Four faculty members of the College of Education shared their research outputs at the International Conference on Educational Research (ICER) 2011 at Khon Kaen University, Thailand last September 9-10, 2011.

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Profs. Amelia T. Buan and Joy R. Magsayo represented the Department of Science and Mathematics Education (DSME), and Prof. Shelanee Theresa P. Ruales and Vita P. Sinconiegue the Department of Professional Education (DPRE).

Buan presented her research on “Development and Validation of Assessment for Learning Scale Utilizing Differential Item Functioning Analysis” while Magsayo shared her studies on “Teaching Ecological Concepts through Observing a Community River” and “Project-Based Lesson on Protecting River in the Community: It’s Effect on Students’ Achievement.”

Ruales presented her study “ICT Integration in Teacher Education Institutions” and Sinconiegue her paper on “Engaging Pre-Service Teachers in Creating Curriculum-Framing Questions through Online Peer Assessment.”

Educational researchers from more than 10 countries attended the conference jointly organized by the Faculty of Education Khon Kaen University of Thailand, The Hong Kong Institute of Education of China, and The Hirosaki University of Japan. The theme of the colloquium on Learning Community for Sustainable Development was enriched by the lectures of the six plenary session speakers: Prof. Nicola Yelland of Victoria University, Australia, Prof. Oh Nam Kwon of Seoul National University, Korea, Prof. Kevin K H Chung of the Hongkong Institute of Education, Asst. Prof. Dr. Maitree Inprasitha of Khon Kaen University, Thailand, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tang Keow Ngang of the University of Science, Malaysia, and Assoc. Prof. Bill Atweh of Curtin University, Australia.

The attendance of CED faculty members to international conferences manifests the college’s strong research capability and excellence in various fields.

Meanwhile, another group of faculty researchers is scheduled to present their studies in Penang, Malaysia at the Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (COSMED) on November 17, 2011.

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