Head of Entrepreneurship Innovation Centre (EIC) at the Ministry of Education Adna Shatriremie bin Haji Abdul Rahman was one of the speakers during the International Education and Skill Summit (TIESS) held virtually on January 27–30.
The annual event was organised by the Education World Forum in London, the world’s largest gathering of education and skills ministers and India Didactics Association – a non-profit national association of the country and creators of Asian Summit on Education and Skills.
The four-day virtual summit was themed, ‘Nurturing Sustainability, Education and Learning – 2022 and beyond: Listen, contribute, collaborate and learn… Together’.
On the second day of the summit, titled ‘Should voice and agency be considered central to well good practice and well-run education organisations and systems?’, Adna Shatriremie was invited to speak alongside Programme Director, Education World Forum and Asian Summit on Educations and Skills (United States) Gavin Dykes; Former director of Finnish National Agency for Education (Finland) Dr Gun Oker-Blom; Executive Director of Quaglia Institute for School Voice and Aspirations (Australia) Dr Russell J Quaglia and Director General at the Department of Science and Technology in Pakistan Dr Khalid Khan.
The session focussed on the importance of student interaction in the learning ecosystem during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the surfacing online communication platforms that are beneficial to the educational and life goals of students.
Adna Shatriremie shared his experience as an educator and a mentor in entrepreneurship at Universiti Brunei Darussalam prior to heading the EIC at the Ministry of Education.
He also discussed the challenges that arise in building a platform of awareness and creativity in engaging student virtually while fulfilling the academic objectives.
He believed that, setting the benchmark through appealing methodologies is important. However, it is up to the educators to shape what the students will achieve in terms of framework, discussions and objectives made available through online connections.
“It is interesting when the voice of the students are ‘shaped and internally curated’ by the creativity and innovations naturally produced,” he added.
He said the trust and respect that students in Brunei Darussalam have towards their teachers also portray the beauty of the country’s culture. This is achievable by highlighting the importance of having good listening skills among students.