Fatimah Petra

Fatimah Petra
Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam · Department of Schools (Science College Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan, MSPSBS)

PhD Biology Education, MA.Ed Institutional Management & Leadership, B Sc. Science Education

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Introduction
I am a teacher and still loves to teach, especially teaching Biology to teenagers. It's full of challenges, yet that makes me excited, to beat that challenge. I have former students who now become fellow teachers. I also have former students whom still come and visit me. That makes teaching life fullfilled. I'm still doing research but writing is still on hold. For now, I'm rebuilding my website for the preparation of blended learning at www.xtraintelligent.com. Come and visit!
Additional affiliations
July 2019 - present
Benchlab.co
Position
  • Instructor
Description
  • Instructor of Academic Writing 101
January 2013 - December 2017
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Position
  • Doctoral Graduate
Description
  • Development and Evaluation of ICT-based Inquiry Instructions for Secondary Biology Students in Brunei Darussalam
October 2010 - October 2020
Science College Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan, Jalan Muara
Position
  • Special Education Officer
Description
  • Currently Assistant Head of Student Affairs Section, Head of Assemblies, Head of Monitors, Supervising Teacher of Build My Future Club, Subject Teacher of Year 9 & Year 10 Biology, Head of Careers Centre, School Coordinator for NUSHS Singapore and Science College Brunei Twinning Programme and lots more..
Education
January 2013 - December 2016
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Field of study
  • Ph.D in Science Education
October 2004 - September 2005
University of Southampton
Field of study
  • MA (Ed.) Institutional Management and Leadership for Professional Development
July 1995 - July 1999
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Field of study
  • B.Sc. Education (Major in Biology, Minor in Mathematics)

