Introduction On the 2nd of June 2022, Malaysia’s education minister announced the abolishment of the Pentaksiran Tingkatan 3 (Form 3 Assessment) or ‘PT3’ for short. PT3 was created to move away from the PMR’s sole focus on exams and to place less attention on “ranking” and “number of A’s.” Regrettably, PT3 was still regarded as […]
In Part 2 of this article, Superdiversity and Bangsa Malaysia, I reviewed the background of the rift and the makings of policies, as well as its intentions. Now let’s review the policies, implementations of it and its failures, and how just like some languages in this country, forgotten and moribund policies, which are created for […]
Part 2: Superdiversity and Bangsa Malaysia In part 1 of this article; Malaysia: People, Culture, Colonisers and Languages, I have reviewed the cultural and historical background and languages in Malaysia, this time around let’s delve into the prospects taken by the government in aiding this diverse community. As Malaysia grew to exercise its autonomy after […]
At first glance, the word ‘merit’ does not imply any form of tyrannical bent. But according to Michael J. Sandel , the ‘tyranny of merit’ refers to a society that valorizes those who are highly educated and credentialed but stigmatizes those who lack these elements at their disposal. He also stated that merit isn’t solely […]
Penggunaan kemahiran motor amat berkait rapat dengan integrasi sensori kanak-kanak. Menurut Mahfuzah Zainol (2017), aktiviti kemahiran motor kasar merupakan kemahiran yang perlu dikuasai kanak-kanak. Aktiviti ini memberi impak kepada kemahiran-kemahiran yang diperlukan dalam pembelajaran seperti kemahiran menulis, menumpukan perhatian, mengikut arahan, kemahiran sosial dan interaksi. Maka dengan itu, PPKI Sekolah Kebangsaan Serom 8 mengambil inisiatif […]
I think of the time where I was in my Form 5 students class last year. It was an afternoon class, and we were supposed to do another trial examination paper from some states. Instead, we chose to watch “The White Tiger”, a newly-released Hindi movie on Netflix. I keenly observed some of my students […]
Pengajaran subjek muzik kepada murid berkeperluan khas secara atas talian adalah sangat mencabar, tapi dalam masa yang sama, mampu memberi nilai yang besar dan mengujakan. Berikut adalah sedikit tips daripada saya tentang bagaimana mengajar muzik kepada murid berkeperluan khas dengan lebih berkesan. 1. Kenalpasti murid anda secara individu. Kenalpasti latar belakang keluarga murid kita. Adakah […]
As I entered the classroom to teach early this year, the first thing that caught my attention was the number of boys. It was the top class of Form 3 (which was considered the academic adept class) – there were a total of 34 students, and only 8 were boys. It didn’t alarm me just […]
“…while PISA does not make money for OECD, the product of PISA enables OECD to participate and eventually, become a key actor in education governance.” Every 3 years, talks on educational policies are magnified in the media as the vertical-positioned ranking table of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is released to much fanfare. […]
“…the continued domination of the colonizer in a time of globalization.” Neocolonialism is practically colonialism through the backdoor, where former colonies continue to depend on colonial masters in terms of political, economic, cultural, as well as psychological dependence. The term neo-colonialism was first coined by Kwame Nkrumah, who was Ghana’s first president, through his book […]
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