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DOST-SEI Hosts Science, Math International Conference


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

The event, which will be held on August 7-9, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, will feature esteemed 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, Dr. 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,” Dr. Biyo said.

DOST-SEI, the country’s primary S&T human resources development agency, is more popularly known for its science scholarship programs but it also invests on youth science promotion, education innovations, and science and math teacher training and merit programs such as the Science Teacher Academy for the Regions or Project STAR.

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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