Publications

Publications (44)
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This paper will reflect on the experiences of an educator who had supervised students in a number of science projects entered for competitions organised regionally and internationally. Personal experiences and difficulties faced are shared and possible solutions are discussed. Various factors that affected the progress of the science projects and h...
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Teachers can make the learning of Biology fun. This short article explores four ways on how to make the teaching of Biology fun.
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This paper describes a new tool based on activities carried out within the school environment. The process enables evaluation of the relationship between school-based activities (SBA) and students' development. Guides on weightings of assessment are given. There is some discussion of the perceived benefits of the SBA tool.
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The ability to express ideas and thoughts in a language understood by others is vital, particularly in writing research articles. In recent times, English language has turned to be the common language for research writing and such has poses a challenge to the non-native English writers who have to write their research articles in English in their p...
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This paper reveals the experience of a young member of a non-profitable organisation in managing a team of professionals in Brunei Darussalam. In a team, the experience of managing has not been as scary as expected; positions taken, however, must be firm and effective. Being a leader of the contingency approach type, actions and responses are based...
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One of the performance descriptors for students’ learning from the Brunei Teacher Standards (BTS) teacher performance appraisal is collaboration. Using the descriptors, collaboration is measured by the percentage of students having shared responsibility during a lesson’s activity, students’ ability in making decisions, and successful negotiation in...
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Introducing the first version of ICT-based Inquiry Instructions or IBII (for Year 9 - 11 Biology students). IBII is a learning delivery programme created using TPaCK.
Presentation
A conference presentation to introduce the ICT-based Inquiry Instructions for the first-ever by sharing the research preliminary results to an audience.
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Paper presented to cluster 3 science teachers hosted by Maktab Sains Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan.
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore how web-based science curriculum materials designed to develop autonomous learners can succeed in Brunei. In this instruction, designed to prepare students to independently explore new topics, students and teachers take new roles. Students collaborate with a peer to engage in inquiry and teachers mo...
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The International Conference of Early Childhood Care and Education 2014: Recalling the first Education for All goal, written in the Dakar Framework for Action which urges in "expanding and improving comprehensive early childhood care and education, especially for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children", and the second goal of the Millennium...
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In communications, the ability to express coherently in a language understood by others is vital. A common language for cross-boundary, cross-culture and cross-continents is English language. This becomes a challenge for non-native speakers to write in English in their research articles to enable access and read by many. This paper intends to discu...
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Teachers need to play their role in producing citizens that are knowledgeable and highly skilled, in achieving the nation's Vision 2035.
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Sketches of in mind and in heart of a PhD student.
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Towards the end of the first batch products, let's enjoy these pictures as ideas for preparing tomatoes at home.
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Currently, there are 5 ways employed in order to market our tomatoes. Unfortunately, demand is high as our supply minimized.
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There are two types of tomato being planted.
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The newly implemented 21st century education system in Brunei Darussalam, SPN 21, places a great emphasis on the integration of technology and real-life problem solving in classroom practices across the curriculum. Towards achieving this goal the Brunei Ministry of Education has launched the concept of Whole School ICT Development (WSID) under the...
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An apple a day doesn't just send the doctors away, it ripens fruit faster!
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It takes about 2 weeks or more for the tomatoes to ripen after plucking. This type of tomato allows time for shipment to take place i.e. suitable for export.
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One of the challenges we face, as proposed in our SWOT analysis for tomato fertigation.
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The Beginning of a New Chapter in Life.
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First informal 3 - minute thesis presentations organised by SHBIE - PHDians.
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Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (SHBIE) first 3 -minute thesis 'presentation'. Its an informal activity organised by PHDians of SHBIE, Universiti Brunei Darussalam on 8th March 2014. The event was named 'Oh Tesisku!' or Oh My Thesis!. The real competition will be held in August 2014.
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Activities conducted by PhD candidates of SHBIE, UBD.
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Activities conducted by PhD candidates of SHBIE, UBD.
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http://roseproject.no/about/rose-brief.html ROSE, The Relevance of Science Education, is an international comparative project meant to shed light on affective factors of importance to the learning of science and technology. Key international research institutions and individuals work jointly on the development of theoretical perspectives, research...
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Activities conducted by PhD candidates of SHBIE, UBD
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Sharing Best Practices teaching science
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Pictures speak a thousand words.
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Careers education and guidance programmes make a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. They help young people make decisions and manage transitions as learners and workers. It is vital that young people have the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices.
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What are the best practices in teaching Science? What are the qualities expected to be obtained by students as outcomes to the learning of the best practices in Science? What are the provisions to become a dynamic science teacher? This interactive session will require active participation from participants. The presenter will lead a discussion sess...
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This study involved two separate case studies in Brunei Darussalam, with elements of action research in two different science classrooms, from two secondary schools with different catchments. Three main aims were put forward in this research, that is: to promote students’ talk in science classrooms; to elevate interest in students towards science;...
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Abstract and Introduction of the Relevance of Science Education
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This is a short report by a Master student on her experience in collecting data using ROSE questionnaire through an online platform. Due to limited data, the author is inviting fellow researchers from Brunei Darussalam to conduct the same questionnaire properly and accordingly for 15 - year old Science students in all secondary schools in Brunei Da...
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In a team, the experience of managing has not been as scary as expected; positions taken, however, must be firm and effective. In the long term, it is imperative to take proper management courses such as I am currently undertaking. A clear approach should be followed to influence positive argument in the collegiate group; the approach should be re...
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A survey of a group of camp participants was conducted in Brunei Darussalam. In this paper, a full report of the research process is given, including the evaluation and ethical considerations of the survey. 64% of camp participants responded, enabling the construction of a conference paper.
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Brunei Association for Science Education, BASE is promoting Science and Technology education through science camp sponsored by Brunei Shell Petroleum Company. The activities conducted were relevant to the National Curriculum and elicit participants’ skills and personal capabilities. Feedbacks evident to BASE Science camp success is given and furthe...
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Belutak and Budu kupang are two local fermented foods in Brunei. Belutak is made up of salted minced meat stuffed into casings of cow's or buffalo's small intestines. The main ingredients of Budu Kupang are mussel and salt. This study reveals the nutritive and mineral content, and microflora of both fermented food products. The preparations of Belu...
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How to make Belutak?
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Basal area increment in a mixed dipterocarp and heath forest of Brunei Darussalam

Questions

Questions (51)
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Dear colleagues, kindly share your tips on transcribing:
1. Interview,
2. Video analysis.
I appreciate your experiences shared.
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I am looking for references that discusses about students' dropping out from research especially of long-term research. Your kind response is appreciated.
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I have only collected a few based on ICT in Science education. What about for Biology?
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If you have ever been conference rapporteur or in the organising team, kindly share your experience. Your feedback is very much appreciated.

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Project
An extension to my PhD thesis - Development and Evaluation of ICT-based Inquiry Instructions on Biology students in Brunei Darussalam.