Adna Shatriremie bin Haji Abdul Rahman, Head of the Entrepreneurship Innovation Center (EIC) in the Ministry of Education, was one of the speakers at the International Summit on Education and Skills (TIESS), which took place from January 27-30.
The annual event was organized by the Education World Forum in London, the world’s largest gathering of education and skills ministers, and the India Didactics Association – a non-profit national association in the country and founder of the Asian Summit on Education and Skills.
The motto of the four-day virtual summit was “Promote sustainability, education and learning – 2022 and beyond: Listen, contribute, work together and learn … together”.
On the second day of the summit, entitled “Should the voice and agency be seen as central to good practice and well-run educational organizations and systems?” Adna Shatriremie was invited to speak alongside Program Director, Education World Forum and the Asian Summit on Educations and Skills (USA) Gavin Dykes; Former Director of the Finnish National Agency for Education (Finland) Dr. Gun Oker-Blom; Executive Director of the Quaglia Institute for School Voice and Aspirations (Australia) Dr. Russell J Quaglia and Director General of the Ministry of Science and Technology in Pakistan Dr. Khalid Khan.
The session focused on the importance of student interaction in the learning ecosystem during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the emerging online communication platforms beneficial for students’ educational and life goals.
Adna Shatriremie shared his experience as an entrepreneurship educator and mentor at Brunei Darussalam University before heading the EIC in the Ministry of Education.
He also discussed the challenges of building a platform of awareness and creativity to virtually engage students while achieving academic goals.
He thought it was important to use appealing methods to set standards. However, it is up to the educator to determine what students will achieve in terms of frameworks, discussions, and goals provided through online connections.
“It’s interesting when the students’ voices are ‘shaped and curated in-house’ by the creativity and innovation that naturally arise,” he added.
He said the trust and respect that students in Brunei Darussalam have towards their teachers also testify to the beauty of the country’s culture. This can be achieved by highlighting the importance of the students having good listening skills.