Yogyakarta – One of SEAQiM academic team, Ms. Uki Rahmawati, has been nominated for the Visiting Foreign Research Fellow for the Centre for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development (CRICED), University of Tsukuba, Japan. The fellowship took a full month period from 1 to 31 July 2019 at CRICED.
Visiting Foreign Research Fellow is a programme initiated by CRICED to promote development research at the developing countries that looks into the contents and methods for education. This includes, but not limited to, system and management of education, development of teaching materials for mathematics, science and informatics, and special needs education.
During her fellowship at CRICED, Ms. Uki actively participated in a regular open class session on lesson study mathematics and science learning for primary school. She also seized on her stay in Japan by joining focus group discussion with postgraduate and research students of the University of Tsukuba. The discussion meant a lot for her as she was able to obtain in-depth information on concepts, perceptions, and ideas of the group members on mathematics research.
On 2 July 2019, Ms. Uki represented SEAQiM to join in Teacher Educator Training Workshop, in which she had the opportunity to share best practices in mathematics lesson study with other Indonesian delegates.
Ms. Uki stated that she have benefited greatly from the Visiting Foreign Research Fellow. “I was not only fortunate to be under the direct supervision of Professor Masami Isoda who is a very well-known lesson study expert, but also happy to learn Japanese culture and tradition.”