An education system and its transformation do not rely solely on individuals, not even who is appointed as the minister. He or she can be an accelerator, but change requires intelligent accountabilities. Believing that a minister in his or her capacity as an individual can change the education system, might…
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“Thank you for coming. After one month schooling, I want to share with you some feedback regarding your kid,” Sam said.
“Thank you for arranging the session and having me today,” I replied.
“I found your kid struggle in Mathematics but at the same time, very strong in Arts, ” Sam showed me some notes she made about my kid’s learning progress.
“Yes, that is very true. I didn’t mention anything to you and somehow was hoping that you will discover it at one point,” I said.
“So, I will use the strength to overcome the challenge. I will use more Arts to explain Mathematical concepts to your kid. That might help your kid to sense the logic easier and faster!” Sam shared her strategy to assist my kid.
I was speechless.
Learning in the 21st century is no longer compounded of what happened within the classroom’s wall.
The traditional idea of education and schooling served well the needs of the industrial society, but current and future life
Changing operational culture as well as the pedagogical culture is hard, but the manipulation of architecture and interior design of learning spaces is another way to enhance changes
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“I am sorry because I feel like I am using you to cover my weakness,” the teacher said.
“No, you shouldn’t see it that way. You are doing something that all teachers should do.
Last year, one of the teachers from my school back home in Malaysia asked me a favour. She invited me to share my thoughts with her students in the history class she is in charge. They were discussing “the importance of awareness in the nation building”.
Learning in our master program is unique.
We had very few traditional form of lectures.
Only twice written final exams.
Most of the learning were designed to be done by DOING.
In our Learning of Expertise course, we were experiencing the process related to knowledge transfer from novice to expert. Students are expected to identify and develop their expertise from the course.
In this narration, which tells us about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his students in the words of Malik bin al-Huwairith (r.a), Muhammad was concluded by his student as a teacher with love and passion, easy to deal with, he was not only concerned with the subject, but sensitive enough to the students’ state of emotion, showed genuine interest to know the details, the students trusted him to share their personal matters, and he responded amazingly acknowledging the needs without belittling them.