Nationwide, there is a steady decline in enrolment of students for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects or courses. This is a cause for concern because advancement of science and technology would define the country’s progress towards achieving its national key result areas. This development is recognised by the education policy makers as well as institutions of higher learning in Malaysia.
In cognizance of this concern, UTAR, joined by its long-time partners, Majlis Professor Negara (MPN) and Toray Group, aim to make a difference. It is our joint mission to ensure that student interest in STEM subjects/courses remains a prominent and lasting feature wherever these are offered.
The Symposium on Science Education 2017 (SoSE 2017), now into its 4th year, aims once again to showcase different ideas and techniques on innovative and effective teaching methods for STEM subjects. With the theme of “Embedding innovation in the teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics", the symposium takes cognizance of the fact that role and game plays are an embedded innovation that is part of innovative teaching methods in order to facilitate the teaching and learning of STEM and to engage students' learning.
The Institute of Postgraduate and Research (IPSR), supported by the Division of Programmes Promotion (DPP) and the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT), will be organising this one-day symposium, scheduled on
Date: Saturday, 26 August 2017
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Venue: KB 104 Lecture Theatre 3, 1st Floor,
UTAR Sungai Long campus
Bandar Sungai Long, Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.