Philosophy of Malaysian Education
 

 

Name of Course Philosophy and Education in Malaysia
Course Code EDU 3101
Credit 3 (3+0)
Contact Hours 45 Hours
Medium of Instruction Bahasa Melayu/English Language
Prerequisite Nil
Semester First/Second

Learning Outcomes

1. Explain the historical development of the educational system in Malaysia
2. Evaluate the development of Islamic, Western and Eastern philosophy and implications towards the
    development of the National Philosophy of Education.
3. Explain curriculum development and the implementation of the Integrated Primary School Curriculum
    KBSR).
4. Practise and internalize the principles and needs of National Philosophy of Education (Falsafah  
    Pendidikan Kebangsaan
) and Philosophy of Teacher Education (Falsafah Pendidikan Guru) in the
    teaching service.
5. Appreciate teacher's struggles and noble efforts as well as accepting the work culture of a teacher as
    part of service to God.
Synopsis This course consists of the development of Islamic, Western and Eastern philosophy of education; historical development of the Malaysian education system, the National Philosophy of Education, the Integrated Primary School of Curriculum (KBSR) and contributions of teacher patrons in Malaysia.

Kursus ini merangkumi perkembangan falsafah pendidikan pendidikan Islam, Barat dam Timur serta sejarah perkembangan pendidikan di Malaysia; Falsafah Pendidikan Kebangsaan, Kurikulum Bersepadu Sekolah Rendah (KBSR) dan sumbangan tokoh-tokoh pendidik di Malaysia

 

Topic Content Hours
1

Development of the Education System in Malaysia

4
2

Basic Concepts of Philosophy and Philosophy of Education

  • Philosophy

  • Philosophy of Education

2
3

Islamic and Eastern Philosophy of Education

  • Islamic Philosophy of Education

  • Eastern Philosophy of Education

  • Implications towards educational development in Malaysia

5
4

Development of Western Philosophy of Education

  • Traditional (Perennialism and Essentialism)

  • Modern/Progressive (Progressivism, Reconstructivism and Existentialism)

  • Implications towards educational development in Malaysia

5
5

National Philosophy of Education and Philosophy of Teacher Education

 

5
6

Concept of Human Capital

Teacher's career as religious obligation:

  • Religious perspective

  • Perspectives of Philosophers

4
7 Struggles and Noble Efforts of Teacher Patrons
  • Western and Eastern re-owned educators
  • National teacher Patrons
    - Background of teacher patrons
    - Contributions
4
8 Teacher in Developing Human Character
  • Roles of teachers in the realization of the National Philosophy of Education and Philosophy of Teacher Education
6
9 Development and Implementation of Integrated Primary School Curriculum (KBSR)
  • Curriculum Development
    - Theories and Models of School Curriculum (KBSR)
    - Development of Integrated primary School Curriculum
  • Implementation of the Integrated Primary School Curriculum (KBSR)

 

10
 

Total

45
Assessment Course Work                              50%

Examination                               50%

Main References Abdul Rahman Arof & Zakaria Kasa. (1995). Falsafah dan Konsep Pendidikan (2nd Ed.). Shah Alam: Penerbit Fajar Bakti.

Barrow & Woods. (2006). An Introduction to Philosophy of Education. (4th Ed.). London:Routledge.

Nodding, N. (2006). Philosophy of Education. (2nd Ed.) Colorado;Westview Press.

Additional References Armstrong. D.G., Henson, K.T. & Salvage, T.V. (2001). Teaching Today: An Introduction to Education (6th Ed.). New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Dewey, J. (2005). Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education. New York: Cosimo Classics.

Mohd Yusuf Ahmad. (2002). Falsafah dan Sejarah Pendidikan Islam. Kuala Lumpur: Penerbit University Malaya.

Pusat Perkembangan Kurikulum. (2001). Falsafah Pendidikan Kebangsaan. Kuala Lumpur: Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia.

Pusat Perkembangan Kurikulum. (2001). Kurikulum Bersepadu Sekolah Rendah. Kuala Lumpur: Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia.

Suffean Hussin. (2004). Pendidikan di Malaysia: Sejarah, Sistem dan Falsafah (2nd Ed.). Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa Pustaka.

WInch, C. (1999). Key Concepts in the Philosophy of Education. London: Routledge.

 

 

Created on Nov 12, 2010 and edited last 04 February, 2011 by Pengendali@2006

 

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PHILOSOPHY OF MALAYSIAN EDUCATION

 

   

The Course

 

 

1

Philosophical Foundations

Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy of Education

Branches of Philosophy

Malaysian Philosophy Philosophies

 

 

2

Philosophical Foundations

Traditional and Modern Western Philosophies

Philosophies of Education

The Islamic Philosophy of Education

 

 

3

Historical Foundations of Malaysian Education

Malaysian Education Prior To Independence

Malaysian Education After Independence until 1970

Malaysian Education Prior To the NEW Primary School Curriculum (KBSR)

 

 

4

Primary Education In Malaysia

The New Primary School Curriculum (KBSR)/(KSSR)

The Malaysian Philosophy of Education

 

 

5

The New Secondary School Curriculum (KBSM)

The Lower Secondary School Curriculum

The Upper Secondary School Curriculum

 

 

6

Teacher Education in Malaysia

Teacher Education Philosophy

 

 

7

Malaysia Education System and Global Trends

Types of Reforms in the 1990ís

Restructuring the Education Ministry Organization

 

 

 

 

Created on Nov 12, 2010 and edited last 04 February, 2011 by Pengendali@2006