School Networking Programme on Adopting 21st Century Curriculum on Science and Mathematics through SEA Digital Class

Second Phase (Intervention Study): Online Mode

Adopting 21st Century Curriculum is one of the SEAMEO Priority Areas No. 7 of Education Agenda 2015-2035 that has been agreed by Ministers of Education of Southeast Asian countries and subject to be integrated in their national education framework. In addition, this priority is also focus on the collaboration to enhance regional education development. To conceptualize this mandate, SEAMEO Secretariat, under Inter-Center Collaboration programme has encouraged SEAMEO QITEP in Science, SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics and SEAMOLEC to conduct a programme to formulate regional standards in teaching and learning particularly in Science and Mathematics that suits to Southeast Asia context, conditions and values in the form of Open Distance Learning (ODL) and Open Education Resources (OER). The program is a multi-years and consist of several phases.

The First Phase of Diagnostic Test as base line study had successfully conducted in 2015-2016 participated by 10 SEAMEO member countries, namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Timor Leste, Thailand and Vietnam. The test targeted students were in grade 5, grade 8 and grade 10. The aim of the test was to determine Southeast Asia students’ readiness and cognitive level when the 21st Century Curriculum principles implemented in their teaching and learning process particularly in Science and Math. The results showed that there was irregular trend of students’ achievement among SEAMEO member countries. According the study, the students in these grades mostly were “not ready” and having lower order thinking skills of cognitive level. However, for the grade 8 students mostly were “ready” in Science subject which indicating by Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) of cognitive level. Field observations reported that several schools that have assigned by the Ministry of Education in respective countries have not adequate IT infrastructure to support the adoption of 21st century curriculum in which digital literacy become one of fundamental skills for students to thrive in their future. The First Phase has been reported during SEAMEO High Official Meetings 2016.

In 2017, the SEAMEO Team will conduct the Second Phase of Intervention Study which will give basic information to formulate the effective concept of improvement. In this regard, the data from the First Phase will become references to set up the mechanism of the intervention study. Therefore, the blended model will be applied in implementing the Second Phase of Intervention Study on 2017-2018. It is expected that all SEAMEO member countries will be participate as proposed during the SEAMEO High Official Meetings in 2016. The SEAMEO centres that will be involved in this phase are SEAMEO QITEP in Science, SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics, and SEAMEO SEAMOLEC.

In the fiscal year 2017, the Intervention Phase will be conducted in online mode and consist of teacher training, class teaching practice and student test on Science and Mathematics. The content will be taken from Common Core Curriculum Regional Learning Standard on Science and Mathematics develop by SEAMEO RECSAM which consist of themes that available in all SEAMEO member countries. Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) approach as learning model will be introduce in teaching and learning process that apply Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) principles.

The intervention study has objective as follows:
  1. To provide quality teachers’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshops through blended model;
  2. To promote a strategic change in Science and Mathematics education by developing and disseminating “proper” teaching processes through virtual class incorporating blended learning activities;
  3. To incorporate new skills including critical thinking, technology and entrepreneurial that may enhance digital competencies among students and prepare them with the 21st century employable skills.

To achieve the objectives, the intervention study will apply blended model. The online model will be marked as first activity and exercise in 2017 prior the face-to-face model implemented in 2018. Predefined criteria of the sample will be illustrated as follows:

  1. The target of the study
    • 10 (ten) primary schools and 10 (ten) lower secondary schools (the sample schools in First-Phase of Intervention Study included, Appendix 1)
    • 1 (one) teacher each in Science, Mathematics, and IT
    • 40 (forty) students each in grade 5 and grade 8
    • conducted in 11 SEAMEO member countries
  2. The activities of intervention phase will cover:
    • Teacher Trainings
    • Class Teaching Practices
    • Student Tests
  3. The teacher trainings and student tests will be carried out by Online and for the teacher trainings will be conducted in English while class teaching practice and student test will be conducted in local language.
  4. The criteria of the samples

    The school’s criteria:

    1. Have adequate IT infrastructure that support the online mode
    2. Willing to participate the whole process of intervention study both online and face-to-face model
    3. Give permission to teacher to participate in teacher training and practice in the class which monitored by the SEAMEO team
    4. Give permission to student for having test both prior and after the teaching practice
    5. Give permission to the SEAMEO team to install the program that will be utilized during the intervention phase
    6. Give access to the SEAMEO team to conduct field (school) survey and obtain relevant information as part of data collection
    7. The schools that involve in online mode in 2017 must involve in face-to-face mode in 2018

    The teacher’s criteria:

    1. Have adequate English proficiency
    2. Taught a class that enable to conduct teaching practice after the training
    3. Willing to involve in the whole process of the training (blended) in time given and implement the teaching practice using the teaching approach that have been determined by the SEAMEO experts
    4. Willing to send report during the teaching practice (photo and video record) through the link provided by SEAMOLEC
    5. Willing to participate in online mode for 2017 and face-to-face mode in 2018

    The student’s criteria:

