JOHOR BAHRU, 1 July 2018 – A Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) academician was invited as a speaker at two international conferences conducted in two cities in Sumatra Indonesia.

Dr. Abdul Halim Abdullah, a senior lecturer at School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) was invited as a speaker at two international conferences conducted in two cities in Sumatra Indonesia.

The first conference was the 6th South East Asia Design Research International Conference (6th SEA-DR) which was held in Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia from 27 to 28 June 2018.

The conference was organised by the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Syiah Kuala University with the theme “Inspiring Students to Learn: Fostering Innovative Teaching and Learning of Mathematics, Science and Technology”.

Dr. Abdul Halim delivered a talk on how to publish articles in international journals in the field of social sciences. As a former Research Manager who was responsible in coordinating research and publication aspects among academic staff and students, Dr. Halim had the opportunity to share insights about various aspects on publication such as types of publication, structures of an article, list of potential international good journals and many more.

The second conference attended was the 2nd International Conference on Mathematics and Mathematics Education 2018 (ICM2E) which was held in Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia on 30th June 2018.

The conference was organised by Faculty of Education, Universitas Negeri Padang. With the theme “The Future Trends of Research in Mathematics and Mathematics Education”, Dr. Abdul Halim delivered a keynote entitled “The Trend of Research in Mathematics Education in Malaysia”.

The presentation covered specifically current issues on research in mathematics education such as Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Malaysia.

It is hoped that Dr. Abdul Halim’s participation in these conferences can further strengthen cooperation between UTM and Indonesian universities.

Dr. Abdul Halim Abdullah at the 2nd International Conference on Mathematics and Mathematics Education 2018 (ICM2E) which was held in Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia.