Training Workshop on Innovative Teaching & Learning of Science through IBSE for Science Teacher Trainers (Workshop II),19 - 23 September 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Inquiry-based Science Education (IBSE) has been internationally recognised as an effective teaching strategy in developing the minds. Students learn how to ask questions and use evidence to answer them. In the process of learning the strategies of scientific inquiry, students learn to conduct an investigation and collect evidence from a variety of sources, develop an explanation from the data, and communicate and defend their conclusions.
It is widely accepted that STI is key driver of economic growth and development. For developing countries, innovative capability is major factor for competitiveness, productivity and moving to high income economies as keeping pace with developed countries. Science underpins the wide range of concerns the UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to address. Basic to this is the need to have a sound evidence based science education in schools. Goal 4 of the SDG emphasises the need for inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all. One aspect of improving quality and inclusiveness is in the area of pedagogy.
The Training Workshop on Developing Thinking Skills through IBSE for Sustainable Development was successfully held from 9-13 November 2015 in Bogor, Indonesia. This is the 12th training programme on IBSE organised by ISTIC in collaboration with LAMAP Foundation, France and supported by SEAMEO QITEP in Science (SEAQIS) and Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC), Indonesia. A total of 38 selected participants from developing countries comprising 10 international participants from Kenya, Malaysia, Myanmar, Maldives, Oman, Palestine, Vietnam and 28 participants from Indonesia participated in this workshop.
The Training Workshop on Innovative Teaching & Learning of Science through Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE) for Science Teacher Trainers was successfully held from 25-30 October 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is the 11th training programme on IBSE organised by ISTIC in collaboration with LAMAP Foundation, France and supported by Institute of Teacher Education Malaysia (IPGM). A total of 44 selected participants from developing countries comprising 10 international participants from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam and 34 participants from Malaysia participated in this workshop.