    1. In grade 5 and grade 8 when the intervention study conducted
    2. Participate in the teaching process during the time given
    3. Willing to take the test (pre and post) using the item test that develop by the SEAMEO experts
  1. The target of the study (samples) will be assigned by the Ministry of Education of respective countries based on the criteria provided. In this regards, the SEAMEO Secretariat will distribute the formal letter to the Ministers of Education request to participate in this study. The intervention study will be conducted by SEAMEO teams upon approval of the Ministry of Education.  Considering the time constraint, SEAMEO Secretariat would utilize all potentials networks and scheme such as inviting SEAMEO School Networks as the target schools that fit with the criteria mentioned, SEAMEO center in respected country monitoring the process and give necessary assistance to ensure that the Intervention Study run effectively.
  2. The activities of the Intervention study will be as follows:
    • The programme started with Teacher Trainings in Science, Mathematics, and IT as this program will utilize IT heavily. SEAMOLEC will develop guidelines book to help the teachers, students, and schools enable to involve in this programme.
    • IT training will be conducted on 29-30 September 2017 and continue with other trainings (Science and Mathematics) that carried out on 2-6 October 2017.  All the training materials will be available prior the training in the format of video series for each subject.  There will be Video Conferences (twice for each subjects) with the SEAMEO experts to anticipate the problems that probably occur during the online training. These sessions are carried out by using ask-question method. Teacher can ask any problems, concerns related the materials in video teaching. The time of the video conference as follows:

      For Mathematics

      Tuesday, 3 October, 2-4 PM (GMT+7)

      Wednesday,  4 October, 2-4 PM (GMT+7)

      For Science

      Wednesday, 4 October,  2-4 PM (GMT+7)

      Friday, 6 October, 2-4 PM (GMT+7)

    • Class teaching practice will be conducted by all teachers that have been trained.  They have to fulfill teaching in 1 (one) class only during school hours for 2 weeks started from 16 October to 27 October 2017. During the teaching practice the teacher shall take picture or video recording that cover the situation of the teaching practice. This documentations submission by via email as follows:
      • Mathematics   : uki.rahmawati@gmail.com
        Science           : rezaitb@gmail.com
    • Student test will be conducted to examine the effectiveness of this model, the student will perform pretest and posttest on Science and Mathematics during the class teaching practice. The test items will be developed by the SEAMEO experts and will be delivered online. The pretest will be given on 10 October and posttest on 7 November 2017.
    • During the intervention study phase there will be instruments or interview to the samples targeted via online and video conference. All data and information collected will be use as the basic information to set-up the Intervention Phase in face-to-face mode in 2018, where SEAMEO team will have officially visit the schools that have participated in online mode. In addition, the result of the intervention study online mode will be reported in the next SEAMEO High Official Meeting 2017 in Bangkok. In this regards, support is requested from the Ministry of Education of SEAMEO member country to ensure this study can be carried out effectively and become the valuable reference to establish an evidence based decision making on education policy that address the 21st Century Skills.

No.

Activity

Date

1.

Participants recruitment

19-27 Sept. 2017

2.

Teacher training

2-6 Oct.2017

3.

Class teaching practice

16-27 Oct. 2017

4.

Student pretest and posttest

10 Oct. and 7 Nov.

The certificate for schools, teachers and students will be given for full-participation only in the whole implementation process. SEAMEO Secretariat will also provide the award for each $250 for the top 4 (four) of best performance schools with the criteria as follow:

  • Cooperative and ease of coordination (20%)
  • Performance of teacher (20%)
  • Overcoming challenges of implementation (15%)
  • Providing balanced reporting on class teaching practice (25%)
  • Performance of students (20%)

Course Outline for 2nd Phase of SEA DIGITAL CLASS for Science

LESSON TOPIC TECHNIQUE
1. Introduction Welcome remark and course syllabi Video Watching
2. Science Learning towards 21st Century Skills
  • 21st Century Skills part 1: Main concept and 4 aspects of 21st Century Skills.
  • 21st Century Skills part 2: Challenge on Teaching-Learning Science at School to Create 21st Century Skills and Strategies, Media, or Effort to be considered to Bring Student towards 21st Century Skills.
  • 21st Century Skills part 3: Model of Science Learning towards 21st Century Skills.
  • Video Watching
  • Self-Assesment Quizzes
3.STEM based Learning on Science Education  
  • STEM part 1: STEM Movement, Main Concept, Nature and Goal of STEM Education.
  • STEM part 2: Stem Education and 21st Century Skills, STEM Literacy.
  • STEM part 3: Science and Engineering Design Process.
  • STEM part 4: Type of Integration STEM on Science Learning (The Process of STEM Project Based Learning).   
  • Video Watching
  • Self-Assesment Quizzes
4. Assesment on 21st Century Skills
  • Assesment on 21st Century Skills part 1: Purposes of Classroom Assesment and Dimension of Assesment Innovation.
  • Assesment on 21st Century Skills part 2: Assesment Focused on 21st Century Skills.
  • Assesment on 21st Century Skills part 3: Performance and/ or Authentic Assesment.
  • Assesment on 21st Century Skills part 4: Electronic Assesment and Option Assesment for measuring 21st Century Skills.
  • Video Watching
  • Self-Assesment Quizzes
5. Classroom Activity
  • Classroom Activity on 5th Grade
  • Classroom Activity on 8th Grade
Video Watching

