Yogyakarta – SEAQiM Director, Dr Sumardyono, spoke at the SEAMEO-The University of Tsukuba Symposium IX virtually on 11 February 2021. This annual event was supported by the SEAMEO Secretariat in collaboration with the University of Tsukuba and MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), Japan.
The symposium brought the theme Resilience for Global Citizenship, with a specific discussion about education challenges under Covid-19. The event, aimed to discuss how we as global citizens respond to the challenges in education posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and provide a platform to showcase the best practices of education responses to the pandemic and school closures in the region, was officially opened by Dr Ethel Agnes Pascua-Valenzuela. It is also expected that the forum’s attendees can consolidate the policy changes and ways forward for a “New Normal” in education.
Dr Sumardyono delivered his presentation entitled “Math for All & Its Strategic Program for Teachers in Response to Covid-19 Pandemic” in session 2. He emphasized that mathematics fora ll as an effort to make mathematics more learner-friendly, also more essential, accessible, fun and meaningful in education, and more useful and appreciated by the global community. The paper presented at the symposium will be published in the SEAMEO Journal 2021 accordingly.