College of Education faculty member and Teaching and Educational Studies Department Chair, Dr. Esther Ntuli participated in the 5th IAFOR International Conference on Education in Hawaii from January 10-12, 2020.
Ntuli had an opportunity to meet educators from around the globe and to attend and participate in sessions on STEM education, distance learning, teacher development and assessment.
She presented on Early STEM Integration in the Classroom: Experiences of K-3 Teachers with STEM Project-Based Approach. The interesting part of the conference was to learn how educators from other countries integrate STEM in early learning environments, and the different approaches used to prepare children for future STEM careers and a global workforce. Ntuli also liked the opportunity to network with faculty from Singapore and Japan on a potential comparative study on pre-service teachers’ STEM integration strategies.