Training Workshop on Innovative Teaching & Learning of Science through Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE) for Science Teacher Trainers 25-30 October 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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.

The training workshop provided the following knowledge and experience to the participants:

  • Recognise the importance of inquiry-based science education (IBSE) in  teaching science;
  • Recognise the philosophy and ten principles of La main à la pâte;
  • Experience the process of inquiry-based science teaching and learning; and
  • Develop an action plan for disseminating and sharing of experiences on La main à la pâte with colleagues and teachers in their respective home countries.

The participants were introduced to LAMAP foundation, philosophy of hands-on and the movement to make science education interesting. The workshop comprised lectures, hands on activities, preparation and presentation of microteaching based on philosophy and principles of La main à la pâte. During this workshop the participant were given the opportunities to do the experiment and hands-on activities on natural disaster (earthquake and tsunami), astronomy and earth science. Three facilitators conducted the training. They were Dr. David Wilgenbus and Mr. Henri Plande from La main à la pâte Foundation and Dr. Koay Suan See from SEAMEO Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (RECSAM).

Academician Dato’ Ir. (Dr.) Lee Yee Cheong, ISTIC Governing Board Chairman and also a member of LAMAP Foundation International Committee gave the closing address and present the certificate of attendance.

Datuk Ee Hong, Director of Teacher Education Division, representing the Secretary-General of
Ministry of Education Malaysia officiating the
training workshop
Dato’ Dr. Samsudin Tugiman, Director of ISTIC giving his welcome address
   
Dato' Sulaiman Wak, Rector of Institute of Teacher Education Malaysia delivering his
speech

Dr. David Wilgenbus, facilitator from LAMAP Foundation giving his remarks


Dr. David Wilgenbus, lead facilitator interacting with the participants

Hands-on activity, participants simulating the tsunami


Presentation of microteaching by participants

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Academician Dato’ Ir. (Dr.) Lee Yee Cheong, ISTIC Governing Board Chairman giving the closing address

A participant from Vietnam receiving her certificate from Academician Dato’ Ir. (Dr.) Lee Yee Cheong, ISTIC Governing Board Chairman

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