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Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (CoSMEd 2019)


CoSMEd 2019 Overview

The organising of International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (CoSMEd) brings many benefits such as providing more opportunities for science and mathematics educators in the region to disseminate their research findings. The conference also contributes significantly towards improving the standard of science and mathematics education. The first CoSMEd was initiated in 2005 and six more conferences in the CoSMEd series have been successfully held in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017.

CoSMEd Rationale

The ubiquitous nature of the Internet ushered in the fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0). Connectivity between systems has made remote working and collaboration a possibility, allowing education to become global to expand internationally. Society has adapted to be more social, more knowledgeable, and many believe the world is a far smaller place than ever before. It is time to bring Education 4.0 into the 21st Century landscape. In order for this to happen, we must revisit the educational paradigms, and focus on the areas that need rethinking. With Education 4.0, it will bring in today’s new world of fast changing technology and information overload. Students need to be trained and not to be taught. Information needs to be made accessible and students need to learn how to find it rather than the teacher offering it to them in a rigid structure. We now understand that students are not alike, do not have the same starting point, can learn and absorb various areas of focus differently and need to be guided to develop their skills rather than taught a set of predefined data points. Education 4.0 needs to prepare students for the next Industrial Revolution which will happen in their lifetime. Flexible, tailor-made curricula, taught by teachers who become mentors and who treat students as individuals is the least that today’s students deserve. Giving the workforce of tomorrow the tools to become active lifelong learners can create a diverse and pluralistic society where every person understands and plays to his or her strengths, building a fair and self-sustaining model for education. Addressing the need of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education has become an important education agenda in many countries around the world. Examining the content of the Sustainable Development Goals more closely in an educational context can help to further understand the vast impact education can have on the development of sustainable communities. Likewise, aligning STEM Education with Education 4.0 and Sustainable Development Goals is imperative for students’ success in schooling for their career and total well-being.


  1. To provide a forum to deliberate issues and share experiences on the development of science and mathematics education at all levels.

  2. To exchange ideas on continuing professional development programmes as a means to sustain the preparation of high quality science and mathematics educators.

  3. To strengthen collaborations and networking among experts, science and mathematics educators, organisations and educational institutions locally and globally to sustain science and mathematics education reforms in teaching, learning and assessment.

  4. To discuss developments in information and communication technology (ICT) integration to improve learning of science and mathematics.

  5. To share knowledge, skills and experiences on high-quality formal, non-formal and informal learning related to STEM education towards future career choices and personal development



Publication Opportunity

Abstract Book
All abstracts submitted will be compiled and published in Programme and Abstract Book (hard copy)


Theme-based Publication by RECSAM
Authors who submitted full papers to participate in the Best Paper Award will be invited to publish their papers in RECSAM theme-based publication. The papers will undergo blind review process by Paper Review Committee. 

If the authors, wish to publish their full papers in a Scopus/ISI journal, the organisers will recommend available publishers to them with their corresponding publication fee to be paid by the authors.   

The organisers may invite authors to publish their full papers in a non-Scopus/ISI journal or in a theme-based publication. The author(s) will sign and complete the copyrights transfer agreement for publication.

SCOPUS Journal:

a.          Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction (MJLI)
b.         Journal Pendidikan IPA Indonesia

Non-SCOPUS Journal:

a.          The Asia Pacific Journal of Educators and Education (APJEE)
b.         Jurnal Pendidikan Malaysia (Malaysian Journal of Education), published by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

c.          Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in South East Asia (JSMESEA), published by SEAMEO RECSAM)
d.         Learning Science and Mathematics (LSM), published on-line by SEAMEO RECSAM


Paper Submission

Guidelines for Abstract Submission (pdf)

Guidelines and Template for Full Paper (pdf)

Guidelines for Poster Submission (pdf)


Conference Registration and Fees

Participants (paper presenters and non-paper presenters) may register online at

The Early Bird rate only applies if registration form and payment are received before or by 15 August 2019. The registration fee will cover costs for admittance to the conference, keynotes, parallel sessions, workshops, poster presentations, conference bag and materials, certificates, facilities, lunches, refreshments, conference banquet and tour during the conference.

Payment can be made by bank draft/ telegraphic transfer/ local order payable to the following address:

Bank Name: Malayan Banking Berhad
Bank A/C: 557157000647
A/C Type: Current Account
Address: 347-H, Gelugor Club Building, 11700, Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia.
(All local and overseas charges are to be borne by the remitter.)

Kindly click here for details of registration fees.


1st Announcement
22 February 2019

Deadline for submission of abstracts
30 May 2019

Deadline for submission of full papers
15 June 2019                 

Deadline for early bird registration
15 August 2019

Confirmation of attendance
15 September 2019


In partnership with:

Ministry of Education, Malaysia (MOE)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
Penang State Education Department (JPN Penang)
Teacher Training Institute Penang Campus (IPG Penang)

In collaboration with:

Universiti Malaya (UM)
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)