SEAMEO-Australia Education Links Award 2020/2021




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Announcement of Winners

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat and
the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment,
express our appreciation to all educators who participated in the 2020 SEAMEO-Australia Education Links Award under the theme  “Education Innovations that Work: Enhancing Links between Southeast Asia and Australia” and announces the winning entries as follows:

“Learning together through SEAMEO- AUS EDULINK: Practices and Principles for Collaborative Pedagogy and Assessment using ePortfolios”

By Dr Nantana Taptamat, Casual Academic and Research Assistant of the University of Queensland, Australia; and Dr Siti Muflichah, Senior Lecturer of Universitas Islam Negeri Antasari Banjarmasin, Indonesia

and

“Belajarstem.id Project (Enhancing Science Teachers’ Technology Literacy Through STEM Learning Using Arduino)”

By Mrs Lia Laela Sarah, Vice Principal of SMA Labschool UPI,
Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

Top 10 Shortlists: 

No Name Affiliation Nationality   Proposal
1 Adeline Goh Yuen Sze Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Senior Assistant Professor Brunei Darussalam Scaling up Mobile Learning in Practice Settings for the Digital Era
2 Christopher Chua Batangas State University, Professor Philippines e-TuroMo: A Virtual Community Service Project for schools in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic
3 Cynthia James Going Digital ELT, Co-Founder, Serusup National Primary School Malaysia Developing an Interactive EdTech Resource Hub for Inclusive ESL Classrooms
4 Fernan Tupas Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College and Associate Professor IV Philippines Sustainable Development Goal - "Life Below Water": A Link to Promote Marine Education in Australia and Southeast Asia
5 Lia Laela Sarah Laboratory School, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Vice Principal, Indonesia Belajarstem.id Project (Enhancing Science Teachers’ Technology Literacy Through STEM Learning Using Arduino)
6 Mildred Crisostomo Don Honorio Ventura State University/ Director/Associate Professor IV Philippines Learning and Development on Pedagogical Challenges for Teachers Amid COVID-19 Adversities
7 Muhammad Zulfadhli Kamarudin Sekolah Kebangsaan Kerubong (Kerubong Primary School), Primary School Teacher Malaysia Constructing Slowmation Presentations to Promote Suburban and Indigenous Children’s Conceptual Understanding of the Earth, Moon, and Sun System and their Attitudes toward Science
8 Nantana Taptamat The University of Queensland, Casual Academic and Research Assistant Thailand   Learning together through SEAMEO- AUS EDULINK: Practices and Principles for Collaborative Pedagogy and Assessment using ePortfolio
9 Nantha Kumar Subramaniam Open University Malaysia (OUM), Assoc Prof Malaysia Improving Digital Inclusion among the Learners:  Investigating the Role and Impact of Telecentres 
10 Washirasorn Saengsuwan Faculty of Education, Chiang Mai University, Faculty member Thailand Teachers as Inspirational Coaches: Global Community in Southeast Asia and Australia

 

Evaluation Committee Members

Chair:  Dr Ethel Agnes Pascua Valenzuela, Director, SEAMEO Secretariat

Evaluation Committee:

  • Dr Suma Iyer
    A/g Director
    International Strategy | International Partnerships Branch
    Higher Education, Research and International Division
    Australian Government Department of
    Education, Skills and Employment
    Canberra, Australia
  • Dr Magarita Consolacion C Ballesteros
    Director IV
    International Cooperation Office (ICO)
    Department of Education
    Manila, Philippines
  • Mr Somsong Ngamwong
    Director   
    Bureau of International Cooperation
    Ministry of Education
    Bangkok, Thailand  

Pre-Screening Committee:

  • Dr Wahyudi
    Deputy Director for Programme Development
    SEAMEO Secretariat
  • Dr Kritsachai Somsaman
    Deputy Director for Administration and Communication
    SEAMEO Secretariat 
  • Ms Piyapa Su-angavatin
    Knowledge Management Manager
    SEAMEO Secretariat

 

List of All Entries

Thank you for the participation of 54 entries in the 2020 SEAMEO-Australia Education Links Award.  

