Training on STELR Renewable Energy Program

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SEAMEO QITEP in Science has conducted collaboration training with Academy of Technological Science and Education (ATSE) Australia named STELR Renewable Energy Program. The program will focus on inquiry-based science education and will use local contexts and issues relevant to South East Asian schools. The participants were expected to be able to recognize the importance of inquiry-based science education (IBSE) in  teaching science, experience the process of inquiry-based science teaching and learning, be aware of the latest pedagogical research and effective instructional strategies, produce a lesson schema to enable teachers to construct lessons which incorporate research-based instructional strategies. The program was held from 19 – 23 October in SEAMEO BIOTROP, Bogor, West Java and participated by 40 science teacher from SEAMEO countries. The Keynote address was presented by ATSE fellow, Professor Lyn Beazley AO who is current West Australian of the Year, past Chief Scientist of Western Australia and a champion of science education and in particular, the STELR program. As well as ATSE staff there were presenters from Charles Darwin University, the Victorian Space Science Education Centre and the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning.