I’ve been back in Malaysia this week, assisting with the final phase of the KPEC pilot that we’ve been running in the state of Perak. Monday saw the “celebration day” which where teachers and students from the five participating schools set up booths to demonstrate what they have been doing over the past three months.
It was a magical day, attended by more than 100 invited guests, including officials from the State Department of Education. We saw demonstations of all sorts of ICT use, including powerpoint and website collections of photographs and stories from field trips and classroom investigations, through to podcasts, blogs and video conferencing activities.
The picture above shows Dato’ Dr. Zambry, the Minister of Education for Perak State who, after visiting each of the booths and interacting with the teachers and students, settled himself for a few moments to enjoy a Skype video chat with Paul Rodley of Christ’s College in Christchurch, NZ. Some of Paul’s students had earlier participated in an exchange of research findings with a class in a local secondary school in Matang.