By: Che Hasruddin Che Hasan
Photo: Ramdan Saleh Nain
TUESDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER – In realising the importance of Science and Mathematics today, the Faculty of Psychology and Education (FPP), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) for the first time organised the 1st Borneo International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (BICSME) 2015 at FPP building, recently.
At the conference, academics, researchers and educators from around the country met to discuss, deliberate and examine important issues in the field of science and mathematics resulting from researchers that have been done before.
Datuk Hajah Jainab Datuk Seri Panglima Hj Ahmad Ayid said, through empirical studies shaped by scientific explanations will assist in a clearer understanding that comes with more innovative and creative solutions to improve on the challenges faced.
“Through this conference, I hope it can provide an insight into how the education system works to improve the science and maths curriculum standards including student achievement in the context of Southeast Asia, especially in Malaysia”.
“The organisation is also expected to provide more opportunities for teachers of science and maths in the state to share ideas and to constantly update the development of science and mathematics education,” she said when opening the BICSME 2015 at the Grand Ballroom, 1 Borneo, Kota Kinabalu last night.
Datuk Jainab added, these scientific meetings could examine, deliberate and discuss on current issues relating to curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and ICT technologies in science and maths.
The three-day conference started on 21st to 23rd September 2015 also saw the participation of academics from five countries namely, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Denmark and Singapore.
A total of 184 participants and 3 keynote speakers were involved in the conference. - (fl)