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Bringing the Malaysian curriculum into the 21st century

Abdullah, Hazlina and Mohd Asraf, Ratnawati (2017) Bringing the Malaysian curriculum into the 21st century. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (8). pp. 7706-7709. ISSN 1936-6612 E-ISSN 1936-7317

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Abstract

This paper discusses the types of knowledge, skills and abilities that young generations of Malaysians should possess throughout their years of schooling and whether the current curriculum is adequate in enabling the students to face the challenges of the 21st century. Grounded in the Malaysian Educational Philosophy, Malaysian Educational Act, and its national Vision 2020, and taking into consideration the needs of the students and the nation in meeting these challenges, this paper proposed a curriculum for young Malaysians based on three key questions proposed by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority; a curriculum that promotes learning from multi-disciplinary studies and that encourages physical, emotional, spiritual, personal and social competencies. In designing this curriculum, the authors stress on the importance of catering to the needs, interests and aspirations of our multi-racial society and the importance of incorporating spiritual and moral values that would help young Malaysians to face these challenges. This paper concludes by proposing a framework adapted from the QCA that could be used as a starting point for the discussions on the 21st century curriculum.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 792/62358
Uncontrolled Keywords: 21st-Century Curriculum, Malaysia, Curriculum Framework, Competencies, Development
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Language & Literacy
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Ratnawati Mohd Asraf
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2018 09:44
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2018 16:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62358

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