MESSAGE FROM THE CO-CHAIRS
LEE Yew Jin
Daniel TAN Kim Chwee
cience education plays an important role across the world. It assists in developing human capital to cater to the growing shift towards knowledge-based economies everywhere. Good pedagogies are hence one vital aspect towards improvements and reforms in STEM education. Teaching that makes a difference is characterized by intellectual depth, which ideally should comprise three key components, namely: cognitive depth, philosophical depth, and cultural/critical literacy. Teachers, researchers, and scientists therefore all play different but equally pivotal roles in the success of these transformations in the classroom.
We hope that through your engagement in discussions and sharing, this conference can become a catalyst for revisiting what we hold dear in science education, both in Singapore and beyond her shores. We encourage participants in this conference to build new ties, renew old friendships, and establish new collaboration during their time in Singapore.
On behalf of the conference organizing committee, we would like to express our deepest thanks to the Head of the Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic group of NIE, A/P Yan Yaw Kai for his support. Working with our many colleagues in the Ministry of Education (Singapore) has been a great privilege as well. We would also like to thank all our many partners for supporting us with their kind sponsorships, and contributions of time and resources. Finally, we would like to thank all of you for attending this conference and wish that you have a very fruitful time here!