Peter Pentland represented the STELR Project at the Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) centre directors meeting held in Bangkok 8 – 9 June this year. STELR was invited to present at this forum due to the ongoing relationship with the SEAMEO Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel (QITEP) in Science in Indonesia. New relationships were established with other SEAMEO science and mathematics education centres.
STELR and the Stile Education platform will form a major component of a trial on-line professional development project that will initially involve 125 teachers and over 15,000 students in 25 schools in five countries.
The QITEP for Science in Indonesia will contribute Asian-based case studies and career profiles for the new Sustainable Housing module that is currently being trialled in 12 Australian secondary schools. This will contribute to a greater emphasis on the National Curriculum’s Cross Curriculum Priority of Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia. The Sustainable Housing curriculum materials will also be translated into Indonesian for use in Indonesian schools.
STELR has conducted workshops in Indonesia on Inquiry-Based Science Education in association with the French Science Academy’s education program La Main a la Pate (LAMAP). An English translation of LAMAP’s curriculum materials is available.
If you wish to combine Science and French, you can look at the the LAMAP French website.