HAAW 2015

Human Life Advancement Foundation


For further enquiries, please contact us :-

P.O Box 29 Suite 1B Level 5
Menara Dato' Onn, Putra World Trade Centre
45 Jalan Tun Ismail, 50480 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Tel : 603-2858 7075
Fax : 603-4040 0212
Website: www.hlaf.org.my

  • Tentative Program For HAAW 2015


    30 SEPTEMBER 2015

    8.00 am – 8.30 am


    8.45 am – 9.00 am

    Arrival of YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Chariman of HLAF

    9.00 am – 9.10 am

    Opening & Welcome Address by Mr Junaidi Said, CEO of HLAF

    9.10 am – 10.00 am

    Keynote address & Launching by  YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

    10.00 am - 10.20 am

    HLAF Scholarship Award Presentation

    MOU Exchange

    10.20 am – 10.35 am

    Coffee Break


    Concurrent Session

    10.20 am – 10.40 am

    Press conference  for  HLAF and Media Representatives

    10.40 am – 11.40 am

    A Moment With Tun (for sponsors)

    Session ends at 11.40 am


    10.35 am – 11.05 am

    Prof Toru Iiyoshi

    Deputy Vice President for Education/Director CPEHE, Kyoto University, Japan


    11.05 am – 11.35 am

    Assoc. Prof Dr Mariani Md Nor

    Child Psychiatrist, Malaysia


    11.35 am – 12.05 pm

    Prof Lim Cher Ping

    The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong 


    12.05 pm – 12.35 pm

    Ms Satoko Yano

    Programme Specialist, Education Policy & Reform Unit,  UNESCO Bangkok


    12.35 pm – 2.00 pm

    Lunch Break

    2.00 pm – 2.30 pm

    Dr Suziana Shukor

    Digital Learning Strategist, Camden London Council, United Kingdom


    2.30 pm – 3.00 pm

    Mdm Elmarie Potgeiter

    General Manager-Education Development, LeapEd, Malaysia


    3.00 pm – 3.30 pm

    Dr Habibah Abd Rahim 

    Executive Director- Education Performance and Delivery Unit (PADU)


    3.30 pm – 4.00 pm

    Assoc. Prof Adnan Boyaci

    Chairman- UNESCO Turkish Educational Commitee, Turkey


    4.00 pm – 4.15 pm

    Presentation of Token of Appreciation to Presenters by CEO

    4.15 pm

    End of Presentation

    Coffee /  Networking and Knowledge Sharing


HLAF Annual Award and Workshop (HAAW) 2015


HLAF ANNUAL AWARD & WORKSHOP (HAAW)is a yearly event organized by Human Life Advancement Foundation (HLAF) bringing together people who are willing to cooperate and combine their experiences in the critical issues in education and its role in innovation and development.
This year, we hope to bring together educators, NGOs, administration and business to discuss current development and future perspectives in education at all educational levels and it role in advancing technology development. The workshop will be held at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in September 2015.
The main objective of the HAAW 2015 is to provide a platform for direct interaction and exchange of experiences in between educators, business and administration related to education and its role in innovation. We expect to find answers to pressing questions of the knowledge gap and how new development in educational technologies may help in reducing it and advance technology innovation.
The issues that will be discussed in the workshop are:
•How to attract gifted students at all educational level to science and technology study;
•What is an industry point of view on the current state of art in university level science and technology;
•How to use advanced educational technologies in science and technology education;
•What is appropriate science and technology education in 21st century;
The HAAW 2015 will invite prominent experts in the science and technology education to share their experiences.


 Technology and Innovation in Education

• Future of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Education

• New Educational Technology


Future Education

• Leadership in Education

• Transformation of Educational Administration

• Education for the 21st Century


Early Childhood Education – Technology awareness

• Character Building from Young

• Comprehensive and Global Education

• Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education


For further info, please email info@hlaf.org.my

Speaker Profiles


prof iiyoshi

Toru Iiyoshi is a deputy vice president for education and the director and a professor at the Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education (CPEHE) of Kyoto University. Previously, he was a senior scholar and Director of the Knowledge Media Laboratory at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (1999-2008), and Senior Strategist in the Office of Educational Innovation and Technology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2009-2011).
Dr. Iiyoshi has led research and development efforts that take advantage of emerging technologies to enable educational institutions, programs, faculty, and teachers to transform the knowledge implicit in effective practice and transformation efforts into ideas, theories, and resources that can be shared widely to advance teaching and student learning. His current work areas include educational innovation and technology, open education, technology-enhanced scholarship of teaching and learning, and future higher education systems.
Dr. Iiyoshi is a co-editor of the Carnegie Foundation book, "Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge" (MIT Press, 2008) and an author or co-author of three books including "The Art of Multimedia: Design and Development of The Multimedia Human Body" (1996, in Japanese) and numerous academic and commercial articles. He received the Outstanding Practice Award in Instructional Development and the Robert M. Gagne Award for Research in Instructional Design from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.


