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COLLABORATION BETWEEN RCE PENANG & RCE GWS. Munirah Ghazali RCE [email protected] and Geoffrey Scott RCE GWS. RCE Penang is one of the first seven pioneering Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE) launched in Nagoya in 2005. Specific roles and objectives :.

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Collaboration between rce penang rce gws

COLLABORATION BETWEENRCE PENANG & RCE GWS

Munirah Ghazali RCE [email protected] and Geoffrey Scott RCE GWS


Introduction to rce penang

RCE Penang is one of the first seven pioneering Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE) launched in Nagoya in 2005. Specific roles and objectives :

Develop and promote sustainable development training opportunities for school teachers, teacher educators and school administrators;

Develop and ESD strategy guide for local authorities;

Increase volunteer opportunities around sustainable development;

Coordinate the compilation of current ESD practices across Penang and neighbouring states in order to share and generate regional ESD good practices; and

Cultivate sustainable development competencies in the existing workforce.

Introduction to RCE PENANG


Introduction to rce gws

RCE-GWS delivers educational responses to these challenges via:

  • Transformative education

  • Research

  • Engagement

RCE-GWS identifies four major sustainability challenges for GWS:

  • Transitioning to a low carbon economy

  • Developing sustainable communities, including health, transport and housing

  • Ensuring agricultural sustainability and food security

  • Conserving biodiversity and river health

Introduction to RCE GWS


The journey begins

  • 1) VISIT TO USM BY PROF GEOFFREY SCOTT, MS JEN DOLLIN via:

  • Hosted by USM’s DVC Academic and International affair

  • Agreement to collaborate on mutual interest

  • 2) SERIES THE BUSINESS OF SUSTAINABILITY

  • Host a series of e-Seminars on the above theme between our two RCEs and partners.

  • 3) HOSTING THE ANNUAL YOUTH ECO SUMMIT

  • In  coordinating this, SOPA have proposed to pilot the first seminar as they have state of the art VC facilities and IT support.

The Journey Begins




Activity 1 sustainable e business forum 19th september 2013

The Journey Begins: Getting to know each other via:

ACTIVITY 1: SUSTAINABLE E-BUSINESS FORUM 19TH SEPTEMBER 2013


The Journey Begins: Assembling the team via:

RCE GWS

SOPA

Rouse Hill High School

RCE Penang USM

GSB Graduate School of Business

School of Educational Studies, Schools

RECSAM

Suitable project on the business of sustainability


Activity 1 sustainable e business forum 19th september 20131

PRESENTATIONS FROM SCHOOLS: via:

1. SM Sains Tun Syed Sheh Shahbuddin, Penang

Title: Sustainability Aspects In Textile Printing Business

2. SMK Bukit Mertajam, Penang

Title: Sustainability Aspects In Car Washing Business

ACTIVITY 1: SUSTAINABLE E-BUSINESS FORUM 19TH SEPTEMBER 2013


  • ONLINE VIDEO TELE-CONFERENCING FORUM BETWEEN RCE-PENANG, RCE-GWS, SOPA and THE SCHOOLS.

  • INVOLVE 8 SECONDARY SCHOOLS , 3 PRIMARY SCHOOLS and 120 USM STUDENTS

  • LIST OF SCHOOLS PARTICIPATED IN THE PROGRAMME:

    • Sekolah Menengah Sains Tun Syed Sheh Shahabudin,

    • SMK Tinggi Bukit Mertajam,

    • SMK Penang Free

    • SMK (A) Al Mashoor (L)

    • SMK (A) Al Mashoor (P)

    • SMK Bukit Jambul

    • SMK Pauh Jaya,

    • MRSM Balik Pulau

    • SK Minden Heights,

    • SK Convent Green Lane

    • SK Sungai Pinang

ACTIVITY 2: INTERNATIONAL YOUTH ECO SUMMIT(YES) 2013 AUSTRALIA – GERMANY - MALAYSIA 23RD & 24TH OCT 2013


Challenges

  • TECHNICAL & ICT RCE-GWS, SOPA and THE SCHOOLS.

  • Setting the CISCO teleconferencing line before the actual date

  • Connection error when connecting international network and unavailability of the reliable technical staff during the actual date

  • Understanding English between both countries (different slang and manners)

  • Rapporteur between the institutions

Challenges


Challenges1

  • LOGISTIC RCE-GWS, SOPA and THE SCHOOLS.

  • Venue (room completed with teleconferencing equipments) unavailable due to full bookings.

  • Traffic jam in the campus and one way route due to convocation week.

Challenges


Challenges2

  • FINDING SUITABLE DATES RCE-GWS, SOPA and THE SCHOOLS.

  • Suitable dates for both rce. Eg. We had the programme on USM’s convocation day and heavy internet traffic.

  • Awareness of different time zone and changes. Eg. Day light saving hour in Australia.

Challenges


Action

  • PLAN AHEAD RCE-GWS, SOPA and THE SCHOOLS.

  • ICT TRIAL RUN/ PILOT

  • - ensure all the equipment, software and reliable technical staff are available on the actual date of teleconferencing forum

  • ADVANCE PRESENTATION

  • - record the video earlier than the actual date

  • SUITABLE DATES

Action


Future plan

  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PLACEMENTS/EXCHANGES AND STAFF SABBATICALS

  • Take longer to develop

  • However we are very interested in exploring the possibility of the above.

  • New areas of interest eg: social and business research and development projects with the local villages: RCE PENANG USM

  • River health, biodiversity conservation and education for sustainability: RCE GWS & UWS

Future Plan


Thank you

THANK YOU SABBATICALS

DO VISIT US @

https:[email protected]

https://twitter.com/RCE_Penang

WEBSITE: https://www.rce-penang.usm.my


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