Seminar on Research Grants 2016: Competency Improvement of Science Teachers and Education Personnel in Inquiry-based Science Education Implementation Supporting 21st Century Skills

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The Research, Development and IBSE Capacity Building Division of SEAMEO QITEP in Science had successfully conducted an annual research programme, namely Research Gants 2016, from March until November 2016. The theme of this year’s programme was Competency Improvement of Science Teachers and Education Personnel in Inquiry-based Science Education Implementation Supporting 21st Century Skills. From nearly 300 proposals, the Centre only provided grants for 15 teachers and education personnel throughout Indonesia whose proposals had passed a rigorous selection process. Each of them was awarded 15 million rupiah to implement their research proposal.

 The peak of the programme was the Seminar on Research Grants 2016: Competency Improvement of Science Teachers and Education Personnel in Inquiry-based Science Education Implementation Supporting 21st Century Skills. It was conducted on 14 November 2016 at the Plato Room of CDTEP in Science (PPPPTK IPA), Bandung, and attended by 15 researchers, where some of them came with their teams. At the seminar, they had to present their research reports before receiving feedback from the assessors from eligible institutions. The assessors were Prof Triyanta, the Director of the SEAMEO QITEP in Science; Dr Indrawati, the Deputy for Programme and Information of the CDTEP in Science (PPPPTK IPA); Dr Harry Firman and Dr Ana Ratna Wulan, senior lecturers of the Faculty of Science and Mathematics Education of the Indonesia University of Education (UPI).


Written by Dewi Ratih Fuji Astuti