Child Psychiarist, Malaysia

Associate Prof. Dr. Mariani Binti Md Nor is the Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, Malaysia (UM) where she is an Associate Professor in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. She received her Ph.D in Education from Bristol University, UK. She is also a lecturer for the MPhil in Early Childhood Education. Previously, she was Program Coordinator for Early Childhood Education at the University of Malaya for over 18 years.
Besides that, she is also a member of the Comparative International Educational Society (CIES) New York, USA, Malaysian Islamic Pre-School Association, Centre of Equity and Innovation for Early Childhood (CEIEC) Australia, and World Association of Early Childhood Educators (WAECE), UK. Her research interests are in Psychology of Early Childhood Education (preschool curriculum, preschool education, preschool teaching, practicum, and children’s learning process), Child and Adolescent Development (cognitive development, socioemotional development and personality), as well as Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Cognitive Psychology.
Associate Prof. Dr. Mariani has presented many papers and been invited as keynote speaker at conferences on Early Childhood Education. She has also written many articles and books related to Early Childhood Education. Her latest publications are Style of Parenting in Educating Children from an Islamic Perspective, Understanding Play in Children's World, Observation and Assessment Skills for Children, Trends and Issues in Play and Creative Expression of Children as well as The Basis of Early Education Programme.
In the course of her research, she had served as Visiting Scholar at the Innovative Early Childhood Centre at the University of Melbourne in Australia for 6 months. She had also visited early childhood education centres in India, Cambodia and Indonesia. Associate Prof. Dr. Mariani Md Nor is very committed and responsible in carrying out her duties as a Dean as well as a lecturer especially in educating the students to achieve excellent results based on the Malaysian National Education Philosophy.


Corporate L&D (Digital Learning)
Camden London Council

dr suzi

Dr Suziana Shukor started her career as a law lecturer in Malaysia. She received her PhD in Law from the University of Kent.She has worked as Northamptonshire County Council’s Corporate Equality Officer and then as a Policy Team Leader for Health and Adult Social Services, Northamptonshire County Council,UK.
She then studied to be a Learning and Development practitioner specialising in corporate, global and mobile learning. She now works for Landon Borough of Camden, UK, leading on digital learning and e-learning development to support the organisation’s new Way of Working to achieve effectiveness and efficiency particularly in the current financial challenges where the public sector must learn to do more with less.
Outside work, Dr Suziana Shukor has also set up a virtual school for Muslims in the West – http://ehsanlearning.com/
She has also set up an online learning, http://learnterra.com/ introducing courses designed from a systems thinking perspective to support NGOs and public sector organisational learning to achieve sustainable effectiveness and efficiency from end-to-end.


Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Hong Kong Institute of Education

Cher Ping is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He was a senior high school Economics teacher in Singapore for more than four years before embarking on an academic career in teacher education and ICT in education. His academic career started in Bristol as a project officer when he was completing his PhD in the use of ICT in Economics Education between 1997-2000. He then joined the National Institute of Education (NIE) in Singapore as a teacher educator and researcher that focused on the use of ICT to enhance teaching and learning in schools. In 2006, he left NIE as an associate professor to join the School of Education at Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Western Australia. Besides working with schools in Western Australia, he worked with Ministries of Education, World Bank, UNESCO, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, USAID, Microsoft and schools in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia and many other Asia-Pacific countries on ICT in education at the school, district and national level. He was also holding on to concurrent appointments of Director, International Partnerships and Director, Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence for Teacher Education and Innovations in the School of Education. In 2010, he left ECU as a Professor of Education for HKIEd to lead and support the enhancing of higher education teaching and learning in the Institute and to contribute to the research and development of ICT in education with a focus on curriculum and assessment.


Programme Specialist in the Education Policy and Reform Unit (EPR)
UNESCO Bangkok

Satoko Yano is a Programme Specialist in the Education Policy and Reform Unit (EPR) at UNESCO Bangkok. At EPR, she leads a team working on education sector planning and management with a specific focus on equity, quality, and efficiency of education systems. She is also heavily involved in providing technical assistance to the UNESCO Member States in the areas of education sector planning and education simulation modeling. She also serves as a Head of the Secretariat of the Asia-Pacific Education Research Institutes Network (ERI-Net), a regional network of education policy research institutes. Through ERI-Net, Satoko leads a regional study on integration of transversal competencies (i.e., 21st century skills) in education policy and practice, a multi-phased policy study covering 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. She joined UNESCO in 2003 at its Headquarters in Paris as a member of a Unit dedicated to global coordination of Education for All. Prior to joining UNESCO Bangkok in 2009, she also worked  in UNESCO Beijing, where she managed UNESCO’s education programmes in China and Mongolia. She holds a BA from University of Tokyo, Japan and a Master’s Degree as well as a PhD from Columbia University, USA.


General Manager-  Education Development 
LeapEd Services

Elmarie is the General Manager Education Development. She has extensive experience in private and public education training, management, development and international transformation projects. Currently Elmarie leads the team responsible for the design and implementation of the Yayasan AMIR Trust Schools Programme. This Programme is aimed at finding a sustainable solution to transformation of Malaysian public schools in order to provide an equitable, meaningful and relevant educational experience to all students, regardless of socio-economic status or geography. Elmarie also leads the ground breaking SOM project which aims at creating a framework for the measurement of holistic student outcomes in 6 domains as defined by the Malaysian Education Blueprint. This project involves collaboration with a group of local and international specialists to create an innovative approach to the assessment of non-tangible educational outcomes. Elmarie is also the educational architect of projects aimed at national education transformation such as Project PreSTasi, involving 426 national principals and coaches, Project GUSTO, a collaborative project with Teach For Malaysia and Yayasan AMIR.

As author of  The Trust School Standards and Principles, and creator of key training programmes such as TeachSmart and LeadEd  (programmes delivered to teachers and principals  in national and international schools resulting in measurable and validated impact on leadership, teaching, student outcomes and parent&community involvement) she expresses her passion for education transformation to ensure that all children have meaningful and equitable access to learning experiences that will equip them with the much needed knowledge and skills needed for ensuring a sustainable future, but also help identify a sense of individual purpose.



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