Education philosophy, curriculum discussed

Rokiah Mahmud

The Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) organised the ‘International Conference on Teachers Education ‘(ICOTE) 2019 recently.

It was held in collaboration with the Consortium of Asia-Pacific Education Universities (CAPEU).

The conference focussed on Education Philosophy and Curriculum in the Asia-Pacific countries.

It sought to observed the development of education philosophy in the Asia-Pacific region and share the implementation of education philosophy in Islam around the Asia-Pacific education systems.

The conference aimed to assist in exploring opportunities in research pertaining to education philosophy and curriculum among CAPEU members.

Attendees during the conference. PHOTO: ROKIAH MAHMUD

The guest of honour was Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar.

Three main paperworks were deliberated at the conference, while another 38 were shared during the parallel session.

Themed, Falsafah Pendidikan Pemangkin Pembangunan Pendidikan Abad ke 21, some 16 sub-themes were discussed including the Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) Values, Philosophy of Zikir Nation: Challenges and Prospects; Ulul-Albab Education in Moulding Taqwa Generation; Rabbani Education in Moulding Taqwa Generation; Philosophy and Education Thinking; and Human Development Transformation in Education System.

Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA), Acting Deputy Ra’es of KUPU SB and Acting Assistant Ra’es of KUPU SB were also present.

Dean of Education Faculty and Director of the ICOTE 2019 Associate Professor Dr Muhammad Zahiri bin Mat delivered his welcoming address, followed by the presentation of Main Paperwork I by Deputy Rector of International Relation and Alumni of Fatoni University, Thailand with the topic ‘Towards Enhancing Islamic Higher Educational Values in Non-Muslim Societies: A Rabbani Campus of Fatoni University in Thailand’.

The Main Paperwork II delivered by Ra’es of KUPU SB Dr Haji Adanan bin Haji Basar on ‘Curriculum Philosophy According to Islamic Perspective’ was delivered in the afternoon session followed by a parallel discussion session.

Some 200 participants comprising officers and staff from several ministries as well as local and international higher education students participated.