INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (CoSMEd) 2017
We are pleased to invite you to participate in this seventh biennial international conference to be held in SEAMEO RECSAM, Penang, Malaysia. The organising of such a conference brings many benefits such as providing more opportunities for science and mathematics educators in the region to disseminate their research findings. The conference also contributes significantly towards improving the standard of science and mathematics education. The first CoSMEd was initiated in 2005 and four more conferences in the CoSMEd series have been successfully held in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015.
The 21st century educators are confronted with the difficult task of educating young minds to meet the demands of an increasingly globalised world. Many countries face the challenge of preparing citizens who will be able to address and solve local, national and global problems in order to function equally well in these environments. The issues on today’s environmental problem are not local but on global scale which affect everyone no matter which race, age, gender or religion we are in. Therefore, not only the environmentalists are responsible for sustaining the environment, but to protect the environment for sustainable living is also everyone’s duty. In this regard, knowledge of science and mathematics is essential as it empowers people to systematically use the knowledge more effectively to solve problems. In addition, there is however a need to educate the young to acquire as well as to apply the knowledge and skills embodied in science and mathematics, at the same time take the advantages of the knowledge of technologies and engineering that would enable them to create innovative and creative ideas. This conference will bring educators and researchers together to discuss and address issues from their research that could be used inform the pedagogy and policy in education for the purpose to enhance Science and Mathematics Education.