New education policy will help foster digital savvy students, says Fadhlina

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 28 Nov 2023

KAJANG: The Education Ministry’s Digital Education Policy will see to it that all of Malaysia's students will be digitally-savvy.

Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek said this can be achieved by enabling educators and school leaders to integrate digital technology into the learning ecosystem.

"This digitally literate generation is essential as the country prepares to face technological and digital changes," she said when launching the policy on Tuesday (Nov 28).

Besides producing digital-savvy students, she said there were five other core thrusts in the policy.

They were having digitally-competent educators; visionary digital leadership culture; improving infrastructure and infostructure; having digital education content and committed strategic partners.

The policy was approved by the Cabinet on May 26 and would be in effect from 2023 until 2030.

On March 20, Education director-general Datuk Pkharuddin Ghazali said the policy’s direction was towards digital education so that children could have more interesting learning resources which could have a big impact on their understanding.

It was previously reported that the policy would encompass the entire learning ecosystem so it went beyond schools, higher education institutions, parents and teachers; it involved infrastructure, infostructure and the entire community.

The policy was about the innovative use of digital technology to produce a generation that was not just digitally literate, but also digitally fluent.

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