Inaugural Regional STEM Symposium with ADB
On 27 – 30 May 2019, The HEAD Foundation held the inaugural Regional STEM Symposium, in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) in Bangkok, Thailand. Representatives from Ministries of Education and teacher training institutions from Cambodia, India, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, the Philippines, Uzbekistan and Viet Nam attended the four-day symposium. The symposium was a platform for participants and leading regional experts to share their thoughts on incorporating STEM in the K-12 curriculum, and preparing teachers to be suitable STEM instructors.
Speaker Series — STEAM: A Driver of a Circular Economy?
The convergence of expertise and knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), coupled with life-cycle thinking, presents humanity with a unique opportunity to equitably advance society while combating the degradation of our planet. On 9 May 2019, Dr Lerwen Liu and her team from STEAM Platform at KMUTT, Thailand demonstrated the unique “first principle” approach in educating others about Industry 4.0 and the Circular Economy.
Training Teachers in Laos to Facilitate Social Communication of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
The HEAD Foundation is supporting Universiti Sains Malaysia, Souphanouvong University and University of Nottingham, Malaysia, to develop an online training module for teachers in Laos to facilitate social communication of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Essential resources for successful employment of international students in Australia
What can international students do to improve their employability in Australia, and how can universities in the country enhance positive employment outcomes for these students? Dr Thanh Pham and Chris Thomson of Monash University share insights from their research.
Nobel Laureate Lecture: Looking to the Frontiers of Fundamental Science
Nobel Laureate in Physics 2004, Professor David Gross outlined some of the great unknowns at the frontiers of Fundamental Science, particularly on how the Universe began, how we are trying to find the answers to these questions and what the answers might be.
THF Policy Brief No. 8: Indonesian Teacher Education: Building Capacity in Science and Mathematics Teachers
This policy brief provides insights on how Teacher Education Institutions in Indonesia could navigate around challenges identified in the World Bank survey, especially in the preparation of teachers of mathematics and science subjects.
Enhancing Indonesian Teacher Education with World Bank
The HEAD Foundation, in partnership with the World Bank, the Directorate General of Learning and Student Affairs (DGLSA) Indonesia, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australia, brought together participants from 11 Indonesian Teacher Training Institutions (Lembaga Pendidikan Tenaga Kependidik – LPTK) for a five-day Professional Learning Programme in Singapore from 15 to 19 October 2018.