Modern society has evolved into an increasingly complex environment, propelled by technological innovations and the upsurge and access to knowledge. To thrive in a knowledge economy and to meaningfully contribute to society, students must possess a broad range of higher-level skills such as critical thinking, effective communication and collaboration, problem solving skills and technological literacy. One way to develop these skills is through an effective
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Considering the vastness and wide differences of education systems in Asia, and with all the challenges it faces, it is important to understand the state of STEM education in the region and the methods being employed to prepare the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators.
In this light, Head authority of
Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science & Creativity
National Science Museum of Korea
(NSM-K) signed 3 year MoU agreement so as to pursue mutual vision of supporting capacity building of STEM educators in Asia back in November 12, 2009 in Seoul, Korea.
And, as the 1st follow up,
KOFAC, Intel Asia
with financial support from Intel Foundation and
are now co-hosting inaugural
Asia Science Educators’ Academy
(ASEA2010) for Asian delegates from August 3 to 6, 2010 in Seoul & Daejeon, Republic Of Korea.
II. ASEA2010: Executive Summary
1. Host Organization:
KOFAC, Intel Asia & NSM-K
KOFAC: Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science & Creativity, established and funded by MEST(Ministry of Science, Education & Technology)
Intel Asia with financial support from Intel Foundation
NSM-K: National Science Museum of Korea, under MEST.
2. Dates & Location:
August 3(Tues) to 6(Fri) 2010 (Reception from 7pm on Aug 2, Monday), Seoul & Daejeon, Korea
ASEA2010 aims to kick off structured capacity building efforts for STEM educators in Asia, therefore, in the longer term, to contribute for the advancement of overall STEM education in Asia and beyond.
ASEA2010 delegates will develop a sustainable and collaborative action plan, discuss issues, share best practices, create networks, and build sustained partnerships to support the structured capacity building for STEM educators and overall STEM education advancement in Asia.
The ASEA 2010 is intended to combine the participating organizations’ expertise into a shared vision that will form the basis for a common regional endeavor to further develop STEM education in the Asia region. In particular, the meeting should result in:
A sustainable and collaborative framework, in partnership with government, academe, industry, non-government organizations, for capacity building for STEM educators
An analysis of the current issues besetting STEM education in Asia
A lively exchange among the participants on best practices in the areas of national science education development frameworks, professional development, curriculum, research and science fair implementation models
A country action plan that will serve as the guiding framework to implement programs and projects that will result to an enhanced STEM education environment in the country.
Declaration by participants who wish to participate in the educator community and continue the networking and sharing.
Kick off of ASEA Steering Committee who will be the core driver of sustaining and moving ASEA2010 to the next level collectively.
4. Target Audience
ASEA 2010 will bring about over 60 delegates, guest speakers and organizers from 15 countries across Asia, US and Europe;
Participating countries for 2010: China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam (Total 12).
Guest Speakers for 2010: France, US, China, Japan and Mongolia (5)
For country delegates, key target audience includes either central or state governments and policymakers, academia, curriculum planners, scientists and overall STEM educators from Asian countries and beyond, who are directly engaged and passionate in the advancement of STEM education.
5. Focus Areas
SEA2010 is designed to address the need for a sustainable and collaborative initiative for capacity building for STEM educators, especially in the areas of;
Track 1: National/state level master plan & policy development
Track 2: Innovative STEM curriculum and researches & professional development for STEM educators
Track 3: Innovative science fair models through public-private partnership.
6. Academy Format
Presentations: Total of 4 Keynotes, total of 5 Special Speech by Guest Speakers and Total of 11 Panel Presentations by Asian countries.
Action Planning each day and report out on Day 4
Best Practice Poster from 13 countries or organizations
Field Visits: KSF(Korea Science Festival), ISEC(International Science & Engineering Camp), NSM-K Museum and Special Exhibit
* Details in the agenda.