 

Online Discussion for Science

DATE - TIME TOPIC TECHNIQUE
Wednesday, 4 Oct 2017
04.00 PM (GMT +7)
Discussion:
  1. Science Learning towards 21st Century Skills
  2. STEM based Learning on Science Education
  3. Assesment on 21st Century Skills
Discussion 
Webex + PPT
Friday, 6 Oct 2017
04.00 PM (GMT +7)
Discussion:
  1. Classroom Activity on 5th and 8th Grade
  2. Implementation strategy of STEM based learning activity in participants’s classroom.
  3. Further Action: Classroom Implementation and Students’s Test
Discussion 
Webex + PPT

 

Course Outline for 2nd Phase of SEA DIGITAL CLASS for Mathematics

DAY TOPIC TECHNIQUE
I
  • Introduction: welcome remark, course team, course syllabi.
  • Reviewing the mathematics items which used in the previous phase of SEA Digital Class Phase I: Seeing from teacher’s answer and strategy.
Slide presentation through MOOC
Discussion through MOOC
II Introduction to 21st Century Curriculum concepts and philosophy on Mathematics Learning for Primary and Secondary Schools. Video conference through Webex + PPT
Discussion through MOOC
III Concept of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTs) in Mathematics and 21st Century Skills.   Video conference through Webex + PPT
Discussion through MOOC
IV Reviewing and Discussing HOTs in Mathematics Lesson Best Practice. Video watching
Discussion through MOOC
V Planning Lesson on Mathematics integrated with HOTs for classroom implementation. Reviewing Lesson Plan Document.
Discussion through MOOC

 

Online discussion for Mathematics

DATE - TIME TOPIC TECHNIQUE
Tuesday, 3 Oct 2017
04.00 PM (GMT +7)
Discussion:
21st Century Curriculum concepts and philosophy on Mathematics
  Discussion 
Webex + PPT
Wednesday, 4 Oct 2017
04.00 PM (GMT +7)
Discussion:
Concept of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTs) in Mathematics and 21st Century Skills.
  Discussion 
Webex + PPT

Phase I (Diagnostic Test) 2015

No. Country Primary School Secondary School
1 Brunei Darussalam Keriam Primary School
Tutong I
CP. (Mdm) Tinidiana Haji Boharuddin
Maktab Sains Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan (MSPSBS) Brunei Darussalam
CP : Ms Syahira (MoE Brunei) ; No : +6738778380
2 Cambodia Watbo Primary School, Siem Riep, Cambodia
CP. Ith Vuthy
Aknuwat Secondary School, Krong Kampong Cham, Cambodia
CP. Ith Vuthy
3 Indonesia SDPN Sabang, Jl. Sabang Bandung.
CP. Mr. Aditya Pratama
SMPN 13, Jl. Mutiara, Bandung
CP. Mr. Toni Nurjaman
4 Lao PDR Sokpaluang Primary School,
Vientinae
PC. Dokkeo Fongsamod
Sisattanak Lower Secondary School, Sisattanak, Vientinae
PC. Ms Detthong Xaypanya
5 Malaysia Sekolah Kebangsaan Mohd Shah, Penang, Malaysia
PC. N/A
Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Air Putih, Kuantan – Pahang
PC. N/A
6 Myanmar No. 9 Basic Education Primary School, Pathein.
CP. Mr U Aung Maw (Tel: +95 094 2244 3261)
No. (3) Basic Education Middle School, Nay Pyi Taw.
PC. N/A
7 Philippines Tañong Integrated School, No. 2 Leoño St. TañongMalabon City.
CP. Dr Emelbon S. Mayrina and Imelda G. Guerin
Markina Science High School, Juan Changyungco St, Sta. Elene, Markina City
CP. Mr. Alberto D. Villamor, Ph: +6326479457 albertduclaynavillamor72@gmail.com
8 Thailand Rachawinit Primary School, Rachasrima Road, Dusit, Bangkok.
CP. Ms. Jeab Jaroomsri
Bodindecha (Sing Singhaseni) School, Soi Ramkhamhaeng 43/1, Phlabphla Sub District, Thonglang District,
CP. Ms. Jaroomsri
9 Timor Leste Escola Basica Villa Verde, Dilli
CP. Ms. Maria Pinto
Escola Basica Central Farol, Dili,
CP. Mr. Nicolau Ximenes
10 Vietnam Doan Thi Diem Primary School,
CP. Ms. Dao Thi Thuy, +84913037707 daothuydtd@yahoo.com.vn
Nguyen Tat Thanh Secondary School
CP. Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Anh

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