2015
Venue : SEAMEO RECSAM, Penang, Malaysia
Conference Strands 2015
The conference strands are proposed in five key areas as follows:
· Strand 1: Teaching and Learning Practices
· Strand 2: Pedagogical Innovation
· Strand 3: Teachers’ Professional Development
· Strand 4: Assessment and Evaluation
· Strand 5: STEM Education Across Contexts
· Strand 6: Equity and Equality in Education
The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) has uniquely represented the collective aspirations of the Southeast Asian region in education and capacity building. The focus on education has accelerated the momentum to provide quality education for the next generation of leaders and human resource needs of the region. The emphasis on mathematics and science education underpins this agenda. Considering this, the SEAMEO Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (RECSAM) has outlined the Southeast Asia Regional Standards for Mathematics Teachers(SEARS-MT).
Teachers and their development of teaching must be at the heart of any plan to improve educational systems. The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) has uniquely represented the educational systems in the SEAMEO region with the collective aspirations of providing quality education for the next generation of leaders emphasising on science and mathematics education that underpins the agenda human resource needs of the region. Hence a framework and standards to support and improve the quality of science teachers is important for enhancing the standards of science education. Considering this, the SEAMEO Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (RECSAM) has outlined the Southeast Asia Regional Standards for Science Teachers (SEARS-ST). Standards are statements of expectations of what the teachers should know and be able to do.
In Malaysian context, the focus of mathematics teachers’ quality has grown due to the challenge to improve the student achievement in international large scale assessment. The release of Trends in International Mathematics and Science Studies (TIMSS) 2011 and Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 has indicated that Malaysian Grade Eighth students lag behind theirpeers in other countries in mathematics subject. As such, there is a dire need to develop Malaysian mathematics teacher’s quality standards that would facilitate student mathematics learning outcomes and in turn, informs pedagogical and local educational policy. In relation to this, the Malaysian Teacher Standard (MTS) 2009 which consists of three main content standards: (1) Professional values within the teaching profession, (2) Knowledge and understanding of education, subject matter, curriculum and co-curriculum, and (3) Skills of teaching and learning are found not specific to mathematics subject. To fill in this limitation, the Southeast Asia Regional Standards for Mathematics Teachers (SEARS-MT) is proposed to be used as an inspirational guide to conceptualise the Malaysian mathematics teacher’s quality based on the characteristics and attributes of mathematics teachers which are unique to the Southeast Asian region. Differs from Malaysian Teacher Standard (MTS) 2009, SEARS-MT has formally articulated and outlined four dimensions of mathematics teacher’s quality: (1) Professional knowledge, (2) Professional teaching and learning process, (3) Personal and professional attributes, and (4) Professional communities.
SEAMEO RECSAM seeks applications from qualified and bright candidates for the following position to work with its Administration Unit as Assistant Executive in Penang, Malaysia
We regret to inform that the colloquium scheduled for 14 August 2015 is cancelled.
The reason for the cancellation is that the invited speaker is unable to conduct the colloquium due to unforeseen circumstances.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused.
SEAMEO 50th Anniversary Wish Writing Competition
In conjunction with SEAMEO 50th Anniversary Celebration, SEAMEO RECSAM would like to invite all members of the public from the 11 Southeast Asian (SEAMEO) member countries to participate in this competition.
The last day for submission of entries is on Friday, 31 July 2015.
Guidelines for Submission of Entry:
1. Create your own most creative Facebook Timeline cover photo (851x315px) with SEAMEO 50th Anniversary logo embedded;
2. Write a creative, unique and relevant WISH in conjunction with SEAMEO 50th Anniversary on the Facebook Timeline cover photo;
3. Your wish must be relevant to the theme of SEAMEO 50th Anniversary;
4. Your wish must be original and do not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy / publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity;
5. Written in English only;
6. Not more than 20 words;
7. The wish must also be written on SEAMEO RECSAM’s Facebook Wall with #SEAMEO50Anniversary. Wishes without hashtag will be disqualified;
8. Maintain your Timeline cover photo during the contest period;
9. Each contestant may only submit ONE entry per account;
10.Deadline for participants to submit entries is: Friday, 31 July 2015
ü Entries must meet all criteria stipulated in the guideline, otherwise considered disqualified;
ü The decision of the Judging Committee is final and appeals are not allowed;
ü RECSAM shall have the right to store the winning entries and finalists in its database and also use them for publication / marketing purposes;
ü Winner(s) will be announced on SEAMEO RECSAM’s official Facebook Page.
Announcement of Winner: 17 August 2015, Monday (tentative)
In addition to the announcement of SEAMEO 50x3 Schools’ Network, the SEAMEO Secretariat in collaboration with SEAMEO SEAMOLEC would like to announce the SEAMEO Song Angklung Contest for the occasion of SEAMEO 50th Anniversary.
The SEAMEO Song Angklung Contest aims to promote the Southeast Asian identity and appreciation of cultural heritage through a common and unique musical instrument in Southeast Asia, called “Angklung”. Playing angklung in a group setting can promote the necessary values and skills of Southeast Asian students such as cooperation, team work, responsibility, creativity, artistic and etc, which will better equip them for the 21st century. The Contest consists of 2 categories: 1) Traditional Angklung Performance, and 2) Digital Angklung Performance by using mobile phone. The school entries must include 2 songs: 1) SEAMEO song (Building the Future, the SEAMEO Legacy), and 2) a popular song.
we would like to invite public and private primary and secondary schools in 11 Southeast Asian countries to submit the entries. The last day for submission of entries is Friday 18 September 2015.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of SEAMEO in 2015, the SEAMEO Secretariat and the 21 SEAMEO Regional Centres have jointly developed the SEAMEO 50x3 Schools’ Network – a network to promote sharing and development between schools across Southeast Asia.
