SEAQiM representatives, Dr. Sumardyono and Mr. Wahid Yunianto, were supported by CRICED (Centre for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development), University of Tsukuba, to participate in APEC-Tsukuba International Conference XIV and SEAMEO-The University of Tsukuba Symposium VIII held in Japan on 11 to 14 February 2020.
The conference brought the theme informatics and data science education reform for digital, inclusive and sustainable society (InMside II), while the symposium focused more on education for inclusive growth on 4th Industrial Revolution for Society 5.0. The back to back events aimed to clarify the emerging issues in education shaped by the Industrial Revolution 4.0, and to share educational reform, challenges, and issues within the scope of global citizenship beyond region, education for sustainable development, human characters developed through school subjects, as well as soft skills and lifelong learning in this fast-changing Society 5.0 driven by Industry 4.0.
For the symposium, Dr. Sumardyono presented in Session VI on Human Character Formation Though Curriculum Integration and delivered SEAQiM research entitled Calculator for Critical Thinking: Experience with 4th Grade Mathematics Students. Further, SEAQiM also presented a paper presentation on its community service programme “Kampung STEM Joho” to showcase the Centre commitment to introduce STEM daily activities to its surrounding communities.
Meanwhile, SEAQiM Specialist Coordinator, Mr. Wahid Yunianto, shared SEAQiM’s current teacher training courses, where knowledge on computational thinking is inserted, with the other participants.
“SEAQiM has been inserted computational thinking in its regular course since 2019, because we believe that it is truly needed in Industrial Revolution 4.0 and Society 5.0,” said Mr. Wahid Yunianto in his presentation.
The result of whole conference and symposium will be published in the International Standard Book Number and SEAMES Journal, respectively.