The Cambodia 1st International Conference on Mentoring Educators

The National Institute of Education, December 21-23, 2020, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Welcome to CICME_2020!

We are proud to announce the 1st International Conference on Mentoring Educators in Cambodia, which will be held both at NGPRC and also as a simultaneous virtual conference. 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 CICME_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, both online and in-person. 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?)

Submission of Contributed Talks/ Poster Presentation

Participants are invited to present research projects, creative ideas, and skills development efforts that pertain to online and in-person Mentoring. Contributors are asked to submit a one-page (300-500 words) abstract by November 20, 2020. Contributors can select from several presentation formats.

Two formats are available for presentations physically at NGPRC:
  • workshop (30 minutes)
  • paper presentation.
Two formats are available for virtual, online presentations:
  • live Question/Answer Session (20 minutes) about pre-posted video (20 minute)
  • virtual workshop or panel discussion with online participation (30 minutes).

Instructions to submit videos and other supporting documents will be sent separately. Acceptance will be given by November 21, 2020, and the final program will be posted shortly after. Proposals must be in English, which is the language of the conference.

All submitted proposals must provide the following information:
Research Paper Workshop Virtual Presentation
1. Title of the paper 1. Title of the workshop 1. Title of video (20 minutes)
2. Objectives and research questions 2. Short Description 2. Objectives and research questions
3. Significance of the study 3. Objectives 3. Significance of the study
4. Theoretical/conceptual framework 4. Procedure 4. Theoretical/conceptual framework
5. Methodology 5. Implication/ Significance 5. Methodology
6. Findings 6. Requested Session time 6. Findings

To register online and upload your files, use the CICME Online Registration form: (Firefox or Chrome browser)

To register by email, send your abstract in MS Word and PDF file to Mr. Srou Lihol: [email protected]/ Mr. Stanislas Kowalski: [email protected] / [email protected] . When registering, please follow the below criteria:

Email subject CICME_2020 Proposal
File name CICME_2020_proposal_name.docx, CICME_2020_proposal_name.pdf
Length 300 to 500 words
Deadline 20 November 2020

Invitation letters and letter for visa application can be issued upon request by providing your complete salutation, institutional details and position to Dr. SUN Somara: [email protected]/ [email protected] , Mr. Phe Saorith: [email protected] / [email protected]

Registration fees

There is no charge for Virtual Conference Presenters and Participants Fees for Presenters and Participants who will physically be at NGPRC

  • 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 November 30, 2020.


No. Name of Committee Country Responsible E-Mail
1 Prof. Jean Francois Maheux Canada Chairman [email protected]
2 Prof. Genaro V. Japos Philippines Co-Chairman [email protected]
3 Dr. Katherine Prammar USA Secretary [email protected]
4 Prof. TOH Tin Lam Singapore Member [email protected]
5 Prof. Kim Yeon Soo Korea Member [email protected]
6 Prof. Chan Roath Cambodia Member [email protected]
7 Assoc. Prof. Maitree Inprasitha Thailand Member [email protected]
8 Assoc. Prof. Kelly King Japan Member [email protected], [email protected]
9 Dr. Daavid Väänänen Finland Member [email protected]
10 Mr. Henry Ong Singapore Member [email protected]
11 Mr. Stanislas Kowalski France Member [email protected]


No. Name of Committee Institutions Responsible E-Mail
1 Prof. Chan Roath NGPRC, Manager Chairman [email protected]
2 Dr. Nou Vira NIE Vice-Chairman [email protected]
3 Dr. Set Seng Director, PTEC Vice-Chairman [email protected]
4 Dr. Sun Somara NGPRC Secretary [email protected]
5 Mr. Chi Kim Y NGPRC Member [email protected]
6 Mr. Kong Maneth NGPRC Member [email protected]
7 Mr. Srou Lihol NGPRC Member [email protected]
8 Mr. Phe Saorith NGPRC Member [email protected]
9 Mr. Mao Sareurn NIE Member 012832329
10 Mr. Morn Monine NIE Member 010317494/085908545
11 Mr. Leng Borey NIE Member 012911582
12 Mrs. Um Sorphorn NIE Member 078562222
13 Mrs. Christine HEI Member 092281747/061777007 [email protected]

Keynote Speakers

  • His Excellency Academician, Prof. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia
  • His Excellency Academician, Prof. Neth Barom, Adviser of Royal Academy of Cambodia
Plenary Speakers Invited Speakers
Prof. Jean Francois Maheux (Canada) Dr. Katherine Prammar (USA)
Prof. Genaro V. Japos (Philippine) Dr. Daavid Väänänen (Finland)
Prof. TOH Tin Lam (Singapore) Dr. Sieng Sovanna (Cambodia)
Prof. Kim Yeon Soo (Korea) Dr. Set Seng (Cambodia)
Prof. Chan Roath (Cambodia) Dr. Dy Sam Sideth (Cambodia)
Assoc. Prof. Maitree Inprasitha (Thailand) ...
Assoc. Prof. Kelly King (Japan) ...
Contributing Speakers
Mr. Henry Ong (Singapore) Mr. Stanislas Kowalski (France)
Mr. John Edmonds Mr. Ul Run (Cambodia)
Mr. Kurt Bredenberg (USA) Instructors and Students from NGPRC
Mr. Phan Bunnath (Cambodia) ...

Conference Program at NGPRC:

  • Keynote Speakers: 50 (30+20) minutes
  • Plenary Speakers: 45 (30+15) minutes
  • Invited Speakers: 30 (20+10) minutes
  • Contributing Speakers: 30 (20+10) minutes

For further information, please email to the conference secretariat.

A. For participants from abroad.
B.For local participants.

Conference Registration Form (Online or Email) (Firefox or Chrome browser)

CICME will contact you separately to process donations and fees, and to provide a formal receipt from KAPE.

Please email your abstract in MS. Word and PDF file to Mr. Srou Lihol: [email protected]/ Mr. Stanislas Kowalski: [email protected] / [email protected] by following the below criteria:

Email subject CICME_2020 Proposal
File name CICME_2020_proposal_name.docx, CICME_2020_proposal_name.pdf, CICME_2020_proposal_name.mp4
Length 300 to 500 words
Deadline 20 November 2020