The Seminar on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education was convened at PPPPTK IPA Hall, Bandung on 9 February 2017. The seminar was attended by 183 teachers, teacher instructors, lecturers, educational personnel, and university students. This national seminar was supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan (MEXT) as one of the Centre’s efforts to fulfill commitment in developing the competence of science teachers and education personnel in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Prof Yoshisuke Kumano from Shizuoka University was selected as the keynote person based on his experiences and passion in developing STEM in Japan with international cooperation.

“Approximately 400 people have already registered online in just two days after the seminar announcement was published. Consequently, the registration has to be closed prior to the scheduled date and we have to reject half of the applicants to meet the only 200 persons for maximum quota,“ Mr Reza Setiawan, the Head of Programme and Training Division, explained. He also stated that the participants showed high enthusiasm because the STEM learning model is currently a popular topic among educators around the world.

This national seminar received positive responses from the participants. One of them was Ms Eko Susilowati, a participant from Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. She said, “This seminar has expanded my knowledge regarding STEM education. This learning model is currently popular and has been influencing the education world. The seminar itself is excellent and fulfilling.”

You can download the presentation and video materials here.

Written by: Dito Prasetyo, Hira Hanif A, Ismaniar Yustinasari, Moch Ramdani, Zahra Nuru Aliyyah