No. First Name Last Name Nationality Affiliation and Position Project Title
1 Adeline Goh Yuen Sze Brunei Darussalam Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Senior Assistant Professor Scaling up mobile learning in practice settings for the digital era
2 Lengsea Eng Cambodia Head of Microbiology laboratory, laboratory department, Calmette Hospital Epidemiology of Clostridioides difficile Infection in Cambodia
3 Ripeng Roem Cambodia Director of Foreign Language Institute and Head of Internal Quality Assurance Educational Sustainability Project
4 Avanti Vera Risti Pramudyani Indonesia Ahmad Dahlan University; Lecturer Teacher Professional Development For The Implementation STEM on Traditional Games for Early Years (Study Exploration Traditional Game at Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
5 Erna Nurkholida Indonesia IAIN KEDIRI/CHIEF OF AMERICAN CORNER 21st Century Teaching Evolution: A Collaboration in Preparing Digital Teachers for English Learning
6 Lia Laela Sarah Indonesia Vice Principal, Laboratory School, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia Belajarstem.id Project (Enhancing Science Teachers’ Technology Literacy Through STEM Learning Using Arduino)
7 Puji Harsono Indonesia Coordinator Teacher Cultural Collaboration Tenggul-Aborigin Festival 2021
8 Abdul Halim Hashim Malaysia Lecturer, Keningau Campus Teacher Education Institute, Sabah The Value Of Borneo Art For The New Generation
9 Cynthia James Malaysia Going Digital ELT, Co-Founder Developing an Interactive EdTech Resource Hub for Inclusive ESL Classrooms
10 Jasvir Kaur Nachatar Singh Malaysia La Trobe University, Lecturer n/a
11 Min Min Ting Malaysia SMK Datuk Peter Mojuntin Board games Borneo Science (BGBS)
12 Mohana Ram Murugiah Malaysia English Language Master Teacher, Methodist Girls' Secondary School, Kinta Utara District Education Department, SMK PEREMPUAN METHODIST IPOH Incorporating Malaysian-Australian Folklores in ESL Lessons to Develop Creative and Critical Thinking Skills among Secondary Schools Studnets in Malaysia
13 Muazam Bin Mokhtar Mokhtar Malaysia Perak, Teacher   Bridging STEM education access to rural student in State of Perak
14 Muhammad Hussein Bin Abdullah Malaysia Assistant Manager, Trade Promotion (MATRADE Malaysia) Multisensory Teaching Methodology by using Flipped or Blended Learning Approach for Virtual Teaching Needs in Southeast Asia and Australia
15 Muhammad Nuaim Bahron Malaysia Ministry of Education and English Language Teacher Developing Ocean Awareness: Using Storybooks, Digital Storytelling, and Project-based Learning in ESL  classroom
16 Muhammad Zulfadhli Kamarudin Malaysia Primary School Teacher, Sekolah Kebangsaan Kerubong (Kerubong Primary School) Constructing Slowmation Representations to Promote Suburban and Indigenous children’s Conceptual Understanding of the Earth, Moon and Sun System and their Attitudes towards Science
17 Nadia Richard Malaysia SML Bandaraya Kota kKnabalu Rotactor Gold for Math Eductaion
18 Nantha Kumar Subramaniam Malaysia Open University Malaysia (OUM); Position: Assoc Prof Improving digital inclusion among the learners:  Investigating the role and impact of telecentres 
19 Ravi Gopal Malaysia Batu Lintang Teachers Training Institute, Senior Lecturer Educational Museum in Virtual Reality
20 Sri Ganapathy Krishnen Malaysia SMK St Teresa, Senior Chemistry Teacher,  Green Box
21 Alfonso Christian Casupang Philippines Senior High School Educator, IPB, Los Banos  YOUTHniversal Collaboration for Sustainability
22 Annabel Vasquez Philippines Holy Spirit Lord of Pardon Worldwide Missionaries, Inc. - Missionary; Southville International School and Colleges - Basic Education Teacher Mother Care Project: Literacy Program for Young Learners
23 Bryant Acar Philippines Master Teacher II - Science and Technology Education Center, Cebu, Philippines Project Blind Spot for the Visually Impaired Learners: An Arduino-based Object Distance Measurement and Identification using YOLO Algorithm
24 Bryant Acar Philippines Science and Technology Education Center – Master Teacher II Journey of Lapu-Lapu from Asia to Australia: Development of Offline Learning Mobile Applications in Time of Pandemic 
25 Christopher Chua Philippines Batangas State University - Professor e-TuroMo: A Virtual Community Service Project for schools in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic
26 Donna Lyn Geronimo Philippines DEPED NAGA CITY/TEACHER I "LET'S SOLVE: Learning Effectively Through Simulating Students' One-on-one Lesson via E-Learning
