Christina Chin

Recent and archived articles by Christina Chin

11 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Promoting interest in STEM

THE next time you’re worried about parking, check your app.

Ahmad Tajuddin (third right) sharing a light moment with Dr Siti Hamisah who was touring the KLESF exhibition.
5 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Learning made more meaningful without exams

PETALING JAYA: The move to abolish exams will lead to less stress for lower primary pupils, says the Education director-general.

4 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Dear Minister...

ON May 20, Elmarié Potgieter penned a heart-felt, open letter to Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik. Her Facebook post has since garnered over 2,800 shares on the social media platform - on top of the hundreds of personal responses received.

Potgieter wants to empower teachers.
4 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Ten schools to join student e-portfolio trial run next year

PETALING JAYA: E-portfolios, used to track student’s learning progress, will be introduced in 10 pilot secondary schools from next year.

4 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Going beyond exams

TO cope with the intensified demand for a highly skilled, progressive, and adaptable workforce, the creation, updating, and application of knowledge, is vital, says Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) CEO Naser Jaafar.

Genosis training for teachers, school improvement specialist coaches, district education officers and Institute of Teacher Education Malaysia lecturers in Putrajaya.
1 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Survey shows most Malaysians speak good English

PETALING JAYA: A global survey on English skills has placed Malaysia in the “high proficiency” bracket with the Philippines.

28 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

National athletes make their mark

WHEN national hockey star Mohammad Fitri Saari was studying for a degree, he was also juggling a young family and training.

(From left) Athletes Atiqah, Khoo, Mohd Fitri, Pandalela Rinong and Cheah throw their mortar boards in the air in jubilation after graduating from Universiti Malaya. — Photos: ART CHEN/The Star
28 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

How to become a doctor

TOP students failing to get into medical courses in public varsities, is a perennial issue.

Being persistent in your academic accomplishment, says Prof Zaleha, is equally fundamental in pursuing a medical course.
28 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

The reality about medicine

WE have too many doctors compared to houseman spots available.

Parents shouldn’t force their children to do medicine, says Dr Mohamed.
27 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Digital textbooks for schools soon

PETALING JAYA: Schools are going digital with the introduction of e-textbooks next year, a surprise announcement by the Deputy Edu­cation Minister but not an entirely unwelcome one.

Going online: Under the new system, students will be able to download their textbooks as PDF files.