The Cambodia 1st International Mentoring Educators Conference 2020

The National Institute of Education, August 3-5, 2020, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Welcome to CIMEC-2020!

We are proud to announce the 1st International Conference on Mentoring Educators in Cambodia. The purpose of the conference is to discuss various modalities and opportunities to mentor educators, and thereby help them develop their competencies. Researchers, teacher trainers, advisors and consultants from Asia and around the globe are invited to join us in Cambodia to share knowledge and experiences with our developing community. We also hope the conference might be the occasion to promote and initiate international cooperation among participants as this relates to mentoring.

The conference will be held in cooperation with the Asian Society of Teachers for Research and other professional societies in the region, and supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MOEYS), Cambodia with Kampuchea Action to Promote Education (KAPE). It is organized by New Generation Pedagogical Research Center (NGPRC), National Institute of Education (NIE) and sponsored by Child Fund Cambodia (CF), Franks Family Foundation (FFF, UK), Singapore International Mathematics Contest Center (SIMCC, Singapore), Jeong Gong International Education and Culture (JGIEC, Korea), and other interested parties.

The theme of CIMEC-2020 is “Mentoring and Professional Development for Educators” and the objectives are as follows:

  1. To provide a forum for research findings from the international community;
  2. To introduce new pathways to excellence in education through action and innovation;
  3. To share best teaching practices and use research findings to solve school problems;
  4. To share mentoring experiences and skills;
  5. To establish partnership and collaborations between researchers across the globe;
  6. To disseminate results of thesis/dissertation activities in tertiary education; and
  7. To draw new perspectives in solving educational and organizational problems and issues.

This conference will be held in English; it will provide opportunities for participants to share and hear about various ideas, programs, research, and also discuss the challenges associated with mentoring educators. It will thus provide a forum for the participants to meet and exchange common interest, in both a formal and informal atmosphere. The theme of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • Principles and Systems of Mentoring
  • Research and Mentoring, Research on Mentoring
  • Mentoring in a Digital World
  • Becoming an Effective Mentor
  • Professional Ethics & Mentoring
  • Research on Mentoring for Industrial Revolution 4.0
  • Measuring Mentor Performance
  • Best Practices in Mentoring
  • Emerging Theories on Mentoring
  • Research Reviews of the Literature (RRL) on Mentoring
  • New Framework for Mentoring in an Asian Context
  • Mentoring Across Borders
  • Peer Mentoring/ Peer Tutoring
  • Overview of mentoring systems in the world
  • The mentoring system promoted by the New Generation Pedagogical Research Center (School-Based Mentors)
  • Experiences in mentoring, a review of the first practicum of NGPRC
  • Remote mentoring with the Observic Platform, a revolutionary mentoring software
  • Mentoring vs. Inspection (School inspections in Singapore)
  • Professional Learning Community Development (PLC)
  • Crisis in teacher recruitment (Comparing the teacher vocation crisis in the West and in developing countries)
  • Assessing mentoring systems
  • Reforming the teacher training system in Cambodia and the Region
  • Decentralized School Management Systems in Cambodia (e.g., New Generation School Reforms)
  • Trying New Teaching Methods: Risk and Feedback
  • Teacher training in the NGS network (PPP interactions between NGOs and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport)
  • Policy Shifts Away from In-service Teacher Training to School-based Mentoring
  • Alternative Approaches to Teacher Education (How can schools train their teachers when they don’t follow the mainstream approaches?)

Registration fees

  • International Presenters and Participants 200 USD
  • International Student Participants 120 USD
  • Accompanying Person 100 USD
  • Local Participants 75 USD
  • Local Student Participants 50 USD

The fees include the conference materials, daily coffee breaks and lunch, and the welcome conference dinner.

The registration fees are payable before June 30, 2020.

For further information, please email to the conference secretariat:

A.For participants from abroad.

B.For local participants.