27 Dinna Lyn Geronimo Philippines Camarines Sur National High School DEPED  Naga City/ teacher i CAMHI MathTABANG: Coaches and Mentors of Hayskulanos Inaction via Math Tutorials to Accomodate, Boost and Assist Novice Grade 7
28 Elen Joy Santineller Philippines Teacher I Preservation of Cultural Heritage Embodied in Traditional Crafts (Basketry) for the Village Community at Uguis, Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. 
29 Erelin Oraño Philippines Department of Education, Tagup-on Anahawan Estudyante Negosyante Program
30 Erick Medrano Philippines Department of Education- Schools Division of Ilocso Norte, Senior Education Program Specialist Project Wheel SERVE (Strengthen Enhanced Real and Virtual Education)
31 Fely Aquino Philippines Abra High School -,DedED, Master Teacher I Gulong ng Karunungan
32 Fernan Tupas Philippines Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College and Associate Professor IV Sustainable Development Goal - "Life Below Water": A Link to Promote  Marine Education in Australia and Southeast Asia
33 Glenn Mendoza Philippines Aguinaldo J. Santos National High School/Teacher III AJS Barkada Kontra Droga
34 Job Jr Samudio Philippines District Key Teacher in Research and Teacher III Educational Research Catanduanes (EducRCat)
35 Jonna Asido Philippines Department of Education/ Teacher III Research mo, Ibahagi mo Program
36 Julius Somera Philippines Trinity University of Asia - Principal TUA Learning Cloud Connect
37 Leah Joyce Quilang Philippines Department of Education, Cauayan City National High School - Public School Teacher III PROJECT PUNLAPIS under WEngaged Campaign: It Lies in our Hands
38 Ma. Leni Sabulbero Philippines MOGCHS-DEPED 10/ Teacher Marine Wi-Fi Operated Vehicle Controlled Through Smartphone for the Quantitative Analysis of Acidity and Alkalinity Level on Seawater
39 Ma Theresa Guzon Aldaba Philippines English Teacher, Chonradsadornumrung School, Thailand Localization and Simplification: Beating Eductaional Woes and Blues during Pandemic
40 Ma. Theresa Marbella Philippines Muntinlupa National High School-Main/ Teacher I Ethno-Based SciMath INCOGMap: Ethno-Based Science and Mathematics Infographic Cognitive Mapping Tool
41 Ma Veronica Labata Philippines Master Teacher,Academic Department Head RIC LAU
42 Madonna G. Acebuche Philippines Santiago A. De Guzman Elementary School- Master Teacher II Tubig Namin Ipon Namin- Saves for the Future
43 Marnick Gutierrez Philippines Deped Teacher- Master Teacher I Visual Literacy in English Language Teaching: Developing Session Guide in Teaching Visual Literacy to ESL Teachers
44 Michelle Barbon Philippines Philippine Science High School - Caraga Region Campus, Special Science Teacher Transfiguring Stem to Steam: a Steam Approach Mentoring through Teacher’s Innovation Program
45 Mildred Crisostomo Philippines Don Honorio Ventura State University, director/associate professor v Learning and Development on Pedagogical Challenges for Teachers amid Covid-19 Adversities
46 Noel Manarpiis Philippines Cavite State University - General Trias City Campus Lessons Learned from Virtual Classroom Experiences during Pandemic: Basis for Developing a Prototype eBook in Professional Education Leading towards Education 4.0 for iGen Preservice Teachers of Cavite State University
47 Ralph Navelino Philippines Department of Education/Teacher III Utilization of Radio-based Instruction (rbi) among Junior and Senior High School Students of Altamarino-Clasio High School in New Normal
48 Raymond Rioflorido Estrella Philippines Alumnus, Teach for the Philippines; Founder, Oragon Learning Hub iORAGON: “Making the Future of Education a GO for all”
49 Richard Canas Philippines Department of Education-SDO Camarines Sur/Head Teacher I LETRA (Literacy Enhancement through Teaching, and Reading Activities):  Basa Barangay A COMMUNITY-WIDE LITERACY PROJECT
50 Robbie Pineda Philippines Teacher, Tarlac  Open Educational Resources
51 Nantana Taptamat Thailand The University of Queensland, Casual academic and research assistant Learning together through SEAMEO- AUS EDULINK: Practices and Principles for Collaborative Pedagogy and Assessment using ePortfolio
52 Napak-on Sritrakarn Thailand Associate Professor n/a
53 Washirasorn Saengsuwan Thailand Faculty of Education, Chiang Mai University, Faculty member Teachers as Inspirational Coaches: Global Community in Southeast Asia and Australia
54 Wittawat Busaracumwong Thailand Managing Director, FICO ASEAN Connect - with Australian Alumni

