RE­THINK­ING

We should not feel shy in ad­dress­ing cur­rent chal­lenges and lim­i­ta­tions of our ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem

New Straits Times - - Opinion -

THERE are Malaysians who are dis­sat­is­fied with the ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem and are look­ing for ap­proaches be­yond the top­down class­room model.

The Malaysian ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem should un­dergo a par­a­digm shift in the teach­ing and learn­ing process to pre­pare the younger gen­er­a­tion for the 2050 Na­tional Trans­for­ma­tion Pro­gramme.

What and how we teach our chil­dren to­day will de­ter­mine the at­ti­tude, values, so­cial aware­ness as well as skills of to­mor­row’s cit­i­zens. Per­haps, it is the right time to re­think the goal of ed­u­ca­tion.

Is it to so­cialise young peo­ple so they can fit into the fab­ric of so­ci­ety? Is it to train a work­force for busi­ness and in­dus­tries? Is it to in­tro­duce young peo­ple to

TUES­DAY, MAY 2, 2017

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