PH to host international conference on science, math this August

To strengthen the country’s science and math programs, the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) will bring together educators and policy makers in the Philippines and the Asian region in the 1st DOST-SEI Project STAR International Conference.

DOST-SEI director Josette Biyo

The event, which will be held on August 7-9, 2019 at the PICC in Pasay City, will feature educators Dr. Frederick Leung of the University of Hong Kong and Dr. Chun-yen Chang of the National Taiwan Normal University as guest speakers. The conference is free but interested participants are required to pre-register with DOST-SEI.

Participants will discuss and share ideas on the current global state of science and mathematics education, exploring this year’s theme, “Perspectives in Science and Mathematics Education: Building Connections, Sustaining Innovations and Sharing Pedagogies”.

DOST-SEI director Josette Biyo is optimistic that the conference will encourage more teachers to create and embrace innovative approaches in science and mathematics teaching.

“We can only be confident that we’re producing the scientists and engineers our country needs if we’re helping our teachers develop their skills,” Biyo said.

The conference is aligned with Project STAR’s goal of capacitating and empowering the Filipino teacher by exposing them to new perspectives, technologies, and innovations. It will also serve as venue for a paper presentation on the following themes: instructional materials; teaching innovations; assessment; and action research. DOST-SEI is inviting all interested individuals to submit their extended abstract until May 17, 2019.

Guidelines for submission of extended abstract, conference brochure, and tentative program are posted on www.sei.dost.gov.ph.

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