Message From President
Dear curriculum developers, curriculum practitioners, fellow educators and fellow educator-to-be,
Curriculum is the core of education as it delineates what to teach, how to teach as well as how to access, it is also generally known as the program of learning. In order to implement this program of learning; the governance structure of management, teacher training, educational resources, supervision, examination, research etc need to provide the necessary support and scaffolding to the education fraternity. Thus, we can safely say that all educators are directly or indirectly related to curriculum and are curriculum practitioners in a broad sense. It is with this in mind that a core group of like-minded people after attended an international curriculum conference mooted the idea of forming an association to promote curriculum and to provide a platform for educators to discuss curriculum related matter. That was 2 ½ years ago. Today we are proud to tell you that we have finally registered with Registrar of Society and stand strong as a professional NGO. Thanks to all the founding members, it has been a journey but it is a worthwhile one.
Association of Professional in Curriculum and Educational Instruction, Malaysia in short APROCEI intends to be the voice of educators related to curriculum and instruction in the country as well as in the international front. We are affiliated to the Asia Pacific Research Association of Curriculum and Instruction (APRACSI). APRACSI has membership across Asia-Pacific region, the APRACSI secretariat is in Manila, Philippines. We are also in collaboration with International Bureau of Education (IBE) UNESCO.
As professionals, we believe in continuous improvement of our knowledge and skills, thus APROCEI will be organising activities of sharing of knowledge, best practices, research findings such as conference, webinars, forum and if need arises, short courses in curriculum and instruction. The exco that has been appointed will get feedback from all members to plan for these professional activities.
APROCEI believes in networking with members thus, this website is developed for members to be interacting with the exco and with each other. Please give us time in making this website a digital platform vibrant and informative.
Our first activity is the Asia Pacific Conference on Curriculum and Instructional Designing (APCCSID) 2021 which will take place on 1-3 Oct 2021 in a hybrid mode. This conference will be organised jointly by SEGi University, University Malaya, IBE UNESCO, APRACSI and APROCEI. We have successfully invited prominent international speakers to be our keynote, plenary and invited speakers. We are also inviting paper presenters and poster presenters. We welcome students especially postgraduate students to join us in this conference. More information on the conference will be updated from time to time in this website.
Forming and executing our tasks as the founding members of the association is an exciting endeavour for many of us, we thank you for your support and hope to venture into more activities that will benefit all members as well as the education fraternity in Malaysia as well as international. We hope to play a bigger role in the mission that all of us believe in and embrace whole-heartedly: “Educating the future generations for the betterment of the society in our beloved country as well as preparation to hold the responsibility as global citizen”.
Ng Soo Boon, PhD, Datin
President APROCEI, 30 May 2021