NIE hosts Home Economics educators from 13 countries
Monday, 15 July 2013
Opening Ceremony: 15 July 2013, 9.30 am at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, 392
Havelock Road, Singapore 169663
dispel the misconception and assumption of Home Economics as an unimportant
curriculum subject, some 200 academics, educational leaders and policy makers
will gather at the 17th Biennial International Asian Regional Association for
Home Economics (ARAHE) Congress 2013 from 15 to 19 July 2013 to share their
at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, it is jointly organised by the
National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore and Association of Home
Economists (AHES), Singapore with the support of the Ministry of Education.
Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education and
Ministry of Manpower, will officiate the Opening on Monday, 15 July 2013. ARAHE
will also launch its website (at 2.15 pm) and Journal (at 4.15 pm) on this day.
started out as a subject to educate and empower women in the early years, has
now come to be an inclusive subject that is seen as essential for both genders
in academia. Themed as “Home Economics
Literacy: Investing in our Future” this year, experts will discuss the increasing
importance of the subject’s values and life skills for today’s society where
the ‘latch-key child’ syndrome is commonplace.
A distinguished panel of
speakers will share their views. They include:
Tahira K. Hira, Professor and Senior Advisor to the President of Iowa State University
- Professor Leo Tan Wee Hin, DBS Director
Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore.
- Dr Carol Warren, President of the International Federation of Home Economics (IFHE)
- Dr Low Guat Tin, founding member
of The Greenleaf Centre for Servant-Leadership (Asia)
- Dr J.
Jackson Ewing, Research Fellow and Coordinator of the Environmental
Security and Climate Change and Food Security Programmes,
Nanyang Technological University.
- Professor Kaija Turkki, University of Helsinki – Faculty of Behavioural
Sciences, Dept of Teacher Education
Congress and activities are aimed to dissect the pedagogies on Home Economics so
as to learn more about new research, discuss educational policies and practices
as well as to broaden professional networks over an international landscape.
from both the international and local academic community will be presented in
the form of keynote speeches, workshops, oral and poster presentations. These
are divided into the following strands:
Economics Education and Training
& Health Promotion
Technology and Sustainability
Details of the Opening Ceremony and the boilerplates of the joint organisers can be found in Annexe A and Annexe B respectively.
16 July 2013
The Straits Times (Top of the News, Page A7): Students to get More Lessons on Handling Money under New Syllabus
Lianhe Zaobao (Page 10): Home Economics to be Renamed as Food and Consumer Education Next Year
Berita Harian (Page 16): 'Food and Consumer Education' replaces 'Home Economics'
17 July 2013
The Star (Online): Syllabus to Teach Kids to Handle Money Better
30 July 2013
Little Red Dot (Page 13): Learning to Spend Wisely
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