STELR STEM Workshop

STELR STEM Workshop
9-11 August 2017
SEAMEO Hall, SEAMEO RECSAM

Background
STELR (Science and Technology Education Leveraging Relevance) is a national initiative of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE). The initial module of the STELR science education program is themed on Renewable Energy. This taps into the high level of concern students have about global warming and climate change. Purpose-built equipment allows students to undertake both guided and open ended research into solar and wind electricity generation while learning about electric circuits and energy transfer and transformation.
STELR incorporates contemporary teaching and learning practices, in particular an inquiry-based learning approach that engages and challenges students and teachers. Teachers are fully supported through an initial professional development program and follow-up assistance. STELR taps into the high level of concern that the majority of students have about global warming and climate change. By basing the STELR modules around sustainable energy technologies, students see the STELR activities as being highly relevant to their lives.

Aims of the Workshop
The aims of the workshop are to:
• Improve the quality of science classroom teaching practice
• Improve the level of science literacy and understanding in the classroom
• Raise awareness of opportunities in technology-related careers
• Increase the number of students choosing science and engineering careers to address the shortage of science and engineering graduates

Objectives of the Workshop
By the end of the workshop, the participants should be able to:
i. promote STEM related activities in the classroom
ii. promote inquiry based learning in integrating STEM Education
iii. apply the knowledge and skills learned to enhance students’ learning

Target participants
Lecturers, teachers, educators from universities, schools and educational institutions.

Registration Fee (Per Person)
Type I: Without Accommodation: RM326.00
Type II: Twin-sharing Accommodation: RM546.00
Type III: Single Accommodation: RM744.00

Accommodation at RECSAM International House
For type II & type III boarded at the RECSAM International House
Check in: 08 August 2017 from 1400hrs
Check out: 12 August 2017 before or by 1200hrs

Mealtime
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided by SEAMEO RECSAM during the workshop. For stay-in participants (Type II & Type III), breakfast will be provided.

Local Order Information
Pay to: SEAMEO RECSAM
Bank: Maybank Gelugor Branch, Penang
Account Number: 557 157 000 647
Address: 347-H, Gelugor Club Building, 11700 Gelugor, Penang. Malaysia.

Closing Date for Registration
Early registration is encouraged to avoid disappointment and will be on a first come basis.
Closing date for registration is 07 August 2017.

Online registration link:

For Enquiries
Ms. Jenny Ong: +6046522761 (jenny@recsam.edu.my)
Ms. Tiana Mohamad: +6046522764/ +60164456458 (tiana@recsam.edu.my)
Dr. Nur Jahan Ahmad: +6046522766/ +60165531972 (nurjahan@recsam.edu.my)

Tentative Programme

Day 1: 09 August 2017 (Wednesday)
8.30-9.00 Registration
9.00-9.30 Welcoming Remarks & Opening
9.30-10.30 What is STELR & Inquiry Based Science Learning?
10.30-11.00 Photo & Morning Tea
11.00-13.00 Electricity & Energy
13.00-14.30 Lunch
14.30-16.30 Climate Change & Oceans
16.30-17.00 Afternoon tea

Day 2: 10 August 2017 (Thursday)
8.30-10.30 Renewable Energy
10.30-11.00 Morning tea
11.00-13.00 Solar Energy
13.00-14.30 Lunch
14.30-16.30 Solar Car & Water Treatment
16.45-17.00 Afternoon tea

Day 3: 11 August 2017 (Friday)
8.30-10.30 Presentation, Feedback, Q&A
10.30-11.00 Morning tea
11.00-11.45 Evaluation & Closing
11.45-12.15 Lunch

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