* Post Presenters and Titles:
1. China (Ms. Yue QIN): Development of Students’ Scientific Accomplishment
2. India (Dr. P.K. JOSHI): Mentoring IRIS Winners
3.Indonesia (Mr. Gatot Hari PRIOWIRJANTO): Education Network SEA-EDUNET
4. Japan (Dr. Nobuo UENO): Japan Science & Engineering Challenge "JSEC"
5. Korea 1 (Dr. EunAh LEE): Introducing Youth Science Club (YSC) Innovations
6. Korea 2 (Mr. Chang-Ho OH): Building Science Fair Momentum out of Public-Private Partnership: KISEF Innovations
7.Malaysia (Noora binti MOHD ADAM): Best Curriculum Support for Students as Researchers
8.Pakistan (Mr. Qaiser RASHID): Re-vamping of Science Education in the province of Punjab
9. Philippines (Dr. Ester OGENA): Mobile IT Classroom
10.Sri-Lanka (Dr.Sarath A. K. ABAYAWARDANA): Enhancing Science Education through Schools Science Society Program
11.Taiwan (Dr.Nan-Shyan CHU): National Taiwan Science Education Center: Discovers the Wonders of Science
12.Thailand (Dr. Tipaporn LIMPASENI): The Science Society of Thailand under the Patronage of H.M. The King and its Role in Promoting Science in Thailand
13. US-SSP (Ms.Sharon SNYDER): Society for Science and the Public Programs
14. US-Intel Corp (Ms.Karen MERRILL): Stay Connected with STEM Educators
7. Post-ASEA2010 Plans
A. ASEA Steering Committee formation
B. Regular Webinar meetings and conferences
C. Collective development of Capacity Building Toolkit (tentative name)
8. ASEA related webistes
A. ASEA URL for downloading presentations or photos
B. Educator Community for sustained networking and collaborations
III. ASEA2010: Logistic Information
Day 1: Room # 209 @ KINTEX (Seoul)
Day 2: 7F, Resource Centre @ KOFAC HQ (Seoul)
Day 3: 1F Celestial Hall @NSM-K (Daejeon)
Day 4: B1 Brand Ballroom @ The Yusung Hotel (Daejeon)
* Details on Program Handbook
Day 1-2: The Shilla Hotel (Seoul)
Day 3-4: The Yousung Hotel (Seoul)
Day 5 (for some delegates only): The Coex Intercontinental Hotel (Seoul)
Details on Program Handbook.
Academy will be held in two locations as below. Also, please note that conference venues are different from hotel venues: The first two days will be held in Seoul while the last two days will end in Daejeon.
August 3rd(Tues)~4th (Wed)
Reception on August 2nd(Mon) 7pm
Day 1 & 2
Day 3 & 4
Meeting RM#:209 @ Korean International Exhibition Center (KINTEX):
Daehwa-dong Ilsan-seogu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
The Science & Creativity Resource Center @ KOFAC:
7 Floor KT Hye-hwa Bdg. 128-9, Yeongeon-Dong, Jongno-Gu, Seoul Korea
The Shilla Hotel:
202, 2 Ga Jangchung-Dong, Jung-Ku, Seoul, Korea , 100-856
1F, Celestial Hall @ National Science Museum of Korea(NSM-K):
511 Daedeok Road, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-705, Korea
480 Bongmyung-dong, Yousung-gu, Daejeon, 305-301, Korea
* For delegates and speakers who depart on August 7th, the hotel is:
COEX Intercontinental Hotel: 524 Bongeunsaro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-975, Korea. TEL +82-2-3452-2500, Fax +82-2-3430-8000,
The organizers will pay your travel expenses related to your participation in the conference including transportation, meals and hotel accommodations including internet
for the period of August 2 to 6, 2010 only.
Ms. Nana Kim,
ASEA2010 Secretariat Office Manager
Phone: +82.2.767.1706. Fax: +82.2.767.2559. Mobile: +82.10.6822.6614.
Ms. Jay Lee,
Intel Korea Corp Affairs Program Manager on on behalf of 3 organizers
Phone: +82.2.767.2436. Fax: +82.2.767.2559. Mobile: +82.10.8953.2575.