Education Ministry conducts realignment of curriculum

THE Education Ministry has carried out a realignment of curriculum for all subjects except for Form Five to ensure quality learning during the Covid-19 pandemic, says Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon.

He said the realignment of curriculum involved changes in content, pedagogy and assessment based on the desired learning outcomes.

“Through the realignment of the curriculum, teachers can plan their teaching and learning (PdP) by adopting the ‘blended learning approach’.

“The approach involves a mix of the face-to-face learning in class technique and a structured

home-based learning, ” he told Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan).

Bung Moktar had asked the ministry to explain its efforts to ensure quality learning could be maintained while physical classes were not in session.

The Education Ministry, Dr Mah said, had provided a home-based teaching and learning (PdPr) manual as a guideline for teachers in the implementation of a structured and well-planned PdP so students could continue learning in an optimum manner.

“The manual covers the approach via online, offline or off-site either by adopting the learning module or project-based learning, ” he added.

He also noted that the ministry would continue to ensure all students would have access to learning.

“For students who do not have access to the Internet or the relevant devices, teachers can take the initiative to deliver materials directly to the students based on the suitability.

“Students can also use copies of textbooks as a guideline, note preparation and summary as well as to draw a concept.”

He added that teachers could assess their students based on the appropriateness and conduct intervention based on the level and the capabilities of the students.

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