Special Session on Social Innovation and Creativity during COVID-19 at the IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference 2020.
This seminar presents playful learning ideas with a focus on gamifying learning for STEM+ subjects. Gameful learning experience promotes lifelong learning, and reshapes thinking about learning for 21st century knowledge and skills. Participants can look forward to developing playful solutions to address serious challenges, themes and topics. Get access to international and local speakers, workshops on robotics and SDG goals as well as virtual escape room experience.
The Gamification Centre, in collaboration with IPG Batu Lintang, recently hosted the first STEM Webinar series on 27 May 2021.
The Gamification Centre, in collaboration with IPG Batu Lintang, recently hosted the second of STEM Webinar series on 8th June 2021.
The Gamification Centre, in collaboration with IPG Batu Lintang, hosted the final STEM Webinar series on 22 June 2021.
This training is part of the Kalsom Movement's preparation for their summer programmes, which are specifically designed for the underprivileged beneficiaries.
The ACES team, in collaboration with their partners from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), (where) recently hosted a talk titled ‘Playful Community-centred Approach in Pandemic Teaching: Lessons from Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia’. The talk saw the participation of several team members from all partner universities sharing their experiences in addressing the challenges faced in teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ACES team organised a talk titled ‘Frugal and Playful- A Pragmatic and Emphatic View in Building Resilience in 21st Century Classroom’. Held in collaboration with Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Coventry University and (Indonesian uni), the talk addressed innovative and frugal ways of developing sustainable education to meet with the needs of developing countries.
Dr Leonard Lim, a researcher under the ACES project, was recently invited by IPGKBL to speak at a webinar hosted by the teachers' training college. The talk, entitled ‘Experiential Learning Through STEMBucket’, introduced the idea of frugal and playful learning through the use of the STEMBucket.
UNIMAS University Sustainability Centre has invited the ACES team to conduct the workshop on Integrating SDGs in Research. The workshop was attended by many young and senior researchers, and hope they will keep building the research culture at the university.
Coastal research in Sarawak, Malaysia, typically, does not target gender. Some projects have added gender-segregated data, but gender studies in fisheries generally remain unfunded. Given the difficulty of obtaining funding, gender scoping studies and needs analyses are rare. As a result, most women working in fisheries remain unidentified and unrecorded. In local culture, men’s presence overpowers that of women. Many women marry young and bear children while still in their teens. There is even a case of a woman becoming a great grandmother at age 60.
STEMBucket programme is about ‘learning by doing’ with the concept of ‘learners’ journey’ of experiences within educational settings that is influenced by scientific thinking. The partnership between the university with the local teacher training college (IPG) and the ministry of education, could act as driver for change within educational settings, with an aim to minimise the gap of learning experience among learners. The focus on experience could give teachers a voice on the current traditional teaching and embrace the playful experiential learning of STEM subjects. Teachers' higher order thinking skills (HOTS) may be developed when they receive training in the co-creation and delivery of lesson plans and other content, which is in accordance with the 21st century learning approaches used to educate STEM.