Opening Ceremony of the Second International Science Education Conference 2009
Sunday, 27 December 2009
OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE EDUCATION
CONFERENCE 2009 ON TUESDAY, 24 NOVEMBER 2009, 8.30AM AT LECTURE THEATRE
1, BLOCK 6, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, SINGAPORE
Local and International Researchers and Educators will gather to further the Teaching and Learning of Science.
Science Education: Shared Issues, Common Future
Over 780 participants,
including around 180 overseas delegates from 30 countries, will gather
for the second International Science Education Conference (ISEC) 2009
to be held from 24 to 26 November 2009 at the National Institute of
The theme for ISEC 2009 is "Science Education: Shared Issues, Common
Future", reflecting the need for collective efforts in addressing the
global challenges of the 21st century. The conference aims to further
the development of common understanding and vision for Science
education through the sharing of ideas and good practices by local and
foreign researchers and practitioners. It also seeks to promote
collaboration in research among policy-makers, academics and educators
to improve the teaching and learning of Science.
Jointly organised by NIE and Ministry of Education (MOE), the ISEC
2009 will be opened by Guest-of-Honour Ms Grace Fu, Senior Minister of
State, Ministry of National Development and Ministry of Education. The
conference is supported by the Singapore National Commission (SNC) for
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation
(UNESCO). The event will promote greater interaction among UNESCO
countries, with educators from neighbouring countries joining in to
exchange their ideas and experiences on Science education.
Five distinguished keynote speakers from Canada, Germany, Hong Kong
and USA will be presenting at the conference on topics ranging from
scientific literacy to school-based assessment.
The details on the speakers and synopses of their addresses are available in Annexe A.
About 200 papers will also be presented in the form of plenary
lectures, individual presentations, poster presentations, workshops and
The details of the three-day conference programme are available at http://www.nsse.nie.edu.sg/isec2009/.
Speech by SMS, Ms Grace Fu
Speech by NIE Director, Prof Lee Sing Kong