Dr Zainal Ariffin Ahmad, FASc
Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)
Dr Zainal Ariffin Ahmad FASc is a Fellow of the Academy of Science Malaysia, Certified Professional Coach under Teamcoach International and Certified Facilitator, Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC).
He served at Northern Illinois University, USA (1989-1994), retired as an Associate Professor, Universiti Sains Malaysia (1994-2010) and was awarded the National Academic Award in 2008. He was a Professor at Universiti Tenaga Nasional until 2015.
Dr Zainal has served as an expert panel to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Human Resources in developing the National Competencies Standards for Teaching and Learning and Facilitation.
Empowering Educators: The Impact of Coaching
“Coaching Beyond Performance” augurs well with the theme “To invest in people, prioritize education” of the UNESCO International Education Day, which was celebrated on 24th January 2023. Coaching as an enabler in the teaching-learning process is an empowering tool for 3R “Rethink, Review, and Reenergize” Education to facilitate inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all. Educators, as coaches, are instrumental in transforming and prioritizing education as well as mobilizing and translating student-learning into action. These can move them towards achieving gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty through education, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.