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LEARNING OUTCOME

Having successfully completed this training session, as participants you will be able to: Define what is Politics of Teaching Discuss the education mission in Malaysia. Explain the impact of politics in Malaysian education system. Discuss the worlds best education system found in Finland. Identify ways how we can improve our education system in SAITO.

POLITICS OF TEACHING - DEFINITION

Political aspects of governance and decision making within educational systems and institutions, and political activities related to education in general.

EDUCATION MISSION IN MALAYSIA


Provide quality education for all. Transformation of education skill from memorising (what) to creative and innovative thinking ( how) To narrow the education gap between rural and urban areas. Develop human capital with holistic individual character. Strengthen the national unity through integration of all races and common values. Effective assessment and evaluation system less exam based and more on assessments during the year. Teacher quantity and quality and favorable promotion and welfare system . Joint research projects and sharing of innovation ideas between schools and institutions.

IMPACT OF POLITICS IN MALAYSIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM


Politics play a dominant role. Needs and interests of Malaysian politicians are catered first as against students and nation as a whole eg teaching of maths and science in English. Fear of Bahasa losing ground to English. Loss of a generation of competent students in English resulting in overtaking by other Asean countries. Dismal performance of the government in 2008 election is main reason why government gives way to political pressure. Tough decision making with sound explanation is the only way out for Malaysia to advance regionally and worldwide.

IMPACT OF POLITICS .CONTD


Primary schools less influence. Secondary schools and varsities political battle ground for government and opposition forces. Too many policy changes in education education system becomes fragmented and muddled impacts progress towards mission. Politics and education do not and should not mix if we want a first class knowledge based productive workforce. Whole purpose of education create pool of educated workforce, critical thinkers who can make wise decisions in life that benefits society and nation.

FINLANDS EDUCATION SYSTEM


Worlds best education system. No political interference in education system politicians believe that teachers play a major role in bringing forth skilled students for industry and nation. Teacherpreneurs class room experts who not only teach but are action researchers to reform their profession. The best 10-15% of cream students become teachers and are paid well for retention purpose. Industrial experience preferred .

FINLAND EDUCATION SYSTEM.


Part time study and distance learning encouraged with scholarship provided and bonded to improve personal development. Collaboration among teachers share experience , ideas and research to update their curriculum. Collaboration between teachers and parents update on progress of students. Take an interest in every student for teachers can touch eternity.

IMPROVEMENTS IN SAITO
Q IDENTIFY WAYS HOW WE CAN IMPROVE OUR TEACHING & LEARNING PROCESSES IN SAITO.
( GROUP DISCUSSION )

INPUTS FROM GROUP DISCUSSION


IDENTIFY WAYS HOW WE CAN IMPROVE OUR TEACHING & LEARNING PROCESSES IN SAITO ( 15/3/12)
DAVID &TEAM Increase verbal and written assessments. Utilization of visual and audio presentation. Show and tell demos. Relating to foreign examples to increase weightage in security. Industrial experience ( direct exposure). Sponsored courses for lecturers. Review on guidelines, procedures and documentation. Innovative student portal website ( LMS)

INPUTS FROM GROUP DISCUSSION


IDENTIFY WAYS HOW WE CAN IMPROVE OUR TEACHING & LEARNING PROCESSES IN SAITO ( 15/3/12) THANA & TEAM Encourage e-learning and face-to-face learning system. Provide training and seminars for lecturers expose them to new teaching methods. Improvisation and upgrading of MIP/LO. Collaboration in knowledge among lecturers. Avoid internal political issues lecturers/mangerial/marketing.

INPUTS FROM GROUP DISCUSSION


IDENTIFY WAYS HOW WE CAN IMPROVE OUR TEACHING & LEARNING PROCESS IN SAITO ( 15/3/12)
AINI & TEAM Improvement in learning process. Develop saito web portal. Encourage independent learning. Improve facilities in college. Improvement in teaching process. Include graphic and visual presentation. More skilled and trained lecturers. Active teaching and learning environment. Both will lead to realisation of Saito vision/mission of (a) Caring Environment (b) Enjoyable learning experience (c ) Industry as classroom (d) Plus2 competency.

IMPROVEMENT OF EDUCATION SYSTEM IN SAITO


Strong moral and welfare support from SAITO. Teachers should be sent for external courses and training so that they can learn new methods and best practices and let critical thinking replace spoon feeding. More collaboration with fellow teachers share experiences and ideas and update our teaching materials. More collaboration with parents keep check on students discipline and update on learning progress.

IMPROVEMENTS IN SAITO
More industrial exposure for students. DSM subjects practical library where students can apply their theory learnt in class. Collaboration between learning institutions - to share innovation, ideas and projects. Can hold quiz, tests or debates to expose students. Far vision with regard to curriculum since fast paced technology will pose a challenge to us. Vision -BEST DSM provider in Malaysia. Assessment should engage more in verbal/written assessments. More teamwork and less indulgence in politics.

QUOTES TO PONDER
A mediocre teacher A good teacher The superior teacher The great teacher TELLS EXPLAINS DEMONSTRATES INSPIRES

By William Arthur Ward

Teachers who inspire realize there will be rocks on the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones. It all depends on how we use them. By Karl Menninger