UBD doctorate students showcase research in posters

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SEVENTEEN PhD students at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) showcased their research through a poster presentation yesterday.

The PhD poster presentation – held in conjunction with the 18th International Conference on Education 2015 (ICE 2015) at UBD – was organised to provide the students with feedback and allow for an exchange of views.

Their research were based on topics such as Science and Mathematics Education, Educational Technology, Islamic Education and Arabic Language Education.

Dean of UBD’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education (SHBIE) Dr Jainatul Halida Hj Jaidin said the poster presentation was a platform for PhD students to share their initial research findings, obtain feedback and revise accordingly.

According to a UBD press statement, local and international participants of the conference may have common interests and could offer insights to the students’ research focus.

The poster presentation allowed the exchange of ideas and experience among educators from various backgrounds, it said.

Dr Jainatul Halida hoped SHBIE students and academics would take the opportunity to establish multilateral cooperation and improve their networks to intensify academic activities.

She also hoped to see a stronger tripartite relationship between SHBIE, schools and the Ministry of Education by working on evidence-based practices in teaching and learning.

Programme Leader Dr Hjh Salwa Dato Seri Setia Hj Mahalle of the Graduate Professional Development, said the poster presentation gave students exposure to various areas of research.

It also gave them the opportunity to network with local and international intellectuals while getting feedback to improve their research.

Final year PhD student Maureen Chong, who is pursuing her research on the development of local Mathematics framework, said the event was a good opportunity to showcase her research. She hoped to demonstrate the significance of Mathematics in real-life applications.

Halimaturradiah Dato Seri Setia Hj Metussin, who had just completed her thesis on “Where are the males? Potential Causal Factors of the Gender Gap in Higher Education in Brunei and Implications for Educators”, said she was excited because the poster presentation will evaluate postgraduate students’ public speaking and research skills.

She hoped everyone would benefit from the feedback and gain inspiration from it, especially individuals who wish to further their studies.

The Brunei Times