Reflection

Introducing Muhammad PBUH to Primary School Kids

I remember many years ago, I was invited to give a talk on our beloved Prophet Muhammad PBUH to Khalifah Model School’s kids. I wasn’t part of the school’s team back then. An outsider, and most of the kids do not know me. My concern was, I like talking. I can talk on and on for long hours. But that would not serve the purpose of the session. It was part of the school’s celebration to commemorate the mawlid of our beloved Prophet sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam .

I need to strategise a way to make the content relevant to the 7-12 years old primary school children. I decided to create a small game.

The Opposite Game
45 minutes session combining a short speech and an interactive game introducing Prophet Muhammad PBUH to young kids.

PT3 o PT3!

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It is hard to say, why parents should be so upset with the recent PT3 results.

As an educationist, I am not into the idea of mass instructions reflected by this centralized series of exam. There are so many reasons, be it economic, political, cultural, or even psychological, why the exams fail to serve justice. Students are individually unique and the standardized exams are always good at ignoring them.

Teachers and schools know their students better and school should have the autonomy to design the assessment based on the uniqueness of each institution. At least, part of it is exercised through this new PT3 where marking is not centralized. And the poor result should be taken as a measurement for improvement at school level, rather than blaming here and there.

There’s nothing to be upset. The result does not determine anything. Not even SPM, not to mention the future of our kid.