Review of the KBSR/KSSR English Language Syllabus – Philosophy and design of syllabus – Features of syllabus, components and organization of curriculums. KBSR HSP Year 6 by gelamkhovan in Types > Government & Politics. THE SYLLABUS The English language syllabus at the primary school level specifies. KBSR ENGLISH Educational Emphases SYLLABUS. STANDARD The English Language Curriculum for Primary Schools aims to equip pupils with.

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This event will be held at University of Nottingham Malaysia from 8. Also, the authorities concerned should come up with measures that would act as hurdle-breakers and incentives.

Since language is a tool for communication, language learning should also lay stress on this factor. There is also provision for individual, group and class work. Teacher provides clues, orally, regarding the identity of an animal that she has in mind, and calls on students to guess the name of the animal. Each group is to think of three animals, as well as devise some questions 10 to 12 that they can. Endnotes For purposes of convenience, the student will be referred to as “he” and the teacher as “she”.

He can be permitted to bring, or choose a text for reading, or determine topics for categorization, or select the animal, plant or insect that he wants to describe. She is expected to help them acquire problem-solving skills that can help them survive in society, and understand and relate to the environment which contains them.

She should, however, not forget his extremely short attention span. Participation is by invitation only. For instance, they may not be able to imagine themselves being able to use skill 5. However, a close scrutiny of the handbook Buku Panduan Khasand the Curriculum itself reveal that the following factors are stressed:. Ask students to name a few food-items, and list these on the board.

It is also an appropriate vehicle for skills integration across the stages of learning; language skills and sub-skills are integrated in a progression that reflects their use in natural contexts. Students within a group should take turns to ask and answer questions.

As far as possible, the learner should be allowed to assume a dominant participatory role in syllabhs learning process. Also, whenever possible, groups should comprise of mixed-ability students, with the “weaker” ones handling the less difficult tasks. There are, of course, the regular holiday courses, but, according to many of the teachers, these are still not adequate.


Parents should be educated on the aims, principles and procedures of the KBSR so that there can be more effective teacher-parent-pupil rapport.

The pupil can also be asked to make short notes on the major characteristics of each animal; these notes can later be used for teaching engliah skill of “describing an animal “.

The KBSR system forbids the practice of “streaming” or “setting’ students into classes, as it believes that no child should be made to feel inferior or superior to his peers.

There is, therefore, much duplication of work, not to mention ill-feeling among the teachers. Therefore, the KBSR teacher should exploit what is readily available – a syklabus innate curiosity, and his inclination for fun.

The class can be divided into groups of four or five. The idea can also be illustrated by using skill She is heavily loaded with administrative and co-curricular work in addition to her teaching duties. In order to carry out the above activities, students will have to use listening, speaking and writing skills.

Classroom activities should thus be contextualized so that they acquire greater authenticity, and meaning.

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Each group consisted of mixed ability students, but the teacher accommodated the weaker ones by giving them easier sentences to “unjumble”. They can read out their clues, and call upon a student of their choice to guess the animal that he has in mind. They could channel some of the administrative duties to clerical staff, and appoint separate teachers for co-curricular activities.

For example, in order to teach skill 5. However if another group guesses correctly, they get two marks.

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Despite this, many teachers rely heavily on workbooks because they lack both the time and expertise to create their own teaching materials. Since the KBSR has already scheduled a list of skills that should be learnt, the child can be allowed to determine, or originate the content.

The KBSR, however, assigns a completely different role to the classroom teacher, one that is less awesome, but much more demanding. Some such measures could be: The KBSR is rooted in sound educational theories, but it depends for its success to a very large extent, on a trained, dedicated and hard working teaching-force which needs massive support from the administrative and bureaucratic machinery that surrounds it.


The above are just a few of the problems that the KBSR teacher has to contend with while trying to cope with the heavy demands made by the new curriculum.

Points should be given. She is expected to facilitate the effective education of the child, i. The Syloabus Straits TimesJanuary 10, Comprehensive, in-service training should be provided for teachers, with special focus on the creation of activities for the KBSR. What has happened in reality however is that the KBSR has spawned a proliferation of a new order of materials – mainly workbooks, some readers, and a few texts and kits.

The planners of the KBSR had originally forbidden the use of textbooks in the classroom.

They are also taught basic counting, and the mathematical skills of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Children at primary level can seldom perceive the long-term benefits of learning a particular skill. Phase II strengthens and builds upon these basic skills: The game consists of 3 rounds. Activities in the Englisg classroom should thus be based on the realia, or genuine situations that would exist in the life of the learner.

The traditional educational system in this country has always seen the teacher as the central figure in the classroom – she is the dispenser of knowledge which she keeps in a vast storehouse within her.

There is no denying that the role of the KBSR teacher has become extremely challenging, especially in view of the fact that her change of role has received no bureaucratic recognition. Click HERE to register. This is mainly because of an impractical teacher-pupil ratio 1: Many still feel wary of treading confidently englidh the KBSR classroom.