WE REFER to the report, “A move in the right direction” (StarEdu, Dec 16).
Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) would like to thank Dr Gan Siowck Lee for her invaluable feedback and input as a seasoned curriculum and instruction specialist on the Genosis Programme.
The points brought up regarding efforts to ensure the Genosis Programme’s success - comprising its planning, implementation, stakeholders’ involvement and inclusion of a truly eclectic section of the schooling population – are at the core of AIM’s education team’s roll out initiative for this programme.
Rest assured that the AIM team has continued to work very closely with the Education Ministry and other relevant stakeholders, to ensure there are no misalignments between the Genosis Programme and any of the current national education enhancement programmes and initiatives. This makes the programme easily understandable and implementable with a clear focus on the significant improvement of learning and teaching in schools.
At the heart of Genosis lies cooperative and collaborative learning, with a strong leaning towards Higher Order Thinking Skills and Inquiry-Based Learning. With the provision of comprehensive professional development, teaching tools and learning resources, we believe teachers would be able to support students in successfully acquiring the full range of 21st century aptitudes.
In order to ensure the successful implementation of the programme, the AIM team will work with the school leaders and other stakeholders to closely guide, support and monitor the progress of each school.
Both on-site visits and remote consultations will be conducted at each school with the intent of being supportive assessments for the school to enable them to celebrate successes, identified strengths as well as to sharpen their focus on areas for development.
We believe that the Genosis Programme will contribute significantly to further developing high quality learning and teaching in our schools that is underpinned by 21st century cognitive, social and emotional learning skills that cultivate a thinking culture across the education system set forth in the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025.
AGENSI INOVASI MALAYSIA
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