by J-Roel Semilla

The dean of the College of Education, Dr. Amelia T. Buan went to Khon Kaen University, Thailand in September 8 – October 8, 2019 as visiting professor.

She gave lectures to graduate students on computational thinking in mathematics. She also worked with Prof. Auijit Pattanajak observing the use of open-approach in teaching mathematics in the classrooms. The schools observed were part of the program implemented in the Institute for Research and Development in the Teaching Profession in ASEAN. 

As part of this engagement, Dr. Buan represented the College of Education – MSUIIT as co-host of the 12th International Conference on Educational Research with the Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University.

In her speech, she highlighted the influence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to education.

“In our current situation, artificial intelligence has impacted industries and education. As educators, we need to prepare students to work alongside Artificial Intelligence in the future.”

Because of this, she hoped that the delegates in ICER 2019 be engaged in meaningful dialogue on improving educational practices for the future generation.

“ICER 2019 is a venue where educators and researchers can engage in a dynamic exchange of ideas and new pedagogies on this new society. I wish all the delegates a meaningful discussion on research presented and may we strengthen our community to promote educational innovations for the next generation.”

The CED Dean is expected to come back in MSU-IIT on October 10, 2019.