Background

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and the Government of Australia have conducted an award programme called SEAMEO-Australia Press Award from 2000 to 2010, focusing on improving the SEAMEO visibility through recognition of remarkable coverage of education issues in Southeast Asia.

In the 34th SEAMEO High Officials Meeting in January 2012, Australia proposed a new Award that would include a broader scope of education-related activities and open to individuals working on education policy. As a result, SEAMEO Secretariat and the Australian Education International, Australian Embassy Bangkok developed the second series of the SEAMEO-Australia award programme and named it SEAMEO- Australia Education Links Award (SAELA).

SEAMEO-Australia Education Links Award (SAELA)

The SAELA gives recognition and provides financial assistance to project proposals or existing projects which bring benefits to a Southeast Asian community, organization, or educational institution; and in the long-term help provide a better quality of life in society. The Award aims to highlight that education cooperation between countries can transfer new ideas, broaden educational opportunities, improve education quality, form long-term people-to-people links, and improve mutual understanding for the benefit of all parties.

Specifically, SAELA aims to:

  • Showcase education, training and research cooperation activities and the value these have in fostering stronger people-to-people and institutional links;
  • Provide the opportunity for sharing and learning of new ideas on education cooperation; and
  • Promote the development of effective educational partnerships between countries, organizations, and communities.

Recently, more than 247 Million learners in Southeast Asia were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As of this writing, most countries in the region are bracing for the second wave of infections while preparations are in full gear in ensuring that learners and educators are safe. During this SEAMEO Ministerial Policy e-Forum, all the Education Ministers of the 11 SEAMEO Member Countries recognized the need to strengthen the partnership and collaboration to address the challenges in the region. Thus,

the theme for the 6th cycle of SAELA is “Education Innovations that Work: Enhancing Links between Southeast Asia and Australia.” The innovative strategies for this cycle’s award should focus on innovations in Southeast Asia and at the same time, strengthening the bond between Southeast Asia and Australia.

Details of the Award

For this Award cycle, up to two winners may be chosen and will each receive a grant worth AUD$ 10,000 to implement/mainstream activities in relation to the winning project or idea. The Award Applicants are required to submit a written proposal detailing the concept including information on how the grant money will be used. A Project Completion Report shall also be submitted to SEAMEO Secretariat at the end of the project. The award will be given in two tranches: 50 percent shall be given during the awarding ceremony while the remaining 50 percent shall be given upon submission of the final report and corresponding receipts.

The winner will also receive a Plaque of Recognition during a major SEAMEO event such as the SEAMEO High Officials Meeting, SEAMEO Council Conference, or SEAMEO Congress. Detailed information for the Award will also be posted on the both SEAMEO Secretariat and the Government of Australia website and official social media channels.

Applicant Eligibility

The Award is open to all nationals of SEAMEO Member Countries aged 18 years old and above and should have never received any SEAMEO Awards within the past 3 years. However, staff members of the SEAMEO Secretariat and the SEAMEO Regional Centres/Network and their immediate family members are not qualified to apply for this Award.

Selection Process and Assessment Criteria

The selection and assessment of entries will be done by a committee. The Evaluation Committee consists of experts from Southeast Asia and representatives from relevant partner international organizations, SEAMEO Secretariat, SEAMEO Regional Centres, and the Australian Government.

The evaluation will be based on the merit of the proposal as indicated by:

  • Innovation, practicability and originality of the proposal;
  • Scope for replication, expansion, or duplication of the proposal;
  • Value for money and sustainability; and
  • Benefit and relevance to Southeast Asia and linkages to Australia.

Submission is through this online form: https://link.seameo.org/SEAMEO-Australia-Award2021.   

Timeline for the SAELA Sixth Cycle

The timeline for the sixth cycle of SAELA is from October 2020 to April 2021. Below is the timeline:

Oct-Dec 2020 Jan 2021 Feb 2021 Mar 2021 15 Apr 2021 16-30 Apr 2021 May 2021
Preparations and coordination activities Submission Period
Announcement and Call for Submission
Shortlisting of Top 10 proponents Evaluation Committee Meeting Announcement of Results

 

Deadline to submit entries is on 16 April 2021 and an Evaluation Committee shall be formed to evaluate the submissions. The Evaluation Committee will include representatives from SEAMEO, the Australian Government, partner organizations such as UNESCO, and other relevant bodies. The awarding ceremony shall be done during the SEAMEO Council Conference (31 May 2021).

Contact Persons

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Piyapa Su-Angavatin
Knowledge Management Manager
SEAMEO Secretariat
Bangkok, Thailand
Email: piyapa@seameo.org

Mr. Raphael Cada
Programme Officer for Policy and Development SEAMEO Secretariat
Bangkok, Thailand
Email: raphael@seameo.org