Newsletter Vol. 1 Issue 2
Teaching & Education Research Association
Dear TERA Members,
Greetings and sincere thanks for your patronage and support. TERA has now grown to 4696 followers and members from 45 countries.
We are glad to present to you our latest edition of newsletter. The newsletter showcases the associations current and upcoming endeavours.
TERA has successfully organised following International conferences in the period of Aug-Nov 2016:
- 19-20 July 2016, PAUM Club House, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- 30-31 August 2016, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
- 19-20 September 2016, London, UK
- 18-19 October 2016, Regal Oriental Hotel, Kowloon, Hong Kong
- 08-09 November 2016, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
We thank all members, participants and supporting organisations for making these conferences successful.
It is our constant endeavour to associate with academicians, researchers, students, professionals and organisations. This collaboration is the crux of our growth and contribution to the society. We are proud to have following organisational collaborations:
- Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Venue Provider)
- Yildiz Technical University, 34349 Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey (Venue Provider)
- Rumah University, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Venue Provider)
- Buein Zahra Technical University, Iran (Collaboration)
- Research and Markets Limited, Dublin, Ireland (Collaboration)
- CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), China (Collaboration)
- International Journal of Computer Science and Business Informatics (IJCSBI), Mauritius (Collaboration)
- Linton University College, KTG Group, Malaysia (Collaboration)
- Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Conference Center, Bangkok, Thailand (Venue Provider)
- Peacful Mind Foundation, India (Partner)
- Tresorix Ltd. Mauritius (Collaboration)
- ResearchSEA, Asia Research News, UK (Media Partner)
- International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, Mauritius (Collaboration)
- International Journal of Supply Chain Management (Scopus indexed), London (Collaboration)
- GTIS, Taiwan (Green Technology Invention Society, Taiwan) (Collaboration)
- Tecnico (Universidade de Lisboa), Campus da Alameda, Lisbon, Portugal (Venue Provider)
- Srishti International, Bangalore, India (Collaboration)
- Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (Venue Provider)
We will be glad to partner with your organisation. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
TERA is searching for talented and energetic conference coordinators (part-time) who are working/ studying at following locations:
Dubai/ London/ Barcelona/ Lisbon/ Rome/ Kuala Lumpur/ Bali/ Singapore/ Bangkok
Its a golden opportunity to be a part of our global team, to interact and associate with International academicians, display your leadership and organising skills and earn handsome honorarium.
All interested and eligible candidates are requested to contact us with their CV, Photograph, Cover Letter on email@example.com
Loo Kang Lawrence Wee
Ministry of Education, Educational Technology Division, Singapore
Title: Open Source Physics at Singapore (OSP@SG) is a project by Singapore Ministry of Education which helps teachers bring real-world physics concepts into the classroom.
The programme is innovative in that it complements real-life experiments by providing interactive resources that help visualisation. The programme also has developed the pedagogy for mathematical modelling, where students’ ideas can be ‘tested’ or modelled and compared with real life or simulated data. It is accessible anytime, anywhere because students can run the programme on computers and mobile devices. The modelling tools available are free for students all over the world to access and edit. Anyone could remix, redistribute the customized or re-purpose resources under the licenses compatible with creative commons attribution. This helps to enhance the teachers’ productivity in the lesson preparation as they can have easy access to the resources and need not start from scratch.
Since 2012, MOE has been collaborating with schools¹ on OSP@SG, with positive feedback received on the project both in Singapore and around the world. Some benefits include enhanced students’ learning through the student-centric pedagogy where students learn to experiment like real life scientists using modelling and simulation. Students could better visualise, explore and discover abstract physics concepts through manipulation and modelling techniques. In addition, an interest-based learning community for the OSP@SG has been formed.
This community includes the many OSP experts namely, Professor Francisco Esquembre, Fu-Kwun Hwang, Wolfgang Christian, Felix Garcia and Douglas Brown and many more in the world that helped to develop the materials to sustain the community. By networking and learning with the experts, teachers in local schools are now taking greater ownership of the materials they author by either remixing the models or creating new worksheets to support the guided inquiry or modelling pedagogy afforded through OSP@SG.
Following is a list of invited keynote/ plenary speakers in the period of Aug-Nov 2016:
Dr Chen Wenli
National Institute of Education, Singapore
Dr. Patricia Lorenz
University of Freiburg, Germany
Dr. Sharita Bharuthram
Department of English, Faculty of Arts, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa