BIBD Supports Annual International Conference on Education

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Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) as part of their active community involvement and contribution to educational events, through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, is contributing amongst others, a cheque of $13,000 to bring in three prominent keynote speakers from the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Singapore at the forthcoming 15th Annual International Conference on Education (ICE). The event is hosted by the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education (SHBIE).


Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD)’s Chief Fiancial Officer Noraini Sulaiman presented the cheque. On hand to receive the contribution was Dr Hjh Asmah binti Hj Morni of SHBIE. Also present were the sponsorship subcommittee members of the conference organising committee and staff members of the BIBD.


This gathering will bring together local and international academicians, educators, teachers, and professionals with wide-ranging educational backgrounds and specializations. The event will be held on 24 to 27 May, 2010 at the Chancellor Hall, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

This year’s 15th International Conference on Education carries the theme, “Challenging Models, Challenging Minds: Initiating Effective Educational Reform and Development”. The aim is to discuss and debate, informed by a set of international perspectives, the ongoing challenges facing temporary educators, with particular focus on the challenges of providing effective schools and schooling.

ICE 2010 will also focus on the challenges and opportunities that are being faced by educators, be they teachers, administrators, or teacher trainees, as well as school students facing a bewildering array of reforms and requirements. The conference acknowledges the important role of educational institutions in facilitating change and challenges. The conference will provide a forum for comparing the rhetoric of educational reform with the reality of effective implementation.

A number of subthemes have been identified to give paper presenters the opportunities to share their expertise and research findings and enable the public and overseas participants to attend to keep abreast with the current school management and leadership issues, educational reforms and teaching and learning development. The subthemes include: teacher preparation; effective schools and schooling; education of children with special needs; counseling issues; early childhood education and care; 21st century challenges in educational management; educational leadership models; equitable educational assessment; sharing of effective practices in teaching and learning as well as informing educational reforms in Brunei Darussalam and beyond.

Parallel sessions comprising presentations of academic research papers, small-group workshops, and poster presentations will be available throughout the conference.

Participation is still open to the public. For further details of the conference, the website to be visited will be: (e-mail: [email protected])


Author: Reedz