Saturday, September 27, 2008

New curriculum to make learning fun and rewarding

This is an excerpt from today's news. Another attempt at righting the education system here. In theory, it sounds good. I shan't say more.

Providing an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience for pupils -- that’s the aim of the new curriculum in primary schools to be introduced in 2010....

Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said on Thursday that a new curriculum would make learning more holistic and less examination-oriented.

Malaysian Examinations Syn- dicate (MES) director Dr Salbiah Ismail said the aim of having school-based assessment was to focus on the development of the individual as a whole.

“We want to be able to tell parents about their children’s achievements instead of the current emphasis on scoring As in centralised examinations,” she said.

She said pupils would be assessed using several approaches, including psychometric tests as well as achievement in extra-curricular activities and sports.

The full article can be found here.

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