Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education (SHBIE), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) organised an International Conference on Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (ICCPA 2022) from October 26 to 27.
The two-day virtual conference, themed ‘Thriving in an Endemic World: Reimagining the Future’, aimed to provide an avenue for academics and students to discuss the critical issues of education, teaching and learning, and well-being in the endemic phase of COVID-19.
The conference included two keynote presentations, two invited paper presentations, and 21 paper presentations across various areas of educational research on curriculum, pedagogy and assessment throughout the conference.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way teaching and learning are conducted. As educators and students may be impacted in multiple ways by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical to be mindful of their well-being.
ICCPA 2022 was officiated by UBD Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) Pengiran Dr Mohammad Iskandar bin Pengiran Haji Petra.
Among the invited guests during the opening ceremony were Dean of SHBIE, UBD Associate Professor Dr Noor Azam bin Orang Kaya Maha Bijaya Haji Othman, deans, and directors from UBD faculties.
Professor Datuk Dr Mohd Tajudin Md Ninggal from Open University Malaysia presented a keynote address entitled, ‘Psychological Wellbeing of Educators and Learners in the New Academia of Online Learning: Challenges and Opportunities’.
Assistant Professor Dr Ong Yann Shiou from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore delivered the second keynote presentation, ‘Developing an Integrated STEM Classroom Observation Protocol’ on the second day of the conference.
Following the keynote presentation on the first day, Professor Dr Rully Charitas Indra Prahmana from Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia presented his paper presentation entitled ‘Exploring Alternative Solutions to Learning in Remote Areas using the Community Radio-Based Blended Learning Model’.
The second invited speaker, Assistant Professor Dr Zhang Qiaoping from the Education University of Hong Kong, presented a paper entitled, ‘How Values Make a Difference in the Mathematics Classroom: A Series of Studies about Values and Valuing in Mathematics Education’.
Twenty-one additional papers were presented by staff, students, and alumni from various faculties at UBD.