The SEAMEO 50x3 Schools’ Network will provide great opportunities and help schools to develop partnerships, exchange teachers and students, share practices, participate in SEAMEO programmes, obtain scholarships and grants, and improve teachers and students’ capacity through various programmes and training activities of SEAMEO and partners.
Date: 3-4 November 2015
Venue: Harris Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia
Abstract Submission Dateline: 24 August 2015
Disaster Risk Reduction Management Toolkit
Education in emergencies (EiE) and disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) is one of the 10 collaborative projects of the 11 SEAMEO Member Countries for reaching the unreached to achieve Education for All (EFA) by 2015. It was approved in April 2009 during the 44th SEAMEO Council Conference which had as participants 10 international non-government organizations (INGOs) and EFA partners, including SEAMEO INNOTECH. In this joint commitment, the Center’s contribution is a toolkit on building disasterresilient school communities under the SEAMEO INNOTECH Regional Education Program (SIREP)
The Establishment of SEAMEO
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Announcement of 2015 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award
The competition is open to all public and private schools in Southeast Asian countries*
The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT) in cooperation with UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education are pleased to announce the 2015 SEAMEO-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award, with the theme of "Safeguarding Our Cultural Traditions".
We would like to invite public and private schools in the 11 Southeast Asian countries* which have programme relating to the theme to participate in this competition. The last day for submission of entries is on Friday 4 September 2015
Please visit the SEAMEO Website: www.seameo.org or the following link for details of the Award.
Title: Learning Science through Games, Simulations and Electronic/ Mobile Devices
Date: 8 & 9 June 2015
Facilitator: Dr. Janchai YINGPRAYOON
Target Participants: Primary/ Secondary Science Teachers and Educators
Title: A Magical Workshop on Creativity in Mathematics Education
Date: 1 & 2 June 2015
Facilitator: Ms Teoh Poh Yew
Target Participants: Primary/ Secondary Mathematics Teachers and Educators
Date and venue
14-15 May, 2015
SEAMEO Hall, SEAMEO RECSAM, Penang, Malaysia
Type 1: RM 270.00 per participant (Without accommodation)
Type 2: RM 460.00 per participant (Twin sharing at RECSAM International House)
Type 3: RM 600.00 per participant (Single occupancy at RECSAM International House)
Primary and secondary science and mathematics teachers, teacher-educators from teacher training institution colleges and universities lecturers, researchers, curriculum specialists/experts from the Ministry of Education, State Education Officers, science centres and university students.
Closing Date for Registration
Early registration is encouraged to avoid disappointment and will be on a first come basis. Closing date for registration is 8 May 2015.
Abstract 1 (download)
Abstract 2 (download)
Abstract 3 (download)
Ms. Jenny Ong
Ms. Tiana Mohamad
Dr. Corrienna Abdul Talib
Speakers: Dr. Ng Soo Boon, Dr. Devadason Robert Peter, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lay Yoon Fah & Dr. Ng Khar Thoe
Date: 27 May 2015 (Wednesday)
Time: 2.15 - 4.30 pm
Venue: RECSAM Auditorium
Target Audience: Teachers/educators/education officers currently involved in teaching and development of curriculum for Science/Mathematics at primary/ secondary schools and institutes/colleges/ university levels.
Date: 20 – 22 January 2015
Venue: SEAMEO Hall, SEAMEO RECSAM, Penang
Time: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Fee: MYR 250.00 per person (inclusive workshop materials and food only)
Target Participants: Science and Mathematics Educators
Call for Papers: The 1st International Conference on Special Education will be convened on 28-31 July 2015, Bangkok. The conference is organised by SEAMEO SEN, in collaboration with the Office of Basic Education Commission, Ministry of Eductaion Thailand. The registration is waived. Abstract submission deadline is on 31 January 2015. More information is as below or visit the website http://special.obec.go.th/icse2015/index.html or https://www.facebook.com/seameosen?hc_location=timeline
Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP)
Professional Development Programme for Science Teacher Educators of PIF
and Latin American Countries
10 - 28 November 2014 | SEAMEO RECSAM, Penang, Malaysia
The course is designed for targeted science teacher educators, preferably those who have skills to con-duct participatory lesson, hands-on activities, and group learning exercises. Targeted teacher educators are those who are aiming at conducting lessons with more minds-on activities (i.e. activities that improve the ability of students to think more, use new strate-gies in conducting classes, etc.).
SEAMEO College Strategic Dialogue for Education Ministers (SDEM)
Bangkok, Thailand – Education ministers and high-level education officials of the 11 countries of Southeast Asia which compose the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) will convene on 13 September 2014 at the Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel, Vientiane, Lao PDR to discuss education agenda for the next decade.
Dubbed as “Strategic Dialogue of Education Ministers” or SDEM, the one-day meeting of the Southeast Asian education ministers aims to yield a more dynamic and forward-looking regional policy development process through a dialogue on the Post-2015 education agenda for Southeast Asia.
Expected to be attended by more than 50 key officials from the ministries of education of the 11 SEAMEO member countries, the SDEM will revisit the efforts and achievements of the grouping of the Southeast Asia countries on the education goals set under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Education For All (EFA) Goals. Discussions will then tackle a SEAMEO-focused education agenda which will anchor on existing global and regional discussions on Post-2015 education, as well as highlight unique needs of Southeast Asia particularly in the pursuit of continuous development of human resource development in the region, and in support of the ASEAN Community.