Yogyakarta – Today, 22 April 2019, SEAQiM officially welcomed 30 teachers who will take part in the Course on Southeast Asia Realistic Mathematics Education (SEA RME). Conducted in the Centre’s Conference Room, the course are participated by primary school teachers from 8 SEAMEO Member Countries namely Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia.
To show its best commitment to nurture the quality of mathematics teachers in the region, SEAQiM has invited some experts in the field to facilitate the participants. One of them is Assoc. Prof. Maarten Dolk from the Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University of the Netherland. The institute takes its name from German-Dutch Professor Hans Freudenthal who had been the spiritual father of realistic mathematics education.
This course aims to enhance primary school teachers’ competence in mathematics teaching and learning using realistic mathematics education approach. Thus, it is expected that all participants implement the knowledge and skills on RME they obtain during the course and disseminate it to their colleagues upon their return to their institutions.