Preparing students for global citizenship and the knowledge economy is vital. The variety of technological tools and massive amount of accessible content has presented exciting possibilities in teaching and learning.
Hence, it is critical that Malaysian educators at all levels of education take up the challenge in designing innovative digital environments capitalising on the power of the internet. Educators can ill-afford to wait because the digital native entering educational institutions are most savvy with modern technologies and are demanding more extensive use of these tools in their learning.
Teachers do make a difference. Universties and colleges involved in teacher education have to prepare teachers for the 21st century who will in turn equip learners with knowledge and skills required in the future workplace. The industrial model of teaching and learning may have to be re-vamped to meet the needs of the global knowledge economy.
- John Arul Phillips
Last updated on: January 6, 2013
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The Malaysian Education Blueprint (2013-2025) has been launched. What is a 'blueprint'?. A blueprint is a guide for making something else or a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished or a plan that influences subsequent design or practice [The Free Dictionary by Farlex].
The Malaysian Education Blueprint is all of the above but remains a blueprint until it is operationalised in the classroom. Any attempt to transform education will not matter much if 'what happens in the classroom' on a daily basis is not transformed. Read more ............