One year later – has our children’s learning been transformed?

On 19 May 2018, the Founder of RITE Education, Ms Elmarié Potgieter, wrote an open letter to YB Dr Maszlee bin Malik, the then newly-appointed Minister of Education in Malaysia. This letter went viral on Facebook and was later covered by a national newspaper, The Star.

In April 2019, Elmarié wrote a follow-up letter to YB Dr Maszlee, and two months later, she was interviewed by BFM, Malaysia’s only independent radio station focused on business news and current affairs. The interview revolved around the education transformation agenda in Malaysia, also applicable across other developing countries.

Elmarié’s interview was aired on 10 July 2019. Listen to the interview below!

Furthermore, do check out Elmarié’s recent keynote presentation on “Education as a Driver for Social Cohesion and Unity” at the 12th Malaysia Plan Kick-off Conference.

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Twelfth Malaysia Plan Kick-Off Conference organised by the Ministry of Economic Affairs alongside United Nations Malaysia & The World Bank, 1 July 2019 @ Putrajaya Marriott Hotel

Every 5 years, the government of Malaysia comes up with a development plan along with its implementation framework. The Twelfth Malaysia Plan (12MP) focuses on three dimensions: economic empowerment, environmental sustainability, and social re-engineering. Its goal is to ensure that Malaysia becomes a developed, dynamic and prosperous country, whilst sharing and distributing the benefits of national growth in a fair and sustainable manner for all Malaysians.

Social cohesion is an important aspect of the 12MP policies and initiatives. Local challenges and global trends have to be considered in formulating the strategies and programmes, and this Kick-Off Conference gathers various experts and stakeholders from various institutions including government bodies and NGOs to facilitate a multilateral sharing of ideas.

Elmarié with Nigel (Business Development Manager) and Qasim (Education Intern)

Founder of RITE Education, Ms Elmarié Potgieter, was invited to engage in a panel on Education as a Driver for Social Cohesion and Unity. Elmarié relates Jensen’s Framework of Social Cohesion (Jensen, J. SRA-321, 1998, Strategic Research and Analysis Directorate, Department of Canadian Heritage, Ottawa.) to the delivery of education.

For the full video of Elmarié’s keynote, click here!


7th International Conference on Teaching, Education & Learning (ICTEL) by Eurasia Research

On 25 June 2019, the Founder of RITE Education, Ms Elmarié Potgieter, delivered a keynote at the 7th ICTEL conference in Kuala Lumpur. The keynote topic was Let’s Not Get Lost in Translation: Implementing International Best Practices and Localising Curriculum Content.

95 participants from 13 countries including Indonesia, the Philippines, Uzbekistan and United Arab Emirates, submitted their educational research entries for this conference, with 20 selected for presentations and technical sessions.

The Teaching and Education Research Association (TERA) is an international community of researchers, practitioners, students and educationists for the development of ideas in the field of teaching and education. TERA brings together over 4,500 professionals across Asia, Europe and Africa, encouraging intellectual development and creating opportunities for networking and collaboration. Eurasia Research provides professional services and promotes conferences organised by TERA.