STELR STEM workshops in Indonesia

STELR STEM workshops in Indonesia

The STELR STEM Training workshop for Teachers and Education Personnel of the  Asian – Pacific was held in Bandung Indonesia from 1 to 5 October 2018.

The workshop was hosted and administered by the South East Asia Ministers of Education Organisation QITEP in Science and was conducted by a STELR team lead by Peter Pentland and including academics from Charles Darwin, Deakin and Southern Cross Universities.

There were 41 participants from Indonesia, the Philippines, Vanuatu, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand and Korea.

The keynote speaker on Day 2 was Prof. Dr A Harsono Soepardjo from the University of Indonesia. He spoke on the use of renewable energy resources in Southeast Asia.

The program demonstrated a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to STEM education. Participants explored ways to develop lesson plans and units for the classroom using this approach.

Topics included:

  • Using relevant contexts such as Climate Change and Sustainability
  • Energy and renewable energy resources
  • Water
  • Car safety
  • Health

The closing ceremony featured remarks by Ms Aryanti Safitri from the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.

A Training of Trainers STEM STELR workshop was conducted in Bontang Indonesia from 9 to 11 October. It was attended by 26 participants from 16 schools. This workshop was hosted by foundation STELR sponsor Orica.

Both workshops would not have been possible without the on-going support from Orica.