About

Co-hosts
• The Promotion of Academic Olympiad and Development of Science Education Foundation under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra (POSN)
• The Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST)
• The Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education
• The Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC)

Background
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra to its list of Eminent Personalities of the World for her contributions to education, science and culture for the 100th anniversary of the birth of Her Royal Highness in 2023 (6 May 2023).

According to the cabinet resolution on 5 January 2021, the government is hosting the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Her Royal Highness Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra (6 May 2023) with three phases of activities: short term, medium term, and long term. The celebrations are shared among the ministries, the public sector, the private sector, and various foundations under the patronage of Her Royal Highness.

In this connection, as the main agencies responsible for the international conference project, POSN, IPST, Office of the Permanent Secretary, and OBEC have therefore agreed to organize the International Conference on Mathematics and Science Education in the Post COVID-19 Era: Global Issues Awareness with three subthemes: (1) Talented Students, (2) Inclusive Education, and (3) Digital Transformation. This conference consists of lectures, an exhibition in honor of Her Royal Highness, and an exhibition of the work of educational personnel.
Importance
Since 2020, the world has been experiencing an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Schools were closed to control the spread of the disease. As a result, students were unable to learn at their full potential, and learning management could not be done normally. Various new learning methods including online learning were created to solve these problems. However, online learning is still not the best solution. In many countries, it was found that learning efficiency of students in online learning was not as good as that in normal learning. In addition, teachers encounter problems in creating teaching materials in a timely manner and are unable to communicate with students in the same way as teaching in normal classes. Furthermore, as it was difficult to do hands-on activities online, students would lack knowledge and practical skills.

This conference will focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in three main points:
1) Talented Students: problems of students with talent in science and mathematics affected by the pandemic and ways to solving the problems and promoting their learning to their full potential will be discussed.
2) Inclusive Education: problems of inequality, especially during the outbreak of COVID-19, cause uneven distribution of education and hinder some groups of students from studying both theory and practice, resulting in a learning gap in the society
3) Digital Transformation: the absence of teaching and learning in schools caused by prolonged closure of educational institutions has led to the creation of digital learning materials to alleviate learning difficulties during and after the pandemic.

Over the past three years, there have been adjustments and developments in teaching and learning to correspond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This conference will address these issues and the impact of the adjustments on future education systems and explore effective ways to develop education after the pandemic.

Objectives

  1. To provide an international platform on mathematics and science education in the post COVID-19 era
  2. To develop and promote knowledge and experiences in mathematics and science education of teachers, educators and educational personnel
  3. To create an opportunity for the participants to exchange knowledge, share ideas and experiences, learn new knowledge and best practices, and present academic work
  4. To expand networks of academic cooperation at the international level

Targeted participants
The conference is expected to attract 500 participants which consist of school teachers, university teachers, university students, school administrators, education consultants, researchers, experts, and education personnel from all levels worldwide. Educational institutions from both public and private sectors are also expected to attend.