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Professor Emeritus Dato’ Dr Aminah Ayob

Perak, Malaysia

Professor Emeritus Dato’ Dr Aminah Ayob is a professor of Education at Sultan Idris Education University (SIEU), where she headed the varsity as Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic and International from 2006-2008, and as Vice Chancellor from 2008 to 2011. Before coming to SIEU, Professor Aminah was Dean of the School of Educational Studies at University Science Malaysia in Penang. Throughout her academic career, she has conducted various research projects on science education and the learning and development of children, and has been on education policy committees both at the national and international level. In 2006, Professor Aminah led a team of experts in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) to develop a national curriculum, the PERMATA Negara, and training modules for ECCE professionals. As the Chairman of the Technical Committee for PERMATA, she is currently conducting research on STEM Education for PERMATA children, in which she and her team developed the ‘Project-based Inquiry Learning’ pedagogy: a four-phase, integrated, whole-brain learning technique of teaching STEM to young learners.


Early Childhood Education



Associate Professor Dr. Yeo Kee Jiar

Johor, Malaysia

Associate Professor Dr. Yeo Kee Jiar has been a lecturer attached to Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor since 1998. She began her career as a school teacher in Kuching, Sarawak. She advanced to her next academic position as lecturer in two Teachers’ Training Colleges.  Soon after earning her Master Degree from UTM, Skudai, she continued her academician career in the current university in the field of Educational Psychology. With background in Malay Language Studies and her  qualification in Educational Psychology as well as her vast experience and involvement in the field of education, her expertise and interest covers a wide scope which includes educational psychology, school psychology, early childhood education, educational assessment, and  special education. Her academic and professional endeavour that includes teaching, research, publication and consultation are around these areas. Her notable achievements or awards include as a Munsyi Dewan under Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (Malay for The Institute of Language and Literature) (abbreviated DBP), Head of Monitoring Team of a national early childhood Program called PERMATA NEGARA for Johor state, National Panel of Quality for PERMATA Program, consultant on development of  psychometric instrumentation and early childhood project and professional sharing with many organizations and educational institutions in courses, workshops, and seminars. Throughout her service in UTM, she has received a number of awards related to her service and research at university and national levels. She is also actively involved in the movement of Down Syndrome association in Malayisa She has been leading a few research with grants and published in many journals and written a few books mainly on Bahasa Malaysia for school students. 


Early Childhood Education



Penang, Malaysia

Professor Dr. Anna Christina Abdullah has been an academic staff member of the School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia since 1993. Besides being a lecturer, she has also held a number of administrative positions such as Coordinator ofthe Basic Education Research Unit, Porgramme Chairperson, Deputy Dean, Acting Dean and Director of Community Network of USM's Division of Industry & Community Network. She is also the Chairperson of the Preschool Education Committee of The Penang Education Council. Her current research interests include multicultural education, children's speech development, and teachers' intercultural competence. 


Curriculum Studies

Elementary Education

Preschool Education

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Dr. Aminah Bee Bt Mohd Kassim

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr. Aminah Bee Bt Mohd Kassim has more than 30 years in service in the Ministry of Health. Involved in policy development, planning of health services, monitoring and evaluation of health services related to children and children with special needs. Also involved in development of manuals and guidelines, training and research. 


Family Health

Associate Professor Dr Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Malaysia

Associate Professor Dr Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin (MBBS (Malaya), Masters in Paediatrics (Malaya), Fellowship Paediatric Endocrnology & Diabetes (USA)) is currently The Head of Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya. He is also a Consultant Paediatrician and Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist at the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya. He completed his fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), USA after obtaining his MBBS and Masters in Paediatrics, both from University Malaya.  


Paediatric Endocrinologist (National Specialist Register (NSR) Certified 2010)

Paediatric (National Specialist Register (NSR) Certified 2007)

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