SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics Prof. Subanar, Ph.D. Address : Jl. Kaliurang km 6, Depok, Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Email : [email protected] Web : www.qitepinmath.org Mission of the Centre To provide quality professional mathematics education leadership and services for teachers and education personnel in SEAMEO Member Countries Major Programmes: Training 1. Regular Course Four regular courses are conducted at SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics annually to serve mathematics teachers and education personnel from SEAMEO Member Countries. 2. In-country Training A sharing budget training between the Centre and another party (one of districts in Indonesia and/or SEAMEO Member Countries). Every year the Centre conduct four In-country Training. 3. Customized Training This course is to accommodate the special needs of SEAMEO member Countries and other agencies which are not adequately addressed in the regular courses or In-country Training. This course may be held in-country or at SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics. List of the courses : 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Teacher-made Teaching Aids Joyful Mathematics Learning Differentiated Instructions Utilization and Development IT-based Mathematics Learning Clinical Supervision Lesson Study in Mathematics Education Southeast Asia Mathematics Realistic Education (SEA RME) Major Programmes: Research and Development 1. Policy Research • Curriculum Content Analysis (CCA) Focuses on Southeast Asian mathematics curriculum contents which explored data on mathematical content knowledge, contents delivery system, and assessment policy and practices on mathematics learning. • Sustaining Lesson Study Aims to study the impact of the Course on Developing Lesson Study in improving the participants’ competencies including how they implement and disseminate the knowledge they gained for their teaching practice and professional development. 2. Classroom-based Research (Research on Disaster Risk Reduction [DRR]) The Centre’s commitment to develop e-textbooks on mathematics for disaster emergency preparedness. 3. Mathematics Regional Wide Assessment (MaRWA) Aims to gather the relevant data on Year 5 and Year 8 students’ readiness in learning mathematics in SEAMEO Member Countries. It is hoped that through the MaRWA project the Centre will be able to provide relevant training for mathematics teachers in the region. Major Programmes: Community Outreach In-country Training becomes the major programme of the Centre to disseminate knowledge on mathematics teaching and learning for outreach teachers and education personnel in the region. Significant Accomplishments 1. Providing training for around 1,000 mathematics teachers and education personnel within and beyond the region. 2. Developing mathematics items bank for students grade 5 and 8 through MaRWA project to measures student readiness in learning mathematics. Try out has been done and the Centre is now embarking for region wide assessment in SEAMEO Member Countries. 3. Developing e-textbooks on mathematics for disaster emergency preparedness. The e-textbooks will utilize mathematical modeling of the disaster process and impact so that students can learn both mathematics and the nature of the disaster. Vision for the Future To be a centre of professional leadership in the area of mathematics education for teachers and education personnel within the framework of sustainability in Southeast Asia The vision includes some international visibilities (especially for strengthening cooperation with Japan): 1. Extend network and collaboration with the University of Tsukuba in APEC Conference. 2. Establish effective formal communication between the Centre and mathematics experts from Japan.