Friday, July 31, 2009

SEAMEO-RECSAM, Penang, Malaysia 10-12 November 2009


With 26 slots of parallel sessions, each with six different presentations, plus two keynotes and three plenary lectures, the conference was filled with plenty of stimulating topics. I was told that the participants come from 16 countries - Australia, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei and Thailand. Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia had the largest groups. The Proceedings comprises 40selected peer-reviewed papers.

The keynote speakers are David Treagust (Science Education) and Kaye Stacey (Mathematics Education). The other plenary speakers are Pairash (Thailand) on teaching mathematics and science to children with special needs and Lilia Halim (Malaysia) on science education. I will deliver a pleanry lecture at the conference. The tilte of the lecture is Improving Mathematical Literacy Through Assessment.

Yeap, B. H. (2009). Improving Mathematical Literacy Through Assessment. In Chaeh, U. H., Wahyudi, Devadason, R. P., Ng, K. T., Preechaporn, W., & Aligaen, J. C. (Eds.), Proceedings of Third International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, pp.25-29. Penang, Malaysia: SEAMEO-RECSAM.

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