Petrosains Science Festival 2016 - Promoting Math and Science through Cooperative Learning and Thinking Skill Strategies


In this hands-on workshop, RITE Education shares our tried and tested strategies for upper primary and secondary Science and Maths teachers that include:

  • thinking structures to promote a questioning mindset
  • cooperative learning structures to encourage students to work together in a fun, structured and productive manner for better results and 21st-century skills.

Audience: Youth and Adult

You can book your seats now at no cost. However, you're advised to purchase your daily admission (RM5) and workshop (RM10) tickets at least one (1) week before the event. Entry is only allowed from the date/time on tickets purchased. For more info, visit:http://www.petrosains.com.my/psf2016-workshops/


Elmarie Potgieter

Extensive experience in private and public education training, management, development and international transformation projects in Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. A passionate educationalist who upholds two fundamental principles: Capacity Building and Sustainable Solutions, with a relentless focus on the creation of cultures of continuous thinking and learning. Elmarie’s approach to transformation both in the corporate and education field, is grounded in a deep understanding of the learning needs of adults and children and the belief that change should be embedded through a comprehensive bottom up and top down strategy that involves all stakeholders’ understanding and commitment to change.

From 2011 to 2015 she led the LeapEd Services Education Development Team responsible for the design and implementation of the Yayasan AMIR Trust Schools Programme. This Programme aims at finding a sustainable solution to transformation of Malaysian public schools in order to provide an equitable, meaningful and relevant educational experience to all students, regardless of socio-economic status or geography. Other projects in this role included the development of SOM: a framework for the measurement of holistic student outcomes in 6 domains as defined by the Malaysian Education Blueprint as well as projects aimed at national education transformation such as Project PreSTasi, involving 426 Malaysian principals and coaches, Project GUSTO, a collaborative project with Teach For Malaysia and Yayasan AMIR and collaboration with ELTC and PINTAR.

Elmarie is regularly invited to participate in panel discussions and to present on topics such as school transformation, promoting a thinking culture, emotional intelligence, brain-based learning, engagement and social networking. She is an accredited Emotional Intelligence Coach and with RITE Education Consultancy aims to continue her mission to improve the world through education. She welcomes collaborative initiatives and dialogues about new trends in professional development.

About RITE Education:

RITE EDUCATION CONSULTANCY LLP is a boutique education consultancy in Malaysia and South-East Asia, offering a range of bespoke sustainable solutions to 21st century challenges in learning and leadership for schools, colleges, universities, governments, NGOs, associations and companies to enable the achievement of identified goals through Research, Innovation, Transformation and Empowerment – the four pillars upon which RITE Education Consultancy is founded.

About PETROSAINS Science Festival:

The Petrosains Science Festival is Petrosains’ initiative to provide a unified platform for communities in the fields of science and technology, such as the industry players and science academia, to come together for the common purpose of engaging and inspiring the Malaysian public, especially the younger generation, to the wonders of science and technology. The festival is similar to other such events held in major cities such as Edinburgh, Manchester, New York and Singapore, and is another step taken by Petrosains to play our role as a leading science centre and important supporting component to the country’s educational landscape. Through this Festival, we hope to further contribute to the popularizing of science to the public that combines the engaging and interactive Petrosains approach with the day-to-day relevance that industry and academia partners will bring.

Tue Sep 13, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM MYT
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Workshop 4, PETROSAINS, The Discovery Center, Level 4, Suria KLCC
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Petrosains, PETRONAS Twin Towers, Level 4, Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Malaysia